Bellingham Cold Storage

We are living during very challenging times indeed!
Bellingham Cold Storage has been identified by President Trump as a “critical infrastructure industry” along with law enforcement and health care providers. Our charge is to continue to provide wholesome food supplies into the cold chain such that the grocery stores remain adequately stocked so that our citizens can maintain ample and safe nourishment.
This is a challenge that we are meeting every day. It comes with a tremendously more expensive cost of doing business. We remain hopeful that this pandemic will begin to subside and that the bell curve for CV-19 begins to bend downward in the coming weeks. This uncertainty as you know full well is difficult to plan for, however we remain committed to our mission to keep the nation’s shelves stocked as best we can.
Currently, we are attempting to keep nearly 200 families in jobs, medical coverage all the while expending at tremendous additional cost to heighten our workplace sanitation, personal hygiene and overall food safety for our valued employees, our customers, the consumers, truckers, regulatory agents and vendors that frequent our operations multiple times each day.
Because we are stretched to the limit already and because our primary concern is with the nearly 200 families that we directly support, I am offering an alternative to a hand-out. I am offering an opportunity for a hand-up and the potential for employment for those WCC students that are most impacted, who are capable/willing to work and who are able to complete some very basic requirements.
I’ve attached the BCS Job Fair flyer which as you can see is open to anyone over the age of 18 years. We will begin hiring during the April 24th and 25th job fair however we may have openings earlier depending on how soon the seasonal harvest of local agricultural crops and Alaskan/Washington seafood harvests come in. I would suggest that any interested student continue to check regularly at http://www.bellcold.com/careers for openings as they occur. You may also have them contact our HR Manager, Barbara Jenks (cced here).
We are hopeful that the students of WCC will be able to find employment and or support from their families/parents to sustain themselves while the schools are closed. I expect that several “critical infrastructure industries” will be hiring this spring to meet the president’s request to keep safe, wholesome food flowing to the people of this community and great nation. You might also suggest that students check with several of our customers who are operate berry, seafood and other food processing companies. If you would like a list of companies and their contact information, I will be happy to provide that for you. You might also have them check with grocery stores, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Cash & Carry, WinCo Foods, Walmart, Costco, etc.… those companies are also mandated to continue to keep the food supply flowing. Likewise, trucking companies may need additional drivers to facilitate the transport of goods to market.
I wish I had a huge bucket of extra $$ that we could donate to support your efforts for the challenged WCC students, however during this challenging time the best I can do is offer an opportunity for the students to help themselves if they are interested and can meet some very basic requirements.
Warmest Regards,
Doug
Douglas G. Thomas
President & CEO
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P: 360-733-1640
http://www.bellcold.com

Conferences and Retreat Program Instructor

Job position / title
Conferences and Retreat Program Instructor
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
SUMMARY
The Conference and Retreat Program Instructor serves a key role in teaching and hosting a wide variety of groups for retreats, field seminars, celebrations, and conferences at the Environmental Learning Center. The primary purpose of this role is to design and execute educational programming for conference and retreat groups; communicate program logistics to participants and ELC staff, and facilitate check-in, orientation, meals, and lodging for groups. This position contributes to our mission by helping guests explore and understand this unique ecosystem.

This temporary/seasonal, full time, non-exempt position starts on May 15, 2020 and ends October 15, 2020. Instructors should expect to work approximately 40 hours each week, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. This non-exempt position is eligible for overtime pay. There is also some flexibility in responsibilities based upon individual skills, interests, and medical certifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Field Supervision, Instruction, and Hosting (75%):
● Serve as host and educator for conferences, retreats, celebrations and other gatherings
● Design new curriculum and adapt existing curriculum to best fit the needs of each group
● Responsible for performing classroom set up and clean up for CR programs.
● Facilitate program debriefs with program coordinators
● Assist and/or instruct in other Learning Center program areas as needed including but not limited to Adult Seminars and Basecamp

Administration Conferences & Retreats (15%):
● Assist administrative team with check in, collecting personal information forms, and sharing updates to lodging and meal plan with administrative team
● Develop proficiency with Salesforce database in order to track predict program needs and coordinate alongside CR Manager and coordinator, and ELC staff
● Plan and develop education activities for CR participants
● Assist in tracking emerging programmatic issues and creating solutions and strategies as needed
● Assist with program assessments and evaluations
● Provide administrative and program support to Conferences & Retreats Manager and coordinator as needed

General (10%)
● Drive Institute vehicles with program participants, including vans and 14-passenger buses
● Provide leadership in risk management before, during and after programs including prompt review and follow-up of incident reports
● Support marketing and registration activities that promote enrollment
● Other duties as assigned
POSITION LOCATION
The work location 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.

