North Cascades Institute seeks a skilled logistics coordinator, supervisor and educator to join our Youth Leadership team. The Youth Leadership Coordinator’s role is to support the Youth Leadership Manager and Assistant Coordinator in implementing the Youth Leadership Adventures program. In the spring, this position will help with overall student recruitment and enrollment, course planning, curriculum design, staff training and mentorship, and coordinate field support. In the fall, this position implements the Youth for the Environment and People program as well as continual mentorship and support of alumni.

Compensation and Benefits
This position is a regular, full-time position at $17/ hour. The Youth Leadership Coordinator will be full time (40 hours/week) from the start date to September and move to 32 hours/week October 1- December 15, 2022. This position will likely earn overtime pay during the summer months. The position has a two-week furlough from December 16-31, 2022. We offer a competitive compensation package; benefits include paid time-off, medical/dental insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, tax-deferred annuity and contribution retirement plan, and a yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs. Meals are provided when programs are in session; otherwise, staff are responsible for providing their own food.

Shared rental housing is available in Marblemount or at the Diablo Learning Center June-August for this position at no cost. Shared rental housing may be available the rest of the year at $300/month or staff can provide their own housing. Smoking is not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed on the Institute’s campus.

Start Date
Preferred start date is between February 15 – March 1, 2022 with some flexibility based on applicant availability.

Job Duration
Position runs from start date – December 15, 2022. The position has a regular furlough from December 16-31, 2022 and begins again January 1, 2023. Winter, spring work and fall work is typically Monday-Friday during office hours. Summer work is much more varied and may require working early mornings, late nights and weekends while groups are in the field.

Tagged as: Full Time, Support Staff


Successful candidates must also be willing and prepared to reside and sleep in a remote area. This position will require driving institute vehicles. A valid driver’s license and driving record check must have no more than one moving violation in the past three years, no DUI, reckless driving or serious moving violations, etc. Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Required Skills:

● One or more seasons of experience as a supervisor or peer mentor with demonstrated skill in mentorship or coaching.
● One or more seasons of experience leading trips in wilderness, canoe-based, service, and residential/field programs.
● Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice in the education and environmental field.
● Knowledge of the climate crisis and interest in teaching youth about climate change.
● Experience teaching or mentoring teens.

Preferred Skills:

● Experience living in and working with communities who are historically underrepresented in the outdoors.
● One or more seasons managing logistics and field support of backcountry programs or operations.
● Experience training and mentoring staff in backcountry leadership, risk management, teaching, and curriculum development.
● Experience leading service projects in the backcountry and/or trail and campground maintenance and field science projects.

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: January 18, 2022 Priority Application Deadline: January 7, 2022 Expected interview Dates: January 19-28, 2022 To Apply Please apply online on our website at: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/ Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.