Adult Education and Outreach Strategist


Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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Katie Schmidt

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Olympia, WA
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This position is a key component of DNR’s broader strategy, which includes three DNR Programs; the Adult Education and Outreach Program, the Career Pathway Program, and the Youth Education and Outreach Program (YEOP) creating a “Root to Canopy” approach to workforce development. These programs are vital for preparing a new generation of workers who are equipped with the necessary skills to manage and mitigate the impacts of climate change on our natural environment.


The Adult Education and Outreach Strategist reports to the Workplace Culture and Development (WCD) Director, designing, implementing, and tracking progress on an adult education and outreach strategic plan to create new on-ramps into the natural resource sector workforce using Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Pro-Equity Anti-Racism (PEAR) and Environmental Justice (EJ) best practices. In collaboration with post-secondary education entities, the agency’s Equity and Environmental Justice Office, the Youth and Education Outreach Program Manager, the Culture and Development Strategist, and other agency leaders, this position develops an adult education and outreach strategic plan and identifies investments to equip urban, rural, and Tribal community members with the skills and opportunities to pursue a career in natural resources.

Full-time, Non-permanent, Represented position
Anticipated 12 month Non-permanent employment: July 2024-June 2025

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Compensation Information

Salary: $6,046.00 - $8,133.00 Monthly 

DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of which include:

  • Commitment to organizational health and wellness
  • Work/life balance
  • DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
  • Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more
  • Leadership that empowers and supports employees
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Educational and career development aid
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
  • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave, and vacation days. Visit for more information.