Photo Intern (Summer 2020) Application Deadline January 15th

BELLINGHAM BELLS 2020 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Bellingham Bells are pleased to offer a variety of internships to college enrolled students who are eligible to receive credit for their work with the Bells. The Bells internship program combines hands-on experience with a wide range of speakers and field immersion experiences to help students experience multiple aspects of sports business and learn more about what it takes to become a professional within the industry.
2020 internships available include:
Spring 2020
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship
Summer 2020
Communication/Beat Writer Internship
Marketing Video Production Internship
Video Broadcast Production Internship
Photo Internship
Social Media Internship
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship
What You Need to Know:
• These internship positions are for-credit, unpaid internships. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.
• Internships range from 150-240 hours depending on your academic internship requirements. Interns must be available for all Bells’ home games (schedule available at http://www.bellinghambells.com). Additionally, interns will be required to be in attendance for the following events:

Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5PM

Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM

Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th – Time TBA

• Applications will be reviewed as received. NO applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.
• To apply, please follow the specific instructions listed in the internship description of the position you are applying for.
Questions?
Stephanie Morrell | General Manager
(360) 746 – 0409
stephanie@bellinghambells.com

Bellingham Bells Photo Intern
The Photo Intern will be responsible for the daily coverage of Bellingham Bells home games and will work closely with the Media Relations & Marketing departments to provide content for social media channels and website content. In this internship, the photo intern will help to provide a catalog of photos for use by the Bells’ marketing & media teams, which will help support the team’s overall media relations efforts.

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
• Cover all 32 home games during the 2020 season, capturing images of pre-game and post-game ceremonies, ingame action and highlights.
• Work closely with Bells’ media relations team to provide 1-3 edited images nightly, to be used in game recaps and other media relations materials.
• Maintain an organized collection of edited photos cataloged by date, opponent & player number for easy access by media relations and marketing team.
• Capture team headshots & shoot annual team photo.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Available for all Bellingham Bells home games during summer 2020 (full schedule available at http://www.bellinghambells.com)
• Demonstrated experience with action photography
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience with archiving and organizing a large number of photos in a digital collection

Compensation:  This is a for-credit, unpaid internship. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. for all 29 home games (145 hours) + additional hours to be scheduled as needed (dependent on the total number of internship hours required by academic program).
Additionally, interns will be required to be in attendance for the following events:
• Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5 PM
• Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM
• Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th
Start Date: June 1, 2020
Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to stephanie@bellinghambells.com. Please include sample work (link to online
gallery or 3-5 sample images) as part of your application. Applications will be reviewed as received. No applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.

Marketing Video Production Intern (Summer 2020) Application Deadline January 15th

BELLINGHAM BELLS 2020 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Bellingham Bells are pleased to offer a variety of internships to college enrolled students who are eligible to receive credit for their work with the Bells. The Bells internship program combines hands-on experience with a wide range of speakers and field immersion experiences to help students experience multiple aspects of sports business and learn more about what it takes to Become a professional within the industry.

2020 internships available include:
Spring 2020
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship
Summer 2020
Communication/Beat Writer Internship
Marketing Video Production Internship
Video Broadcast Production Internship
Photo Internship
Social Media Internship
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship

What You Need to Know:
• These internship positions are for-credit, unpaid internships. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.
• Internships range from 150-240 hours depending on your academic internship requirements. Interns must be available for all Bells’ home games (schedule available at http://www.bellinghambells.com). Additionally, interns will be
required to be in attendance for the following events:

Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5PM

Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM

Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th – Time TBA

• Applications will be reviewed as received. NO applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.
• To apply, please follow the specific instructions listed in the internship description of the position you are applying
for.
Questions?
Stephanie Morrell | General Manager
(360) 746 – 0409
stephanie@bellinghambells.com

Bellingham Bells Marketing Video Production Intern
The Marketing Video Production Intern will work closely with the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations team to produce relevant, quality video content to help tell the Bellingham Bells story. This position will focus on the production of visual media to help augment overall media relations efforts.

