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I’ve never worked in a job where I felt so respected. I feel empowered and motivated to do my best every day, and am so proud to be a part of this team.
— Sarah Barnes, Program Director in Sacramento

 
 

If you do not see an available position below please email jobs@sierranevadajourneys.org and tell us why you think you would be a great fit at Sierra Nevada Journeys.

Sierra Nevada Journeys does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. We proactively seek a diverse workplace to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, and therefore members of ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

We are proud to be a 2014-2017 finalist for Best Places to Work and a GuideStar Gold Rated nonprofit.


FULL TIME CORE EDUCATOR - SACRAMENTO

We’re seeking a dynamic educator to help execute programs for Sierra Nevada Journeys in Sacramento, California. This position requires a motivated individual with an engaging personality and an insistence on excellence who is passionate about building science and environmental literacy and critical thinking skills in elementary-aged youth. We are seeking someone prepared to teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, Family Science Nights), recruit and lead volunteers and interns, and support the overall operations of the Sacramento division. The position requires an individual who is able to work well alone and on a team, and who is committed to supporting a non-profit on the cutting edge of the informal education industry. The Core Educator will report directly to SNJ’s Sacramento Program Director. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to sean@sierranevadajourneys.org. In the subject line of your email please include “California Core Educator” and your last name.


HIRED biANNUALLY FOR SPRING AND FALL SESSIONS

Part-Time Educators - Sacramento

Sierra Nevada Journeys seeks dynamic education professionals to help expand the program base in Sacramento, Calif. This position requires motivated individuals with an engaging personality and an insistence on excellence who is passionate about building scientific literacy and critical thinking skills through outdoor science education. We’re looking for educators who are motivated and excited to work in classrooms that mirror the demographics in the Sacramento region. You will teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, family science nights), grade and analyze assessments and support the overall education operations of the Classrooms Unleashed program. The position requires people who are able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and are committed to supporting a non-profit on the cutting edge of the Informal education industry. Part-time Educators report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Sacramento Program Director.


HIRED BIANNUALLY FOR FOR SPRING AND FALL SESSIONS

Part-Time Educators, Classrooms Unleashed Program - Reno

Twice a year, we hire for part-time educators for the Reno area on an as-needed basis as positions are available. Educators teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, family science nights), grade and analyze assessments and support the overall education operations of the Classrooms Unleashed program. The position requires individuals who are able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and who are committed to supporting a non-profit on the leading-edge of the Informal Education industry. Classrooms Unleashed programs consist of four lesson units based on topics including Watershed, Earth Science and Life Science, and culminate with an outdoor field study at a local natural area. Outdoor field studies include leading trail groups of 12-20 students through a variety of field-based science activities during half-day field trips to local natural areas. Part-time Educators report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Reno Program Manager.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to jennifer@sierranevadajourneys.org. In the subject line of your email please include “PT Educator” and your last name.


Operations Team - Grizzly Creek Ranch

Grizzly Creek Ranch operations team is responsible for maintenance, housekeeping, and food service at the Portola, Calif. campus. Each spring we hire for our full season, March through October, and will offer additional positions during our summer season, June through July.


hired biannually, EVERY SPRING AND FALL

Residential Outdoor Science Instructors and Summer Camp Counselors

In October, Sierra Nevada Journeys hires a team of Residential Outdoor Science Instructors to educate school students for our Outdoor Overnight Learning and facilitate challenge course programs for our Community Groups at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, Calif.  The season runs from February to November, each year.  

In February, Sierra Nevada Journeys opens more than 20 Counselor positions to run our summer camp programming at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, Calif. If you're interested in keeping up-to-date on our job announcements, please sign up for our email updates.

 

About Residential Outdoors Science Instructors

During the fall and spring seasons, the primary responsibility of an instructor is delivering residential, one- to five- day outdoor science educational programs primarily serving 5th and 6th grades from regional elementary and middle schools. All of our lessons are hands-on science and collaborative problem solving-based with a focus on critical thinking, exploration, and environmental stewardship. Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12 – 15 students throughout their program, including facilitating large group activities, leading meals and working evening programs.  All lessons are written according to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and we train our staff using University of California at Berkeley’s BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) teaching techniques and pedagogy.

During the summer season, Sierra Nevada Journeys delivers both residential summer camp programs and community programs for special needs and leadership development.  Instructors facilitate activities such as the challenge course, archery, swimming, kayaking, and campfires.  For leadership development groups, instructors will use our challenge course to facilitate leadership experiences and develop collaborative problem solving skills.  Instructors also assist our special needs organizations by adapting traditional camp activities to provide an enriching experience for their campers.  Many of our community partners also bring participants to campus on the weekends in the fall and spring and instructors work with them to meet their program goals.


About Summer Camp Counselors

Counselors are mainly responsible for two duties during summer camp at Sierra Nevada Journeys. First, counselors will be directly responsible for providing a safe, educational experience to all our resident campers. This includes during all activity times, while supervising cabin groups, and assisting in general camp preparation. Secondly, counselors will facilitate (or assist Instructors as they facilitate) traditional camp activities, such as archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires, large camp games, or skits. Counselors will be responsible for supervising campers during all cabin times (both day and night) and at meal times.