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Community Consulting Specialist

Organization: Whitman College
Location: Walla Walla
Job type: full-time
Posted: June 21, 2019

The Community Consulting Specialist provides an individual with a unique opportunity to contribute to the College’s increasing efforts to connect Whitman students with regional organizations for mutual learning and benefit, at a time when the College’s strategic planning focus is on deepening these connections.

The primary function of the Community Consulting Specialist is to work with Whitman students, local agencies, and Seattle-based 501 Commons to develop year-long paired (one student and the Specialist) consulting projects to help Walla Walla organizations identify and make progress on internal processes. For at least the first year of this project, the consulting model will be created using relevant sections of the 501 Commons “Five Elements” internal assessment model.

The Specialist will help students involved in these projects gain access to professional development opportunities and to reflect on and make meaning out of their experiences. In addition, the Specialist will be a resource to the Whitman and Walla Walla communities on topics including non-profit management and governance, board service, long-range planning and effective use of organizational expertise and resources. This position is funded by a Sherwood Trust grant and will last for the three-year life of the grant.

Environmental Educator (WSC AmeriCorps)

Organization: Snohomish Conservation District
Location: Lake Stevens, WA
Job Type: WSC AmeriCorps
Schedule: The term of this position runs 9/3/2019-7/15/2020. The environmental educator will serve 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday (with occasional weekend and evening commitments). Exact daily start and end times will vary to accommodate school schedules, but service hours will typically fall between 7am – 5pm. A typical weekly schedule during the school year will consist of 3-4 days teaching at schools with an office day for prep and other duties.
Application Due: priority deadline for the first round of applicants is Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 5pm.

Snohomish Conservation District, a small state conservation agency located in Lake Stevens, Washington, is looking for an enthusiastic and dependable educator to present in-classroom environmental lessons and outdoor field trips for grades 3-12.

The educator will teach multiple environmental education lessons per day in schools throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island. The educator will also engage youth and families through interactive/educational booths at community fairs, school STEM and parent nights, youth environmental service learning (serving with youth and families to plant trees and native plants at local restoration sites), teacher workshops, and green schoolyard support.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in education, science education, environmental science or related field.

• 6+ months experience working as an educator with K-12 youth.

• Knowledge of environmental subject matter (especially storm water and watersheds) or a sincere desire to study and learn.

• Excellent classroom and behavior management skills.

• Ability to adapt teaching style and content to meet the diverse needs of students.

• Strong public speaking skills: loud voice with clear enunciation and pacing- presenting in a confident, engaging manner that draws in the audience.

• Preferred: experience with NGSS and Common Core standards.

• Preferred: experience in school classrooms

Washington Service Corps Service Term Benefits for Program Year 2019-20

  • Monthly stipend of $1,945 before deductions and withholdings. Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage). Workers compensation coverage. Assistance with childcare costs. $6,095 education award (10.5-month positions) that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term). For more on Compensation: See Washington Service Corps page (https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member) for more information regarding stipend and program benefits.

Our Youth Education Program: Sound Education

Sound Education has been in existence for over 10 years. Our program is funded in partnership with local cities with the goal of educating and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. We value pedagogy that is inquiry-based and provocative – encouraging students to be active, empowered critical thinkers. Our lessons include strong hands-on and interactive components to engage multiple learning styles. Visit our Sound Education website: http://snohomishcd.org/sound-education

For questions contact: Lily Cason lcason@snohomishcd.org

This position is contingent on funding through the Washington Service


EPA Launches ‘Green Interns Program’ For Fall 2019 

Federal Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Job Type: Internship for recent grads. To be eligible for the program, candidates must have earned associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degrees or certificates from qualifying institutions and programs within the previous two years. Veterans are eligible to apply up to six years after completing their degree or certificate. Preference eligible veterans can apply two years after release or discharge from active duty.
Application Avail: June 14, 2019
Jobs Start: Sept 30, 2019

EPA’s new program creates pathway to civil service for recent graduates.

WASHINGTON (June 17, 2019) — The EPA is establishing the Green Interns Program to cultivate a collection of the best, qualified candidates to fulfill mission critical occupations nationwide. The program will provide recent graduates with an opportunity to serve their country through a career in the federal government while gaining valuable work experience and knowledge of environmental issues.                                

