Birchwood Branch Manager

Job position / title
Birchwood Branch Manager
Name of business / employer
WECU
Job description / duties
WECU is seeking a Branch Manager to join our Birchwood branch team located in Bellingham, WA. In this role you will strive to make a difference in member’s lives as defined by WECU’s mission and vision; provide strategic direction, and oversee daily operations and responsibilities relating to the efficient operation of a branch.

Qualified applicants must apply online via //www.wecu.com/careers-at-wecu

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
– Involved with hiring, hands on training, evaluating, scheduling, and, when appropriate, discharging branch employees.
– Contributes to the organization’s mission statement and goals by providing the highest quality of service, treating each person professionally – with warmth, courtesy and respect, cross-selling additional services, and making a personal effort to make members feel they belong and are important to the credit union.
– Employs sound judgement, maintains knowledge of and, using decision-making skills, adheres to all standards on internal and external policies and procedures and BSA regulations.
– Facilitates consistent communication, as well as department meetings, to disseminate pertinent information and discuss operations methods and opportunities.
– Ensures staff are well trained and have the support they need to perform their duties; regularly coaches staff to meet the expectations of their role and deliver the highest quality of member service possible. Tracks staff performance to identify trending and coaching opportunities.
– Directs sales and service activities to ensure annual employee and departmental goals are met and relationships with current and potential members are maximized. Accountable for coaching staff to build and maintain a positive sales culture.
– Creates an engaging team environment and provides strategic direction to the branch and its employees.
– Sustains motivated employees and ensure development of employee competencies.
– Develops strategic business plan for the branch, annually.
– Leads business development efforts, including calling on area companies & developing business relationships.
– Develops policies and procedures directly applicable to the Retail teams and communicates relevant product/service/policy information to staff.
– Assists Retail Regional Manager with researching and developing new processes and procedures directly applicable to the Retail team.
– Ensures important pieces of information are constantly being understood by all team members, communicating vision from top of company down.
– Is nimble through changes, supports the end goal, and the process it takes to get there.
– Leads by example and holds staff accountable, while creating a positive, engaged team who strives to do their best each and every day.
– Empowers employees with an amount of autonomy to make decisions.
– Mindful of strategic initiatives when making decisions, possesses the knowledge and capability to lead and support areas of responsibility.
– Counsels members with any escalated problems that cannot be handled by non-exempt staff. Once resolution is achieved is responsible for conducting necessary training and coaching of staff.
– Ensures the protection of the credit union’s interests in matters of adequate documentation and adherence to credit union policy and various laws and regulations as well as the exercise of sound credit decisions.
– Understands and complies with security procedures at all times.
– Ensures that facility is properly maintained and all equipment works properly.
– Prepares annual expense budgets for specific area of responsibility.
– Submits to appropriate government officials all information required by law or requested from the board of directors.
– Opens, operates and closes computer terminal to accurately post transactions, access account information, and generally update member account transactions and information.
– Obtains and maintains appointment as a Washington State Notary Public.
– Act as a STAMP guarantor for the purpose of executing guarantees of signatures.
– Participates in and promotes community service projects and builds relationships with civic and community leaders.
– Effectively incorporates concepts of Deliver Value, Create Loyalty in daily behaviors and interactions with both internal and external members.
– Performs duties of a Loan officer or Teller when needed.
– Meets or exceeds all behavioral standards of a WECU employee.
ABOUT WECU
WECU is a not for profit financial cooperative where members are encouraged to save and borrow responsibly at fair and competitive rates. Headquartered in Bellingham, WA, WECU has 11 branches, over 126,000 members, and over 1.6 billion dollars in assets.

