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Program Supervisor for Environmental and Sustainability Education

Organization: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Location: Olympia, WA
Application Open: November 14-28, 2018
This position is funded as a 0.75 FTE until June 30, 2019. This position reduces to a 0.5 FTE on July 1, 2019.

Do you enjoy working on behalf of students and education? The Learning and Teaching Division of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) seeks a Program Supervisor for Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE). OSPI supports all Washington students from the moment they begin learning until they graduate. We are a collaborative team that is passionate about partnerships and making an impact for students. This is an opportunity to work with people in all content areas, from Career and Technical Education to the Arts. This position is based in Olympia, Washington. We encourage interested candidates to visit the OSPI website to gain insight into our agency's mission and strategic plan.
 

Vision & Mission
Vision: All students prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement.

Mission: Transform K-12 education to a system that is centered on closing opportunity gaps and is characterized by high expectations for all students and educators. We achieve this by developing equity-based policies and supports that empower educators, families, and communities.
 

Equity
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive working environment that respects diverse backgrounds. Individuals from diverse gender, racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions and creeds, and national origins, individuals with any disabilities or the use of a trained service dog or service animal, individuals over 40 years of age, individuals in honorably discharged veteran or military status and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please include your name and preferred pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.
 

Position Overview
This position provides leadership, guidance and resource development for the state's pre K-12 education system, and focuses on the areas of integrated ESE. This position connects and integrates statewide environmental and sustainability efforts. The efforts work in collaboration with all subject areas within the Learning and Teaching Division, and especially with OSPI's science and social studies teams. This position works with OSPI, the state's nine regional educational service districts (ESDs), state environmental, science, and social studies educator associations, informal environmental educators, sustainability educators, science educators, community based organizations and school districts. This position works with the aforementioned entities to identify technical assistance needs. This position works to provide targeted support and guidance focused on effective integrated environmental and sustainability instruction and programs, which includes state initiatives, proviso work and assessment processes.
 
Key Responsibilities
Oversee the statewide development, revision and implementation support system for the Washington K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Learning Standards, as well as strategies in the Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan.

  • Provide leadership for building statewide capacity for implementation of the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability learning standards, pre K-12 curriculum planning and development and effective instructional/assessment system practices.

  • Develop, conduct and oversee professional development for educators on related state learning standards, and best practices in instruction for environmental and sustainability education.

  • Establish and maintain direct liaison support, as well as agency representation, with key content-specific national and state education associations and agencies.

  • As resources and time allow, represent OSPI by serving on related advisory committees.

  • Serve as a member of the Learning and Teaching Science/ESE team. Provide support and input as needed to areas including (but not limited to) science standards and assessments, professional development, website management and technical support to the field.

  • Serve as a content advisor with assessment system supports.

  • Administer and manage federal, state and privately funded projects and grants.

  • Occasionally travel across the state and nationally to facilitate meetings, attend conferences and conduct onsite reviews.

  • Administer statewide educator/student/school awards including Washington State's U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award program and selection of delegates to the annual National Youth Science Camp.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental and sustainability education, or related field.

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, environmental and sustainability education initiatives in Washington State and/or nationally.

  • Experience delivering professional learning trainings and workshops to a variety of diverse audiences. This includes writing correspondence and preparing presentations related to environmental and sustainability education in Washington State, as well as communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholder groups.

  • Project, budget and grant management experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's (or advanced) degree in environmental and sustainability education, or related fields.

  • Five (5) years of K-12 teaching experience and/or school district or relevant leadership experience in environmental, sustainability, science or social studies education.

  • Knowledge of educational policy and law for state, federal and school district educational systems.


Traveling Naturalist – Field Educator

Organization: Wenatchee River Institute (WRI)
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Open until filled, with priority application deadline of November 28, 2018.

This position will work with us towards our mission of connecting people, communities, and the natural world. The Traveling Naturalist program brings WRI hands-on, natural science education programs to the Wenatchee School District After School Program. This Traveling Naturalist – Field Educator 1 position is a grant-funded position, limited to the current 2018-19 school year.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Rebecca Ryan: rryan@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org. Program Supervisor for Environmental and Sustainability Education

Environmental Education Instructors

Organization: Mount Rainier Institute

Term of Position: Spring 2019 season is late March through mid-June may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing will be provided for a modest monthly rental fee.

