Come join our team! We are on a mission to inspire, engage and empower disadvantaged and underprivileged youth through leadership development, life skills, and outdoor activities. Youth Odyssey is seeking a dedicated individual to manage and expand our programming. This is a challenging position that requires a high passion, great management skills, and a strong work ethic to run our program department and serve our community.

Full Time

Benefits Include: Paid Medical/Dental/Vision after 90 days, Paid Time Off, Pro Deals on Outdoor Gear

Compensation: Starts at $35,000.00 Annual Salary (based on experience and qualifications), raise can be offered after introductory period, based on performance

Job Responsibilities:
-Reports to Executive Director
-Manages and promotes programs
-Curriculum Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
-Holds weekly program staff meetings
-Direct supervision over program team
-Creates and manages schedule for program team
-Trains and attends all programs for new facilitators until cleared
-Oversee program responsibilities and secondary facilitator responsibilities
-Regular professional development sessions one-on-one for team
-Provides support, training, and personnel evaluations for program team
-Facilitates all levels of programming as needed
-Communicate with partner organizations for programs
-School Districts, Housing sites, Recreation Centers, Nonprofits, and more
-Prepares monthly and yearly program reports
-Prepares program grant reports as needed

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Development, Full Time, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Must have a bachelors degree in related field or experience leading back country trips
Must have excellent time management and organizational skills
Must have experience leading a team for more than a year
Must have a desire for continued professional development

Required Skills:

Experience managing a team
Experience in outdoor recreation and youth programming
Current Driver's License and able to pass a background check
Current CPR/First Aid at a minimum
Passion to work with youth ages 10-17 outdoors

Preferred Skills:

Program Development and Evaluation
Curriculum Development and Enhancement
Wilderness First Aid or First Responder Certification
ACCT Level 1 Certification
Experience facilitating: Canoeing, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Camping

About Youth Odyssey, Inc.

Founded in 1997, we are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit based in Corpus Christi, TX, teaching basic life skills through outdoor adventure (camping, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, ropes courses and so much more)

Vision Statement
We strive to uncover the buried potential within youth who have not yet discovered it in themselves. In doing so, disadvantaged and underprivileged youth become productive and contributing members of society.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to inspire, engage and empower disadvantaged and underprivileged youth through leadership development, life skills, and outdoor activities.

Our overall goal is to effect social change in disadvantaged and underprivileged youth ages 10-17, by providing programming that increases their resilience attributes and decreases risk factors such as gang violence, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and highschool dropouts through appealing, healthy adventure challenges.

Application Instructions

Interested Applicants: Email Resume and References (2 professional) to: Becky Meyer at [email protected]