Staff Instructor- IslandWood

Contact Name: 
Cathy Wheaton
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Job Location: 
Bainbridge Island - Washington
Position Description: 
IslandWood Overview: IslandWood’s mission is to provide exceptional learning experiences and inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. Our innovative outdoor learning experiences foster three main goals: Provide a foundation of stewardship for our students through their experience on campus Create equitable access to and culturally responsive instruction for all students in science education Develop meaningful and sustainable relationships with the community The Staff Instructor is a seasonal, full-time member of the professional education team for IslandWood. During the school year, the Staff Instructor will teach each week in alignment with established curriculum while ensuring culturally responsive instruction to engage all learners. Classification: Full-time/Seasonal, Hourly/Non-exempt Work Schedule: During school year: Monday through Friday varied schedule between 7:00a to 8:30p Benefit Package: Full benefit package provided; health benefits 100% premium paid by IW; (medical, dental, vision, life, LTD), HSA, 401k, housing, food during programing- on-campus housing available ( ask for details) Position Dates: Fall, 2022 – June 9th, 2023. There will be a four-week winter break. Responsibilities: Provide high quality, culturally responsive instruction in natural and cultural history, ecology, and stewardship to multi-cultural elementary-aged students from diverse backgrounds: language, racial/ethnic, socio-economic, geographic, ability groupings, et Provide program support beyond instruction in School Overnight Program instruction, including but not limited to curriculum development, program recruitment, community education, instructional coaching, school orientation, coordination, and program support Attend relevant Education Team meetings as schedule allows Develop a professional growth plan for the season Assist in the upkeep of program areas such as the prep, tech, and gear rooms Mentor as a role model and resource for graduate students who are learning to be educators Assist in training graduate students with their professional development Participate in regular professional learning community meetings Other duties as assigned by supervisor Required Qualifications: Commitment to educational equity and social justice Conflict management skills At least two years of direct teaching experience in formal or non-formal settings Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, education, or related field Basic knowledge of natural history and/or desire to increase knowledge of local flora and fauna, and cultural history Understanding of and first-hand experience in multicultural and culturally responsive education Excellent communication and collaboration skills Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification (we can provide this training with a fee) Demonstrate IslandWoods’ core values that enable teams and individuals to succeed with shared respect and purpose. Support IslandWood’s strategic plan to expand our mission and impact, and commitment to mission, vision, values and goals of IslandWood. Commitment to support IslandWood’s work towards justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Must pass child safety screening procedure; post-offer Must be able to comply with and maintain a smoke-free, drug-free, and fragrance-free work environment Preferred Qualifications: Completion of IslandWood’s graduate program in Education, Environment and Community Experience teaching outdoors Master’s degree in education or related field or equivalent experience Classroom teaching experience Effective 07 February 2022, IslandWood requires all staff, volunteers, docents, interns, and graduate students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and to provide proof of inoculation including Booster. This decision is intended to aid in the safety and health of all persons delivering and/or supporting program delivery, our clients, and students. IslandWood is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. We encourage diverse applicants because we believe having a staff that authentically reflects the community, we serve is critical to our ability to be culturally responsive.
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Target Audience: 
Graduate Alumni
Application Deadline Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2023