The Associate Outreach Programs Manager is responsible for providing high-quality, meaningful outdoor education experiences to partner groups. This position will manage and facilitate the Mountain Workshop program and Gear Library, as well as any related outreach and training programs. This position strives to increase access to outdoor experiences for youth most impacted by educational and/or environmental injustice.

Success measures will include growth in outreach program capacity and variety, participant and partner organization satisfaction, volunteer satisfaction, growth and maintenance of Gear Library assets, and growth in annual equipment rentals.

Key Responsibilities
Program Management (60%)
– Work closely with the Associate Director of Leadership & Operations to develop vision, design, and budget for Mountain Workshop and Gear Library programs
– Recruit, develop, and manage program partnerships for participation in Mountain Workshops and Gear Library programs
– Contract with outside vendors and/or transportation vendors as needed
– Manage the daily operations of the Gear Library and associated trainings and programs
– Develop and maintain systems for gear inventory, acquisition, and maintenance
– Serve as primary liaison with the Outdoors Empowered Network
– Recruit, train, schedule, and supervise volunteers and staff in program delivery
– Develop and implement a recognition and reward program for outreach volunteers
– Market programs within and outside of The Mountaineers community
– Develop age-appropriate curricula for outreach programs that includes focus on recreation and conservation
– Develop and implement program evaluations to ensure outreach programs are meeting The Mountaineers mission and community needs
– Update and maintain outward facing website and internal database
– Support grant writing and reporting
– Ensure appropriate paperwork is completed and filed for groups, volunteers, youth, parents, Gear Library cardholders, and vendors
– Ensure programming is within the models and guidelines for Mountaineers Youth Programs
– Facilitate annual Snowshoe summit meetings

Program Delivery (40%)
– Instruct for Mountain Workshop programs, which will include occasional evenings and weekends
– Deliver Gear Library rentals and lead ongoing trainings

This position is for a full-time, exempt employee. Salary range is $42,000-$48,000 per year, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after three months. Additional benefits listed in position description.

Full position description: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/856f6b9de92f4d4ca3c7f88fe70f4537-associate-outreach-programs-manager-the-mountaineers-seattle

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Experience in outdoor education
Experience working with youth, including those furthest from justice, and/or customer service experience
Experience training and supervising others
Experience working directly with volunteers
Proficient in basic climbing skills and a variety of outdoor pursuits, including:
Ability to sport lead climb to 5.7
Ability to build and clean climbing anchors
Ability to rappel
Current First Aid & CPR certification preferred

See full list in position description.

Required Skills:

Ability to work and manage a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed. Frequent evening and weekend work is expected.
Ability to travel to offsite programs. Must have a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation.
Ability to lift/move 20 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally on program days.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time and hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to ten miles. Occasionally required to bend, squat, run, or climb.

About The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Visit www.mountaineers.org to learn more.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter (1 page max) and resume (2 page max) online at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6396310/The-Mountaineers-Associate-Outreach-Programs-Manager