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School Garden Educator and Coordinator
Organization: Springwater Environmental Sciences School
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posted: July 7, 2017

The School Garden Coordinator (full-time) works with school staff to support and implement the School Garden Program activities and curriculum. The School Garden Coordinator will collaborate with K-8th grade teachers to teach garden lessons that connect to grade-level standards per school year. The SGC will help organize events, recruit and train volunteers, and maintain the Permaculture Garden, Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Oak Savanna sites, and Orchard.
 

EE Program Coordinator
Organization: Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
Location: Carnation, WA
Position start date: July 24, 2017

  • Oversee OxEd registrations (including teacher communication, accepting payment, scheduling)
  • Support for the design, implementation and data collection for program evaluations
  • Assist the OxEd Program Manager to plan, design, market, evaluate and document field trips.
  • Actively contributes to hiring, training, and oversight of OxEd staff and volunteers.
  • Utilizing the program registration software, generate reports for Oxbow management and as needed for external relations.

Coordination and planning

  • Assist to design, plan, and strengthen appropriate farm- and classroom-based programs for grades pre-k through 5th with input from teachers and curriculum specialists. Contribute to programming for middle and high school students.
  • Represent the Education Programs vis-a-vis other Oxbow staff (administration, volunteer coordination, communication, etc.)
  • Assist with hiring, training and oversight of OxEd staff and volunteers

Spring, fall, and winter programs

  • Oversee coordination of school field trips—assist with group registration, scheduling and payment
  • Coordinate with teachers, and organize staff on-farm prior to all trips
  • Lead spring, fall and winter programs for all age levels
  • Visit classrooms in winter as an Oxbow Farmer—learn and teach in-class lessons, maintain program materials
  • Assist the Ox Ed Program Manager to plan, design, market, evaluate and document Spring, Winter and Fall programs
  • Contribute to Oxbow curricular enhancements and linkages to Next Generation Science Standards
  • Coordinate with teachers to arrange school visits

Summer Camp

This position supports the Summer Camp director in planning and delivering summer camp.

New Initiatives

Participate in identifying, planning and pursuing new EE initiatives and funding opportunities. Potential initiatives include Farm-to-School projects and food and cooking education programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A./B.S. degree in education, science or related field, or a combination of equivalent education and work experience
  • Experience in outdoor education and working with kids
  • Strong leadership skills, confident giving direction and managing people and activities

 

Mountain School Naturalist Educator
Organization: North Cascades Institute
Location: Diablo, WA (shared housing available)
Job Type: Seasonal, August 28, 2017 – November 15, 2017 (extension possible)
Apply by: July 20, 2017

North Cascades Institute is looking for enthusiastic educators with diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our team of staff at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in the heart of North Cascades National Park. Naturalist Educators who work with the North Cascades Institute teach in our Mountain School program from late August to mid November. The organization is specifically looking for individuals who are well qualified, who have experience working with a diversity of audiences, who are interested in collaborative, team environments, and who are driven to improve themselves and the organization they work for. They will instruct lessons in natural and cultural history, science, and other subjects for school aged audiences.

The North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is located in the heart of the North Cascades National Park near Diablo, WA, and serves as a hub for a small network of trails along the shores of Diablo Lake. This region of North America has been visited by native tribes for over 9,000 years and continues to be a meaningful location for thousands of visitors each year. Opened in 2005, the Learning Center is a collaboration between North Cascades Institute, the National Park Service, and Seattle City Light, the public utility that owns and operates the hydroelectric project that includes Diablo Lake, and provides electricity to the residents of Seattle. The Learning Center is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, and 60 miles from towns with full amenities. 

Teaching responsibilities

Throughout their season, Naturalist Educators teach across a broad range of program areas. This position will primarily focus on working with our school program which mainly serves 4th-6th grade students. For more information about North Cascades Institute and our programs, please visit our website at: http://ncascades.org/ (link is external)

Specific Program Areas

School Programs (Fall)

Mountain School is the Institute’s primary school based education program. It is a nationally recognized residential environmental education program for elementary through high school aged students. Students spend three days and two nights at the Learning Center hiking under towering trees, exploring terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and learning about the rich natural and cultural history of one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

Adult, Family and Conferences and Retreats (Early Fall)

Throughout the year, North Cascades Institute provides incredible experiential programs to adults, families and other groups at the Learning Center. Participants experience Northwest ecosystems through art, photography, literature, natural and cultural history appreciation, canoeing, recreational activities, and other programs. Naturalists are key members of our instructional community and are involved in many aspects of these programs, especially teaching.

