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Job Opportunity: Community Programs Manager – Audubon Society of Portland (Application Deadline: 02/27/17)

Audubon Society of Portland LogoJOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Job Title: Community Programs Manager
Department: Education Department
Reports to: Education Director
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Compensation: $43,000 to 48,000 plus health and retirement benefits

About Audubon Society of Portland
Audubon Society of Portland has been a leading voice in conservation for over a century.
Through conservation advocacy, environmental education, our wildlife rehabilitation center, and other programs we promote the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitat. We are located in a 150-acre wildlife sanctuary in Forest Park, just minutes from downtown Portland. With over 15,000 members and 450 regular volunteers, we are the largest independent chapter of the National Audubon Society in the United States. Additional background regarding our extensive education, advocacy, wildlife rehabilitation and habitat programs can be found at www.audubonportland.org.

Job Summary
The Community Programs Manager will help lead and manage community-based youth
programs, including the Community Camps and TALON leadership program. The Community
Programs Manager is an integral member of Portland Audubon’s collaborative team of adult and youth educators, directly leading innovative programs as well as providing input regarding the inclusiveness and cultural awareness of Portland Audubon programs.

Our Community Camps provide hands-on, nature-based education through summer camps at
little or no cost to participants. In partnership with community development organizations like
Hacienda, Bienestar and ROSE CDC, these programs are offered at a variety of Portland
metropolitan area neighborhood and family events.

The TALON program provides extensive training and employment for young adults aged 16-20
as they learn skills that will help them succeed in conservation and environmental education
professions. TALON teens participate in a 10-week training program that provides a foundation
in local natural history, environmental science, and local and regional conservation issues. Each
participant is then placed in a summer apprenticeship position in Portland Audubon’s education, conservation, wildlife rehabilitation or nature sanctuary programs, with the opportunity for a second consecutive year of involvement.

Qualified applicants have proven experience working with underserved communities and
communities of color, and experience teaching in an informal outdoor setting. The position will
participate in ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive culture throughout Portland Audubon,
both internally and through our outward-facing programs.

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Winter 2017 Course/Service Opportunity: Science Education Alternative Spring Break (Application Deadline: 12/02/16)

Pipeline Project LogoWant to do something meaningful over Spring Break this year?
Inspire leadership, learning and interest in science among Native youth of the Yakama Nation, and gain experience facilitating science projects!

Apply to Science Alternative Spring Break program in the Yakama Nation!
Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. We are building a team with diverse skills and attributes.

  • Earn 2-4 EDUC 401 credits while attending training during Winter quarter
  • Spend Spring Break in the Yakama Nation in Wapato, WA.
  • Application deadline: Friday, December 2nd.
  • Want more info? Visit our website.

Apply Now to Participate!

Questions? Email us at pipeline@uw.edu

Winter 2017 Science Alternative Spring Break

Volunteer Opportunity: Bryant Science Fair Mentor – Winter Quarter 2017 (Sign Up by 12/05/16)

Volunteer Opportunity: Bryant Science Fair Mentor- Winter Quarter 2017
Sign-up by December 5, 2016

Share your enthusiasm for science by serving as a Science Fair Mentor for 5th grade students at Bryant Elementary School. As a Scientist Mentor, you will develop and lead a project related to your field of expertise. Once a week, you will meet with your small group of 5th graders to work on your science project and guide students in the most important parts of the scientific process: formulating a question or hypothesis, developing appropriate experiments with controlled, manipulated and measured variables, analyzing results, and drawing/communicating conclusions. This is your opportunity to share your learning and experience, be a team leader and inspire future scientists!

We are looking for Mentors with excellent communication skills, consistent weekly attendance and volunteer experience with young people. All Science Fair Mentors will attend an orientation which occurs during the first session. Science Fair Mentors are supported by the Science Fair Coordinator and the 5th grade teacher team.

Commitment: 1 session per week for 8 weeks, Time: 12:35-1:45 p.m.

Fridays Jan. 6- March 3, 2017
(1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3)

Science Fair: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7-8 p.m.

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Service Opportunity/AUT 2016 Course: EDUC 421A for Pre-STEM and Art Majors

STUDIOBuild our world 

Calling all Youth Mentors and STEM enthusiasts who want to make an impact on youth in Seattle!

The Dream Project and the 3DL Partnership are partnering with Neighborhood House High Point Center in West Seattle on an exciting new program called STUDIO. As STUDIO mentors, we engage middle-school and high-school youth in tinkering activities, art, health literacy, and opportunities to learn about STEM in higher education and careers.

Mentors attend hands-on sessions with youth and support them to develop habits of mind for learning and succeeding in STEM, school, and life.

