Food and Farming Events & Outreach Internship

 

Organization:  Sustainable Connections, http://www.SustainableConnections.org

Title: Food & Farming Events & Outreach Intern

Reports to:  Food & Farming Program Director, Food & Farming Outreach Coordinator

Location:  Bellingham, WA

Status:  Unpaid/Temporary Internship

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted July 23-August 9

Internship Dates: 8-20 hours/week from mid-August 2019 – November 2019

 

Summary

The Food & Farming Events & Outreach Intern will work closely with the Food & Farming team to improve community visibility of the Eat Local First campaign and increase business participation in various areas of the Sustainable Connections Food & Farming program. The position will report to Alex Smith and Sara Southerland, and will work independently and collaboratively with members of the team to accomplish these goals. The position will require a minimum of 8-12 hours per week and will run from mid-August through November. This is a dynamic position and the duties and goals may shift over time.

Duties

  • Represent Food & Farming Program and Eat Local First campaign at community events and festivals, engaging with members of the public
  • Lead cooking demos at Farmers Markets and other locations around Whatcom County
  • Support with growing the Eat Local First campaign via phone calls and in-person meetings
  • Support with planning business workshops
  • Support with online Local Food Atlas data entry and outreach
  • Write business feature articles and support with e-newsletters
  • Assist in distributing the Food & Farm Finder and other materials
  • Keep detailed records of distribution, engagement, and other metrics

Desired Qualifications and Qualities

  • Outgoing and confident, enjoys community outreach
  • Experience in sustainability, ideally sustainable business
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the mission of Sustainable Connections
  • Detail-oriented self starter
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with software and ability to learn new programs
  • Reliable transportation

Perks

  • Help an innovative organization improve our community
  • Learn transferrable skills for nonprofit and private sector work
  • Meet farmers, business owners, and other members of the community
  • Attend exclusive events
  • Enjoy an occasional delicious shared meal
  • Fresh ground coffee and an unbeatable tea selection in the office

Applying

Qualified applicants should send a resume and contact information for three professional or academic references by email only to alex@sustainableconnections.org. Please write “Food & Farming Intern Community Outreach Intern” in the Subject. Application review begins August 1st and closes August 9th.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at Sustainable Connections.

Sustainable Connections is an equal opportunity employer that believes it is the responsibility of the company and all its employees to ensure there is no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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Plans Examiner I or II

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Plans Examiner I or II DOQ Planning and Development Services

Salary: Plans Examiner I: $23.67-$34.11 per hour Closing Date: August 8, 2019 Plans Examiner II: $24.66-$35.52 per hour
• Would you enjoy the challenge of being part of a team focused on helping protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the administration of building, fire safety, zoning and critical areas codes, standards, and regulations?

• Do you have a proven ability to consistently provide exemplary customer service in all types of situations and responding to public inquiries and providing assistance?
This position performs specialized tasks related to residential and light commercial plans examination for building, life safety and structural review, including plumbing, mechanical and energy codes. Provides necessary information for the progress and completing of plans examination requirements. Performs work under general supervision and established guidelines. Complies with legal standards and requirements. Answers routine and somewhat complex questions pertaining to departmental functions and technical matters and provides technical assistance and information as authorized.
Key duties include:
• Examining residential and commercial building plans for compliance with building, life safety and structural codes, including plumbing, mechanical, fire and energy codes.

• Assisting the public in understanding the processes and regulations they must operate within; including zoning and critical area codes.

• Providing customer service and technical assistance to groups and individuals both inside and outside the department.

Plans Examiner I Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or GED and a combination of two or more of the following:

• Associates (AA) degree;

• Four years of construction experience;

• International Code Council (ICC) certification;

• One year of inspection experience;

• Two years of construction experience and two years of related course work
Plans Examiner II Qualifications: To be qualified as a Plans Examiner II, you must meet all the above qualifications and also possess:

• One year of progressively responsible plans review experience.

