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Manager, Operations, and Partnerships

Organization: Tiny Trees Preschool
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00pm
Job Type: Full-time

 

30% Hiring & Onboarding a Diverse Team of Educators

  • Work in coordination with the Director of Education to recruit, and hire classroom teaching teams with a focus on building a culturally diverse team that reflects the demographics of each school’s neighborhood.
  • Recruit and hire an on-call pool of substitute teachers.
  • Manage substitute teacher deployment.
  • Supervise full-time roving substitute teacher.
  • Collaborate with the director of education, program supervisor/coaching team in new staff orientation and onboarding and all staff training.

40% Operations Management

  • Develop systems & manage the logistics of implementing outdoor preschool classrooms (bathrooms, shelter, clothing, etc.).
  • Develop and manage annual classroom build and refresh budget.
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator, Education Director and Program Manager/Coach teams in designing a vibrant and creative outdoor classroom at each location.
  • Coordinate with our land management partners to build the outdoor classrooms with an emphasis on re-purposed natural materials (logs, wood chips, etc.).
  • Coordinate construction of storage sheds, and porta potty protectors with the Tiny Trees carpenter.
  • Manage annual classroom builds and refreshes with Volunteer Coordination, Education Director, and other key staff/teachers.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with Parks staff during the school year and respond to classroom needs as they arise.
  • Review and revise risk management policies and procedures in coordination with the Director of Education.

20% Partnership Building

  • Build partnerships with current and potential service partners.
  • Manage contracts, leases and relationships with Seattle Parks Department, King County and Burien Parks and Olympic Sculpture Park.
  • Provide regular updates and communication with service partners.
  • Contribute content for newsletter, blog and donor communications.

10% Substitute Teacher

  • Be on call, in the classroom a couple of days per month.

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We are especially eager to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to those of the young people we serve. Multi-lingual and people of color encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time exempt position. Salary range is $48,000 to $52,000/year. Benefits include: Health insurance stipend or full gold-level health insurance through Kaiser Permanente; employer retirement contribution after six months; technology stipend and paid training. Two weeks paid time off (PTO) plus 10 holidays (PTO) and some school closure days (total paid time off: 5 weeks).

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume with contact info for three references at tinytrees.org/about/careers (link is external).  Best Consideration Date: July 13, 2018, 5:00 PM PDT

(Resumes will continue to be accepted after the best consideration date. However, preferential consideration is given to those resumes submitted by the best consideration date. The announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.)

Tiny Trees Preschool is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who add to our diverse community are encouraged to apply.

 

Volunteer Restoration Crew Leads & Americorps DNDA Youth and Community Environmental Engagement
Organization: Nature Conservancy
Location: West Seattle, WA
Americorps Program Application due: October 15, 2018, Start/End Date: 10/16/2018  -   08/31/2019
Job Types: Volunteer & Americorps Internship

The Nature Consortium program is a part of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, which promotes growth in the Delridge corridor by providing vital resources including affordable housing, green spaces, arts and culture, and education.

Volunteer Restoration Crew Leads: DNDA’s Nature Consortium program is now taking applications to join our team of Urban Forest Restoration Crew Leads. This is a volunteer position that involves managing and leading teams of volunteers during regularly scheduled work parties. The crew lead(s) will get experience working in an urban forest restoration program and leading volunteers of all ages. The position works on an on-call basis and has significant flexibility to determine their schedule. Strong candidates should have availability on at least four Tuesdays or Saturdays per year from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to lead forest restoration work parties. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Americorps environmental education: In order to further our forest restoration and environmental education efforts, AmeriCorps members will assist DNDA in increasing the amount of local residents who participate in our forest restoration programming, as well as engaging local youth in environmental education and EcoArts activities. Members will support the work of the Urban Forest Restoration Team, EcoArts Team and Wetland Stewardship Team to advance the preservation of natural Seattle greenspaces including the West Duwamish Greenbelt and Longfellow Creek watershed. These positions are contingent on funding.
Member Duties : Members will perform volunteer outreach, recruitment and coordination as well as conduct volunteer-based forest restoration efforts while engaging with community members and partners. Additionally, members will assist with youth-centered, educational and creative environmental programming that is inspired by, made from or created in nature. Examples of this youth programming could include reflective writing, constructing a model urban forest, or identifying and illustrating native plants.