It is WECU’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our members. We strive to treat both members and staff with honesty and integrity and to be a socially responsible part of our community. WECU also endeavors to be an employer of choice. WECU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for direction, monitoring and evaluation of Retail team. Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and coaching employee performance; resolving complaints and problems. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and compliance with applicable laws.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
Assists in attaining the lending goals and objectives of the credit union. Professional approach to assessing the credit needs of members while observing the established lending policies and guidelines. Must fully understand credit union products and services and be able to assist members to use these products and services. Cooperative and positive attitude toward members and credit union staff. Professional appearance and attitude as well as the ability to communicate effectively with members and fellow employees.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Minimum: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus one to three years’ related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Relevant training in a credit union, bank or other financial institution preferred or any documented work experience which provides the candidate with equivalent knowledge and/or experience of the above minimum requirements. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Complete working familiarity with the credit union’s computer system, including input and output functions, general ledger account knowledge, balancing daily work, and training personnel in the appropriate usage of the computer system in their assigned tasks. Skilled in software used in credit union such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and DNA.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos and reports. Ability to write simple correspondence, memos, reports and procedures. Should effectively present information in one-on-one situations to members, potential members and other employees of the credit union.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or is usually of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities, companies and/or individuals becomes necessary.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to operate general office machines and equipment such as photocopier, fax, adding machine and computer. Ability to accurately add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Application deadline / closing date
If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position. 02/21/2020
Salary / rate of pay
Salary DOE
Days and hours of employment
Flexibility availability required Monday – Friday
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Alycia.Hawkins@wecu.com
Business address
1600 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
alycia.hawkins@wecu.com
Phone
360.756.7617
How to apply
Qualified applicants must apply online via //www.wecu.com/careers-at-wecu

Applications should include

[×] Cover letter

COUNTY EMPLOYEES ONLY – Road Crew Leader

COUNTY EMPLOYEES ONLY – Road Crew Leader

Closes On: November 20, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: Central Shop, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Public Works – Maint & Operation
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
Apply Now
Job Summary
Public Works has an internal posting for Road Crew Leader in Maintenance & Operations.  This opportunity is for current Whatcom County employees only.
Duties include:
Assigns, supervises and evaluates work
Organizes and prioritizes workloads and schedules staff
Provides day-to-day work direction and regular and consistent feedback
Assures all work of assigned crew is done safely and effectively
Promotes a strong safety culture and carries out the Department’s commitment to the safety and welfare of employees and the public
Emphasizes public accountability and a positive public service approach with assigned staff
Participates in a pager rotation and must be promptly available for service
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent
PW Division: Central Shop

Qualifications
Qualifications:
6 years of recent experience in the field of road construction involving the operation of equipment common to road maintenance and construction.
2 years’ experience either supervising or leading teams of workers.This experience does not have to have been at Whatcom County.
Requires the proven ability to work safely, demonstrate situational awareness, and provide leadership and initiative on the job.
Must possess a certified Washington State Flagging and Traffic Control Card at time of hire and throughout employment.
Must be eligible to cross between the United States and Canada.
Special Requirements:
Driving record that meets County standards.
Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Must be eligible to cross between the United States and Canada.
Must pass job-related tests.

Salary

Master Collective Bargaining Agreement Range 190.3
$29.61 – $42.35 / hour (2019 rates)
Application Special Instructions
Please attach a resume and cover letter using the Document Upload feature within the application.

Prevention System Manager (MAPS3/BHR)

Job position / title
Prevention System Manager (MAPS3/BHR)
Name of business / employer
Washington State Health Care Authority
Job description / duties
Prevention System Manager
MAPS 3

This recruitment announcement has been re-opened to fill multiple positions.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience negotiating and managing performance based contracts, working with minority communities on community based prevention efforts, and working with Tribal partners on culturally relevant programs. If you pride yourself on relationship management and utilizing current prevention frameworks to inform program development, management and evaluation, this is the opportunity for you!

