Full-time Residential Programs Coordinator

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Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00am



United States

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We are seeking a Residential Programs Coordinator with experience delivering and organizing outdoor school programs and summer camps. The Residential Programs Coordinator must be a highly organized professional who can effectively facilitate incredible weekly programs while managing the program instructors and supporting staff.

The Programs Coordinator will be responsible for program preparation, coordination and facilitation of daily activities and maintaining a supportive and collaborative work environment with Residential Outdoor Science Instructors, summer counselors and SNJ operations staff. The Programs Coordinator will also be directly responsible for training, managing, and evaluating the Outdoor Science Instructors throughout the year. During the fall/spring the Programs Coordinator will primarily focus on outdoor science school programs. During the weekends and summers, the Programs Coordinator will manage delivery of special needs, leadership development, and traditional summer camp programs. The Residential Program Coordinator will foster a culture of balanced outdoor educational/recreational activity in program delivery. During the winter, the Programs Coordinator will deliver limited programming, often as a direct instructor as our seasonal programs instructors roll off contract. During this ‘down-time’, the Programs Coordinator will be primarily focused on projects improving curriculum, training, hiring and operations. 


  • Hire and train staff to ensure high quality program delivery
  • Manage delivery of high quality residential STEM education programs
  • Manage delivery of community programs (special needs, leadership development)
  • Work with teachers or group leaders to ensure residential programs run smoothly
  • Coordinate logistics with incoming program contact before arrival, lead SNJ staff prep and debrief meetings, and visit school and group leaders to discuss programming
  • Actively be on site while programs are in session
  • Ensure all programs are safe and meet local, State and American Camp Association requirements
  • Management and evaluation of residential program staff, empowering them to excel
  • Facilitate staff trainings/weekly meetings/professional development
  • Work with Campus Operations Manager for facility needs (housekeeping, maintenance and food service)


  • A passion for working with students and making a difference through education
  • 1-3 years’ experience managing staff and overseeing camp programs
  • Bachelors in related field or equivalent life experience
  • Be proactive and organized
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be accountable to deliverables
  • The ability to take the initiative, think entrepreneurially, and work independently
  • Experience developing curriculum and training new instructors / teachers
  • Ability to pass background check
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and hike up to seven miles
  • Current Red Cross First Aid & CPR
  • MUST have a positive “can do” attitude


  • Live, work, explore and recreate in beautiful Plumas County
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Innovative company focused on improving outdoor education delivery
  • Competitive Salary (depends on experience)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • Professional development towards outdoor education leadership or classroom teaching goals
  • We support our staff to reach their highest height through references, letters of recommendation, and introductions to new opportunities


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How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to jobs@sierranevadajourneys.org. In the subject line of your email please include “Coordinator” and your last name. 


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Marilynn Cebe

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