North Cascades Institute is seeking a candidate who is passionate about breaking down barriers to access to the outdoors and wants to support high school students getting involved with the Youth Leadership Adventures (YLA) program. The Assistant Coordinator position will lead recruitment, registration and enrollment of students for this program, as well as support with logistics and administrative support while trips are out during the summer season.
● Experience with backcountry programming, as a participant or leader
● Public speaking or teaching experience
● Effective communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills
● Lived or work experience within the diverse communities of Skagit and Whatcom county.
● Lived or work experience in communities that are historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field of environmental education
● Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including some evenings
● Current Wilderness First Responder certification (or ability to obtain before June, 2021, paid for by NCI)
● Commitment to equity and inclusion within NCI community and outside community relations
● Spanish language speaking and writing proficiency
● At least one year experience working with teens or college-aged youth in school, camps, community programs or other setting
● At least one season working with wilderness, canoe-based, and or residential/field programs
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.