COMPENSATION & HOUSING
This is a temporary/seasonal, full-time, non-exempt position, eligible for overtime pay. The wage is $13.75- $14.25 per hour based on Institute rubric. Benefits include sick leave and holiday pay.

Shared housing may be available during the duration of the position at $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. Program Instructors are responsible for their own health insurance. Given the remote location, personal transportation is required. Smoking is not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed on the Institute’s campus.

START DATE
May 15, 2020

JOB DURATION
May 15 – October 15, 2020

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
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
North Cascades Institute’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning 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.

North Cascades Institute is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
● Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages
● Passion for adult experiential education
● Experience teaching both youth and adults in various capacities; in the field, classroom, canoe or on the trail.
● Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently and make decisions when necessary
● Ability to teach and lead canoeing, hiking and natural history programs while maintaining exceptional risk management standards
● Ability to communicate kindly, clearly, and productively through email, in person, and over the phone or TTY
● Strong customer service skills
● Experience working successfully in teams
● Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including some evenings, nights, and weekends
● Ability to work overnight supervision shifts, on average once a week
● A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field
● Current Wilderness First Responder certification or higher

Preferred Experience
● Working or living in communities that are historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field of environmental education or with a social justice component
● Residential learning centers, camps, schools or similar facilities
● Experience paddling canoes and training in canoe rescue techniques
● Fluency in multiple languages, Spanish preference

Other Requirements
● Ability to comply with a smoke- and drug-free work environment
● Possession of a current driver’s license; acceptable driving record for past 3 years
● Criminal history disclosure form and background check will be required

Application deadline / closing date
04/01/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$13.75-$14.25 per hour
Days and hours of employment
40 hours per week

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Seasonal: May 15 – October 15, 2020
Person or department to contact
Cindy Lee, HR Manager
Business address
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Work location (if different from above)
Diablo Lake, WA
Email
cindy_lee@ncascades.org
Phone
360.854.2654
How to apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Deadline is April 1, 2020

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

Road Crew / Flagging – Public Works

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

Temporary – Summer Help
Road Crew / Flagging – Public Works

Salary: $16.77 per hour Closing Date: April 26, 2020 – 4:30 PM

Apply early – Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Whatcom County Public Works Department, Maintenance and Operations Division, will hire approximately 15 temporary employees for Spring/Summer 2020. It is anticipated that these temporary employees will be primarily assigned to flagging and other labor-intensive duties.

Some of our work this summer may be in Point Roberts, which can only be accessed by traveling through Canada. You must be eligible to enter Canada, AND have an enhanced drivers license or passport, in order to be eligible for this work.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in field locations throughout Whatcom County. Drives a motor vehicle. Works outdoors in all types of weather, traverses rough terrain and inclines. Uses appropriate safety equipment and follows established safety policies, practices and procedures.

Length of Position: Start dates are May 18 and June 22 with end date varying depending on candidate availability.

Qualifications:

• Must possess a certified Washington State Flagging and Traffic Control Card before work starts.

• Must have an enhanced drivers license or passport.

• Must be eligible to cross between the United States and Canada.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment and have a driving record that meets County standards.