Green Interns Program participants will be entitled to benefits including: federal health insurance, the Thrift Savings Plan, sick and annual leave accrual, a transit subsidy and more. Throughout the program, interns will be supported through mentoring, formal interactive training and an Individual Development Plan. After completing the program, participants may be converted into permanent federal employees.

Green Interns will qualify for conversion to either a 1-4-year term or permanent position once they have completed at least one year of continuous service and all other program requirements, demonstrated successful job performance, and meet the qualifications for the permanent position to which they will be converted. Those interested can apply at: www.usajobs.gov.

Green Interns Program Manager, please contact Piyachat Terrell at: terrell.piyachat@epa.gov or (202) 564-1856.

Educator

Organization:
City of Vancouver
Salary Range:
5,229.00 - 6,534.00
Applications Due: July 3, 2019
Job Type: This is a full-time, regular, non-union, non-exempt position. The schedule for this position is M-F, 8am to 5pm with some Saturday (seasonally).

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to communicate water and environmentally related content to Water Center visitors and target audiences. Project assignments may vary over time and could include some of the following areas/roles: Plan and coordinate regular/annual/one-time special events. Support Water Center outreach programs in the schools or community, including support for the Student Watershed Monitoring Network (SWMN) program. Coordinate development of curriculum, activities and exhibits to engage Center visitors. Promote, schedule, develop curriculum, and teach content for field trips to the Water Center. Coordinate the selection of and supervise high school and post-secondary students participating as temporary employees in the Water Center’s educational internship program. Plan and lead service learning and volunteer projects. Coordinate other outreach and educational programs offered by the Water Center in partnership with internal and external organizations and manage other site improvements and efforts that enhance our educational mission.

Job Details

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate school on-site educational programs; work with teachers, other school staff and students to determine what programs are needed and to coordinate activities for scheduled site visits. Make presentations, lead formal and informal learning activities and tours of the site, develop and update curriculum offerings (consistent with state educational standards) related to water resources and environmental education focused topics.  Visit and make presentations for K-12 schools and classrooms on occasion.  Coordinate with Marine Park Water Reclamation Plant operator to schedule group tours

  • Co-coordinate the Water Center educational internship program and/or supervise AmeriCorps volunteers assigned to project areas.  Select, schedule and supervise student interns/volunteers who assist with school programs and other Water Center outreach efforts as well as operational and site needs.  Work with the students and universities to develop learning objectives and expectations to support interns through a mentoring role for their projects and/or experiences.

  • Work with other staff, partners and contractors to plan new interior and exterior interactive exhibits to engage and educate visitors.  Provide support in researching potential exhibit topics, reviewing concepts and writing labels for key messages in coordination with the Public Works communications team.

  • Support planning for the management of Water Center grounds and surrounding wetlands/natural areas in support of messaging to Center visitors.  Coordinate with other regional programs on identifying and communicating best practices for managing these sorts of assets.

  • Plan, coordinate, manage and participate in a variety of special events organized at the Water Center and/or in coordination with partners to better connect the community to the need for effective stewardship of our environmental resources (ex. Second Saturday, Sturgeon Festival, World Water Day, Columbia River Watershed Festival, Critter Count and occasional lectures).  Maintain effective relationships with partners as an ambassador of our programs.

  • Support staff and/or contractors coordinating and planning the regional Student Watershed Monitoring Network (SWMN) program.

  • Plan, develop, implement and maintain service learning and other projects for volunteers who schedule visits to the site for wetlands restoration/environmental education experiences and other projects in natural areas, either on-site or at other City locations.  Train, provide equipment and ensure safety of volunteers.  For example: MLK Jr. Day of Service, VolunTour, scout troops and business green team projects.

  • Organize and present at teacher workshops and camps or other professional development opportunities to better prepare teachers or interpreters for delivering our content in their classrooms and at other sites.  Maintain and grow connections with other sites and programs offering similar services.

  • Coordinate and participate with partners to offer activities at select off-site events such as Stream Team Earthday Festival, Get Outdoors Day, Arbor Day and Columbia River Watershed Festival.  Supervise volunteers and interns.


Fire Camp Solid Waste Management and Recycling Response

Organization: Human Eco Consulting LLC
Location: Northwest Region(Washington, Oregon, Northern California)
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal Positions *Please note, this is an on-call seasonal position that will require a 24 hour response to the dispatch.

