Washington Reading Corps – Lowell Elementary

Job position / title
Washington Reading Corps – Lowell Elementary
Name of business / employer
Lowell Elementary (Bellingham School District)
Job description / duties
Do you have a passion for books, writing, serving others and making a difference in the community?
Apply to serve at Lowell Elementary school as a Washington Reading Corps (WRC) member.
WRC is part of Americorps, a national service program, that is actively engaged in improving literacy in local schools. WRC is an excellent gap-year option for individuals interested in pursuing education, counseling, or any other public service profession focused on youth.
• Member stipend is $1,450.00 per month (pre-tax)
• Education award is $6,095.00 with successful term completion and 1700 total service hours for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt.
• Full-time position running for 10.5 months.
• Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage)
• Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term
• Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term
• Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
• Member will be trained to tutor individual or small groups of students in grade K-5.
• Member will work during Lowell school hours: 7:30 am – 3 pm school days with breaks.
• Member will support 2-3 school-based afterschool or evening literacy events.
Our previous Lowell WRC members have had such remarkable experiences helping students learn to read, write, and thrive, that they have extended their service to a second year, the maximum for Americorps positions! Please, email Precious Bryngelson at precious.bryngelson@bellinghamschools.org to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Qualifications
To be eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps member, you
• Must be at least 17 years old at the time you start serving.
• Must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien.
• Cannot be (or required to be) listed on the National Sex Offender Registry, or have been convicted of murder.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED – or be on schedule to complete your education for either of them during your service term (note that some positions require a college degree). Tutoring positions require a high school diploma or GED at the time of enrollment.

Application deadline / closing date
09/03/2019
Salary / rate of pay
Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’ $1,450 monthly stipend + Educational $6K end of term
Days and hours of employment
7:30am-3pm School Days
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Monthly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
9/1/19-7/15/20
Person or department to contact
Precious Bryngelson
Business address
935 14th St
Work location (if different from above)
Bellingham
Email
precious.bryngelson@bellinghamschools.org
Phone
360.676.6430
How to apply
Please, email Precious Bryngelson at precious.bryngelson@bellinghamschools.org.

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

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Temporary Parks Help – Plantation Rifle Range Parks & Recreation

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Temporary Parks Help – Plantation Rifle Range Parks & Recreation
Salary: $14.25 per hour Closing Date: September 5, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Apply early for first consideration Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Department is seeking to hire a pool of temporary extra-help employees to assist operations at the Plantation Rifle Range. These positions will perform a variety of tasks year round to include: assisting with range safety and operations, gun safety instruction, gun maintenance, cash handling, customer service, general cleaning tasks, small equipment maintenance and repair, lawn mowing, and other duties as required.

If you have questions about job duties contact Parks & Recreation at (360) 778 -5850. This position will work up to 69 hours per month. Schedule varies and will include weekends and evenings. Times and days are somewhat flexible. Total hours per week will depend on season and need.

Qualifications The ideal candidate must have:
• Knowledge and experience working with firearms, ammunition and ballistics

• Experience working with the public, including greeting customers, and explaining and enforcing rules and policies

• Experience in lawn mowing, small equipment maintenance and cash handling

• Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 35 pounds

• Ability to wear a respirator which fits tightly against the face to protect against exposure to lead dust.

Candidates must also possess:
• High School diploma or GED.

• Valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.

• Driving record that meets County standards.

• Background check must meet County criteria.
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

Environmental Education Camp Counselor

Job position / title
Environmental Education Camp Counselor
Name of business / employer
Saturna Environmental Camp
Job description / duties
Camp Saturna, located on beautiful Silver Lake, near Maple Falls in Whatcom County, WA is a 133-acre lakefront property dedicated to learning, discovery, leadership, and success. Our environmental education program focuses on regional ecology, environmental science, and natural resource management. Recreational facilities at the camp include a climbing wall, archery range, low challenge course, docks and swimming area, and hiking trails.
We are looking for several part-time, temporary, hardworking and FUN environmental educators/camp counselors for a 3 day/2 night camp in late September, 2019.