Compensation: Competitive salary . Estimated 30-40 hours per week depending on program schedule

Mount Rainier Institute is a residential environmental education program. Our mission is to provide outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders.

Environmental Education Instructors lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach topics such as bio-diversity, natural history, geology, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. Environmental Education 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.

Lead students grades 3-12 (mostly upper middle school) through Mount Rainier Institute’s multi-day experiential learning programs focusing on inquiry-based field science investigations and the natural and cultural history of the Mount Rainier region.

Cultivate a positive, inclusive, multi-cultural, student-centered learning environment that inspires community development, scientific and environmental literacy, and a sense of place.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS in Education, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Resource Interpretation, Natural Resources, Outdoor or Environmental Education, Biology, multi-disciplinary studies or related field

  • One or two years relevant teaching experience, preferably outdoors

  • Working knowledge of inquiry-based scientific field study techniques

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification….

Please apply by sending an e-mail with your resume, a brief cover letter, and 3 references to jhayes90@uw.edu.

Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager

Organization:  Mount St. Helens Institute
Location: Amboy, WA
Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 19, 2018
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:

The Mount St. Helens Institute seeks a Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager who is responsible for the development and management of volunteer and community engagement opportunities that connect diverse individuals in our neighboring communities to Mount St. Helens.  Join us in engaging people of all backgrounds in this exciting landscape. 

Please read the full job description on our website. 

Email the following items to apply@mshinstitute.org (link sends e-mail).

  • Subject Line: “Last Name”, Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager

  • Cover Letter (name the file as follows “Last Name, First Name,” Cover Letter)

  • Resume (name the file as follows “Last Name, First Name,” Resume)

Please no phone calls! You may email us with questions.

AmeriCorps Opportunity

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.


Organization: Beacon Hill Food Forest

Location: Beacon Hill, Seattle

Job Type: Volunteer

Description: Get involved at the Beacon Food Forest! Restoring our public lands into vibrant gardens and edible forests.

 Grow your skills in food forestry, leadership, education, and community engagement by volunteering for the Beacon Food Forest. No prior experience necessary. Contact carla@beaconfoodforest.org for more information about the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekday Workshop Leader 

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Food Donations Coordinator

  • Event photographer / videographer

  • Education Coordinator / Class Instructor

Environmental Educator/ FieldSTEM Coordinator

Organizations: Pacific Education Institute (PEI)
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Job Type: Part-Time, .5 FTE
Job Posted: Open until filled.

Job Description
The Pacific Education Institute (PEI) seek an Environmental Educator/FieldSTEM Coordinator in Ellensburg, WA. As PEI’s Central Washington FieldSTEM Coordinator the person in this position will serve as the regional point of contact for PEI; create and maintain partnerships with school districts, educational leaders, and informal educators and local agricultural, natural resource, environmental science professionals; and facilitate planning and implementation of PEI and FieldSTEM projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Represent PEI in the Central Washington Region

    • Be a positive ambassador of PEI programs and work within the mission to implement PEI strategic plan goals.

    • Provide regional planning, support and reporting for PEI.

    • Attend statewide PEI program professional learning workshops/retreats.

    • Generate regional media for PEI's social marketing and outreach efforts.

  • School District, School Building and Teacher Networking

    • Engage and recruit districts, schools and teachers to initiate systemic FieldSTEM implementation.

    • Conduct a FieldSTEM assessment annually with districts, schools and teachers to determine implementation status and track progress.

    • Facilitate the on‐going work of districts and schools to embed FieldSTEM.

    • Inform districts and schools about opportunities for field‐based science education.

    • Work with PEI Program Director to develop a cadre of Teacher Leaders to function as the point of contact for teachers in their district regarding implementation of the FieldSTEM model. Provide leadership, support and expertise to the Teacher Leaders.

  • Professional Learning and Regional Meeting Coordination...

  • Community Partner Development...

  • Program Management...

  • Budget Management...

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