Position Objective:
This position is responsible for providing ongoing contract monitoring and technical assistance to prevention sites and Tribes to ensure success, program implementation, and service delivery. The Prevention System Manager (PSM) will meet monthly with key leadership from each of their assigned communities/Tribes to check on progress and provide technical assistance toward key strategic planning elements, capacity building, and strategy implementation.
The PSM position is responsible for contract monitoring and compliance with state and Federal contracts and related documentation. The PSM provides culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive technical assistance and training that disseminates the latest substance use disorder prevention science research for service providers including Tribal communities, community-based organizations, and coalitions. The Prevention System Manager implements statewide evidence-based prevention initiatives based on comprehensive knowledge of effective policies, planning processes, program facilitation, and evaluation through a minimum of one statewide project.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage and monitor culturally-based substance use disorder prevention services and contract execution.
•Review and approve annual and biennial strategic plans for prevention service delivery
•Monitor contracts for compliance, documenting monthly compliance, on-site reviews, and any other contractually relevant issues
•Review and process monthly contract payment invoices according to contractual compliance; authorizing specific program expenditures
•Track prevention contractor performance data and monitoring programs through analysis of reports
•Conduct biennial on-site reviews for all contracts
•Provide regular communication and technical assistance to contractors and coordinators
•Negotiate and monitor culturally-based substance abuse prevention services with local service sites (i.e. CPWI, federally recognized Tribal Governments)

Technical Assistance to Providers for Effective Services.
•Provide strategic direction and support for needs and resource assessments, program selection, program reporting and evaluation.
•Disseminate information and deliver presentations to various audiences.
•Increase capacity of coalitions.
•Analyze grant and project guidelines and requirements.

Statewide prevention policy development and system improvement.•Participate in determining priorities and quality improvement to the state prevention system
•Assist in policy and programmatic development
•Formulate statewide policy on complex prevention issues and system improvement.
Manage and administer statewide projects.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Administration, Prevention Science, Public Health, Community Health Education, Health and Human Services, Social Sciences, Communications, or related field and 3 years of professional experience. OR Master’s degree in the same fields and a minimum of 1 years of professional experience.
•A minimum of 2 years of experience or education in Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion and related fields or comparable combination of graduate education and experience
•Current certification as a Certified Prevention Professional in Washington State or equivalent standing as recognized by a national accreditation body, or a plan to receive the Certification within 6 months of hire.
•Knowledge of current prevention theories and technology including risk and protective factor framework, the Strategic Prevention Framework, community needs and resource assessment, principles of effectiveness, and best practices.

Application deadline / closing date
01/12/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$59,436 per year
Days and hours of employment
40 hours per week
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Sanyu Tushabe
Business address
626 8th Avenue SE
Work location (if different from above)
Olympia, WA
Email
HCAJOBS@hca.wa.gov
Phone
360.725.1180
How to apply
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their NEOGOV profile will be considered. Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification. To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile and attach:
•A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position
•Current resume
•Three professional references, including a minimum of one past supervisor
If you have questions about the process, or need reasonable accommodation, please contact the recruiter before the posting closes.

Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1180 or email Sanyu.Tushabe@hca.wa.gov.

*Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. *

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

Prevention System Manager (MAPS 3/DBHR)

Job position / title
Prevention System Manager (MAPS 3/DBHR)
Name of business / employer
Washington State Health Care Authority
Job description / duties
Prevention System Manager (MAPS 3)
This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions
71065779, 71065734

The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge of current prevention theories, framework and best practices. If you have the demonstrated ability to provide training and technical assistance to culturally diverse audiences, and have experience managing programs and budgets, this may be the opportunity for you!

Position Objective:
The Prevention System Manager (PSM) exercises significant independent judgement in decision making and functions above first level supervision. The PSM position is responsible for contract monitoring and compliance with state and Federal contracts and related documentation.
The position is responsible for the development and implementation of statewide projects as well as contract monitoring and compliance of state and federal contracts and related documentation. The Prevention System Manager provides culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive technical assistance and training that disseminates the latest substance abuse prevention science research for service providers, community based organizations and coalitions. The Prevention System Manager implements statewide evidence-based prevention initiatives based on comprehensive knowledge of effective policies, planning processes, program facilitation, and evaluation through a minimum of one statewide project.
This position is the designated state level technical subject matter expert (SME) in prevention program development using the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Strategies and responds to complex issues. This position formulates broad strategic direction in statewide policy and prevention system development.

Some of what you will do:
Manage and monitor culturally-based substance abuse prevention services and contract execution.
•Review and approve annual and biennial strategic plans.
•Monitor contracts for compliance.
Technical Assistance to Providers for Effective Services.
Statewide Policy Development and Prevention System Improvement.
•Assist in policy and programmatic development.
•Lead in planning and implementing prevention strategies and special meetings.
Manage and administer statewide projects.

