Youth Programs Coordinator

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Steamboat Springs, CO
United States

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Coordinates Yampatika’s youth environmental education programs including: Environmental Literacy Program, TENS, Montessori, Fire Education and Private Programs. Specifics include:

  • Scheduling programs with school districts and Yampatika Naturalists;
  • Developing new school partnerships for school and community programs to support program expansion;
  • Providing support to Naturalists teaching programs as well as maintaining and creating resources for school programs;
  • Ensuring that the programs meets the objectives of Yampatika’s mission as well as partner organizations.
  • Leading the maintenance of resources including safety equipment, teaching supplies, specimens, and library books
  • Maintaining and updating “Discovery Boxes”
  • Scheduling, tracking, and collaborating on evaluating and reporting on all school programs;
  • Coordinating with Program Director and evaluation staff to ensure quality program evaluation
  • Teaching and facilitating dynamic education programs for youth and stepping in to lead adult programming as needed;
  • Performing annual evaluation of programs with program staff

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assists in maintaining a clean, safe and user-friendly facility at Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch. This may include coordinating cleaning, snowplowing and service-learning days as well as other tasks as needed;
  • Assists with partner agreements and reporting;
  • Fields telephone calls and on-site inquiries related to all of Yampatika’s programs;
  • Assists with program registrations outside of school programs as needed;
  • Maintains accurate and transparent records and open communication;
  • Participates in staff trainings and meetings;
  • Miscellaneous duties as needed.


  • Passion for Yampatika’s mission and working with youth
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science/education, Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google based programs, and current technology
  • 2-5 years experience working with elementary schools
  • Strong background and experience in the field of environmental education
  • Knowledge of the Rocky Mountain ecology and geography a plus
  • Current driver’s license and ability to use personal vehicle to travel to programs locally and further distances.
  • Enthusiasm and sincere interest in environmental education
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes on short notice as well as willingness to accept new tasks
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion
  • Ability to work in small, busy office environment

How to Apply:

To apply send cover letter, resume, three references, and a sample lesson plan you created to:
Kellie Gorman, Program Director,

Position open until filled; first interviews to be scheduled the week of April 24, 2017

Start date is negociable for right candidate- goal to start in summer 2017 

Compensation Information:


  • Paid time off, accrued throughout work year
  • This is a salaried position, pay commensurate with experience
  • Professional development opportunities as they arise
  • Being part of a small, enthusiastic and passionate team dedicated to making a positive difference though environmental education!