Salary DOE(daily rate)

Start date as early as July 1, 2019

HumanEcoConsulting.comes, incident response camps across the Western United States are being used to improve the accessibility and speed of response.

Incident response camps require upkeep and management to support fire responders during their shifts. Human Eco Consulting is contracted to specialize in large scale waste operations that maximize recycling and composting efforts to reduce the amount of waste and create a cleaner, safer place.

This job will work on waste management strategy as it pertains to incident response camps. Responding within a 24 hour time window is mandatory. You will be required once on-site to set up waste collection systems for all operations of the camp. Employees will conduct daily emptying and processing of trash and recycling as well as receiving field wastes for sorting. Self- hauling of recyclables is required and will be done by an operations manager. Reporting and data collection is needed and will be submitted daily to the incident response facilities teams.

For those looking to get into the sustainability field and interested in wild land incident response camp operations, this is a great opportunity.

AmeriCorps Environmental Education Coordinator at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge has 1 opening for an AmeriCorps Member to serve as the Refuge’s Environmental Education Coordinator

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Olympia Washington is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Refuge’s Environmental Education Coordinator. The position involves coordination of school field trips, classroom lessons, teacher training, and education program development. Position office is in Olympia, Washington.

Recommended Background

• A degree in education, environmental education, Biology, or similar

• Experience working with students, teachers, and volunteers

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Excellent computer and organizational skills

• The ability to take initiative and work independently with little supervision

Additional Requirements

This person serves as an AmeriCorps member administered by the Washington State Employment Security Department and must also meet the following requirements: 

• Must be at least 18 years of age

• Must be willing to serve 40 hrs/week, September 1st, 2019 – July 15th, 2020

• Must be a U.S. Citizen or a National, or Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.

• Must have a High School Diploma or GED, or agree to obtain one while serving.   

Benefits

AmeriCorps Members:

• Earn *$1800/month living stipend* (approximate amount) 

• Are covered by health insurance and Labor and Industries Insurance 

• Receive an Education Award of *$5,815 for prior student loans or future education (approximate amount based on last year’s figures)

• May postpone student loan repayments while employed 

For more information contact:
Davy Clark, Education Program Manager
(360) 753-9467
david_r_clark@fws.gov
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, 100 Brown Farm Rd. Olympia, WA 98516

Americorps Outreach and Restoration Technician
Organization:
Palouse Conservation District
Location: Pullman, WA
Job Type: Full-time, Americorps intern
Posted: May 20, 2019
Position Start Date: September 16, 2019

Education activities will include providing educational programs to students, landowners, and volunteers through workshops and outreach materials on local watershed and natural resource issues, benefits of conservation areas, benefits of riparian areas, and water quality protection.

The three primary goals of this project are:

  1. To improve water quality by achieving increased survivability of riparian buffer and upland plantings

  2. To coordinate volunteer participation at watershed restoration projects

  3. To educate and raise community awareness on the importance of riparian buffers and the impacts of non-point source pollution within our local watersheds

Instructor

Organization:  Wildlands Studies
Location: International
Deadline to Apply: July 31, 2019
Posted: May 1, 2019
Job Type: Full-time, Other

Description
Renowned for its accredited researched-based undergraduate field programs, Wildlands Studies seeks candidates holding an MSc or PhD to be the Lead Instructor for new field programs. Students consistently report that their Wildlands Studies experience added depth and meaning to their on-campus classes and “changed their lives”. Wildlands Studies instructors enhance their own credentials with unique opportunities to teach in the field while engaging students in active research.

The Lead Instructor will direct students on an academically rigorous, wilderness-based six-week field study to explore habitats and cultures of specific international locales, with the aim to offer the course repeatedly each year. Students earn 15 quarter credits for three field classes covering Environmental Studies, Field Research Practices, and Environment and Culture. Lead Instructor is responsible for on-going seminars, lectures, instruction, guided field work and field methods, and assessment of all student work, as well as group dynamics and the overall well-being of participants. Compensation is competitive.

Requirements
Knowledge and experience of field study location required. Applicants must have graduate degree in hand. A qualified Lead Instructor will have experience leading field study programs and teaching at the undergraduate level, specifically upper division environmental studies classes; a good sense of humor, flexibility, patience, and understanding; and the know-how to work with and manage 16 students and the group dynamics that occur on a six-week field study.

