Job Description: Youth Programs Assistant Coordinator

Location: San Diego, CA

Schedule: 29 hrs/week; some evenings & weekends required

Reports to: Youth Programs Assistant Manager

Compensation: Hourly range $19.63 – $22.13

Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt

Benefits: 40 hours sick pay annually, retirement, internet stipend, & professional development sponsorship

Job Summary:
The Youth Programs Assistant Coordinator (YPAC) is responsible for the coordination & delivery of virtual & adventure based youth programs including coordinating, attending, & co-leading programs as well as coordinating trip details & program data entry for an Adventure Club and/or other partnering schools or agencies.

Essential Functions:
Ability to work in an open office setting & virtual platform in a collaborative team environment
Ability to actively engage & develop positive relationships with team members, youth participants, & external partners
Ability to facilitate outdoor recreational programs + trainings including day long, overnight, & wilderness travel

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff


Coordinate, develop & design youth program details such as participant recruitment, program communications, logistics & administration
Support & take lead on facilitating adventure based curriculum
Build & steward relationships with participants, program partners, & other stakeholders
Coach & supervise assigned Youth Programs Assistant for daily tasks
Support field staff development & growth
Support organizational initiatives (ie environmental education, advocacy, etc.)

Required Skills:

Required Qualifications:
Minimum of 18 years of age;
1+ years experience supporting outdoor based field programs or equivalent;
Ability to become competent in the instruction of at least one of Outdoor Outreach’s core activities (Surfing, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Snorkeling, Environmental Stewardship, Snowboarding, Camping/Backpacking);
Ability to obtain & maintain First Aid/CPR certifications, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and/or other field related

Preferred Skills:

Ability to obtain & maintain a California Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement within the first 90 days of employment preferred;
Successful completion of pre-employment background check, TB test, and drug screen. Criminal history record infractions will be considered on a case by case basis.
As a condition of employment, employees must, (a) provide written documentation demonstrating receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine or (b) obtain a religious or medical exemption as an accommodation.

About Outdoor Outreach

Founded in 1999, Outdoor Outreach (OO) is an energetic and innovative San Diego-based nonprofit organization that connects youth to the transformative power of the outdoors. We use outdoor recreation and education to promote youth leadership, health and wellness, civic engagement, and environmental conservation. The majority of our youth participants come from communities that do not have a strong connection to our region's parks, beaches, and open-space areas. Our vision is that youth everywhere will be inspired by the outdoors to play, learn, serve, and share.

Application Instructions

Please visit our website career's page to apply: https://www.outdooroutreach.org/getinvolved/careers/