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Current Job Openings

Membership and Communications Coordinator

We are currently seeking a Membership and Communications Coordinator (MCC) to support and grow our community of members. The MCC will also work with the Development & Communications Manager to build communication content around campaigns, events, and fundraising strategies. This is an entry level position with the possibility of increased responsibilities in future years. The ideal candidate is someone interested in working with tech platforms, managing data, and building a robust membership program. While a passion for the outdoors and public safety is preferred, professional backcountry experience is not required for this role. This position reports to the Program Director.

This position will be open until filled, with a priority deadline of Friday, September 1st, 2023.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The expected start date is mid to late September 2023.

Intern Observers

Intern Observers are motivated individuals seeking careers in the snow and avalanche industry with a desire and focus on becoming public avalanche forecasters. This program is designed for those new or very early in their avalanche careers

Intern observers will have the opportunity to engage with all three of NWAC’s primary tenants: Forecasts, Education, and Outreach as they gain experience in public avalanche forecasting. This is a one-year commitment that may be renewed for a second season.

Current Volunteer Openings

Submit a general volunteer interest form here.

About Working at NWAC

The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center and the nonprofit Northwest Avalanche Center. The mission of NWAC is to increase avalanche awareness, reduce avalanche impacts, and equip the community with mountain weather and avalanche forecasts, education, and data.

NWAC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and gender non-conforming candidates to apply to open positions. The outdoors should be for everyone, and we know that has traditionally not been the case, with many people being left out of outdoor recreation opportunities. We recognize the need to confront this inequity within our organization. NWAC is actively working to create more avenues for BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ communities to work in the outdoor space and have opportunities to add their lived experiences to the organization’s voice. Through long-term initiatives, NWAC will continue working towards systemic change in the outdoor industry.

NWAC is a public-private partnership between the 501(c)(3) non-profit Northwest Avalanche Center and USFS Northwest Avalanche Center. Job postings will specify which arm of NWAC manages the position.

The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) Forecasting Program is administered by the USFS – Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The program consists of two USFS avalanche meteorologists based in the NOAA-NWS office in Seattle, and seven USFS avalanche specialists (forecasters) based in satellite locations in Bellingham, Seattle, Leavenworth, Cle Elum, North Bend, WA and Parkdale, OR.

The NWAC non-profit staff are based in North Bend. They manage education, outreach and fundraising and fund the website and various related tech projects. The Northwest Avalanche Center is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and is overseen by a 19-member Board of Directors. 

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