Seeking environmental Wheat Week educators to serve Thurston, King and Snohomish Counties

The Wheat Week Education Program has been offered to schools across Washington for the past 11 years.  The Program has become highly successful and accepted into area school’s curriculum.  Each year approximately 26,000 students are reached in Washington through the Wheat Week Program.  It is geared toward 4th and 5th grade students.  The program is aligned with Science and Social Studies Standards.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working with school-aged students in a classroom setting and have a passion for teaching. This position is flexible to the extent that the educator sets their own Wheat Week schedule during the year, but each Wheat Week is delivered within a continuous 5 day period. Teaching certificate is not required, but highly desired.  Retired teachers and substitute teachers are the perfect candidates for this position.

Travel to schools is required, but is also reimbursed at the current Washington State Mileage Rate as determined by the Office of Financial Management (OFM). Any supplies that are required to be purchased as part of the program are also reimbursed.  One week of on-the-job training is provided.

This is a full-time position with the Franklin Conservation District.  This position is for up to 30 weeks during the 2018-2019 school year (September through May). Individuals are paid an hourly rate ($18.00/hr.) and there are NO benefits with this position. Individuals work from home so this position requires a computer with internet access, e-mail capability as well as Google, Excel, PowerPoint and Word capabilities and experience.

The following positions need to be filled for the 2018-2019 school year:

1 Position in Snohomish County (Everett area)

1 Position in King County (East King Co/East of Lake WA)

1 Position in Thurston County (Olympia area)

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter via e-mail no later than June 29, 2018 to:

Kara Kaelber, Education Director
Franklin Conservation District