Qualifications
Required Education, Experience, and Competencies:
Bachelor’s degree in the same fields and 3 years of professional experience.
OR
Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration, Prevention Science, Public Health, Community Health Education, Health and Human Services, Social Sciences, Communications, or related field
And
•A minimum of 1 years of professional experience.
•A minimum of 2 years of experience or education in Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion and related fields or comparable combination of graduate education and experience.
•Current certification as a Certified Prevention Professional in Washington State or equivalent standing as recognized by a national accreditation body, or a plan to receive the Certification within 6 months of hire.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
•A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working successfully with community-based prevention efforts.
•Experience working with ethnic and other minority communities.
•Experience with negotiating and managing performance-based contracts.
•Possess a demonstrated knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, requirements, and procedures regarding state and Federal revenue sources, and contract procurement, negotiation, and management.
•Knowledge of agency and division policies, procedures, and guidelines governing contract procurement, negotiation, and management.
•Knowledge of state RCWs, agency policies, and the laws and regulations of Federal, tribal, and local governments regarding substance abuse, specifically the Centennial Accord and the agency Administrative Policy 7.01.
•Knowledge of requirements and conditions that apply to providing contract monitoring and technical assistance services to community providers and tribal government, as demonstrated by completion of the DSHS Government to Government training and experience working within a Government to Government relationship.
•Successful completion of the Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) or Washington Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (WA-SAPST).

Application deadline / closing date
01/12/2019
Salary / rate of pay
59,436.00 per year
Days and hours of employment
40 hours per week
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Sanyu Tushabe
Business address
626 8th Avenue SE
Work location (if different from above)
Olympia, WA
Email
HCAJOBS@hca.wa.gov
Phone
360.725.1180
How to apply
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their NEOGOV profile will be considered. Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification. To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile and attach:
•A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position
•Current resume
•Three professional references, including a minimum of one past supervisor
If you have questions about the process, or need reasonable accommodation, please contact the recruiter before the posting closes.

Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1180 or email Sanyu.Tushabe@hca.wa.gov.

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

Assistant Program Instructor

Job position / title
Assistant Program Instructor
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
SUMMARY
The North Cascades Institute is seeking a motivated candidate to be a spring Assistant Program Instructor at its Environmental Learning Center (ELC), located on the shores of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. Primary duties will include shadowing, teaching, and supporting environmental education for youth in the Mountain School program, assisting with Learning Center administration tasks, and participating in Institute events, staff meetings, and debriefs. The Assistant Program Instructor will work under the supervision of program staff and be mentored by other program instructors. This position is designed to provide mentorship for the applicant as well as practical support for the instructor team. The goal is to provide a system of training, coaching, support, and experience to help Assistant Program Instructors along their career paths towards a career in environmental education, conservation, or related fields.

This is a paid, full-time, seasonal position starting February 17, 2020 and ending June 5, 2020, with a possible option extension to September 1, 2020 in support of summer programs. Assistant Program Instructors should expect to work five days (approximately 40 hours) each week, some of which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays, though mostly during the school week. There is also some flexibility in responsibilities based upon individual skills, interests, and medical certifications.

POSITION LOCATION
The work location for the Assistant 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 inhabited 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Support (50%):
• Serve as the Mountain School behind-the-scenes “Camptender” to support program success by preparing supplies and providing student support in case of illness or behavior necessitating student removal from the group
• Facilitate some video orientations with students before attending Mountain School
• Complete tasks within designated Stewardship Area, including maintaining and managing inventory of program educational materials
• Perform other duties as assigned

Teaching (25%):
• Lead an evening trail group of 4th-6th grade Mountain School students alongside other instructors
• Shadow and/or co-teach daytime lessons for 4-6th grade students during Mountain School
• Perform other duties as assigned

Training and Evaluation (15%):
• Attend provided training at the start of the Mountain School season. Training will be specific to the position and will include such topics as group facilitation techniques, risk management, natural and cultural history, and program logistics
• Attend Friday Teaching & Learning sessions to continue to build skills in environmental education
• Engage in self-guided research into relevant natural history topics
• Attend check-ins with supervisor, end-of-season debriefs, and exit interview
• Participate in peer observations and feedback
• Regularly report on programming activities and field issues/concerns to appropriate Program Coordinator

