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Program Associate
Organization: E3 Washington
Location: Seattle, Pioneer Square
Application due: March 6th, or until position is filled
Job Type: Part-Time Contract. 15-20 hours a week.

E3 Washington (Education for the Environment, Equity and the Economy) seeks a part-time Program Associate or Fellow to support the upcoming North American Association for Environmental Education National Conference scheduled October 9 – 13 in Spokane, WA and to provide Web and Administrative support for the remainder of calendar year 2018. 

E3 is Washington state’s keystone organization supporting environmental and sustainability education (ESE).  The organization was founded in 1991 as the Environmental Education Association of Washington (EEAW) and renamed E3 in 2016 recognizing the need to advance environmental literacy and robust education, equity and economic outcomes for all WA K-12 students.  Our mission is to “ensure that every young person in WA has access to high quality ESE experiences in both formal and informal settings that are responsive to community and youth assets, aspirations and needs.” Help us support this valuable work on behalf of students, teachers, healthy environments and communities.
Program Associate will support the following 3 tasks:
Administrative Duties

- Take notes at Board, Climate Education Coalition and Conference related meetings
- Write up notes, synthesizing Action Steps
- Prepare for circulation to relevant parties
- Regularly collect, open, sort mail
- Respond to Info@E3Washington.org and/or relay relevant messages
- Prepare checks for signing
- Prepare invoices for submission
- Maintain Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Monthly Statements
- Report to Board

Conference - Work with Conference and Committee Chairs to:
-  Help recruit and support WA state conference Volunteers
-  Assist in securing sponsorship and auction items
-  Work with NAAEE on the 30 Under 30 program
- Help to compile activities for the Conference Program

Website Development & Updating

- Update and maintain E3 Washington website.

- Coordinate with NAAEE web information and materials.

We will begin considering applications March 7, 2018, please send resume plus three references to:
Lisa Eschenbach, E3 Washington
PO Box # 226
Seattle Impact Hub
220 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 

Or, Leschenbach@e3washington.org
 

Outreach & Education Coordinator

Organization: Capitol Land Trust
Location: Olympia WA
Position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 20, 2018.

Capitol Land Trust seeks an Outreach & Education Coordinator to further expand and implement our outreach and education program, which will increase the public’s exposure to our unique natural environment, connect students to hands-on learning on our preserves and build broad support for our mission within the community.

Naturalist

Organization: Seattle Audubon
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline to Apply: Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:00am
Job Type: Full time, seasonal: 11 weeks* between June 18 – August 31, (includes one week of training/set-up, 10 weeks of camp, and breaking down camp at the end of the summer).  Nature Camp locations are at Magnuson Park and in West Seattle.

 * We are offering three weeks of camp in West Seattle.  If you prefer to only work in West Seattle (1 week of training + 3 weeks of camp), please indicate this in your application.  Hours from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday during camp.  

 

Position Summary

Teach age-appropriate ecology, cultural, and art education activities to children between the ages of 5-15.  Field groups range in size from 8-12 campers.  Lead educational lessons, games, songs and team-building activities with your assigned field groups to foster a fun and respectful camp spirit.

Supervise campers while on field trips, conduct regular head counts, and assist in loading and unloading vehicles. 

Assist with curriculum and systems development, create activity materials, and help train interns and volunteers.  Act as a mentor to volunteer high school students assigned to your group.  Assist with camp set-up, breakdown, and cleanup according to weekly theme.  Treat materials and natural specimens with respect; assist with inventory and packing as needed. 

Maintain appropriate camper conduct; deal effectively with inappropriate behaviors and other problems.  Monitor camper and staff safety and comfort; assist with health care and First Aid as needed; respond to accidents and emergencies appropriately. 

Qualifications

Requires BA/BS in science, education, or related field and/or experience working with children in an informal education or camp setting.  Prior camp and/or teaching experience is preferred.  Bonus skills such as art, storytelling, music, and writing are highly desirable, as is enthusiasm for learning about PNW ecology. First Aid and CPR certification required by start of work.


