Hiring Program Associate & Outreach Coordinator – Bay Area Wilderness Training – Apply by November 30, 2016

 

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I am pleased to announce that in January we will be adding two new members to our team.  We are hiring a part-time program associate to help us open our newest gear library in San Francisco at June Jordan School for Equity, and a full-timeoutreach coordinator to lead our expansion and growth in the South Bay.

Please help us get the word out about these two opportunities.  The application period will be open for both positions until November 30th, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Organization Summary:

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is a project of the Earth Island Institute and an environmental justice organization which seeks to create opportunities for youth from around the Bay Area to experience wilderness first hand. We believe that youth, once exposed to nature, have a broadened sense of themselves, each other, and the world around them.

BAWT plays a key role in providing access to the outdoors for over 8,400 youth each year. Over 85% of youth gaining access to the outdoors through BAWT supported trips are youth of color and 74% are low-income. BAWT seeks to build a strong and talented team with the skills and experience to serve the diverse needs of our clients and communities. BAWT is an equal opportunity employer and women, people of color, people raised poor, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their unique skills and attributes.


Outreach Coordinator

Position Summary:

Outreach Coordinator will report to BAWT’s Program Director and will lead outreach and support operations primarily in the South Bay region. The highest level of independence is expected. Initiative and a proactive approach are a must. The top priority responsibilities associated with this position are as follows: outreach, marketing, and growing the community of South Bay youth workers and teachers; supporting and tracking alumni; and supporting operations of the South Bay gear library.

Employment Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Desired Start Date: January 3, 2017 (possibly earlier)
Apply by November 30th. Position open until filled.

Work Locations: This position requires travel throughout the South Bay with some travel to Oakland and San Francisco. The South Bay office is in Milpitas, but much of the work will be conducted off-site.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work and build relationships in a multicultural environment
    • Networking experience and ability to make quick one-on-one “pitches” as well as making presentations to large groups – planned and on-the-fly
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively in-person, over the phone, and through email
    • Entrepreneurial spirit
    • Must be able to work up to one evening per week and one weekend per month
    • Experience using Google products (Gmail, Calendars, Docs) and Microsoft (Word and Excel)
    • Have access to a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license, clean driving record (A copy of your record from the DMV is required if offered an interview), and willingness to travel around the Bay Area for meetings on a weekly basis
    • Ability to report to job sites in Oakland and Milpitas
    • Ability to lift, carry, and position objects weighing up to 30 pounds

Preferred Experience:

  • Outreach, marketing, community organizing or equivalent experience
    • Experience working remotely and in the field
    • Experience developing outreach and marketing campaigns
    • Strong time and project management skills
    • Some prior experience or familiarity with education, youth development, or community services
    • Highly motivated to get urban youth outdoors and increase access to the outdoors
    • Ability to read and adapt to different social situations
    • Attention to detail, organized and takes pride in creating organized, efficient, and clean work spaces
    • Self-directed and motivated to initiate work for yourself, interns, and volunteers
    • Outgoing and enjoys building a community of volunteers and interns to support your work
    • Flexible

Key Responsibilities

  • Carryout recommended marketing and outreach activities for BAWT 2016 South Bay Marketing study
    • Represent BAWT at regular meetings and gatherings in the South Bay or other regions upon the request of the Program Director
    • Research and bring BAWT into new meetings, gatherings, and groups in the South Bay
    • Conduct outreach calls, seek meetings, and make presentations to establish new connections and networks for BAWT with gatekeepers at the following types of organizations, but not limited to these:

o Schools and school districts
o Charter schools and charter school networks
o After school providers and After school networks
o Summer camps
o City governments
o Health departments
o County governments
o County, state, regional, and city parks departments

  • Build and track a list of South Bay prospects (individuals and organizations)
    • Host monthly information session and volunteer nights
    • Create and distribute marketing materials
    • Promote BAWT courses and events in the South Bay
    • Attend meetings with funders in the South Bay as needed
    • Utilize e-newsletter, social media, and posts to listserves to promote BAWT service and to build the BAWT community in the South Bay
    • Build and maintain an engaged South Bay community
    • Track success of South Bay alumni for getting youth outdoors, receive feedback about additional supports, and encourage alumni to get more deeply involved with BAWT
    • Maintain contact and collaboration with key South Bay partners
    • Support South Bay gear library operations
    • Service Gear Library pick-ups and drop-offs 2 days per week for 10-16 hours depending on seasonal needs
    • Support instructors to run courses out of the South Bay Gear Library
    • Attend pre-trip meetings for South Bay courses
    • Send post-course follow up emails to South Bay participants from all courses
    • Keep the South Bay Gear Library and office space tidy and clean
    • Track and submit monthly expense and mileage reports
    •  Other duties as assigned

 

Compensation and Benefits:

$36,000 – $40,000, 100% employer paid medical and dental insurance, work related travel reimbursement for out of office meetings

Free outdoor leadership courses, free camping gear loans, generous vacation and holiday

How to apply

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Jobs@bawt.org Attn: Program Director – Outreach Coordinator

If contacted for an interview, be prepared to show proof of a valid driver’s license and driving record.


