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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.


Current Openings

FULL TIME CORE EDUCATOR - RENO OFFICE

We’re seeking an energetic full time education professional to help expand the program base for Sierra Nevada Journeys in Reno, Nevada. 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 capacity through outdoor science education across classrooms that mirror the demographics in northern Nevada. We are seeking someone prepared to teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, family science nights), develop curriculum, 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 nonprofit on the leading edge of the Informal Education industry. The Core Educator will report directly to SNJ’s 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 “Reno Core Educator” and your last name.


FULL TIME CORE EDUCATOR - SACRAMENTO OFFICE

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.


Part-Time Educator - Sacramento Office

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking dynamic education professionals to help expand the program base in Sacramento, Calif. 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.


PART-TIM EDUCATOR, CLASSROOMS UNLEASHED PROGRAM — RENO

We are seeking a part-time educator for the Reno area, who is 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 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

The Grizzly Creek Ranch operations team is responsible for maintenance, housekeeping, and food service at the Portola, Calif. campus. We are still hiring for our full season, March through October, and will offer additional positions during our summer season, June through July. 

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Residential Programs Summer Instructors - 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.


Residential Programs Summer Counselors - 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 improving our outstanding programs and creating an excellent experience for kids.