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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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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

Current Openings


Residential Outdoor Science Instructors - Grizzly Creek Ranch

Sierra Nevada Journeys seeks capable and diverse outdoor science instructors. This is a seasonal position with varying roles and responsibilities. During the fall and spring seasons, instructors’ primary responsibility is delivering residential, one- to five-day outdoor science educational programs primarily serving fifth and sixth 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. Sierra Nevada Journeys’ traditional, week-long summer camp programs are facilitated with an educational and experiential focus for our resident campers. Instructors supervise the campers overnight, as well as facilitate activities such as the challenge course, archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires, and skits. For leadership development groups, instructors will use Sierra Nevada Journeys’ 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.

Instructors will be directly responsible for ensuring that attending schools’ and campers’ educational outcomes are met. Instructors are supervised by the Program Manager. Sierra Nevada Journeys is committed to meeting the needs of our partners and participants by hiring a diverse staff and working to foster an organizational culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Join a staff that is committed to constantly improving our outstanding outdoor education programs and creating an excellent experience for kids!

Part-Time HR Director - Reno Office

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking a Human Resources Director with a successful track record in HR leadership. Reporting to the CEO, the Human Resources Director plans and administers policies relating to all phases of human resources activity. The Human Resources Director oversees the recruiting, training, embedding culture, and expanding diversity, quality, and retention of our staff in both California and Nevada. This position also serves as a collaborative resource to managers and staff regarding conflict resolution. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated, rapidly growing team, while working for an organization with a compelling mission and a strong culture of accountability and excellence.

Part-Time Educator - Sacramento Office

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking dynamic education professionals to help expand the program base in Sacramento, CA. This position requires a motivated individual 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 someone who is motivated and excited to work in classrooms that mirror the demographics in the Sacramento region. We are seeking someone prepared to 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 an individual who is able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and who is committed to supporting a non-profit on the cutting edge of the Informal education industry. Part-time Educators will report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Sacramento Program Director.

Residential Programs Summer Instructor - Grizzly Creek Ranch

Instructors could be working two different types of programs throughout the summer at Sierra Nevada Journeys. First, they will work Summer Camp which includes supervising campers, sometimes overnight, as well as facilitating camp activities such as swimming, archery, challenge course, arts and crafts, large group games, or campfire. Second, instructors may work our leadership development community groups. This typically involves utilizing our challenge course to facilitate leadership growth and develop collaborative problem-solving skills.

Instructors are directly responsible for ensuring that attending campers’ educational outcomes are met and that all campers have a positive experience. Instructors are supervised by the Program Manager and Program Director. Join a staff that is committed to constantly finding ways to improve the programs we offer to children!

We are currently not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in early 2018.

Residential Programs Summer Counselor - Grizzly Creek Ranch

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.

Counselors are supervised by the Program Manager and Program Director. Join a staff that is committed to constantly finding ways to improve the programs we offer to children!

We are currently not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in early 2018.