Seasonal Order Entry Assistant

Job position / title
Seasonal Order Entry Assistant
Name of business / employer
Smith Gardens
Job description / duties
Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for a Seasonal Order Entry Assistant Ito join our team at our home office in Bellingham, WA.

Smith Gardens is a Wholesale Nursery company that is headquartered in Bellingham Washington, and has been family owned for over 100 years with facilities in three states.

The Seasonal Order Entry Assistant will be responsible for accurate entry of Sales Orders from spreadsheets to Smith Gardens data base.
This position is Monday and Thursdays, 8AM – 4:30PM. The position is seasonal and will end in June. Depending on volume of order entry, these days could be longer.

JOB DUTIES:

Routine data entry
Collaborate with Sales team to ensure accuracy

Qualifications
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Basic Excel skills
Ability to maintain accuracy in fast paced environment
Experience with data entry preferred
Willingness to perform repetitive tasks

To learn more about our company & to view a more detailed job description, visit our website at //smithgardens.com/careers. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including immediate PTO accrual, Medical, Dental and Vision after 30 days plus matching 401(k) and Company-Paid LTD. Apply today!

We look forward to hearing from you!

The above is intended to describe the general content of and qualifications for the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all functions, duties or qualifications.

Smith Gardens provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Application deadline / closing date
03/06/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$15.00
Days and hours of employment
Mondays and Thursdays 8-4:30
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Seasonal, position will end in June
Person or department to contact
Marley Morgan
Business address
4164 Meridian St, Ste 400
Email
marley.morgan@smithgardens.com
Phone
360.685.5221
How to apply
Please visit http://smithgardens.com/careers to apply.

Forest School Program Instructor

Job position / title
Forest School Program Instructor
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
Summary
North Cascades Institute is seeking instructors to teach Forest School—a third-grade outdoor program focusing on habitat needs and the interdependence between plants, animals and humans within the forest community. In partnership with the Bellingham School District, Forest School is held at the District’s Gordon Carter Conservation Site. The 100-acre forested Site is located about 30 minutes south of Bellingham near the south end of Lake Whatcom.

Forest School instructors will work under close supervision by the School Day Programs Coordinator. Primary duties will include facilitating a positive outdoor experience for small groups of third graders and teaching and implementing program lessons. Instructors will receive training in program curriculum and logistics and will receive support from the supervisor who will observe, advise and assist as needed. Participation in the Forest School program is a unique opportunity to participate and provide programmatic feedback to help further develop and strengthen the Institute’s newest school program.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Instruction
● Attend all scheduled training
● Instruct small groups of students for all program dates
● Create a safe learning environment for youth through positive reinforcement, role-modeling and cultural sensitivity
● Instruct lessons in natural and cultural history, science, the arts and other subjects
● Do background research to help inform their understanding of the content
● Receive and give feedback about program curriculum, development and teaching skills

Program Support
● Participate in program briefings and debriefs
● Assist with managing and maintaining inventory of program educational materials
● Assist with other duties as required
● Report any risk management incidents

Compensation
This is a temporary, part-time, non-exempt position, April 8-May 29, 2020. The wage is $13.50 per hour. Benefits include sick leave.

Start Date
April 8th, 2020
Instructor training will be held April 8th and April 10th.

Job Duration
April 8 through May 29, 2020
Program dates are scheduled for each Wednesday and Friday starting April 15th through May 29.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs.

About North Cascades Institute
The Institute’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place.

North Cascades Institute (www.ncascades.org) is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Qualifications
Required
● Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/experience in related field
● Be available to attend training and teach the scheduled program dates
● Comfortable being in the outdoors in all weather conditions
● Excellent organization and communication skills
● Good judgment, flexibility and ability to work independently and reliably
● Ability to practice and enforce policy and safety practices as trained
● Reliable, independent worker and team player
● Must be 18 years of age or older
● Ability to adjust teaching methods to accommodate different audiences and learning styles
● Culturally competent and able to connect with students from a variety of backgrounds
● Creative, energetic, professional, motivated, cooperative team player willing to have fun
● Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that may include employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and a driving history check.

