The Clubs Youth Manager is responsible for the oversight, growth, and development of Mountaineers year round youth clubs programs; Mountaineers Adventure Club, Junior MAC, Explorers, Nomads, and Pathfinders. This position’s primary responsibilities are creating vision, goals, and strategies for Mountaineers club programming including but not limited to annual curriculum progression, budgeting, working with parents and club members throughout the year, and ensuring proper program delivery. This position also oversees the Youth and Family Hiking and Backpacking process for new volunteers. The incumbent also will co- run and manage monthly youth meetings. This position also oversees the avalanche and scrambling activity councils.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management
– Ensure proper planning and preparation for youth activities including:
– Volunteer and staff recruitment & scheduling
– Clubs program scheduling
– Training Modules
– Ordering of program materials
– Booking of outside vendors and transportation
– Proper communication with parents, club participants, and volunteers
– Development of annual Budget for programs with Associate Education Director
– Maintain accurate skill lists and progression for all members, ensuring participants have relevant skills to participate in activities.
– Ensure all trip and activity data is recorded and accurate in Salesforce

Program Development
– Responsible for vision, oversight, and growth of Year Round Clubs Programs
– Work with Associate Education Director to set and manage measurable goals for programs
– Manage introduction of new programs in line with strategic direction
– Ensure new and existing programs are in line with Mountaineers Standards.
– Empower and support parents to lead trips they are qualified to lead.

Program Support
– Participate in 10-25% of programs to provide support and oversight
– Provide program coverage where needed
– Provide hands-on support for new programming

Staff Development
– Train and supervise a full-time staff team of 2-3 and provide mid-year and annual performance reviews
– Ensure staff and volunteers maintain appropriate training and certifications
– Provide meaningful volunteer recognition and development as appropriate


This position is for a full-time, exempt employee. Salary range is $48,000-$65,000 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 outlined in full job listing.

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


- Minimum 3 years outdoor education experience, including leadership experience
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
- Experience training and supervising others
- Knowledge of basic climbing skills and a variety of outdoor pursuits

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Required Skills:

- Cultural competency and demonstrated ability to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds.
- Maintain confidential member and donor information.
- Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.

Preferred Skills:

- Knowledge of, desire to work with, and experience working with a variety of populations, including preschool through high school youth of varied abilities, diverse ethnicities and diverse socio-economic backgrounds
- Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills
- Demonstrated excellence in written communication
- Experience with curriculum development
- Experience working with adult volunteers

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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 15,000 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 as well. 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/s3/7098714/The-Mountaineers-Seattle-Clubs-Program-Manager