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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Organization: Tiny Trees Preschool
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Full time: 60% educational programming and compliance, 20% hiring and
staffing education teams, 20% field building)
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, male-identifying educators,
people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, non-binary applicants and other
underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
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 public parks throughout Seattle and
King County, Tiny Trees makes preschool and nature accessible. Tiny Trees is committed to hiring and
retaining staff who are committed to equitable early education and aims to support a diverse community of
administrators and educators. Tiny Trees is an official partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation; King County
Parks and Recreation and Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Most Seattle locations are
providers for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathway, which provides free tuition at Tiny Trees for
children in households below 350% of federal poverty line.
As the Program Director, you will: direct the educational programming of Tiny Trees classrooms to ensure
compliance with local and state regulations and implementation of an outdoor education curriculum that
promotes the social, emotional and academic skills of young children. Serve as a member of the Leadership
Environmental Science Educator at Olympic Campus
Position Start Date: January 2020
NatureBridge environmental science educators are skilled professionals who provide student groups with meaningful experiences in nature's classroom. Educators lead groups of students in outdoor hikes and experiences during our multi-day programs in national parks. We are currently seeking Environmental Science
Educators in Olympic National Park for the 2020 season!
● Build students’ skills in, appreciation for and interest in science
● Connect students to nature
● Develop students’ relationship skills
● Empower students to take responsibility for themselves, others and the earth
Experiences are intentionally crafted so students develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to act as environmental stewards.
NatureBridge has five campuses in six national park locations. Hiring is specific to and coordinated at the campus level. All programming is guided by NatureBridge’s Theory of Change, yet each campus’ culture is a result of unique participant composition, natural resources, educator expertise, and program offerings. All campuses offer multi-day, residential environmental science programs for school groups.
NatureBridge deeply values equity, inclusion, and diversity. We actively strive to diversify our workforce and seek applications by individuals from all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities who have the ability to work in the United States.
How to Apply: Online applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Traveling Naturalist - Field Educator 2
Organization: Wenatchee River Institute
Location: Leavenworth, WA
Job Type: Full-time
Applications Due: Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, with first interviews tentatively slated for Friday, September 6, 2019.
Job Compensation: 32-40 hours per week (12 weeks at 40 hours per week - based on program need). Medical, dental, and vision insurance. Paid time off: vacation, sick leave, and holidays. $17.50/hour
The Traveling Naturalist – Field Educator 2 is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of field education programs at WRI within a specific programmatic focus area. The following list of job duties is not an exhaustive list of all tasks associated with the position.
Responsibility: Program Development
Develop lessons and activities for Traveling Naturalist programs
Recruit schools and classes to participate in the Traveling Naturalist program
Develop system for including youth from seasonal farm worker housing camp in summer camps
Recruit volunteers to work with the Traveling Naturalist program
Responsibility: Program Implementation & Operations
Lead program coordination in focus program area – including contacting teachers and schools and setting schedules for classroom visits and field trips
Teach hands-on, science education programs in both classroom and outdoor settings at school sites in regional schools and Wenatchee River Institute campus
Operate and maintain lab equipment and field equipment
Manage participants’ physical, social, and emotional safety/risk
Teach programs independently and as part of a team
Train, assist, and support volunteers and high school interns
Responsibility: Program Sustainability
Support Wenatchee River Institute mission and community outreach
Share in campus stewardship responsibilities
Take photos of programs and manage for social media and marketing use
The candidate must be organized, self-motivated, outgoing, reliable, punctual, able to work independently without direct supervision, and be an effective, positive team member.
Minimum Qualifications include:
Relevant experience teaching youth in a formal or informal capacity
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
Commitment to stewardship, conservation, and connecting youth to the natural world
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within teaching and community
Ability to get to Wenatchee River Institute and other programming sites in and around the region
Current First Aid and CPR certifications (or ability to obtain upon hire)
Pass a background check
A valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
How to Apply:
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Organization: Washington Service Corps
Location: Positions Available in 24 counties throughout Washington (Example: Grays Harbor, Cowlitz, Spokane, Kittitas, Palouse, King and Yakima Counties)
Ten-month positions vary from community educator to green classroom coordinator to Native Plant technician and environmental educator.
The mission of the Washington Service Corps is to promote and support community-based initiatives that:
Strengthen the capacity of local governments and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and small community-based organizations, to assist individuals, families and communities in need;
Encourage and value diversity by serving geographically diverse communities;
Recruit a diverse applicant pool that includes young and older adults, a balance of individuals who have not attended college and those with college experience, men and women, individuals with disabilities and individuals of all races, ethnicities, faiths and economic backgrounds; and
Increase the amount of volunteering and civic engagement in Washington state by recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers.
Conservation Crew- Crew Positions
Job: Washington Conservation Corps
Organization: Washington Department of Ecology
Location: Port Angeles, Tacoma, Bellingham, Spokane, etc.
Job Openings: Crew positions are open now
Crew Members: 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. Crew 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.
Looking for more opportunities in other States or Countries, check out the NAAEE resources at: NAAEE Jobs