Flagging Classes: A valid flagging card is required before you start work. This must be obtained at your own expense. Flagging classes are available at the following organizations, among others:

• Bellingham Technical College: https://www.btc.edu/DegreesClasses/TakeAClass/TakeClasses.aspx • Everett Community College: https://www.campusce.net/Everett/Course/Course.aspx?c=69 • South Seattle College: http://georgetown.southseattle.edu/general/flagging.aspx • Evergreen Safety Council: https://www.esc.org/

Temporary – Equipment Services (Central Stores/Shop Support)

Temporary – Equipment Services (Central Stores/Shop Support)

Closes On: March 29, 2020 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: Central Shop, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Public Works – Equipment Svcs
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: APPLY EARLY: Review of applications and interviews will proceed as applications are received. Recruitment will be suspended once the position has been filled.
Apply Now
Job Summary
Whatcom County Public Works, Equipment Services Division, will hire one temporary employee for spring/summer 2020. This employee will be primarily assigned to the central stores/mechanical shop for labor-intensive duties, parts delivery, parts pickup at various locations, inventory distribution and organizing. There will also be computer work involving word processing, spreadsheets and internet research. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred.
Working Conditions:
Work is performed at Central Shop and in field locations throughout Whatcom County. Drives a motor vehicle. Works outdoors in all types of weather, traverses rough terrain and inclines. Uses appropriate safety equipment and follows established safety policies, practices and procedures.
Length of Position:   Approximately mid-May – September 2020.  Start and end dates may vary dependent on candidate availability.

Qualifications
Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Background check must meet County criteria.
Four hours of forklift certification training will be provided and required within two weeks of hire.
Must have a driving record that meets County standards.
Must attach a cover letter and resume to your application.

Salary

$16.08 per hour

Application Special Instructions

REQUIRED:

A Resume and Cover Letter are required. Please attach them using the document upload area of the application.
Please attach a copy of your Employment Driving Record Abstract in the additional upload area of the application.  Applications without a driving record abstract will not be considered.
Instructions:
Obtain a copy of your Driving Record Abstract via the Department of Licensing website: https://www.dol.wa.gov/licenseexpress.html
When prompted, select an “Employment Driving Record Abstract”.
You will be charged a $13.00 fee for the Driving Record Abstract. The County does not reimburse this fee.
Select the option to email yourself a copy of your Driving Record Abstract
You will receive a PDF copy of your Driving Record Abstract attached to the email you receive.
Save the PDF of your Driving Record Abstract to your personal computer.
Then upload the saved copy of your Driving Record Abstract to your online application using the Document Upload area within the application.

Marketing/Event Coordinator

Job position / title
Marketing/Event Coordinator
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Harley-Davidson
Job description / duties
North Cascades Harley-Davidson is currently looking for a dynamic, results oriented, reliable person to join our expanding team. The ideal candidate will have experience in marketing in the retail sector and be excited about the digital direction of marketing.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with the Marketing Manager to coordinate the development and implementation of the dealership’s marketing, advertising, and public relations activities.

Work with the Marketing Manager to organize community events for the dealership, such as open houses, motorcycle rides and charity events.

Assist with the management of social media and website efforts to ensure we are building the strongest engagement opportunities with prospective and existing customers.

Attend training sessions to keep current with marketing techniques.
Some weekends required; must be available for flexible scheduling.

Qualifications
Ability to get along with a broad customer base.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Prefer knowledge and experience with marketing of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and other products sold by the dealership, or the demonstrated ability of quickly learn them.

Application deadline / closing date
04/30/2020
Salary / rate of pay
DOE
Days and hours of employment
PT; some weekends required
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Seasonal
Person or department to contact
Greg Fisher
Business address
1337 Goldenrod Road, Burlington, WA 98233
Email
gregf@northcascadesharley.com
Phone
360.757.1515
How to apply
Please email resume to gregf@northcascadesharley.com or stop by and drop off in person.

Thank you.

Applications should include
[×] Resume

Seasonal Order Entry Assistant

Job position / title
Seasonal Order Entry Assistant
Name of business / employer
Smith Gardens
Job description / duties
Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for a Seasonal Order Entry Assistant Ito join our team at our home office in Bellingham, WA.

Smith Gardens is a Wholesale Nursery company that is headquartered in Bellingham Washington, and has been family owned for over 100 years with facilities in three states.

The Seasonal Order Entry Assistant will be responsible for accurate entry of Sales Orders from spreadsheets to Smith Gardens data base.
This position is Monday and Thursdays, 8AM – 4:30PM. The position is seasonal and will end in June. Depending on volume of order entry, these days could be longer.

