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Adult & Family Program ManagerNorth Cascades Institute Location:North Cascades National Park, WashingtonWages/Pay:$40,000.00 / yearExperience:Previous experience requiredStart Date:Job starts in about 1 month (Apr 15, 2019)
North Cascades Institute is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to be its new Adult/Family Program Manager. Working from the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake in the heart of North Cascades National Park, the Adult/Family Program Manager is responsible for managing five education programs serving people of all ages throughout the year. We expect the Adult/Family Program Manager to build upon our strong reputation as a leading place-based educational institution with broad regional and national reach.
Candidates must have a strong connection to, and passion for, the Institutes mission to inspire and empower environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational experiences in nature. The ideal candidate is a creative, energetic, professional, cooperative team player. They possess a strong work ethic with motivation to grow professionally as a key staff member of a mission-driven organization.
Supervised by the Learning Center Program Director, this position works closely with Institute staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of adult/family educational programs. The Institute strives to further our identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity in community and curriculum, works to redress historical inequities, and seeks a diverse pool of candidates.
The work location for the Adult/Family Program Manager is at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center located in the heart of the North Cascades National Park near Diablo, WA. This region of North America has been inhabited by native tribes for over 9,000 years and continues to be a meaningful location for thousands of visitors each year. Opened in 2005, the Learning Center is a collaboration between North Cascades Institute, the National Park Service, and Seattle City Light, the public utility that owns and operates the hydroelectric project that includes Diablo Lake and provides electricity to the residents of Seattle. The Learning Center is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, and 60 miles from towns with full amenities.
Leadership, Management, and Supervision (30%):
Program Development, Coordination, and Oversight (40%):
Learning Center Operations (15%):
Partnership Development (10%):
COMMITMENT TO MISSION AND VALUES
Successful candidates will have a commitment to the mission of North Cascades Institute and the organizations effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Institutes culture, work and partnering relationships to ensure that the Institute and its programs are welcoming, relevant and accessible.
Compensation, Benefits and Housing
Salary range is $40,000-$43,000 depending on experience. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position. We offer a competitive compensation package; benefits include paid time-off, medical/dental insurance, short and long-term disability, tax-deferred annuity and defined contribution retirement plans. Institute housing may be available for rent. Pets and smoking are not allowed on-site, in NCI housing or on field programs. Nearest towns to the Environmental Learning Center: Diablo and Newhalem (8 miles), Marblemount (20 miles), Rockport (31 miles).
Review of applications will begin immediately. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 22, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. Ideal start date is late April but is negotiable.
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
Since 1986 the Institute has 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. The Institute is committed to innovation and excellence in environmental learning and leadership in the nonprofit community. We believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity.
North Cascades Institute (www.ncascades.org) is a respected, national leader among U.S. environmental education organizations. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget, strong reserves, and more than a decade of Four-Star ratings from Charity Navigator. The Institute was voted Best Place to Work in the 2013 Bellingham Alive Best in the Northwest annual readers poll. Our administrative office is co-located with the National Park Service and US Forest Service in Sedro-Woolley, WA. The North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is located on Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park.