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Lead Coach | Pacific Northwest

Lead Coach | Pacific Northwest

Published: December 27, 2022

Join Our Team!

  • Do you know the importance of developing resiliency in our young people today?
  • Do you want to offer hope and healing to families?
  • Do you have a heart of service to others?
  • Do you lead a passion-driven life?
  • Do you feel energized working with a team?
  • Do you have talent, experience, and knowledge to put into action?

If this sounds like you, we want to meet you!

We are now recruiting passionate people to join us as we prepare to launch Wilderness4Life—the first-of-its-kind, non-profit, in-person, local, aftercare coaching program for adolescents and young adults in the Pacific Northwest!

Seeking applicants NOW for the following paid position: Lead Coach



  • Coaching Certification
  • Field guide with wilderness therapy program experience or equivalent
  • Experiential Degree or competency in adventure and experiential education
  • Some leadership experience and facilitation of groups
  • Certification in Emergency Wilderness First Aid NOLS
  • Red Cross First Aid and/or Emergency Wilderness First Aid
  • ASIST (or equivalent) training for suicide prevention
  • Relevant special skills or experiential expertise
  • Provide own working vehicle with insurance coverage
  • Be able to create and execute own programming under the guidance of the Program Director
  • Background check, reference check, working interview, and relative experience and resume


-Work with Program Director to develop & train coaches & assistant coaches
-Session activities
-Location of activities
-Start/end times
-Goals and activities
-Costs of programming to be approved by PD and ED before sessions
Communicate weekly with each participant and parent prior to each session regarding details of session such as meeting location, clothing requirements, etc and to “check in”
Build relationships with each participant
Build relationships with parents/guardians
Build team culture with PD, coaches, interns, volunteers
Encourage participants and parents to continue for on-going sessions
Ask for feedback regarding the satisfaction of participants and families for opportunities for improvement
Engage participants and ask for their ideas for future session activities
Keep accurate records of costs/participation/attendance and communicate in writing this information to PD after each weekly session
Learn safety plan as it pertains to all session activities with PD
Participate in fund-raising events/efforts with PBJF that support the W4L Program
Verify all participants have enrolled, paid, with signed/dated liability waivers on file prior to first day of registered session from each participant
Adhere to safety protocols and procedures  at all times
Communicate to immediately to PD and ED in case of injury or emergency
Read and have on hand at each session safety procedure handbook
Be rested and ready
Be on time and prepared for each session
Lead group sessions with enthusiasm
Lead and support your field coaches and interns to perform effectively and grow in their roles
Be a collaborator with the PD and other coaches and interns
Display creative in presenting your activities to the participants
If feeling unwell, notify PD and ED immediately and all participants and parent/guardians in your group
Report accurate written records of prep time and session time logs and submit to PD for payroll



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About Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation

PBJF provides financial assistance for teens, young adults, and families in-crisis to receive hope and healing through our OBH Wilderness Program Partners. PBJF also offers monthly in person parent group support, and community centered, adventure-based aftercare coaching.

We collaborate directly with our OBH program partners and families to provide the most financial support possible based on financial need.

As part of our monthly parent support groups we connect directly with parents through parent-facilitated, local, in-person meet-ups..

Within our Wilderness4Life program, we offer direct year-round services for teens, young adults, & parents in adventure-based, experiential, community centered, aftercare coaching.—“Bringing Wilderness Home.”

We are a 501(c)3 public charity and rely on your generous donations to provide life-saving and life-changing grants and services to Pacific NW families.

“Wouldn’t it be ‘tight’ if we could send just one kid a year to Wilderness?”—Parker

To apply, please send your resume to