International Employee Program CoordinatorNantahala Outdoor Center – North Carolina

International Employee Program CoordinatorNantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center

North Carolina


For 51 years NOC has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, wilderness medicine as well as unmatched retail service, food service, lodging, and trip planning services. 

Job Summary:

Nantahala Outdoor Center brings in students from all over the world on J1 visas and they will need assistance with going to and from town and help adjusting to a new culture. This position is responsible for the needs and cultural experiences of the students including but not limited to errands, social security, fun trips to experience the surrounding areas, holidays, etc.  

This is a part-time position from the end of March till the beginning of October. The schedule is flexible for two to three days a week. Expect to work a full 8 hour day on the two to three days per week. Schedules can vary. 

This position can be paired with another one in the company for anyone looking for full time hours.


J1 Coordination:

  • Manage all aspects of our J1 visitors experience from arrival to departure to campus for approximately 10-15 J1 visitors throughout the 2023 season
  • Welcome J1 visitors to campus and ensure that they have everything they need to succeed
  • Complete campus walk through process and introductions for J1 visitors after each orientation
  • Schedule necessary J1 transportation to town, appointments, and work as necessary
  • Schedule and transport J1 visitors to the Social Security Office on the first week of each participants arrival
  • Coordinate and schedule SHA and cultural immersion opportunities for all J1 visitors
  • Complete all necessary documentation of cultural visits to include attendance sheets and photos
  • Ensure that each participants gets the opportunity to participate in each NOC adventure opportunity on campus
  • Transport J1 participants to each cultural even using NOC provided vehicles
  • Actively resolve any issues for the J1 participant
  • Work with participants to resolve any issues
  • Ensure J1 visitors receive all necessary NOC communications during the season to ensure a high quality employment experience is met 
  • Work with SEVIS to ensure proper communication timelines are met for NOC J1 visitors stay


  • Must be 21 years of age and posses a clean driving record with a valid U.S. drivers License 
  • A genuine passion for connecting international travelers to the U.S. work experience and culture
  • Understand and can manage processes and procedures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, professional demeanor.
  • Able to manage heavy workload, prioritize well and meet deadlines.
  • Continuous authorization to work in the United States.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with foreign workers
  • Ability to maintain order & professionalism, and confidentiality of employee information

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions

  • On feet for most of shifts; shifts can be over 8 hours
  • Drive for hours at a time
  • Must work most holidays and weekends as business dictates

Work Locations

  • Wesser Campus/Bryson City, NC

The above noted description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned, but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position.  As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of the position.

Please note that as an employer with over 100 employees, NOC will be required to comply with any OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard should that standard be enacted. 

The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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