Environmental Education and Retreat Staff

Organization: Camp Sealth
Location: Vashon Island, WA
Apply by: March 15, 2018

Pay is: $50/day worked. Room and Board included!

Season dates are: March 28, 2018 - June 15, 2018 for the spring (Summer employment is available via the summer camp department)

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! With over 400 acres and a mile and a half of privite waterfront access, Sealth has many attractive aspects.

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

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound ignites a passion for nature, a commitment to service and a drive to succeed in 8,000 children and teens every year. Since 1915, kids have relied on Camp Fire for fun and educational experiences that develop their confidence, academic success, leadership and social skills. With the support of our community, we build tomorrow’s leaders today. We are very proud to be a welcoming place for all kids to come together to learn, play and grow into confident and caring members of society.

How to Apply:

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Josh Cunningham EE and Retreat Manager at joshc@campfireseattle.org.

Outdoor Education Instructor

Organization: Camp Killoqua
Location: Stanwood, WA
Job Type: Seasonal
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00pm

Job Description:

Come work and play at camp during the school year! Camp Killoqua, a non-profit residential Outdoor Education program in beautiful Western Washington, is looking for creative, enthusiastic Instructors for our spring season. We offer 2-5 day residential programs as well as day trips for area schools. Our OE curriculum focuses on forest, wildlife, and wetland ecology of the Pacific Northwest, teambuilding activities and outdoor recreation activities including climbing wall, canoeing, archery, outdoor living skills, and orienteering. Our evening activities include night hikes, cooperative games, and campfires. Our program has all the fun you expect from a summer camp, with lots of fun games and singing, as well as a more structured classroom style learning aspect. Instructors are responsible for teaching all activities to a group of approximately 15 students, leading songs and evening programs, hosting meals, kitchen duties and some general maintenance of site and program. All staff participate in a 4 day paid training covering all activities. Staff training also includes time to develop research and personalize lesson plans. Schools provide their own cabin counselors (No overnight responsibilities). Staff typically work 5 days per week with most weekends off.

SPECIFIC DUTIES PERFORMED: Staff work with OE groups teaching environmental ecology lessons and leading outdoor recreation activities. Staff also helps with general camp operations. Schools provide their own cabin counselors (No overnight responsibilities). Staff work 5 days per week with most weekends off.

Director of Education

Organization: Islandwood
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: January 25, 2018

Reports to: Senior Vice President for Education

Direct reports
• Education for Environment and Community Program Coordinator
• Practicum Supervisor
• Garden Education Faculty
• Arts Integration Faculty
• Affiliate or visiting faculty

Other key relationships
• Director for Youth and Community Education
• Director Urban Environmental Education Graduate Program
• Director for Urban School Programs
• Director of Program Impact

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Program Vision – Preparing the next generation of environmental educators for formal and informal settings requires that the Director keep current with trends and envision future needs in environmental education.
• Program Leadership – Engage faculty in providing high quality graduate instruction that is consistent with IslandWood’s project-based constructivist model. Oversee curriculum development and program improvement.
• University Partnership Engagement – Engage with the affiliated faculty at University of Washington College of Education toward a mutually beneficial relationship. Manage all university paperwork in a timely and proactive manner.
• Program Integration – Work closely with other IslandWood Program Directors to ensure that there is thoughtful integration of program objectives including sharing of instructors and supporting outcome for each program.
• Financial Stewardship – Ensure that the EEC program maintains financial health. This is directly connected to maintaining a full program enrollment and thoughtfully managing expenditures.
• Research, Publishing and Outreach – Maintain a robust schedule of publishing regarding the impact of the EEC programs.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

• Earned doctorate (or equivalent) in Environmental Education, Teacher Education, Education, or related field.
• Track record of success in graduate program design and sustainability, and staff leadership.
• Previous work experience demonstrates a growth mindset and aligns with IslandWood’s strategic focus: to be a leader in innovative and inclusive education for the planet.
• Experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds.

CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES

Cultural Capacity
The new Director will show an authentic interest in continual cultural capacity growth on both a personal and programmatic level, and will lead in a way that honors IslandWood’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by:

• Seeking out and elevating diverse voices;
• Understanding and acknowledging the implicit biases that can undermine the impact of instruction and of an organization’s work with and on behalf of diverse communities;
• Speaking with humility and demonstrated self-awareness, and showing comfort and authenticity with difficult conversations;
• Ensuring inclusive and equitable practices, policies, and programs in the EEC program.

Advocate for Nontraditional Learning and Teacher Education
The primary focus of the EEC graduate program is to nurture educators in their development toward instructional proficiency and mastery. The Director will be the leader of the EEC learning community and will model excellence in instruction as well as the mentoring of novice educator graduate students.

• Experience designing nontraditional education programs for adult learners, ideally for educators.
• Ability to work nimbly between University, community-based, and not-for-profit organizations.
• Savvy with organizational change.

Environmental Education Expertise
The Director will possess a substantial background in environmental education instruction, leadership,and research:

• Possess a firm grasp of the foundational ideas and practices of environmental education.
• Embrace a vision for 21st century environmental learning and a skillset necessary foreducators.
• Pursue questions of the enduring efficacy of environmental education across sectors.

DESIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Demonstrate IslandWood’s core values that enable teams and individuals to succeed with shared respect and purpose;
• Advocate for children, education, and the environment;
• Support IslandWood’s strategic plan to expand mission and impact;
• Listen attentively with a collaborative approach;
• Possess a restless pursuit of excellence;
• Model sincere ethics and integrity.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and Application for Employment form including contact information for three current references to:
employment@islandwood.org
 


Educator & Interpreter

Organization: Location: Toutle, WA
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:45pm
Job Type: Full-time temporary

Multiple positions available.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Education with the Mount St. Helens Institute (40% of time)
    • Facilitate safe and educational programs for youth ages 6 through 18
    • Lead science activities and hikes
    • Develop science and outdoor learning activities
    • Maintain and organize educational supplies
    • Communicate with teachers, group coordinators and parents
    • Evaluate programs and develop necessary reports...
  • Other duties with the Mount St. Helens Institute (10% of time)
    • Host groups renting the Science and Learning Center
    • Attend community outreach events
    • Support other Mount St. Helens Institute programs including guided hikes
    • Complete other tasks as directed by supervisor
  • Interpretation with US Forest Service (50% of time)
    • Conduct Junior Ranger Programs
    • Provide visitor service at visitor centers and on trails
    • Review and assist with program development
    • Complete other tasks as directed by supervisor(s)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental education, ecology, geology or related degree OR 3 years of equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated 1+ year experience teaching and leading outdoor, science-based education programs for youth, such as at a camp or education center.
  • Knowledge of and passion for natural history
  • Experience developing activities for youth
  • Ability to work both independently and in groups in remote areas with minimal supervision...

ABILITIES: Regular work standing and walking for 10 hours. Work will occasionally be conducted outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and terrain.

WORKING HOURS: This is full-time temporary, exempt seasonal position. Some days will be longer than 10 hours and overnight work is required for the Mount St. position.

ABOUT US: MSHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing understanding and stewardship of the earth through science, education and exploration of volcanic landscapes. MSHI functions as a tight-knit group of individuals united in our common passion for Mount St. Helens. We value diversity, good challenges, adventure, fun, partnership and community. We work closely with the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument staff on a daily basis and operate under US Forest Service special use permit...


