Based at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center (Learning Center), the Learning Center Director has overall responsibility for the Learning Center campus and Institute housing, its operations and maintenance, facility systems, vehicles, grounds and food services in support of all programs based at the Learning Center. This position develops, implements and evaluates program specific and Institute-wide risk management procedures. Additionally, this position provides emergency response, overnight, and all-season supervision of the campus in coordination with other staff.
● Enthusiasm for the mission of the North Cascades Institute.
● Demonstrated ability to coach & motivate staff & foster a positive workplace environment.
● Initiative/ability to prioritize tasks with exemplary time management & problem-solving skills.
● Strong writing & presentation skills.
● Strong leadership skills (minimum 3 years supervisory experience).
● Criminal history disclosure form and background check will be required.
● Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including evenings and weekends.
● Wilderness First Responder or higher level of certification (or willingness to get).
● Washington State Boaters education card (or willingness to get).
● Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
● Experience managing a remote camp or similar facility.
● Computer literate and experience with spreadsheets and common software.
● Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician certification.
● Commercial driver’s license.
● Experience in the construction industry.
● Experience in the food service industry.
● Experience in the emergency medicine industry.
● Willingness to live on the Learning Center campus in a full or part time capacity. (House provided in exchange to full time campus residency).
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.