The Youth Day Camp & Clubs Coordinator is responsible for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for Youth Programs at The Mountaineers Seattle Branch. Specifically, this position will oversee the Pathfinders (ages 6-7) youth club program during the school year and maintain Coordinator status over the summer to facilitate Day Camp Programs. Additionally, this position will work with the youth camps team to support after-school and overnight camp programs throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning & Preparation
– Design and schedule day camp sessions, including off-site overnight camps and school break camps
– Facilitate online registration of programs annually
– Work collaboratively with youth education team to support volunteer and staff recruitment & scheduling
– Prepare schedules and training modules
– Facilitate daily pre-camp and post-camp staff/volunteer meetings
– Ensure supplies are ordered as needed
– Ensure outside vendors and/or transportation vendors are booked as needed

– Serve as first point of contact for all parent and youth communications
– Serve as point of contact for summer partner and vendor communications
– Serve as point of contact for staff communications through the summer season
– Ensure welcome packets are sent to all participants
– Collect & file all participant paperwork
– Collect & file all staff and volunteer paperwork
– Communicate frequently and clearly to members, staff, volunteers and parents through website, listserv, phone call, and email
– Maintain an accurate skills list for all members, ensuring that members have the relevant skills to participate in activities.
– Ensure all trip and activity data is recorded and accurate in Salesforce.

Program Delivery
– Co-facilitate staff & volunteer training with youth education team
– Coordinate set-up and take-down each day of summer camp
– Oversee and support seasonal camp team
– Act as the “face of camp” at all times, including
– Facilitating check-in and check-out
– Running all-camp activities with Program Coordinators
– Running daily assembly
– Providing a leadership presence throughout the camp day
– Serve as program floater during all summer camp programs
– Attend and lead evening clubs meetings (approximately 1-2 times monthly) and trips, which occur primarily on weekends
– Facilitate parent and volunteer engagement activities, including leadership training and outdoor skill training
– Develop annual progression of skills for new and returning clubs members
– Empower and support parents to lead trips they are qualified to lead
– Instruct occasionally in other Mountaineers Youth Programs (after-school, mountain workshops) throughout the year

This position is for a full time non-exempt employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Compensation is $20-22/hour, depending on experience. Hours vary between weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings.

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


- Knowledge, desire to, and experience working with a variety of populations, including preschool through high school youth of varied abilities, diverse ethnicities and diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
- Outdoor Education experience, especially in experiential education
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including 2-4 weekends/month
- Opportunity to safely lead sport climbs at a 5.6/5.7 level, build climbing anchors, and rappelling

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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.
- Ability to drive a 15-passenger van and maintain a clean driving record

Preferred Skills:

- Strong organization skills
- Positive attitude and ability to carry oneself in a professional manner to create positive experiences with community partner programs
- Self-motivated with ability to carry out projects independently and work within a team
- Familiarity with Google suite and Microsoft office software
- Understanding of the organizational structure and programs of The Mountaineers
- Current First Aid & CPR certification or willingness to obtain

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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/s3/7098824/The-Mountaineers-Youth-Day-Camp-Clubs-Coordinator