Facilities Maintenance Technician- Closes 10/31/17

Position Facilities Maintenance Technician
Employer North Cascades Institute
Job Description Summary
North Cascades Institute seeks a qualified and enthusiastic individual to become a member of our Operations team at the Environmental Learning Center. Based at the Institute’s field campus in the North Cascades National Park (Diablo Lake), this position assists with facilities maintenance for the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, which may serve up to 92 children and/or adults per day on a seven-day-a-week schedule, up to twelve months a year. Supervised by the Facilities Manager, this position works closely with all other staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position.

Repair and Maintenance
● Assist with prescribed major maintenance.
● Perform maintenance and repairs on buildings, equipment and furnishings as needed.
● Perform minor maintenance and repairs on company vehicles.
● Assist with renovation, remodel and construction projects as assigned.
● Maintain an orderly maintenance shop. Stock appropriate spare parts and tools.

Administrative Tasks
● Research solutions to maintenance issues and order materials and supplies.
● Maintain accurate service logs.

Campus Ground Maintenance
● Perform routine grounds keeping: removing weeds, removing fallen debris from trails, prune, thin, and mulch as needed.
● Maintain and inventory equipment.

● Participate in general staff responsibilities such as staff meetings, hands-to-work, risk management, and hospitality.
● Participate in strategic planning, inter-office communications, budgeting, and other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager, Learning Center Director, and/or Executive Director.
● Help with general housekeeping when needed.

Qualifications Required:
● Enthusiasm for the mission of the North Cascades Institute.
● Minimum 2 years work experience in general facilities maintenance.
● Excellent mechanical aptitude.
● Creative problem solver.
● Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks with exemplary time management skills and strong attention to detail.
● Energetic, flexible, motivated, and professional.
● Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
● Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including weekend work.
● Good judgment and ability to work independently and reliably.
● Working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and light metal fabrication.
● Ability to comply with a smoke- and drug-free work environment.
● Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain.
● Possession of valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record for past three years.
● Ability to pass a criminal history and background check.
● Ability to model safe work habits and follow risk management practices.
● Willing to work outdoors in all weather.

● First Aid/CPR/WFR training.
● Experience leading volunteers in service projects.
● Experience with recycling, composting, waste handling and snow plowing.


Days/Hours 5 days/40 hours
Contact Info Cindy Lee

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

WORK LOCATION: Diablo Lake, WA (North Cascades National Park, milepost 127.5)

EMAIL: cindy_lee@ncascades.org

PHONE: 360.854.2654

How to Apply    To Apply: Please apply online on our website at: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/
Complete the online application and upload a resume and a cover letter applicable to this position. Also provide references.
Position Closes October 31, 2017

Teen Intern- Closes 9/29/17 at 5:00 PM

Position Teen Intern, Youth Services Dept.
Employer Whatcom County Library System
Job Description The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Teen Intern to assist the Youth Services department in providing teen-related library service. Must be in Grade 10-12, and 16 years of age or older to apply.  Must have a WCLS library card.  Four hours per week, flexible schedule. $11.00 per hour. Apply by Friday, September 29.


Assist Youth Services department in providing teen-related library service: write and edit book reviews and produce book vlogs, assist with programming, contribute to library social media platforms, assist with special projects, and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Avid reader of young adult literature; ability to write and produce book reviews and vlogs; keen interest in learning more about the library and promoting library use among teens; ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 70%+ of the time. Requires the ability to speak, write, and understand English. Must be in Grade 10-12, and 16 years of age or older to apply. Must have a WCLS library card. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.


Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test. Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position. Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results. Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.


Days/Hours Four (4) regular weekly hours, worked in 2-hour shifts two days per week; schedule is flexible and will be determined together with the Teen Services Coordinator.

Duration: 16 weeks, with option to extend for another term.

Contact Info Tamar Clarke

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226

EMAIL: teenintern@wcls.org

PHONE: (360) 305-3611

How to Apply    Submit a completed WCLS Employment Application* along with a book review (one page or less) from a recent read by 5:00 PM FRIDAY, 09/29/17 to:
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
Attn: Tamar Clarke, Teen Services Coordinator
Call (360) 305-3611 or email teenintern@wcls.org for further information.
* Résumés and cover letters are optional, unless requested, and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed WCLS Employment Application form. Application forms are available at http://www.wcls.org to print, fill out and mail in, or at the above address, or at any Whatcom County Library branch.
Position Closes September 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM

AmeriCorps*VISTA- Closes 9/29/17

Position AmeriCorps*VISTA Opportunities
Employer Opportunity Council
Job Description Founded in 1965, VISTA, Volunteers In Service To America, has been on the forefront of ending poverty in America for 50 years. Members make a yearlong, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