Program Associate

Position Summary:

Program Associate will report to BAWT’s Program Supervisor and will lead operations of the San Francisco gear library and support ongoing operations of the Oakland and Milpitas libraries. The highest level of independence is expected. Initiative and a proactive approach are a must. The top priority responsibilities associated with this position are as follows: gear inventory control and maintenance, trip report tracking, client support, client recruitment and relationship management, volunteer outreach and support, and efficient operations overall.

Employment Status: Part-time 18 hours per week
Desired Start Date: January 3, 2017 (possibly earlier)
Apply by November 30th.  Position open until filled.

Work Locations: San Francisco (Excelsior) and Oakland (BAWT office)
Weekly work schedule:
  Wednesday either Monday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Friday

Applicant should determine if he or she is able to work this schedule before applying
The work schedule is subject to change at the determination of the Program Supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work and build relationships in a multicultural environment
    • Have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record (A copy of your record from the DMV is required if offered an interview)
    • Ability to report to any of BAWT’s three gear libraries – San Francisco, Oakland, and Milpitas
    • Ready, willing, and able to drive a vehicle to conduct work duties
    • Ability to perform work while standing or walking
    • Ability to squat and kneel
    • Ability to frequently lift, carry, and position objects weighing up to 50 pounds
    • Must be able to work up to one evening per week and one weekend per month

Preferred Experience:

  • Ability to read and adapt to different social situations
    • Attention to detail, organized and takes pride in creating organized, efficient, and clean work spaces
    • Self-directed and motivated to initiate work for yourself, interns, and volunteers
    • Outgoing and enjoys building a community of volunteers and interns to support your work
    • Flexible
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively in-person, over the phone, and in email
    • Enjoys outdoor recreation and has experience with hiking, backpacking or camping
    • Highly motivated by the BAWT mission to get urban youth outdoors
    • Interest to learn and teach new skills especially related to gear repair and maintenance
    • Experience with inventory management
    • Experience working effectively with high school age youth
    • Customer service experience
    • Experience using Google products (Gmail, Calendars, Docs) and Microsoft (Word and Excel)

Key Responsibilities

  • Management, inventory, and repair of all outdoor equipment in the San Francisco gear library and support similar work in Oakland and Milpitas
    • Processing all equipment reservations for San Francisco library
    • Processing equipment donations
    • Maintaining an organized and orderly Gear Library in San Francisco and supporting similar work in Oakland and Milpitas
    • Work with interns and volunteers
    • Coordinate weekly gear library volunteer program
    • Ability to mentor youth interns to support gear library operations
    • Ability to report directly to the Oakland office and the San Francisco office as determined by the Program Director
    • Implement new systems to improve gear library inventory control and gear maintenance
    • Use a vehicle to transport gear and supplies between work and other locations
    • Use a vehicle to perform general errands to support the overall organization at the request of a supervisor
    • Support all BAWT clients (teachers and youth workers) by helping them connect to future trainings and trip planning resources
    • Monitor client trip reporting information in the BAWT’s database and some minor data entry
    • Assist with ordering gear for all of BAWT’s libraries
    • Monitor invoicing for lost and damaged gear
    • Assist with outreach at events
    • Assist with communal office administration tasks: answering the phone, welcoming visitors, etc.
    • Assist the Program director with the logistics and gear for all workshops and courses, including but not limited to using a vehicle to pick up or drop off supplies necessary for the courses
    • Lead Gear Orientations workshops
    • Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

$13-$15 per hour. Compensation is commensurate with work experience, skills and educational background. This position is not eligible for health benefits. The position is eligible for pro-rated paid holiday and sick pay, office holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Professional development, free outdoor leadership training, wilderness medicine training, access to free outdoor equipment for personal use with friends and family, new and used gear, access to pro-deals with over 400 outdoor companies, work in a high energy fun environment

How to apply

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Jobs@bawt.org Attn: Program Supervisor – Program Associate

If contacted for an interview, be prepared to show proof of a valid driver’s license and driving record.

Aaron Gilbert

Program Director | Bay Area Wilderness Training
Helping YOU Get Youth Outdoors!

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OFFICE: 510-452-BAWT (2298) x 301
ADDRESS: 1050 E. 8th St., Oakland, CA 94606