Expedition Support Staff
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
As a member of our Expedition Support Staff your role is to work in collaboration with all the different facets of our program. You will work closely with our Logistics Coordinator and Course Directors to ensure that the instructors, and through them, the students, are provided with the necessary resources to be successful. This could be in the form of packing food, repairing equipment, driving, playing games with the youth, or consoling a homesick participant. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to work in the field for at least one week with experienced instructors. This is a great opportunity for folks without the hands on knowledge of working with youth in the outdoors to gain a better understanding and valuable experience in this field.
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Dates of Employment: June 9th – September 5th, 2016.
Hours: 30-40 hours a week, 5 days on, 2 days off
Compensation: Starting @ $65/Daily. Benefits include: access to equipment, pro-deals, professional development opportunities and a YMCA membership.
Application Closing Date: February 15th, 2016
Questions: Please contact Chris Hagen at email@example.com
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.