Outreach Educator

Organization: Pacific Science Center
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posted: January 22, 2018
Job Type: Part-time

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center (MSEEC) is seeking enthusiastic and knowledgeable Educators who share our passion for discovery, experimentation and critical thinking. MSEEC reaches all communities across the Puget Sound through a variety of programs. The Educators' primary responsibilities would be with the Field Studies programs; leading school field trips, night walks, scouts programs, and more. The Educators will teach our experiential, hands-on lessons both inside in our classrooms and outside in our wetland nature park. MSEEC is committed to forming an inclusive environment where our staff and participants with all identities feel welcome.

Community Engagement Liaisons

Organization: Seattle Aquarium
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Part Time, February to Fall 2018.  The position pays $14.50/hour.
Posted: January 17, 2018

Opportunity:

Seattle Aquarium’s community engagement team is looking for up to six Community Engagement Liaisons to deliver outreach programming in a way that helps build authentic, mutually beneficial relationships with our community and supports teams of field-based volunteers.

The Seattle Aquarium community engagement team strives to connect all people with the marine environment in support of our mission. Environmental degradation disproportionately affects communities of color and low-income communities, and environmental challenges will not be solved without bringing to bear the knowledge, skills and diverse views of the entire human community.

The Seattle Aquarium engages with the community through a variety of marine-conservation-focused outreach programs, including our field-based programs—Beach Naturalist and Cedar River Salmon Journey—as well as the Seattle Aquarium Connections program and a new field conservation program currently in development for 2018.

The community engagement team’s approach is to use culturally responsive teaching to connect with learners’ prior knowledge. We value and respect the diversity of experiences that visitors bring to the beach, river or other field site. We work to create an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone to connect with the marine environment and with one another in service of our mission.

 

Youth Mentor/Naturalist

Organization: Terra-Forma Education
Location: Seattle, WA

Seeking individual for cooperative program and curriculum development. Interest and experience in storytelling, hero's journey and rites of passage.

 

Comprehensive Campaign Director 

Organization: Islandwood
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Job Type: Full-time

Overview: 
IslandWood is engaged in a multi-year, $50 million comprehensive campaign to secure essential short-term and long-term funding to deepen its foundational programs and extend its reach in the communities where its students live and learn. The Campaign Director will develop and implement a fundraising and donor strategy that effectively moves existing and prospective donors from identification to solicitation. They will cultivate and manage relationships with high wealth donors that lead to increased and consistent diverse revenue for the organization. They will be a strategic thinker and able to leverage internal and external resources to maximize fiscal and relationship building outcomes, and will lead a team and drive the campaign strategy for the organization.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of the Comprehensive Campaign for IslandWood, driving major and planned giving programs to ensure campaign goals are met
  • Oversee and lead the Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager who manages the grant seeking process for the campaign; support other corporate and foundation grants as needed
  • Proactively identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals for operating and program support, volunteer programs, special projects, and event sponsorship including the annual Gala
  • Develop, plan and implement a comprehensive prospect strategy to achieve successful cultivation, engagement and solicitations, including but not limited to moving prospects from one giving level to the next; own the prospect management and tracking processes
  • Working with the Education Department, ensure that team identifies suitable program support alignment for current and potential donors
  • Oversee budget development and monitoring for activities within area of responsibility and produce internal and external reports regarding projected and achieved goals; work with Finance Department to gather data related to program progress and stay aware of new developments to prepare timely, robust and accurate reports to funders...

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience; MBA/MPA or similar degree a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with fundraising and management of donor portfolios of five and six figure gifts
  • A proven track record of success in implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy
  • 6 – 8 years of fundraising experience, including proposal writing, prospect development, project management, and donor stewardship
  • Experience leading a professional fundraising staff
  • Strong knowledge of Salesforce, or other development database systems, and design of program and pipeline management.


Public Lands Stewards Internships Listings

Organizations: Americorps and Mt. Adams Institute
Locations: Washington and Oregon
Position Begins on May 7, 2018.
Job Type: Seasonal Internships

Positions are for general population, ages 21-30 and military veterans.
All Positions Open Until Filled.