• An International Code Council (I.C.C.) Residential Building Inspector or Building Plans Examiner certification.
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

Ironman Movers

Ironman Movers is currently hiring 2 Drivers and 2 Laborers

Driver positions are non-CDL, but do require a good driving abstract – Wage is $17.00/hour

Laborer Positions-Employer says that physical fitness will come with the job, but be prepared to lift 100 – 150 lbs with a crew member

Job is primarily 20 hours (four hour shifts) but may be full-time, depending on business.

Employer offers weekly pay, a good work environment and culture, and the opportunity to keep your tips.

Applicants need to have some strength, own transportation preferred, be friendly and be absolutely dependable.

No resume is required. To apply email employer at ironmanmovers@comcast.net to set up an interview.

Paralegal Express Employment Professionals

Job position / title
Paralegal
Name of business / employer
Express Employment Professionals
Job description / duties
Located in Mount Vernon, WA

Salary: $20-$30/HR, DOE

Express is recruiting a qualified Paralegal who will be responsible for a diverse range of legal tasks, such as transcribing, redlining, and researching. Must be able to work independently with limited or no supervision at times and know when to ask for help. You must enjoy serving others, be highly organized and detail oriented, and have a customer-service mindset. This Paralegal position is in a smaller firm with less than 5 partners, and we’re hoping to find a Paralegal who wants a long-term permanent job.

Qualifications
Experience/Education: Legal experience is required. A degree in higher education is preferred.

Application deadline / closing date
08/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$20-$30, decided on employment, depending on experience.
Days and hours of employment
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm (some flexibility)
Person or department to contact
Abby Orozco
Business address
1806 Riverside Dr. Ste D, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Email
abby.orozco@expresspros.com
Phone
360.336.1980
How to apply
HOW TO APPLY (choose one):
– CALL OUR OFFICE @ 360.336.1980 for an immediate phone interview
– VISIT OUR OFFICE @ 1806 Riverside Dr. Ste D, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 for an immediate in-person interview
– APPLY ONLINE @ https://apply.expresspros.com
– EMAIL RESUME to Abby.Orozco@expresspros.com
View our available jobs @ https://www.expresspros.com/MTVernon/Job-Openings.aspx

Applications should include
[×] Resume

Before & After School Site Coordinator

After School Site Coordinator

Job Details: Level
Entry: Job Location
Before and After School Child Care – Bellingham, WA
Position Type: Part Time

Description
Provide direction for the Y’s Kids Before and After School Site and implements program curriculum. Provide a quality experience for children and parents that focus on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Oversee and participate in the development, operation, safety and licensing standards of a Y’s Kids Before and After School Site. Must understand all YMCA policies and procedures and strive to achieve the Whatcom Family YMCA Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives as well as all Washington State Licensing guidelines.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Assist with the implementation of the pre-planned daily program developed by the Licensed After School Enrichment & Camp Director that meets State Licensing requirements and YMCA National Goals.
Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities.
Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
Maintains positive relationships and effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers.
Safeguard all YMCA equipment and facilities as well as participants’ personal belongings.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with immediate check-in and follow-up of all children scheduled to attend as well as be responsible for knowing how many children are in your care at all times.
Complete & maintain required program records as needed; turn in required paperwork on time including but not limited to sign in/out sheets, absent tracking sheets, behavior forms, etc.
Keep accurate attendance at all times and be accountable for each child at the site.
Maintain a positive relationship with school personnel and parents.
Provide information to parents and participants in a timely manner.
Let parents know of any changes to the monthly calendar and leave a note if you are on a field trip or away from your regular location
Prepare and serve family style snack as well as clean up snack area in accordance with WA State licensing guidelines and YMCA HEPA standards; record snack served on daily basis.
Ensure appropriate staff-to-child ratios are maintained.
Handle emergencies in accordance with YMCA emergency policy (in your staff handbook).
Work with Program Supervisor and Licensed After School Enrichment & Camp Director to attain program goals.
Be aware of WA State Licensing guidelines and follow accordingly.
Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
Complete all policies and trainings outlined in the Praesidium Child Abuse Prevention modules
Read and follow the YMCA Code of Conduct.
Read and follow the YMCA guidelines for working with children as outlined in the Discipline Policy.
Complete and approve digital time card through time keeping system in a timely manner per instructions from Program Supervisor and Licensed After School Enrichment & Camp Director.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
Conduct a monthly fire drill with the site.
Be responsible for maintaining supplies including first aid and snack, such as drinking cups and food prep gloves.
Responsible for the supervision of Group Leaders working at site (Regular staff and subs).
Pass on information concerning All Staff Meetings, trainings and other events to all Group Leaders at your site and insure attendance of all staff.
Discuss staffing problems and concerns with Human Resources, Family Enrichment Director, Licensed After School Enrichment & Camp Director and/or anonymous reporting tipline.
Ensure that all staff follows the Dress Code.
Discuss children, parent and/or school concerns with Licensed After School Enrichment & Camp Director as soon as possible.
Be a good role model for staff and children.
All trainings must be updated annually including but not limited to Praesidium Child Abuse Prevention modules, school year orientations, etc.
Report any suspicions of possible child abuse to the Family Enrichment Director, Licensed After School Enrichment & Camp Director, or Program Supervisors immediately and keep proper documentation.
Complete 10 hours of STARS approved continuing education training per Calendar year.
Attend and complete State Licensing Orientation.
Respond quickly to possible problem areas and discuss with Licensed After School Enrichment & Camp Director.

