Anchorage Outdoor School Coordinator

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Sunday, July 31, 2022, 6:00pm



Anchorage, AK
United States

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Anchorage Outdoor School is education through experience and exploration! Our mission is to cultivate lifelong stewardship of public lands in Alaska through place-based education. The Anchorage Outdoor School program is a collaboration between more than a dozen state, local, and federal organizations including the Anchorage Park Foundation, Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm Heritage Area, Alaska Fish & Game, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage Museum, UAA, National Park Service, US Forest Service, and the Anchorage School District Health, and Physical Education Department. AOS is a 2-day, immersive school experience, for 5th graders within the Anchorage School District. Students spend two full school days in their nearest local park learning outdoor skills, recreation activities, history, science, and social-emotional skills. Currently programs are held for 6 weeks in the fall and 6 weeks in the spring, serving over 700 students.

The Anchorage Outdoor School Coordinator is an Anchorage-based contract position that will help coordinate logistics of planning and implementing Anchorage Outdoor School during the upcoming school year. The position will help with communication and scheduling of school groups and staff, present pre and post visits to participating schools, and provide onsite supervision of the program. This position is ideal for someone skilled at logistics and event planning, enjoys working with youth, comfortable working outdoors in all weather, willing to be silly, and flexible schedule. This is an independent contractor position for the 2022/2023 academic school year with compensation not to exceed $10,000. Contract start and end dates are flexible with the bulk of the work (up to 30 hours a week) occurring six weeks during September – October & mid-March – early May. The contractor reports to the Youth Engagement Manager and works collaboratively with all program partners. This role offers a flexible work environment, interaction with a variety of partners, and opportunity help expand this popular outdoor education program within Anchorage. 

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How to Apply:

To apply for the Anchorage Outdoor Coordinator contract position, please send a cover letter, and résumé to

\We encourage candidates to apply by July 15, 2022, however this position will be open until filled. Interested candidates may reach out to Meredith Gutierrez, Youth Engagement Manager at 907.351.0055 to discuss the position.