Coordinator - Outdoor Camp Education - (Portland, OR)

Human Resources · Portland, Oregon
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Seasonal Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $745-$940 per week

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.


Job Summary

As a Coordinator, you act as a mentor for teams of Trackers Guides and youth during incredible outdoor adventures, showing kids why we care for and preserve the places we explore. You may embark on a wilderness survival trek, fish, kayak, rock climb, or co-create a story adventure with secret agents, wizards, or elves. You will collaborate with families and Trackers leadership to deliver the highest quality experience for campers. 


Responsibilities - Coordinators (all):

  • Manage, administer, and run the daily operations of a Trackers Fellowship or Bus Team
  • Communicate with guardians about needs, accomplishments, and expectations of campers
  • Anticipate and exceed the needs and expectations of Trackers Earth campers and families
  • Provide fun, engaging, and safe experiences for campers and co-workers
  • Follow all risk management and Trackers policies
  • Positively reinforce and redirect challenging behavior in alignment with policy
  • Model, teach, and maintain proper gear and tool usage, care, and organizational tidiness
  • Observe and document staff performance evaluations, executing development strategies
  • Communicate with families and colleagues in a timely and professional manner
  • Communicate and document safety and behavior incidents
  • Keep and safeguard confidential information
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibilities - Coordinator:

  • Lead a group of campers, teaching Trackers curriculum and theme-specific content
  • Supervise and manage Lead Guides and Interns in your Group
  • Provide immediate feedback to Lead Guides, Interns, and peers while in the field

Responsibilities - Coordinator C (with Class C CDL):

  • Lead a group of youth, teen or older campers, teaching Trackers curriculum and theme-specific content
  • Supervise and manage Lead Guides and Interns in your Group
  • Provide immediate feedback to Lead Guides, Interns, and peers while in the field
  • Drive 15 passenger with CDL Class C required—Trackers can help you get this certification

Responsibilities - Coordinator + (with Class B CDL):

  • Supervise, mentor, and evaluate up to five Coordinators with their Lead Guides and Interns
  • Drive school bus with CDL Class B required—Trackers can help you get this certification
  • Co-plan and organize curriculum with Team


Qualifications - Coordinators (all)

  • Completed Vaccinations for COVID-19 (verification required)
  • 1+ years (or 3 seasons) experience in outdoor education or 2+ years in general education
  • Experience with outdoor programs similar to Trackers and/or skills relevant to Trackers programs
  • Can exercise independent judgment that reflects Trackers policies and protocols, while managing campers and staff in remote locations with limited support
  • Can coordinate, adapt and plan for complex logistics, and be flexible in working with challenges
  • Possess grit, becoming more calm, creative, and proactive when challenged
  • Model professionalism while supporting campers, families, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Can stand, bend, squat, climb, lift (up to 50 lbs), hike on and off trail (up to 5 miles) per day 
  • Trackers will complete pre-employment criminal background & references checks 
  • Coordinators need the following certifications (or able to complete before starting):

Qualifications - Coordinators (with Class C CDL)

  • Trackers can assist you in getting this. Class C Commercial Drivers License (CDL) required for driving a van.

Qualifications - Coordinators (with Class B CDL)

  • 1+ season experience leading and managing adult teams, preferably in outdoor or educational settings.
    • Implementing systems and processes with a team of 2+ adult colleagues, with a commitment to organizational governance (incl. safety, risk management, and quality)
    • Implementing organizational frameworks, trainings, objectives, and values
    • Identifying, synthesizing, and communicating feedback to colleagues, leading to measurable, positive outcomes
    • Communicating effectively with customers, managing solution-oriented best practices
    • Working with large groups of youth while dividing them into smaller, self-directed teams
  • Trackers can assist you in getting this. Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) required for driving a Bus.
  • Supervises, mentors, and evaluates up to five Coordinators with their Lead Guides and Interns


Locations: SE Portland, NE Portland, Cedar Hills and Lake Oswego


2022 Salary

Day Camp

  • Coordinator: $745 per week
  • Coordinator with Class C CDL: $785 per week
  • Coordinator+ with Class B CDL: $940 per week


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
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
    Seasonal Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $745-$940 per week