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Outdoor G.I.R.L.S. Dari Assist Instructor

Women's Wilderness
United States
$24 USD hourly
About us:

Women’s Wilderness is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting girls, women and LGBTQ+
people in accessing their power and improving their health through connections to the outdoors and
community. Click here to learn more about us.

About Outdoor G.I.R.L.S.:

Outdoor GIRLS (Girl Immigrant and Refugee Leadership Series) is a year-round program offered by
Women’s Wilderness that leverages the power of connection to the outdoors and play to support the
physical and mental health, social connectivity, and leadership development of older elementary,
middle, and high school girls who identify as immigrants, refugees, and asylees. Click here to learn
more about Outdoor GIRLS.


Most field work will happen weekly primarily in Aurora, Denver, and Thornton with a commitment of
up to two weekend days a month for longer expedition days.

Purpose of the Position:

The main function of this position is to coordinate and implement this girl-centered program while
providing Dari interpretation. This position is primarily a direct-service position, facilitating sessions
with older elementary, middle, and high school girls. The Outdoor GIRLS Lead Instructor will report to
the Outdoor GIRLS Program Manager and work with other members of the Women's Wilderness team
as needed.

Core Accountabilities:

1. Program Facilitation:

● Provide translation and interpretation for Dari-speaking families and participants as needed
● Deliver during/after-school weekly socio-emotional curriculum sessions to older elementary,
middle, and high school school female-identified participants
● Lead monthly weekend group outdoor activities per cohort in the Denver metro area and in
the Front Range
● Encourage girls’ leadership, promote individual development through teachable moments,
and group processing
● Interact with program participants and families supporting coordination for OG community
and family events
● Supervise and maintain high standards of health and safety and follow Risk Management
policies in all activities
● Support transportation for participants to/from the program with our 15-passenger vans
● Provide feedback as needed to Office Staff
● Collaborate closely to develop and facilitate programming with OG co-leaders

2. Operational tasks and lesson preparation:

● Support with attendance documentation and communicate with parents and community
partners as needed
● Ensure gear is appropriately issued, maintained, cleaned and returned. Coordinate with Gear &
Transportation Coordinator as needed
● Support on food and supplies needed for the program
● Collaborate with the leadership team to create and update curriculum as needed
● Engage in and with activities that increase learning around the experience of immigrants,
refugees, and asylees

23. Engage with the Women’s Wilderness Team:

● Attend weekly team meetings, program meetings, and key events, as needed
● Participate in performance planning, goal setting and evaluation activities
● Support events and fundraising efforts
Experience, Skills and Attributes:
Candidates don’t need to have all these experiences and competencies, but should be able to display
strengths across multiple areas.

Experience & Skills:

● Proficient in Dari and English [required]
● Experience working directly with youth of all ages in a school, after-school, community or
sport/play setting [preferred]
● Prior experience or training in Social Emotional work [preferred]
● Strong leadership skills, along with group management, facilitation, and public speaking skills
● Experience/strong understanding of immigrant rights/integration, gender, race and/or equity
● Experience interacting with people with diverse backgrounds
● Proficient with Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets
● Degree in mental health related field and/or relevant experience [preferred]
● Current child & adult First Aid, CPR & AED and WFR/WFA certification [preferred]
● Passion for and experience working in social justice, equity and the outdoors, gender studies,
and/or sports/play
● Personal experience enjoying the outdoors
● Experience working in the outdoors professionally
● Willingness to engage in giving and receiving feedback, model self-reflection and growth
● Strong written and verbal communication skills (English as second language is fine)
● Excellent organizational skills and ability to track program data using lists, spreadsheets, etc
● Strong work ethic and ability to work independently and as part of a larger team
● A commitment to seeing this program succeed and supporting the Denver/Aurora/Thornton
newcomer community
● Possess a personal computer and cell phone to use for daily work activities [required]
● Valid Driver’s License and good driving record [preferred]
● Experience driving 15 passenger van [preferred]
Physical Requirements
● Must be able to walk, hike and work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions
● Must be able to carry equipment of up to 40 pounds


● $24/hr, part-time (10 hr per week, with potential for more hours as program expands),
● 20$/month technology stipend

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