Associate Outreach Programs Manager

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Monday, July 12, 2021, 11:00pm



Seattle, WA
United States

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Who We Are

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Our 45 staff, divided between our program centers and our nonprofit publishing division, Mountaineers Books, and 3,000+ volunteers work together to achieve our mission to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

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Position Overview

The Associate Outreach Programs Manager is responsible for providing high-quality, meaningful outdoor education experiences to partner groups. This position will manage and facilitate the Mountain Workshop program and Gear Library, as well as any related outreach and training programs. This position strives to increase access to outdoor experiences for youth most impacted by educational and/or environmental injustice.

Success measures will include growth in outreach program capacity and variety, participant and partner organization satisfaction, volunteer satisfaction, growth and maintenance of Gear Library assets, and growth in annual equipment rentals.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management (60%)

  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Leadership & Operations to develop vision, design, and budget for Mountain Workshop and Gear Library programs
  • Recruit, develop, and manage program partnerships for participation in Mountain Workshops and Gear Library programs
  • Contract with outside vendors and/or transportation vendors as needed
  • Manage the daily operations of the Gear Library and associated trainings and programs
  • Develop and maintain systems for gear inventory, acquisition, and maintenance
  • Serve as primary liaison with the Outdoors Empowered Network
  • Recruit, train, schedule, and supervise volunteers and staff in program delivery
  • Develop and implement a recognition and reward program for outreach volunteers
  • Market programs within and outside of The Mountaineers community
  • Develop age-appropriate curricula for outreach programs that includes focus on recreation and conservation
  • Develop and implement program evaluations to ensure outreach programs are meeting The Mountaineers mission and community needs
  • Update and maintain outward facing website and internal database
  • Support grant writing and reporting
  • Ensure appropriate paperwork is completed and filed for groups, volunteers, youth, parents, Gear Library cardholders, and vendors
  • Ensure programming is within the models and guidelines for Mountaineers Youth Programs
  • Facilitate annual Snowshoe summit meetings

Program Delivery (40%)

  • Instruct for Mountain Workshop programs, which will include occasional evenings and weekends
  • Deliver Gear Library rentals and lead ongoing trainings

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in outdoor education
  • Experience working with youth, including those furthest from justice, and/or customer service experience
  • Experience training and supervising others
  • Experience working directly with volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written communication 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize tasks as needed
  • Proficient in basic climbing skills and a variety of outdoor pursuits, including:
  • Ability to sport lead climb to 5.7
  • Ability to build and clean climbing anchors
  • Ability to rappel
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification preferred
  • Cultural competency and desire to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.  

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Volunteerism, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues of varied experience and background. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are considered, and as an organization that values equity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.

Work Environment 

This role is based in Seattle, WA at The Mountaineers program center in Magnuson Park. Due to the pandemic, this position is currently about 50% remote (work from home) and we anticipate it will remain partially remote until Fall 2021. The Mountaineers will provide a laptop computer for remote access. 

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work and manage a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed. Frequent evening and weekend work is expected.
  • Ability to travel to offsite programs. Must have a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation.
  • Ability to lift/move 20 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally on program days.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to ten miles. Occasionally required to bend, squat, run, or climb as part of duties leading youth.


This position is for a full-time, exempt employee. Salary range is $42,000-$48,000 per year, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after three months. Additional benefits include:

  • Free Mountaineers membership
  • Opportunities to advance your outdoor skills with two free Mountaineers courses per year
  • Two free tickets to most of our Mountaineers events
  • Access to our three ski-in, ski-out mountain lodges, and our four on-site climbing and bouldering walls
  • Bring your dog to work on Mondays and Fridays
  • Free parking for your bike or car, and an office located right on a bus line, with alternative transportation reimbursement
  • In-office shower for midday run, climbing session, or morning commute


Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


How to Apply:

To apply, please submit cover letter (1 page max) and resume (2 page max) online at:

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