YMCA of Greater Seattle

Logistics Coordinator

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 6 years ago(3/15/2016 3:13 PM)
# of Openings
YMCA at Cascade People's Center
Resident Camp
309 Pontius Ave N


Logistics Coordinator

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 for the position of Logistics Coordinator. This person is responsible for managing our logistical systems and support of our 60-70 wilderness based expeditions. Responsibilities include overseeing food, equipment, and transportation for the upcoming summer season.


Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring safety, quality, and organization of all logistical systems
  • Managing the organization, function, and availability of backpacking, camping, and rock climbing equipment, including backpacking equipment, clothing, gear, and technical equipment
  • Planning, purchasing, and organizing field appropriate and culturally appropriate meals
  • Manage a team of 4-6 logisticians who aid in the delivery of the program
  • Collaborating with staff to pack and prepare all field-going food and equipment


Critical Success Factors:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Professional experience working with outdoor equipment, including repair and maintenance
  • Experience planning and packing backcountry food for parties of 10 or more
  • Commitment to working with diverse groups
  • Ability to manage a strong cohesive team
  • Ability to create an fun, inclusive work environment
  • Administrative skills, including experience using MS Word and Excel
  • Knowing how to have fun!


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current W-EMT, WFR, WFA, or FA and CPR
  • Clear criminal background check.
  • Current WA State Food Handlers Permit.
  • WA state driver's license with safe driving record.


Dates of Employment: Mid May – Mid September, 2016.


Hours: average 40-50 hours a week, 5 days on, 2 days off


Compensation: Salary Negotiable, $70-$95 per day. Benefits include access to equipment, pro-deals, professional development opportunities and a YMCA membership.


Application Closing Date: until filled


Questions: Please contact Chris Hagen at chagen@seattleymca.org 


  1. 21 years of age or older.
  2. Current state approved first aid certification. *
  3. Current state approved CPR certification. *
  4. Current TB test by the Mantoux method. *
  5. Current HIV/AIDS training certification. *
  6. YMCA Child Abuse Prevention training certification. *
  7. Current YMCA Van Driver's certification. *
  8. Minimum 21 years old w/at least 3 years driving experience.
  9. Current Driver's License and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards:
    1. Maximum one minor violation.
    2. No speeding violation of more than 20mph over the limit.
  10. Thirty or more college quarter credits in early childhood education/child development, education, or possess an equivalent educational background in courses such as recreation, physical education, education, music, art, psychology, or social services preferred.
  11. Two years of experience or more working with teens in an organized setting.
  12. Experience in staff supervision.
  13. Experience in program planning and administration.
  14. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.
  15. Knowledge of developmental needs of teens; demonstrates an understanding of the needs of teens and the ability to evaluate their needs individually.
  16. Ability to plan, implement and oversee a variety of program activities.
  17. 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.

*       Within 14 days of assuming duties.


Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.
  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

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.


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