Employment Dates
Tuesday, September 24 – Friday, September 27, 2019

Job Description:
Environmental Educators/Camp Counselors will have the following responsibilities:
• Provide instruction of the Camp Saturna environmental education program
• Provide instruction and oversight for recreational activities
• Provide oversight of student sleeping quarters including the bunkhouse and camping areas for two nights.
• Be enthusiastic and fun in all activities

These positions require attendance for the entire 3 day/2 night camp period. A training day will occur between 9 am – 5 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Remuneration
$400 – includes the day of training and the entire 3 day/2 night camp program. Meals provided include 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner. Overnight accommodation provided and required on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Qualifications
Required
• Experience in environmental education and outdoor recreation with middle school students, grades 5 – 8, or similar.
• College degree or working toward a degree with a major in environmental education. A major in environmental science or similar may be substituted with the appropriate camp and educational experience.
• Possess excellent communication skills.
• Must be willing to submit to a background check with suitability to work with children and youth.
• Basic First Aid & CPR certified – current

Desired

• Priority will be given to applicants possessing certification/experience in one or more outdoor recreational activities such as climbing wall, archery, low challenge course, canoeing and/or lifeguard.
• Should possess a valid Washington driver’s license with a clean driving record.
• Guitar playing and singing – We have a really cool geology song!

Application deadline / closing date
09/20/2019
Salary / rate of pay
400
Days and hours of employment
9.24.19-9.27.19
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Monthly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
9.24.19-9.27.19
Person or department to contact
Kelsey Piepel
Business address
1300 N State St Bellingham, WA 98225
Work location (if different from above)
Saturna Environmental Camp Maple Falls, WA
Email
hr@saturna.com
Phone
360.650.6948
How to apply
Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 related references to:

hr@saturna.com

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

Education Assistant Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

WCC Individual Placement:
Education Assistant
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Position summary
The Education Assistant will be located at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Bayview, WA. The Education Assistant will gain a broad range of experience in educational settings that engage K-12 and public audiences in the field and through programs offered at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center.
Position responsibilities
The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday. Primary duty is presenting Padilla Bay’s estuary education program to school and community groups but the Assistant will also have some duties in the Operations and Research departments. These include:
• Assisting professional educators with implementation of existing programs for school field trips, families and other youth groups;
• Facilitating and/or developing special environmental education projects for target audiences;
• Helping organize a professional conference for environmental educators;
• Developing and maintaining educational materials, exhibits and aquaria;
• Outreach to Spanish speaking families (as skills allow);
• Assisting Padilla Bay research scientists with their projects in the field and laboratory.
Qualifications
• Applicants must be between the age of 18-25 on their first day of service (age restrictions are based on legislative mandate, and do not apply to Gulf War Era II Veterans, dependents, or active duty reservists, or those with a mental or sensory disability).
• Per legislative mandate, priority will be given to Washington state residents.
• Applicants must be eligible for AmeriCorps, and able to submit documentation of one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Learn more about AmeriCorps eligibility on the WCC website.

Schedule
This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting October 7, 2019, and ending September 11, 2020. Members are expected to serve 40 hours over four or five days each week.
WCC AmeriCorps member benefits
Members will receive a biweekly living stipend equivalent to Washington state minimum wage, in addition to the AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,095) upon successful completion of term. Basic health insurance and qualified loan forbearance is available. In addition, all 300 WCC members gather three times a year for professionally-taught, career-transferable trainings. Read more about training opportunities and a full list of benefits on the WCC website.
Application process
Please complete both required steps:
1. Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website (select this IP position on application).
2. Submit the following application materials to Susan Wood (Padilla Bay Education Coordinator) at swood@padillabay.gov
a. cover letter indicating interest in the position and relevance to career goals,
b. resume with contact information, educational background, and work experience,
c. contact information for three references.
About WCC and AmeriCorps
Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. The program supports more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, lead volunteers, educate youth, and respond to local and national disasters.
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Learn more on the WCC website.

Temporary – Stormwater / Birch Bay Watershed

Temporary – Stormwater / Birch Bay Watershed

Closes On: July 22, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: Civic Center Building, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Public Works – Stormwater
Job Status: Part-Time
Apply Now
Job Summary
SUMMARY:  Whatcom County Public Works is hiring a temporary extra help employee to provide assistance for the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District stormwater program.  This position will support stormwater education and outreach programs in the Birch Bay watershed, produce a monthly newsletter, maintain and update web content, provide GIS assistance, and perform other tasks to support the BBWARM program as needed.

For more information on the BBWARM program visit http://www.bbwarm.whatcomcounty.org.
Varied duties include:
Provide assistance with program management
Assist with advisory committee meeting preparations
Assist with quarterly financial and annual program reports
Provide assistance for BBWARM stormwater education programs
Maintain and update website with documents, events, meeting materials, project updates
Produce and distribute monthly e-newsletter
Assist with development of annual hardcopy newsletter

Provide staff support at outreach events such as:
Terrell Creek restoration work parties
Birch Bay Beach Fest

