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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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