Preferred Qualifications
● Experience teaching elementary age youth
● Familiarity with forest ecology
● CPR/First Aid Certification or advanced certification (Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder)

Application deadline / closing date
04/01/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$13.50/hour
Days and hours of employment
Wednesday and Friday, ~8 hours/day

 

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
April 8 – May 29, 2020
Person or department to contact
Cindy Lee
Business address
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Work location (if different from above)
3801 S Bay Dr, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Email
cindy_lee@ncascades.org
Phone
360.854.2654
How to apply
Please apply online on our website at: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/
Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.

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

Forest School Program Assistant

Job position / title
Forest School Program Assistant
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
Summary
The Forest School Program Assistant works under close supervision by the School Day Programs Coordinator and is based at Bellingham School District’s Gordon Carter Environmental Education Site. The 100-acre forested Site is located about 30 minutes south of Bellingham near the south end of Lake Whatcom. The Forest School Program Assistant is a creative, enthusiastic and patient facilitator of positive outdoor experiences for small groups of third graders, able to communicate well with teachers and parent chaperones and work in cooperation with other staff members. The Program Assistant helps with all aspects of program facilitation including pre-season set up and post-season take down, gear/supply inventory and repair, teaching material preparation and curriculum feedback and evaluation.

In addition, the Program Assistant will help facilitate training for instructors, provide mentorship and feedback on teaching skills and work independently on specific curriculum projects or logistical details. The Program Assistant will be a point of contact for instructors and teachers leading up to field days and assist with program administration.

Participation in the Forest School program is a unique opportunity to participate and provide programmatic feedback to help further develop and strengthen the Institute’s newest school program.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Instruction – 80%
Forest School Program Assistant is responsible for the following:
● Attend all scheduled training
● Instruct small groups of students for all program dates
● Create a safe learning environment for youth through positive reinforcement, role-modeling and cultural sensitivity
● Instruct lessons in natural and cultural history, science, the arts and other subjects
● Do background research to help inform their understanding of the content
● Receive and give feedback about program curriculum, development and teaching skills

Program Support- 20%
● Participate in program briefings and debriefs
● Mentor instructors and provide feedback
● Assist with administrative duties
● Assist with managing and maintaining inventory of program educational materials
● Assist with other duties as required
● Report any risk management incidents

Compensation
This is a temporary, part-time, non-exempt position, April 8-May 29, 2020. The wage is $14.00 per hour. Benefits include sick leave. Program Assistant will work 24 hours/week.

Start Date
April 8th, 2020
Instructor training will be held April 8th and April 10th.

Job Duration
April 8 through May 29, 2020. Program dates are scheduled for each Wednesday and Friday starting April 15th through May 29. Program Assistant will work an additional weekday to be determined by the successful applicant and School Day Programs Coordinator.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs.

About North Cascades Institute
The Institute’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place.

North Cascades Institute (www.ncascades.org) is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Qualifications
Required
● Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
● Experience teaching elementary age youth
● Familiarity with forest ecology
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/experience in related field
● Be available to attend training and teach the scheduled program dates
● Comfortable being in the outdoors in all weather conditions
● Excellent organization and communication skills
● Good judgment, flexibility and ability to work independently and reliably
● Ability to practice and enforce policy and safety practices as trained
● Reliable, independent worker and team player
● Must be 18 years of age or older
● Ability to adjust teaching methods to accommodate different audiences and learning styles
● Culturally competent and able to connect with students from a variety of backgrounds
● Creative, energetic, professional, motivated, cooperative team player willing to have fun
● Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that may include employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and a driving history check.

Preferred Qualifications
● CPR/First Aid Certification or advanced certification (Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder)
● Experience working with and mentoring adults
● Experience working directly with teachers and chaperone

Application deadline / closing date
04/01/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$14.00/hour
Days and hours of employment
24 hours/week

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
April 8 – May 29, 2020
Person or department to contact
Cindy Lee
Business address
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Work location (if different from above)
3801 S Bay Dr, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Email
cindy_lee@ncascades.org
Phone
360.854.2654
How to apply
Please apply online on our website at: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/
Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.

