After School Outdoor Educator



Gig Harbor, WA
United States

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Why Work for the Y?

The YMCA focuses on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods.

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!

As the After School Outdoor Educator you will provide mentorship, leadership, and instruction for students in Outdoor Environmental Education outreach programs. In this position, you will help plan and deliver a program for students, providing each participant with the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. 

In this position, you will be able to use your skills to:

  • Help create a safe and educational environment that fosters curiosity and appreciation for the natural world.
  • Assist with curriculum enhancement and development focusing on afterschool progressive environmental education.
  • Conduct and assist with other off-site programs, including slide shows for schools, cabin leader trainings, and marketing opportunities such as staffing a booth at a fair, as needed.

Are you a good fit?

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, or the Natural Sciences.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the field of outdoor and environmental education, and demonstrated ability to work with members and staff of all ages.
  • Positive attitude and previous experience with school aged children and diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of ecological concepts and camp activities.
  • Current Driver’s License, CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen certifications. Lifeguard certification preferred.
  • Complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on first day. Complete other online and in-person training as required.

Starting Wage: $18.00+ per hour, depending on qualifications

Hours:  Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Benefits: Full-Time employees are supported with competitive pay and great benefits working at the Y!

  • All YMCA employees receive 50% off YMCA Child Care
  • Free Family Membership
  • YMCA Program and Merchandise discounts (up to 50%)
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Paid Sick Leave + Extended Leave Plan
  • Training and Professional Education


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact