Mentor and teach youth outdoor environmental science education as an Outdoor Program Instructor (OPI). 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.

– Full time, seasonal, Feb. 7 – Nov. 15, 2022
– $95-105/day plus off-site housing and work day meals which is equivalent to $172.77/wk
– Benefits: paid time off, sick days, 403(b) retirement plan with 4% match
– Addl. pay for certifications or experience working with BIPOC students, lifeguard, science instruction, Wilderness First Aid, or First Responder
– +3% for bilingual fluency in Spanish
– Live and work in Northern California, Plumas National Forest
– Sierra Nevada Journeys a 501(c)(3) nonprofit doing good work
– Job location: Grizzly Creek Ranch, Portola, CA

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Teaching/Education


Experience working with youth

Required Skills:

- 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
- Willingness to be 30-feet off the ground on challenge course high elements
- Background check, and required immunizations

Preferred Skills:

- Fluency in Spanish or another second language
- Experience in science instruction – either in a formal outdoor setting or in a classroom setting
- Experience working with students from communities of BIPOC
- Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder Certification
- Current lifeguard certification or willingness to obtain certification before start date

About Sierra Nevada Journeys

Sierra Nevada Journeys is an outdoor science education nonprofit. Since 2006, we’ve helped more than 200,000 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 apply online.