Outdoor Program Instructor
Sierra Nevada Journeys

Mentor and teach youth outdoor environmental science education as an Outdoor Program Instructor

There's no better place to camp & experience the beauty of four seasons than the Sierra Nevada mtns


Outdoor Program Instructor

Sierra Nevada Journeys
Portola, California
$105.00 / day
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (Feb 07, 2022)

Many of our students are denied access to high-quality STEM opportunities and come from schools and communities that face financial barriers. Make a difference by positively impacting youth by delivering culturally relevant camp-based programs for schools and community partners. We're hiring for several Outdoor Program Instructors (OPIs) for our Grizzly Creek Ranch location in Portola, CA.

When you join our team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community. Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion work at sierranevadajourneys.org/equity-and-inclusion.

  • Full time, seasonal, Feb. 7 – Nov. 15, 2022
  • $95-105/day plus off-site housing and workday meals which is equivalent to $172.77/wk
  • Benefits: paid time off, sick days, 403(b) retirement plan with 4% match
  • Addl. pay for certifications or experience working with BIPOC students, lifeguard, science instruction, Wilderness First Aid, or First Responder.
  • +3% for bilingual fluency in Spanish

Sierra Nevada Journeys’ camp is located in Northern California in the Plumas National Forest which is part of the Sierra Nevada mountains, just north of Lake Tahoe. Also, school-based programs occur out of our Reno, NV, and Sacramento, CA locations.

OPIs live off-site in homes in the nearby town of Portola, CA, with your fellow colleagues (included in your compensation package); you’ll have extensive BEETLES training – the unique research-based approach to teaching science by the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley.

Many of our instructors stay with us year after year as a testament to their overall quality of work and life with Sierra Nevada Journeys.

Visit sierranevadajourneys.org/jobs to read the job description and apply online. You’ll also find helpful information about what it is like working at Sierra Nevada Journeys and living in Northern California.

How to Apply

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