 

Urban Environmental Education Administrative Coordinator
Organization: IslandWood
Location: Seattle with some trips to Bainbridge Island
Job Type: Full-Time

IslandWood’s mission is to provide exceptional learning experiences and to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship.

IslandWood’s and Antioch University Seattle’s M.A.Ed. in Urban Environmental Education (UEE) Program is a first of its kind program that recognizes the need for diverse educators with the skills and passion to contribute to the social and ecological health of urban settings. The UEE Program is promoting the rethinking of traditional methods of place-based and experiential environmental education, and is developing new ways of connecting people to the nature of the city. It explores solutions that will improve the sustainability and health of cities, while enhancing knowledge of ecological and social systems, developing cultural competency and growing leadership skills. IslandWood creates a generation of stewards and educators who can tackle the challenges of a changing world, as well as generate solutions that lead to resilient, healthy, and thriving communities.

Overview
The Urban Environmental Education Graduate Program Administrative Coordinator will support the UEE graduate program. The Coordinator will be based at Antioch University Seattle.

The Coordinator is responsible for supporting operation, communication and data management for the UEE graduate program. The Coordinator will collaborate with the Education for the Environment and Community Graduate Program staff to promote coordinated recruitment strategies and to support other opportunities to partner.

IslandWood is a team-oriented, collaborative organization that nurtures a respectful, professional, and inclusive workplace. We embrace change and support a culture of learning, gratitude, and accountability.

Responsibilities:

Program Operations and Communication

  • Create and manage efficient internal systems of communication and program operations that supports the UEE Graduate Program
  • Support regular communication between Urban Programs, IslandWood’s Bainbridge Island Campus, and Antioch University
  • Support graduate students through the admissions, registration, and orientation processes 
  • Coordinate and manage web-based communication with graduate students (intranet and shared networks)
  • Collaborate with marketing teams to maintain an online presence (social media, e-blasts, webpage, blog posts)
  • Collaborate with Bainbridge Island operations team to ensure consistent staff support
  • Support external partnership relations (Seattle Parks and Recreation, Boys and Girls Club of King County, King County, Seattle Public Schools, etc.)...

Data and Resource Management

  • Support the design of UEE program website and registration pages for program and recruiting events
  • Support grad inquiry and recruitment process using Salesforce data processing
  • Manage and document on-line surveys, student work, and other examples of program impact...

Outreach Associate
Organization: Pacific Power Blue Sky Program
Location: Walla Walla, WA

ABOUT US
At 3Degrees, our business is our mission. We believe in a world where it is universally more valuable to solve environmental problems than create them. Where the goal is not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. We are here to connect people with cleaner energy on a massive scale. And we can't do it without you.

ABOUT YOU
We are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic outreach associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through event promotion and outreach. You will be a stellar communicator, have a good sense of humor and share our vision for a sustainable world. Sound like you? Keep reading.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
Increase awareness and participation in local sustainability programs by approaching customers, delivering pitches, and discussing program benefits
Meet minimum enrollment rate
Perform community outreach at events, storefronts and in local neighborhoods
Set up events displays, tents, banners, and booths
Complete administrative duties following each shift
Adhere to customer service and safety policies
Meet with regional outreach coordinator and attend team meetings/trainings

Volunteer Seattle Urban Nature Guide
Organization: Seattle Parks
Location: Seattle WA

Seattle Urban Nature Guides enhance, promote and foster appreciation of nature by connecting families and students with their Seattle parklands, and providing educational opportunities for all.

As a SUN Guide, you will:

  • Learn Job Skills such as public speaking, education techniques, team work and organization.
  • Enjoy a community of fellow volunteers and city staff.
  • Receive training on Pacific Northwest flora and fauna, habitats and environmental education techniques for diverse audiences and cultural competency
  • Lead hands on learning experiences in a variety of settings from playgrounds to beaches. 

Commitment:

  • Lead a minimum of 8 education events each year.
  • Complete 4 days of training in Fall 2017 (choose either Thursday or Saturday trainings).

Locations:

Various places and parks in Seattle, including Discovery Park and Camp Long Environmental Learning Centers.

Crew Member
Organization: Washington Conservation Corps
Job Type: Internship
Location: Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Walla Walla, Port Angeles, Puget Sound, and Spokane

Washington Conservation Corps is your chance to gain hands-on experience in the environmental field. As an AmeriCorps program, the WCC creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. WCC has over 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails and respond to local and national disasters.

