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2 Apr 2024

Other Outdoor Curriculum Manager

Glacier Peak Institute – Posted by GlacierPeakInstitute Darrington, Washington, United States

Job Description

Glacier Peak Institute (GPI) is a unique community-based outdoor leadership organization that offers immersive outdoor STEM and excursion programs that allow youth to tap their potential. Rural communities like Darrington are teeming with potential, while also facing compounding challenges—from natural disasters to historical underinvestment and lack of resources for youth education, recreation, and community health.
Through outdoor adventures and hands-on projects, youth develop creative thinking, problem solving, social and technical skills, and expand their environmental and local historical knowledge. By building relationships between rural and urban classrooms, GPI’s programs encourage connection and understanding, break cultural misconceptions and engage youth from across Western Washington as integral parts of their ecosystems. At GPI, we invest in the tools and experiences rural youth need to harness their full potential and directly contribute to the ecological and economic regeneration of their community. GPI became a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation in 2016.
This role is on-site at our Darrington, Washington office
GPI is currently seeking an Outdoor Curriculum Education Manager. You will lead the outdoor, ecosystem and natural resource based curriculum and education division of Glacier Peak Institute. This includes the logistical, promotional, coordination, development and teaching support for Glacier Peak Institute and WSU Snohomish County Extension educational programs, classes, workshops and events. You will also manage the curriculum in school STrEaMs programs.
What you will do:
Plan, coordinate and facilitate educational outdoor/wilderness opportunities for youth and staff focused on STEM, recreation, environmental education, workforce development and/or growth mindset.
Provide risk management specializing in the outdoors to maintain safety of participants and staff at all times during activities.
Develop curriculum, identify and assess learning outcomes related to programming
Develop interactive, physical real world situational training and lessons.
Monitor AmeriCorps members’ project delivery to ensure compliance with curriculum, AmeriCorps, and GPI administrative and programmatic checklists.
Understand and assist in compliance of the policies and standard operating procedures of Snohomish County, WSU and partners so that the public and staff receive quality services in a safe environment.
Review, and assist in evaluating and revising existing programming and policies.
Gather information, research, maintain time keeping and participant logs, check data, prepare reports, billings, and payments; maintain documentation, and provide administrative assistance on special projects.
Responsible for all equipment and vehicles for events.
Coordinate with partners and land management entities for programs, permission and fees.
Assist in grant writing and fundraising campaigns related to programs.
Attend outreach events and maintain social media accounts.
Train new volunteers and staff members as needed.
Basic Qualifications:
Must be 21 years of age or older
Bachelor’s degree or related experience plus 2-5 years’ experience working in/or related fields of education, outdoor recreation, youth/teen work or economic development.
Experience developing youth/teen educational curriculum
Valid driver’s license
Preferred experience

CPR certified
Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (or equivalent), Wilderness First Aid (WFA), CPR/First Aid, and/or Lifeguard Certification
Experience with and/or interest in natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest.

The compensation for this role is $65-80K per year Exempt, DOE

At the Glacier Peak Institute we consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, which may lead individual compensation to vary depending on job related qualifications, skills, and experience. All full time employees are eligible for benefits which include:

Medical, vision, dental, retirement 401(k) match, and a flexible schedule with an unlimited PTO plan

Glacier Peak Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at Glacier Peak Institute are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender status), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This Equal Employment Opportunity policy governs all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, selection, job assignment, promotions, transfers, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, access to benefits and training, and all other conditions and privileges of employment.

The Organization will provide reasonable accommodations as necessary and where required by law so long as the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship on the business. The Organization will also accommodate sincerely held religious beliefs of its employees to the extent the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship on the business. If you would like to request an accommodation, or have any questions about your rights and responsibilities, contact your Director of Special Initiatives. This policy is not intended to afford employees with any greater protections than those which exist under federal, state or local law.

Glacier Peak Institute strongly urges the reporting of all instances of discrimination and harassment, and prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination, harassment, or participates in an investigation of such a report. Glacier Peak Institute will take appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination, against any employee who violates this policy.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply at: Glacierpeakinstitute.org/work-with-us

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: Darrington, full-time, mountains, non profit, North Cascades, outdoor activities, outdoor education, Pacific Northwest, Washington, and youth education.

Job expires in 50 days.

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