BOLD & GOLD Program
Seattle, Washington USA
The BOLD (Boys Outdoor Leadership Development) & GOLD (Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) Program is dedicated to inspiring courage and confidence in diverse groups of adolescent girls and boys through outdoor adventures. We run, primarily, single gender expeditions and each year we engage over 600 youth on 60-70 different backcountry trips ranging in length from 8 to 22 days in places like the North Cascades, Mt Rainier, Squamish, Smith Rocks and Olympic National Park. Activities include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, fishing, yoga, art, music, literature, backcountry cooking and goofing off. Our goal is to increase confidence, courage, emotional intelligence, wonder, and community awareness in participants. We believe these traits are the foundations of leadership and work to inspire participants to develop their own leadership style. We prepare young people, from middle school on, to be the next generation of leaders through multicultural experiential education in the natural world. Find out more at www.ymcaleadership.org
We are currently hiring Wilderness Instructors for this coming summer and programs are based out of Seattle, WA.
Primary responsibilities include:
Critical Success Factors and Qualifications:
BOLD & GOLD Qualifications (In Addition to the ones listed below):
Dates of Employment:
Summer programs operate from June 14th- September 5th. Instructors are contracted on a course-by-course basis including paid time for planning and debriefing. Opportunities exist for additional work based on interest and availability in beginning of May and continuing into late September. Must be available evenings and weekends. Full summer commitment is preferred, however instructors do not have to be available for all dates.
Salary Negotiable, $65- $115/day. Benefits with full summer commitment include a Y membership, access to pro-deals, and professional development opportunities.
Questions: Please contact Chris Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Closing Date: Open untl filled.
* Within 14 days of assuming duties.
Competencies for success at the Y:
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.