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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)

Outdoor Environmental Educator

Organization: YMCA Camp Colman
Location: Longbranch, WA
Job Type: Seasonal. OEE Instructors are paid $60-65 per day depending on experience. Housing, meals, and use of camp facilities are included in compensation.

YMCA Camp Colman is hiring Outdoor Environmental Educators for the Fall 2018 season. Located in the beautiful coastal forest of the South Puget Sound, Camp Colman is seeking individuals who are excited about working in the outdoors with people from all backgrounds, especially youth. Responsibilities include teaching classes in marine science, forest ecology, outdoor skills, and facilitating group development and challenge course activities. Camp staff also occasionally assist with many other camp operations, including cleaning, kitchen work, and maintenance projects.

Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have a job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.

GENERAL FUNCTION

Provide outdoor environmental education, challenge education programs and weekend recreation programs for participants attending YMCA Camp.

Responsibilities

  • Act as part of the total camp staff team to provide a quality outdoor education program to school groups and weekend family camps.
  • Actively contribute to the camp staff team by communicating ideas and concerns openly, by making solution-oriented suggestions, by exhibiting a service-minded attitude, by being an appropriate role model, and by participating in staff meetings.
  • Prepare and teach classes in Environmental Education, Challenge Education, Outdoor Living Skills, and or Science-based classes daily as assigned.
  • Opportunity to assist with ongoing training and program development by contributing to staff workshops, critiquing and revising existing curriculum, and developing new curriculum.
  • Facilitate activities (crafts, archery, row boating, large group games, campfires, etc.) during the daily Open Recreation period and Evening Activity period as assigned.
  • Plan and facilitate program orientation meetings for school groups.
  • Cooperate with Program Directors to provide activities for weekend groups.
  • Model and enforce all camp policies. Model a positive, service-minded attitude.
  • Be consistently on time and professional for all meals, classes, and other activities.
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Ensure that all camp resource materials and equipment are kept orderly, safe, and well-maintained.
  • Ensure high standards of housekeeping in all cabins, facilities, staff housing, program areas, bathrooms and main lodge. Monitor and re-stock housekeeping supplies as needed.
  • Perform physical tasks involving lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, and other such movements. Activities may include, but are not limited to: belaying, climbing, moving luggage, shoveling, cleaning and walking long distances.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least one season of experience teaching environmental education.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Current Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications.

Preschool Summer Camp Naturalist

Organization: University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Location: Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, WA
Job Type: Full-time, $15.45 / hour

Deadline to Apply: Monday, May 7, 2018, 12:00pm

 

Diversity Statement: The University of Washington Botanic Gardens strives to embody the University of Washington’s diversity statement in everything that we do. We believe diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.

Camp Overview: Our day-camp curricula are designed to promote environmental conservation through education and recreation.  To achieve this we focus on hands-on exploration, play and the concept of “learning by doing”.  Depending on the weekly theme, campers may explore ethnobotany, growing food, art, survival skills, and a variety of sciences from looking at insects to studying phenology. We want to develop a nature connection in our campers through fun, educational experiences in and about nature.

Job Description: Lead and teach environmental education programs with children ages 4-6, integrating age appropriate activities focused on science, team building, art, camp theme and play.  Before or after the Summer Camp experience for the younger children, oversee before or after-camp programming and ensure the safety of enrolled campers.  Campers’ ages range from 1st-6th grade; the number of campers varies depending on the week but averages about 10.   A maximum ratio of 1:12 will be maintained to ensure the safety of the campers. It is the job of the before and after-camp specialists to create and offer activities for children to choose from such as craft projects, movement, gardening, board games, running games, etc. We are hiring two different preschool camp positions. Preschool Lead and Preschool Assistant. Both positions also work with our before and after camp programs for 1st-6th graders. 

Dates: June 18 – August 31

Schedule: Training: June 18-22, 9am-3pm. Camp sessions: June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-August 3, August 6-10, August 13-17, August 20-24, and August 27-31. 

General Duties: Plan, prepare, and teach age appropriate lessons, activities, games and experiences for the group and weekly theme. Utilize the Arboretum and surrounding resources to create fun and dynamic educational and recreational experiences for campers. You and one other Summer Camp Naturalist will be responsible for a group of up to 14 preschool age campers and one high school assistant.

