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Outdoor Program Instructor


Posted by Sierra Nevada Journeys on 11/09/2023

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Outdoor Education

Company Type: Conservation, School/Military

State: CA

City: Portola

Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Seasonal Full Time

Salary: $95-105/day

Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements


Full-time, seasonal, Feb. – Nov., 2024

$110-115/day plus off-site housing and work-day meals


Mentor and teach youth outdoor environmental science education as an Outdoor Program Instructor (OPI). Many of our students are denied access to high-quality STEM opportunities and come from schools and communities that face financial barriers. Make a difference by positively impacting youth by delivering culturally relevant camp-based programs for schools and community partners. 


  • Paid time off, sick days, 403(b) retirement plan with 4% match
  • Addl. pay for certifications or experience working with BIPOC students, lifeguard, science instruction, Wilderness First Aid, or First Responder
  • Option to earn +3% for bilingual fluency in Spanish or other languages that support our programs.
  • Live and work in Northern California, Plumas National Forest Sierra Nevada Journeys a 501(c)(3) nonprofit doing good work.

Job location: Sierra Nevada Journeys, Grizzly Creek Ranch, Portola, CA


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About Sierra Nevada Journeys

At Sierra Nevada Journeys, we specialize in “aha” moments where the lights come on and everything is boldly and brightly illuminated and the world suddenly makes perfect sense. These moments of awakening, self-discovery and joy revolutionize young lives. They remove barriers and open the door to untold possibilities for a student. At Sierra Nevada Journeys, “aha” moments are the reason we exist. As an outdoor science education nonprofit, we’ve helped more than 200,000 children to explore Nature through science, and fuel their own unique connections and discoveries. Most students we serve come from high-need communities across Northern Nevada and Northern California. In fact, 61 percent of our students are children of color and over half the kids we serve come from low-income families. Our mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based programs for youth to foster our next generation of our community’s leaders, scientists, and stewards.