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.
- 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
- Reliable transportation to and from our office and clean driving record. We have government vehicles at our Lake Stevens office for use while teaching. When a personal vehicle is used, reimbursement will be provided at the IRS-approved mileage rate. All travel time to schools is counted as service hours.
- 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.
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.
Compensation: See Washington Service Corps page (https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member) for more information regarding stipend and program benefits.
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).
- Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term.
- Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term.
- Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
About Snohomish Conservation District
Snohomish Conservation District’s mission is to work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources. We are a non-regulatory state entity, funded through grants, local assessment tax, and state funding.
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
Snohomish Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetic information. We strongly encourage and seek applications from individuals with a multilingual and/or multicultural background.
How to Apply:
Visit the MyAmeriCorps website for full position description and to apply on-line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; however priority deadline is Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 5pm.
For questions contact: Lily Cason [email protected]
This position is contingent on funding through the Washington Service Corps Program.