Early Achievers Coach- Closes 1/3/18

Position Early Achievers (EA) Coach-Child Care Aware of NW Washington
Employer Opportunity Council
Job Description EA is Washington’s Quality Rating and Improvement System intended to raise the quality of education & care provided to children in licensed child care. Provides essential services & site technical assistance, focuses on enrollment, program self assessment, access to required trainings & implementation of content, understanding quality standards, and preparation for successful site evaluation/rating. CCA of NW WA serves Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties.
Qualifications See full job announcement & application process at www.oppco.org. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, 01/03/18. EOE


Range ($19.56 to $24.45 per hour)
Days/Hours Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1419 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA

WORK LOCATION: 1111 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA

EMAIL: hrrecruiting@oppco.org

PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to Apply    See full job announcement & application process at www.oppco.org. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, 01/03/18. EOE
Position Closes January 3, 2018

Program Instructor- Closes 1/10/18

Position Program Instructor
Employer North Cascades Institute
Job Description Summary of Position
North Cascades Institute is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic educator to be a Program Instructor. Candidates must have a strong connection to, and passion for, the Institute’s mission to inspire and empower environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational experiences in nature. This is a wonderful opportunity to join North Cascades Institute at a time of exciting growth.

The Institute strives to further our identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity in community and curriculum, works to redress historical inequities, and seeks a diverse pool of candidates.

North Cascades Institute (NCI) offers a wide variety of programming for learners of all ages. This position will teach in a combination of program areas. All Program Instructors will teach Mountain School during the spring and fall seasons. Due to the array of summer programming that NCI offers, Program Instructors will teach primarily in one of two focus areas: 1) Adult Seminars, Base Camp, Family Getaways and Conferences and Retreats or 2) Skagit Tours program. Program Instructors may be scheduled to assist in program areas outside of their focus area.

Each of the Learning Center programs is described below. Please indicate in your cover letter which of the two focus areas you are applying for.

Program Areas
Adult Seminar: classes and field excursions (Year-round)
Since 1986, North Cascades Institute has been providing hands-on learning adventures for adult learners. Classes and field excursions explore a wide variety of topics including wildlife biology, art, geology, poetry, botany, photography, forest ecology and recreational activities.

Base Camp (Year-round)
Base Camp offers visitors to the North Cascades a flexible, affordable program option. Visitors may choose to stay one or more nights and participate in a variety of guided activities or choose their own adventure.

Family Getaways (Summer)
During the summer months, NCI provides opportunities for families to explore the wonders of the North Cascades together. The Family Getaways program takes place at the Learning Center campus and has quickly become a favorite summer retreat. Program Instructors deliver hands-on activities and lessons that engage generations of participants!

Conferences and Retreats (Year-round)
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is the perfect place to host group events such as educational retreats, meetings, conferences and celebrations of all kinds. Guests enjoy the lodges, delicious, locally sourced meals and daily field trips led by Program Instructors. Proceeds from these revenue generating programs directly support youth education.

Skagit Tours (Summer / Early Fall)
Skagit Tours provides participants with an inside look at the relationship between humans and the landscape of the upper Skagit River. Participants embark on a tour of the region by bus and boat, learning about the natural history, hydroelectric projects, early European settlement, and pre-contact use of the landscape. Tours range from 1-5 hours long.

Mountain School Programs (Spring and Fall, All Program Instructors)
Mountain School is the Institute’s primary school based education program. It is a nationally recognized residential environmental education program serving approximately 2400 elementary and middle school students annually. Students spend three days and two nights at the Learning Center hiking under towering trees, exploring terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and learning about the rich natural and cultural history of one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

Position Location
The work location for the Program Instructor is at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. 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.

Field Instruction 80%
● Serve as an instructor for Mountain School
● Function as Camp Tender for Mountain School, when scheduled
● Participate in program briefing and debriefs
● Participate in all scheduled program trainings including check-ins with Senior Instructor(s)
● Team teach with graduate student partners during the spring Mountain School season
● Conduct teaching observations of graduate students (spring only)
● Conduct peer teaching observations of other Program Instructors
● Create a safe learning environment for youth and adults through positive reinforcement, role-modeling and cultural sensitivity
● Instruct lessons in natural and cultural history, science, the arts and other subjects
● Lead program participants on trail hikes and canoeing
● Serve as assistants for Adult Seminar programming
● Serve as guide for Skagit Tours
● Serve as instructor for other program areas including Base Camp, Family Getaways, and Conferences and Retreats.
● Assist with maintaining and managing inventory of program educational materials
● Drive Institute vehicles with program participants, including vans and 14-passenger busses

Administration 20%
● Responsibility to report any risk management incidents
● Design and implement program lessons with clear learning objectives
● Self-guided research into relevant natural history topics
● Support marketing and registration activities that promote enrollment
● Other duties as assigned

Shared rental housing may be available, either at the Learning Center or in the neighboring towns of Diablo, Newhalem, or Marblemount. Pets and smoking are not allowed in Institute housing. Meals are provided when programs are in session; otherwise, instructors are responsible for providing their own food. Employees are responsible for transportation to and from work.

