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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


mARKETING and Communications Director - Reno or Sacramento

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking a Marketing and Communications Director to lead all marketing and communication efforts for our rapidly growing outdoor science education non-profit. The Marketing and Communications Director will build strategies with the program and fundraising teams to support their growth goals, and be responsible for executing marketing campaigns through design and implementation. This is a one-person shop that is best served by a highly skilled generalist with deep experience in collaborating to formulate campaign strategy, designing and implementing campaigns, and reporting on outcomes to stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be organized, creative, and energetic, and be drawn to our mission and the tight-knit group of committed professionals who carry it out.  

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.

Operations Team - Grizzly Creek Ranch

The Grizzly Creek Ranch Operations team is responsible for maintenance, housekeeping, and food service at the Portola, CA campus. We hire for our full season, March through October, as well as additional positions during our summer season, June through July.

Apply online through your computer browser, tablet or smart phone by clicking "Online Application." Click on the links below to read the various job descriptions:

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!

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

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 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.