The Associate Volunteer Development Manager supports The Mountaineers volunteer base of 3,000+ volunteer leaders, instructors, committee members, and branch council members. Reporting to the Associate Director of Leadership & Operations, this position is responsible for the execution of our org-wide leadership development program and volunteer recognition programs, as well as all related monthly and annual communications, for both adult and youth programs. Working closely with a mix of staff, key volunteers, and external partners, the Associate Volunteer Development Manager collaborates to provide high-quality, impactful programming for Mountaineers volunteers.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


Experience in program and/or event planning, oversight, and evaluation.
Experience in writing a variety of online communications, or a comparable position with demonstrated success in these areas.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize tasks as needed.
Experience working directly with volunteers.
Desire to spend time outdoors and learn new outdoor activities.

Required Skills:

Ability to work and manage a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed. Frequent evening work is expected.
Ability to travel to meet with branches throughout the Puget Sound region. Must have a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation.
Ability to lift/move 20 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds occasionally on event days.
Ability to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, sea kayaking, skiing, and/or climbing.

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

For full position description and to apply, please visit: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/ed604a722c984d89b51af6c7d89d6b50-associate-volunteer-development-manager-the-mountaineers-seattle