YMCA of Greater Seattle

Challenge Course Facilitator

Job Locations US-WA-Snoqualmie
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/11/2023 12:36 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
Resident Camp
35018 SE Ridge Street
Minimum compensation
USD $20.50/Hr.


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We have a strong 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.


Tell me about this job!

Challenge Course Facilitators provide programming on Low and High Challenge Course elements, as well as many ground-based teambuilding initiatives at Y locations across King County. We are looking for applicants who have challenge course and facilitation experience, and who love helping people to push themselves and learn from their adventures. Applicants must be safety conscious and dedicated to using best practices at all times. Additional site-specific training and certification is required and provided.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire

Compensation: $20.50/hr


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.


What you'll be doing

  1. Plans and implements activities which may include specialized programming such as climbing, challenge course elements, belay systems, teambuilding, and group games.
  2. Pre/Post inspection of challenge courses, equipment and surrounding areas.
  3. Proactively report equipment and supply needs to management.
  4. Responsible for instructing, training and coaching individuals and groups to ensure physical, mental and emotional safety.
  5. Must be able to communicate instructions and information in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  6. Timely recordkeeping and reporting to management.
  7. Responsible for responding to all situations in a challenge course setting, including participant rescues.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Variable schedule, including weekdays, evenings, and weekends.



  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Have experience and knowledge of using specialized climbing and challenge course equipment.
  3. Previous successful experience engaging children and teens in group activities.


  • Current First Aid and CPR.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, post-secondary education in related field strongly preferred. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, age, 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.


At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 


Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 


Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values





Passion for Excellence


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.


All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


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