Terms: Regular full-time position (30-40hrs/week, depending on candidates’ availability), with benefits
The Environmental Educator will coordinate and implement the Wheat Week youth education program and lead engaging environmental education programs for diverse participants throughout Snohomish County. This role serves as a member of Snohomish Conservation District’s (SCD) Education and Outreach Team. The Education and Outreach Team promotes and encourages conservation and responsible use of natural resources by providing high quality educational programs and resources to the public. This innovative team of community engagement specialists provides education, outreach, and communications support to all district programs – including Agriculture, Habitat, Community Conservation, and District Operations. This position will report directly to the Education & Outreach Program Manager.
About the Snohomish Conservation District
One of 45 Conservation Districts in the State of Washington, the Snohomish Conservation District is a leader among peers with robust programs encompassing agricultural resilience, habitat restoration, urban stormwater, farm planning, youth education, community engagement and more. The District works with farmers, residents, and landowners on a collaborative and voluntary basis throughout our service area that includes Snohomish County and Camano Island. We take the mission of the District to heart - “work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources” - as we implement successful and innovative projects.
These are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
● Coordinate, schedule, and teach Wheat Week lessons to 4th and 5th grade classes throughout Snohomish County
● Facilitate high quality and engaging K-12 environmental education lessons and activities at schools and in the community
● Work in collaboration with the Education and Outreach Team to develop and update curriculum
● Disseminate information to local school districts, stakeholders, and teachers via email and phone to promote program opportunities
● Assist the Education and Outreach Team in community outreach and engagement through informational fairs, markets, and events
● Write and contribute content for internal and external publications, including social media, flyers, and website
● Support youth in developing and implementing community conservation projects
● Foster positive relationships with school district staff and community partners
● Maintain accurate and timely records of all education and outreach programs, including pre-and post-survey responses, attendance, quotes and testimonials, and other metrics
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities
▪ Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, environmental education, environmental science, natural resources, or three years of relevant experience.
▪ At least one year of experience teaching children in an indoor or outdoor setting.
▪ Demonstrated experience in managing students with hands-on STEM curriculum.
▪ Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft and Google products (PowerPoint, Excel, Google Drive, etc.).
▪ Flexible and can thrive in a fast-paced environment while wearing several hats.
▪ Proactive self-starter with a strong sense of taking initiative moving forward without waiting to be told what to do and how to do it.
▪ Always learning and willing to constantly think about the next step or opportunity for environmental education within Snohomish County.
▪ Ability to work independently, prioritize effectively, and use professional judgment.
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities
▪ Two years of work experience teaching environmental education lessons
▪ Comfortability with public speaking to audiences of all ages
▪ Knowledge of local conservation issues and local flora and fauna
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
This position requires the ability to:
▪ Sit or stand for long periods of time in a standard workday
▪ Drive a vehicle when travel is needed. Must hold a valid, unrestricted Washington State driver’s license (or have the ability to acquire upon hire).
▪ Occasionally lift, pull, carry, push up to 40lbs, and to bend, twist, squat, kneel/crawl, and reach overhead.
▪ Occasionally work beyond an 8:00 am – 5:00 pm schedule or on the weekend.
▪ Comply with District COVID protection protocols, including being fully vaccinated and boosted, and providing documentation of vaccination status. Will also need to be prepared to comply with school and district COVID protocols.
The District offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid holidays and leave time, low premium medical, dental, life, and LTD insurance through Washington State PEBB, and participation in the State of Washington Retirement System (PERS, DCP).
The position will work out of our Lake Stevens office with the option to work remotely part of the time. Some essential functions of this position require in-office work at specific times.
To apply for this position, please submit the following materials via our website at https://snohomishcd.org/employment:
▪ Cover letter stating why you are interested in this position
▪ CV or resume detailing your related experience
Candidates who advance in the hiring process may be requested to complete skills assessments, for example, providing a teaching demonstration.