General (10%)
• Manage, respond to, and report any risk management incidents
• Support and actively contribute to the Institute’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives
• Participate in Learning Center staff meetings and weekly community work parties
• Provide ELC facilities, housekeeping, and kitchen staff with occasional light duty support
• Support marketing and registration to promote enrollment
• Other duties as assigned

PROGRAM AREAS
Mountain School Programs (Spring and Fall)
Mountain School is the Institute’s primary school based education program. It is a nationally recognized residential environmental education program serving approximately 2700 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.

Summer employment opportunities in these program areas will be advertised in February, 2020.
Adult & Family Programs (Year-round)
During the summer months, NCI provides opportunities for adults and families to explore the wonders of the North Cascades together, including Family Getaways, Skagit Tours, Base Camp, Adult Classes, and conferences and retreats. The majority of NCI programs take place at the Learning Center campus. Instructors deliver hands-on activities and lessons that engage generations of participants.

Conferences and Retreats (Year-round)
The 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 Instructors. Proceeds from these revenue generating programs directly support youth education.

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.
COMPENSATION & HOUSING
This is a temporary/seasonal, full-time, non-exempt position, eligible for overtime pay. The wage is $13.50 per hour and benefits include sick leave, holiday pay and a 2-day Wilderness First Aid training (if needed). Housing can be provided for the duration of the position for $300/month for a private room. Housing is either at the Environmental Learning Center or in the neighboring town of Marblemount. Meals are provided when programs are in session; otherwise, staff are responsible for providing their own food. Assistant Program Instructors are responsible for their own health insurance. Given the remote location, personal transportation is required. Pets and smoking are not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus.

START DATE
February 17, 2020

JOB DURATION
February 17, 2020 – June 5, 2020 (with possible extension to September 1, 2020)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Deadline is November 14, 2019 (priority; open until filled)

North Cascades Institute is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates who are persons of color. We believe that having a diverse staff that reflects the communities we serve is essential to providing culturally inclusive programs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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 $4 million budget and strong reserves and more than a decade of Four-Star ratings with Charity Navigator. The Institute was also voted “Best Place to Work” in 2013 Bellingham Alive- Best in the Northwest Annual readers’ poll. This is a wonderful opportunity to join North Cascades Institute at a time of exciting growth.

Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages
• Willingness to work in an outdoor educational environment
• Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
• Willingness to live in a remote area
• Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds
• Ability to talk and instruct while hiking over uneven terrain
• Wilderness First Aid certification or higher
o NCI will support successful candidates in attending a Wilderness First Aid training (2-day course) in/near Seattle/Bellingham in January or February, if needed
• Must be 18 years of age or older at the start of employment to apply
• Final offers of employment are 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 working collaboratively with individuals from different identity groups, including historically excluded groups
• Demonstrated commitment to equity work and culturally relevant institutional change
• Ability to teach and model culturally responsive skills and practices
• Completed an internship in outdoor/environmental education or have at least one season of experience teaching or leading in this field
• Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder and CPR Certification
o NCI will support Assistant Program Instructors in attending a Wilderness First Aid training (2-day course) in/near Seattle in May or June
• Experience living in a small, tight-knit, rural community
• Fluency in multiple languages, Spanish preference
• Some coursework or experience in environmental/outdoor education or environmental science

Application deadline / closing date
11/21/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$13.50/hour
Days and hours of employment
40 hours/week

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
February 17, 2020 – June 5, 2020 (with possible extension to September 1, 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
info@ncascades.org
Phone
360.854.2599
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

Senior Administrative Assistant

Job position / title
Senior Administrative Assistant
Name of business / employer
City of Lynden
Job description / duties
JOB SUMMARY
This position, under the direction of the Public Works Administrative Office Manager, performs a variety of complex and routine administrative and technical work in the Public Works Department and provides support to management as needed. The position also requires organization and planning, problem analysis, and decision-making skills to coordinate all Public Works administrative activities.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Specialized experience or course work in administrative and office practices including high proficiency with Office Suite and basic accounting knowledge; AND
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND
• Five (5) years of related experience preferably in the areas of Public Works and Accounting/AP/AR; OR
• Equivalent combination of education and experience that provide the incumbent with the necessary qualifications may be considered.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance at the time of hire for work-related travel.
• Must pass appropriate background checks.

