BOLD & GOLD is seeking a motivated, organized, and flexible Partnership Program Director who shares our commitment to the outdoors, youth development, community building, and cultural humility. The primary responsibilities of this role are the implementation of single-day and overnight outdoor programs including backpacking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and snowshoeing.

What you’ll be doing

Oversee development and implementation of outdoor expedition programming.
Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and supervise assigned staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Provide development and leadership.
Compile program statistics and provide data and reports as required. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in program(s).
Provide leadership and support for branch management team, annual fundraising campaign, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community-based organizations, non-profits, and schools.
Develop, produce, and distribute program information necessary to promote programs, in accordance with marketing plans.
Ensure that risk management procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA, contract, accreditation, and all relevant regulations and other applicable standards.
Ensure high quality programs through innovative program development evaluations and ongoing training of staff.
Ensure upkeep of related facilities and equipment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Tagged as: Full Time


Bachelor’s degree in relevant program or equivalent education or experience.
Four years or more of related experience in outdoor program leadership with experience teaching and/or guiding outdoor programs.
One or more years of experience with staff and volunteer supervision, program development, and budget management.
Ability to visit sites and community organizations
Experience and knowledge with youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.

Required Skills:

Employees must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50lbs, safely travel over varied terrain (trails, tree roots, boulder/rock fields, shoreline, mud, snow, ice) up to 15 miles per day, be comfortable spending multiple days and/or weeks in a wilderness setting, communicate both verbally and non-verbally with other staff, volunteers, and participants. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Skills:

Ability to demonstrate strong organizational and management skills.
Commitment to extraordinary customer service with the ability to effectively resolve conflicts.
Strong outdoor technical skills in one or more of the following areas: backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, or snowshoeing.
Current W-EMT, WFR, or WFA and CPR.
Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suit (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).

About YMCA BOLD & GOLD - Seattle

BOLD & GOLD inspires courage, confidence, and multi-cultural leadership in diverse groups of young people ages 11-18 years old through wilderness experiences. The challenge and beauty of the outdoors comes together on our 1 to 3 week expeditions.

Our small groups (9/10 participants and 2/3 instructors) travel to some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Pacific Northwest to discover what they are capable of and build their community. Along the way we rock climb, backpack, paddle, and explore what multi-cultural leadership is while creating new friendships and lifelong memories. Your venue will be the wild and beautiful crystal clear alpine lakes of the North Cascades, the rugged beaches of the Olympic Coast, the rock walls of Squamish and Smith Rocks, or glistening snow slopes of Mount Baker. Our participants will return from their programs knowing that the confidence, strength and friendships they developed will help them meet any challenge on the trail, in the classroom,

Application Instructions

Apply online at: https://external-seattleymca.icims.com/jobs/13104/bold-%26-gold-partnership-program-director/job?mobile=false&width=1170&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420