Elementary School Volunteer

Cordata Elementary needs your help!

We have volunteer positions available in their AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS where you can:
Improve a child’s life • Support the community • Explore careers • Learn a new skill
Build a resume • Make friends • Network • Get experience

Clubs run Jan 22 to Mar 12 and include:
• Color and Chillax
• Basketball
• Ukulele
• Games
• World Culture
• Multi-Media Art
• Reading Buddies
• Tennis
• Music Adventures
• Community Club

Orientation sessions: Jan 13, Jan 15 and Jan 16

For more information, please contact:
• Robyn Johnston, Cordata Club Coordinator, robyn.johnston@bellinghamschools.org OR 360.739.0116

Job Description – After School Enrichment Opportunities at Cordata Elementary
This is an exciting opportunity to assist students in an elementary school setting under the guidance of an enrichment instructor and/or enrichment director. As a work study participant you will be working with students in an ‘after school’ classroom environment, focusing on enrichment themes such as music, art, sports, and other social/emotional enrichment subjects. You will provide some large group support, small group enrichment, and one-on-one tutoring. This position may also involve helping with administrative tasks, such as taking attendance, preparing materials and supplies, and supporting activities in the playground, cafeteria, and transportation pickup areas.
Positions are available on Mondays 2:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm, and Thursdays 12:45-2:30pm from Jan 22 to Mar 12 in the following enrichment classes (11/19/19 – still to be confirmed):
MONDAYS 2:30-4:30
• Color and Chillax
• Basketball
• Community Club
• Music Therapy
• World Culture
WEDNESDAYS 2:30-4:30
• Ukulele
• Games
• Reading Buddies
• Multi-media Art
• Tennis
• Community Club
THURSDAYS 12:45-2:30pm
• Coding
• Martial Arts

Benefits:
Learn to work with:
• students in small and large groups
• culturally diverse students, supported with social-emotional skill-building and Caring Schools Curriculum
• dedicated teams of enrichment providers supporting the core beliefs of the Bellingham Promise

Qualifications:
• Positive and flexible attitude
• Utilizes collaborative approach to problem-solving
• Willing to accept direction and changes in direction, when requested
• Ability to take initiative to engage and support students
• Ability to work in cafeteria, outside, and classroom environments
• Enjoys working with children
• Respectful and responsible to adults and children
• Professional conduct and communication in all teaching/learning settings

Food & Farming Outreach Intern

Business Outreach Intern Job Description

Title: Food & Farming Business Outreach Intern

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

 

Summary

The Food & Farming Business Outreach Intern will work closely with the Food & Farming team to educate businesses about the Eat Local First campaign and recruit businesses to participate in publications and events. Publications include the popular Food & Farm Finder, the Culinary Map, and the Wholesale Directory. These tools are crucial in making local food accessible to commercial buyers and the public. The main event is the Farm to Table Trade Meeting, a gathering of nearly 200 chefs and farmers with educational workshops, networking, and connections.

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 November – March. This is a dynamic position and the duties and goals may shift over time.

 

Job Duties

  • Contact businesses to encourage participation in publications and events
  • Support with growing the Eat Local First campaign via phone calls and in-person meetings
  • Keep detailed records of distribution, engagement, and other metrics
  • Attend networking events to represent Sustainable Connections
  • Recruit additional volunteers for event support
  • Assist in distributing the Food & Farm Finder and other materials
  • Update database and enter data

Desired Qualifications and Qualities

  • Outgoing and confident, enjoys talking to business owners
  • 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 transferable 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 Business Outreach Intern” in the Subject. Application review begins November 1st and closes November 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.

Environmental Education Internship – Mt Baker Ski School

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
North Cascades Institute
Environmental Education Internship
Summary of Position
North Cascades Institute, in collaboration with the Mt. Baker Ski Area, is seeking interns for Mt. Baker Snow School.

The program combines hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered outdoor
exploration for middle school students at Mt. Baker Ski Area. During a one-day field trip, students investigate and learn about winter ecology, snow science, watersheds, mountain safety and public lands.
Snow School interns will work under close supervision by the Snow School Coordinator.

Primary duties will include facilitating a positive outdoor experience for small groups of youth and teaching applied science in the winter mountain environment. Interns will receive training in program curriculum and logistics and will have continuous support from the supervisor who will observe, advise and assist as needed.

Responsibilities
Teaching (80%): Instruct and guide groups of students at Mt. Baker Snow School. Ensure safety and well-being of program participants. All teaching will be under the close supervision of the Snow School Coordinator.

Administration and operations (10%): Attend weekly Snow School meetings; set-up and take-down for the Snow School program; assist with the maintenance of program supplies, equipment and facilities. Assist with other duties as required.

Training and Evaluation (10%): Attend Snow School training, end-of-season debriefs, participate in instructor observations and feedback. Training will include group facilitation techniques, risk management, mountain safety, natural/cultural history lessons and program logistics. If gaining academic credit, complete a written, in-depth reflection and personal evaluation paper at the end of the internship.

Professional Development Opportunity:
● Receive professional development through mentorship of professional teaching staff
● Gain teaching experience working directly with middle school students
● Promote a healthy, active lifestyle through winter recreation by teaching students outdoors at the Mt. Baker Ski Area
● Receive approximately 100 hours towards academic credit
Qualifications Required:
● Enthusiasm for engaging youth in environmental education in an outdoor winter setting
● Attend Snow School training Saturday, January 11 at Mt. Baker Ski Area office and Sunday, January 12 at Mt. Baker Ski Area
● Ability to teach all sessions on either Thursday or Friday during the Snow School season
● Familiarity with the winter alpine environment and physically able to work in all weather conditions
● Ability to hike and snowshoe for 2 miles in uneven, snowy terrain while carrying a 10 lb pack
● Excellent organization and communication skills
● Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
● Experience working successfully in teams
● Ability to use independent judgment to ensure the safety of program participants
● Ability to practice and enforce policy and safety practices as trained
● Reliable, independent worker and team player
● Reliable transportation to and from the carpooling site
● Must be 18 years of age or older at the start of the internship
● Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university
● Acceptable background screening and criminal history check
Preferred:
● Some coursework in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Education, Biology or related field
● CPR/First Aid Certification or advanced certification (Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder)
● Experience working with youth Internship Terms
This is an unpaid internship and is a part-time position. Interns receive one complimentary ticket voucher to Mt. Baker Ski Area for each day worked (exception of training). Interns should expect to teach at least 1 field day per week (Thursday and/or Fridays) for the entire Snow School season. Interns are required to attend Snow School training January 11-12th, 2020. Interns are responsible for providing their own food,
housing, health insurance and transportation (carpooling may be available). It is the responsibility of the intern to complete paperwork with their university necessary to receive credit for the experience.
Internship Duration
January 11-March 20, 2020
Application Deadline
November 22, 2019.
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis and will conclude on November 27, 2019.
To Apply
Please apply online on our website at: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/
Complete the online application and upload a cover letter, resume and the names of three references with current contact information.

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 and empower environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational 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. The Institute is committed to innovation and excellence in environmental learning and leadership in the nonprofit community. We believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity.

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)