VAN DRIVER DUTIES (IF ASSIGNED)
Drive and operate the vans in accordance with YMCA Van Driving policies.
Pick up children at schools according to YMCA policy
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must provide a 3-5 year driving record and meet minimum requirements for driving record
Must pass a physical drive test.
Must possess a valid WA State Driver’s License or meet requirements for out of state license.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accept and demonstrate the Ys values. Demonstrate a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruit volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Support fund-raising.
Collaboration: Work effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Build rapport and relates well to others. Seek first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listen for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Take initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Make sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embrace new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establish goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follow budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strive to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursue self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrate an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Have the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Qualifications
Have 30 college quarter credits in Education, Recreation or equivalent related to working with children.
At least 21 years of age.
At least 2 years previous experience working with elementary aged children in a developmental setting preferred.
Current CPR (Adult, Infant & Child) and First Aid, AED certifications.
Complete Praesidium Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
Emotional, social, and physical capability to work with children and other adults in a group setting.
Good health, enthusiasm, and above standard moral character.
Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
STARS 30 Hour School Age Basic Training (Must be completed within 3 months of hire date)
Must have, or be in the process of obtaining the following:
Negative TB Test
HIV/Bloodborne Pathogen training
College Transcripts
MERIT ID account
Cleared Portable Background Check from MERIT

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Before & After School Program Assistant

Job position / title
Before & After School Program Assistant
Name of business / employer
Whatcom Family YMCA
Job description / duties
Looking for a fun and impactful job? Want to hone your skills, gain valuable work experience, and create meaningful relationships in a dynamic workplace? Look no further! You will learn to work with elementary students and families from a variety of backgrounds, providing them with a warm, engaging, and inclusive environment.

This position requires someone with strong leadership skills to supervise, teach, nurture and encourage all children with a balance of empathy, accountability, role modeling and hands-on work. We are looking for adaptable, hardworking, approachable, energetic, and compassionate individuals to join our team.

With our programs running in over 20 elementary schools, we engage students through Art, STEM, Drama, Group Games and more. This is an opportunity to make a positive impact in the local community while working for a cause-driven, non-profit organization. We strive to serve the needs of our community and incorporate the values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty into everything we do.

Convenient for college students or recent grads! We strive to create as much consistency as possible, but work hard to make schedules that are flexible with the demands of classes or other commitments.
General Program Hours

AM Shifts
Bellingham Locations: M-F 6:30-7:30 AM
Ferndale Locations: M-F 6:45-9:00 AM

PM Shifts
Bellingham Locations: MTWF 2:15 PM-6:00 PM, TH 12:30-6:00PM
Ferndale Locations: M-F 3:15-6:00 PM
Whatcom County Locations: M-F 2:15-6:30PM

