Confluence Seeks School Field Trip Coordinator
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 18, 2022
Confluence is a community-supported nonprofit with the mission to connect people to the history, living cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. We work through six public art landscapes, educational programs and community gatherings in collaboration with northwest Tribes, communities and the celebrated artist Maya Lin.Confluence seeks an energetic and collaborative School Field Trip Coordinator to work with our small and dedicated staff to help deliver and expand educational programming.
This candidate must have the experience, knowledge and cultural understanding needed to work closely with Tribes of the Columbia River region.
This position is located at the Confluence office at 1109 East 5th on the beautiful Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington but remote working is expected and office hours are flexible. Please note that Confluence follows the health guidelines of our state and school district partners, including Covid-19 vaccination requirements.
This is a temporary, grant-dependent position at $25 per hour that allows for 60 hours of planning and implementation time for each of 5 field trips, 300 hours total. Travel to partner schools and field trip sites is required.
Confluence is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applicants of
all backgrounds to apply.
For more information about us, please visit www.ConfluenceProject.org. To apply,
please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the words
“School Field Trip Coordinator” in the subject line. We will begin reviewing applications
as we receive them. The position will remain open until filled. Please apply by Friday,
November 18th, 2022.
Job Title: School Field Trip Coordinator
Reports To: Education Program Manager
Job Description: Responsible for organizing and coordinating educational field trips to five Washington sites, including Cape Disappointment, Vancouver Land Bridge, Columbia Hills State Park, Sacajawea State Park and Chief Timothy Park.
• Coordinate educational field trips to five Washington sites, including Cape Disappointment, Vancouver Land Bridge, Columbia Hills State Park, Sacajawea State Park and Chief Timothy Park, for students to learn about the history, living cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices
• Work with Confluence Education Program Manager, Indigenous educators, and
school staff to arrange and schedule Confluence education programming
• Monitor project budgets and keep track of expenses in collaboration with
Education Program Manager and finance team
• Support staff to develop external and internal reports relating to programming
• Represent Confluence in educational programming settings
• Attend meetings with staff, board, educational team, and Tribal partners
• Support the development of web content and printed materials about educational programming
• Assist with grant application and documentation as needed
• Support other Confluence programming such as Confluence Learning Community events, Confluence Story Gatherings, Field Schools, tours, and work
parties as needed
• Knowledge and experience working with Columbia River tribes
• Understanding of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Native American history and
cultural practices of Columbia River tribes
• Successful experience working in educational settings, especially with K-12 students, coordinating programs
• Passion for educating people about Indigenous history, culture and ecological knowledge
• Excellent time management skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and make things happen
• Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
• Strong diplomatic and communication skills
• Computer literate
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, Native American studies, cultural
studies, environmental science or related fields