Essential Tasks: Prepare and teach thematic and age-appropriate experiences using your own bag-o-tricks and our curriculum guide
Collaborate and participate with fellow Summer Camp Naturalists in all daily activities and management of the group, including collaboration with and mentoring of a high school junior guide
Maintain and ensure safety of children and environment at all times
Collaborate and communicate effectively with families, campers, and Arboretum staff team
Foster a fun and educational atmosphere

Requirements: At least 2 years of experience (personal or professional) leading outdoor education programs for diverse youth audiences including preschool-aged children, OR equivalent education. Must be 18 years or older. Have excellent organizational skills, the ability to work as a team member, and strong interpersonal skills. Be punctual, responsible and able and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather. Must be willing to work with and mentor a high school junior guide. CPR and First Aid certification or willingness to obtain (we can help you find certification opportunities).  Must pass a criminal background check.

Desirable: Bachelor’s Degree OR training in early childhood education, environmental education, ecology, botany, horticulture, biology, or related areas. Experience working with 4-6 year olds. Specific experience working with 4-6 year olds in the outdoors is a plus. A knowledge of nature-based activities, lessons, games, projects and stories to bring to the position. Willingness to give feedback in order to help us grow.


How to Apply:

Send questions, resume and cover letter to:   

Alicia Blood, Youth & Family Education Supervisor

206-616-3381,

 

Summer Environmental Education Director

Organization: Associated Recreation Council

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Type: Part-time, This is a summer non-benefitted position.  Hours will vary and may be scheduled between 07:00am - 6:00pm.

Schedule/Summer dates:

  • May 14-June 22, 2018; 20 hours during that time for program preparation (Monday - Friday dates)
  • June 25 - June 29, 2018; 40 hours; program training with Educators
  • July 2 - August 24, 2018; program runs; up to 40 hours per week

Pay Rate: $20 per hour; non-exempt

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and implement a specialty nature camp program for children aged 6-12
  • In conjunction with other nature camp staff, develop environmental education and stewardship curriculum for this age group
  • Plan and teach themed lessons about Water and Wildlife, Bugs and Insects, Plants and Trees, Essentials for Survival, and Maps and Compasses
  • Work and train staff to ensure the care and safety of participants
  • Design and implement a program budget and conduct purchasing for the program
  • Design a weekly calendar of activities and snack menus
  • Maintain positive relationships with familities, staff and the public
  • Hire and supervise staff, manage budget, and oversee all administrative processes associated with running the camp
  • Work in partnership with city staff to manage registration paperwork intake, payments, and waitlists
  • Create staff schedules and administrater scheduled breaks
  • Complete required administrative reports, such as attendance and activity logs, accident/incident reports, timesheets and evaluations
  • Serve as a point of contact for families, participants and staff
  • Work in ratio and deliver program to participants

Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • BA/BS Degree in Environmental Education Science, Natural Resource Management Education or equivalent preferred
  • Must have 2+ years of experience working in child-related programs  
  • Must have 3-5 years supervisory and/or mentorship experience
  • Must have demonstrated working experience with familites, community members and partners to foster positive relationships
  • Must have a valid WA state drivers license and clear a driving history record from DOL upon hire
  • Must successfully complete a background check

Youth Field Leader

Organization: Northwest Youth Corps
Location: Tacoma, WA
Job Type: Internship, Full-time

Youth Corps Community (YCC) Field Leaders co-lead, manage, and supervise conservation crews of nine youth, ages 15-18, over the course of five weeks. While on session, Team Leaders will be responsible for completing a variety of hands-on, conservation-oriented projects with Tacoma Metro Parks and Mt. Rainier National Park, and will deliver an established outdoor education curriculum to participants. Team leaders are well-balanced individuals who work hard and embody compassion, patience, and an inspirational attitude.

This seasonal position not only allows crew leaders to deliver an impactful educational experience to young people in their communities, but can also provide an entry-point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education.

