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Job: Instructor for Nature Based Program
Organization: City of Shoreline
Location: Shoreline, WA
Job Type: Part-time
Posted, 9/28/17. This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. First review date: October 3, 2017.

SALARY: $17.00 - $20.00 Hourly

Scope of Work
Provide supervision and leadership for the City of Shoreline's outdoor preschool, outdoor camp, and other nature-based and outdoor programs.  Plan programs and lead participants in a variety of recreation nature-based and outdoor activities as well as provide support in developing nature based components of existing recreation programs. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Develop and implement outdoor camp curriculum.
  • Implement outdoor preschool curriculum.
  • Lead activities in general recreation programming such as arts, sports and games for youth.
  • Oversee, plan, and organize age appropriate activities for participants in all assigned programs.
  • Provide supervision of program participants, staff and volunteers.
  • Plan and schedule staff for programs.
  • Communicate in a professional manner to community, participants and parents/guardians/caregivers.
  • Plan and provide for a safe program environment for participants both psychologically and physically.
  • Provide an environmental component to assigned programs.
  • Learn follow City policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED and relevant course work related to education, environmental education, and/or curriculum development. Must possess current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AEC certification or obtain one upon hire.

Experience:

  • Must have at least 2 years total combined experience working with both preschool and school aged youth.
  • Experience supervising and scheduling staff.
  • Supervisory experience in environmental/nature based programming.
  • Experience in school or recreation activities that include supervising or leading groups of children. 

 

 

Education Fellowship
Organization: Alaska SeaLife Center
Location: Seward, AK
Job Type: Full-Time Fellowship
Posted: September 19, 2017

The preferred dates for this fellowship position would be approximately October 2017 – April 2018

The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response.

We provide marine science education programs to over 200,000 people each year from pre-K to lifelong learners, with audiences here in Alaska and around the world.

We’re seen as a leader in the informal science education field, and a go-to resource for understanding the impacts climate change is having on the marine environment of the North Pacific and Arctic.  

2017/18 marks the first year that the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) will be taking the direct lead in the coordination and hosting of Alaska’s regional final of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The fellowship will work closely with the project leader in the Education Department to coordinate the 2017/18 event.

Responsibilities include contact with coaches and teams around Alaska, harmonization of volunteers to roles, general organization before and during the event, follow-up after the local event and through the completion of the national bowl.   

We are looking for a fellow who is eager to learn and expand their skills in organization, education, public speaking, and teamwork. Housing is provided, and some remote work and travel is possible.

The successful candidate will spend approximately 80% of their time assisting in the coordination of the Tsunami Bowl. The remaining ~20% will be spent assisting in other Education Department operations (which may include helping the Education and Interpretation Teams deliver programs to school groups or interactions with Center guests in the aquarium exhibits).

Intern Northwest Trek

Location: Tacoma area
Job Type: Internship

Under the direction of a Lead Naturalist, interns will be responsible for staffing a variety of Education programs for the general public on a daily basis.  Programs are non-traditional in format and include information/education carts, roving interpretation opportunities and staffing the Cheney Discovery Center.  Cart program topics include but are not limited to Backyard Habitats, Healthy Watersheds, and Raingardens. Additional education opportunities include participating in Special Events and staffing the Kid's Trek play area.    Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must be available to work both weekdays and weekends. Interns must be available 40 hours a week for 12 weeks.

 

Job: Intern - Curatorial for Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Organization: Tacoma Metro Parks
Location: Tacoma, WA
Job Type: Internship

The intern will learn curatorial skills; assist with cataloging (photographing and entering the collection records into a muesum data base). The intern may also assist with artifact conservation in a variety of mediums and work with specialized tours as well as maintenance and care of artifacts on display in period rooms. The intern may learn about and work with the research library.
 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university with course work in a related field
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Read and interpret accuratley difficult and complex material; collect, compile and objectively analyze data; write clear and concise reports
  • Must be proficient in Mircrosoft software applications
  • Applicants having a background in history or museum studies will be given priority
  • Applicants must have completed at least two years of college
 

Safe Routes to Schools Part-Time Program Supervisor
Organization: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, WA State
Location: Olympia, WA
Job Type: Part-time (.06), Project Funded

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is seeking a visionary and dynamic leader to join the OSPI team as the part-time (0.6FTE) Safe Routes to School Program Supervisor. This critical and innovative position is based in Olympia, Washington. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the OSPI website (www.k12.wa.us) to gain insight into the agency's mission and strategic plan.

Vision
Every student ready for career, college and life.

Mission
To provide funding, resources, tools, data and technical assistance that enable educators to ensure students succeed in our public schools, are prepared to access post-secondary training and education, and are equipped to thrive in their careers and lives.

Position Overview
The Safe Routes to School Program Supervisor position provides leadership, maintains and strengthens partnerships, policies, and systems to support student health, safety, and academic success by providing pedestrian and bicycle safety education and encouragement programs in school districts across the state.
 
This position will serve as the primary liaison between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). They will work with the Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC), community partners, and school districts statewide to design, implement, evaluate, and continually improve and grow the Safe Routes to School Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education and Encouragement Program.
 
The program is funded through WSDOT, and is a state funded initiative to ensure student health and safety by providing trainings, technical assistance, grants, information, and other resources on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety to local school districts.

Role
This position is a part-time (0.6FTE) Safe Routes to School Program Supervisor responsible for sharing the duties with a co-supervisor and carrying out assigned work plan activities for the Safe Routes to School Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Grant from the WSDOT. It plays a critical leadership role in the overall effort of the state to develop and maintain supportive learning environments in Washington public schools, and to support student and health and safety and increase student access, knowledge, and skills related to pedestrian and bicycle safety.
 
