Research and Education Associate
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|Posted On:||Saturday, 6th October 2018|
4649 Sunnyside Ave N #100, Seattle, Washington 98103
About Tilth Alliance:
Tilth Alliance is helping to create an ecologically sound, socially just, and economically vital food system across Washington State. We believe that all people deserve access to healthy, nutritious food. For 40 years we have taught people to grow, prepare, and eat food in ways that sustain the environment, promote health, and support producers' ability to make a living. Changing the way we grow, cook and eat food has the potential to transform people's lives
Our Youth Education program engages young people, adults and families of diverse backgrounds to explore their local food system through hands-on and experiential learning activities in the garden, farm and wetlands. These include programming and volunteer opportunities around growing food, environmental stewardship, and cooking and sharing food in community. The Research and Education Associate is a dynamic position that will primarily focus on a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research project (80%). The NSF research includes co-designing equitable garden and field-based science education in K-3 classrooms with families, teachers, and community-based organizations. The research will also explore sustainable garden and outdoor learning environment design at participating schools. Aside from the research, the Associate will support education programming at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (RBUFW), which includes classes, camps, farm tours, service learning and family days (20%). The Associate will work collaboratively with colleagues and local communities and must be open to different perspectives and experiences to address issues related to food access, equitable field-based science education, and sustainability in support of the development of an equitable food system. This position will require frequent travel between the Tilth Alliance office, school and partner sites in Seattle, RBUFW, and meetings at the University of Washington Bothell.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Assistance (32 hours/week)
Co-facilitate workshops for families, teachers, and CBOs Youth Engagement (8 hours/week)
This is a full-time, non-exempt position that requires willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as well as travel between sites around Seattle. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401K (not matched), paid time-off and sick leave. This position will be based at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, and some work at University of Washington Bothell and Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands in South Seattle. Compensation is $17-21 per hour.
No phone calls please. Submit a letter of interest and resume as one document in PDF or Word format outlining 1) your experience with the qualifications listed above and 2) why you are interested in this position. Email all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Research and Education Associate Application." This position is open until filled. Applications received by October 12, 2018 will be given preference.