Climbing & Challenge is seeking a motivated, organized, and safety conscious Senior Program Director who shares our commitment to experiential education, youth development, community building, and cultural humility. The primary responsibilities of this role are organizational leadership of climbing and challenge course programs across all YMCA of Greater Seattle locations: including indoor rock climbing, artificial outdoor rock climbing, bouldering/traversing, low challenge courses, high challenge courses, zip lines, and ground-based teambuilding.

Climbing and Challenge is dedicated to connecting individuals and communities to themselves and others through shared recreational experiences at our various program locations at YMCA properties throughout King County and beyond. As a program of the Camping & Outdoor Leadership branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Climbing & Challenge offers year-round programming. The Challenge Program engages with schools, non-profits, corporations, and community-based organizations to design and implement transformative single day challenge course experiences throughout the year. Activities within the Challenge Program include icebreakers, teambuilding activities, low challenge course elements, high challenge course elements, portable challenge programs, and debriefing/reflection. The Climbing Program runs year-round for YMCA members and non-YMCA community members at our artificial climbing walls. Activities within the Climbing Program include free climbing hours for YMCA members, climbing classes, climbing clinics, group rentals, and belay classes.

Find out more at www.seattleymca.org/challenge or www.seattleymca.org/climb.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills, Full Time, Teaching/Education

About YMCA Outdoor Leadership

The Y's Outdoor Leadership team includes BOLD & GOLD, Climbing & Challenge, and YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC). BOLD & GOLD leads diverse groups of youth on 8-22 day wilderness expeditions to the wild places of the Pacific Northwest. Camp Keller and Camp Terry provide outdoor day camp, environmental education opportunities, and group rental spaces. Climbing & Challenge manages the seven facilities that provide outdoor rock climbing, team building, and challenge course experiences throughout King County. YESC is an innovative youth-led program that empowers students to take a hands-on role in creating a healthier environment in their schools, communities and region while nurturing a respect for diversity within the natural world.

Application Instructions

Apply at the YMCA of Greater Seattle careers page: https://external-seattleymca.icims.com/jobs/15820/senior-program-director%2c-climbing-%26-challenge/job