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19 Jan 2022

Trek & Backpack Wilderness Course Director

YMCA BOLD & GOLD – Seattle – Posted by YBOLDGOLD Anywhere

Job Description

As a Course Director, you will be responsible for supervising one- and two-week wilderness-based expeditions. This includes managing the logistics, mentoring staff, and ensuring the safe and successful delivery of these programs. Course Directors work with instructors to plan curriculum for expeditions, provide on-call support to groups in the field, support evacuations, and ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of the BOLD & GOLD summer program.

What you’ll be doing

Directing of all aspects of wilderness courses including logistics, staff supervision, participants, risk management situations, and a positive group culture.
Oversee the safe delivery of wilderness courses- with an emphasis on multicultural leadership, ranging in length from 5 to 15 days.
Work within a leadership team to ensure all staff and students have the equipment, tools and knowledge needed to be successful.
Build strong rapport with participants and staff, foster positive group development, create structure, and draw learning from experiential activities
Train and mentor staff in how to:
Build emotionally and physically safe environments with groups of middle and high school participants
Help students build emotional intelligence and multicultural leadership skills through wilderness experience.
Be part of a leadership team that oversees the professional development of up to 75 paid staff and a small team of volunteers
Ensure both a physically and an emotionally safe environment.
Models cultural humility and celebrates diversity, effectively working with people of different identities, backgrounds, experiences, and abilities
Create values-forming experiences for adolescents.
Create an inclusive environment for youth in the outdoors.
Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Trek & Backpack. Job Tags: backpacking, climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, PNW, and youth work.

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