Qualifications
*Refer to job application for qualification information

Application deadline / closing date
06/01/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$12.75/hour
Days and hours of employment
Monday-Friday
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Eva Larson
Business address
1256 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
elarson@whatcomymca.org
Phone
360.255.0574
How to apply
Did this pique your interest? Follow this link for a full job description and to learn more about the Whatcom Family YMCA —

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=4695&clientkey=120C4EABBB9E3F444A9F49C4F66E759E

Applications should include
[×] Resume

[×] References

Environmental Education Camp Counselor

Job position / title
Environmental Education Camp Counselor
Name of business / employer
Saturna Environmental Camp
Job description / duties
Camp Saturna, located on beautiful Silver Lake, near Maple Falls in Whatcom County, WA is a 133-acre lakefront property dedicated to learning, discovery, leadership, and success. Our environmental education program focuses on regional ecology, environmental science, and natural resource management. Recreational facilities at the camp include a climbing wall, archery range, low challenge course, docks and swimming area, and hiking trails.
We are looking for several part-time, temporary, hardworking and FUN environmental educators/camp counselors for a 3 day/2 night camp in late September, 2019.

Employment Dates
Tuesday, September 24 – Friday, September 27, 2019

Job Description:
Environmental Educators/Camp Counselors will have the following responsibilities:
• Provide instruction of the Camp Saturna environmental education program
• Provide instruction and oversight for recreational activities
• Provide oversight of student sleeping quarters including the bunkhouse and camping areas for two nights.
• Be enthusiastic and fun in all activities

These positions require attendance for the entire 3 day/2 night camp period. A training day will occur between 9 am – 5 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Remuneration
$400 – includes the day of training and the entire 3 day/2 night camp program. Meals provided include 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner. Overnight accommodation provided and required on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Qualifications
Required
• Experience in environmental education and outdoor recreation with middle school students, grades 5 – 8, or similar.
• College degree or working toward a degree with a major in environmental education. A major in environmental science or similar may be substituted with the appropriate camp and educational experience.
• Possess excellent communication skills.
• Must be willing to submit to a background check with suitability to work with children and youth.
• Basic First Aid & CPR certified – current

Desired

• Priority will be given to applicants possessing certification/experience in one or more outdoor recreational activities such as climbing wall, archery, low challenge course, canoeing and/or lifeguard.
• Should possess a valid Washington driver’s license with a clean driving record.
• Guitar playing and singing – We have a really cool geology song!

Application deadline / closing date
09/20/2019
Salary / rate of pay
400
Days and hours of employment
9.24.19-9.27.19
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Monthly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
9.24.19-9.27.19
Person or department to contact
Kelsey Piepel
Business address
1300 N State St Bellingham, WA 98225
Work location (if different from above)
Saturna Environmental Camp Maple Falls, WA
Email
hr@saturna.com
Phone
360.650.6948
How to apply
Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 related references to:

hr@saturna.com

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter
[×] References

General Laborer QFS INC.

Job position / title
General Laborer
Name of business / employer
QFS INC.
Job description / duties
Construction company seeks general laborer to help with construction duties. Must be able to physically lift 75+ lbs. Must have own transportation to get to and from jobs in Whatcom County.

Qualifications
Good attitude, trainable, hard working, responsible, and able to take direction.

Application deadline / closing date
10/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
Wage Depends Upon Experience
Days and hours of employment
Week Days or Weekends – hours depend on need begin as early as 7 am day can end around 5 pm.
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Part Time/Full Time
Person or department to contact
Jessie Hettinga
Business address
PMB 563
Work location (if different from above)
Whatcom County
Email
mrs.jhettinga@gmail.com
Phone
360.820.5531
How to apply
Please email resume, previous experience and references to Jessie Hettinga @