Staff Training
Staff training will begin and end in Eugene, OR and take place on June 4th-June 15th. Leaders are expected to camp with other leaders at a designated site during this time.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership & Mentorship
Leaders manage, supervise, and participate in all aspects of crew work from hauling rocks to stacking brush. They work cooperatively with their co-leader to delegate responsibilities to crew members, maintain crew discipline, resolve conflicts, and establish/maintain crew morale. Leaders provide formal and informal feedback to corps members with specific attention to work productivity and quality, teamwork, and leadership. Crew leaders receive feedback on their performance and are challenged to develop their own leadership skills within this program.

Safety & Risk Management
Oversee the physical and emotional safety of program participants at all times. Safety is the number one priority in everything we do, including work, education, and recreation. This includes not only the physical safety of participants but their mental and emotional safety as well. Leaders will be responsible for transporting the crew and equipment, to and from the worksite daily, safely in NYC’s fleet vehicles.

Project Management & Implementation
Crew leaders are responsible for safely completing conservation projects to high standards by training, working with, and supervising crews of nine-ten teenage youth 30-40 hours/week. They will serve as the principal liaison with project sponsors and members of the local community. The crew leaders’ principal role, however, will be to manage and motivate their crew of youth. In the field, they will provide direction to their crew with specific attention to safe work practices, proper tool use, work quality, and productivity. Crew leaders are mentors and role models and set the pace and tone of the project site. This position is physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding. Leaders will lift heavy loads, walk long distances, and should expect to find each project physically challenging.

Education
Leaders implement daily lessons based on NYC’s education curriculum (SEED), which incorporates environmental education, life skills development, nutrition and health, and job readiness. Crew leaders track corps member participation and progress throughout the program. Crew leaders are encouraged to bring their own skills and experiences to the education curriculum and use natural surroundings for teachable moments.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 21 years old
  • Current Wilderness First Aid or higher and CPR certification- or willingness to obtain
  • Current Driver’s License and clean driving record for the past three years (Driver’s License Background Check required)
  • Recreational/ professional outdoor experience
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Willingness and ability to frequently drive an NYC vehicle
  • Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good judgment and decision making skills
  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment
  • Experience/desire in working with diverse populations
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job


College Access Corps Coordinator

Organization: North Cascades Institute
Location: Sedro-Woolley, WA
Job Type: Seasonal

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review will begin on May 18, 2018. Applications will be accepted on rolling basis until filled.

HOURS OF SERVICE:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday with several evening and weekend hours per month from August 15, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (At least 1,700 hours over the 10.5 month term of service)

DATES OF SERVICE: August 15, 2018-June 30, 2019 (10.5 month position)

SERVICE SITE: The College Access Corps Coordinator is based at North Cascades Institute’s administration office 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley.

JOB DESCRIPTION: North Cascades Institute seeks a College Access Corps Coordinator to support environmental education programs that build community, create economic opportunity and strengthen college access opportunities for participants of our Youth Leadership Adventures and Community Youth Programs. The College Access Corps member will help empower underrepresented youth to develop college access skills while learning to be environmental stewards of the North Cascades. Duties will include further developing and implementing our Youth Leadership Ambassadors program, training staff, graduate students and interns to act as college access coaches to economically disadvantaged high school-aged youth participating in Institute programs, supporting implementation of the Northwest Youth Leadership Summit, recruiting for Youth Leadership Adventures, and strengthening college access opportunities for Youth Leadership program alumni. Learn more about our youth programs on our website: ncascades.org/youth (link is external).

The purpose of the College Access Corps AmeriCorps program is to improve college access for economically disadvantaged 4th – 12th grade youth*. AmeriCorps members will serve on campuses, in schools and/or non-profit agencies, recruit college students to serve as College Access Coaches, and together they will provide college access interventions to economically disadvantaged youth. (NOTE: CAC members will have “recurring” access to vulnerable populations and must pass a standard background check and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202).

*Economically disadvantaged (ED) youth is defined as youth eligible for the free/reduced lunch program. The program requires that 50% of the youth being served meet this criteria.

