Community Outreach Coordinator- Closes 1/19/18

Position Community Outreach Coordinator
Employer North Cascades Institute
Job Description Summary
North Cascades Institute is seeking an enthusiastic, talented person to be its new Community Outreach Coordinator. Candidates must have a strong connection to, and passion for, the Institute’s mission to inspire and empower environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational experiences in nature. This is a wonderful opportunity to join North Cascades Institute at a time of exciting growth.

The Community Outreach Coordinator advances community awareness of and participation with North Cascades Institute by representing the Institute, our mission, values and programs at a wide range of community events throughout the region. They are responsible for bringing in prospective participants, donors, and partners through the strategic coordination of Institute-wide events (including fundraising), and community outreach activities. They work closely with a five-person Development and Marketing team and will report to the Communications and Marketing Manager.

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.

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.

Responsibilities include:
● Expand revenue and participation at Institute programs and special events, including several events related to North Cascades National Park’s 50th anniversary in 2018
● Initiate and develop key relationships between individuals and groups in surrounding communities; understand Institute priorities in deciding which organizations and events the Institute gets involved with
● Facilitate outreach, presentations, written correspondence, and participation in outreach opportunities that support community awareness and diversification of participations served by Institute programs
● Serve as main point of contact and nurture relationships with local associations, other non-profit organizations, businesses, and community groups such as Chambers of Commerce, Rotaries, Kiwanas, Sustainable Connections and local businesses such as REI, Village Books, Co-ops
● Create and maintain a calendar of outreach opportunities and coordinate with staff, graduate students, and volunteers to attend and promote Institute programs at events, fairs, and conferences
● Manage and stock outreach and materials at external locations and work with Marketing Coordinator to track distribution of materials in Institute locations
● Work with development staff to plan and execute events for fundraising and donor cultivation
● Work with Communications Manager on lead generation, data capture and follow-up, including leads generated during outreach activities, retail store leads, Cascade Loop and AAA leads, and others
● Help Grants Coordinator secure corporate cash and in-kind support for events such as NW Youth Leadership Summit, anniversaries, donor house parties and other special events
● Recruit, train, and develop staff, graduate students, and volunteers to assist in carrying out community outreach activities
● Analyze and report on effectiveness of outreach activities; make recommendations for adjusting efforts and budget
● Other marketing and fundraising duties as assigned

Compensation: This is a regular, full-time, exempt position based out of the administrative office in Sedro-Woolley, WA with an annual salary range of $30,000 – $35,000 based on experience. We offer a competitive compensation package; benefits include paid time-off, medical/dental insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, tax-defined annuity and contribution retirement plan, and a yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs. There is an active carpool from Bellingham to the Sedro-Woolley office.

Start Date: February 20, 2018 or sooner

Application Deadline: January 19, 2018 with priority given to early submissions.
North Cascades Institute is committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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 ( is a respected, national leader among U.S. environmental education organizations. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $3.5 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.

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Named a “Top Three Spots in the North Cascades” by The Seattle Times and “Top Ten Great Getaways” by ParentMap Magazine, the Environmental Learning Center is a hub of discovery for all ages in one of the wildest, most biologically diverse landscapes in North America. Operated by North Cascades Institute in partnership with the National Park Service and the City of Seattle, our award-winning residential campus is nestled on the shores of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. Activities include school and youth programs, a graduate program, classes for adults, teachers and families, and a wide array of conferences and retreats. Featuring earth-friendly design and operations, our tree-sheltered campus features 16 buildings:
• Multimedia classrooms, a research library and aquatic and terrestrial labs
• Overnight lodging for up to 92 participants, plus housing for graduate students and staff
• A lakeside dining hall with a recycling/composting center
• An amphitheater, outdoor learning shelters and trails leading into the surrounding wildlands
• A dock on Diablo Lake for paddling adventures
• ADA-accessible facilities and pathways

Qualifications Required Qualifications:
● People-oriented with strong presentation skills and marketing abilities
● Track record of organizing successful community and/or fundraising events
● Experience and enthusiasm for working in partnership with local residents and community organizations
● Excellent written and in-person communications
● Familiarity with or willingness to learn relational databases (CRMs)
● Effective at managing a wide array of projects and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
● Exceptional organizational and customer service skills
● Desire and ability to work collaboratively as well as autonomously
● Willingness to work early morning, evening, and weekend hours, and to adjust hours to accommodate various opportunities
● Must own reliable transportation and be eager to drive across Whatcom and Skagit Counties and occasionally further, including Seattle
● Passion for the Institute’s goal to connect people, nature and community
● Commitment to building a work environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all
● 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:
● Familiarity with the local communities surrounding North Cascades
● Supervision and volunteer coordination experience
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Power Point


$30,000 – $35,000 DOE
Days/Hours 40 hours per week year round
Contact Info Jodi Broughton

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284


PHONE: 360.854.2596

How to Apply    To Apply: Please apply online on our website at: Upload a resume and a cover letter stating why you are a good fit for this position. Contact Jodi Broughton at (206) 304-2312 with questions.
Position Closes January 19, 2018