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National Opportunities

Position: National Public Lands Day Manager
Organization: National Environmental Education Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Contract position
Application: Open April 17, 2017 until filled

The employee will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders around:

Program/Event Management
-Revision of the 2016 NPLD plan and creation of a corresponding action plan
-Management of the NPLD recruitment and registration process
-Collaboration with other staff and external partners to promote the integration of environmental education, citizen science, health and wellness, and recreational activities into NPLD events across the country
-Design and implementation of an NPLD Signature Site event

Relationship Management
-Management of relationships with representatives from federal, state and local land management agencies. Leverage existing constituencies and develop new allies to engage in NPLD.
-Identification of traditionally underrepresented audiences/communities in environmental education, stewardship, and health promotion activities
-Collaboration with federal and state staff to secure NPLD proclamation
-Assistance in securing, coordinating and engaging partners from the private sector in promoting and/or participating in NPLD events

Evaluation/Reporting
-Coordination and implementation of an evaluation strategy for NPLD in collaboration with staff from the Research and Best Practices unit as well as federal and local partners
-Preparation of program reports for federal and corporate sponsors/stakeholders

Communications
-Assistance in informing and implementing a communications strategy for promoting NPLD Collaboration with staff on NPLD web content, promotional information, press releases and related products. Develop briefing materials for the NPLD signature event.
-Work with technical support staff to identify, communicate, and troubleshoot web-related NPLD problems
-Respond to program inquiries from internal and external stakeholders
Other event related duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in one or more of the following areas: environmental education, corporate social responsibility, marketing, outreach, and/or community relations desired
  • Fluency in Spanish and English desired
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to manage clients from the public and private sectors
  • Strong event management skills...

Washington State Opportunities

Job: Undergraduate Student Services Specialist
Organization: College of the Environment, University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Due: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 5:00pm
Job Type: Full Time

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

The Academic Affairs (AA) team within the Dean’s Office manages programs, initiatives, and events that serve hundreds of students and faculty across seven degree-granting units. The cross-college scope of the AA team affords opportunities to collaborate with departments and schools within the college and with key campus partners to leverage capacity and resources for highest impact. The five-person AA team focuses on supporting the college’s academic units in delivering excellent courses and programs, and recruiting and retaining a diverse pool of academically outstanding students. 

The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for an Undergraduate Student Services Specialist to join this team and enhance and strengthen the College’s outreach to and engagement with current and future undergraduate students. 

The Undergraduate Student Services Specialist leads the development and implementation of college-wide undergraduate student recruitment strategies and leads, and supervises the services following from that strategy, including but not limited to: 

  • Developing and implementing strategies to increase the number of academically outstanding and diverse undergraduate students to meet undergraduate enrollment targets across the College of the Environment (CoEnv). 
  • Leading the implementation of long-range goals and regional-to-national strategies across the college for applicants with an interest in environmental science and environmental studies. 
  • On-campus advising, national networking, and innovative marketing and recruitment activities on and off campus. 

This position works in partnership with the Director of Student and Academic Services, and may collaborate on occasion with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as an important liaison between the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Student and Academic Services, Undergraduate Advisers, Dean's Office staff, and campus student services units (Admissions; First Year Programs; OMA&D Academic Counseling Services; Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, & Student Success, etc.). 
  • Serve as the main point of contact for prospective undergraduate students and their parents, teachers and community members on and off campus, and a central resource for information about undergraduate academic programs and opportunities within the College of the Environment.     

The success of the position will be measured by metrics such as an increase in the number of incoming freshman and transfer applicants who select CoEnv majors, increased inquiries from prospective students, and an increase in the total number of undergraduate CoEnv majors.   

 

Job: Environmental Education Instructors
Organization: Mount Rainier Institute
Location: near Eatonville, WA
Term of Position: Fall 2017 season is late August through mid-November, may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing provided for a modest monthly rental fee.
Compensation: $2,300-2,600 per month

Environmental Education Instructors are key members of the program staff. They lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach a variety of topics such as bio-diversity, natural history, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. EE Instructors have the opportunity for professional growth through the development of their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of ongoing development of a relatively new residential environmental education program.