Office Manager

Organization: Alderleaf Wilderness College
Location: Monroe, WA

Alderleaf is seeking a friendly, organized, and motivated individual that shares our passion for wilderness education to join our team. The office manager position at Alderleaf is a key communication point for all programs and is responsible for the professional day-to-day functioning of the school office. This full-time position covers a wide range of administrative roles including receptionist, admissions, student support, facility care, and outreach assistance.

Americorps Education and Outreach Coordinator   

Organizations: Confluence Americorps program, National Wildlife Federation, and Association for Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS)
Location: Milwaukie OR (Portland area)
Application Due: July 15, 2018
Dates of Service: September 5, 2018 – July 26, 2019 (11 months – 1700 hours)

Position Summary
This position is a partnership between Confluence Environmental Center, AmeriCorps Program, National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Northwest Steelheaders. NWF and ANWS are seeking an AmeriCorps Member to build on the successes of previous AmeriCorps Members, to promote environmental justice by engaging communities and partners in opportunities that help develop access to outdoor experiences (Family Fish Camp – 30%), to coordinate salmon education initiatives (Fish Eggs to Fry – 20%), to support sustainable environmental education (Eco-Schools USA, Schoolyard Habitats – 15%), to recruit wildlife stewards to restore/protect wildlife habitat (Garden for Wildlife – 20%), and general outreach and partnership development (15%) in neighborhoods with disparities in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. The Member will participate in Confluence led leadership development activities which include:  Leadership Development Program, Change Agent Project, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development opportunities (20%). 

Organization: The Palouse Conservation District

Location: Pullman WA
Job Type: Americorps Internship

The Palouse Conservation District’s mission is to actively assist current and future generations of land managers (rural and urban) in implementing conservation practices by providing educational, technical, and financial assistance. The District works through voluntary, incentive-based programs to assist residents, landowners and agricultural operators with the conservation of natural resources throughout the District. 

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the PCD staff in delivering conservation services. The successful applicant must be a team player who values building partnerships in a voluntary approach to natural resource conservation activities, including a proven commitment to agriculture working-lands and public lands stewardship.

The three main goals of this position are:

  • To improve water quality by achieving increased survivability of riparian buffer and upland plantings (25%)
  • To coordinate volunteer participation at watershed restoration projects (25%)
  • To educate and raise community awareness on the importance of riparian buffers and the impacts of non-point source pollution within our local watershed (50%).

YMCA Earth Service Corps Program Instructor

Organization: YMCA Earth Service Corps
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders? Translate your passion to action with YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC). YESC is seeking to fill multiple AmeriCorps community service positions to start in September 2018.

Program Description: YMCA Earth Service Corps is leadership through environmental service. The mission of YESC is to empower young people to become effective, responsible, global citizens by providing opportunities for service learning, environmental education, and cross-cultural awareness.

Program Instructors serving with YMCA Earth Service Corps will play a crucial role in delivering high quality positive youth development programming to teens in the Greater Seattle Area. YESC is a multi-faceted program that combines school-based environmental clubs, service-learning projects, outdoor opportunities and regional environmental education events into a comprehensive model that minimizes barriers to participation and allows for engagement of diverse populations.

Position Description: Each Program Instructor will develop youth leaders through the implementation of school-based clubs that provide opportunities for environmental education, leadership development, service-learning, and cross-cultural awareness which instill confidence, build character, and support youth in reaching their fullest potential. Program Instructors will foster strong relationships, empower youth to be effective leaders, and engage them in outdoor experiences and hands-on volunteerism that increases environmental knowledge, instills stewardship behaviors, and addresses the environmental issues facing the Puget Sound community.