 

West Sound FieldSTEM® Coordinator
Location: Kitsap County
Job Type: This is a 20 hour per week, 0.5 FTE position (with the potential to become .75 FTE). Wages are $20.00 - $30.00 per hour dependent on successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. PEI offers a competitive Employee Benefit Plan prorated based on FTE level and includes paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, vision, dental, retirement and life insurance benefits.

Job Description:
The West Sound FieldSTEM Coordinator is the regional point of contact 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 within, but not limited to, the West Sound regions, identified as Kitsap, a portion of Jefferson, and Mason Counties. PEI is a statewide organization headquartered in Olympia, Washington.

Primary Responsibilities (edited)

  • Represent PEI in the West Sound Region
  • Be a positive ambassador of PEI’s program and work within the mission to implement PEI’s 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.
  • Engage and recruit districts, schools and teachers to initiate systemic FieldSTEM implementation...
  • 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.

YMCA Earth Service Corps Program Instructor
Organization: YMCA
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Full-time Intern

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 5:00pm

We are seeking to fill four AmeriCorps community service positions to start in September 2017 for a 10.5-month term of service.

Mission: The YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC) empowers young people to be effective, global citizens by providing opportunities for environmental education and action, leadership development and cultural competency.

Job Description: Program Instructors will deliver environmental education, leadership development, cross-cultural awareness and service learning programming to middle and high schools in the Greater Seattle Area. Each member will serve 5-6 schools through extracurricular, school-based environmental clubs that engage, educate, and empower youth to address the environmental issues in their community. Program Instructors role model positive leadership and an ethic of service that instills confidence, inspires young people, and fosters a spirit of stewardship and conservation in teens.

Each Program Instructor is responsible for coordinating club-based programming, designing and implementing curriculum and supporting service-learning projects. In addition to club-based opportunities, Program Instructors facilitate leadership retreats for students, plan regional service events that bring together youth from across the area, and lead outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking. Program Instructors will also collaborate with fellow team members to plan two conferences including a winter Environmental Leaders Summit and spring Environmental Symposium.

Members will be based at our offices at the Cascade People’s Center in Seattle while spending time each day at schools throughout the Puget Sound.

This position will require occasional outdoor, physical work in all weather conditions. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. This position may require a vehicle.

The YESC model strives to adapt to the needs of the young people we serve and requires enthusiasm, passion, flexibility, and a willingness to learn.

Benefits:

  • Training and experience
  • Living stipend of $1,202 per month provided by Washington Service Corps (before taxes)
  • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment (On qualifying loans)
  • $5,815 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

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 21 years old; BA or BS required.

Youth Program Instructor
Organization: Vashon Wilderness Program
Location: Vashon, WA
Job Type: Part-time

We’re growing and are excited to welcome a new instructor to teach in our weekly programs for 7-12 year olds in our weekly school-year program (Fridays) and our monthly program (one Saturday a month). Preference will be given to applicants who are able to work in both programs. This part-time position begins in September. Check out the details below and connect with us!

We’re looking for a vibrant, experienced Coyote Mentor to compliment the teaching ACORN. You would team-teach with 3 other seasoned instructors, all of whom have been with VWP for 3-5. Long-term mentoring is a hallmark of this program, as many of the children started at VWP when they were very young and moved up to the Fire Tender program, and many of them return year after year. Whether you’re connecting with kids who are already grounded in the 8 Shields model, or those who are new to the world of nature connection, Fire Tenders offers you a chance to work and play with a group of engaged and vibrant kids and mentors alike.

Instructors in the Fire Tender program are paid for weekly program instruction, planning/prep time, potlucks, field trips, spring overnight, end of year graduation event, community-wide seasonal celebrations, staff development/training, promotional events, and other meetings as requested. More than a job, it’s an incredible opportunity to grow and tend nature-rooted community and culture. 

Our Forest Tracker program meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month October-May, and includes a culminating overnight. Entering it’s 7th year, more than half the children in our Forest Tracker program return again and again, which makes for a grounded, nature-rooted basket to welcome new students each year.  Primitive skills projects, wilderness skills development, and super fun sensory awareness games provide the threads of connection throughout the year.