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

IT Helpdesk Coordinator

Job position / title
IT Helpdesk Coordinator
Name of business / employer
Smith Gardens
Job description / duties
Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for an IT Helpdesk Coordinator to join our team at our home office in Bellingham, WA.

Smith Gardens is a Wholesale Nursery company that is headquartered in Bellingham Washington, and has been family owned for over 100 years with facilities in three states.

The IT Help Desk Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of running the company Help Desk in accordance with company and department policies and procedures. Some technical knowledge is required and the IT Help Desk Coordinator must possess skills to efficiently define, classify and assign IT support requests.

Essential Duties
Provide excellent initial support experience for our Customers.
Utilize company help desk solution to setup, classify, prioritize and distribute support requests.
Exercise patience and professionalism during initial support requests and stressful situations.
Assist with maintenance and update of hardware and software inventory documentation.
Work in conjunction with other IT Staff to ensure support issues are resolved in a timely manner.
Work with and coordinate suppliers and vendors to meet support requests.
Handle a constantly changing workload and priorities, multi-tasking effectively during busy periods.
Receive and distribute all IT department mail and packages.
Assist other IT staff with shipments of IT material and packages to other sites.
Prepare correspondence and presentation materials for IT Department as required.
Assist with enforcement of company IT Policies, standards and procedures.
Match IT purchasing, receiving and invoice documents. Code and prepare for approval.
Ability to abide by Smith Gardens Code of Conduct on a daily basis.

Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent customer service focus, phone skills and interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizing and planning skills.
Excellent problem solving and decision making abilities under pressure.
Good keyboarding and word processing skills.
Basic understanding of accounting concepts in a business environment.
Basic understanding of information technologies used in a business environment.
Ability to work well with or without direct supervision.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Qualifications, Education and Experience
Associate degree or equivalent technical certification.
2-3 years progressive experience in a technical business environment.
To learn more about our company & to view a more detailed job description, visit our website at //smithgardens.com/careers. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including immediate PTO accrual, Medical, Dental and Vision after 30 days plus matching 401(k) and Company-Paid LTD. Apply today!

We look forward to hearing from you!

The above is intended to describe the general content of and qualifications for the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all functions, duties or qualifications.

Smith Gardens provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Application deadline / closing date
05/31/2020
Salary / rate of pay
Negotiable
Days and hours of employment
M-F 8 am – 5 pm
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Marley Morgan
Business address
4164 Meridian St, Ste 400
Email
marley.morgan@smithgardens.com
Phone
360.685.5221
How to apply
To apply, visit: http://smithgardens.com/careers

Associate Biologist/Biologist

Job position / title
Associate Biologist/Biologist
Name of business / employer
Aqua-Terr Systems Inc
Job description / duties
ATSI is seeking an Associate Biologist/Biologist (specializing in and passionate about, Pacific Northwest focused wetland science and permitting), to join our Bellingham based team of four (three Biologists and one Executive Assistant) and be involved in all aspects of our consulting firm, including field and office work.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Compile project related research for estimate preparation, field work, and technical document preparation.
-Conduct field work, including qualitative and quantitative (vegetation, soils, and hydrology) data collection, wetland delineations, OHWM determinations, habitat assessments, and for mitigation as builts and monitoring.
-Compile data collected during field work.
-Prepare maps and figures utilizing AutoCAD LT and/or ArcGIS Pro.
-Prepare technical documents, including emails, letters, reports, mitigation plans, and permits.
-Collaborate and participate in meetings.
-May be asked to contribute odds and ends tasks around the office.

Timeframe

-Full time, long term committed.
-With time and experience, progression to Project Manager and Senior Biologist.