PROGRAM OUTCOME: The College Access Corps Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting 28 students in grades 10-12 from Skagit County high schools to complete 15 hours of College Access Curriculum. In addition, this position is responsible for recruiting 20 College Access Coaches and 10 volunteers to implement a National Day of Service.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:

  • Further implement the Youth Leadership Ambassador program in its third year for local Institute alumni and youth that focuses on college access and readiness, leadership development, public speaking, career development, stewardship and outdoor adventures
  • Assist in cultivating school and community partnerships for Youth Leadership Ambassadors, Youth Leadership Adventures, and Kulshan Creek Neighborhood Youth program 
  • Train Institute staff, graduate students, and interns to become college access coaches for youth participating in our programs
  • Help plan and implement the Northwest Youth Leadership Summit including recruiting colleges to attend as Opportunity Fair partners
  • Teach a breakout session at the Northwest Youth Leadership Summit on college access
  • Assist with recruiting students for Youth Leadership Adventures at target schools, focusing on college readiness program benefits
  • Strengthen our Pathways for Youth Initiative, which seeks to provide connected next-step opportunities for program participants that lead to further development in college readiness, leadership skills, local community stewardship, career opportunities and continued growth and learning about the natural world and how to care for it
  • Recruit volunteers for public stewardship events coordinated by North Cascade Institute and our partners
  • Instruct Institute programming, as needed, including but not limited to Mountain School, Kulshan Creek and stewardship programs
  • Compile and update college access program sustainability manual (one for each campus program)
  • Collect and document program assessment data in required tracking tools and progress reports
  • Participate in College Access Corps trainings, including orientation, mid-year training, graduation, regional cohort meetings and others as scheduled
  • Engage in personal reflection
  • Collaborate with other CAC teammates and national service members in your community on common projects
  • Record and track hours in monthly timesheets

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Creative, energetic, flexible, motivated and professional
  • Ability to speak publicly in front of 50 or more people
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs and hike over uneven terrain in inclement weather
  • Comfortable working in both office and remote environments that require traveling long distances
  • Prior educational or work experience in education, the environment, college access, social justice and youth leadership
  • Program management (marketing, event planning, training, volunteer management) experience
  • Experience working with nonprofits and developing partnerships

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team player
  • Strong organization, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong initiative, self-starter, and enthusiasm for helping others succeed
  • Willing to work outdoors, long hours, and evenings, including occasional overnight trips
  • Be 18 or older
  • Have an AA/BA or some college
  • Be a US Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident alien of the United States
  • Possess a current driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record
  • Agree to and pass criminal history disclosure and background check, including a National Service Criminal History Check and not have a sexual offense or murder conviction (other offenses may also prohibit participation, but will be determined on a case by case basis)
  • Commit to serving 1700 hours (no more than 20% of aggregate time can be spent on training/professional development and no more than 10% on fundraising)
  • Proficiency in Office Suite and Google platform
  • Committed to promoting educational equity and inclusion

BENEFITS:

  • Living allowance of $12,630 (distributed over 10.5 months)
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual reimbursement on qualifying loans
  • Basic health care plan (if needed)
  • Education Award of $5,920 upon successful completion of the program
  • Childcare assistance for qualifying members
  • Members will be given a mid-year and end of year member evaluation from their program supervisor
  • Networking, training, and professional development opportunities
  • A chance to make a difference in your community and schools!

North Cascades Institute is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs.

For More Information Contact:  Codi Hamblin, School Programs Manager at codi_hamblin@ncascades.org (link sends e-mail) or 360-854-2598

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: April 6, 2018 open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting on April 13, 2018.

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...

 

Camp Instructors - Pond to Pines Summer Camps (2 positions)|
Organization:
Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN)
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Dates: June 11 to August 28, 2018
Posted: March 24, 2018

The Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) seeks two Camp Instructors to facilitate outdoor learning experiences for local elementary and middle school students. The Pond to Pines Outdoor School Summer Camp is a series of week-long day camps that will take place at Helen McCabe State Park. The camp curriculum focuses on engaging outdoor science and engineering experiences and includes games, play, scientific inquiry, exploration, and art. Each Camp Instructor will work with the Camp Director to facilitate learning for up to 20 students and will be supported by the Camp Director and adult volunteers. A week of training will occur prior to the first week of camp, June 11-15, 2018.

Camp Instructors should have an interest in education, outdoor learning, and working with children of different ages. Applicants for this position should also be prepared for vigorous outdoor activity during hot days in the Central Washington climate. 

