OEI 2019 - Program Coordinator Position

Youth Outside is now accepting applications for a seasonal Program Coordinator with the Outdoor Educators Institute.

The mission of Youth Outside is to ensure that the lived experience of all youth is honored as part of the outdoor experience.

For eight years now, the Outdoor Educators Institute (OEI) has supported the next generation of culturally relevant outdoor educators through hands-on field training as well as in-class training. OEI strengthens leadership and outdoor technical skills in young adults ages 18-24 who have been historically underrepresented in the outdoor education field, and provides a path to employment in outdoor education and recreation upon completion of the program.

We will be running TWO cohorts simultaneously this fall. We are excited for this growth, and hope to bring on an OEI Program Coordinator to help make this year’s cohort experience a great one for our participants!

Working under the guidance of the Program Manager, the OEI Program Coordinator will be responsible for logistical coordination and supporting OEI participants on the administrative side of programming.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Program Coordination and Support:

  • Assist in providing orientation and administrative support throughout the duration of the program

  • Administering debriefing surveys for field experiences with trainees and partner organizations

  • Managing the program calendar and ensuring information is communicated with stakeholders in a timely manner

  • Collect and report any medical or behavioral information needed

  • Assist in recruitment of participants and delivery partners from the greater Bay Area and South Bay respectively

  • Assist in communications with partner agencies regarding:

    • Scheduling and logistics of courses and feedback

    • Participants’ medical/behavioral issues and needs

  • Help to maintain records, such as participant files, partner agency files, evaluations

Requirements include:

  • Valid CA Drivers License

  • Experience working within groups that have experience with marginalization 

  • Experience with Google suite

  • Experience receiving feedback, and adjusting accordingly

  • Experience delivering feedback

Time Commitment:

This is a 23-week long seasonal position. The weekly time commitment is approximately 30 hours in logistical support (Monday-Friday), including two evenings a week. Position begins Monday, July 15, 2019 and completes on Friday, December 20, 2019.

Salary & Compensation:

This is a 23-week long seasonal position. The start date for this position is Monday, July 15, 2019. The last day for this position is December 20, 2019. The selected applicant will receive $15.00 an hour, while working 30 hours a week for the duration of the 23 weeks. Limited Youth Outside health benefits will be offered upon position start date.


Those interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Rena Payan, Program Manager, at rena@youthoutside.org. Applications will be accepted until Monday, June 3, 2019. Interviews will be held June 10 - June 21, 2019.

OEI alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.