OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.
The Logistics Manager is responsible for assisting in the management of the systems that support our wilderness-based expeditions. The Logistics Manager works closely with the Operations Supervisor and Course Directors to ensure that instructors and participants are provided with the necessary resources to be successful and comfortable while on trip. Responsibilities include supervising logistics staff, overseeing food systems, and managing equipment for the BOLD & GOLD summer season.
BOLD & GOLD is dedicated to inspiring courage and confidence in diverse groups of youth through outdoor adventures. As a program of the Camping & Outdoor Leadership branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, BOLD & GOLD offers year-round partnership programs and summer expedition experiences. Partnership programs engage with schools, non-profits, and community-based organizations to design and implement transformative outdoor experiences. The summer expedition program runs single-gender and all-gender expeditions that engage youth through frontcountry and backcountry trips ranging in length from 5 to 15 days. BOLD & GOLD experiences take place in Mt Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, National Forests, Washington State Parks, and local green spaces. Activities include backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, snowshoeing, fishing, yoga, art, music, and literature. The goal of BOLD & GOLD is to increase confidence, courage, emotional intelligence, wonder, and community awareness in our participants. BOLD & GOLD believes these traits are the foundations of leadership and works to inspire participants to develop their own leadership style. BOLD & GOLD prepares young people to be the next generation of leaders through multicultural experiential education in the natural world.
Find out more at www.ymcaleadership.org.
WHAT YOU WILL GET WORKING AT BOLD & GOLD
• Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle.
• Free access to mental health resources.
• Rapidly accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire.
• Subsidized ORCA Transit Pass.
• Staff will be eligible for a stay bonus for completing their agreement.
Up to $500 Stay Bonus!
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.
1. Ensure safety, quality, and organization of all logistical systems for wilderness courses.
2. Manage the organization, function, and availability of all program equipment, including backpacking, camping, rock climbing and mountaineering technical equipment, clothing, etc.
3. Plan, purchase, and organize field appropriate and culturally appropriate meals.
4. Work within a leadership team to ensure all staff and students have the equipment, tools and knowledge needed to be successful.
5. Manage a team of 3-5 Logistics Coordinators who will aid in the delivery of the summer program.
6. Collaborate with staff to pack and prepare all field-going food and equipment.
7. Manage dietary needs for participants and staff ensuring individuals have equitable and appropriate options for allergies and dietary preferences.
8. Model cultural humility and celebrate diversity, effectively working with people of different identities, backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
9. Ensure both a physically and an emotionally safe and inclusive environment for youth and staff.
10. Other duties as assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BOLD & GOLD is based out of the Cascade People’s Center (CPC), located in Seattle, WA. BOLD & GOLD courses begin and end at the CPC. BOLD & GOLD programming takes place in remote wilderness locations (national park, national forest, state park land) across Washington State. The Logistics Manager role is primarily office based, aside from participation in staff training, driving, and other field-based support.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
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.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a seasonal exempt position and staff are paid a daily rate. Logistic Mangers will work approximately 40-50 hours per week on a Thursday-Monday schedule. Approximate schedule will be from May 24th– September 8th, 2023.
BOLD & GOLD employees must be able to commute to the Cascade People’s Center, 309 Pontius Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Parking is not available onsite, but there is public parking located around the building. The area is serviced by several public bus routes. All travel required for work will be done in YMCA vehicles. This is an Authorized Driver position, read more in the Position Requirements.
1. Experience managing wilderness trip logistics including food, equipment, and first aid supplies.
2. Experience working with outdoor equipment, including repair and maintenance.
3. Experience planning and packing backcountry food for parties of ten or more.
4. Ability to manage a strong cohesive team and create an inclusive environment for staff and youth.
5. Ability to role model compassionate and confident leadership.
6. High level of self-awareness and can work in a collaborative setting.
7. Commitment to working with diverse groups of youth and staff.
8. Possesses strong organizational skills, flexibility, and a problem-solving mentality.
9. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
10. Experience with Microsoft Office suit (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
11. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
12. Current WFA and CPR Certification*
13. Current Washington State Food Handlers Permit*
This position requires driving:
1. 21 years of age or older
2. Current Driver’s License with a minimum 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards
3. Maximum one minor violation
4. No speeding violation of more than 20mph over the limit
5. YMCA Pre-employment Drug Screening
6. BOLD & GOLD uses 14-passenger mini-buses to transport passengers and equipment to trailheads and campsites. This includes driving on interstates, city streets, and rural roads.
* Required by start date
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Current WFR or W-EMT
• Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
• Experience with anti-racism practices.
Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
This job description may be changed at any time, at YMCA of Greater Seattle’s discretion.
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YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
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