 

PUBLIC LANDS STEWARDS: Environmental Stewardship Associate

AmeriCorps Position
Organization: Cascade Mountain School
Location: Trout Lake, WA
Job Type: Internship

Cascade Mountain School is an outdoor science school for K-12 students located in the Columbia River Gorge dedicated to:

  • cultivating individual responsibility and personal growth;
  • fostering creation of community and understanding of the natural world;
  • excelling in scientific inquiry, systems thinking, and sustainability studies;
  • and closing the achievement gap for women and minorities pursuing careers of their choice.

Mt. Adams Institute

This position is in partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute (MAI). MAI's mission is to strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through education, service learning, career development and research.

Position Summary:

Spend your summer executing environmental stewardship projects and science education programs for elementary and middle school students as part of Cascade Mountain School. This position is perfect for a person who has a passion for environmental education, science education, and environmental stewardship. The position involves working with ages 6-12 at Cascade Mountain School day camps.

The position involves developing projects that will occur on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.


Nature Day Camp Environmental Educator

Organization: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Part-Time Rate, $16.25 per hour
This is a summer only, non-benefited position.
Posted: March 27, 2018

 

Job Description:

The Camp Long Environmental Learning Center is recruiting for an enthusiastic and engaging Summer Nature Day Camp Environmental Educator to join their team this summer. 

Camp Long runs a popular summer nature day camp. Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, and learn about natural history.

 Summer Day Camp Schedule:

  • July 2, 2018 – August 24, 2018 (no camp on July 4th)
  • Monday – Friday, 30-40 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/orientation will be held

Basic Duties: 

  • Guide children ages 6-12 in hands-on, environmental education activities
  • Work closely with the Environmental Education team to plan and implement programs and activities
  • Guide 8-10 children, ages 6-12, by yourself as they explore Camp Long
  • Regularly team teach with 1-2 other staff members and direct games and activities (including songs and art projects) for 20-30 campers
  • Serve as a positive role model for campers and use positive behavior guidance strategies
  • Maintain a safe, friendly and fun learning environment 
  • Work outdoors and keep high energy and engagement while exploring Camp Long for long periods of time
  • Be flexible and willing to provide ongoing constructive feedback to improve program

Requirements: 

  • At least 1 year experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
  • One year of college level education, preferably with course work in the natural sciences and/or education
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Valid WA driver’s license and First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain 
  • Commitment to work full summer program 
  • Smiling team player
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid government issued ID
  • Must sign up for direct deposit with either checking or savings account or Payroll Paycard

Desired Skills/Abilities: 

  • Experience working with a diversity of youth
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest plants, animals, and ecosystems
  • Knowledge of child development and teaching methods
  • Ability to develop creative lesson plans
  • Experience in visual and creative arts
  • Enthusiasm and energy

 

Community Events Director

Organization: Wenatchee River Institute
Location: Leavenworth, WA
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 5:00pm

Job Type: Full-time
Salary Range: $26-$33k annually,  DOE

Position will start work the week of May 7th-11th 2018

Job Description:

The Community Events Director will be responsible for development and implementation of inspiring and effective WRI mission focused education, outreach and fundraising events for all community members.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Community Education, Outreach and Fundraising Events at WRI; directing all aspects of events, from development through implementation, including: sponsorship, registration management, volunteer recruitment, scheduling, budget development, sales, promotion and program evaluation.
  • Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest; directing all aspects of event from development through implementation, including: Program and budget development, marketing plan including marketing materials, sponsorship development, sales & coordination, vendor management, volunteer recruitment and coordination for the entire event.
  • Lead production of annual fundraiser banquet working directly with the Outreach Committee.
  • Create and maintain event and WRI program marketing including (but not limited to): printed materials, website updates, digital membership communications, social media.
  • Create and sell sponsorship and partner packages for events and programming
  • Recruit, train and maintain a strong team of volunteers for events, working collaboratively with WRI committees....

Qualifications

The Community Events Director should possess a strong desire to create engaging community events supporting the mission of WRI. Candidates will be able to demonstrate a high level of organization, and self-motivation, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to function and make decisions under pressure, and possess a commitment to sustainability principles, environmental stewardship, conservation & education.

