Alderleaf has been growing every year. We can accept resumes at any time of the year and can keep them on file for when new positions open. Typically the hiring process for instructors takes place in the spring for new positions that start in the summer. Current and future openings are listed below:
Now Open and Seeking Qualified Applicants
We are looking for an outstanding RA! Mentor residents of dormitory-style housing associated with Alderleaf Wilderness College, while living on a beautiful property in the forested foothills east of Monroe, WA. Join the Alderleaf team where we strive to inspire and empower people to be lifelong stewards of the natural world.
The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for facilitating a positive intellectual, emotional, and educational living environment which contributes to the personal growth and success of each resident. This position is responsible for the professional day-to-day supervision of the residents at Tualco Housing LLC located at the Stishem House, Alderleaf Farm, and the Tualco River House (which are primarily student housing for Alderleaf Wilderness College students).
Position Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to:
Resident Support, such as:
Community Development, such as:
Administrative Duties, such as:
Maintenance Duties, such as:
The RA must live in a designated room within the Stishem property house. The designated room rents for $650/month plus utilities (which currently are $58/month). Please review the housing descriptions, sample housing agreement and sample house rules.
Hours: Part-time, averaging approximately 12 hrs per week (approximately 54 hrs per month).
Compensation: $864 per month. Free weekend classes at Alderleaf Wilderness College while employed. Free rent is not included in compensation, however the net pay (when factoring in typical payroll tax deductions) equates to an amount that is approximately equivalent to the room rental cost.
Reports to: Property owners.
Please email a completed employment questionnaire, resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to:
Alderleaf Wilderness College
Attn: Jason Knight
18715 299th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
We are accepting applications for the Resident Assistant position until the position is filled. Top candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview and complete a background check.
The following positions are not currently open, however we accept applications to keep on file for future openings:
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, assisting guest teachers, and overseeing student progress. Core instructors also assist with outreach including writing articles for the Alderleaf website, taking photos & video clips, as well as caring for classrooms & the land, and various other support tasks.
Instructor positions are exempt, salaried positions.
Core Instructor Responsibilities Include:
Preferred (though not required):
Top candidates will be contacted to schedule.
The half-time admissions assistant position plays a key role in supporting the Office/Admissions Manager and Program Director by communicating with prospective students and occasionally filling in for the Office/Admissions Manager.
Admissions Assistant Primary Responsibilities Include:
Secondary Responsibilities (when supporting or filling in for the Office/Admissions Manager) Include:
Admissions Assistant Job Requirements:
Admissions Assistant Required Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications (though not required):
Admissions Assistant Work Schedule:
Half-time (20 hours per week). There is some flexibility in the design of the weekly schedule (for examples: could be half days Monday through Friday; or full days on Mondays and Fridays with half days on Wednesdays; or fit around attendance of AWSP). Work location is at our office on our campus outside Monroe, WA.
Admission Assistant Compensation:
Hourly (non-exempt position), $16-17 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits: Paid time off for five major holidays plus additional paid vacation/sick time.
To Apply for the Admissions Assistant Position:
Email a cover letter that expresses your qualifications for the position, a resume, and a completed general employment application to email@example.com.
Top candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Learn about our team on the Alderleaf faculty page.