mrs.jhettinga@gmail.com

Applications should include
[×] Resume

[×] References

Maintenance Parts Clerk

Job position / title
Maintenance Parts Clerk
Name of business / employer
Silfab Solar
Job description / duties
Silfab Solar Inc.
Join Silfab Solar in our mission to reduce carbon emissions and improve access to clean energy!
Working with Silfab Solar means working with the largest automated solar manufacturing facility in North America. We are an international leader in the production of ultra-high efficiency solar modules, leveraging over 35 years of solar experience in development, manufacturing, distribution, and innovation.
If you are ready to be a part of a diverse team in the clean energy industry and working with cutting-edge technology, then we have a place for you.
We are looking to add a Maintenance Parts Clerk to our team!
We are looking for team and customer-oriented individuals who can work up to 12-hour shifts of standing, walking, and repetitive motion. We want to hear about your attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and basic computer skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Maintains effective and efficient stock levels of maintenance parts in support of production and repair schedule
• Orders specialized parts when necessary
• Ensures that costs are minimized while providing the highest service level in support of operations
• Obtains quotes from vendors for stock parts as well as individual part/component requests from the maintenance staff
• Submits purchase requests with quotes for appropriate and timely approval
• Maintains the parts stock room inventory to track, reorder, and organize spare parts
• Maintains inventories of supplies to support operations and maintenance
• Monitors and tracks vendor credit limits to avoid over-drawing
• Assists purchasing in the reconciliation of invoice discrepancies
• laws
We are pleased to offer employment in the clean energy industry with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Sick Time
• Medical, Vision and Dental
• HSA Option
• Life Insurance w/AD&D
• Supplemental Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Results-driven self-starter
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent computer skills
• Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
• Ability to communicate effectively via phone and email
• Ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors
• Ability to work independently and also to take direction

Preferred
• Experience with Microsoft Office, including strong skills in Outlook and Excel
• Experience with ERP systems, Navision experience is a plus
• Previous manufacturing or industrial maintenance experience

Application deadline / closing date
09/09/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$16-$20
Days and hours of employment
40 hours

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Human Recources
Business address
800 Cornwall Avenue Bellingham, WA
Email
us_hr@silfabsolar.com
Phone
360.569.4733
How to apply
If you want to be a part of this team, please email a resume and cover letter to us_hr@silfabsolar.com

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter

Production Shift Supervisor

Job position / title
Production Shift Supervisor
Name of business / employer
Silfab Solar
Job description / duties
Silfab Solar Inc.
Join Silfab Solar in our mission to reduce carbon emissions and improve access to clean energy!
Working with Silfab Solar means working with the largest automated solar manufacturing facility in North America. We are an international leader in the production of ultra-high efficiency solar modules, leveraging over 35 years of solar experience in development, manufacturing, distribution, and innovation.
If you are ready to be a part of a diverse team in the clean energy industry and working with cutting-edge technology, then we have a place for you.
We are looking to add a Production Shift Supervisor to our team!
We are looking for team and customer-oriented individuals who can work up to 12-hour shifts of standing, walking, and repetitive motion. We want to hear about your attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and basic computer skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for management of production and production staff within a given shift including, interviewing, training, and supervising of production staff
• Oversees and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a production area
• Reports and tracks daily progress to the Operations Manager to ensure goals are being met
• Ensure that quality control, safety, time management, and other programs are being followed
• Ability to perform all tasks associated with the production of product
• Use test equipment to test functional performance of completed electromechanical assemblies
• Work with other teams to ensure improvements and efficiencies are being maximized
• Other duties as assigned by management

We are pleased to offer employment in the clean energy industry with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Sick Time
• Medical, Vision and Dental
• HSA Option
• Life Insurance w/AD&D
• Supplemental Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required
• Three years of manufacturing experience
• High level of attention to detail to ensure that quality standards are being met
• Ability to work with people and good understanding of when to involve a superior member of staff
• Working knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control
• Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in the English language
• Monitor indicators to make sure machinery is working properly

Preferred
• Two years of previous production supervisor experience
• Familiar with Toyota Kata management philosophy
• Microsoft Office Programs
• Experience with MRP/ERP systems
• High School diploma or equivalent

Application deadline / closing date
09/09/2019
Salary / rate of pay
DOE
Days and hours of employment
40 hours

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
800 Cornwall Avenue Bellingham, WA
Email
us_hr@silfabsolar.com
Phone
360.569.4733
How to apply
Please email a resume and cover letter to us_hr@silfabsolar.com

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter