We're Hiring! Join The Mountaineers Staff Team

A small team of dedicated staff support our volunteer leaders in helping all people confidently enjoy and protect the outdoor experience. We're currently hiring full time, part time, and seasonal roles in Olympia, Seattle and Tacoma. If you have experience in finance, grant writing, events, partnerships, development, or working with youth, we want to hear from you!
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
April 28, 2022

The Mountaineers is a 15,000 person community of outdoor enthusiasts powered by a coalition of volunteers. Behind the curtain of that volunteer magic sits a small team of dedicated staff. We're hiring, and we invite you to join us!

Our staff serve in administrative and educational roles to support a community of volunteers  to connect people to the outdoors and each other. Our members have the opportunity to engage in transformative outdoor experiences, and that magic translates to our work culture. Every day is different and offers opportunities to make a difference in a new way. 

You'll love working here because you'll join a tenured team invested in your growth and success. You’ll be supported through the initial onboarding and with ongoing on-the-job learning, and will have the opportunity to identify and spend time working on projects that are of the most interest to you. 

You'll also love working here because we hire smart, collaborative people who are passionate about the outdoors. Your colleagues will be people you love working with to creatively solve problems, and who you’ll want to adventure with on the weekends. In fact - you may already be adventuring with our staff! You'll often find team members  volunteering to lead trips and learning new skills by taking courses across our branches (a free perk of working here). 

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to our focus on equity and belonging, and helps our colleagues see how their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We can only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we currently serve, and wish to serve. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of work. We're looking for a diversity of experience and skills combined with passion for the outdoors, whether you consider yourself a novice or an expert. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Full Time OPPORTUNITIES

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

The Director of Finance and Administration will manage operational planning and budgeting; the finance, accounting, and human resources functions; and will work collaboratively with the other directors in education, membership & communications, development, conservation, and our books division. They will play a key role in risk management, ensuring The Mountaineers operates in a legally compliant manner and with high ethical standards to uphold the strong reputation and historical legacy of the organization. The Director of Finance and Administration is one of the top leadership roles in The Mountaineers. They lead the financial, operational, and strategic planning activities needed to ensure long term success and healthy day-to-day operations of The Mountaineers organization.  Learn more and Apply.

DONOR EVENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Our Donor Events and Partnerships Manager will be a creative and collaborative project manager who will help build a strong culture of philanthropy at The Mountaineers. Reporting to the Development Director, this dynamic position on The Mountaineers development team plays a key role in achieving the organization’s annual $1.4M+ fundraising goal. Working closely with staff across The Mountaineers and Mountaineers Books, the Board of Directors, and external partners, the Donor Events and Partnerships Manager implements a broad suite of fundraising and stewardship strategies that deepen donor engagement with The Mountaineers programs and priorities. While all positions on the Development team work closely together on numerous projects and priorities, the Donor Event and Partnership Manager’s primary focus areas are the annual Gala, donor events, and corporate partnerships. Learn more and Apply.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF GRANTS

Mountaineers Books seeks an experienced Associate Director of Grants to expand our fundraising efforts beyond the current focus on individual conservation titles to a more comprehensive approach that will support our entire list of mission-driven publications. Over the past three years, Mountaineers Books has seen strong growth in book sales and distribution client sales. We view philanthropy as the third component of a successful and diversified growth strategy, with foundation and government grants as the most direct path to that goal. Learn more and Apply.

part-Time OPPORTUNITIES 

SEATTLE FACILITY ASSOCIATE

The Mountaineers is always searching for part-time Facility Associates to support our community of outdoor enthusiasts and event rental clients. The Facility Associate performs a range of building maintenance and event support tasks, including general and preventative cleaning and maintenance, room set up, and customer service. This position reports directly to the Facilities Manager. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and Apply.

SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES

OLYMPIA SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR 

Counselors play the most important role in supplying a positive, valuable, safe experience for Mountaineer summer campers. They are directly responsible for the daily supervision of a group of 8-10 campers ranging in age from 5-14. They teach varying outdoor curriculum, including first aid, navigation, shelters, outdoor cooking, and safe methods of recreating outdoors. They will lead groups on hikes and beach explorations each week and work collaboratively with other camp staff and volunteers to create an inclusive, enthusiastic, and welcoming camp environment. Learn more and Apply.

SEATTLE DAY CAMP COUNSELOR

Camp Counselors 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. Camp Counselors create an enthusiastic and welcoming environment for their group of campers and have seemingly limitless amounts of energy.  Learn more and Apply.

SEATTLE DAY CAMP COORDINATOR

The Summer Camp Program Coordinator is the inspirational staff leader, organizational mastermind, and purveyor of all things camp. They are primarily responsible for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for Mountaineers day camps. They will work collaboratively other camp staff to create an inclusive and welcoming camp environment. This includes being a leader to all camp staff and volunteers, enthusiastically facilitating large group programs and field trips, taking initiative to go above and beyond, and assisting the Camp Director in numerous aspects of camp. Learn more and Apply.

SEATTLE MOUNTAIN WORKSHOP YOUTH SUMMER INSTRUCTOR

This position is responsible for providing excellent program instruction for our Mountaineers youth programs. Program Instructors will primarily instruct with Mountain Workshops, but may also assist with other youth programs or in the Gear Library. Mountain Workshops are single-day or multi-day partner programs designed to expose youth to basic outdoor skills. The curriculum is designed to match the goals of the visiting group and impart on the youth participants a desire to explore and conserve the outdoors. Mountain Workshops happen during the workweek, early evenings, and weekends. Learn more and Apply.

SEATTLE YOUTH CLUBS PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

The Youth Clubs Program Instructor is responsible for providing excellent program leadership for our Mountaineers youth clubs. Program Instructors will work with the youth clubs members on their outdoor trips (Pathfinders, Nomads, Explorers, & Junior MAC). The youth clubs are year-round programs for youth designed to introduce the participants to a variety of outdoor activities and skills including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, and others. Most of the youth club trips take place on the weekends. The Program Instructor will be the primary leader of the trips they are assigned and will be supported by other adult chaperones and/or volunteers. Learn more and Apply.

TACOMA SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR 

Counselors play the most important role in supplying a positive, valuable, safe experience for Mountaineer summer campers. They are directly responsible for the daily supervision of a group of 8-10 campers ranging in age from 6-14. They teach varying outdoor curriculum, including climbing, first aid, navigation, and safe methods of recreating outdoors. They will work collaboratively with other camp staff to create an inclusive, enthusiastic, and welcoming camp environment.  Learn more and Apply.

Main image from our Global Adventures trip to Iceland. Photo by Cheryl Talbert.