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Snohomish Conservation District
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.
Snohomish Conservation District is 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.
Check out our youth education page on our website: https://snohomishcd.org/sound-education
“Life on the job at SCD is full of new learning experiences. Working at SCD I have gotten great opportunities to work with other parts of the district such as the restoration team, the planners, the outreach team and so on. My position here has allowed me to have awesome training opportunities to gain more information about education, environmentalism, conservation and more. With all of these opportunities working toward my Americorps term goal. The daily life here is working in classrooms teaching awesome kids about restoration and wildlife. From salmon and bugs to watersheds and water quality. Whether these students are in 3rd grade or in 10th grade working with them to teach them in fun innovative ways helps break down their walls and reintroduce them to nature.“
-Mary, WSC Environmental educator 2018-2019
Compensation: See the Washington Service Corps page for more information regarding stipend and program benefits.
- Monthly stipend of $1,945 before deductions and withholdings.
- $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).
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.
- 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 teammates
- 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 has a flexible start date within September OR October 2019 and runs through July 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.
See full position description here: https://snocd.org/SCDEnvEd
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Sept. 18th 2019.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH AMERICORPS WEBSITE: https://snocd.org/WSCEnvEducator
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