Based out of the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park, the Program Coordinator provides leadership and support for Institute programs. The Program Coordinator provides instructional support for Institute programs; supervises Learning Center Lead Program Instructors and Environmental Program Instructors; manages the coordination, development, logistics and operations for Mountain School during the school year and Family Getaways during the summer. The work location for the Program Coordinator is at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center.

This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position subject to a winter furlough (unpaid) of one month. The pay rate is $18.00 per hour. Benefits include paid time-off, medical/dental insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, tax-deferred annuity and contribution retirement plan, and a yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs.

There are also opportunities for frequent attendance of in-house professional development opportunities, and potential support for attendance at conferences or other outside trainings.

Given the remote location, personal transportation is required.

Good quality housing is available through the Institute for $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.

February 1, 2023

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Support Staff, Teaching/Education


● Current Wilderness First Aid certification or higher, or ability to obtain such certification prior to start of position
● Ability to comply with a smoke- and drug-free work environment
● Criminal history disclosure form and background check will be required Final offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check that may include employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and a driving record check.

Required Skills:

● Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages
● Ability to communicate kindly, clearly, and productively through email, in person, and over the phone
● Strong customer service skills
● Experience working successfully in teams
● Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including some evenings, nights, and weekends

Preferred Skills:

● A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field
● Experience working or living in communities that are historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field of environmental education
● Experience working at residential learning centers, camps, schools, or similar facilities
● Experience leading a team of educators
● Previous supervisory experience
● Fluency in multiple languages, Spanish preference
● Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification

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.