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Do you thrive outside, igniting curiosity and adventure in others? Sitka Trail Works seeks a dynamic leader to join our second year of summer camps, empowering youth through place-based education, outdoor skills, and community stewardship. As the Youth Program Coordinator, you will be a catalyst for youth development in Sitka. 

About the Program: 

Our engaging Youth Program connects Sitkans ages 8-18 to the land, their creativity, and their potential. We guide curious minds through the Tongass, teaching practical skills that empower, and nurturing a love for nature that blossoms into stewardship. Students learn about traditional harvesting practices, respect for the land, and they contribute to maintenance of public trails and parks. Respect, joy, and creativity are our guiding values. 

Position Details: 

  • Dates: April-May (part-time, remote available), June-August (full-time), September (part-time wrap-up, remote available) 
  • Compensation: $22-25/hour 

Responsibilities & Highlights: 

  • Collaborate with the Program Director to craft curriculum with native plant knowledge, respect for Lingít Aaní, and art inspired by nature.  
  • Connect local experts to campers, sharing generations of knowledge. 
  • Lead engaging activities that make the land come alive for campers.  
  • Master essential skills while empowering others. Gain invaluable first aid, tool use, outdoor education, and trail building skills as you mentor young minds. 
  • With the Director’s support, manage day-to-day operations, maintain equipment, and ensure everyone feels safe and valued. 

Desired Qualities: 

  • You’re a natural leader, passionate about being outside regardless of the weather.  
  • Kids gravitate towards your enthusiasm and genuine interest in their lives. You see their potential, celebrate their curiosity, and guide them with patience and humor. 
  • You’re eager to learn from the Sitka community. 
  • You adapt to unexpected adventures, listen with an open mind, and navigate challenges with ease. 
  • You see a need and step up to make it happen – all while inspiring others to join the adventure. 

If you are passionate about igniting a love for nature and community in young minds, then we want you on our team! Apply with a resume and cover letter that showcases your passion for the outdoors, youth development, and making a difference. We can’t wait to meet you!  

Reports to: Lilli Garza, Programs Director and Ben Hughey, Executive Director 

To apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Feel free to email with questions as well! Position open until filled.  

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