Organization: North Cascades Institute
Job Type: Administration, Full-Time, Seasonal
Location: Sedro Woolley, WA
Youth Leadership Instructors serve as the primary field instructors for the Youth Leadership
Adventures program. This position ensures the physical and emotional safety and education of
high school youth participating in backcountry leadership courses. Our youth population is
representative of students from our region. This includes students from a diversity of backgrounds
and identities such as people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, English Language Learners, students
from low income backgrounds, students from rural and urban communities, and recent
immigrants. Youth Leadership Instructors role model and guide students in creating an inclusive
environment that celebrates diverse life experiences and perspectives. Courses incorporate
backpacking, canoeing, outdoor skills and service work as well as curriculum in natural and
cultural history, climate change and climate solutions, leadership and community engagement.
Youth Leadership Instructors will share a primary leadership role with one co-leading peer while
mentoring students. Youth Leadership Instructors will participate in training from mid-late June.
Depending on position duration, instructors will lead either two 8-day courses (Aug 5th end date)
or two 8-day courses and one 12-day course (Sept 3rd end date). In between courses, Instructors
will have scheduled days off and prep time. This position is supervised by the Youth Leadership
To learn more, please click the link provided.
Closing Date: 3/22/2021