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    Job Location: Sedro Woolley, WA

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    Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)

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    Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

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    Date Updated: October 25, 2023

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    Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year

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    North Cascades Institute seeks a skilled educator, supervisor, and\n logistics coordinator to join our Youth Leadership Adventures (YLA) team. YLA\n provides outdoor experiences for local high school students, including\n multi-day canoeing and backpacking trips in the summer, and outdoor\n day programming in the spring and fall. The Youth Leadership\n Coordinator provides year-round support to these programs. In the\n summer, the Coordinator leads instructor training, serves as a\n supervisor to field instructors, and offers logistical and risk\n management support to groups while they are in the field. In the fall,\n winter, and spring, this position coordinates and facilitates outdoor\n day programs in local communities, as well as supports the planning\n process for summer programming. It is essential that the Coordinator\n is able to uphold a safe learning environment for all identities and\n model culturally responsive teaching and leadership practices. This\n position reports to the Youth Leadership Manager.

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    \n Program Supervision & Instruction

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    • Coordinate and facilitate day programs in spring and fall seasons
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    • Supervise and mentor program instructors
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    • Develop and facilitate staff training, including field-based\n training and office-based training
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    • Provide on-call risk management support while groups are out in\n the field, manage incidents and conduct or organize evacuations from\n remote, backcountry locations as necessary
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    • Coordinate pre- and post-trip planning days with instructor team,\n including scheduling, paperwork, and incident reporting
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    • Be prepared to step in to instruct 8-day summer backcountry trips\n when an instructor is unable to work
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    • Coordinate and support logistics of the summer backcountry trips,\n including transportation, food, gear, itineraries, permits, and partnerships
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    • Research, develop, and implement program curriculum
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    • Implement safety and emergency response procedures
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    • Participate in the hiring of program instructors
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    • Assist as needed with high school student recruitment and\n enrollment, including giving school presentations, conducting\n interviews, and processing applications and paperwork
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    • Engage YLA alums through social media postings, blogs, and newsletters
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    • Participate in full staff meetings
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    • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned by\n the Youth Leadership Manager
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    • Drive Institute vehicles with program participants, including\n 15-passenger vans
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    In the non-summer months (September - May), the work location for\n this position is the Sedro Woolley office, and is in-person at least\n one day per week. During these months, the Coordinator can choose to\n either work:

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    During the summer (June - August), the Coordinator will mostly work\n in-person at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center\n (located on the shore of Diablo Lake). In the summer, this position\n will be at least 40 hours/week, and will likely earn overtime pay\n (1.5x base pay).

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    Work schedules will vary, especially in the summer, and may require\n working early mornings, late nights and weekends when programs are\n occurring. Given the remote location of the Learning Center, personal\n transportation is required.

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    \n \n Housing

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    Whenever this position is required to work in-person at the Learning\n Center, housing is available at no charge. In some cases, roommates in\n shared rooms may be required. Smoking is not allowed in housing,\n during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed in\n the Institute’s campus housing.

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    Preferred start date is January 15, 2024 with some flexibility based\n on applicant availability.

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    Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain\n open until filled.

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    \n \n To Apply

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    Please apply online on our website at: https://ncascades.org/jobs.

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    \n Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.

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    \n \n Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at\n North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the\n basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender\n expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental\n disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status,\n age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its\n policies or programs.

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    \n \n About North Cascades Institute

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    North Cascades Institute's mission is to inspire environmental\n stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature.\n Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community\n through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and\n cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages and\n backgrounds experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests,\n people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest - so all will care for\n and protect this special place.

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    North Cascades Institute is a respected leader among U.S.\n environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable\n communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and\n social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4\n million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with\n Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to\n accountability and transparency.

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    • One or more seasons of experience as a supervisor or trainer with\n demonstrated skill in mentorship and coaching
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    • One or more seasons of experience leading backcountry and/or\n canoe-based trips
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    • Experience teaching or mentoring teens
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    • Ability to monitor and model safe work habits on overnight\n backcountry trips and be familiar with backcountry and risk\n management practices
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    • Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice
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    • Excellent communication, public speaking, interpersonal,\n organizational, and time management skills with strong attention to detail
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    • Ability to prioritize effectively and handle multiple projects and\n deadlines simultaneously
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    • Current Wilderness First Responder certification
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    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally, carry at least a\n 50-lb. backpack, and hike over uneven terrain
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    Successful candidates must also be willing and prepared to reside and\n sleep in a remote area. This position will require driving institute\n vehicles. A valid driver’s license and driving record check must have\n no more than one moving violation in the past three years, no DUI,\n reckless driving or serious moving violations, etc. Final offers of\n employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a\n background check that may include employment history, national\n criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and a\n driving history check.

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    • Experience providing on call support for groups in the field
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    • Experience training and mentoring staff in backcountry leadership,\n risk management, teaching, and curriculum development
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    • Bilingual or multilingual. Spanish language proficiency is preferred
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    • Knowledge of the climate crisis and enthusiasm for teaching youth\n about climate solutions and the natural world
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    This is a regular, non-exempt (meaning hourly), full time (32-40\n hours/week) position, with a wage range of $18-19 per hour.