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
• Management of the Bellingham Bells’ YouTube channel, including the consistent production of new featured YouTube content.
• Capture, produce and publish featured content for all home games, including but not limited to pre-game and post-game interviews.
• Brainstorm and execute daily and weekly video projects, including but not limited to interviews, vignettes, “behind the scenes” features and highlight reels.
• Capture in-game content during all home games for use in various recap videos & end of season summary video.
• Create pre-season and regular season promotional videos.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Available for all Bellingham Bells home games during summer 2020 (full schedule available at http://www.bellinghambells.com)
• Knowledge of social media and web standards for video content
• Proficient in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with staff, coaches, and players Compensation: This is a for-credit, unpaid internship. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. for all 29 home games (145 hours) + additional hours to be scheduled as needed (dependent on the total
number of internship hours required by academic program).
Additionally, interns will be required to be in attendance for the following events:
• Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5 PM
• Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM
• Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th
Start Date: June 1, 2020
Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to stephanie@bellinghambells.com. Please include at least one sample of video
work you’ve done with your application. Applications will be reviewed as received. No applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.

Communication/Beat Writer Internship (Summer 2020) Application Deadline January 15th

BELLINGHAM BELLS 2020 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Bellingham Bells are pleased to offer a variety of internships to college enrolled students who are eligible to receive credit for their work with the Bells. The Bells internship program combines hands-on experience with a wide range of speakers and field immersion experiences to help students experience Multiple aspects of sports business and learn more about what it takes to become a professional within the industry.

2020 internships available include:
Spring 2020
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship
Summer 2020
Communication/Beat Writer Internship
Marketing Video Production Internship
Video Broadcast Production Internship
Photo Internship
Social Media Internship
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship

What You Need to Know:
• These internship positions are for-credit, unpaid internships. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in anacademic internship program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.
• Internships range from 150-240 hours depending on your academic internship requirements. Interns must beavailable for all Bells’ home games (schedule available at http://www.bellinghambells.com). Additionally, interns will be
required to be in attendance for the following events:

Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5PM

Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM

Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th – Time TBA
• Applications will be reviewed as received. NO applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.
• To apply, please follow the specific instructions listed in the internship description of the position you are applying for.
Questions?
Stephanie Morrell | General Manager
(360) 746 – 0409
stephanie@bellinghambells.com

Bellingham Bells Communication/Beat Writer Internship
The Communication/Beat Writer intern will work closely with the Bells’ front office & the Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations to produce relevant, engaging & quality content to help tell the Bellingham Bells story. This position will focus on news writing, video interviews & the compilation of engaging content to help fans get to know the 2020 Bellingham Bells.

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
• Support broadcast efforts during home games; occasionally provide color commentary as needed.
• Prepare nightly recap package for each home game. This will include the prompt production of a game recap article to be posted on the website, and the creation of a graphic to be posted on the website and all social media channels.
• Write weekly feature stories (500 words) for publishing in printed roster handout distributed to fans at Bells’ home games. Augment stories with video pieces to be shared on Bells social media.
• Work closely with Director of Broadcasting to brainstorm and execute weekly feature stories highlighting human interest stories within the Bellingham Bells network.
• Coordinate local media requests & reach out to local media outlets with engaging story ideas on behalf of the Bells.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Available for all Bellingham Bells home games during summer 2020 (full schedule available at http://www.bellinghambells.com).
• Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP Style.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the ability to produce a quality written piece involving multiple interview subjects in a
timely manner.
• Experience shooting, editing & publishing short, simple video pieces.
• Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe InDesign
• Knowledge of baseball rules and terminology
Compensation: This is a for-credit, unpaid internship. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship program and
receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. for all 29 home games (145 hours) + additional hours to be scheduled as needed (dependent on the total
number of internship hours required by academic program).
Additionally, interns will be required to be in attendance for the following events:
• Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5 PM
• Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM
• Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th
Start Date: June 1, 2020
Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to stephanie@bellinghambells.com. Please include at least one writing sample with your application. Applications will be reviewed as received. No  applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.

Public Relations Internship (SPRING 2020) Application Deadline January 15th

BELLINGHAM BELLS 2020 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Bellingham Bells are pleased to offer a variety of internships to college enrolled students who are eligible to receive credit for their work with the Bells. The Bells internship program combines hands-on experience with a wide range of speakers and field immersion experiences to help students experience multiple aspects of sports business and learn more about what it takes to become a professional within the industry.

2020 internships available include:
Spring 2020
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship
Summer 2020
Communication/Beat Writer Internship
Marketing Video Production Internship
Video Broadcast Production Internship
Photo Internship
Social Media Internship
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship

What You Need to Know:
• These internship positions are for-credit, unpaid internships. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.
• Internships range from 150-240 hours depending on your academic internship requirements. Interns must be available for all Bells’ home games (schedule available at http://www.bellinghambells.com). Additionally, interns will be required to be in attendance for the following events:

Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5PM

Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM

Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th – Time TBA

• Applications will be reviewed as received. NO applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.
• To apply, please follow the specific instructions listed in the internship description of the position you are applying for.
Questions?
Stephanie Morrell | General Manager
(360) 746 – 0409
stephanie@bellinghambells.com

Public Relations Internship (SPRING 2020)
The Public Relations intern will work closely with the front office to strategize, prepare & execute public/community relations campaigns in advance of the 2020 season. PR interns will help to extend the Bellingham Bells brand throughout the Whatcom County community by way of strategic public relations campaigns, video features, press kits & releases and strategic research.

