North Cascades Institute (NCI) is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to be its new Mountain School Manager. Working from the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake in the heart of North Cascades National Park, the Mountain School Manager is responsible for managing NCI’s overnight school programs. We expect the Mountain School Manager to build upon our strong reputation as a leading place-based educational institution with broad regional and national reach.

This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position. The wage is $22.00-$23.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

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.
• Yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs.

Benefits are prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week.

Good quality housing is available through the Institute at $350/month including utilities, considerably below market rates. Private rooms in shared houses are sometimes available, but not guaranteed. In some cases, roommates in shared rooms may be required, at $175/month. Smoking is not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed in the Institute’s campus housing.

Given the remote location, personal transportation is required.

Start Date
The preferred start date is June 20, 2023 – or as soon as possible.

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


• Demonstrated ability to coach and motivate staff and foster a positive, inclusive workplace environment.
• At least two years of experience in environmental or place-based education.
• At least two years of experience supervising adults.
• At least two years of experience working with school-aged children.
• Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. To Apply: Please apply online on our website at: https://ncascades.org/jobs Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.