The Wildlife Society

Outdoor Program Instructor

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Sierra Nevada Journeys
Portola, California, United States (on-site)
24 days ago


Mentor and teach youth outdoor environmental science education as an Outdoor Program Instructor (OPI). Be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community. Many of our students are denied access to high-quality STEM opportunities and come from schools and communities that face financial barriers. Make a difference by positively impacting youth by delivering culturally relevant camp-based programs for schools and community partners. 

- Full-time, seasonal, February - mid-November 2024
- $110-115/day plus off-site housing and work-day meals which is equivalent
- Benefits: paid time off, sick days, 403(b) retirement plan with 4% match
- Addl. pay for certifications or experience working with BIPOC students, lifeguard, science instruction, Wilderness First Aid, or First Responders.
- The option to earn+3% addl pay for bilingual fluency in Spanish or other languages that support our programs
- Live and work in Northern California, Plumas National Forest
- Sierra Nevada Journeys a 501(c)(3) nonprofit doing good work
- Job location: Grizzly Creek Ranch, Portola, CA

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  • Leadership experience or experience working with youth
  • Experience delivering culturally relevant camp-based programs for schools or community partners serving youth from under-resourced communities
  • Ability to work irregular hours and days including nights and weekends
  • Ability to live and work positively with other staff members
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Willingness to be 30-feet off the ground on challenge course high elements
  • Ability to pass background check, including both an online check and fingerprinting. We work with children and their safety is our utmost priority.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and hike over varying terrain and distances up to seven miles
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification, or willingness to obtain certification before the start date
  • All employees and volunteers are required to attest in writing they have up-to-date immunizations against the diseases required for public school attendance in the state in which they work 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70999783
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Portola, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Sierra Nevada Journeys
  • Position Title: Outdoor Program Instructor
  • Specialty: Conservation Education K-12/Public
  • Occupation: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $13.75 - $14.38 (Hourly Wage)

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