Y.E.T.I. provides access to outdoor recreation for youth in King County by mitigating financial, gender, and cultural barriers. Our programs foster a sense of belonging that develops the skills, confidence, and curiosity to thrive in the outdoors and in everyday life.
Y.E.T.I. is based in Normandy Park, WA, and mainly works with students in the Highline School District (Des Moines, Burien, SeaTac). Field Instructors for our programs work alongside community partners, volunteers, and other staff to facilitate outdoor experiences for young people. Strong candidates will have experience in youth-based outdoor programs, a passion for connecting young people to the natural world, the ability to build and maintain emotionally safe learning environments, experience working with diverse student groups, sound instructional skills, and a proven record of judgment and decision making.
Compensation: $22-26 per hour depending on experience
Hours: 12 hours per week over two weekdays. Opportunities to work more hours may be available during busy times
Schedule: See application
Create an emotionally safe space for students, volunteers, and staff
Build positive relationships with young people
Transport Students in Y.E.T.I. Vehicles to and from activities
Facilitate outdoor activities with youth in public parks
Support sound risk management
Experience delivering outdoor youth programs
Experience working with diverse student populations
Valid driver's license and experience driving a trailer/willing to learn to drive a trailer
Personal or professional experience with at least one of our core outdoor activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, or Camping
CPR and Wilderness First Aid training
Y.E.T.I. provides access to outdoor recreation for youth in King County by eliminating barriers to outdoor recreation, we ensure that the physical, emotional, and developmental benefits of time in nature can be experienced equitably by all. For more than a decade we have provided free outdoor clubs, weekend trips, and custom programs in public schools and for community partners in South King County. Our programs foster a sense of belonging that helps develop the skills, confidence, and curiosity to thrive in the outdoors and in everyday life.