Application deadline / closing date
11/04/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$22.50 – $26.32 Hourly wage, DOQ
Days and hours of employment
M-F, 8 AM – 5:00 PM
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Denise Bosman – HR
Business address
300 4th Street
Email
bosmand@lyndenwa.org
Phone
360.255.7086 ext. 3602557086
How to apply
APPLICATION & REVIEW PROCESS
To Apply: Submit a completed application and resume to the following address: Lynden City Hall; Attn: Denise Bosman, 300 4th Street, Lynden, WA 98264. You may also submit by email to: bosmand@lyndenwa.org
Employment applications and detailed job description may be obtained online at http://www.lyndenwa.org/employment/.
Applications received prior to November 4 at 12:00 PM will receive first consideration, but the position is open until filled. First round of interviews is tentatively scheduled for November 8, 2019. Work would begin on December 2, 2019 to allow a transition with the incumbent who is moving to the position of the Public Works Administrative Office Manager.
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Human Resources Manager Denise Bosman at (360)255-7086.
Our Vision: Cultivating Exceptional Service for Our Extraordinary Community.
The City of Lynden is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Program Monitor

Job position / title
Program Monitor
Name of business / employer
Community Work Training A
Job description / duties
Provide custodial care for 50 residents housed in a twenty-four hour facility in accordance with Washington State contractual agreements, facility guidelines and community standards established for proper supervision.

Examples of Duties
Resident monitoring
Working knowledge of and follows Work Release, DOC, and facility policy and procedures
Controls and records all resident departures and arrivals
Conducts pat, property, wand, and room searches
Administers u/a and b/a tests and documents results
Maintains safety and security of the facility
Knowledge of PREA laws, policies and procedures
Records resident behavior observations
Monitors security cameras
Reports all resident infraction behavior
Assists in orientation and discharge of residents
Prepares informational, infraction, and incident reports as necessary
Monitors and documents use of cleaning supplies
Assists in meal delivery
Oversees visitation and social outings
Attends staff meetings and trainings
Models positive behaviors
Maintains an impartial dialogue and professional interaction with residents

Qualifications
Knowledge of the WA State criminal justice system.
Ability to understand, interpret, and apply procedures and directives.
Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing
Ability to regularly climb multiple flights of stairs and carry up to 45 pounds
Because of contractual requirements for PREA staffing a Female candidate with the ability to work day shift (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Friday – Tuesday needed.

Education/Experience
AA degree in the social sciences preferred. Experience or current attendance in an educational program may be substituted.

Application deadline / closing date
11/30/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$13.90 per hour
Days and hours of employment
Friday – Tuesday 8 am to 4 pm
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Miriam Currey
Business address
1127 N. Garden St.
Email
mlcurrey@doc1.wa.gov
Phone
360.676.2150 ext. 2
How to apply
email your resume to mlcurrey@doc1.wa.gov