What’s the Point – Beach Discovery Event
Discover Birch Bay Days
July 5 Beach Cleanup
Run with the Chums 5k Fun Run
Assist with Watershed Watcher Program:
Help recruit volunteers, assist with trainings
Develop and implement Adopt-a-Block program
Download reports/photos and provide confirmation of receipt
Develop database and map to track reports
Provide assistance with capital project administration
Develop and maintain mailing lists
Create projects mailings, use mail merge
Assist with development of public information materials including post cards, maps, website updates and letters for capital project communication efforts
Provide assistance with public meetings
Assist project manager and office administrator with filing and other organization tasks as assigned
Various other tasks as needed:
Water quality sampling
Maintain incident response database and map, review and close out reports
Investigate grant opportunities
Research small works contracting/bid requirements/roster
Assist with paperwork for habitat and small works projects
Develop map of capital projects/stormwater assets/archaeology studies
LENGTH OF POSITION: This is a part time position starting in August 2019 with a flexible schedule up to 69 hours per month, with the possibility of four months full time per year.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed both in the office at a computer work station and in the field.
Qualifications
Completed college coursework in one or more of the following areas: biology, ecology, engineering, education, environmental science, environmental studies, geology, hydrology, planning, or related fields
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Must be able to work independently with limited supervision
Good communication skills and an interest in working with the public
Experience creating/editing web content (especially Google Sites) preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Access preferred
Education and outreach experience preferred
Experience and/or coursework in ArcGIS preferred
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.  Background check must meet County criteria.

Salary
$17.81 / hour

Lead Preschool Teacher

Job position / title
Lead Preschool Teacher
Name of business / employer
Hillcrest Kids Early Learning
Job description / duties
Hillcrest Kids Early Learning, an Early Achievers rated childcare center in Bellingham, is hiring for a Lead Preschool Teacher. The best person for this position will be one who loves working with children, is flexible with schedules and the early learning environment, has experience working with children and is pursuing early childhood education (if not already).

Duties: The Lead Teacher is responsible for creating a safe, loving and age-appropriate learning environment for the children in your care, in an Early Achievers rated childcare center. Familiarity with the Creative Curriculum is a bonus as this is the foundation for our curriculum used at Hillcrest. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating an environment that meets the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive developmental needs of the assigned age group by providing weekly age-appropriate lesson plans and ensuring the safety of all children in a loving place. Classroom activities might include providing art projects, sensory-motor activities, story time, music and games. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is flexible, self-motivated and with experience in Early Childhood Education or childcare.

Qualifications
Requirements: High School Diploma, First Aid/CPR certification, Bloodborne pathogens/HIV training, portable background check with DCYF (can do this on date of hire but cannot work alone with children until cleared), Negative TB Test Result, Certificate or Degree in Early Childhood Education is a bonus.

Application deadline / closing date
07/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$12.50+ DOE
Days and hours of employment
M-F, afternoon hours
Person or department to contact
Melissa Elsner
Business address
1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
melissae@hillcrestkids.com
Phone
360.733.8135
How to apply
To Apply: You may either print, at the link provided, http://www.hillcrestkids.com, our application for employment or, come to the school and pick one up. Drop off at Hillcrest Kids, 1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Entrance is on the Old Fairhaven Parkway side of the building)

Substitute Teacher

Job position / title
Substitute Teacher
Name of business / employer
Hillcrest Kids Early Learning
Job description / duties
Substitute teachers are on-call to fill in for staff, and teachers, who are ill or on vacation. Hours are not gauranteed but are based on the availability given at hire. At times phone calls may be given the day of or in advance, depending on the need of the substitute. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing a safe, loving and age-appropriate environment for children, in the teachers absence. While in a classroom, activities might include providing art projects, sensory-motor activities, story time, music and games. Other tasks could include light cleaning, laundry and serving food. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is flexible, self-motivated and with experience in Early Childhood Education or childcare.

Qualifications
Requirements: High School Diploma, First Aid/CPR certification, Bloodborne pathogens/HIV training, portable background check with DCYF (can do this on date of hire but cannot work alone with children until cleared), Negative TB Test Result, Certificate or Degree in Early Childhood Education is a bonus.

Application deadline / closing date
08/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$12.00+ DOE
Days and hours of employment
Varies
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes
Person or department to contact
Melissa Elsner
Business address
1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
melissae@hillcrestkids.com
Phone
360.733.8135
How to apply
To Apply: You may either print, at the link provided, http://www.hillcrestkids.com, our application for employment or, come to the school and pick one up. Drop off at Hillcrest Kids, 1400 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Entrance is on the Old Fairhaven Parkway side of the building)

Whatcom County Health Dept Health Futures VISTA

Job position / title
Whatcom County Health Dept Health Futures VISTA
Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council
Job description / duties
Do you care about food security and childhood obesity prevention among marginalized communities? Seeking Spanish-speakers to work on this Health Department project.