Compensation

-1 to 3 years experience level starting hourly wage approximately $16.00/20.00 per hour.
-Opportunities for wage increase with experience and time with eventual salary pay.
-Benefits currently available (health insurance).
-Industry relevant continuing education enrollment available.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications

-Bachelor of Science or Masters Degree or equivalent 1-3 years of experience in biology, ecology, environmental science, or similar.
-Ability to work outside, in variable weather and understory conditions while traversing uneven terrain and carrying heavy equipment, for extended periods of time.
-Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
-Transportation, car or truck, for travel to/from field sites, offices, and meeting locations. —Mileage utilized reimbursed at the standard rate.

Preferred Skills

-Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneDrive).
-Mapping and Design (GPA, AutoCAD, and GIS).
-Botany (Local plant identification and surveys).
-Wetlands (1987 Manual, 2010 Supplement, Wetland Rating System, and Functional Assessments).
-OHWM (Ecology guidance).
-Species and Habitat (ESA, EFH, and surveys).
-Mitigation (Joint regulatory guidance, Credits/Debits, and Mitigation Banks).
-Regulatory Code and Permitting (local, state, and federal).
-Safety (Basic compass navigation, CPR, 1st aid, and WFR).
-Interpersonal (Flexibility with workflow, ability to juggle multiple projects, tasks, and schedules, and willingness to adapt to changing project needs while collaborating with other team members).
-Accountability (Schedule and prioritize varying workloads independently).
-Initiative (Job training occurs concurrently with employment, therefore, self driven and motivated, confident, and desires to improve).

Application deadline / closing date
03/01/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$16.00/hour
Days and hours of employment
M-F, 40 hours
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Monthly
Person or department to contact
Karla Gallina
Business address
1337 Lincoln St #2 Bellingham, WA 98229
Email
karlag@aquaterrsystemsinc.com
Phone
360.393.9921
How to apply
The job will remain posted until the position is filled and we hope to hire the new team member as soon as possible.

In pdf format, submit the following: cover letter stating why you are excited for the opportunity to apply for this position and what you will bring to our team, resume, three references, college transcripts, and technical writing example to Karla Gallina, President, at KarlaG@AquaTerrSystemsInc.com and Frances Jose, Executive Assistant, at FrancesJ@AquaTerrSystemsInc.com

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

Padilla Bay NERR Office Assistant (Secretary Senior)

Job position / title
Padilla Bay NERR Office Assistant (Secretary Senior)
Name of business / employer
Washington State Department of Ecology
Job description / duties
Protecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) program and the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (PBNERR) in Skagit County, Washington is seeking a Padilla Bay NERR Office Assistant (Secretary Senior). This is a full-time permanent position with the Washington Department of Ecology and includes a full state benefits package. This position will be located in our Padilla Bay Office in Mount Vernon, WA.

The Padilla Bay NERR Office Assistant position interacts with the public, assists with budget management, performs records management and provides administrative support services to Padilla Bay staff. The position performs complex secretarial duties such as independently planning, organizing and prioritizing work, monitoring and evaluating budget status, tracking and evaluating expenses, developing travel itineraries, compiling reports, developing and maintaining expense databases and spreadsheets, maintaining and organizing office records and/or filing systems (digital and paper), and establishing office procedures and coordinating office operations. The position holds knowledge of the Department of Ecology’s standards, priorities, procedures and deadlines and coordinates and communicates with Ecology fiscal, administrative and other relevant staff to meet Agency and Reserve business needs. The position interacts daily with public visitors in a congenial and professional manner as a representative of the Agency and Reserve.

We are seeking someone who is outgoing, operates well in a collaborative and supportive working environment, and enjoys interacting and communicating with the public as part of their daily work. Successful applicants will have strong working knowledge of standard software productivity tools (e.g. Microsoft office), web-based social media platforms, and basic proficiency with navigating and editing websites. A successful applicant will also bring strong organizational skills related to scheduling and document management common in an office workplace environment, and have the ability to develop and use advanced spreadsheets and other tools for budgeting, purchasing tracking, and accounting purposes.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at http://www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
Duties

The mission of the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) Program is to support community conservation efforts for our shorelands, wetlands, and floodplains.

