If you’ve spent any amount of time surfing our website or reading this blog, you know that working at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is more than just a job. It’s a reward.
Working at NCOAE is a reward for many things, including: superior performance elsewhere; having a keen understanding of emotional intelligence and its impact on group dynamics; and, successfully teaching and guiding youths and adults in remote wilderness locations. Along the way, those who master technical outdoor skills – as evidenced by earning highly sought after certifications from organizations like the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and the American Canoe Association (ACA) – also find that their hard work and dedication is potentially rewarded with an opportunity to work at The National center for Outdoor & Adventure Education.
In other words, working as an NCOAE outdoor educator, instructor or administrative staffer isn’t possible for everyone who applies. Instead, our employment openings – some of which are referenced below – are only available for the best of the best.
Currently, we’re actively pursuing applicants for these upcoming NCOAE job openings:
- NCOAE Course Director (This position oversees the safety, quality, and educational effectiveness of all of NCOAE courses. Your primary responsibilities in this job include: supervising and evaluating instructors, managing technical sites/activities, and overseeing all logistics of NCOAE courses in the field. That’s it? No, there’s more to this position than just that, of course; so for more information and a full job description, send an email of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- NCOAE Lead Instructor (This position is responsible for helping to manage the safety and wellbeing of all NCOAE students, and actively co-instructs while in the field. To learn more about this position, please send an email of inquiry to email@example.com.)
- NCOAE Assistant Field Instructor (As do all NCOAE wilderness instructor positions, this opportunity requires that you have a very solid understanding and knowledge of the inherent risks associated with backcountry travel in remote wilderness settings with groups, and that you have your Wilderness First Responder [WFR] and Leave No Trace [LNT] certifications. Learn more by sending an email message of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The hiring process here at NCOAE is fairly straightforward. You start by sending an email message of inquiry to email@example.com that includes a cover letter for the position you’re applying for, along with your resume. After reviewing resumes, qualified applicants receive an initial contact from our office (usually in the form of an email reply followed by an introductory phone call). Next comes a request from us for you to fill out our employment application, which is followed by an in-person or Skype video interview.
As a growing organization, we’re always on the lookout for exceptional people to add to our team of adventure-based and outdoor educators and administrators. And like any successful organization in our line of work, we continue to grow because of the success of our students and adult participants, and because of the uncompromising work, dedication, skills, and insights of our co-workers.