JOB DUTIES:

Routine data entry
Collaborate with Sales team to ensure accuracy

Qualifications
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Basic Excel skills
Ability to maintain accuracy in fast paced environment
Experience with data entry preferred
Willingness to perform repetitive tasks

To learn more about our company & to view a more detailed job description, visit our website at //smithgardens.com/careers. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including immediate PTO accrual, Medical, Dental and Vision after 30 days plus matching 401(k) and Company-Paid LTD. Apply today!

We look forward to hearing from you!

The above is intended to describe the general content of and qualifications for the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all functions, duties or qualifications.

Smith Gardens provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Application deadline / closing date
03/06/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$15.00
Days and hours of employment
Mondays and Thursdays 8-4:30
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Seasonal, position will end in June
Person or department to contact
Marley Morgan
Business address
4164 Meridian St, Ste 400
Email
marley.morgan@smithgardens.com
Phone
360.685.5221
How to apply
Please visit http://smithgardens.com/careers to apply.

Forest School Program Instructor

Job position / title
Forest School Program Instructor
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
Summary
North Cascades Institute is seeking instructors to teach Forest School—a third-grade outdoor program focusing on habitat needs and the interdependence between plants, animals and humans within the forest community. In partnership with the Bellingham School District, Forest School is held at the District’s Gordon Carter Conservation Site. The 100-acre forested Site is located about 30 minutes south of Bellingham near the south end of Lake Whatcom.

Forest School instructors will work under close supervision by the School Day Programs Coordinator. Primary duties will include facilitating a positive outdoor experience for small groups of third graders and teaching and implementing program lessons. Instructors will receive training in program curriculum and logistics and will receive support from the supervisor who will observe, advise and assist as needed. Participation in the Forest School program is a unique opportunity to participate and provide programmatic feedback to help further develop and strengthen the Institute’s newest school program.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Instruction
● Attend all scheduled training
● Instruct small groups of students for all program dates
● Create a safe learning environment for youth through positive reinforcement, role-modeling and cultural sensitivity
● Instruct lessons in natural and cultural history, science, the arts and other subjects
● Do background research to help inform their understanding of the content
● Receive and give feedback about program curriculum, development and teaching skills

Program Support
● Participate in program briefings and debriefs
● Assist with managing and maintaining inventory of program educational materials
● Assist with other duties as required
● Report any risk management incidents

Compensation
This is a temporary, part-time, non-exempt position, April 8-May 29, 2020. The wage is $13.50 per hour. Benefits include sick leave.

Start Date
April 8th, 2020
Instructor training will be held April 8th and April 10th.

Job Duration
April 8 through May 29, 2020
Program dates are scheduled for each Wednesday and Friday starting April 15th through May 29.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

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 environmental stewardship through transformative learning 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.

North Cascades Institute (www.ncascades.org) is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Qualifications
Required
● Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/experience in related field
● Be available to attend training and teach the scheduled program dates
● Comfortable being in the outdoors in all weather conditions
● Excellent organization and communication skills
● Good judgment, flexibility and ability to work independently and reliably
● Ability to practice and enforce policy and safety practices as trained
● Reliable, independent worker and team player
● Must be 18 years of age or older
● Ability to adjust teaching methods to accommodate different audiences and learning styles
● Culturally competent and able to connect with students from a variety of backgrounds
● Creative, energetic, professional, motivated, cooperative team player willing to have fun
● 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 age youth
● Familiarity with forest ecology
● CPR/First Aid Certification or advanced certification (Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder)

Application deadline / closing date
04/01/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$13.50/hour
Days and hours of employment
Wednesday and Friday, ~8 hours/day

 

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
April 8 – May 29, 2020
Person or department to contact
Cindy Lee
Business address
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Work location (if different from above)
3801 S Bay Dr, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
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.

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

Forest School Program Assistant

Job position / title
Forest School Program Assistant
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
Summary
The Forest School Program Assistant works under close supervision by the School Day Programs Coordinator and is based at Bellingham School District’s Gordon Carter Environmental Education Site. The 100-acre forested Site is located about 30 minutes south of Bellingham near the south end of Lake Whatcom. The Forest School Program Assistant is a creative, enthusiastic and patient facilitator of positive outdoor experiences for small groups of third graders, able to communicate well with teachers and parent chaperones and work in cooperation with other staff members. The Program Assistant helps with all aspects of program facilitation including pre-season set up and post-season take down, gear/supply inventory and repair, teaching material preparation and curriculum feedback and evaluation.

