Recreación acogedora para todos

Recreation Program Developer Volunteer/Intern

 

Recreation Program Developer

Job Summary: Assist Shifting Gears Board of Directors in implementing programs including the Summer Mountain Bike Program, hikes, Lummi road rides, and a new Breaking Down Barriers Program. The Program Developer will adapt previous program structures that mitigate risks while also maintaining the organization’s values of inclusivity and accessibility when implementing these activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Adapt and launch pre-existing Shifting Gears program

  • Develop and launch new programs

  • Volunteer recruitment, training, and coordination

  • Develop a culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach strategy including promotional materials and information.

  • Participant support and communication

  • Breaking Down Barriers Program: Develop and launch a new Shifting Gears community programs and support ongoing. Aimed to connect women who are interested in learning more about a specific outdoor activity with the resources that they need in order to take that next step in exploring their interests. Includes:

    • Working in tandem with the Shifting Gears Program Committee (composed of board members) to develop and launch this new pilot program.

    • Develop structural procedures and protocols for all aspects of program components.

    • Volunteer recruitment, training and coordination

    • Develop a culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach strategy including promotional materials and information.

    • Participant support and communication

    • Ensure that program development considers the unique needs of underserved populations. Assure that our volunteers are aware and sensitive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and community resources.

    • Break down technology barriers by providing multiple ways for participants to communicate and participate.

    • Post-program: provide Shifting Gears with a program procedural manual.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excitement to work towards creating a more equitable and inclusive recreation community

  • Thorough knowledge of outdoor programming and forces that influence the industry and the organization

  • Familiarity with outdoor program management best practices

  • Experience with or organizational and leadership skills

  • Experience with communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Advanced competency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace programs

  • Proven ability to create and handle complex projects

  • Ability to work well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to motivate, negotiate and persuade diverse groups and individuals

  • Familiarity with the Bellingham community and trail systems.

At Shifting Gears, all employees, board members and volunteers are expected to share and embody our values in the work that we do:

  • Everyone has the right to the outdoors and to be included in the outdoors.

  • Recreation improves quality of life, and every human deserves access to that resource.

  • Everyone deserves a gentle, helping hand in overcoming barriers in order to access recreation, improve their quality of life and experience joy.

  • Everyone deserves to feel emotionally safe to recreate how they choose.

  • Everyone should get to experience the joys and far-reaching effects that outdoor recreation has on our quality of life.

  • There is no wrong way to recreate in the outdoors.

  • Bravery is not defined by the fearless.