Strong candidates will have knowledge of local natural and cultural history, as well as experience in hands-on, inquiry-based, education. This position must be willing and able to work independently, participate as a team member, and be an effective, positive leader to build a strong team of volunteers to support events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task, prioritize projects, problem solve and complete tasks in a timely manner, able to be flexible and adapt to variable working conditions during events.
  • High level interest/knowledge/curiosity/passion for natural sciences (birding, geology, botany, ecology, climate change)
  • 2 years’ experience in event planning, management and implementation including budget development/management and money handling, volunteer recruitment and management, development of collaborative organizational relationships within the community
  • 2 years’ experience in leading grassroots marketing, through various print, online and social media outlets
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in communications, education or relevant field of study
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, social media content generation, database management and publishing software and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred:

  • Experience in grant writing, and press releases
  • Nonprofit experience (staff, volunteer, donor)
  • Birding knowledge and/or experience
  • Bi-lingual
  • Washington State Class 12 Mixologist Permit and a Washington State Food Handlers Card.

Working conditions

Wenatchee River Institute maintains a positive work environment allowing for staff to work in various locations and have flexibility in scheduling depending on workload and programming.

Employees are expected to dress and act in an appropriately professional manner at all times while representing WRI, use good judgement and make sound decisions in the absence of specific directions.

Working hours will vary depending on events, occasional weekend, and evening work will be required in this position. The Community Events Manager is expected to be present, or provide staff/volunteers for, all events...

                         

Program Associate Internship
Organization: E3 Washington
Location: Seattle, Impact Hub, Pioneer Square
Application due: April 13, or until position is filled
Job Type: Part-Time Contract. 15-20 hours a week.

Program Associate Internship – Position Description

E3 Washington (Education for the Environment, Equity and the Economy) seeks a Program Associate to provide administrative, communications and conference planning support to the organization. Formally the Washington Association for Environmental Education, E3 is Washington’s umbrella organization supporting environmental and sustainability education (ESE) and educators across the state.   Our mission is to “ensure that every young person in WA has access to high quality environmental and sustainability education experiences in both formal and informal settings that are responsive to community and youth assets, aspirations and needs.”

E3 WA will host the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) National Conference scheduled October 9 – 13 in Spokane, WA.  In addition to providing general administrative and communications support, we seek a part time Program Associate to help prepare and support participants from across the state engage in this national (increasingly international) environmental education conference.  Much of this work will entail communications, marketing and outreach, utilizing online and varied social media tools.  We anticipate the need for ongoing administrative and communications support in the aftermath of the conference.


Program Associate will support the following duties:

NAAEE Conference, Spokane, WA, 10/9-13)  Work with Conference and Committee Chairs to:
-  Develop communications, marketing and recruitment technology tools and materials
-  Help recruit and support WA state conference Volunteers
-  Assist in securing auction items
-  Work with NAAEE on the 30 Under 30 program (engaging participation among individuals under 30)
-  Help to coordinate and compile Local Spokane Arrangements for Conference Program

Website Development & Updating

- Update and maintain E3 Washington’s website and FaceBook site

- Develop social media platforms and digital recruitment/engagement strategies

- Coordinate with NAAEE web information and materials.

Administrative Duties
- Provide general office support such as managing and sorting mail.

- Attend board meetings, support meeting follow up.
- Respond to Info@E3Washington.org 

Time and Duration:  This is a part time, contract position with an approximate, anticipated start date in early May and extending through December 31, 2018.  Stipend committed for the 5 -month period between May 1 – August 31 is $7,000.  We anticipate an equal amount available for the 4-month period between September 1 and December 31, ’18. 


By April 13, please provide resume plus three references to:

Lisa Eschenbach
E3 Washington
PO Box # 226
Seattle Impact Hub
220 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA  
98104

Or, Leschenbach@e3washington.org 
 

Naturalist

 

Organization: Seattle Audubon
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline to Apply: Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:00am
Job Type: Full time, seasonal: 11 weeks* between June 18 – August 31, (includes one week of training/set-up, 10 weeks of camp, and breaking down camp at the end of the summer).  Nature Camp locations are at Magnuson Park and in West Seattle.

 * We are offering three weeks of camp in West Seattle.  If you prefer to only work in West Seattle (1 week of training + 3 weeks of camp), please indicate this in your application.  Hours from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday during camp.  

