Employment

Based in the Skagit Valley town of Sedro-Woolley, North Cascades Institute has an exemplary staff working in the office as well as the field. Staff turnover is low, though as permanent and seasonal positions become available, we will post them below. Of course, we always enjoy learning about new people, so please introduce yourself via a resume and a letter describing your skills and interests. We keep resumes on file for one year.

Director of Development and Marketing

We are a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization seeking someone who wants to work, learn and grow while supporting the mission of one of the Northwest’s exemplary nonprofit conservation education organizations. North Cascades Institute seeks an experienced, dynamic and results-driven Director of Development and Marketing to lead, grow and manage our fundraising and marketing activities to achieve the Institute’s mission to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, collaborative, mission-driven and excited to pursue a leadership role in identifying and increasing new funding opportunities and donor engagement while leading a strong, creative marketing and communications program.

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Cook

Work, live and play inside North Cascades National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain settings in the country! North Cascades Institute – voted “Best Place to Work” in the 2013 Bellingham Alive – seeks a qualified, enthusiastic individual to become a Cook at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, an award-winning educational field campus in northwestern Washington. Supervised by the Chef/Food Service Manager, this position works closely with Institute staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs for people of all ages. You’ll be an important part of the Foodshed Initiative, the Institute’s exciting program that incorporates local, organic products in the food service operations of the Learning Center. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop and deliver educational programs about food choices, sustainable agriculture, wild edibles and culturally-important foods in the Pacific Northwest. The Learning Center is located in North Cascades National Park near Diablo and is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, 60 miles from towns with full amenities.

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Chef

Work, live and play inside North Cascades National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain settings in the country! North Cascades Institute – voted “Best Place to Work” in the 2013 Bellingham Alive – seeks a qualified, enthusiastic individual to become its Chef at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, an award-winning educational field campus in northwestern Washington. Supervised by the Food Service Manager, this position works closely with Institute staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs for people of all ages. You’ll be an important part of the Foodshed Initiative, the Institute’s exciting program that incorporates local, organic products in the food service operations of the Learning Center. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop and deliver educational programs about food choices, sustainable agriculture, wild edibles and culturally-important foods in the Pacific Northwest. The Learning Center is located in North Cascades National Park near Diablo and is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, 60 miles from towns with full amenities.

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Fall 2014 Environmental Education Internship

North Cascades Institute is seeking motivated undergraduate students to be interns at its Environmental Learning Center, located on the shores of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. Up to two interns will be selected to work under the supervision of Institute staff. Interns will be provided with job training in environmental education with the practical application of skills; as such, interns will work under constant supervision by Institute staff, who will observe, advise, and assist when needed. Primary duties will include observing, co-teaching and solo teaching our residential environmental education program, Mountain School; assisting with educational programs for youth and adults; assisting with Learning Center operations; and participating in Institute events, staff meetings, and program debriefs. Interns will be responsible for completing an independent project related to their experience. This is an unpaid internship and is a full-time position. Interns should expect to work five days (approximately forty hours) each week. Some weekend work is required. There is some flexibility with responsibilities based upon individual university requirements and individual skills and interest. It is the responsibility of the intern to complete paperwork with his or her university necessary to receive credit for the internship.

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