At North Cascades Institute (NCI), we take pride in serving high quality and nourishing meals to our program participants, staff and guests. To help maintain and grow this standard, NCI is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role as the Food Service Supervisor, who provides leadership within the kitchen environment, supports the Food Service Manager and plays a key role in maintaining the exceptional standard of meal service that the Institute is known for. This role models professionalism and maintains high quality standards established by the Food Service Manager to their kitchen team. As a leader in the kitchen, the Food Service Supervisor is able to develop and maintain an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion within the kitchen team. This position is based out of the Institute’s field campus in North Cascades National Park at the Institute’s Environmental Learning Center (ELC). The jobsite is in a remote National Park which can experience snow-covered roads, avalanches, wildfire, smoke, wild animals, and flooding. This is a regular, full-time position supervised by the Food Service Manager.

This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position subject to a winter furlough (unpaid) of one to two months. The pay rate is $23.00-$25.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience. This position is subject to a $1 increase for utilizing non-NCI housing. The job location for this position is at the Environmental Learning Center.

BENEFITS – We offer a competitive compensation package. Benefits include the following:
● Sick Leave – 8 hours per month.
● Vacation Leave – 10 days per year one. Positions with furloughs may accrue less than 10 days.
● Holiday Leave – 12 days maximum per year.
● Service Days – 2 days per year.
● Other paid time-off such as family leave, pregnancy leave, bereavement leave, etc.
● Medical/dental insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, tax-deferred annuity, and contribution retirement plan.
● Ability to participate in Institute pro deals.
● Yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs.
Benefits are prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week.

Subsidized housing available.

As soon as possible.

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service, Full Time


● Minimum of two years of professional food service experience.
● Two years or more of supervisory experience.
● Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule.
● Reliable transportation to and from work.
● Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Required Skills:

● Excellent ability to delegate responsibilities while maintaining organizational control of operations.
● Ability to work with diverse or underrepresented populations.
● Strong IT skills, including computer skills and experience with spreadsheets, common software and Microsoft Office.
● Valid Washington State Food Handlers Permit and thorough knowledge of food safety practices.

Preferred Skills:

● Experience in the hospitality industry.
● Has the skills required to operate in avalanche terrain.
● Fluency in Spanish.

About North Cascades Institute

North Cascades Institute's mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place.

North Cascades Institute is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications reviewed upon arrival. Please apply online on our website: https://ncascades.org/jobs. Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.