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Core Instructor Posted Mar 30
Alderleaf Wilderness College , Monroe, WA
(Now accepting applications for permanent positions starting summer 2017)
(The application deadline is April 30th, 2017)

Join our team, teaching wilderness survival, ethnobotany, wildlife tracking, permaculture, naturalist skills, and outdoor leadership. Core instructors are the primary instructors for Alderleaf courses. They are year-round positions that include teaching at our core programs (including field trips), as well as various other courses (including weekend classes, custom courses, and summer programs). Core instructors are involved with all aspects of the programs, from lead teaching to coordinating trips, mentoring apprentices, and overseeing student progress. Core instructors also assist with outreach including writing blog posts & web articles, taking photos & video, as well as caring for classrooms & the land, and various other support tasks.

We are considering applications for both full-time (averaging 5 days/week) and full-time (averaging 4 days/week) instructor positions. Instructor positions are exempt, salaried positions.

Core instructor responsibilities include:

Instructing at Alderleaf courses
Coordinating program logistics
Assisting with outreach and other support tasks

Core Instructor Qualifications:


Experience instructing in at least several of our core curriculum areas: wilderness survival; ethnobotany (edible/medicinal wild plants); naturalist skills; wildlife tracking; permaculture/sustainability; and outdoor education.
Good leadership, communication and writing skills
Wilderness first aid certification
Computer / office skills
Willingness to work a variable schedule and periodic weekends

Preferred (though not required):

Bachelor or Master's degree in an environmental or education field
Management experience
Videography skills - experience producing short videos for the web
Outreach experience - marketing, sales, and advertising
Familiarity with Alderleaf's courses and curriculum

Core Instructor Compensation:

Annual salary range of $36,000 to $40,000 for full-time positions averaging 5 days/week; annual salary range of $28,800 to $32,000 for full-time positions averaging 4 days/week (depending on experience & qualifications).

To Apply for a Core Instructor Position:

Send a cover letter, resume, completed general employment questionnaire, and instructor questionnaire to:

Alderleaf Wilderness College
Attn: Jason Knight
18715 299th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272

The application deadline is April 30th, 2017. Top candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Click here to apply - Please mention that you saw the job on Orion Magazine