Full job description: https://www.bigcitymountaineers.org/careers/seattle_rpm

The Seattle Regional Program Manager (RPM) is responsible for all aspects of BCM programming based out of the Seattle/Tacoma region. This includes delivering high quality and mission focused day trips, overnights, and weeklong backcountry expeditions for youth affiliated with partnering youth agencies in the region. To see this realized, RPMs hire and support seasonal instructors, coordinate program logistics, collaborate with partner agencies, manage a regional budget and occasionally facilitate programs directly. RPMs are supported directly by and report to BCM’s National Program Director.

The Seattle RPM will work from a home office, and will need to be physically located in or near both the city and surrounding public lands where outdoor programming is held. RPMs can expect to travel regionally to meet with youth and partners, 3-5 times per year to the BCM headquarters in Colorado for professional development and national team meetings, and possibly to other regions to assist with pre-season instructor orientations.

More specifically, Regional Program Managers’ essential duties include:

Community Engagement

Program Design, Delivery, and Evaluation

Risk and Safety Management

Program Administration

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor


Personal and professional values consistent with BCM’s mission, values, and principles, including principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
High degree of motivation to increase access to the outdoors for youth from disinvested communities,
Unwavering belief in the power of nature-based experiences to help youth strengthen life skills and build community
Residence in or near Seattle/Tacoma
Prior professional experience working with youth from disinvested communities

About Big City Mountaineers

At Big City Mountaineers, we work alongside the transformative powers of nature to foster a lasting impact in the lives of youth from disinvested communities. BCM creates opportunities for 12 to 18 year-olds to connect with nature and realize their own sources of strength, resilience, confidence, serenity and joy by providing free, fully outfitted, and professionally led outdoor experiences. BCM’s programming culminates in a weeklong backcountry trip, which is often the first time the youth we serve experience the outdoors in such a way. The BCM experience enables youth to take on healthy and relevant challenges and cultivate a connection to themselves, their community, to nature, and to joy.

Application Instructions

Please submit a current resume and thoughtful cover letter detailing why you believe your experience, capacity, and passions align with BCM’s needs to [email protected]. Be sure to address the following: Your history and experience working with youth from disinvested communities Your personal and/or professional experience in the backcountry How your personal identity and/or lived experience plays a role in your motivation to do this work See our full role description on BCM's website for more