Sierra Nevada Journeys, an environmental outdoor education nonprofit is hiring. Mentor and teach youth outdoor environmental science education as an Outdoor Program Instructor (OPI) at Grizzly Creek Ranch located in Plumas National Forest. Many of our students are denied access to high-quality STEM opportunities and come from schools and communities that face financial barriers. Make a difference by positively impacting youth by delivering culturally relevant camp-based programs for schools and community partners. OPIs earn $95-105/day plus off-site staff housing and work day meals (equivalent to $172.77/wk). Season runs from May 31 – August 6, 2022 and includes 3 paid days off, 3 sick days and 403(b) retirement plan with 4% match. An addl. 3% can be earned for bilingual fluency in Spanish. Addl. pay for certifications or experience working with BIPOC students, lifeguard, science instruction, Wilderness First Aid, or First Responders.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

• Leadership experience or experience working with youth
• Experience delivering culturally relevant camp-based programs for schools or community partners serving youth from under-resourced communities
• Ability to work irregular hours and days including nights and weekends
• Ability to live and work positively with other staff members
• Ability to take initiative, work independently, and maintain a positive attitude
• Willingness to be 30-feet off the ground on challenge course high elements

Preferred Skills:

Qualifications (cont):
• Ability to pass background check, including both an online check and fingerprinting. We work with children and their safety is our utmost priority.
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and hike over varying terrain and distances up to seven miles
• Current CPR and First Aid certification, or willingness to obtain certification before start date
• All employees and volunteers are required to attest in writing they have up-to-date immunizations against the diseases required for public s

About Sierra Nevada Journeys

Sierra Nevada Journeys is an outdoor science education nonprofit. Since 2006, we’ve helped more than 250,000 youth with our mission to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs to develop critical thinking skills and inspire outdoor stewardship. Sierra Nevada Journeys prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that active reflection, engagement, and commitment to these principles is crucial to creating a workplace that has diverse perspectives. We believe that environmental education and outdoor recreation should be accessible for all, and we are committed to prioritizing those in our community with the least access. We strive to build our workforce and programs around our ability to serve communities diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental ability, values and perspectives.

Application Instructions

Please visit sierranevadajourneys.org/jobs to find detailed job description and apply online through our jobs portal.