Environmental Educator Application

Position:  Environmental Educator 
Salary Range:  $46,500 – $66,500, Full Time Equivalent    
Benefits:  After qualifying periods are met – health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and retirement.
Hours:  32-40 Hours Per Week. This position is a 12-month position, with a high likelihood of being extended. 
Job Classification:  Regular, Exempt   
Supervisor:  Community Programs Director 
Application Due Date:  5:00 p.m. on December 18, 2020 


The Environmental Educator works within a team of six other Estuary Partnership Educators to lead education and community programs. Environmental Educators design and deliver science lessons in the classroom and in the field; provide teacher resources; and organize and deliver community engagement, volunteer projects and stormwater management projects.   

View the full position description here. 

COVID-19 Update
This position is normally based out of the Estuary Partnership Portland office, with a mixture of field work and traditional office hours, as well as occasional virtual and traditional meetings and events. Due to COVID-19, most employees are currently working remotely though some limited field activities continue.  


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation 

The Estuary Partnership is committed to increasing diversity in the environmental field by providing supportive career development opportunities for people of color.  People from communities of color, underserved communities, and low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Non-Discrimination Statement 

The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status.  The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status.  


Application Instructions 

The Estuary Partnership will only accept email applications for this position.  

To apply, please follow the application instructions below and attach a single PDF or Microsoft Word document that contains the required information in an email to mgonzales@estuarypartnership.org

Applications must include the following or they will not be accepted. Please have them in the following order:  

  • Cover Letter: You letter should include the specific experience you have relevant to the job description.  

  • Detailed Resume: Your resume should provide dates and specific duties of current and past employment. 

  • Professional References: Provide the names, organizations, and titles of three professional references. References will not be contacted without your prior permission.  

  • Question Response:  Submit your answers in acceptable business format to the following questions. Your answers will be evaluated for content, writing style, and clarity. Each answer should be between 200 and 400 words. 

  1. Please summarize your experience applying a racial equity lens while leading or creating materials for outdoor education programs and/or leading or creating other educational experiences for students of color and or low-income students. 
  2. You may have knowledge, skills, and abilities outside of professional experiences (such as volunteering, community service, lived experiences) that would assist you in this position. If so, describe these experiences and how they would support you as an Environmental Educator. 
  3. Give us examples of your specific work delivering science lessons to K-6 students.  

Questions:  If you have technical questions or difficulty sending your file, please contact Molly Gonzales at 503-226-1565 ext. 231 or by email