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.

North Cascades Institute (www.ncascades.org) is a respected, national leader among U.S. environmental education organizations. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $3.5 million budget, strong reserves, and more than a decade of Four-Star ratings from Charity Navigator. The Institute was voted “Best Place to Work” in the 2013 Bellingham Alive – Best in the Northwest annual readers’ poll. Our administrative office is co-located with the National Park Service and US Forest Service in Sedro-Woolley, WA. The North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is located on Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park.

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Named a “Top Three Spots in the North Cascades” by The Seattle Times and “Top Ten Great Getaways” by ParentMap Magazine, the Environmental Learning Center is a hub of discovery for all ages in one of the wildest, most biologically diverse landscapes in North America. Operated by North Cascades Institute in partnership with the National Park Service and the City of Seattle, our award-winning residential campus is nestled on the shores of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. Activities include school and youth programs, a graduate program, classes for adults, teachers and families, and a wide array of conferences and retreats. Featuring earth-friendly design and operations, our tree-sheltered campus features 16 buildings:
• Multimedia classrooms, a research library and aquatic and terrestrial labs
• Overnight lodging for up to 92 participants, plus housing for graduate students and staff
• A lakeside dining hall with a recycling/composting center
• An amphitheater, outdoor learning shelters and trails leading into the surrounding wildlands
• A dock on Diablo Lake for paddling adventures
• ADA-accessible facilities and pathways

Qualifications Required Qualifications
● Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training in related field
● Current Wilderness First Responder certification upon date of hire
● Ability to lift and carry 60 pounds, perform physically demanding work, backpack and hike over uneven terrain
● Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
● Valid driver’s license. Driving record must have no more than one moving violation in the past three years, no DUI, reckless driving, or serious moving violations, etc.
● 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, middle and high school youth, as well as working with teachers and parent chaperones
● Experience leading/instructing programs for adult learners
● Ability to adjust teaching methods and styles to accommodate different audiences and learning styles
● Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching and learning
● Experience developing and delivering interpretive programs
● Experience developing lesson plans
● Knowledge of basic scientific principles and how to teach them
● Knowledge of the North Cascades natural and cultural history
● Experience leading wilderness programs and associated risk management protocols
● Strong work ethic and a desire to grow and improve both yourself and the organization
● Culturally competent and able to connect with students from a variety of backgrounds
● Creative, energetic, professional, motivated, cooperative team player willing to have fun
● Good judgment, flexibility and ability to work independently and reliably
● Ability to work and live in a small, rural community


$13.00 per hour DOE, benefits include sick leave and holiday pay
Days/Hours February 14th, 2018 – December 14th, 2018 (10 month season)
Contact Info Cindy Lee

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

WORK LOCATION: 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. Please indicate in your cover letter which of the two focus areas you are applying for.

Position Closes January 10, 2018

Event Services Manager- Closes 1/5/18

Position Event Services Manager
Employer Viking Union- Western Washington University
Job Description Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The Viking Union organization supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

Two of the core values in the Viking Union Mission Statement are building community on campus and creating experiential education opportunities for students at Western.  Supporting the event planning process across campus is critical to achieving these goals for the Viking Union and other campus departments that use events to support recruitment, retention, and relationship building development work for campus.

