Youth Summer Program Aftercare Specialist

Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program provides active learning through outdoor and adventure education. We use an experiential approach to connect youth with their local surroundings, making learning relevant and fun by utilizing Colorado’s greatest natural resource: the mountains!

Position Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and provide instruction for participants ages 6-13 in the Youth Education Program aftercare program. Lessons are taught both indoors and outdoors and are experiential, using models, props, and games. Topics may include teambuilding, environmental science, survival skills, slacklining, and more.
  • Facilitate a positive, fun learning environment through appropriate behavior management, communication, and teaching methods.
  • Prepare activities, materials, and equipment for programs as needed.  Assist with set up and break down of program areas.
  • Provide feedback and ideas on the curriculum to the program design team.
  • Assist with general office administration tasks for the program.
  • Provide professional and excellent customer service to parents and community partners.

Position Qualifications

  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR prior to start date.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the CDC.
  • Submit a criminal background check.
  • Able to carry loads up to 45 pounds.
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to and from the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO.

Position Competencies

  • Passion for working with youth.
  • Interest in the outdoors, particularly science, natural history, and/or recreation.
  • Self-directed, innovative thinker.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstration of cultural awareness and responsiveness.
    • Experience working respectfully with colleagues and students from a variety of ages, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
    • Understanding and application of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion principles and interest in furthering this work personally and within the organization.
    • Commitment to expanding access, relevance, and belonging for traditionally underrepresented groups in the outdoors.
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor.

 Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience working in wilderness programs, outdoor education, summer camps, or related field.
  • Experience working with youth in one more of the following:
    • Experience in natural science or related field.
    • Experience teaching youth from diverse backgrounds in environmental education and/or adventure education. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English. 

 Time Commitment & Compensation

  • Compensation will range from $16-18/hour depending on experience.
  • Additional benefits include workers compensation insurance, a Colorado Mountain Club membership, and pro-deals with some outdoor gear manufactures and retailers.
  • The position starts June 5, 2024 and goes until August 9, 2024. Summer camps and courses take place June 10 – August 8. Hours will vary depending on applicant’s availability, but typically take place Monday-Friday 3-6pm. Scheduling and hours will be agreed upon by you and the Youth Program Manager. Hours range from 3-15 hours/week.
  • A variety of specialized training are offered to employees throughout the season. A mandatory week-long training will take place June 5 - June 7 in preparation for summer programs.

 How to Apply

  • Submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the position, along with your goals and expectations via email to by May 1, 2024.

 For more information about the Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program, visit our website at 

 The CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.