Mount Rainier Institute is committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or gender.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead students through Mount Rainier Institute programs in natural and cultural history, inquiry-based field investigations, and resource stewardship for youth and adults; primarily students in grades 3-12.
  • Lead half-day and day-long educational hikes (including using snowshoes) on Pack Forest and Mount Rainier National Park trails.
  • Assist in the design of customized environmental and science education programs for students of all ages.
  • Attend training and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of program participants.
  • Conduct evening and weekend programs as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS in Natural Sciences, Biology, Education, Parks and Recreation Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Resource Interpretation, Natural Resources, Outdoor or Environmental Education, or related field.
  • Previous teaching/working with children.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and hike several miles at elevation.
  • Great independent worker and team player.
  • First Aid and CPR certification

DESIRED:

  • Extensive experience in classroom teaching, outdoor environmental education, residential environmental learning center, nature center, or day camp
  • Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Experience facilitating inquiry-based scientific field studies for middle and high school students
  • Knowledge of the natural history of the Pacific Northwest
  • Knowledge of snow science
  • Ability to speak Spanish

To Apply: Send an e-mail with your resume, a brief cover letter, and 3 references to jhayes90@uw.edu (link sends e-mail)

Organization: Tiny Trees Preschools

Job: Lead Teacher, Assistant teacher and Americorps
Application Due: The deadline for the 1st round of hiring is May 26.
The deadline for the 2nd round of hiring is June 30.
Location: Throughout Seattle area

Job: Philanthropy Coordinator
Application Due:
May 26, 2017
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $37,000 – $39,000 a year + Benefits
Location: Pioneer Square Seattle

With the help of a courageous board of directors, a capable CEO, and a talented team of educators, we’ve built the organization needed to bring affordable, high quality, and culturally responsive preschool to scale at parks across Seattle and the Puget Sound. What we need now is a passionate fundraiser who can help bring Tiny Trees to the next level. What we need is you!

Tiny Trees Preschool gives children a quality education and a joyful, nature rich childhood: one full of play, exploration and wonder. By creating joyful, outdoor classrooms in Seattle & King County Parks, Tiny Trees eliminates the cost of a brick and mortar facility. This makes preschool affordable and accessible to all families and allows us to invest in what really matters: empowering great teachers. Tiny Trees is an official partner of Seattle’s Parks and Recreation & King County Parks and is a provider for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways, which provides free tuition at Tiny Trees for children in poverty.

Tiny Trees opened 4 locations in September 2016 at Camp Long (West Seattle), Carkeek Park (North Seattle), Jefferson Park (SE Seattle) & Rainier Valley (SE Seattle). New outdoor schools at the SAM Olympic Sculpture Park (Downtown Seattle), Cougar Mountain (Issaquah/Renton), and Big Finn Hill Park (Kirkland) open fall of 2017. More information at TinyTrees.org.

Teaching Positions:

Tiny Trees is opening 4 new schools in the fall of 2017.

In preparation we have promoted 4 current teachers. 
That means we’re hiring 12 teachers plus 3 AmeriCorps teaching residents.

Philanthropy Coordinator:

  • Work closely with our Chief Executive Officer to help children and families at our 7 locations in Seattle and King County, and to build the philanthropic support to open additional schools in 2018. This will include:

50% individual giving, 25% event coordination, 15% grant writing & 10% substitute teaching

Organization: YMCA Camp Colman
Location: Longbranch WA (south Puget Sound)
Application Due: July 31, 2017
Job: Seasonal Mid August-November 2017

Educators in the Outdoor Environmental Education Program at YMCA Camp Colman work to create an inclusive, low-risk environment in which individuals are empowered to discover their unique talents and strengths and encouraged to share those with their peers, their community and the environment.  Instructors teach a diverse student population in a variety of classes focused in Challenge Education, Environmental Sciences and Outdoor Skills. 

In addition to facilitating programming for our residential school and weekend groups, instructors also have opportunities for professional development through creating passion projects, working in our organic garden, writing curriculum, feeding the animals at our Marine Center and participating in trainings for various industry certifications.  Members of our community wear many hats, including cleaning and maintenance and have the privilege of modeling responsibility, respect, honesty and caring in our day to day tasks.  Educators receive a daily stipend (DOE) in addition to room and board in communal housing on our beautiful 110 acres of forested, beach-front property located on the Puget Sound.  Educators begin mid-August 2017 and commit through mid-late November 2017 with spring employment opportunities available as well.