Qualifications we’re looking for:  

  • Passionate about nature connection mentoring with youth
  • Previous work with 8 Shields mentoring model
  • Knowledge and skills with primitive skills, wilderness skills, tracking, bird language, ethnobotony
  • Strong group management and safety skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Current First Aid/CPR certifications

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversee safety and instruction for youth during weekly nature programs.
  • Work with teaching team to develop weekly lesson plans and related program activities.
  • Meet weekly and seasonally with the Program Director for program planning.
  • Participate in potlucks and overnights each program year.
  • Mentor assistant instructors during programs and planning.
  • Communicate with parents (email, phone calls, in-person, before/after programs) on a weekly basis.
  • Participate in quarterly staff/board/Elder potlucks, monthly staff meetings, on-going staff development trainings, promotional events, and other meetings as requested.

 

Magazine Education Interns.
Organization: Yes! Media
Applications accepted: from June 1 to July 15, 2017.
Job Start: September- December 2017
Job Type: Four month Internship
Compensation: YES! offers a $1000/month stipend, as well as ferry passes for the commute to our Bainbridge Island office.

YES! is an award-winning, national, nonprofit media organization. Our print magazine reaches 60,000 people each quarter. Online we reach nearly 1 million readers every month. Our editorial mission is to support social change by investigating and explaining solutions that address core problems at the intersections of social, economic, racial, and environmental justice.

Do you have an interest in or experience with teachers and young people, outdoor education, social justice, creative writing, or design? Our YES! For Teachers content, newsletter, and National Student Writing Contest are dedicated to deepening students' understanding of contemporary issues and inspiring them to take charge --not be overwhelmed--of their world. The education intern will have an opportunity to assist in all aspects of our growing YES! Education Outreach Program. In addition to program management and outreach experience, the YES! education intern will gain valuable web design, social media, research, and writing skills.

Intern responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute educational efforts, including an online newsletter, free magazine subscription program, quarterly writing competition, and teacher website.
  • Promote and post YES! For Teachers stories, curriculum, and other features on Facebook and Twitter
  • Update and manage education website For Teachers (using content management tools and html coding)
  • Create and research content, write, and edit our education e-newsletter
  • Research graphics and photographs for use on the web

Skills Required

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • ability to manage large projects while working under deadline
  • visual acumen for selecting photographs and graphics for the web
    organized, self-motivated and able to work independently on projects
  • comfort with technology--intern will build landing pages for the web, use social media, maintain website, create spreadsheets, word process, and research on the Internet
  • an interest in the YES! take, sustainability, social justice, education, and helping young people make positive change for a better world is a plus

Environmental Education Instructors
Organization: Mount Rainier Institute
Location: near Eatonville, WA
Term of Position: Fall 2017 season is late August through mid-November, may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing provided for a modest monthly rental fee.
Compensation: $2,300-2,600 per month

Environmental Education Instructors are key members of the program staff. They lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach a variety of topics such as bio-diversity, natural history, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. EE 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead students through Mount Rainier Institute programs in natural and cultural history, inquiry-based field investigations, and resource stewardship for youth and adults; primarily students in grades 3-12.
  • Lead half-day and day-long educational hikes (including using snowshoes) on Pack Forest and Mount Rainier National Park trails.
  • Assist in the design of customized environmental and science education programs for students of all ages.
  • Attend training and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of program participants.
  • Conduct evening and weekend programs as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS in Natural Sciences, Biology, Education, Parks and Recreation Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Resource Interpretation, Natural Resources, Outdoor or Environmental Education, or related field.
  • Previous teaching/working with children.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and hike several miles at elevation.
  • Great independent worker and team player.
  • First Aid and CPR certification

DESIRED:

  • Extensive experience in classroom teaching, outdoor environmental education, residential environmental learning center, nature center, or day camp
  • Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Experience facilitating inquiry-based scientific field studies for middle and high school students
  • Knowledge of the natural history of the Pacific Northwest
  • Knowledge of snow science
  • Ability to speak Spanish

To Apply: Send an e-mail with your resume, a brief cover letter, and 3 references to jhayes90@uw.edu (link sends e-mail)

Lead Teacher, Assistant teacher & Americorps
Organiation: Tiny Trees Preschools
Application Due: The deadline for the 1st round of hiring is May 26.
The deadline for the 2nd round of hiring is June 30.
Location: Throughout Seattle area

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!

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.

Teaching Positions:

Tiny Trees is opening 4 new schools in the fall of 2017.

In preparation we have promoted 4 current teachers. 
That means we’re hiring 12 teachers plus 3 AmeriCorps teaching residents.

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!