Position Description: The River Program Associate is a full-time seasonal position (May-September) based at the
ETC River Camp in Lotus, California. This position works with the Program Manager to ensure that program
communication and administrative duties are successful, while also assisting with program operations. Duties
include pre-trip and ongoing communication with participant groups, assisting the Program Manager in guide
scheduling, and various office work tasks as needed. The Program Associate also guides whitewater rafting trips
for diverse groups of participants. In addition, this position will support the Operations Manager in planning
weekly staff meetings, and supervision of interns. This is a residential position at the ETC River Camp in Lotus,

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Trip scheduling, communication, and outreach with participant groups, including pre-trip check-ins and
post-trip follow-up.
• Prepare trip paperwork for Trip Leaders, and ensure accurate data entry.
• Assist in River Program office maintenance and organization.
• Assist Operations Manager in the supervision of the River Program Field Internship, and in planning weekly
staff meetings.
• Support Volunteer Guides and Trip Leaders
• Assist with the scheduling of Volunteer and Staff guides on trips
• Act as a guide on one to three-day whitewater rafting trips for diverse groups of participants
• Assist in meal planning and food buy logistics
• Drive company vehicles and comply with Environmental Traveling Companions Driver’s Policies
• Assist Program Manager in continued program development
• Participate in program and self-evaluation at mid-season and end of season
• Other duties as assigned

• Start Date: Mid May 2021
• End Date: September 15, 2021
Commitment: 22 or 23 days per month, with 8 days off scheduled no later than the first day of the month
Reports To: River Program Manager

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Staff, Full Time, Support Staff, Water Skills


• Enthusiasm for sharing the outdoors with people of all abilities and backgrounds
• Well-organized, thoughtful and clear in communication
• Strong administrative skills (especially time-management, logistics, and problem-solving)
• Experience supervising staff and volunteers preferred
• Ability to work independently on multiple tasks with deadlines
• Experience guiding paddle rafts and oar rafts preferred
• Current CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications, WFR or WEMT preferr

About Environmental Traveling Companions

ETC is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that provides outdoor adventure and environmental education experiences for people of all abilities. ETC conducts Sea Kayak, Whitewater Rafting, and Cross Country Skiing trips for youth and adults from under-resourced backgrounds and people with disabilities as well as extended Youth Leadership Programs for disadvantaged youth.

Application Instructions

Criminal Background Check: Employment with ETC is contingent upon a criminal background check Motor Vehicle Record Check: Employment with ETC is contingent upon a motor vehicle record check Work & Living Location: River Program staff live on covered, open-air platforms at the ETC River Camp in Lotus, California To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume with three references via email to [email protected] with the subject line “2021 River Program Associate application”.