A group of NCOAE staff members.


Interested in a career in outdoor and adventure education? The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) may be the right fit for you.

Working at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education

Here at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education, we’re always on the lookout for great people to add to our growing team of outdoor and adventure-based educators and program administrators. Like any good educationally focused endeavor, we exist because of the success of our students and program participants, and because of the relentless work, dedication, skills, and insights of our co-workers.


Adventure Education

Our values are at the core of our curriculum. With a strong foundation of personal growth, professional development, and promoting stewardship in our communities and natural environment, NCOAE’s courses provide value-based adventure education for teenagers and adults.

Challenge by Choice

Self-determination allows us to challenge ourselves and others, enhance knowledge and understanding, develop new skills, change attitudes and behaviors, and build confidence.


By learning from our own experiences and championing original and derivative thinking, we seek to differentiate ourselves and provide unmatched experiences for those we serve.


Thoughtful collaboration, based on the acknowledgement of one another’s strengths, allows us to optimize our business operations and deliver transformative student experiences.


Being prepared allows us to mitigate risks, improve student experiences, advance our internal processes, and plan for and be comfortable with the unknown.


We relate with others through acceptance and understanding in order to promote personal growth and engaging student experiences in a supportive community.


We persist in the face of adversity, learn from failure, and adapt and evolve to become stronger and wiser.

Kids on an NCOAE raft.

Current Open Positions