In addition, the Program Assistant will help facilitate training for instructors, provide mentorship and feedback on teaching skills and work independently on specific curriculum projects or logistical details. The Program Assistant will be a point of contact for instructors and teachers leading up to field days and assist with program administration.

Participation in the Forest School program is a unique opportunity to participate and provide programmatic feedback to help further develop and strengthen the Institute’s newest school program.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Instruction – 80%
Forest School Program Assistant is responsible for the following:
● Attend all scheduled training
● Instruct small groups of students for all program dates
● Create a safe learning environment for youth through positive reinforcement, role-modeling and cultural sensitivity
● Instruct lessons in natural and cultural history, science, the arts and other subjects
● Do background research to help inform their understanding of the content
● Receive and give feedback about program curriculum, development and teaching skills

Program Support- 20%
● Participate in program briefings and debriefs
● Mentor instructors and provide feedback
● Assist with administrative duties
● Assist with managing and maintaining inventory of program educational materials
● Assist with other duties as required
● Report any risk management incidents

Compensation
This is a temporary, part-time, non-exempt position, April 8-May 29, 2020. The wage is $14.00 per hour. Benefits include sick leave. Program Assistant will work 24 hours/week.

Start Date
April 8th, 2020
Instructor training will be held April 8th and April 10th.

Job Duration
April 8 through May 29, 2020. Program dates are scheduled for each Wednesday and Friday starting April 15th through May 29. Program Assistant will work an additional weekday to be determined by the successful applicant and School Day Programs Coordinator.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

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 environmental stewardship through transformative learning 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.

North Cascades Institute (www.ncascades.org) is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Qualifications
Required
● Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
● Experience teaching elementary age youth
● Familiarity with forest ecology
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/experience in related field
● Be available to attend training and teach the scheduled program dates
● Comfortable being in the outdoors in all weather conditions
● Excellent organization and communication skills
● Good judgment, flexibility and ability to work independently and reliably
● Ability to practice and enforce policy and safety practices as trained
● Reliable, independent worker and team player
● Must be 18 years of age or older
● Ability to adjust teaching methods to accommodate different audiences and learning styles
● Culturally competent and able to connect with students from a variety of backgrounds
● Creative, energetic, professional, motivated, cooperative team player willing to have fun
● 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
● CPR/First Aid Certification or advanced certification (Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder)
● Experience working with and mentoring adults
● Experience working directly with teachers and chaperone

Application deadline / closing date
04/01/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$14.00/hour
Days and hours of employment
24 hours/week

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
April 8 – May 29, 2020
Person or department to contact
Cindy Lee
Business address
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Work location (if different from above)
3801 S Bay Dr, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
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.

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

Seasonal Maintenance Worker

Job position / title
Seasonal Maintenance Worker
Name of business / employer
City of Lynden
Job description / duties
JOB SUMMARY
This position performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work, operates small vehicle, tractor and mowers, and provides general maintenance duties as required.

Qualifications
Must be at least 18 years of age, AND
• Minimum 4-6 months (4-6) general employment experience. (Experience does not need to be continual or for the same employer.)
• Knowledge of: equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities; basic recordkeeping; proper chemical handling procedures; applicable safety policies and regulations.
• Abilities to: work safely; work independently and as part of a team; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate clearly; understand and follow instructions; work with the public in a positive and professional manner.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• This is a safety-sensitive position subject to DOT CDL Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.
• 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
03/20/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$17.98 – $23.46 per hour, DOQ.
Days and hours of employment
Non-standard, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Seasonal
Person or department to contact
Denise Bosman
Business address
300 4th Street
Work location (if different from above)
Varies
Email
bosmand@lyndenwa.org
Phone
360.255.7086
How to apply
Employment applications may be obtained online at http://www.lyndenwa.org/employment/.
To Apply: Submit a completed application packet 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. Incomplete applications will not be considered
Applications received prior to March 20, 2020 will receive first consideration. Position is open until filled.
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Denise Bosman, Human Resource Manager at (360) 255-7086.

