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Summer Day Camp Coordinator

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The Mountaineers


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Published 21 days ago

June 8, 2020

Who we are:

The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With 14,000 members and branches from Olympia to Bellingham, The Mountaineers enjoys an outstanding reputation in its field of outdoor education and recreation. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are deeply committed to getting people outside to experience the power of the outdoors all while advocating for access and protection of recreational lands.

Campers ages 6-12 are invited to join The Mountaineers for a week-long summer camp packed with traditional camp games, songs and a heavy dose of outdoor adventure. Each week consists of rock climbing, outdoor skills, crafts, and swimming. Additionally, every week has a field trip, and/or outdoor adventures relating to the given theme, such as kayaking, hiking, climbing and rafting. As a summer camp staff, we will work hard, long days to provide a meaningful experience for each week of camp…and have a lot of fun doing it!

Position description:

The Summer Camp Program Coordinator is the inspirational staff leader, organizational guru, and jack of all trades to all things camp. They have the primary responsibility for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for summer camp. This includes being a leader to all camp staff and volunteers, enthusiastically facilitating large group programs and field trips, taking initiative to go above and beyond, and assisting the Camp Director in numerous aspects of camp.

What you will do:

  • Oversee, organize, and support programmatic elements of camp such as group programs, field trip days, waterfront activity, climbing instruction, and extended care.
  • Create a positive, enthusiastic, supportive, professional environment for staff, volunteers, and campers.
  • Train staff and volunteers in program delivery and curriculum.
  • Act as a mentor and point of contact person for staff and volunteers.
  • Act as the “face of camp” at all times, including facilitating check in and check out, running all-camp activities daily, running Friday Family Day, providing a leadership presence throughout the camp day, and providing excellent customer service to camp families.
  • Maintain schedule and check in with camp groups.
  • Provide outdoor instruction for campers (i.e. climbing, kayaking, hiking, swimming, etc.)
  • Assist Camp Director in developing all-camp programs, activities, and educational curriculum.
  • Ensure all supplies are ordered and ready for use each day.
  • Run extended care with volunteer staff either before camp (7:45-9:00am) or afterwards (4-5:30pm).
  • Stand in as Camp Director when Camp Director is absent.             

Who you are:

  • Positive, inspirational, enthusiastic, team player.
  • Experience working with youth in the outdoors.
  • Preferably 2+ years of camp experience.
  • Experience with curriculum development.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • College degree or working towards degree in applicable field.
  • Minimum age 21.
  • Climbing and belaying experience preferred.
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification.
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.
  • Must attend all of staff training and be available starting June 8 for prep work.

Compensation and benefits:

This position is for a full-time, seasonal employee. Regular schedule will be 40+ hours a week. Compensation ranges from $670-720/week, depending on experience. Benefits include membership to The Mountaineers.

To apply:

Please submit in a single document a resume and cover letter describing your experience and qualifications that translate to the requirements of this role of Program Coordinator to summercamp@mountaineers.org.

Priority will be given to applications submitted before March 3.


You must be able to pass a criminal background check to work within this position. Occasionally you will be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While you are performing the duties of this job, you will be required to stand for extended periods of time while leading youth, and must be able to hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to five miles. As a requirement of instructing youth programs you will be required to bend, squat, run, or climb.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers’ core values of adventure, advocacy, community, education, and volunteerism. We believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and are interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues of varied experience and background. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Our organization has a zero tolerance policy to any form of sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional abuse. Any employee or volunteer found in violation of this policy will be removed immediately and reported to proper authorities.  

Who we are:

The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary

How to Apply

Please submit in a single document a resume and cover letter describing your experience and qualifications that translate to the requirements of this role of Program Coordinator to summercamp@mountaineers.org.

Please submit in a single document a resume and cover letter describing your experience and qualifications that translate to the requirements of this role of Program…

Location

7700 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115

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