Supervisor - Outdoor Education - (Seattle-Kirkland)

Human Resources · Kirkland, Washington
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $52,000 per year

Trackers Earth is a youth organization that inspires kids to navigate real challenges. We believe they can truly contribute, developing the grit and character they need to thrive! Kids learn old-school outdoor skills: wilderness survival, farm craft, wild foraging, fishing, martial arts, boating, and more. All this in immersive camps and programs filled with epic story and adventure.


The Opportunity

Join us! Help us create the premier outdoor youth program locally and worldwide. Your role? A Trackers Supervisor is manager and mentor to hundreds of staff and thousands of students. Develop and oversee a Trackers Earth summer and break camp location, serving 4,500+ campers a year. Collaborate on and implement curriculum for in-depth school year mentoring programs, cultivating strong relationships with Trackers families as we build our community. Working with the region’s General Manager, be responsible for growth in quality and service of your operational site.


Grow Trackers

Trackers Earth serves over 20,000 students each year and is growing. The programs you help build teach leading-edge outdoor skills that cultivate competence, capability, and curiosity in the youth we serve. Your efforts help kids better contribute to their family, nature, and many generations beyond us.


As a Trackers Supervisor, you are key to engaging our Trackers For Life journey—a program that trains teens, parents, and seniors to be outdoor educators and Trackers staff. In this critical role, you help our community build our programs both as students and guides. Join a seasoned, dedicated, and expert team to move outdoor education toward its greater potential. Come guide kids to reclaim childhood and their connection to the wild!


Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Learn to teach, develop, and implement programs based on a range of the following skills: Forest Craft, Archery & Wilderness Survival, Farm Craft, Animal Care & Wild Plants, Mariners Craft, Fishing & Boating, Outdoor Adventure, Paddling & Rock Climbing, Woodworking, Ceramics, Blacksmithing & more!
  • Be a mentor, and remember what it’s like to be a kid.
  • Break Camp: Summer, Spring, Winter Oversee and manage a Trackers Earth summer and break camp location serving upwards to 4500 campers a year.
  • School Year: Plan for Summer, Spring and Winter programs. Mentor and teach in our Homeschool, Weekend Apprenticeship, or After School programs.
  • Recruit, assemble, train, manage, and evaluate Interns, Guides, and Coordinators.
  • Reinforce a culture of can-do attitude and positive, and solutions based collaboration.
  • Follow and enact all of Trackers policies and procedures for safety and quality.
  • Direct staff in proper usage, maintenance and storage of program gear.
  • Document matters of safety, quality, operations, staffing, and culture on a daily basis.


Qualifications:

  • Completed Vaccinations for COVID-19 (verification required)
  • 2+ years (or 4 seasons) experience leading and managing adult teams, preferably in outdoor or educational settings.
  • 2+ years (or 4 seasons) experience in outdoor skills or 3+ in general education.
  • Experience with summer camps similar to Trackers or skills relevant to Trackers programming.
  • Ability to exercise independent discretion and judgment that reflects critical thinking while managing campers and staff in remote locations with limited support.
  • Model professionalism while supporting campers, families, and colleagues.
  • Can stand, bend, squat, climb, lift (up to 50 lbs), hike on and off trail (up to 5 miles) per day.
  • Passing pre-employment criminal background & references checks.
  • Willingness to develop your own skills that apply to Trackers culture and goals.
  • Possess the following certifications (or able to complete before starting): CPR/First Aid/Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Food Handlers , Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect (OR & WA), State fishing license.
  • Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required. Trackers will assist you in getting this certification.


Location

Be able to report to any Seattle worksite (Kirkland or Redmond).



About Trackers


Since 2004, kids and extended families in all their forms have journeyed on adventures with Trackers Earth and our Guides. We share the Arts of Tracking through stewardship and enduring outdoor skills. We commit to developing opportunity by respecting the diverse cultures and values of every Guide, youth, and family serving with us. We endeavor to grow with families for the increased accessibility of these experiences. We define ourselves by an ever deeper kinship to the more than human world, multi-generational character, and the principles discovered and found in the quietest moments with the forest.


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  • Location
    Kirkland, Washington
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $52,000 per year