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
• Serve as key contact for media relations activities. Reach out to local media to coordinate media appearances, coordinate all media requests and outreach.
• Plan & execute 2020 Bellingham Bells Media Day
• Write and edit content for Bells website, game day program & other marketing pieces
• Work with front office to develop press kit to be shared with local media. Write & distribute press releases in advance of significant news developments, and coordinate interview requests/media information requests with local media.
• Develop PR campaign to help team extend brand into community in advance of 2020 opening day. Working with front office, take responsibility for the concepting, design, execution & tracking of campaign.
• Assist team in identifying areas that need additional research/data and helping to conduct research campaigns
when appropriate.
• Other PR/marketing/media relations duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience with public relations campaigns, AP style and basic marketing terminology
• Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of baseball rules and terminology
Compensation: This is a for-credit, unpaid internship. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship
program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.

Hours: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. for all 29 home games (145 hours) + additional hours to be scheduled as needed (dependent on the total number of internship hours required by academic program).
Additionally, interns will be required to be in attendance for the following events:
• Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5 PM
• Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM
• Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th

Start Date: June 1, 2020
Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to stephanie@bellinghambells.com. Please include at least one writing sample
with your application. Applications will be reviewed as received. No applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020

Marketing Internship (SPRING 2020) Application Deadline January 15th

BELLINGHAM BELLS 2020 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Bellingham Bells are pleased to offer a variety of internships to college enrolled students who are eligible to receive credit for their work with the Bells. The Bells internship program combines hands-on experience with a wide range of speakers and field immersion experiences to help students experience multiple aspects of sports business and learn more about what it takes to become a professional within the industry.

2020 internships available include:
Spring 2020
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship
Summer 2020
Communication/Beat Writer Internship
Marketing Video Production Internship
Video Broadcast Production Internship
Photo Internship
Social Media Internship
Marketing Internship
Public Relations Internship

What You Need to Know:
• These internship positions are for-credit, unpaid internships. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.
• Internships range from 150-240 hours depending on your academic internship requirements. Interns must be available for all Bells’ home games (schedule available at http://www.bellinghambells.com). Additionally, interns will be required to be in attendance for the following events:

Bellingham Bells Media Day – Monday, June 1st – 3 PM to 5PM

Everett AquaSox Field Trip – Monday, June 29th – 5 PM to 10 PM

Internship Seminars: Thursday, July 7th & Thursday, July 30th – Time TBA

• Applications will be reviewed as received. NO applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.
• To apply, please follow the specific instructions listed in the internship description of the position you are applying for.
Questions?
Stephanie Morrell | General Manager
(360) 746 – 0409
stephanie@bellinghambells.com

Marketing Internship (SPRING 2020)
The Marketing Promotions Intern will work closely with the front office to strategize, prepare & execute marketing campaigns in advance of the 2020 season. Marketing interns will help to extend the Bellingham Bells brand throughout the Whatcom County community by way of community events and appearances, guerrilla marketing, strategic marketing campaigns and paid
advertising.

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
• Representing the team at various community events (WWU sporting events, community fun runs, elementary school appearances, Ski to Sea Junior Parade, Back to Bellingham, etc.) Act as chaperone for team mascot and interact positively with fans while promoting the team and upcoming season.
• Working with local businesses on cross-branding marketing opportunities including pocket schedule placement, signage, cross-branded events, etc.
• Assist front office with digital marketing campaigns and content creation (hype videos, social media campaigns, blog articles, etc.).
• Coordinate game day promotional details with local sponsors, including the promotion & planning of theme nights, sponsor game nights and key events (jersey auction, fireworks shows, community wiffleball game).

Minimum Qualifications:
• Availability for at least 15 hours per week from April – June 2020
• Demonstrated experience with marketing campaigns and basic marketing terminology
• Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of baseball rules and terminology
Compensation: This is a for-credit, unpaid internship. The successful candidate MUST be enrolled in an academic internship
program and receiving credit through an accredited college or university for internship hours.