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    We offer a competitive compensation package. Benefits include the following:

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    • Vacation Leave –  ~10 days per 1st year. Positions with furloughs\n may accrue less than 10 days.
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    • Holiday Leave – 12 days maximum per year
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    • Service Days – 2 days per year
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    • Yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs
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    Benefits are prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week.

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    Whenever this position is required to work in-person at the Learning\n Center, housing is available at no charge. In some cases, roommates in\n shared rooms may be required. Smoking is not allowed in housing,\n during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed in\n the Institute’s campus housing.

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    Youth Leadership Coordinator

    North Cascades Institute

    North Cascades Institute

    Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA
    Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023
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    Youth Leadership Coordinator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512617-867209
    • Job Location: Sedro Woolley, WA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 25, 2023
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP



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    Job Description:

    Summary of Position

    North Cascades Institute seeks a skilled educator, supervisor, and logistics coordinator to join our Youth Leadership Adventures (YLA) team. YLA provides outdoor experiences for local high school students, including multi-day canoeing and backpacking trips in the summer, and outdoor day programming in the spring and fall. The Youth Leadership Coordinator provides year-round support to these programs. In the summer, the Coordinator leads instructor training, serves as a supervisor to field instructors, and offers logistical and risk management support to groups while they are in the field. In the fall, winter, and spring, this position coordinates and facilitates outdoor day programs in local communities, as well as supports the planning process for summer programming. It is essential that the Coordinator is able to uphold a safe learning environment for all identities and model culturally responsive teaching and leadership practices. This position reports to the Youth Leadership Manager.


    Responsibilities

    Program Supervision & Instruction

    • Coordinate and facilitate day programs in spring and fall seasons
    • Supervise and mentor program instructors
    • Develop and facilitate staff training, including field-based training and office-based training
    • Provide on-call risk management support while groups are out in the field, manage incidents and conduct or organize evacuations from remote, backcountry locations as necessary
    • Coordinate pre- and post-trip planning days with instructor team, including scheduling, paperwork, and incident reporting
    • Be prepared to step in to instruct 8-day summer backcountry trips when an instructor is unable to work

    Administration of Youth Leadership Programs

    • Coordinate and support logistics of the summer backcountry trips, including transportation, food, gear, itineraries, permits, and partnerships
    • Research, develop, and implement program curriculum
    • Implement safety and emergency response procedures
    • Participate in the hiring of program instructors
    • Assist as needed with high school student recruitment and enrollment, including giving school presentations, conducting interviews, and processing applications and paperwork
    • Engage YLA alums through social media postings, blogs, and newsletters

    General

    • Participate in full staff meetings
    • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned by the Youth Leadership Manager
    • Drive Institute vehicles with program participants, including 15-passenger vans


    Job Location and Duration

    In the non-summer months (September - May), the work location for this position is the Sedro Woolley office, and is in-person at least one day per week. During these months, the Coordinator can choose to either work:

    • 32 hours/week, with a regular furlough from December 16 - December 31; or
    • 40 hours/week, with a regular furlough from December 16 - February 15

    During the summer (June - August), the Coordinator will mostly work in-person at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center (located on the shore of Diablo Lake). In the summer, this position will be at least 40 hours/week, and will likely earn overtime pay (1.5x base pay).

    Work schedules will vary, especially in the summer, and may require working early mornings, late nights and weekends when programs are occurring. Given the remote location of the Learning Center, personal transportation is required.


    Housing

    Whenever this position is required to work in-person at the Learning Center, housing is available at no charge. In some cases, roommates in shared rooms may be required. Smoking is not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed in the Institute’s campus housing.


    Start Date

    Preferred start date is January 15, 2024 with some flexibility based on applicant availability.


    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.


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or 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.

    Experience and Skills:

    Required Qualifications

    • One or more seasons of experience as a supervisor or trainer with demonstrated skill in mentorship and coaching
    • One or more seasons of experience leading backcountry and/or canoe-based trips
    • Experience teaching or mentoring teens
    • Ability to monitor and model safe work habits on overnight backcountry trips and be familiar with backcountry and risk management practices
    • Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice
    • Excellent communication, public speaking, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to prioritize effectively and handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
    • Current Wilderness First Responder certification
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally, carry at least a 50-lb. backpack, and hike over uneven terrain

    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 that may include employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and a driving history check.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • One or more seasons managing logistics and field support of backcountry and/or canoe based programs
    • Experience providing on call support for groups in the field
    • Experience training and mentoring staff in backcountry leadership, risk management, teaching, and curriculum development
    • Bilingual or multilingual. Spanish language proficiency is preferred
    • Knowledge of the climate crisis and enthusiasm for teaching youth about climate solutions and the natural world

    Job Benefits:

    Compensation

    This is a regular, non-exempt (meaning hourly), full time (32-40 hours/week) position, with a wage range of $18-19 per hour.

     

    Benefits

    We offer a competitive compensation package. Benefits include the following:

    • Sick Leave –  ~8 hours per month
    • Vacation Leave –  ~10 days per 1st year. 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, bereavement leave, jury duty, etc.
    • Medical/vision/dental insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, and retirement plan
    • Yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs

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

     

    Housing

    Whenever this position is required to work in-person at the Learning Center, housing is available at no charge. In some cases, roommates in shared rooms may be required. Smoking is not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed in the Institute’s campus housing.