The Program Supervisor will provide statewide leadership, coordination, and collaboration to provide training and technical assistance to school districts and community partners and inform the work of other state agencies, the legislature, and the public regarding student health and safety related to active transportation, pedestrian, and bicycle safety.
 
The Safe Routes to School Program Supervisor position reports directly to and receives assignment of specific tasks and areas of responsibility from the Director of Student Support.

Key Responsibilities
In coordination with the SRTS co-supervisor will:

  • Oversee, coordinate and monitor daily processes and activities related to the goals and objectives of the Safe Routes to School work plan.
  • Be the primary point of contact at OSPI to collect data/information and maintain successful relationship with WSDOT to ensure necessary grant requirement reports and documents are submitted in a thorough and timely fashion.
  • Work with OSPI, WSDOT, DOH and community partners to design an ongoing strategic planning process to support assessment, policy development and program implementation activities related to the grant project goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership within OSPI for discussion and development of recommendations for Safe Routes to School related issues.
  • Plan and direct the application process, reporting, management, and evaluation of the Safe Routes to School grant for local districts. This includes creating and administering the iGrants process to distribute WSDOT funds directly to districts.
  • Provide leadership to all 295 school districts, 9 ESDs, and related community agencies regarding Safe Routes to School efforts that contribute to academic success and prepare students to be healthy adults.
  • Organize, coordinate, and present state, regional, and local workshops for district staff, parents, and the community to increase awareness, improve effectiveness, and enhance collaboration including oversite and delivery of teacher trainings to funded districts.
  • Identify, organize, disseminate and present information on quality, comprehensive Safe Routes to School Programs that enhance the learning environment.
  • Develop and implement plans, policies, and procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of Safe Routes to School Programs in partnership with schools and other community organizations...

Desirable Qualifications
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is seeking candidates who exemplify the characteristics and experiences of the following profile:

  • A master's degree in education, social services, urban planning, or related field.
  • Experience in working with multiple racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of three years' experience working in a public education setting with at least two of these years in a management and/or leadership position.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Safe Routes to School program planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge of state, regional, and national initiatives to develop supportive learning environments, and to remove both academic and non-academic barriers to student success.
  • Knowledge of principles of evaluation relative to Safe Routes to School and successful experience implementing such evaluations.
  • Knowledge and ability to write, manage, and report on federal and state level grants.
  • Knowledge of agency organization, mission, goals, and objectives. The ability to speak and present on behalf of the agency to a wide array of stakeholders and interest groups is necessary....
 
 

Finding Urban Nature (FUN) Contractor, part-time seasonal

 

Organization: Seattle Audubon
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 5:00pm
Job Type: Part-Time

The Finding Urban Nature (FUN) program introduces third and fourth graders to urban nature in their schoolyard habitats.  Students participate in eight one-hour lessons throughout the school year – four lessons in the fall and four lessons in the spring.  Using their schoolyard as an outdoor learning lab, students discover interconnections between plants, animals, and non-living things.   This program is offered for free to Seattle Public Schools.  The FUN Contractor will work with Seattle Audubon education staff and volunteers to lead the four fall lessons at select schools. 

Each FUN school is assigned one Team Leader and a crew of Group Guides. We expect the FUN Contractor will perform either the Team Leader or Group Guide roles, as the needs of individual schools dictate. The Team Leader is in charge of managing the overall FUN program at a school.  This includes bringing materials from the Seattle Audubon office to the school and handing them out to Group Guides, ensuring the Group Guides understand the day’s lesson, checking in with classroom teachers, introducing the day’s lesson to all of the students (generally two to four classrooms of students) in a classroom setting, checking in on groups during the outdoor portion of the lesson, and leading a debrief discussion with all of the students back in the classroom at the end of the activity.  The Group Guides are generally parent volunteers who teach the children outdoors in small groups for approximately 45 minutes.  While most run the activity independently, some Group Guides need extra support if they’re new to working with groups of children or if they have an especially potent combination of students.  All FUN lessons have been carefully curated and updated over the past 30 years and support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Success in this role requires genuine enthusiasm and care for teaching children, from a multitude of backgrounds and varying levels of comfort learning outdoors, about urban nature.  Equally important in this role is having patience and understanding for adult volunteers who have varying levels of comfort in a teaching situation, and who have busy lives outside of the FUN program. 

The FUN program happens at schools during the standard school day, typically between the hours of 8:00am-3:00pm.  The time commitment for each school is 1.5-3 hours each week.  The contractor may work approximately 25 hours over the course of the fall programming from early October to mid-November (roughly 5 hours for training and materials management, 4 hours managing emails, and 16 hours doing programming at schools).  The FUN Contractor and Seattle Audubon Education Manager will arrive at a mutually agreed upon schedule during the hiring process.

Required qualifications

  • Prior experience in education, environmental science, or other related field
  • Excellent listening, verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Careful and compassionate communication and volunteer support skills
  • Adept with managing a generous load of emails and using Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience working with diverse audiences, particularly youth
  • Knowledge of environmental and place-based education pedagogy and practices
  • Ability to squat, sit on the ground, carry a bin of materials, and keep up with children
  • Access to reliable transportation, including public transit
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working in a public school setting
  • Experience in urban environmental education

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume as one (1) combined electronic PDF file to jobs@seattleaudubon.org (link sends e-mail). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain posted until filled. No phone calls please.