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YMCA of Greater Seattle Camp Colman - Leadership Expeditions Instructor in Longbranch, Washington


Job Summary

The Camp Colman Expeditions Program inspires young people to be multi-cultural leaders through wilderness based expeditions. We are currently hiring Wilderness Instructors for this coming summer. As a Wilderness Instructor, you will be responsible for the physical and emotional safety of up to 10 students while engaging them in activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, and mountaineering in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


  1. Primary Responsibilities Include:

  2. Facilitate the learning of outdoor skills during our 5 day wilderness-based backpacking, rock climbing or mountaineering courses.

  3. Ensure both a physically and an emotionally safe environment.

  4. Create values-forming experiences for adolescents.

  5. Create an inclusive environment for youth in the outdoors. Critical Success Factors:

  6. Professional instructional experience in backpacking, rock climbing, and/or mountaineering

  7. Commitment to working with diverse groups

  8. Excellent judgment and decision making skills

  9. Strong group facilitation, communication, and conflict resolution skills

  10. Experience facilitating activities addressing issues facing adolescent females and/or males

  11. Experience making the transference of a wilderness experience relevant to the everyday lives of underserved youth

  12. Knowing how to have fun!


  1. 19 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first aid certification.

  3. Current state approved CPR certification.

  4. One or more years of college preferred.

  5. Current Wilderness First Responder strongly preferred. Documented knowledge of challenge courses and current safety standards and practices.

  6. Demonstrate working knowledge of belaying, rappelling, knots, and rescue techniques.

  7. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting.


  • Minimum 21 years old

  • Current Driver’s License with a minimum of 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.

  • Maximum of one minor violation.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment with career opportunities and enjoy the benefit of a YMCA membership.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (11/27/2019 2:19 PM)

ID 2019-9298

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 2

Location YMCA Camp Colman

Category Resident Camp

Address 20016 Bay Road KPS