Urban Programs Educator, Part-Time

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 4:00pm



Bainbridge Island, WA
United States

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

IslandWood’s Urban School Programs include programs for 4th grade students at urban parks and schoolyards, a suite of programs for 3rd – 8th grade students at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville, and post-program extension lessons at participating schools. All programs address the difficult problems of a more urbanized future by strengthening community connections and environmental awareness. 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.

IslandWood is a team-oriented, collaborative organization that nurtures a respectful, professional workplace. We’re building a staff to reflect the diversity of the people we serve around the region. We embrace change and support a culture of learning, gratitude, and accountability.


Urban Programs Educators teach field studies for students in grades 3-8. Educator work schedules vary and can be adapted to fit a changing schedule. This is a part-time position (6-18 hours/week depending on availability) and programs occur during the school day. Work schedules can be adjustable quarterly.

Additional work opportunities may be available to educators, including community events, curriculum planning, and other IslandWood programming. Days and times for these opportunities vary.

Reports to: Urban Programs Coordinator

Position Location: Staff may be asked to work at some or all of the following locations: the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville, WA, various parks within the city of Seattle, various schools within King and Snohomish counties.

General Responsibilities:

·    Provide high quality, culturally responsive instruction for 3rd – 8th grade students in field study-focused environmental education programs.

·    Work closely and teach with fellow instructors in a small team environment.

·    Attend selected trainings and staff meetings.

·    Attend post-program debrief sessions.

·    Set-up and clean-up classrooms before and after programs


·    Have experience delivering outdoor environmental education

·    Excellent communication skills

·    Demonstrated ability to work with diverse elementary students and adults in a culturally-responsive, respectful, rigorous, creative, and enthusiastic way

·    Available at least two days per week during daytime and/or evening hours

·    Must be able to comply with and maintain a smoke-free and drug-free work environment

·    Must pass child safety screening

Work Details:

Hours will vary based on program enrollment and educator availability. There are no programs over public school breaks and various Tuesdays each month.

Instructor hours for Brightwater programs are generally 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. Seattle programs are 2 to 3 days per week and the hours are generally 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Programs at schools are 1 to 1.5 hours in length and happen during the school day. There may be optional opportunities to work during weeknight and weekend community events as well.

All Urban Programs Educators are paid an hourly rate for training, meeting times, and program delivery with a set number of hours depending on the program.

Salary:  $16.00/ hour ($17/hour for candidates who hold a Master’s Degree in education or a related field or have equivalent experience)


IslandWood is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  We encourage diverse applicants because we believe having a staff that authentically reflects the community we serve is critical to our ability to be culturally responsive.

Questions: Please contact Derek Jones (206-263-8866) or derekj@islandwood.org

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, Application for Employment form (form is located at (https://islandwood.org/about/careers) including contact information for two current references to:

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4450 Blakely Avenue NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110