Program Director


Vashon Wilderness Program

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Stacey Hinden

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Vashon, WA
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VWP is hiring a new Program Director to help co-evolve and steward our programs, where play, curiosity, compassion, reciprocity and belonging are embodied as we connect youth with themselves, each other and the natural world.


Founded in 2007, Vashon Wilderness Program (VWP) provides transformative nature immersion experiences that cultivate a deep relationship between, self, community and the natural world. Our all outdoor, experiential programs engender a powerful set of nature, wilderness, and community-building skills that help students live, learn, and lead with joy, vitality, peace, passion, and care. At the heart of our work, we support a deep connection with the wonder and awe of nature for healthy individuals, communities and the planet. VWP believes that nature connection is a birthright and that all humans deserve access to the healing and wholing benefits of a nature-rooted childhood. 

The Program Director will join the Director’s Circle with the Executive and Operations Directors to be a guiding voice for VWP’s transformative programs as well as internal and external community members. They will be responsible for program communication, safety protocols, and field staff training and support for our summer camps and school-year programs. They will also oversee our school-based partnerships and work closely with the Executive Director to develop additional community-based partnerships and programs. 

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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This position will start August 1st. 

Compensation Information

The VWP PD is a full-time, non-exempt position. The annual gross compensation is $52,110 - $57,00 DOE. The work effort will vary by season.

Benefits include: 

  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Ferry costs are reimbursed for employees commuting from off-island
  • The Program Director is eligible for meritorious bonuses
  • Employment may count toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness 
  • Be a part of a community that values earth-based wisdom
  • Support others in their journey of deep nature connection
  • Receive support for your own learning and growth