Urban Programs Educator


Woodinville, Washington

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $22.77/hr
Deadline Aug 17, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


IslandWood’s Urban School Programs engage students in their home environments and dig deep into how built and natural systems work in tandem. Our programs seek to cultivate understanding of the complexity of urban systems to give learners the tools to generate solutions that lead to resilient, healthy, and thriving communities.

For the 2024/25 school year, our programs will be delivered at the Brightwater Education Center, in public parks in Seattle, along the Duwamish River, at the South Treatment Plant in Renton, and at schools throughout the region. Urban School Program Educators teach set curricula to 3rd-6th grade students in King and Snohomish Counties. Urban School Program Educators may engage in partner teaching, collaborating, and problem solving to ensure that school groups receive a high-quality, grade-appropriate program that attends to their learning needs. 

This position is intentionally designed to offer space to grow as an educator through debriefing, scheduled professional development, staff observations, and feedback from a community of educators.

Reports to:                     Urban School and Community Education Manager

Classification:              Part-time/Seasonal, Hourly/Non-Exempt

Pay Rate:                      $22.77/hour (this is our current pay rate for the 2023/24 school year. Our annual compensation review takes place in the Fall, and this rate may change.  We can provide info about our compensation program, if needed, during the recruitment process)

Work Schedule:           Varied, predominantly weekdays during school hours

Work Location:            Remote, specific work location varies depending on school/program

                                       (Only candidates within the Greater Seattle area will be considered. No out of state candidates)

Assignment Date:        September 17, 2024, to June 2025

Benefit Package:        This position is a seasonal part-time flex and does not qualify for health benefits; Seattle Paid Sick & Safe Time hours apply. Benefits package also includes: the Employee Assistance program and access to a variety of Employee Discounts


  • Provide high quality, culturally responsive instruction for 3rd – 6th grade students in multiple settings including schoolyards, local parks, and the Brightwater Education Center
  • Participate in trainings and team meetings
  • Provide timely and professional communication with program staff
  • Participate in program debriefs and assessments
  • Commitment to learning and growing through feedback in an active learning community


  • Minimum 1 year of experience teaching elementary and/or middle school youth
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in education, environmental education, or related field
  • Experience successfully engaging youth across cultural and racial boundaries and learning styles
  • Confidence teaching and managing groups of students in various settings
  • Desire to learn and teach about how urban environmental systems and communities intersect
  • Ability to respond professionally to a variety of situations that may arise quickly
  • IslandWood may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications.


  • First Aid and CPR certification (by start date)
  • Commitment to support IslandWood’s work towards equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Must be able to comply with and maintain a drug-free work environment
  • Must pass child safety screening procedure, post-offer
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle is desirable
  • Must complete WA Reporting requirements

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.   For alternative application methods, please contact hr@islandwood.org


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Category Environmental Education