The mission of the Padilla Bay National Reserve is to protect, preserve and enhance the natural resources of Padilla Bay and to operate programs in education, public information, natural resource management, research and monitoring to conserve and manage estuaries in Washington State and the nation. To learn more about Padilla Bay NERR, see Padilla Bay Web Page or visit us on Facebook at Padilla Bay FB.

Some of the key work activities of the Padilla Bay NERR Office Assistant position include:

Provides complex secretarial and office administrative support for the Padilla Bay Reserve staff and Reserve Director.
Coordinates and tracks purchases and invoices for the Reserve and handle all transactions and records related to purchasing requests from staff, office supplies, equipment and other related expenses.
Assists with oversight and tracking of Padilla Bay operating budgets, reconciling and tracking expenses, and participate in budget tracking and budgeting planning activities with other Padilla Bay and Headquarters staff.
Provides customer service and public relations support by engaging with the public, clients and other visitors that come to the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Interesting aspects of this position include:

Helping the Reserve work towards a more efficient and organized office environment by developing and maintaining organizational systems for a professional office setting, including document filing and management, record keeping, and other support for professional staff at Padilla bay.
Assisting the reserve in meeting staff, public and client needs by overseeing scheduling of Reserve facilities, including meeting rooms and guesthouse.
Assisting with our communication of activities at the reserve and engagement with stakeholders by overseeing updates and content for the Reserve website and social media platforms
Helping the Reserve remain in compliance with the Department of Ecology’s policies and procedures by maintaining regular communications with Headquarters and staying up to date with agency policies.
This position will help the Reserve address a variety of needs, challenges and opportunities. These include: developing new approaches for tracking expenses and budgeting for large grants, improving our communication with clients and public audiences, developing new and innovative strategies for a more efficient workplace, tracking and evaluating visitor usage of the facility, etc.

Why would someone be interested in this opportunity?

This position provides an exciting opportunity to become part of a team-oriented and collaborative community of professionals dedicated to advancing research, natural resource management, and educational priorities related to our valuable coastal and estuarine ecosystems. You will be part of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve community that works together to addresses emergent state, regional and national priorities related to the science and education related to climate change, coastal resilience, estuarine ecology, and natural resource management. Padilla Bay is also one of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves, and you will become part of a larger professional community spread across the country.

Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

High school graduation or equivalent AND two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in office, secretarial, bookkeeping, accounting, or general administrative support work.

Formal education and/or training in office or secretarial occupations, bookkeeping, or accounting will substitute, year for year, for experience.
Desired Qualifications:

Experience working with technical staff and issues related to the environment, natural resources, education, or marine science.
Experience working with professionals in varied disciplines.

Application deadline / closing date
03/03/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$32,604.00 – $42,132.00 Annually
Days and hours of employment
Full time
Person or department to contact
Jude Apple, jude.apple@ecy.wa.gov
Business address
1043 Bay View Edison Rd, Mount Vernon, WA
Email
jude.apple@ecy.wa.gov
Phone
360.407.6186
How to apply
Click here to apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2720643/padilla-bay-nerr-office-assistant-secretary-senior

In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:
A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
A resume outlining your professional experience.

Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile’s resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including “please see resume” may disqualify you from further consideration.

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

Nursery Sales & Merchandise Assistant

Job position / title
Nursery Sales & Merchandise Assistant
Name of business / employer
Sustainable Connections
Job description / duties
Full job posting can be found here: https://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Nursery-Sales-and-Merchandise-Assistant.pdf

Summary
Join the Cloud Mountain Farm Center retail nursery team! We are looking for an energetic and knowledgeable plant expert to support our unique nursery. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has good communication skills, isn’t afraid to ask questions, and enjoys working with a small team. Our sales approach is through education. If you are a plant person and love working retail, we encourage you to apply.
Cloud Mountain Farm Center is a non-profit farm and education center, dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities to new and experienced farmers as well as home gardeners.

Working Conditions
This position works routinely outdoors in all weather, as the nursery & backstock areas are outdoors in uncovered areas. There are indoor bathrooms and breakroom spaces available, cubbies for personal belongings, refrigerator/microwave etc.

