We are Hiring!
Denali Education Center is a non-advocacy, for-purpose organization and a proud partner of Denali National Park and Preserve. Our mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of Denali through fun, informative, and inspiring programs. Our 10-acre campus is home to 24 guest rooms, a combined classroom and dining hall, a lecture hall, a yurt, an employee kitchen/bath facility, and employee cabins. We operate week-long learning vacations in cooperation with numerous educational groups and organizations, primarily Road Scholar. In addition, we offer a suite of community programs, evening events, lectures, and youth programs.
Our campus is located on the edge of Denali National Park along the Nenana River. We are a diverse organization, with our roots firmly planted in the local community, and Denali National Park and Preserve. Each summer, we are lucky to welcome hard-working, motivated, and fun individuals who collectively make Denali Education Center possible. Our organization experiences a low staff turnover, so be prepared to fall in love with our dynamic and fun work community!
Available Year-Round Position:
The Program Manager is a year-round administrative position within Denali Education Center. During the winter months, the Program Manager works with our Program Director and other Alaskan partners to coordinate and confirm all aspects of our summer adult learning vacation itineraries. Each summer the Program Manager is responsible for hiring and supervising our seasonal Group Leaders and Program Coordinators. Prospective Program Managers should be attentive to detail, possess strong management skills, and have a desire to live and work year-round in interior Alaska.
The Event Coordinator works directly with DEC’s Marketing and Communications Director to plan and implement all events and performances in the Charles Sheldon Center, Volunteer Day, and fundraising events throughout the summer. Throughout the summer this person acts as a face and voice for the Denali Education Center. The Event Coordinator is a highly collaborative position that works directly with other DEC staff, guests, and summer volunteers.
Each summer, our field educators help to inform and inspire hundreds of visitors to Alaska and Denali. DEC’s Field Educators are responsible for providing engaging and informative guided hikes to our learning vacation participants on Denali’s front-country trail systems. Additionally, educators will work to develop and present natural history classes to our learning vacation participants, visiting tour groups, and local hotel guests throughout the summer.
YOUTH FIELD INSTRUCTOR
Denali Education Center is excited to be able to offer an entire suite of youth programs each summer for local and Alaskan youth. Throughout the summer the Youth Field instructor will work with the Youth Program Manager to plan and prepare for each of these youth programs before heading out into Denali’s wilderness to lead them.
Group Leaders travel with our adult learning vacation programs as they explore Alaska. Their main duties include facilitating the group’s day to day activities and ensuring that everything runs smoothly.
Program Coordinators act as a logistical liaison on our campus and for our learning vacations. Successful candidates should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and positive. They work directly with the Program Manager to ensure that all of our participants have a fun, informed, and inspiring trip to Alaska.
Contact us about volunteer opportunities!
We welcome Volunteers at Denali Education Center anytime! If you’re interested in sweeping a hike, hauling gravel, gardening, working our fundraising events, or any number of other tasks, we’d love to have you.
For more information about volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!