Urban Programs Lead Educator-Seattle

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00am



Bainbridge Island, WA
United States

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Job Description:


The Urban Programs Lead Educator is a full-time, benefitted position, with opportunities for professional growth and development. The Lead Educator is responsible for the delivery and on-site coordination of IslandWood’s Seattle school day program. The program is taught by hourly educators at parks and outdoor locations around the city and augments curriculum for 4th and 5 th grade students in Seattle Public Schools. The curriculum uses a scientific learning approach and puts students’ own community at the center of learning. It seeks to spark in young people a sense of wonder, passion for learning and science, and a desire to care for and steward our environment.

Reports to:

Urban School Programs Coordinator

Position Location:

IslandWood’s Seattle office and program sites around Seattle, with occasional trips to IslandWood’s Bainbridge Island Campus and the Brightwater Center in Woodinville for meetings.


Delivery and On-site Coordination:

  • Provide high quality, rigorous, culturally responsive instruction in urban ecology, ecosystems, stormwater, and technology to 4th and 5th grade students and teachers
  • Drive supply van to program sites, manage supplies, communicate with classroom teachers and support curriculum development
  • Assist with the training and mentoring of seasonal educators
  • Communicate with educators regarding feedback, program information and scheduling via email and in person program briefing and debriefing

Coordinate Program Registration:

  • Coordinate program registration using Salesforce database and other online tools
  • Communicate with teachers regarding program registration

Project Support/Other:

  • Support program data collection and reporting, and other relevant administrative tasks
  • Support ongoing curriculum development and revision
  • Participate in the design and implementation of evaluation procedures
  • Support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and community
  • Collaborate with Urban School Programs team members for smooth working relations
  • Participate in relevant IslandWood Education Team and all-staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental education, or equivalent
  • At least two years of experience teaching elementary students (in either formal or informal settings)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with elementary students and adults in a respectful, culturally-responsive way
  • General knowledge of ecology, urban water systems/infrastructure, and other general science content · Interest in learning new computer programs and systems for project management
  • Organized and detail-oriented · Excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills
  • Must be able to comply with and maintain a smoke-free and drug-free work environment
  • Must pass child safety screening
  • Possess a current Driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Must be able to drive IslandWood’s 15-passenger supply van (must be 25 years old or above)


How to Apply:


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



Search for Urban Programs Lead Educator


 4450 Blakely Avenue NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


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.


Compensation Information:


$34,000-$37,500 depending on experience, includes full benefits