Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (Wisdom) is recruiting a Discovering Yidong Xinag* Educator and Facilitator. Discovering Yidong Xinag (*means “the old wisdom” in Athabascan) is Wisdom’s Native American youth leadership initiative. This will be our fifth year of providing climate and environmental educational activities in the classroom and during out of school service learning in the Portland area and now we are partnering with Oregon tribes to provide the DYX Educational Toolkit. This program has been designed to enrich STEAM learning for low-income Native youth and other youth of color; engage them in STEAM educational and career pathway planning; and strengthen Native resiliency including cultural identity and self-esteem.
DYX Educator job description.1.18.2017(PDF)
We are seeking an educator with a background in environmental sciences and with experience working with Native American communities and organizations. This position requires knowledge and experience in natural resource management, effective communication with local partners and an understanding of traditional ecological knowledge. They will join Wisdom’s Project Team to plan and support three-month trainings twice a year to cohorts of ten adult Native interns. Training includes classroom education in environmental assessment and habitat restoration using Wisdom’s culturally-tailored multimedia curriculum that integrates traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) with Western science. They will also support service learning activities in local natural areas.
Wisdom Workforce Development Educator Job (PDF)