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

Volunteer Coordinator Intern

INTERNSHIP POSITION: VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR INTERN
PROGRAM: Wise Buys Thrift Store (Open Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM)
SUPPORTED BY: Wise Buys Volunteer & Operations Coordinator
POSITION SUMMARY: The Volunteer Coordinator Intern focuses on managing current volunteers as well as volunteer programs at Lydia Place and Wise Buys Thrift Store. This intern will assist with planning and coordinating special projects, managing a large volunteer staff, maintaining a volunteer database, volunteer recruitment, onboarding/training processes and building community. This position will also support basic operational store duties such as opening and closing, and various other tasks as needed.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Minimum 6 months (2 quarters), 10-15 hours a week
TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Volunteer & Operations Coordinator, Dakota Nixon at dakotan@lydiaplace.org. Position open until filled.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Actively completing a BA in Communications, Public Relations, Business, or related field. Other related educational experience is accepted. Applicants using internship for class credit preferred.
• Background/ interest in the fields of social justice, human services, community education and engagement.
• Ability to communicate written and orally with clarity and efficiency
• Motivated self-starter with the ability to work with indirect supervision in a busy environment
• Experience and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically
• Understanding of teamwork and peer leadership
• Prior volunteer experience preferred
• Proficiency with word processing, Microsoft Office programs, and internet software
• Comfortable with training, delegating and supervising others
BENEFITS:
• Develop rapport and establish connections with diverse group of individuals
• Develop skills related to supervising, delegating and training
• Gain skills related to event coordination
• Gain knowledge of day-to-day operations of a non-profit small business
• Gain experience related to volunteer recruitment and management
• Letter of recommendation can be provided upon successful completion of internship
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supervise, train and delegate tasks with volunteers to ensure store standards and goals are being met
• Assist with store management, including opening and closing, in the absence of staff
• Assist with building community and safe, constructive spaces
• Assist in organization, delegation, and prioritizing time and materials efficiently to meet deadlines
• A variety of clerical and organizational tasks that are integral to volunteer coordination and management
• Assist with coordination of special events
• Maintenance of volunteer database
• Assist with creating content for weekly and monthly newsletters for volunteers and greater community
• Additional duties as assigned
To perform position successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies: listens and gets clarification, balances team and individual responsibilities, gives and welcomes feedback, treats people with respect, keeps commitments, follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values, adapts to changes in the work environment, is consistently at work on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, asks for and offers help when needed, displays willingness to make decisions, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people on decision making process, observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by volunteer to successfully perform essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The volunteer must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. While performing these position duties, the volunteer is regularly required to listen to others and provide verbal feedback. The volunteer is required to sit for extended periods of time. Volunteer also is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, or balance.

Business Management Intern

INTERNSHIP POSITION: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INTERN
PROGRAM: Wise Buys Thrift Store (Open Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM)
SUPPORTED BY: Wise Buys Store Manager
POSITION SUMMARY: The Management Intern focuses on supervising and training teams to increase sales and improve productivity. This intern will be responsible for supervising volunteers and inspiring teamwork and efficient work flow, training and delegating tasks. This position will also support basic operational store duties such as cashiering, opening and closing and various other tasks as needed.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Minimum 6 months (2 quarters), 10-15 hours a week
TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Volunteer & Operations Coordinator, Dakota Nixon at dakotan@lydiaplace.org. Position open until filled.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Actively completing a BA in Communications, Public Relations, Management, Business, or related field. Other related educational experience is accepted. Applicants using internship for class credit preferred.
• Background/ interest in the fields of social justice, human services, community education and engagement.
• Ability to communicate written and orally with clarity and efficiency
• Understanding of business including basic cash handling and customer service skills
• Motivated self-starter, with the ability to work with indirect supervision in a busy environment
• Experience and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically
• Understanding of teamwork and peer leadership
• Ability to safely lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods
• Proficiency with word processing, Microsoft Office programs, and internet software
• Comfortable with training, delegating and supervising others
BENEFITS:
• Develop rapport and establish connections with diverse group of individuals
• Develop skills related to supervising, delegating and training
• Gain knowledge of day-to-day operations of a non-profit small business
• Gain experience of all the components in managing a retail store
• Letter of recommendation can be provided upon successful completion of internship
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supervise, train and delegate tasks with volunteers to ensure store standards and goals are being met
• Assist with store management, including opening and closing, in the absence of staff
• Assist in organization, delegation, and prioritizing time and materials efficiently to meet deadlines
• A variety of clerical and organizational tasks that are integral to business management
• Additional duties as assigned
To perform position successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies: listens and gets clarification, balances team and individual responsibilities, gives and welcomes feedback, treats people with respect, keeps commitments, follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values, adapts to changes in the work environment, is consistently at work on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, asks for and offers help when needed, displays willingness to make decisions, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people on decision making process, observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by volunteer to successfully perform essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The volunteer must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. While performing these position duties, the volunteer is regularly required to listen to others and provide verbal feedback. The volunteer is required to sit for extended periods of time. Volunteer also is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, or balance.