Recruitment began in early 2018.

Marine Science Educator, Captain, Mate
Organization: Salish Sea Expeditions

Compensation: $1400-$1800/month plus full room and partial board
Job type: Seasonal, Contract

Salish Sea Expeditions serves students in grades 5-12 by inspiring a passion for learning through hands-on marine science exploration, maritime skills training, and leadership development aboard a 61-foot sailing research vessel on the waters of Puget Sound. Students design and conduct real experiments, deploy oceanographic equipment, gather and analyze data, plot a course for data collection, handle sails and boat navigation, and work as a team to better understand the environmental health of the Salish Sea and its connected waterways.

The organization is currently hiring for the following positions for the Spring 2018 season:
• Program Coordinator
• Logistics Coordinator
• Mate
• Deckhand

Salish hires nautical and marine scientist educators for our spring (~late Feb-mid June) sailing season to teach in the classroom and aboard the sailing vessel Carlyn. There are typically 6 crew members on all expeditions. The captain, mate, and deckhand oversee ship operations and nautical instruction, while one to two marine science educators guide student research efforts. The program coordinator, responsible for oversight of the entire experience, facilitates each trip and assists in the science program. The galley + logistics coordinator is in charge of preparing lunches for the students and crew and coordinating meals and supplies for the expeditions. Multi-day trips with students range from 3- to 5-days where each night the vessel is either docked or anchored. Each season we also have a number of 4-6 hour day sails with students, 2-4 hour promotional public sails and transits between ports within the Puget Sound.

Integral to the success of Salish Sea Expeditions is a crew full of knowledgeable, curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated educators! Professional development opportunities vary from season to season and may include, attending conferences and outreach events throughout the area, volunteer opportunities with other scientific research groups, and continuing education classes in the maritime sector.

 

Conservation Crew
Job: Washington Conservation Corps
Organization: Washington Department of Ecology
Location: Ellensburg, Tacoma, Wenatchee, etc.

Requirements - Must be 18-25 years old, with limited exceptions made for recently returned military veterans*. Strong preference will be given to Washington state residents.

Benefits - Members earn $11 hourly in this full-time position and receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,815 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 11-month contract (1700 hours). Educational loan forbearance and health insurance is available.

Gain hands-on experience in the environmental field, improve habitat for fish and wildlife, and build your path to the future by joining Washington Conservation Corps! We are still accepting applications for crews statewide, including on our Ellensburg crew.

Ellensburg Crew: This crew completes projects throughout Eastern Washington, including habitat assessment surveys, riparian restoration, fencing, and site maintenance. Projects could also include other natural resource assignments and disaster response both locally and nationally. The regular schedule is a full-time Monday-Thursday week, serving 10 hours each day. Some overnight travel may be required; lodging and food are provided on travel assignments. Eight-day spikes (travel assignments typically Thursday to Thursday) are preceded by six days off. Come join our crew and gain your skill set!

Develop your résumé: In addition to excellent on-the-job skills training, the Washington Conservation Corps provides two weeks of high quality, career-transferable, paid trainings in a variety of environmental topics, such as Swift Water Rescue or Wilderness First Responder.

Gain college credits: Earn transferable college credits through a new partnership with Walla Walla Community College. Six-months or more with Washington Conservation Corps qualifies as Cooperative Work Experience (internship) credits through WWCC, or you can complete a WWCC class at a WCC training conference.
 

Job: Educator
Organization: CYO Camp Services
Location: Monroe, WA
Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00p
Posted: October 16, 2017

Spring Employment Opportunity!

The Environmental Education program at Camp Hamilton is currently looking for Environmental Educators for the spring 2018 season, running March 22 – June 2. Qualified candidates have at least two years of college-level coursework or related experience in science or education. Educators use scientific observation and investigation for environmental protection under a Catholic religious framework. 

Position Start Date:

Thursday, March 22, 2018