In support of the company mission, the goal of the Assistant Program Manager (APM) is to provide managerial and operational redundancy to the program, under the direction of the Program Manager (PM). On a day-to-day basis the APM handles many of the behind-the- scenes details to allow the PM to maintain a big picture focus. The APM is trained, and has managerial authority, to provide operational continuation of business in the PM’s planned or unplanned absence.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Attend regular meetings with supervisor to stay on the same page and monitor goals;
• Take bottom-line responsibility for smooth functioning of the operations in the PM’s
• Act in coordination with the PM to supervise all in-town and field staff;
• Address disciplinary and performance concerns as needed;
• Assist with new-hire trainings as directed;
• Set up guide briefing and paperwork packets;
• Conduct pre-trip briefings;
• Collect, approve, organize and submit trip/program expense forms;
• Review and approve payroll;
• Submit Overhead Expense Reports with Payroll Bi-Weekly;
• Continuous review of credit card and vehicle key inventory and track down missing
• Maintain stock lists and order as necessary to ensure food pantry, first aid, warehouse
and office supplies are stocked to Minimum Operating Standards;
• Restock/recharge first aid kits, epi kits, and comm device kits;
• Delegate work accordingly to warehouse assistants. Must personally accomplish all
chores regardless of warehouse assistant availability;
• Act as “Safety Officer” for the facility to ensure the following: ladder safety, Material
Safety Data Sheet availability and access, fire extinguisher inspections, proper chemical
storage, safety equipment availability, other OSHA compliance;
• Ensure gear repair occurs in a timely and efficient manner;
• Maintain t-shirt inventory and ordering as needed;
• Contribute to Annual Staff evaluations;
• Arrange for vehicle maintenance and repairs as needed;

Secondary Responsibilities:
• Field evacuations and shuttle driving;
• Ensure fleet assets meet Minimum Operating Standards, including performing
inspections and reporting problems to PM;
• Maintain system of communicating which vehicles are cleared for use in the field and which are not;
• Shadow or join trips that are unfamiliar in order to learn how to best run them as approved;
• Respond to sales inquiries as requested;
• Marketing and program development;
• Other duties and projects as assigned by the Program Manager;

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding


• Strong supervisory, facilitation, organization, written, and verbal communication skills;
• Proficiency with Google Drive apps, Microsoft Office and previous experience with a
CRM system;
• This position requires ability to frequently lift, push and pull weights up to fifty (50) lbs, as
well as frequent bending, stooping, and squatting over the course of a full work shift.
• Physical capability to meet company and DOT driving requirements & CPR/WFR
• Must pass a background check;

Preferred Skills:

This job is based in Olympia, WA and is full-time June - September. Possibility for part-time work outside of the full-time season depending on program needs. A willingness to maintain a flexible schedule and work weekends and/or holidays is necessary.
• Base Pay Rate: $17/hr
• Paid Sick Leave
• 401(k) and/or Roth 401(k) Retirement Savings Plans with vested employer contributions
• Company Established Pro Deals and Discounts
• Eligible for phone use reimbursement

About The Wildland Trekking Company

Wildland Trekking takes adults and families hiking into the world’s most beautiful and wild landscapes, and making sure every detail is carefully orchestrated to make our guest’s experience unforgettable. Guides bring our destinations to life through dialed-in logistics, wonderful meals, fascinating interpretation. Our backcountry and basecamp trips include off the beaten path itineraries, top-of-the-line gear and fantastic backcountry cooking; our inn-based tours feature hand-picked inns, hotels and lodges that put you right in the action; and our stock and porter supported trips offer a rare opportunity to explore the backcountry with light day packs.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Operations Director, Mikaela Ray, at [email protected]