Benefits of VISTA service:
Monthly stipend = $1,026/month gross
End of Service ($1,500) or Education Award ($5,920) once service is completed
Loan forbearance and deferment during service
Assistance with Health Coverage
Professional Development
Child Care
Non-competitive Eligibility Status for Federal Employment

Founded in 1965, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) has been on the forefront of ending poverty in America for 50 years. Members focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
Year long, full-time commitment
Serve at a non-profit or public agency
Fight the war on poverty
Focus on capacity building and sustainable program development

Contact us for more information at vista@oppco.org or (360)734-5121 x246.

Qualifications
Some college

Application deadline / closing date
07/22/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$1026/mo AmeriCorps stipend
Days and hours of employment
Full-Time 40hrs/wk
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
8/19/19-8/18/20
Person or department to contact
Naomi Siegel
Business address
1111 Cornwall Ave.
Work location (if different from above)
Whatcom County Health Department
Email
vista@oppco.org
Phone
360.734.5121 ext. 246
How to apply
Apply through this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=89167&fromSearch=true

To see all AmeriCorps VISTA positions available through the Opportunity Council, go to my.americorps.gov, click Search Listings, and enter “Opportunity Council” in Program Name.

Applications should include
[×] References

Maintenance Aide II – Parks

Job position / title
Maintenance Aide II – Parks
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
Closing Date/Time: Fri 6/28/19 4:30 PM Pacific Time

The Parks Department is accepting applications for seasonal Maintenance Aide II positions. There is currently 1 vacancy:

Maintenance Aide II – Facilities (6 month)
Current season ends October 5, 2019. A typical season for this position is April 1 – October 1.
Work schedule is Friday – Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM

NATURE OF WORK:
This position performs basic seasonal grounds and facilities maintenance. Specific duties depend upon program area assigned which include multiple divisions within the Parks and Recreation Department. Performs a variety of manual labor in the construction, maintenance, repair, operation and service work of all parks and public works facilities. Operates hand and power tools and motorized equipment. Work consists of routine and repetitive tasks, processes and/or operations and will be performed cooperatively with other employees and completed in a manner that assures individual, co-worker and public safety in all weather and working conditions. Program area assignments may change from day to day depending upon Department needs. Usually works as part of an assigned crew in an assigned unit but may have an individual or specialized assignment after a period of training. May be called out for emergency work.

Qualifications
Previous experience in grounds and facilities maintenance or manual construction labor using manual and power tools and motorized equipment preferred.

At least 18 years old by time of hire.

Application deadline / closing date
06/28/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$13.70/hour
Days and hours of employment
Friday – Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM

 

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
April 1 – October 1
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia Street
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8228
How to apply
Accepting Online Applications only at //www.cob.org/jobs

Temporary – Plantation Rifle Range

Temporary – Plantation Rifle Range

Closes On: June 26, 2019 at 11:56 AM PST

Location: Parks Headquarters, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Parks & Recreation
Job Status: Not Specified
Status: Accepting Applications
Apply Now
Job Summary
Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Department is seeking to hire a pool of temporary extra-help employees to assist operations at the Plantation Rifle Range. These positions will perform a variety of tasks year round to include: assisting with range safety and operations, gun safety instruction, gun maintenance, cash handling, customer service, general cleaning tasks, small equipment maintenance and repair, lawn mowing, and other duties as required. If you have questions about job duties contact Parks & Recreation at (360) 778 -5850.
This position will work up to 69 hours per month.  Schedule varies and will include weekends and evenings. Times and days are somewhat flexible. Total hours per week will depend on season and need.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must have:
Knowledge and experience working with firearms, ammunition and ballistics
Experience working with the public, including greeting customers, and explaining and enforcing rules and policies
Experience in lawn mowing, small equipment maintenance and cash handling
Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 35 pounds
Ability to wear a respirator which fits tightly against the face to protect against exposure to lead dust.
Candidates must also possess:
High School diploma or GED.
Valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Driving record that meets County standards.
Background check must meet County criteria.

Salary
$14.25 per hour
Application Special Instructions

REQUIRED:
Please attach a copy of your Employment Driving Record in the document upload area of your electronic application.  Applications without a driving record cannot be considered.
Obtain a copy of your Driving Record via the Department of Licensing website at: https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/requestyourrecord.html
You will be charged a $13.00 fee for the Driving Record.
Select the option to email yourself a copy of your Driving Record
You will receive a PDF copy of your Driving Record attached to the email you receive.
Save the PDF of your Driving Record to your personal computer.
Then upload the saved copy of your Driving Record to your online application using the Document Upload area within the application.