Our Nature team is growing! We are looking for a strong candidate for a key role leading education programming through our Delridge Wetland Park project and our Urban Forest Restoration Program. The Environmental Education Coordinator will tailor technical, science-based information for diverse audiences, developing relevant curriculum and activities. This position will require integrity and accountability when doing work with partners and in the community.
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, permanent position. Compensation will be $23.00 per hour, and includes paid time off benefits, as well as pro-rated medical insurance (or a stipend for those who waive insurance) and retirement benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead long-term environmental education programming for 3-5th grade STEM classes at the Delridge Wetland Park.
- Develop and facilitate afterschool programing for local teens that focuses on exploring environmental justice topics and building professional skills.
- Develop and facilitate inclusive environmental education programming related to environmental justice and stewardship that meets the needs of both adults and youth in our community.
- Perform outreach and engagement that respects stakeholders and maximizes resources.
- Assist with grant writing and reporting relevant to DNDA’s environmental programming.
- Assist with other environmental programs when additional capacity is needed, which may include providing volunteer event support for large annual events.
- Experience developing and facilitating outdoor education programming.
- Experience leading groups of youth in educational activities.
- Ability to work with a wide range of volunteers, community groups, partners and staff.
- Strong leadership skills, and confidence in giving direction and in managing people and activities.
- Commitment to including and amplifying the voices of those who have been historically excluded from power and decision-making.
- Basic knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills — comfortable speaking in front of groups.
- Physically able to work long days in adverse weather conditions.
- Willingness to follow up-to-date public health policies concerning COVID-19, including physical distancing and wearing of personal protective equipment.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, required by Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Parks & Rec.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. (tools, plants, trees, etc) and walk in uneven terrain.
- Good driving record and current driver’s license.
- Positive attitude, energetic personality and sense of humor.
- A./B.S. degree or higher in education, science or related field, or equivalent experience.
- Knowledge of local watersheds.
- Experience in grant writing and/or reporting.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to DNDA’s Environmental Programs Director, Caroline Borsenik at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the selected candidate must submit to a background check.
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association is a registered 501c(3) Seattle-based not for profit organization, which promotes growth in the Delridge corridor by providing vital resources for all our neighbors. These resources include access to affordable housing, green space, healthy food, education, arts and culture.
Persons of Color strongly encouraged to apply
DNDA is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental or physical disability.