The Seattle Partner Program Coordinator is responsible for providing high-quality, meaningful outdoor education experiences to community partner groups in the Seattle area. This position will coordinate and oversee Seattle Partner Programs, also known as the Seattle Mountain Workshop program, which strives to increase access to outdoor experiences for youth most impacted by educational and/or environmental injustice.

Key Responsibilities

Program Coordination (60%)
– Work with Seattle area partners to co-create custom programs
– Schedule and ensure staffing for all Seattle Partner Programs
– Maintain and strengthen existing partner relationships and develop new partnerships
– Contract with outside vendors and/or transportation vendors as needed
– Recruit, train, schedule, and mentor volunteers and staff in program delivery
– Develop and implement a recognition and reward program for Seattle Partner Program volunteers
– Develop age-appropriate curricula for Seattle Partner Programs that includes focus on recreation and conservation
– Develop and implement program evaluations to ensure Seattle Partner Programs are meeting The Mountaineers mission and community needs
– Update and maintain outward facing website and internal database for Seattle Partner Programs
– Support grant writing and reporting related to Seattle Partner Programs
– Ensure all programming is within the policies and guidelines for Mountaineers Youth Programs
– Work closely with their supervisor to plan and budget for Seattle Partner Programs

Program Delivery (40%)
– Instruct for Seattle Partner Programs, which will include occasional evenings and weekends, as well as offsite programs
– Instruct or otherwise support additional programs as needed, including offsite programs

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


- Experience training and mentoring other instructors
- Experience working directly with volunteers
- Proficiency in or willingness to learn basic climbing skills, including:
- Ability to sport lead climb to 5.7
- Ability to build and clean climbing anchors
- Ability to rappel
- Experience hiking, backpacking, and/or snowshoeing
- Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, virtual meeting, and calendaring applications
- Current First Aid & CPR certification

Required Skills:

- Experience in outdoor education and/or recreation programs
- Experience working with youth, including those furthest from justice
- Cultural humility and desire to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities, and economic background
- Strong organizational skills and attention to details
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
See job description for full list of required skills: https://ideali.st/6GENIh

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 16,000 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/s3/7515618/bc9a07b081fb