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After School & Summer Camp Coordinator

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The Mountaineers
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Seattle, WA
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Published 28 days ago

Who we are:

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Our 45 staff, divided between our program centers and our nonprofit publishing division, Mountaineers Books, and 2,500+ volunteers work together to achieve our mission to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

Visit mountaineers.org to learn more.

Position Overview

The After School & Summer Camp Coordinator is responsible for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for Youth Programs at The Mountaineers Seattle Branch. Specifically, this position will oversee After School Programs during the school year, and maintain Coordinator status during the summer--helping to facilitate day and/or overnight camp programming. Additionally, this position will work with the Youth Program Managers to orchestrate internal outdoor gear use and distribution. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee, organize, and support programmatic elements of after school programs such as group games, climbing instruction, and general curriculum, including:
  • Facilitating check in and check out
  • Running activities daily
  • Providing excellent customer service to after school families
  • Overseeing top rope sites on campus and supporting instructors in climbing facilitation
  • Oversee, organize, and support programmatic elements of camp, including:
  • Facilitating check in and check out
  • Orchestrating daily and weekly activities while providing outdoor instruction and risk management support 
  • Acting as mentor and point of contact for CITs and counselors throughout the summer 
  • Oversee, organize, and run programmatic elements of Mini Mountaineers program 
  • Provide leadership presence as the onsite staff member during program days
  • Create a positive, enthusiastic, supportive, professional environment for staff, volunteers, and youth.
  • Support staff and volunteers in program delivery and curriculum. 
  • Assist Associate Youth Programs Manager in developing after school programs, summer camp programs, staff trainings, activities, and educational curriculum.
  • Ensure The Mountaineers youth policies and procedures are followed and adhered to at all times. 
  • Ensure all supplies are ordered and ready for use during each program.
  • Coordinate the use of Gear Library equipment for internal youth programs with support from Associate Outreach Program Manager 

Requirements

  • Outdoor experience and passion for outdoor activities preferred.
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification or willingness to become certified. 
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.
  • Minimum age 21. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience teaching or leading youth in the outdoors.
  •  2+ years of camp, or comparable program, experience.
  • Familiarity with outdoor places in the Pacific Northwest. 
  • Experience with curriculum development and implementation.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to safely lead 5.7 sport climbs preferred. 
  • Wilderness First Responder certification preferred.

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Volunteerism, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We’re 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 considered, and as an organization that values equity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color, women, LG/BTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.

Work Environment 

This role is based in Seattle, WA at The Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park. After-School programs and Summer Camps are currently running in-person and will continue to do so while following state and Mountaineers reopening guidelines. As such, this position will remain 80-100% in-person throughout the year to support programs. The Mountaineers will provide a laptop for administrative work and, when necessary, remote access. 

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary.
  • Ability to lift/move 20 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds occasionally on program days.
  • On Summer or Break Camp Program Days:
  • Ability to stand 4 or more hours continuously
  • Ability to walk 4 or more hours continuously
  • Ability to work greater than a 10-hour day 

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.

Who we are:

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 10, 2021

Salary

This position is for a full-time, regular employee. Regular schedule will be 40 hours a week. Hours vary between weekdays, evenings, and occasional weekends. Starting pay range is $17-$19 per hour.

Benefits

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after three months. Additional benefits include:

  • Free Mountaineers membership
  • Maintenance of wilderness first aid certification status
  • Opportunities to advance your outdoor skills with two free Mountaineers courses per year
  • Two free tickets to most of our Mountaineers events
  • Access to our three ski-in, ski-out mountain lodges, and our four on-site climbing and bouldering walls
  • Bring your dog to work on Mondays and Fridays
  • Free parking for your bike or car, and an office located right on a bus line, with alternative transportation reimbursement
  • In-office shower for midday run, climbing session, or morning commute

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after three months…

Location

On-site
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, United States

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tailor Dolgin through the link below. The cover letter should address 1) what experience, skills, and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of The Mountaineers appeals to you (1 page max). 

Please apply here:

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6489749/The-Mountaineers-After-School-Summer-Camp-Coordinator

We are a dog friendly environment. We are unable to sponsor H1-B Visas at this time. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tailor Dolgin through the link below. The cover letter should address 1) what experience, skills, and personal characteristics…

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