Yosemite Conservancy is seeking an Interim Outdoor Programs Coordinator to cover for several leaves of absence within the Outdoor Adventures team. This position is responsible for administrative support of the Outdoor and Custom Adventures program logistics. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the Director of Outdoor Programs to ensure the Conservancy’s programs are logistically sound and expertly implemented to deliver top level programming to the park’s visitors. This positions requires extensive knowledge of Yosemite and operating programming within the park.
Location: Remote position to Yosemite Gateway areas. Must live within a few hours of Yosemite. Office space in El Portal, CA.
Season: March-August 2023
Pay: $24-26/hour based on experience
Orchestrates program departures.
Orients all clients to suitable trips and shares park knowledge.
Designs customized outings, including program concept, guide assignments, and contracting.
Processes enrollments, sales, and related communications with participants.
Monitors liability release form submission and compliance with risk management procedures.
Communicates with naturalists in course preparation, distributes participant rosters, course itineraries, and medical forms.
Screens participants’ medical forms.
Administers participant evaluations and monitors courses for quality and safety.
Supports Outdoor Adventures program logistics with clients and naturalists in concert with Director of Outdoor Programs.
Assists in overseeing/managing complex staff schedules.
Develops partnerships with underserved groups in the Central Valley to offer enriching programs in park.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Support Staff, Teaching/Education


Valid Driver’s license.
High school diploma required/college degree preferred.
At least two years of related experience in outdoor program administration is preferred.
Outdoor program risk management experience.

Required Skills:

Ability to implement a range of complex outdoor programming logistics.
Strong working knowledge of Yosemite National Park trails and destinations.
Strong office administration, computer skills, and ability to work with new software and technology.
Able to prioritize and act quickly and thoughtfully on the myriad of logistical challenges that are endemic to working in Yosemite National Park.

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge of natural and cultural history of Yosemite and some guiding experience a plus.

About Yosemite Conservancy

We’re a nonprofit dedicated to preserving Yosemite’s resources and providing enriching visitor experiences in the park. Our philanthropic partnership with Yosemite goes back 99 years! With support from donors, we help visitors connect with Yosemite through adventures, volunteering and the arts, and we fund grants for high-priority projects, including restoration, educational programs and research.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF file to [email protected]

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