Benefits of VISTA service:
1) Monthly stipend = $1,026/month gross
2) End of Service ($1,500) or Education Award ($5,920) once service is completed
3) Loan forbearance and deferment during service
4) Assistance with Health Coverage
5) Professional Development
6) Child Care
7) Non-competitive
8) Eligibility Status for employment in the federal government for up to one year after service

Child Care Small Business VISTA – Opportunity Council
The Child Care Small Business Development VISTA will serve at Opportunity Council, a private, nonprofit human service organization serving Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and Skagit counties. Over the course of the great recession, at least 30% of state licensed child care businesses in Opportunity Council’s five county service area closed. Combined with other factors such as attrition, retirement, and cost, child care has become prohibitively expensive and hard to find for many in our area. This lack of available, affordable child care has created a barrier to employment for families living on a low-income and in particular those eligible for state subsidy support.

This AmeriCorps VISTA project will not only focus on providing economic opportunities to families and individuals who are low-income through enrollment in the Child Care Small Business Development Program, but also increasing the supply of businesses that will accept state subsidy which ultimately will allow for more employment opportunities across the board. The VISTA will accomplish this by:

1) Identifying recruitment target areas by using new and established data sources – mapping and identifying areas with a large saturation of low-incomes families, and a low availability of affordable child care. Identification of these child care deserts is the first step in addressing barrier of unaffordable child care for low income families.
2) Recruiting low-income families and individuals into Child Care Small Business program by researching best practices, designing, and implementing outreach program to low-income families and individuals in target areas identified in Goal 1.
3) Developing cohort groups to provide guidance and support towards completing curriculum to improve the economic opportunity, stability, and job skills of the enrollees.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about his position logon to:

Health & Prevention Education VISTA – DVSAS
The Health and Prevention Education VISTA will serve at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS). The mission of DVSAS is to support individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power. The VISTA’s service will increase the capacity of children, youth and family services at DVSAS in order to support individuals and families experiencing or at risk of experiencing violence in order to stop the cycle of poverty. It is commonly known that those who experience this type of trauma are more likely to experience poverty. By expanding and enhancing this facet of DVSAS services, the VISTA member will develop both a sustainable support pathway out of poverty for families as well as pathway of prevention for children and youth.

The AmeriCorps VISTA will:
1) Conduct foundational research to inform evidence and community based program development.
2) Develop and enhance children and family health education programs using the data gathered
3) Develop and enhance prevention education programs presented in Whatcom County schools using data gathered.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about his position logon to:

Housing & Asset Coordinator VISTA – San Juan Health Department
Housing & Asset Coordinator VISTA will serve at the San Juan Health Department, where the VISTA will be hosted, and collaborate extensively with the Resource Centers on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. The San Juan Islands present unique issues for individuals living on low incomes or facing homelessness. As a key tourist destination and retirement community, the islands are faced with large seasonal shifts in employment and population. This equates to housing cost and supply issues and unreliable employment.

The role of the VISTA will be to focus on the housing needs and inventory through the Point in Time count, and assessing the housing inventory. The VISTA will develop Asset Building initiatives to assist in stabilizing these households. These efforts will help the organizations better leverage available resources while facilitating coordination and cohesiveness between islands. A VISTA working on this project will need strong leadership skills, ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively and be an excellent communicator. Travel between islands will be required on a frequent basis.

The VISTA in this project will be focused on fulfilling the following goals:
1) Improve homeless housing systems, including Coordinated Entry and Point in Time (PIT) count in order to better understand housing needs and increase the efficiency and effectiveness through which people are housed in San Juan County. Focusing on these two systems we will help maximize funds for homelessness and resources for those experiencing homelessness.
2) Develop a comprehensive housing and landlord inventory for the county. This would allow for a clearer picture of available rental stock and allow the resource centers to liaise with current landlords in order to develop the necessary relationships to expand the housing inventory available to low income clients.
3) Assess and implement Asset Building initiatives in order to help low-income households build financial stability and wealth, providing a pathway out of poverty.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about his position logon to:

Qualifications Some college preferred – other qualifications specific to positions and can be found on my.americorps.gov


Days/Hours M-F 8-5, Nov 2017-Nov 2018
Contact Info Niki Gates

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1111 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229

EMAIL: niki_gates@opco.org

PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 263

How to Apply    Follow links in job descriptions or visit my.americorps.gov to apply (Click Search Listings and then enter “Opportunity Council” in the Program Name field)

Applications should include references.

Position Closes September 29, 2017