Hours: Approximately 15 hours per week, contingent on amount of hours needed to complete academic program requirements.
Start Date: April 1, 2020
Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to stephanie@bellinghambells.com. Please include at least one writing sample
with your application. Applications will be reviewed as received. No applications will be accepted after January 15, 2020.

 

AmeriCorps – Parks Restoration Educator

CITY OF BELLINGHAM invites applications for the position of: AmeriCorps – Parks Restoration Educator

OPENING DATE: 11/11/19 CLOSING DATE: 12/16/19 11:59 PM

DATES OF SERVICE: February 4 – July 31, 2019 (8:00am-4:30pm Tuesday-Saturday; early mornings, weekend and occasional evenings required)

SUMMARY: The Parks Restoration Educator engages community members of all ages in the environmental restoration of Bellingham’s Parks through hands-on stewardship and environmental education. The AmeriCorps member will develop and lead volunteer work parties for the public and teach environmental stewardship programs for school-aged students with the goal of protecting and enhancing parklands, increasing biodiversity, and improving wildlife habitat. Duties will include restoration project planning, volunteer outreach, recruitment and tracking, community partnership support, environmental education curriculum development and delivery, and capacity building. This position is funded through Washington Service Corps with the City of Bellingham Park Operations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree with focus on environment, education or related field preferred

• Creative, energetic, flexible, motivated, and professional

• Strong organization and excellent written and oral communication skills

• Excited to serve with a variety of ages of volunteers from school-age to adults

• Comfortable speaking publicly in front of 50 or more people and leading groups of volunteers in field work

• Experience with service learning and environmental education with school-aged students

• Knowledge of Pacific Northwest native plants and urban wildlife

• Familiar with ecology and restoration principles

• Ability to solve problems creatively and complete tasks independently with only general supervision

• Commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in programming

• Familiar with computer programs such as Publisher, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Willing to serve outdoors in all seasons for long hours, weekends, and occasionally evenings

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and work over uneven terrain on steep slopes in inclement weather

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

• 18 years of age or older

• Current Washington State driver’s license and acceptable driving record for the past three years

• US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien

• Ability to pass a criminal background and child/adult abuse records check

BENEFITS:

• Living allowance of $7,842 (distributed over 6 months)

• Education Award of $2,907 upon successful completion of 6-month commitment (minimum of 900 hours)

• Basic health insurance and workers compensation coverage

• Loan forbearance and interest accrual reimbursement for qualified student loans

• Childcare assistance for qualifying members

• Networking, training, and professional development opportunities

• A chance to make a difference in your community, schools, and parks!

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS:

1. Why do you want to serve as the Bellingham Parks Restoration Educator and how will this position help you reach your professional goals?

2. This position serves in school classrooms and in the field with elementary and middle school students doing environmental education and stewardship. Describe your experience being a leader and teacher of youth of these ages.

3. This position serves at volunteer work parties with the general public. Describe your experience leading adults and coordinating events.

4. Environmental restoration is a key component of the Parks Volunteer Program. Describe your experience implementing environmental restoration and your knowledge of native and invasive plants of western Washington.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, answers for supplemental questions, and three references with current contact information to vlyoung@cob.org. Please write “AmeriCorps 6-month Restoration Educator Application” in the subject line. Application review will begin immediately. Applicants will also be required to apply online on the AmeriCorps website (link to be sent to finalists).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2019 (11:59 PM)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Vanessa Young, Bellingham Parks Volunteer Coordinator: vlyoung@cob.org or 360778-7108

LAW Advocates’

LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents by linking them with attorney and community volunteers.

Overview: A State ID is required for many ordinary but important activities—accessing medical care, banking, applying for a job or housing, and getting government benefits. Access ID helps low-income and homeless community members overcome barriers and navigate the confusing and often frustrating process of obtaining a Washington State ID Card. Access ID seeks an intern interested in developing leadership skills and gaining experience in case management as part of a dynamic team. The position is ideal for someone wanting to explore careers in the legal field or social services.

Training provided. Hours: 10 hours per week (including some Saturday afternoons); available on Wednesday from 1-3pm

Start Date: January 2020 (with training in December, if possible)

Commitment: 6 months Locations: LAW Advocates office & Bellingham Public Library

Central Branch Responsible to: Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator

Learning Objectives:

• Perform intake interviews and accommodate client needs (literacy, language, etc.)

