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Below you will find all of our open opportunities at this time, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. Most positions have a due-date for applications listed, however we also accept some applications on a rolling basis year-round. Those positions are designated below, and the applications are reviewed on an as-needed basis.  

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Volunteerism, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues of varied experience and background. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek to foster a culture of belonging for our staff, which includes a number of employee benefits.

Opportunities At The Mountaineers

DEvelopment Officer

The Mountaineers is seeking a relationship- and community-oriented Development Officer to lead and grow our individual giving fundraising programs with a strategic focus on major gifts. Joining a growing Community Engagement Team you’ll play a key role in achieving the organization’s $3M combined philanthropy ($2M) and  membership ($950K) goal. To help our team reach this shared goal, you will be responsible for soliciting major gifts, bequest commitments, and deepening donor engagement with The Mountaineers strategic priorities. Learn more and apply

SEasonal Opportunities At The Mountaineers

Residential Camp Program Instructor

The Residential Camp Program Instructor provides positive, valuable, and safe experiences for Mountaineers campers on residential trips. They are directly responsible for the daily supervision of the group and teaching a variety of outdoor skills and curriculum. They will prepare for each camp, including itinerary planning and gear organization, and cleaning up after each camp. The Residential Camp Program Instructor should excel at spreading stoke and inspiring confidence in outdoor settings through personal connection and group facilitation. They will work collaboratively with other camp staff to create an inclusive and welcoming camp environment. Mountaineers lodge camps run weekly from mid-June through mid-August at The Mountaineers Baker, Meany, and Stevens Lodges.  Learn more and apply.

Seattle Day Camp Program Instructor

Program Instructors play the most important role in supplying a positive, valuable, safe experience for Mountaineers summer campers. They are directly responsible for the daily supervision of a group of 8-12 campers ranging in age from 6-12. They design and teach varying outdoor curriculum, including first aid, navigation, and safe methods of recreating outdoors. They will work collaboratively with other camp staff and CITs to create an inclusive and engaging camp environment.  Learn more and apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart and soul of everything we do at The Mountaineers. Whether you’re interested to teach at a course, lead trips, help at events, support our stewardship efforts, or serve on a committee that orchestrates such activities, we have opportunities for you to pitch in and make a difference! Learn how to volunteer with us.

Branch Leadership

Help our programs continue to grow and thrive by contributing your skills and energy to a volunteer leadership role with one of our branches. These roles provide a great way to build your team leadership experience and resume. Find Leadership Opportunities.

Lead/Instruct Activities

The Mountaineers relies on skilled and passionate volunteers to pass their love and knowledge of the outdoors on to others. Inspiring others to love and protect the outdoors - and teaching them to do it safely and responsibly - is the heart of our mission and we invite you to be a part of it. Become an instructor/leader.

Employee Benefits

We seek to foster a culture of equity and belonging within our staff, which includes investments to professional development and building a healthy working environment. Additionally, full time employees are eligible for benefits including  medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. A 401(k) retirement plan is available after three months.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after three months. PTO benefit package for current staff and new hires as of Jan 1, 2024 include:

  • 15 paid days vacation in first year, with additional accrual based on tenure 
  • 4 paid volunteer days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave according to Seattle's Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

Additional benefits include:

  • Flexible working environment, with up to 40% remote work for most employees
  • Mountaineers Family membership, including member access to our three mountain lodges
  • Opportunities to advance your outdoor skills with $1,000 toward Mountaineers courses each year
  • Two free tickets to many  Mountaineers events
  • Free copy of each newly published Mountaineers Books title
  • Access to outdoor industry discounts (prodeals)
  • Four on-site climbing and bouldering walls
  • Bring your dog to work days
  • Free parking for your bike or car, and an office located right on a bus line, with alternative transportation reimbursement (up to $100 per month for full time employees)  
  • In-office shower for midday run, climbing session, or morning commute

about The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the wild areas and peaks in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With nearly 16,000 members and branches from Olympia to Bellingham, The Mountaineers enjoys an outstanding reputation in its field and in the community. Our dedicated staff, members, and volunteers are deeply committed to successfully accomplishing our mission. Each year 2,500 volunteers deliver outdoor skill courses to 2,500 students and lead  2,000+ recreational trips and courses. In addition, we advocate for access and protection of recreational lands. Last year we helped protect 30,000 acres of public land in Washington State. The organization has also published 500 outdoor recreation and conservation advocacy books. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people by helping them explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the wild lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Mountaineers program centers have staff of 57 employees and an annual operating budget of eleven million dollars, including Mountaineers Books. Please visit the other pages on our website for in-depth information about our organization, activities, programs, and mission.

Mountaineers Books is the nation's leading independent publisher of outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation books with more than 800 titles in print. The publishing division of The Mountaineers, Mountaineers Books has a professional publishing staff of 22 employees and is located in a combined office/warehouse on Harbor Island, near downtown Seattle, Washington.

Disclaimer: The above information for all open positions above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the particular classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the particular job.