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The Alaska Center Education Fund Positions

Voter Engagement Specialists

We are looking for passionate, socially confident, reliable individuals to be advocates and champions for issues of social justice. This is a temporary seasonal position that will run from approximately September 1 to mid-November and will focus on ensuring safe, secure access to voting in upcoming elections.

Voter Engagement Specialists will work with a statewide team of advocates to interact with Alaskans to encourage voter participation in the upcoming election. Partners in this project include Native Peoples Action Community Fund and the Alaska Center Education Fund, and Voter Engagement Specialists will be employed by The Alaska Center. Work will be conducted following all CDC guidelines and many tasks will be completed by phone and computer from home or an office. ​Technology stipends and all necessary PPE will be provided.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Carly Wier at alaskacarly@gmail.com

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Trailside Camp Positions

Trailside Discovery Camp is hiring fall instructors 

As a Trailside fall instructor, you will be responsible for organizing games, leading crafts, outdoor activities, and being homework support. Due to COVID-19 health mandates, all staff and campers are required to wear masks during outdoor activities and complete a health screening each day. As a TDC Instructor, you act as a positive role model for campers who are unable to receive the social interaction and physical activity that comes with school in-person classes, sports, and activities. It is up to you to create a fun, safe, and supportive outdoor experience inclusive to all. Commitment is at least 6 hours a week, with lots of opportunity for more – September 1 to October 18. Programming will take place in the afternoons at different locations around Anchorage. We are flexible with online classes/other jobs/family requirements. All TDC staff must be CPR certified (course offerings can be available). Pay is $12.50-$15 DOE.

Staff Hiring portal is open!.
Link to Apply: trailsidediscovery.campbrainstaff.com

We will be hiring rapidly, once you have submitted your application please text 907-313-9224 to set up a phone interview.

Returning Applicant:
You can use your previous login information.

New applicants:
New applicants will need to create an account with their best contact email and password.

If you have any issues or need assistance please email Trailside@akcenter.org

Job Descriptions Below

Position Summary:


As a Trailside fall instructor, you will be responsible for organizing games, leading crafts, outdoor activities, and being homework support. Due to COVID-19 health mandates, all staff and campers are required to wear masks during outdoor activities and complete a health screening each day. As a TDC Instructor, you act as a positive role model for campers who are unable to receive the social interaction and physical activity that comes with school in-person classes, sports, and activities. It is up to you to create a fun, safe, and supportive outdoor experience inclusive to all. Commitment is at least 6 hours a week, with lots of opportunity for more – September 1  to October 18. Programming will take place in the afternoons at different locations around Anchorage. We are flexible with online classes/other jobs/family requirements. All TDC staff must be CPR certified (course offerings can be available). 

Pay is $12.50-$15 DOE.

Trailside Instructor (age 4-7)

  1. Requirements

The Instructor must:

    1. Have prior experience in environmental education, teaching, child care or other related field.
    2. Have a valid certification in Adult and Child CPR and First Aid or be willing to attain it prior to the start of Fall Camp. Wilderness first aid preferred. 
    3. Reliable transportation to and from work.
    4. Be 16 years or over. Drivers must be over 21 with Valid drivers license and clean driving record. 
    5. Be willing to and follow all protocols outlined in TDC COVID-19 Mitigation Plan. 
  1. Program 

Duties Include:

    1. Maintaining the standards of the American Camping Association.
    2. Working toward accomplishing the mission and goals of Trailside Discovery Camp and The Alaska Center.
    3. Working with the Lead Environmental Education Instructor, EE Team Leader, Program Manager, and Camp Director to provide high quality education experiences to all Trailside Discovery Camp participants.
    4. Preparing lesson plans and implementing environmental education programs and activities as needed.
    5. Supervising participants and ensuring the safety of all staff and campers.

III.     Child Care 

Duties Include:

    1. Recognizing and appropriately responding to hazards and emergencies.
    2. Maintaining ACA standards for instructor to camper ratios.
    3. Encouraging the personal and social development of children.
    4. Observing children and reporting all accidents, significant illnesses, and/or signs of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to the Camp Director.
    5. Running activities and lesson curriculum
    6. Communicating with parents through group chat
    7. Communicating with management about concerns
    8. Youth behaviour management
    9. Ensuring all supplies, toys, and classrooms are clean and sanitized
    10. Ensuring appropriate and realistic physical distancing 
    11. Overseeing appropriate youth hygiene practices 
  1.     Records 

Maintain accurate records:

    1. Protect the confidentiality of the participant’s records.
    2. Filling out timesheets and Health screenings and other paperwork accurately and efficiently.
  1. Supervision and Support 

The Instructor will report directly to the Fall Program Director. 

  1.   Attendance 

The Instructor must:

    1. Complete health screening prior to the start of shift.
    2. Wear a face mask at all times, unless eating or drinking. 
    3. Attend all training sessions
    4. Attend all staff meetings

VII.   Miscellaneous 

The Instructor must be willing and prepared to assume other appropriate duties as assigned by the Fall Program Director/ Camp Director. 

