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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: Philanthropy Coordinator
Organization: Tiny Trees Preschools
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! 

PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR:
(Full time: 50% individual giving, 25% event coordination, 15% grant writing, 10% substitute teaching.)

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.

As the Philanthropy Coordinator you will:

  • 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:

  • Work directly with the CEO to develop and implement an annual fundraising plan (we’ll be a fundraising department of 2!).
  • Write compelling, graceful prose that is fun, centers on the donor experience, and emotionally rich.
  • With the CEO, create and execute a stewardship plan for each of our major donors.
  • Implement targeted individual donor campaigns including email and direct mail appeals, special giving days (Give BIG!), and donor acquisition....

25% Event Coordinator:

  • Work with our board, event chair, and CEO to coordinate our annual luncheon (fall).
  • Help coordinate our year end celebration (cultivation event in the spring).
  • Throw awesome major donor parties/gatherings as needed.

15% Grant Writing:

  • Execute the grant portion of the annual fundraising plan, including writing grants as needed.
  • Regularly research restricted and unrestricted grant opportunities for federal and state government grants/contracts, private foundations and corporate support.

10% Substitute Teacher (Because you need to be able to tell compelling stories about Tiny Trees!):

  • Be on call, in the classroom a couple days per month. No previous teaching experience required. You will be trained as an assistant teacher.

 

Two Jobs: (1) East Sound FieldSTEM® Coordinator & (2) Lower Columbia FieldSTEM® Coordinator
Organization: Pacific Education Institute
Location: (1) King & Pierce counties; (2) Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and a western portion of Klickitat Counties.
Application due: April 26, 2017 or until filled
The Pacific Education Institute (PEI) was founded in 2003. The mission of PEI is to advance science literacy and deepen student engagement by empowering educators to teach real-world science outdoors. Using our FieldSTEM model, PEI helps educators take students outdoors to learn integrated, real-world science. As a professional learning organization, we work through educators to create learning experiences that inspire and prepare students to become scientifically literate, balanced decision-makers who are engaged with their communities. PEI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, working statewide, headquartered in Olympia, Washington and supported by businesses, foundations, government agencies, individuals and educators.

Job Description:
The Lower Columbia and East Sound FieldSTEM Coordinators will be the regional point of contacts for PEI, coordinating the implementation of FieldSTEM in their region. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships with school districts, educational leaders, informal educators and local agricultural, natural resource, environmental science professionals to facilitate planning and implementation of PEI and FieldSTEM projects. This is a home or field-based position requiring travel.

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!

 

Job: Environmental Science Educator
Organization: NatureBridge in Olympic National Park
Location: Lake Crescent, near Port Angeles WA
Application Due: April 30, 2017

  • Educators are responsible for leading groups of 10-15 students outdoors for 3-5 day programs in a residential setting.
  • Facilitate, using a student-centered approach, interactive, community- building environmental education activities for student groups.
  • Use scientific inquiry and lead by example to demonstrate positive and responsible environmental literacy and behavior.
  • Differentiate and tailor programs that meet the needs of each school group, incorporating teacher requests within our educational framework, program logistics, and student interests.
  • Cultivate a culturally aware learning community using sensitivity to bring cultural relevance to program content and community relationships including students, teachers, and schools....(more online).

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, environmental or multi-disciplinary studies, or a related field.
  • Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification or willingness to receive training shortly after being hired.
  • One to two years relevant teaching experience in a residential environmental education facility.
  • Working knowledge or teaching inquiry-based, multi-disciplinary science and natural history.
  • Ability to perform physically challenging work in the outdoors and in all weather conditions on uneven terrain....

 Desirable qualifications
- Advanced degree and /or teaching credential.
- Experience with English language Learners or urban youth.
- Ability to speak and/or teach in a language other than English relevant to our student population.

 

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.

    Find more online...

 

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.

 

Jobs: Summer Camps Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher, and
Camps Aide
Organization: Pacific Science Center & Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
Location: Bellevue, WA
Job Type: Full time, temporary
Job posted: Feb 24, 2017

Position Start: Training begins June 19, 2017 and camps can run through September 1, 2017

Do you love inspiring children by teaching awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the natural world?  Pacific Science Center is looking for educators to teach science-based environmental education camp programs at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue (MSEEC).  MSEEC Educators teach awareness, understanding, appreciation, and a sense of stewardship for the natural world.

MSEEC is located on a biologically diverse 320-acre wetland near downtown Bellevue.  The park offers trails for hiking, a slough channel for canoeing, and fields for running around.  Our camp themes range from wildlife to survival skills, nature art and watershed ecology for students in grades PreK-8.  Many of our camps for grades 3 and up go on daily field trips in vans to other local parks, streams, beaches and trails. Some camps include hiking, overnight camping, rock climbing, environmental engineering or water quality chemistry. Experience with one or more of these would make you an ideal candidate. 

If you are a flexible and positive team player with a high level of initiative and enthusiasm who excels at teamwork, we want to talk to you.

Compensation: $13.00/hr. Aide, $13.50/hr. Assistant Teacher; $14.50/hr. Lead Teacher

If you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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