Here’s how to sign up:

Mentor at Neighborhood House from 3.30 – 6.30pm on Tinker Tuesday or Workin’ Wednesday. (Includes transportation time, ride provided)·    Register for EDUC 421A/B, SLN 14029 or 14030 (VLPA & I&S), 1- 3 credits/quarter·    Includes 1-hour seminar on Friday 3.30 pm – 4.20pm with Leslie Herrenkohl

Job Opportunity: Resident Instructor – Yellowstone Association

Yellowstone Association LogoResident Instructor
Position: Resident Instructor
Location: Gardiner, Montana
Reports To: Program Manager
Season: Full-Time/Year-Round

Summary Description:
The Yellowstone Association (YA), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), connects people to Yellowstone National Park and our natural world through education. Founded in 1933, the Yellowstone Association is a nonprofit educational organization and has provided over $65 million in aid to Yellowstone National Park since its inception. The Association is the National Park Service’s primary partner in providing educational programs, exhibits, and publications for park visitors. Our operations include 12 educational Park Stores with gross sales of $4.2 million, the YA Institute which offers more than 600 in-depth courses each year, and a membership program with over 35,000 members. Revenues from sales and memberships allow us to make an annual cash donation to the National Park Service for education and research in Yellowstone. Last year, we provided $6.1 million of cash and in-kind assistance for Yellowstone, including a cash donation of $1,445,562 to directly support education and research in the park. Ninety cents of every dollar we spend goes directly to our educational mission. YA is headquartered in Gardiner, Montana, directly across from the historic Roosevelt Arch, which marks the north entrance to Yellowstone. To learn more about our organization, please visit YellowstoneAssociation.org.

The Yellowstone Association (YA) is currently in the process of merging with the park’s nonprofit fundraising partner, the Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF),  to create a new nonprofit organization by February of 2017. This will be an exciting new chapter in both organizations’ successful histories. Together, YA and YPF (ypf.org) can connect more people to Yellowstone National Park through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translate those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment. This position is a tremendous opportunity for a strong leader to play a critical role in support of Yellowstone National Park.

Resident Instructors are part of a progressive and dedicated educational staff committed to teaching about Yellowstone National Park. Instructors are educators and naturalists responsible for providing in-depth education about Yellowstone’s natural, geologic, and cultural history. Programs range in length from one day to over a week. Participant groups range from 1 to 14 people. There are four main types of programs: Lodging and Learning (pre-programmed, multi-day programs with refined curriculum), Youth & College Groups (multi-day programs focused on curriculum-based field experiences), Private Tours (single or multi-day programs for private groups who request specific activities), and occasional Field Seminars (in-depth, topic specific seminars). Resident Instructors are experienced outdoor leaders, able to create a welcoming and comfortable learning environment while keeping their participants safe in inclement weather, wildlife habitat, and backcountry terrain. Resident Instructors play a lead role in the YA Institute, helping to train and mentor seasonal instructors, assist with operational and administrative duties, and envision the future of Institute programs.  They work closely with program managers to understand logistics, cooperate with co-instructors, develop a lesson plan, operate a group transportation vehicle, clean vehicle and equipment afterward, and perform primary wilderness risk management functions in remote locations. Success in this position requires commitment to high quality environmental education and a passion for the preservation of natural and cultural resources in Yellowstone National Park. It requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work under sometimes challenging conditions.  This is a year round position with a workload that shifts between the field and support tasks, depending on program volume and organizational needs

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Job Opportunity: Community Program Educator – Urban Ecology Center

Urban Ecology Center LogoCommunity Program Educator
Milwaukee WI

Position Summary:
The Community Program Educator position is a full-time (40 hours per week). The primary responsibility of this position is to provide environmental educational programs for community members of all ages including the Center’s after school programs, B’earthday parties, and home school, family and community programs. Welcoming visitors to the Center and serving as an ambassador of the Center’s mission are central to the position. In addition, this position supervises and mentors high school students, helping them develop their professionalism and skills. The Community Program Educator is responsible for animal care for the Center’s reptiles, amphibians, and fish, including developing a vision and plan for enhancing the animal programs at the Center. This position assists with room set-up for rentals, meetings, and programs, and secures the building each night. The Community Program Educator position requires working afternoons, evenings, and weekends. We have positions available at both our Riverside Park and Menomonee Valley branches. The schedules and requirements for each branch are slightly different: please see details below.

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Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps STEM Enrichment Coordinator – UW Women’s Center

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The University of Washington Women’s Center is recruiting for an AmeriCorps STEM Enrichment Coordinator. This position will work with the Making Connections program, which supports low-income and first generation high school students as they prepare for college and careers in STEM fields. The position will coordinate tutoring and mentoring, workshops, and site visits to college campuses and local companies in STEM fields. For detailed information and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/2016AmeriCorps.