Education Coordinator

Job Description: The Education Coordinator will support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of school-year programming for 4th-8th grade students and paid internships for teens. Some specific responsibilities include registering teachers for school-year programs, communicating with staff from partner agencies and organizations, and processing student evaluations. 

The successful Education Coordinator will demonstrate a passion for helping young people — especially those from communities that are underrepresented in environmental fields and/or new to environmental topics — make personal positive connections with nature. This position is ideal for an outgoing individual who demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication, attention to detail, and time management. Candidates should enjoy working collaboratively, thrive working outdoors and in an office, and have a background in education. Applicants may have experience organizing educational events, facilitating projects with several partners, creating and managing project timelines, or leading groups of students in outdoor settings. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into their work. Every Greenway Trust employee is expected to play an active part in carrying out our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and beyond. Candidates should expect to discuss their experience or interest in incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into their work or personal ethic. 

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust works to steward a landscape that stretches 100 miles from the shores of Puget Sound, across the Cascade Mountains, to Central Washington. The Greenway Trust also coordinates the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area (NHA), which honors the historical and cultural significance of this place and helps to preserve and celebrate its living heritage. The Education Program contributes to the goals of the NHA by engaging 4th-12th grade students in meaningful environmental education programming that equips them with knowledge, skills and inspiration that may lead them to future careers in conservation. 

Reports to: Education Program Manager 

Salary & Benefits: $46,000 to $53,000 annually. The Greenway Trust offers a generous benefits package to our employees including an employer-sponsored medical, dental and vision plan, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement plan and more. 

Schedule: Full-time non-exempt position. The schedule is typically Monday to Friday with periodic evening and weekend events. Estimated 50/50 office/field time. 

Location: The Greenway Trust has a hybrid model that combines both remote and in-person work. This position will be based at the Greenway Trust’s Seattle office (2701 First Ave, Suite 240, Seattle, WA 98121) with the expectation of a schedule of both in-office and remote workdays. This position requires reliable personal transportation to schools and field trip sites around King County as well as the Greenway Trust’s field office at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA. 

Equipment: The Greenway Trust provides a work laptop computer and cell phone to employees. The Education Coordinator will have access to a Greenway vehicle for work purposes; a valid driver’s license, insurable driving record, and completion of internal training is required to use any Greenway vehicle. 

COVID Requirements: Vaccination requirements are in place for Greenway Trust staff and volunteers.  

How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume explaining your interest and capabilities to Finalists will be asked to provide three references. Your cover letter should not exceed two pages, and should provide examples of the following: 

  • Your ability to create and manage project timelines. 
  • Your ability to facilitate activities for groups with participants between 10 and 18 years old. 
  • Your experience with or commitment to connecting historically underrepresented communities with nature. 

About the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust: The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. We believe that when we are connected to nature, our lives are better. We are healthier, happier, and our communities are stronger. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Greenway Trust because we want to better reflect the communities that make up the Greenway National Heritage Area (NHA), because we believe that equity and inclusion are vital to our mission, and because we want to do our part to create a more just society. 

Equal Opportunity Provider: The Greenway Trust is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ancestry, genetic information, use of a service animal, honorably discharged veteran, military status, political ideology, personal appearance, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated on the basis of personal aptitude and merit.