 

Position Summary

Teach age-appropriate ecology, cultural, and art education activities to children between the ages of 5-15.  Field groups range in size from 8-12 campers.  Lead educational lessons, games, songs and team-building activities with your assigned field groups to foster a fun and respectful camp spirit.

Supervise campers while on field trips, conduct regular head counts, and assist in loading and unloading vehicles. 

Assist with curriculum and systems development, create activity materials, and help train interns and volunteers.  Act as a mentor to volunteer high school students assigned to your group.  Assist with camp set-up, breakdown, and cleanup according to weekly theme.  Treat materials and natural specimens with respect; assist with inventory and packing as needed. 

Maintain appropriate camper conduct; deal effectively with inappropriate behaviors and other problems.  Monitor camper and staff safety and comfort; assist with health care and First Aid as needed; respond to accidents and emergencies appropriately. 

Qualifications

Requires BA/BS in science, education, or related field and/or experience working with children in an informal education or camp setting.  Prior camp and/or teaching experience is preferred.  Bonus skills such as art, storytelling, music, and writing are highly desirable, as is enthusiasm for learning about PNW ecology. First Aid and CPR certification required by start of work.

 

 

Public Lands Stewards Internships Listing

Organizations: Americorps and Mt. Adams Institute
Locations: Washington and Oregon
Position Begins on May 7, 2018.
Job Type: Seasonal Internships

Positions are for general population, ages 21-30 and military veterans.
All Positions Open Until Filled.

Recruitment began in early 2018.

Marine Science Educator, Captain, Mate
Organization: Salish Sea Expeditions

Compensation: $1400-$1800/month plus full room and partial board
Job type: Seasonal, Contract

Salish Sea Expeditions serves students in grades 5-12 by inspiring a passion for learning through hands-on marine science exploration, maritime skills training, and leadership development aboard a 61-foot sailing research vessel on the waters of Puget Sound. Students design and conduct real experiments, deploy oceanographic equipment, gather and analyze data, plot a course for data collection, handle sails and boat navigation, and work as a team to better understand the environmental health of the Salish Sea and its connected waterways.

The organization is currently hiring for the following positions for the Spring 2018 season:
• Program Coordinator
• Logistics Coordinator
• Mate
• Deckhand

Salish hires nautical and marine scientist educators for our spring (~late Feb-mid June) sailing season to teach in the classroom and aboard the sailing vessel Carlyn. There are typically 6 crew members on all expeditions. The captain, mate, and deckhand oversee ship operations and nautical instruction, while one to two marine science educators guide student research efforts. The program coordinator, responsible for oversight of the entire experience, facilitates each trip and assists in the science program. The galley + logistics coordinator is in charge of preparing lunches for the students and crew and coordinating meals and supplies for the expeditions. Multi-day trips with students range from 3- to 5-days where each night the vessel is either docked or anchored. Each season we also have a number of 4-6 hour day sails with students, 2-4 hour promotional public sails and transits between ports within the Puget Sound.

Integral to the success of Salish Sea Expeditions is a crew full of knowledgeable, curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated educators! Professional development opportunities vary from season to season and may include, attending conferences and outreach events throughout the area, volunteer opportunities with other scientific research groups, and continuing education classes in the maritime sector.

 

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

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.

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, including on our Ellensburg crew.

Ellensburg Crew: This crew completes projects throughout Eastern Washington, including habitat assessment surveys, riparian restoration, fencing, and site maintenance. Projects could also include other natural resource assignments and disaster response both locally and nationally. The regular schedule is a full-time Monday-Thursday week, serving 10 hours each day. Some overnight travel may be required; lodging and food are provided on travel assignments. Eight-day spikes (travel assignments typically Thursday to Thursday) are preceded by six days off. Come join our crew and gain your skill set!

Develop your résumé: In addition to excellent on-the-job skills training, the Washington Conservation Corps provides two weeks of high quality, career-transferable, paid trainings in a variety of environmental topics, such as Swift Water Rescue or Wilderness First Responder.

Gain college credits: Earn transferable college credits through a new partnership with Walla Walla Community College. Six-months or more with Washington Conservation Corps qualifies as Cooperative Work Experience (internship) credits through WWCC, or you can complete a WWCC class at a WCC training conference.