Program Instructor

Come join an organization that provides guests from all walks of life positive, adventurous, and educational experiences in the outdoors!
Job Description

The Program Instructor position is responsible for program delivery in all departments, including but not limited to; program development, group and member retention, recruitment, safety, training, community, relationships, interdepartmental communications and logistics as it relates to programmatic needs. Therefore, successful fulfillment of this position should be measured by the timely and maintained safety record surrounding program delivery and members, the continued positive feedback from evaluations, and achievement of department operating goals.


This position requires the ability to facilitate emergency procedures, communicate and train guests in risks and safety management and must have the ability to work with all ages and skill levels. The Program Specialist must be able to plan and conduct activities that reach group and participant development objectives.

Essential Functions
  • Developing awareness of the natural sciences through delivery of outdoor education programs.
  • Facilitating an appreciation of group decisions-making and problem-solving activities through structured socialization and actualization experiences.
  • Providing program excellence and a caring environment to ensure that guests have a rewarding and enjoyable        educational experience.
  • Ensuring that student and guests participate in safe outdoor recreational activities.
  • Maintaining and developing program areas and acting as support staff for; summer camps, SACC, kitchen, housekeeping, administration, and maintenance when needed.
  • Promoting the mission and philosophical goals through responsible actions and professional presence. 
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgment, and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change.

Required Certifications

Please submit a cover letter and three references. Private housing available and meals are provided when groups are on site.