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Environmental Studies Program Coordinator – Washington and Lee University

by Ivara J. Roth on March 13, 2019

As the first incumbent in this new position, the Environmental Studies Program Coordinator will work with the director, faculty, and partners of Environmental Studies to help plan, promote, andimplement curricular and co-curricular programming. The coordinator organizes events and program calendar, manages communications, coordinates internship opportunities, and serves as liaison to on- and off-campus partners.

At Washington and Lee, we take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. Faculty and students from the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences are involved in this approach through research, the curriculum, and a variety of co-curricular activities, including public lectures, service learning projects, and internship opportunities. Washington and Lee and the Environmental Studies Program value excellence in scholarship, meaningful engagement in professional activities, sustainability, and the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. 

To learn more about this full-time benefits-eligible position and to apply, please visit

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; graduate degree in field related to environmental studies preferred. Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to work independently, problem solve, and think creatively. Talent for successful event planning and ability to multitask. An interest in mentoring students and contributing to their academic and professional development to become future leaders in environmental fields. Ability to engage and work effectively with a diverse range of constituents and community members. Confident computer skills including essential productivity software (e.g. MS Office). At least two years of relevant work experience in environmental field, higher education, or event management preferred.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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