Perennial Production Manager

Job position / title
Perennial Production Manager
Name of business / employer
Sustainable Connections
Job description / duties
Organization: Sustainable Connections
Title: Perennial Production Manager
Location: Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson, WA
Work Environment: Fast-paced working farm and retail nursery amidst educational programming
Term: 100% full-time, introductory employee (90 day period before becoming regular employee), non-exempt
Reports to: Farm Director
Application Deadline: Application review begins 11/1/2019, position open until filled

Summary
Join our great team at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, a working farm since 1978, nestled against the beautiful Cascade foothills in rural Whatcom County. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, tree fruits as well as some berries and wine and table grapes. In 2011 we became a nonprofit with a mission to build experience, knowledge and community, in order to expand dynamic local food systems. We are dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities to new and experienced farmers as well as home gardeners, as Cloud Mountain Farm Center is an integral part of the Food & Farming program at Sustainable Connections.

The perennial production manager position will oversee food production activities related to perennial cropping systems – orchard and vineyard. This is a farmer educator responsible for leading the intern work crews (paid staff) during the 8-month internship, and community workshop offerings. Responsible for generating and adhering to budgets for perennial production activities. Equipment, infrastructure, and the general environment is operated under a shared agreement with other enterprises and farmers.

Primary Responsibilities:
Education
• Serve as an experienced and compassionate leader and mentor for interns, engaging them in discussion of the work at hand and agricultural issues in general
o Develop and deliver workshops related to perennial systems for intern education days
o Provide educational direction for field based activities on work days
• Provide mentorship for Production Assistant positions focused on perennial work
• Provide support when needed with vegetable production systems
• Engage with Production Team (inclusive of Annuals Manager, Production Assistants, and Post-harvest Coordinator) in weekly meetings, weekly work plans, and overall support of constructive problem solving

Field work
• Manage and participate in all aspects of fruit and wine grape production based on the demands of the season and as part of the food production team: Pruning, trellis maintenance/construction, orchard/vineyard floor management, planting/removal of crops, fertility, irrigation, and harvest/packing
• Utilize tractors, heavy equipment and implements during day to day work
• Lead intern work crews in the field – be a source of knowledge, information and experience within the day’s work activities. Make sure intern tasks are completed correctly and efficiently.
• Adhere to safety standards and demonstrate/enforce with work crews

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
• Develop, manage and implement IPM programs for all tree fruit, vineyard and nursery crops
• Maintain protocols and spray records for all IPM plans/pesticide applications
• Hold a valid Washington State Private Applicators License
• Collaborate with nursery team on IPM strategy for nursery stock

Budget & Certifications
• Develop and manage revenue and expenses related to perennial budget
• Coordinate with Sales/Marketing Coordinator to project crop quantities at the beginning of the year and then weekly fresh sheet projections as crops are harvested
• Maintain certifications related to perennial systems: organic, GAP, transitional organic

Compensation:
This is a 100% time, non-exempt position to be compensated between $18 – $21 hourly depending on qualifications and experience. Starting benefits include paid time off accrual of 5.33 hours per pay period or 16 days per year, a 3% match SIMPLE IRA non-designated retirement plan, and an individual monthly benefit.

To apply:
Email a cover letter, 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
Skills & Qualifications
The ideal candidate we are looking for, will be able to meet these shared expectations of all employees:
• Set the standard in respective responsibilities in the workplace
• Show leadership and a professional commitment to the Center’s goals of community, education and sustainability in daily activities
• Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and respect for others in all work & communication
• Participate in Center events as needed

Application deadline / closing date
11/01/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$18 – 21 / hr
Days and hours of employment
40hrs/week
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Mary Tully
Business address
1701 Ellis St, Bellingham, WA
Work location (if different from above)
6906 Goodwin Rd, Everson, WA
Email
maryt@sustainableconnections.org
Phone
360.647.7093 ext. 104
How to apply
Email a cover letter, resume with three professional references to maryt@sustainableconnections.org.

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