To apply please email Nicky Crummett at ncrummett@seattleymca.org (link sends e-mail) with your resume and cover letter.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Summer Nature Day Camp Lead Environmental Educators (Carkeek Park)

Organization: Associated Recreation Council

Work to start: Monday, June 26, 2017

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal

The Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center is recruiting for an enthusiastic and engaging Summer Nature Day Camp Lead Environmental Educators to join their team this summer. 

This popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Explore the secrets of this northwest Seattle watershed, nine miles from downtown. Here 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach are formed by the magic of water and time.

Carkeek Park runs a popular summer nature day camp, with weekly themes such as Eyes to the Sky, Wet and Squigly Tipepool Wonder, Furs Tails Tracks and Trails, Tipepools- Window to Puget Sound, Survivor’s Island, Buggin’ Out, Carkeek’s Incredible Time Machine, and Survivor Island. 

Summer Day Camp Schedule:

  • June 27, 2017 – August 25, 2017
  • Monday – Friday, 35-40 hours per week 
  • Available shifts will be 7 to 8 hours per day between 8:00am - 5:00 pm (subject to change based on business need)
  • Mandatory pre-camp training will be offered in June

Basic Duties: 

  • Provide program supervision and management, and mentoring of staff when Nature Day Camp Director is not on site 
  • Assist Director in providing a safe environment by maintaining orderly, clean, and appealing facilities; competent in emergency preparedness; removing known safety hazards; ensuring staff with current CPR/First Aid certification and any other required or applicable credentials
  • Guiding children ages 6-12 in hands-on, environmental education activities
  • Working closely with the Environmental Education team to plan and implement programs and activities
  • Regularly team teach with 1-2 other staff members and direct games and activities (including songs and art projects) for 20-30 campers
  • Work outdoors and keep high energy and engagement while exploring Carkeek Park for long periods of time
  • Supervise, evaluate, and act as a positive role model for the Jr. Naturalist volunteers, ages 13-16
  • Be flexible, flexible, flexible

Requirements: 

  • At least 3+ years of experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
  • 2 years of college level education, preferably with course work in the natural sciences and/or education.

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Job: Summer Program Instructor- Brightwater Center
Organization: Islandwood
Location: Woodinville, WA
Job Type: Full-Time Seasonal

  • Develop and teach week-long camp programs for children ages 4-12. These include Summer Day Camp, as well as Voices from the Field.
  • Abide by IslandWood’s safety procedures and protocols as stated in your Summer Camp Instructor Handbook and ensure the safety of participants at all times.
  • Serve as a mentor to a Summer Programs Intern.
  • Participate and lead portions of staff training June 20-23, 2017.
  • Attend weekly debrief and prep meetings on Fridays (4:00-5:00 PM)

Position start date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

To Apply: Email employment@islandwood.org (link sends e-mail) for full job description and application details.

Contact: Blair Griffin (206) 855-7053
employment@islandwood.org

Camp Sealth Camp Leaders
Season Dates: Immediate Start Possible through June 13th, 2017 with possible employment available for summer and fall seasons.
Job Type: Full-time, seasonal

Position Description
Camp Sealth is seeking individuals who have an enthusiasm for the outdoors, have experience teaching and leading, and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a hard working community! This position encompasses many different aspects of camp, including program/activity leadership, cleaning and kitchen operation, and summer preparation support: helping instructors to gain a uniquely diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience.

Environmental Education Instructors teach classes to youth of all ages with curriculum including Forest and Marine Ecology, Outdoor Living, and Sustainability. Instructors will be trained in several recreational activities such as archery, challenge course, waterfront, arts & crafts, and games. Applicants should display creativity, compassion, and self-motivation and be ready to share the joy of nature with students and guests!

Desired Qualifications
• Degree or some college education in Environmental Science, Recreation, Biology, or Education
• Ability to work and live comfortably as a member of a team.
• Formal or informal teaching experience
• Current First Aid & CPR certification; Washington Food Handler's Permit (can obtain after offer)
• Must pass a background check

How to Apply
Check out our website at: www.campfireseattle.org and apply online or request a paper application.