Program Dates
We are currently accepting proposals for our 2020-2021 academic year (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021).  We especially need a new international six-week program starting Summer 2020, and would like to add one more international six week program in Spring 2021.  Our instructors tend to stay for several years, and strong candidates would need to be in a position to establish a program in 2020-2021 and continue to lead for at least a couple following years. Locations that include a wildlife study are always preferred. 

How to Apply:
Review website and current course offerings to ensure understanding of program requirements. Submit CV, cover letter detailing experience with course topics/field study experience and brief initial course proposal.  WS staff will work with applicants on formal proposals.  Application materials to positions@wildlandsstudies.com (link sends e-mail).

Environmental Educator (WSC AmeriCorps)

Organization: Snohomish Conservation District
Location:
Lake Stevens WA
Job Type: Americorps Internship
Schedule: The term of this position runs 9/3/2019-7/15/2020. The environmental educator will serve 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday (with occasional weekend and evening commitments).
Posted: May 2, 2019

Snohomish Conservation District is looking for an enthusiastic and dependable educator to present in-classroom environmental lessons and outdoor field trips for grades 3-12.

The educator will teach multiple environmental education lessons per day in schools throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island. The educator will also engage youth and families through interactive/educational booths at community fairs, school STEM and parent nights, youth environmental service learning (serving with youth and families to plant trees and native plants at local restoration sites), teacher workshops, and green schoolyard support.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science education, environmental science or related field.

  • 6+ months experience working as an educator with K-12 youth.

  • Knowledge of environmental subject matter (especially storm water and watersheds) or a sincere desire to study and learn.

  • Excellent classroom and behavior management skills.

  • Ability to adapt teaching style and content to meet the diverse needs of students.

  • Strong public speaking skills: loud voice with clear enunciation and pacing- presenting in a confident, engaging manner that draws in the audience.

  • Preferred: experience with NGSS and Common Core standards.

  • Preferred: experience in school classrooms

Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation to and from our office and clean driving record…

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to check email daily.

  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism, cultural competency, and equity in education.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and openly communicate with team mates

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.

  • Ability to self-direct workload and priorities on a daily basis.

  • Competency with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

YMCA Earth Service Corps Program Instructor(s)

Organization: YMCA
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: AmeriCorps Intern
Position Start: September 2019
Posted: May 1, 2019

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.

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, servicelearning 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, instill 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.

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


AmeriCorps Opportunity

Organization: Washington Service Corps
Location: Positions Available in 24 counties throughout Washington (Example: Grays Harbor, Cowlitz, Spokane, Kittitas, Palouse, King and Yakima Counties)

Ten-month positions vary from community educator to green classroom coordinator to Native Plant technician and environmental educator.

The mission of the Washington Service Corps is to promote and support community-based initiatives that:

  • Strengthen the capacity of local governments and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and small community-based organizations, to assist individuals, families and communities in need;

  • Encourage and value diversity by serving geographically diverse communities;

  • Recruit a diverse applicant pool that includes young and older adults, a balance of individuals who have not attended college and those with college experience, men and women, individuals with disabilities and individuals of all races, ethnicities, faiths and economic backgrounds; and

  • Increase the amount of volunteering and civic engagement in Washington state by recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers.


Organization: Beacon Hill Food Forest

Location: Beacon Hill, Seattle

Job Type: Volunteer

Description: Get involved at the Beacon Food Forest! Restoring our public lands into vibrant gardens and edible forests.

 Grow your skills in food forestry, leadership, education, and community engagement by volunteering for the Beacon Food Forest. No prior experience necessary. Contact carla@beaconfoodforest.org for more information about the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekday Workshop Leader 

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Food Donations Coordinator

  • Event photographer / videographer

  • Education Coordinator / Class Instructor

Conservation Crew- Crew Positions

Job: Washington Conservation Corps
Organization: Washington Department of Ecology
Location: Port Angeles, Tacoma, Bellingham, Spokane, etc.
Job Openings: Crew positions are open now

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.

Looking for more opportunities in other States or Countries, check out the NAAEE resources at: NAAEE Jobs