Working Hours
3 – 4 days a week, about 8 hours a day, including weekends. Minimum of 24 hours per week. Possibility of additional hours (up to 40 per week) seasonally, and in other areas of farm production.

Primary Responsibilities:
Sales:
• Engaging with the public as a sales staff and as an educator
• Collaborating with the nursery team to design attractive & functional nursery areas
• Building plant displays
• Ringing up customers using the point-of-sales (POS) system

Inventory organization & management:
• Stocking plants
• Maintaining inventory organization in retail and backstock areas

Nursery growing:
• Weeding, potting, pruning, staking, irrigation and fertilization of both container production and field stock (all nursery sales areas are actual plant growing areas).

Compensation:
This is a part-time (24hrs minimum, with possibility for up to 40hrs a week), non-exempt position, introductory position, to be compensated $15 – $17 hourly depending on qualifications and experience. Part-time employees accrue paid time off and an individual benefit on a pro-rated basis. First year, regular full-time employees (working 40hrs/week) accrue 16 days per year of paid time off, and an individual benefit of $350 per month. The organization offers up to a 3% match SIMPLE IRA non-designated retirement plan.
To apply:
Email a cover letter and resume with three professional references to maryt@sustainableconnections.org.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. Sustainable Connections is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

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.

Qualifications
Required Skills & Qualifications:
• Knowledge of at least some groups of ornamental, native and fruit plants, ability to answer basic gardening queries
• Experience operating a cash register and POS (point-of-sale)
• Ability to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly
• Ability to work outdoors in all weather

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
• Landscaping, light equipment, or tractor experience preferred but not required
• Orchard experience

Application deadline / closing date
03/04/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$15-17/hr
Days and hours of employment
3 – 4 days a week, about 8 hours a day, including weekends. Minimum of 24 hours per week. Possibility of additional hours (up to 40 per week) seasonally, and in other areas of farm production.
Person or department to contact
maryt@sustainableconnections.org
Business address
6906 Goodwin Road, Everson, WA 98247
Email
maryt@sustainableconnections.org
Phone
360.647.7093 ext. 104
How to apply
Email a cover letter and resume with three professional references to maryt@sustainableconnections.org by the end of 3/4/2020.

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

Data Entry and Administrative Assistant

Job position / title
Data Entry and Administrative Assistant
Name of business / employer
Smith Gardens
Job description / duties
This position is Mon-Fri, 8AM – 4:30PM.

End time may be extended on Mondays & Thursdays, depending on volume of order entry.

The Data Entry / Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting with daily Customer Service duties, as well as the accurate entry of Sales Orders from spreadsheets to Smith Gardens data base.

Duties will include:

+ Answering calls from customer service line
+ Sending faxes and make calls to customers
+ Routine data entry
+ Collaboration with Sales team to ensure accuracy
+ Electronically filing incoming customer documents

Qualifications
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

+ Proficient in MS Office suite
+ Ability to maintain accuracy in fast paced environment
+ Experience with data entry
+ Willingness to perform repetitive tasks
+ Excellent communication skills
+ Ability to multi-task
+ Customer Service experience preferred

Application deadline / closing date
02/26/2020
Salary / rate of pay
Unknown
Days and hours of employment
Mon-Fri, 8AM-4:30PM (may vary)
Person or department to contact
Marley Morgan
Business address
4164 Meridian Street, Ste 400
Email
tania.lunde@smithgardens.com
Phone
360.685.5231
How to apply
Visit //smithgardens.com/careers to submit an application.

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

Youth Leadership Instructor

Job position / title
Youth Leadership Instructor
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
SUMMARY
North Cascades Institute is seeking candidates who enjoy working in the outdoors and want to contribute to our mission of inspiring environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. Youth Leadership Adventures (YLA) Instructors teach and lead teens in a backcountry wilderness leadership program for high school students in the North Cascades. There are 6 Youth Leadership Instructor positions available: 4 positions running June 9 through August 29 and 2 positions running June 9 through July 31.