As our Events Services Manager you will be responsible for the management of Event Services and the reservations process for Viking Union Facilities (which include the Viking Union, Lakewood, Viqueen Lodge, exterior space on campus and AS Motorpool).  You will also direct event setup and technical services to student and university departments for events across campus.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Management of Event Services
    • Set expectations and direct day-to-day operations
    • Recommend options for delivery and set up of event furnishings, stages, lighting, sound, and other event support services
    • Forecast and establish limits for service delivery
    • Ensure staff is properly trained to provide setup, take down, security, onsite ticket sales, sound and technical support
    • Manage inventory of event equipment; including assigning it to events
    • Develop and recommend fee structure and rates
  • Oversight of Reservations Processes
    • Establish practices and direct staff in processing and approving reservation requests
    • Facilitate the approval of space requests
    • Support student organizations by facilitation and negotiation requests for academic space
  • Event Management for Associated Students Programs and Events
    • Provide consultation and direction to Associated Student groups and advisors
    • Facilitate weekly meetings to review upcoming event details
  • Supervise and Direct the Work of Event Services and Reservations Staff
    • Approve leave, vacation schedules and approve overtime as necessary
    • Review and prioritize work assignments
    • Schedule employees to provide adequate staff for event service delivery
    • Evaluate employee performance and recommend professional development and training opportunities
  • Apply Developmental/Educational Strategies to Working With Students
    • Develop training and educational opportunties
    • Mentor and provide developmental guidance for student employees and event programmers
    • Create experiential learning opportunities for student employees to engage and take leadership roles in supervision, hiring, and the management of a service oriented business
  • Software and Technology
    • Use event management software to track reservations, record event details and procedure reports
    • Use specialized software to create building floor plans and two dimensional diagrams to support event planning
    • Utilize Microsoft Office productions
    • Maintain an appropriate knowledge of audio and visual equipment
  • Fiscal Management
    • Budget Authority for expenses in Event Services budget approving purchases and transfer of funds
    • Monitor transactions in budget to ensure expense and revenue are within allocation
    • Recommend fee increases and adjustments to rate structure
    • interpret policy and fee structure to determine the appropriate service charges and rates
    • Create and issue invoices

As our Event Services Manager, you will actively participate in training or staff development opportunities to support the development of competence and effectiveness in the areas of inclusion, diversity, multicultural and cross-cultural communication and other related topics.  You will conduct work assignments in support of a positive and inclusive relationship with other diverse staff and students and provide service in a positive and inclusive manner.

The State HR classification for this position is Events Coordinator 2.

Qualifications Required:

  • 2 years of event planning, production, or management experience or equivalent education
  • Demonstrated well-rounded experiences working effectively in highly diverse and inclusive environments
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience supervising employees including responsibility for hiring, training, and evaluating performance
  • Strong interpersonal skills including communicating in writing, in person, and facilitating meetings
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated in-depth experience using software that schedules space, and manages resources


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience using DEA’s Event Management Software (EMS) or similar product
  • Familiarity with audio-visual equipment used in small and large meeting rooms and venues
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with creating training for adult learners or college students
  • Experience working in a higher education setting


New hires typically begin at $3276/month including an excellent benefits package
Days/Hours Permanent Full-Time
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 516 High Street, MS 9054
Bellingham, WA 98225-5996

EMAIL: hr.employment@wwu.edu

PHONE: 360.650.3774

How to Apply    A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. Application may be filled out online at http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495517/event-services-manager

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Position Closes January 5, 2018

Child Care- Closes 03/31/2018

Position Child care
Employer Jere’ Zender
Job Description experienced baby sitter needed part time for 3 in our home located mid county so reliable transportation is a must. Ages are (1) 2 1/2 yr old; 6 month old twins. We are loo king for someone who can multitask, is very organized and loves children. Duties will include light meal prep for the 2 1/2 yr old, light housekeeping, feeding and changing babies.
Hrs per day and week will be discussed with applicant. Flexible times are available, however prefer to set up a schedule. Days needed are M-F and hours between 8-5:30. Probably about 10+ hrs a week.
Qualifications Experience with child care. Non smoker, drug free.
Can pass a background test.
Preference given to someone going into the Early Learning Program.


Days/Hours M-F
Contact Info Sue Priebe


EMAIL: spriebe8@gmail.com

PHONE: 360.815.2394

How to Apply    Please e-mail your resume’ along with your references. to spriebe8@gmail.com


Position Closes  March 31, 2018

Basketball Official- Closes 2/28/18

Position Basketball Official
Employer Northwest Board of basketball officials
Job Description The Northwest Board of basketball officials is preparing for the upcoming season. Members officiate both high school and middle school basketball contests, covering Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties. The group is always in need of new officials.
Qualifications A basic knowledge of the sport and rules is recommended.


Days/Hours Weekday afternoons
Contact Info Mike Neubauer

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 4020 Ridge Way Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

EMAIL: mkneubauer@hotmail.com

PHONE: 360.224.4600

How to Apply    Informational meeting is being held on Sunday, Oct. 29th at 6:00 pm. at LaVenture Middle School in Mt Vernon 1200 N LaVenture Rd. Mt Vernon, WA 98273. For more details please email Steve Somers at ssomers907@aol.com or Brian Lindgren at b.lindgren1@yahoo.com.
Or apply online at http://www.northwestboard.com/join_nwb.html
Position Closes February 28, 2018