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1 Apr 2022

Temporary Educator

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust – Posted by Greenway Trust Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Position Summary

Educators are a vital part of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s education team, co-leading a high school internship in the summer and teaching 4th-12th grade students in the school year. This is a seasonal, full-time position for a 6 month term.

The education team helps young people grow to be inquisitive, empathetic stewards of nature by equipping them with knowledge and skills through a combination of classroom lessons, field trips, ecological restoration projects, and high school internships. The education team is at the forefront of the organization’s efforts to build meaningful and authentic connections with some of the most diverse communities in the region. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for helping young people make personal positive connections with nature. Candidates should enjoy working collaboratively, be comfortable working outdoors in variable weather, and have a strong background in environmental education. Relevant experience may include teaching in the classroom, leading groups outdoors, or working with groups of teens. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into their work. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Co-lead a restoration-focused summer internship for high school students. 
  • Teach 4th-12th grade students in classroom and field settings. 
  • Work in variable weather, hike up to three miles, walk on uneven terrain, and carry a lightweight backpack. 
  • Have an insurable driving record and reliable transportation to schools and project sites across King County. 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Education or work experience in environmental education. 
  • Experience working with groups of teens.  
  • Curiosity to learn about topics such as forest ecology, salmon, plant identification, and ecological restoration techniques. 

Reports To: Education Program Manager 

Compensation: $19.00 per hour. The Greenway Trust offers the following benefits for full-time seasonal employees: paid sick leave, optional participation in an Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement ($200 monthly contribution towards health insurance premiums or qualified medical expenses), participation in HealthiestYou program, and optional participation in a 403(b)-retirement plan, and worker’s compensation coverage. This position is not eligible for paid time off or holiday pay.  

Schedule: The Educator position is a full-time, 6-month seasonal, non-exempt position, who typically works Monday to Friday with occasional evening and Saturday events. 

Location: As a result of the COVID pandemic, Greenway Trust employees are currently working remotely. However, the organization will be moving to a hybrid model working both remotely and in the office as the COVID numbers continue to decline. When that happens, this position will be based at the Greenway Trust’s Seattle office (2701 First Avenue, Suite 240, Seattle, WA 98121) and will include work from home opportunities. The position includes regular travel to schools and restoration sites around King County. The Greenway Trust provides a work laptop computer and cell phone to employees.  

COVID Requirements: Vaccination requirements are in place for Greenway Trust staff and volunteers.  

About the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust: The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. We believe that when we are connected to nature, our lives are better. We are healthier, happier, and our communities are stronger. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Greenway Trust because we want to better reflect the communities that make up the Greenway NHA, because we believe that equity and inclusion are vital to our mission, and because we want to do our part to create a more just society.  

Equal Opportunity Provider: The Greenway Trust is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ancestry, genetic information, use of a service animal, honorably discharged veteran, military status, political ideology, personal appearance, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated on the basis of personal aptitude and merit. 

How to Apply

To Apply: Send a resumé, cover letter, and any other materials you wish to share to In your cover letter, please describe your experience with environmental education and provide an example of your experience with or commitment to connecting historically less represented communities with nature. Finalists will be asked to provide references. 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: environmental education and non-profit.

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