Program instructors will:

  • Serve with 5-6 middle or high school environmental service clubs over the course of the school year, initiate and develop partnerships at new schools by identifying sites, fostering relationships, connecting with volunteer Club Advisors, and recruiting teen participants.
  • Coordinate with youth leaders to plan and implement environmental service-learning projects.
  • Plan and facilitate regional environmental projects including habitat restoration; outdoor opportunities including day hikes, snowshoeing, and kayaking; and educational field trips that foster strong connections between youth and the natural world.
  • Collaborate to plan four regional events including an Environmental Leaders Summit, Environmental Symposium and two Eco-Retreats.
  • Collaborate with staff, teen leaders, and volunteers to enhance and improve programming through the development of new curriculum, resources and community partnerships.

Program Instructors will be based at the Cascade People’s Center in Seattle while spending time each day traveling to schools in neighboring cities and throughout the Puget Sound.

This position will require willingness to engage in outdoor program activities including habitat restoration, service projects, hikes, kayaking, snowshoeing, etc. in all weather conditions.  Some evening and weekend hours are required. This position may require a vehicle.

Benefits:

  • Training and experience, including and not limited to, facilitation, participant centered youth development, wilderness skills, Pacific Northwest ecology, DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), 1st Aid & CPR, Y Mini-Bus Driver Training, and Teen Abuse Prevention Training.
  • Living stipend of $1,307.82 per month provided by Washington Service Corps (before taxes)
  • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment (On qualifying loans)
  • $5920 Education Award provided by National Service Trust (upon successful completion of service term)
  • Health Insurance (member only)
  • Monthly Food Assistance (If qualified)
  • Subsidized childcare provided by GAP Solutions Inc. (If qualified)
  • Monthly ORCA Transit Pass or Mileage Reimbursement
  • YMCA Membership

How to Apply:

For more information about YMCA Earth Service Corps or the position, please contact us at yesc@seattleymca.org (link sends e-mail) or 206-587-6116.

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 21 years old; BA or BS preferred. For more information on the AmeriCorps program, visit www.americorps.gov (link is external)

Environmental Educator/ FieldSTEM Coordinator

Organizations: The Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) and the Pacific Education Institute (PEI)
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Job Type: Part-Time, .5 FTE
Job Posted: June 6, 2018 open until filled.

Job Description

The Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) and the Pacific Education Institute (PEI) seek an Environmental Educator/FieldSTEM Coordinator in Ellensburg, WA. This position is jointly funded to serve both KEEN and PEI. 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. As KEEN’s Environmental Educator the person in this position will establish
a sustainable model for outdoor education for local preK‐12 students in schools, afterschool programs, during free summer lunches in community parks, and at KEEN’s Pond to Pines summer camp by designing, administering, and implementing outdoor learning experiences.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Represent PEI and KEEN in the Central Washington Region

    • Be a positive ambassador of PEI/KEEN’s programs and work within the mission to implement PEI/KEEN’s strategic plan goals.
    • Provide regional planning, support and reporting for PEI/KEEN.
    • Attend statewide PEI program professional learning workshops/retreats.
    • Generate regional media for PEI/KEEN’s social marketing and outreach efforts.
    • Serve on KEEN’s Education Committee.
  • 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- Supervisor and Crew Positions
Job: Washington Conservation Corps
Organization: Washington Department of Ecology
Location: Ellensburg, Tacoma, Wenatchee, etc.
Job Openings: Supervisor positions are open now, more crew positions will be posted July 2, 2018

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.

Crew Supervisors:
If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work outdoors across Washington, this job is for you! Our Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew supervisors mentor AmeriCorps members (young adults and military veterans) as they develop skills in the environmental field. In exchange, our supervisors develop their own skills through a variety of certifications WCC offers to both supervisors and members (e.g., Hazwoper, Pesticide Applicator, and Wilderness First Responder). If you have strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership abilities, and knowledge of environmental restoration and enhancement, we encourage you to apply.