• Apply case management skills including data entry, research, ordering documents, and follow-up

• Practice creative problem solving with the Access ID team

• Demonstrate leadership skills through direct supervision of volunteers

• Assess the Access ID program and propose improvements

Qualifications:

• Passion for LAW Advocates’ mission

• Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates

• Must maintain strict confidentiality

• Must submit to a background check; arrests or convictions will be examined case-by-case and will not automatically disqualify a candidate

• Organized, attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain positive relationships with volunteers, staff, clients, and community partners

• Commitment to treating all clients with respect and a high-level of customer service

• Tech savvy and strong research skills

• Independent worker not needing close supervision; reliable; good judgment
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Benefits:

• Improve the lives of low-income community members and further the mission of LAW Advocates

• Develop leadership skills, gain experience in case management, volunteer supervision, and program coordination

• Exposure to the legal field and nonprofit sector

• Obtain college credit, if offered by your school/program

Questions? Contact Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator at 360-671-6079 x25

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to:

Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator hilary@lawadvocates.org by Monday, December 9, 2019 at 5pm.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Please follow the links for details and in order to apply to the AmeriCorps VISTA positions that we are currently accepting applications for in Bellingham. These positions start February 18th. The deadline to apply is January 10th, and applications are processed on a rolling basis.

Whatcom Family & Community Network Public Relations & Volunteer Systems VISTA: Create public relations strategies to promote healthy communities for children & families. Recruit volunteers & create management systems to alleviate poverty and underlying community health factors.

SeaMar GRACE Community Capacity Builder VISTA: The Whatcom Ground-Level Response And Coordinated Engagement (GRACE) project is a community-based effort to find solutions for individuals who are using crisis services and law enforcement in frequent, yet ineffective ways. Support this effort through software implementation, training curriculum, procedural guides, and community outreach.

Founded in 1965, VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) has been on the forefront of ending poverty in America for over 50 years.

Members make a yearlong, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

Benefits of VISTA service:
• Monthly stipend
• End of Service or Education Award once service is completed
• Loan forbearance and deferment during service
• Assistance with Health Coverage
• Professional Development
• Child Care
• Non-competitive Eligibility Status for employment in the federal government for up to one year after service
• Be a part of a national movement working to alleviate poverty

Any questions: contact Naomi at Naomi_Siegel@oppco.org or 360-734-5121 x246

Elementary School Volunteer

Cordata Elementary needs your help!

We have volunteer positions available in their AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS where you can:
Improve a child’s life • Support the community • Explore careers • Learn a new skill
Build a resume • Make friends • Network • Get experience

Clubs run Jan 22 to Mar 12 and include:
• Color and Chillax
• Basketball
• Ukulele
• Games
• World Culture
• Multi-Media Art
• Reading Buddies
• Tennis
• Music Adventures
• Community Club

Orientation sessions: Jan 13, Jan 15 and Jan 16

For more information, please contact:
• Robyn Johnston, Cordata Club Coordinator, robyn.johnston@bellinghamschools.org OR 360.739.0116

Job Description – After School Enrichment Opportunities at Cordata Elementary
This is an exciting opportunity to assist students in an elementary school setting under the guidance of an enrichment instructor and/or enrichment director. As a work study participant you will be working with students in an ‘after school’ classroom environment, focusing on enrichment themes such as music, art, sports, and other social/emotional enrichment subjects. You will provide some large group support, small group enrichment, and one-on-one tutoring. This position may also involve helping with administrative tasks, such as taking attendance, preparing materials and supplies, and supporting activities in the playground, cafeteria, and transportation pickup areas.
Positions are available on Mondays 2:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm, and Thursdays 12:45-2:30pm from Jan 22 to Mar 12 in the following enrichment classes (11/19/19 – still to be confirmed):
MONDAYS 2:30-4:30
• Color and Chillax
• Basketball
• Community Club
• Music Therapy
• World Culture
WEDNESDAYS 2:30-4:30
• Ukulele
• Games
• Reading Buddies
• Multi-media Art
• Tennis
• Community Club
THURSDAYS 12:45-2:30pm
• Coding
• Martial Arts

Benefits:
Learn to work with:
• students in small and large groups
• culturally diverse students, supported with social-emotional skill-building and Caring Schools Curriculum
• dedicated teams of enrichment providers supporting the core beliefs of the Bellingham Promise

Qualifications:
• Positive and flexible attitude
• Utilizes collaborative approach to problem-solving
• Willing to accept direction and changes in direction, when requested
• Ability to take initiative to engage and support students
• Ability to work in cafeteria, outside, and classroom environments
• Enjoys working with children
• Respectful and responsible to adults and children
• Professional conduct and communication in all teaching/learning settings

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