Mount Rainier Institute EE Instructor-Hayes
|Req #: ||139021 |
|Department: ||DIRECTOR SEFS |
|Job Location: || Other Locations |
|Job Location Detail: ||Eatonville, WA- Mount Rainier Institute |
|Posting Date: ||11/15/2016 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is Competitive. Salary is Commensurate Upon Qualifications and Experience. |
|Shift: ||1st Shift (Days) |
|Notes: || This is a TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME position. Schedule and Hours Will VAry. It begins in March of 2017 and is expected to run through June of 2017. |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The University of Washington's Mount Rainier Institute has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary full time Environmental Education Instructor.
In partnership with Mount Rainier National Park, the University of Washington operates the Mount Rainier Institute. The Mount Rainier Institute is a residential environmental education program with a mission is to provide outstanding nature-based education experiences rooted in science, which nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders. We are hiring skilled educators to help establish a solid program with the iconic Mt. Rainier National Park.
Environmental Education (EE) Instructors are key members of the program staff. They lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach a variety of topics such as biodiversity, natural history, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest.
EE Instructors have the opportunity for professional growth through the development of their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of ongoing development of a relatively new residential environmental education program.
Term of Position: Spring 2017 season is late March through mid-June; appointments may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing will be provided for a modest monthly rental fee, along with meals when groups are in residence.
Mount Rainier Institute is committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or gender.
Lead students through Mount Rainier Institute programs in natural and cultural
history, inquiry-based field investigations, and resource stewardship for youth and adults; primarily students in grades 3-12.
Lead half-day and day-long educational hikes (including using snowshoes) on Pack Forest and Mount Rainier National Park trails.
Assist in the design of customized environmental and science education programs for students of all ages.
Attend training and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
Ensure safety and well-being of program participants.
Conduct evening and weekend programs as needed.
Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
Assist with other duties as required.
| BA/BS in Natural Sciences, Biology, Education, Parks and Recreation Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Resource Interpretation, Natural Resources, Outdoor or Environmental Education, or related field. |
Two years of full-time clerical experience or equivalent education/experience.
Extensive experience in classroom teaching, outdoor environmental education, residential environmental learning center, nature center, or day camp.
Previous teaching/working with children.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and hike several miles.
Great independent worker and team player.
First Aid and CPR certification.
| Wilderness First Responder certification. |
Experience facilitating inquiry-based scientific field studies for middle and high school students.
Knowledge of the natural history of the Pacific Northwest.
Knowledge of snow science.
Ability to speak Spanish.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| Application Process: |
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