Office Assistant North Cascades Institute

Job position / title
Office Assistant
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
Summary of Position
The Learning Center Office Assistant acts as a key team member with Learning Center and Registration staff to interface between the public and the Institute. This position requires excellent customer service and communication skills. The Office Assistant is responsible for greeting and assisting visitors either in-person or phone, providing support for on-site and phone registrations, managing retail sales on the Point of Sales System, and providing administrative support for the Front Desk and Learning Center programs. This position is based at the Institute’s Environmental Learning Center located in North Cascades National Park on Diablo Lake.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Front Desk Support including Store and merchandise sales
● Provide professional, friendly customer service at the Front Desk to visitors at the Learning Center and/or over the phone.
● Provide customers with information and answer questions regarding Institute programs, the Learning Center, the North Cascades Institute, and the surrounding areas.
● Manage program check-in for daily and weekend programs and provide assistance to youth and adult program participants.
● Support the Retail Operation by processing sales transactions on the Point of Sales System. Open and close cash register.
● Keep the Learning Center retail store well stocked and tidy at all times. Coordinate retail needs/requests with Retail Manager.
● Provide internal customer service to colleagues and program areas by responding to daily emails and assist with office-related tasks for ELC programs.
● Update Learning Center office resources when appropriate, including but not limited to: phone lists, mailboxes, staff meals and vehicles, notice boards, confidential materials, etc.

Administration for Programs and Operations
● Provide administrative assistance to Learning Center staff in support of campus programs.
● Create daily and weekend rosters for Learning Center programs.
● Collect and organize confidential registration paperwork while programs are at the Environmental Learning Center; enter data and process related paperwork after programs are complete.
● Assist in reviewing and approving reservation requests for campus space (bunkhouses, classrooms, etc).
● Assist in reviewing meal schedules for upcoming campus programs; identify and send out meal opportunities that are open to Institute employees.
● Assist with reviewing programs scheduled into the future to ensure program logistics are included; identify any conflicts that arise with scheduled programs and/or program logistics.
Database entry
● Assist Program Managers with creating campus programs through the Institute’s database, Salesforce.
● Enter anticipated participant names and dietary restrictions into Salesforce programs and assist with assigning lodging for programs/participants.
Registration
● Register participants over the counter or by phone for Skagit Tours and Institute programs on the weekends and as needed.
● Follow up all registrations with confirmation emails.
● Processes registration payments on the Point of Sales System and enter newly registered participant information in the database. Work with the Registrar and Accounting department to ensure transactions are accurate and records follow accounting procedures. Maintains data integrity of registered participants for information transfer to key program and facilities staff.

Other
● Regular attendance at staff meetings.
● Transcribe staff meeting notes.
● Attend trainings and Hands-to-Work.
● Support emergency response and risk management policies.

Compensation
This is a temporary/seasonal, full time, non-exempt position. The wage is $14.50 per hour and benefits include sick leave and holiday pay.

Housing & Transportation
Shared rental housing may be available, either at the 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. Given the remote location, personal transportation is strongly encouraged. Smoking is not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed on the Institute’s campus.

Start Date
March 16, 2020

Job Duration
March 16, 2020 – September 15, 2020 (6 months)

Work Schedule
This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. The work schedule is five days per week, Thursday – Monday and includes weekends.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin Feb 28, 2020. Position will remain open until filled with priority given to applications received prior to February 28, 2020).

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
North Cascades Institute’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning 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.

North Cascades Institute is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications
● Passion for the Institute’s goal to connect people, nature and community.
● Demonstrated excellent and professional customer service including verbal and phone communication, written, and interpersonal skills.
● Self motivated – able to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
● Ability to work well under pressure and to move from task-to-task with frequent interruptions.
● Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
● Ability to use a cash register.
● Ability to work weekends and holidays.
● Commitment to building a work environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all.
● 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
● Proficient in Microsoft Office.
● Google Suite experience.
● Basic experience with databases.
● Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage time wisely.
● Comfortable with technology and/or willingness to learn technical tools used within the Institute.

Application deadline / closing date
03/16/2020
Salary / rate of pay
14.50/hr
Days and hours of employment
5 days/week ( 40hours); Thursday-Monday
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Seasonal; March 16-December 15, 2020
Person or department to contact
Human Resources Manager, Cindy Lee
Business address
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley WA, 98284
Work location (if different from above)
Diablo Lake, WA
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.

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