Youth Leadership Instructors serve as the primary field instructors for the Youth Leadership Adventures program. This position ensures the physical and emotional safety and education of high school youth participating in backcountry leadership courses. Our youth population is representative of students from our region. This includes students from a diversity of backgrounds and identities such as people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, English Language Learners, students from low income backgrounds, students from rural and urban communities, and recent immigrants. Youth Leadership Instructors role model and guide students in creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diverse life experiences and perspectives. Courses incorporate backpacking, canoeing, outdoor skills and service work as well as curriculum in natural and cultural history, climate change, stewardship and leadership. Youth Leadership Instructors will share a primary leadership role with one co-leading peer while mentoring interns and students. Youth Leadership Instructors will participate in training from mid-late June. Depending on position duration, instructors will lead either two 8-day courses (July 31 end date) or two 8-day courses and one 12-day course (August 29 end date). In between courses, instructors will have scheduled days off and prep time. This position is supervised by the Youth Leadership Coordinator.

POSITION LOCATION
Youth Leadership Instructors will work at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, and in the field while leading backcountry camping and backpacking courses. At all times during their work, Youth Leadership Instructors will be required to sleep and reside at their place of employment. Youth Leadership Instructors will also be required to spend a substantial portion of their work time in the field subject to call and not engaged in the performance of active duties. The Learning Center is located in the heart of the North Cascades National Park near Diablo, WA, and serves as a hub for a small network of trails along the shores of Diablo Lake. This region of North America has been visited by native tribes for over 9,000 years and continues to be a meaningful location for thousands of visitors each year. Opened in 2005, the Learning Center is a collaboration between North Cascades Institute, the National Park Service, and Seattle City Light, the public utility that owns and operates the hydroelectric project that includes Diablo Lake, and provides electricity to the residents of Seattle. The Learning Center is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, and 60 miles from towns with full amenities.

COMMITMENT TO MISSION AND VALUES
Successful candidates will have a commitment to the mission of North Cascades Institute and the organization’s effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Institute’s culture, work and partnering relationships to ensure that the Institute and its programs are welcoming, relevant and accessible.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Instruction
● Lead, teach and supervise groups of 9 high school students during 8 and 12-day canoe camping and backpacking courses in the field alongside a co-instructor and intern
● Provide leadership in risk management before, during and after programs. Implement and evaluate safety and emergency response procedures
● Teach students skills necessary to travel and take care of themselves in the backcountry
● Facilitate lessons in natural and cultural history, climate change, stewardship, outdoor skills, leadership, communication, and community that are inclusive of a variety of perspectives and learning styles
● Create a safe learning environment for youth and adults with positive reinforcement, role-modeling and cultural sensitivity
● Collaborate with co-leader and intern during course planning, field based portion of each trip, and wrap up including curriculum planning, assessing group needs & risk management
● Provide clear, effective and timely communication with co-instructor, supervisor and other staff
● Carry out service projects with personnel from partnering agencies

Program Development
● Work with Youth Leadership Coordinator and other staff to ensure that Youth Leadership Adventures fulfills educational mission of the Institute and program goals
● Assist in implementing and evaluating program themes, content and itineraries
● Attend and participate in all trainings, trip preparations and debrief meetings
● Complete all pre- and post-trip duties, including but not limited to contacting students, preparing all course documentation, completing incident reports, food planning and gear preparation and repair
● Research, develop and implement lessons that are representative of a diversity of life experiences. to supplement program curricula

Administration
● Complete necessary reports and written outputs for program including, program reports, co-leader feedback, camp notes and student progress reports
● Communicate with other institute staff and program partners as needed to develop, implement and coordinate program activities.
● Other duties, as assigned

COMPENSATION
This is a temporary/seasonal, full-time position, exempt/excluded from federal and Washington state minimum wage and overtime requirements. Instructors are paid $110/ non-field day and $150-$175 (DOE)/ field day. Depending on position length, instructors will work 23-30 non-field days and 16-28 field days. Benefits include sick leave and holiday pay.

