Overview

ETC is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that provides outdoor adventure and environmental education experiences for people of all abilities. ETC conducts one- to three-day 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 under-resourced youth.

The Program Associate is a seasonal 7- to 8-month position. The Program Associate is responsible for supervising and training volunteers and other seasonal staff, for leading sea kayak trips on San Francisco and Tomales Bays from one to five days in length, for developing and teaching environmental education curriculum, and for providing administrative support, such as pre- and post-trip communications, agency and volunteer outreach, and trip staffing.

The Program Associate works closely with the Sea Kayak Program Manager, Operations Manager, 1-3 seasonal Field Interns, and ETC’s volunteer Trip Leaders and Guides.

Duties & Responsibilities
• 60% Acting as Trip Leader on trips and trainings
• 40% Providing administrative and logistical support to the Sea Kayak Program Manager

The Program Associate will frequently guide trips from our Sausalito and Tomales Bay locations. Other work can be completed remotely or from ETC offices in Fort Mason with the expectation to work from the office 1-2 days per week.

Training
• Participation in ETC Trip Leader Training, February 25-26 in Tomales Bay and Sausalito
• Participation in ETC’s Sea Kayak Guide School, April 1-2 in Tomales Bay and April 14-17 in Sausalito/Angel Island. March 29, April 12, April 26 – Virtual Evening Sessions
• Participation in ETC’s Inclusion Training, May 20-21 in at ETC’s river camp, Coloma CA

Term & Commitment
• March/April through October/November (flexible start-end dates as long as candidate can attend the above trainings)
• 22 days per month. The Program Associate will be asked to work on weekday and weekend days and on overnight trips.
• Up to three weeks of unpaid time off can be scheduled during the season and should coincide with program needs

Compensation
• Monthly salary DOE starting at $3,000/month. If more or fewer than 22 days are worked in a month, pay will be pro-rated accordingly.
• Use of ETC sea kayak equipment for personal use (subject to ETC boat use policy)
• Access to ETC’s pro purchase programs with various outdoor equipment manufacturers

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Instruction and Guiding

Qualifications:

• 1+ year sea kayak guiding experience
• Previous experience in kayak trip leader role (managing a team of guides) highly desired
• Experience working with youth or people with disabilities a plus
• Reliable transportation to San Francisco, CA, Sausalito, CA, and Inverness, CA for office work and trips
• CPR and First Aid Certified, or willingness to get certified before starting the position (WFA/WFR strongly preferred)
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

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

Visit https://etctrips.org/join-our-team/ for full details. Email [email protected] to apply