Program Coordinator position will oversee designated outdoor education programming as assigned.
Supervising the day-to-day activities of field staff engaged in maintaining all educational and science programs.
Program Coordinator will also contribute to outreach and engagement efforts on social media platforms, new virtual programs, student recruitment, staff hiring and program design.

Manage the delivery of education programs coordinating staff, program logistics, risk management oversight and assisting with marketing, and participant recruitment.
Compiles participant evaluations and field staff program reports for overall program effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvements.
Contribute to the overall operations of running the Anchorage Education program, including marketing, maintaining web resources, equipment, community partnerships.
Provide excellent supervision and support to the field staff. Supervise field staff for specific programs and courses as directed.
Expect to give and take timely feedback with team members regarding performance.

Assist in various Alaska public land education and interpretive efforts.
Assist with equipment maintenance, use of vehicles and other program asset, and facility resources.
Coordinate and network with student nominators, teachers, counselors, and community youth development professionals to recruit and retain students.
Manage and maintain positive relationships with students and their families to establish a long-term connection to outdoor recreational pursuits on public lands.

Plan and execute program logistics including transportation, issuing equipment, and post-course evaluations. and necessary paperwork.
Collaborate and coordinate youth outreach efforts with the education team, including new virtual programs, partner events, field, and after-school programs.
Assist with staff training and supervise three to four education field staff, and ensure the organization has adequate capacity for our programming.
Maintain good relations between Alaska Geographic and Public Land agencies.

The Program Coordinator position is a nine-month position. May 1st through October 30th will be full time working from our Anchorage office, supporting programs in Prince William Sound, Chugach National Forest, Denali National Park and Preserve, and other public lands in Alaska. November through April offer a degree of flexible part time hours and negotiable remote work options. The annual expectation is approximately 1552 hours, or about 75% of a full-time position This Alaska Geographic position includes benefits, and sick/vacation time, housing is not provided for this position. Pay Range: $23.00 to $25.00 per hour.

Alaska Geographic is an equal opportunity employer.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Full Time, Teaching/Education


Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position.
Experience in staff management and supervision is required in addition to 2-3 years of field leadership experience in outdoor education, adventure programming, or environmental interpretation or related experience in a leadership role.
Experience in program design, risk management.
Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Required Skills:

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation, motor vehicle report check and be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
The position demands adaptability and the ability to work a flexible schedule during program season (rotating on-call program support), including weekends, holidays, nights in support of operational needs, program logistics, field emergencies .
Demonstrated ability to teach and lead in a variety of outdoor settings.

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge of Alaska’s natural history, indigenous Alaskan Native cultures, general understanding of federal public lands, in particular areas of program operations.
Ability to effectively use/learn computer programs and technological systems that support the program operations.
Knowledge of proper use and care of many types of outdoor recreation equipment.

About Alaska Geographic

Alaska Geographic is the official nonprofit education and fundraising partner to Alaska’s National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and BLM Conservation Lands, creating and delivering exceptional education programs and products through our collaboration with public lands agencies.

The Education Department’s focuses on creating exceptional experiential education that utilizes current research and science in an accessible and compelling manner that engages people with their public lands.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume with employment references to the Alaska Geographic Education Director at [email protected]

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