Earlham College is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Outdoor and Environmental Education. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty position. Salary is commensurate with experience, including a full benefits package.
The program operates courses and trips regionally, nationally and internationally including yearly expeditions to Utah and Ontario. The College is seeking a leader who, working collaboratively, can articulate and enact a compelling vision for the integration of outdoor and environmental education within our sustainability program and more broadly with the liberal arts.
Major program areas include the August Wilderness summer pre-orientation program, the Miller Farm sustainable agriculture program, the certificate program in Outdoor Education, and student-led outdoor-based physical education courses.
|Review of applications will begin February 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
Responsibilities include planning, teaching and supervising environmentally focused programs and trips for Luther college students and regional youth (preK-12 grade), including summer camp programming, precollege courses and incoming freshman student trips. Assist with development and training of Luther College student trip leaders. Coordinate weekend tripping programs for Luther students. Plan and coordinate a fall break trip for Luther students. Aid in the development of program evaluation and staff manuals related to policy and risk management procedures. Additional responsibilities will include marketing and communication, website management and program planning for the 2017 school year. Flexible hours including evening and weekends.
This position is based at the NC State University Sustainability Office in Raleigh, NC. The University Sustainability Office’s mission is to equip the NC State community for a leaner, smarter, stronger future. Our vision is to build a culture that creates leaders and sustainable solutions for global challenges.
Purpose of the position
The purpose of this position is to:
- Build strong connections across campus
- Promote environmental education through service learning
- Create concrete ways sustainability programs can connect with underserved populations
- Help define and articulate the interconnectedness of sustainability and diversity on campus
- Infuse cultural competence into sustainability programs
- Create network and programs that can be carried forward
- Determine a focus for NC State’s sustainability and diversity focus
- Use environmental education as a connector for the local solutions that support all people
- Provide environmental educational training and resources to diverse audiences on campus
Position responsibilities and duties will include the following:
- Outreach: workshops, presentations
- Planning: events, service projects
- Build relationships: connect departments, student groups, community groups
- Set the direction, identify priorities
- Be a catalyst to join movements
- Program development: create presentations tailored to specific audiences
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Strong communication skills
- Interest in sustainability and/or environmental education
- Organizational skills
- Interest in learning about and working with diverse populations
- Planning skills
Essential Functions/physical demands
The member will primarily work in an office space.
Monday- Friday 8 am – 5pm (but flexible)
Some after hours (only when necessary)