HOUSING
Shared rental housing is available for the duration of the position, either at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center or in the neighboring town of Marblemount at the cost of $300/month. Meals are provided when programs are in session. Otherwise, instructors are responsible for providing their own food. Employees are responsible for their own health insurance and transportation. Having your own vehicle is strongly encouraged due to the remote location of the Environmental Learning Center.

JOB DURATION
June 9th – July 31st, 2020 or June 9th – August 29th, 2020
Instructors are also invited to apply for Fall teaching positions (end of Aug-mid Dec) with our Mountain School program if interested in extending their position with the North Cascades Institute.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications due March 13th
Interviewing begins March 23rd

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs.

ABOUT NORTH CASCADES INSTITUTE
North Cascades Institute’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place.

North Cascades Institute is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Qualifications
Required
● One or more season(s) serving as lead instructor on backcountry canoe camping and/or backpacking trips for youth
● Experience mentoring, teaching or leading teens
● Demonstrated ability to evaluate group and individual needs and make appropriate risk management decisions in a backcountry setting
● Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
● Bachelor’s degree (any field) OR 3+ years of relevant professional experience in education or youth mentorship
● Ability to collaborate and work effectively as part of a small team
● Ability to foster a community where each member feels included and valued
● Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, perform physically demanding work for multiple days in a row, backpack, and hike over uneven terrain
● Comfort living and working in a remote, backcountry setting
● Must be available for full seasonal employment period including weekends and extended overnights

Preferred Qualifications
● Experience working with students from a diversity of backgrounds and identities, including people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, English Language Learners, students from low-income backgrounds, students from both rural and urban communities, and recent immigrants
● Demonstrated ability teaching lessons on stewardship, climate change, natural and cultural history, field science and/or leadership
● Experience leading groups in service and manual labor projects
● Experience teaching with a social-emotional lens
● Experience with peer mentorship or supervision
● Ability to speak multiple languages (preferred Spanish fluency)
● Ability to teach canoeing and water safety skills

Successful candidates must also be willing and prepared to reside and sleep in a remote area and will need to successfully complete a criminal history disclosure and background check. This position requires a Wilderness First Responder certification.

Application deadline / closing date
03/13/2020
Salary / rate of pay
Instructors are paid $110/ non-field day and $150-$175 (DOE)/ field day.
Days and hours of employment
June 9th – July 31st, 2020 or June 9th – August 29th, 2020
Person or department to contact
Cindy Lee
Business address
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Work location (if different from above)
1940 Diablo Dam Rd, Rockport, WA 98283
Email
cindy_lee@ncascades.org
Phone
360.854.2654
How to apply
Please apply online on our website at: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/
Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.

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

Organic Farm worker

Job position / title
Organic Farm worker
Name of business / employer
Misty Meadows Farm
Job description / duties
Farm Worker, 20 hrs/week, flexibility in hours to work around school/other work schedules
Job tasks: feeding animals, gathering eggs, washing and cartoning eggs, cleaning chicken coops, mowing and weed-whacking
About Misty Meadows Farm:
Misty Meadows Farm is a small organic poultry farm located just south of Everson. We raise chickens primarily for eggs. Our eggs have received national recognition for their nutritional quality and our humane animal practices. In December, we also open up our farm for u-cut Christmas trees. For more information about our farm, see our website at: http://www.mistymeadowsfarm.com or our Facebook page: Misty Meadows Farm (Everson).

Qualifications
Requirements:
• Supportive of sustainable, organic farming
• Reliable
• Able to work independently
• Comfortable around animals
• Reliable transportation
• Able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
• Able to work outside in all kinds of weather
• Basic understanding of electricity and electric fences
• Good driving record

Application deadline / closing date
02/28/2020
Salary / rate of pay
13.50
Days and hours of employment
varies
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
open
Person or department to contact
Melissa Moeller
Business address
6197 Everson Goshen Road, Everson
Email
melissa@mistymeadowsfarm.com
Phone
360.312.3554
How to apply

To apply, please send your resume to melissa@mistymeadowsfarm.com

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