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Overview: IslandWood’s mission is to provide exceptional learning experiences and inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. Our innovative outdoor learning experiences include the School Overnight Program (SOP) for elementary-aged students in a multi-day residential school program on our 255-acre sustainably designed Bainbridge Campus. The residential experience makes understanding systems physically and mentally tangible for students. With each of our schools, SOP has 3 main goals:

• Provide a foundation of stewardship for our students through their experience at SOP

• Create equitable access to and culturally responsive instruction for all students

• Develop meaningful and sustainable relationships with schools

The Staff Instructor is a seasonal, full-time member of the professional education team for IslandWood. During the SOP school year, the Staff Instructor will teach each week of the SOP in alignment with established curriculum while ensuring culturally responsive instruction to engage all learners. Responsibilities will include regular evening teaching.

Reports to: Lead Instructor


• Provide high quality, culturally responsive instruction in natural and cultural history, ecology, conservation, and stewardship to multi-cultural elementary-aged students from diverse backgrounds: language, racial/ethnic, socio-economic, geographic, ability groupings, etc.

• Provide program support beyond instruction in the SOP, including but not limited to assisting with school visits, evening programs, and support necessary to run residential school programs

• Attend relevant Education Team meetings as schedule allows

• Assist in the upkeep of a program areas such as the instructional prep or gear room

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor



• Commitment to educational equity and social justice

• At least one year of direct teaching experience in formal or non-formal settings

• Bachelor’s degree in natural science, environmental education, or related field

• Basic knowledge of natural history and desire to increase knowledge of local flora and fauna, cultural history, and team building skills

• Understanding of and first-hand experience in multicultural education

• Excellent communication and collaboration skills

• Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification

• Must pass child safety screening procedure

• Must be able to comply with and maintain a smoke-free, drug-free, and fragrance-free work environment 


• Completion of IslandWood’s graduate program in Education, Environment and Community

• Experience teaching in residential settings

•Master’s degree in education or related field or equivalent experience

• Classroom teaching experience

• Experience working with diverse groups of children and adults

• Wilderness First Responder certification


Competitive hourly rate. Meals included while program is in session. On-site housing may be available (Inquiry about housing). Call 206-855-4300 or email for more specific information.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Position(s) open until filled.


Please submit:

• Cover letter

• Resume

• IslandWood Application for Employment form (including contact information for three current references) to: or

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4450 Blakely Avenue NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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.

  Metro Area Seattle WA
  Job Location City Bainbridge Island
  Job Location State Washington
  Job Location Zip 98110
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Education and Training
  Prefered Experience 1 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Jul. 13, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name IslandWood
  Organizational Focus Education and Academia, Network of Nonprofit Organizations, Teaching
  Contact Person Caren Koontz
  Contact Phone (206) 855-4300
  Contact Fax (206) 855-4300
  Contact Email
  Web Address http://IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Avenue NE

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