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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Lead Preschool Teacher

Job position / title
Lead Preschool Teacher
Name of business / employer
Hillcrest Kids Early Learning
Job description / duties
Hillcrest Kids Early Learning, an Early Achievers rated childcare center in Bellingham, is hiring for a Lead Preschool Teacher. The best person for this position will be one who loves working with children, is flexible with schedules and the early learning environment, has experience working with children and is pursuing early childhood education (if not already).

Duties: The Lead Teacher is responsible for creating a safe, loving and age-appropriate learning environment for the children in your care, in an Early Achievers rated childcare center. Familiarity with the Creative Curriculum is a bonus as this is the foundation for our curriculum used at Hillcrest. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating an environment that meets the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive developmental needs of the assigned age group by providing weekly age-appropriate lesson plans and ensuring the safety of all children in a loving place. Classroom activities might include providing art projects, sensory-motor activities, story time, music and games. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is flexible, self-motivated and with experience in Early Childhood Education or childcare.

Qualifications
Requirements: High School Diploma, First Aid/CPR certification, Bloodborne pathogens/HIV training, portable background check with DCYF (can do this on date of hire but cannot work alone with children until cleared), Negative TB Test Result, Certificate or Degree in Early Childhood Education is a bonus.

Application deadline / closing date
07/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$12.50+ DOE
Days and hours of employment
M-F, afternoon hours
Person or department to contact
Melissa Elsner
Business address
1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
melissae@hillcrestkids.com
Phone
360.733.8135
How to apply
To Apply: You may either print, at the link provided, http://www.hillcrestkids.com, our application for employment or, come to the school and pick one up. Drop off at Hillcrest Kids, 1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Entrance is on the Old Fairhaven Parkway side of the building)

Substitute Teacher

Job position / title
Substitute Teacher
Name of business / employer
Hillcrest Kids Early Learning
Job description / duties
Substitute teachers are on-call to fill in for staff, and teachers, who are ill or on vacation. Hours are not gauranteed but are based on the availability given at hire. At times phone calls may be given the day of or in advance, depending on the need of the substitute. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing a safe, loving and age-appropriate environment for children, in the teachers absence. While in a classroom, activities might include providing art projects, sensory-motor activities, story time, music and games. Other tasks could include light cleaning, laundry and serving food. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is flexible, self-motivated and with experience in Early Childhood Education or childcare.

Qualifications
Requirements: High School Diploma, First Aid/CPR certification, Bloodborne pathogens/HIV training, portable background check with DCYF (can do this on date of hire but cannot work alone with children until cleared), Negative TB Test Result, Certificate or Degree in Early Childhood Education is a bonus.

Application deadline / closing date
08/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$12.00+ DOE
Days and hours of employment
Varies
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes
Person or department to contact
Melissa Elsner
Business address
1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
melissae@hillcrestkids.com
Phone
360.733.8135
How to apply
To Apply: You may either print, at the link provided, http://www.hillcrestkids.com, our application for employment or, come to the school and pick one up. Drop off at Hillcrest Kids, 1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Entrance is on the Old Fairhaven Parkway side of the building)

Early Learning Center On-Call Substitute

Job position / title
Early Learning Center On-Call Substitute

Name of business / employer
Northwest Indian College

Job description / duties
SCOPE OF WORK
Under general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the On-Call Teacher supports the Lead Teacher(s) in the planning, presentation and evaluation of education and recreational activities. At the Lead Teacher’s request or in his / her absence, the On-Call may assign, instruct and check the work of others and have responsibility for the daily operations of the early childhood classroom. On-Call staff maintain confidentiality and hold responsibility for daily assigned classroom operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Collaborate and assist Lead Teacher with the development, implementation and evaluation of the program across all curriculum areas;
2. Assist in the oversight of general physical environment; including cleanliness and neatness of Center with attention to licensing regulations and follow-through of requirements;
3. Assume leadership in the absence of a Lead Teacher, communicating appropriately with parents to represent an inclusive, positive environment;
4. Ensure daily classroom schedule, Lesson Plan and activities are followed in the absence of the Lead Teacher;
5. Maintain an orderly environment for the group;
6. Assist children with self-care activities. Change diapers as necessary;
7. Prepare and serve snacks;
8. Assist with Food Program, take point of service meal count;
9. Assist with daily classroom clean-up;
10. Observe and report individual children’s significant behavior and development;
11. Support individual children who experience difficulties in a group;
12. Be familiar with licensing regulations and individual’s responsibility for compliance;
13. Be sensitive to the child’s home culture and values; greet parents and children with warmth and sincerity and a non-judgmental manner;
14. Maintain confidentiality at all times;
15. Complete other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position has no assigned supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED to perform this job successfully:

Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and/or Experience:
• Have at least 3 months documented experience working with children ages 1 month through 5 years;
• Be at least 18 years of age or older;
• Documented negative TB test;
• Completed High School education or equivalent;
• Complete STARS 30 Hours Basic Child Care training course within 6 months of hire;
• Pass federal criminal background check as required by the Washington Department of Early Learning and the Indian Child Welfare Act;
• Meet the STARS requirement and be listed in the state training and registry system (STARS);
• Have knowledge of child development as evidenced by professional reference, education, experience, and on-the-job performance;
• Experience working in a tribal early childhood setting/team environment.

Preferred Certificates, Licenses, Registrations (May be completed upon hire):
• Current Infant, Toddler & Adult CPR and First Aid certification
• Valid food handler’s permit
• Bloodborne Pathogen training certificate

Application deadline / closing date
10/26/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$11.50

Days and hours of employment
M-F

Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact
Donna Chieppo

Business address
2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

Email
employment@nwic.edu

Phone
360.392.4230

Fax
360.392.4230

How to apply
APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.

1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications
2. NWIC Application
3. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
4. Current and complete professional resume
5. Copies of colleges transcripts (official copy requested at time of hire)
6. Three letters of recommendation from persons, who not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position
7. If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials

The job announcement and application forms are available online at http://www.nwic.edu/jobs or may be requested from and submitted directly to:

Northwest Indian College
Human Resources
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226-9278
Telephone/Fax: (360) 392-4230
Email: employment@nwic.edu

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