Environmental Science Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 5:30pm



Port Angeles, WA
United States

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Essential Responsibilities:

  • Educators are responsible for leading groups of 10-15 students outdoors for 3-5 day programs in a residential setting.
  • Facilitate, using a student-centered approach, interactive, community- building environmental education activities for student groups.
  • Use scientific inquiry and lead by example to demonstrate positive and responsible environmental literacy and behavior.
  • Differentiate and tailor programs that meet the needs of each school group, incorporating teacher requests within our educational framework, program logistics, and student interests.
  • Cultivate a culturally aware learning community using sensitivity to bring cultural relevance to program content and community relationships including students, teachers, and schools.
  • Create and lead structured evening programs with student participants.
  • Provide occasional on-call and evening support.
  • Provide weekly, comprehensive assessments of student group learning to help evidence achievement of educational goals.
  • Housing is provided as a condition of employment. By providing housing, NatureBridge can ensure that educators are available and accessible to provide support for program participants in emergency situations, and that educators can work odd hours and split shifts required during typical programs.
  • Actively participate in staff community by attending meetings and trainings. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Experience and Education·      

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, environmental or multi-disciplinary studies, or a related field.
  • Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification or willingness to receive training shortly after being hired.
  • One to two years relevant teaching experience in a residential environmental education facility.
  • Working knowledge or teaching inquiry-based, multi-disciplinary science and natural history.
  • Ability to perform physically challenging work in the outdoors and in all weather conditions on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to implement and model excellent risk management practices and maintain a safe environment for our students.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion within your teaching and our community.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A willingness to be coached and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, and occasional weekends.
  • Valid and current driver’s license.

Desirable qualifications

  • Advanced degree and /or teaching credential.
  • Experience with English language Learners or urban youth.
  • Ability to speak and/or teach in a language other than English relevant to our student population.

NatureBridge values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to diversify our workforce and seek application by individuals from all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities.


  • Generous compensation dependent on experience and adjusted for local cost of living (plus additional compensation for evening/weekend work).
  • Medical and dental plan, retirement plan, paid training, paid vacation, and sick time for full- time hires of over seven months.
  • Opportunity for advancement into leadership roles supporting environmental science educators, and programming.



How to Apply:

The deadline is October 23, 2016 for applicants wishing to be considered for full-time environmental science educator positions beginning February 2016.  Initial review of applications will begin October 23rd 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • A letter of interest describing why you want to work for NatureBridge in Olympic
  • Your current resume
  • Contact information for three references

When your application materials are ready please complete the application form online. http://www.naturebridge.org/environmental-science-educator-application-olympic


Please contact Emily Volz, Education Manager, at 360.928.3720 x13 or olympiceducator@naturebridge.org with questions.

Due to high volume of interest in this position, applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. No phone calls please.