Environmental Education Instructor

Essential Functions

It is essential that the staff member:

  • Arrive promptly for assigned shift and remain present for its entirety
  • Remain with assigned group at all times, i.e. during snack and all activities during the fall camp hours.
  • Assist campers in following TDC COVID -19 mitigation plan protocols including wearing face coverings, frequent hand sanitization and social distancing. 
  • Assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury).
  • Communicate effectively with campers, parents, staff, team leaders, Program Director and Camp Director.
  • Provide support to the Fall Program Director.
  • Supervise loading and unloading of camp vans when needed.
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Appropriately respond to environmental, wildlife and other natural hazards.
  • Must be actively part of a group & supervise children at all times including snacktime, ceremonies, drop off and pick up etc.
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings and all other scheduled meetings throughout the fall.
  • Sing songs and participate in ceremonies and TDC radio.
  • Children will never be left alone or unattended at any time – including bathroom breaks, running back inside to complete a mission etc.

Pay is $12.50-$15 DOE

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Position Summary:


As a Trailside fall instructor, you will be responsible for organizing games, leading crafts, outdoor activities, and being homework support. Due to COVID-19 health mandates, all staff and campers are required to wear masks during outdoor activities and complete a health screening each day. As a TDC Instructor, you act as a positive role model for campers who are unable to receive the social interaction and physical activity that comes with school in-person classes, sports, and activities. It is up to you to create a fun, safe, and supportive outdoor experience inclusive to all. Commitment is at least 6 hours a week, with lots of opportunity for more – September 1  to October 18. Programming will take place in the afternoons at different locations around Anchorage. We are flexible with online classes/other jobs/family requirements. All TDC staff must be CPR certified (course offerings can be available). 


Pay is $12.50-$15 DOE.

Trailside Instructor (age 8-14)

  1. Requirements

The Instructor must:

    1. Have prior experience in environmental education, teaching, child care or other related field.
    2. Have a valid certification in Adult and Child CPR and First Aid or be willing to attain it prior to the start of Fall Camp. Wilderness first aid is preferred. 
    3. Reliable transportation to and from work.
    4. Be 16 years or over. Drivers must be over 21 with Valid drivers license and clean driving record. 
    5. Be willing to and follow all protocols outlined in TDC COVID-19 Mitigation Plan completely.
  1. Program 

Duties Include:

    1. Maintaining the standards of the American Camping Association.
    2. Working toward accomplishing the mission and goals of Trailside Discovery Camp and The Alaska Center.
    3. Working with the Lead Environmental Education Instructor, EE Team Leader, Program Manager, and Camp Director to provide high quality education experiences to all Trailside Discovery Camp participants.
    4. Preparing lesson plans and implementing environmental education programs and activities as needed.
    5. Supervising participants and ensuring the safety of all staff and campers.

III.     Child Care 

Duties Include:

    1. Recognizing and appropriately responding to hazards and emergencies.
    2. Maintaining ACA standards for instructor to camper ratios.
    3. Encouraging the personal and social development of children.
    4. Observing children and reporting all accidents, significant illnesses, and/or signs of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to the Camp Director.
    5. Running activities and lesson curriculum
    6. Communicating with parents through group chat
    7. Communicating with management about concerns
    8. Youth behaviour management
    9. Ensuring all supplies, toys, and classrooms are clean and sanitized
    10. Ensuring appropriate and realistic physical distancing 
    11. Overseeing appropriate youth hygiene practices 
  1.     Records 

Maintain accurate records:

    1. Protect the confidentiality of the participant’s records.
    2. Filling out timesheets and Health screenings and other paperwork accurately and efficiently.
  1. Supervision and Support 

The Instructor will report directly to the Fall Program Director. 

  1.   Attendance 

The Instructor must:

    1. Complete health screening prior to the start of shift.
    2. Wear a face mask at all times, unless eating or drinking. 
    3. Attend all training sessions
    4. Attend all staff meetings

VII.   Miscellaneous 

The Instructor must be willing and prepared to assume other appropriate duties as assigned by the Fall Program Director/ Camp Director. 

Environmental Education Instructor

Essential Functions

It is essential that the staff member:

  • Arrive promptly for assigned shift and remain present for its entirety
  • Remain with assigned group at all times, i.e. during snack and all activities during the fall camp hours.
  • Assist campers in following TDC COVID -19 mitigation plan protocols including wearing face coverings, frequent hand sanitization and social distancing. 
  • Assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury).
  • Communicate effectively with campers, parents, staff, team leaders, Program Director and Camp Director.
  • Provide support to the Fall Program Director.
  • Supervise loading and unloading of camp vans when needed.
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Appropriately respond to environmental, wildlife and other natural hazards.
  • Must be actively part of a group & supervise children at all times including snacktime, ceremonies, drop off and pick up etc.
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings and all other scheduled meetings throughout the fall.
  • Sing songs and participate in ceremonies and TDC radio.
  • Children will never be left alone or unattended at any time – including bathroom breaks, running back inside to complete a mission etc.

Pay is $12.50-$15 DOE

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