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Program Associate


Thursday, February 13, 2020


Bay Area Wilderness Training

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Oakland, CA


Position Summary:

Program Associate (PA) will directly report to the Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) Executive Director - Programs and will support ongoing operations of the Oakland, San Francisco, and South Bay (Milpitas) outdoor equipment gear 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, coordinating gear pick-ups and drop-offs, trip report & invoice tracking, client (teacher & youth worker) support and correspondence, client recruitment and relationship management, volunteer outreach and support, and efficient operations overall. PA will work closely with a second PA. While both will run gear library operations, each PA will also specialize in different projects related to BAWT’s programs. This position will specialize in supporting BAWT’s outdoor leadership courses through logistical support for BAWT’s instructors, communicating and coordinating with educators taking BAWT’s courses, co-facilitation of outdoor education training, and more.

How to apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to with the subject line “Application: Program Associate Position”. Please apply as soon as possible, we are utilizing a rolling application process. Position open until filled.

Employment Status: Regular full-time, non-exempt, 40 hrs/week, hourly pay with benefits

Desired Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: Preferred Application Deadline, March 2nd, 2020 (position is open until filled).

Work Locations: Oakland (primary BAWT office), San Francisco (Excelsior District), and occasionally South Bay (Milpitas)

Weekly work schedule: Monday through Friday, generally 10am-6pm (shifting to 9am-5pm during the winter season) with occasional later hours on Wednesdays (until 9pm) and occasional weekends.
The work schedule is subject to change at the determination of the Executive Director - Programs.

Compensation Information:

Compensation & Benefits: $20-22 per hour. This position includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision benefits, vacation, holiday and sick pay, including a paid holiday week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Other Benefits: Professional development, free outdoor leadership training, discounted 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

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