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Mount Holyoke College Sustainability Fellow (#586)

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$ – $16.50 Hourly
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Staff in Miller Worley Center for the Environment
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Mount Holyoke College Sustainability Fellow

The Miller Worley Center for the Environment (MWCE) Sustainability Office is offering an exciting opportunity under the new Sustainability Initiative at Mount Holyoke College. The fellowship will afford a recent graduate a one-year period in which to extend his/her education and professional training. Intended to be equivalent to an entry-level position in the sustainability field, the fellow will develop an in-depth knowledge of campus sustainability programs and experience in achieving sustainability objectives on a college campus.

Founded in 1998, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment is dedicated to engaging Mount Holyoke students more actively in the scientific, social/human, and global dimensions of environmental study. The Center and its staff enable students to make connections across disciplines, across points of view, and across structures that help them understand the concept of “environment” more broadly in their work, community, and lives. Center staff organizes co-curricular and public programming on interdisciplinary environmental issues bridging diverse interests and backgrounds.

Term and Compensation

Fellow will start between September 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018 and the position will run for one-year with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. Salary is $16.50/hour, 37.5 hours per week for 44 weeks + benefits in accordance with the College’s established benefit policies.

Position Description

The Fellow will work with the MWCE Sustainability Office to support initiatives of the Sustainability Strategic Plan and track outcomes against the goals of the Plan. Fellows will report to the Associate Director for Sustainability. Within these areas, tasks will include:

  1. Work with departments across campus to develop and implement sustainability policies and initiatives.
  2. Research and develop data for STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) reporting and the campus environmental indicators presented to the Trustees annually.
  3. Work with the student ECO-Reps, Green Living Council and student environmental groups including assisting students in organizing programs and events and coordinating with campus departments.
  4. Update and develop additional content for the MWCE web pages and develop information for other communication outlets.

There may also be an opportunity to work on additional campus sustainability initiatives of interest to the fellow.


Qualifications include excellent oral communication and writing skills, proficiency in WORD processing and Excel spreadsheets, demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work independently.  Preference is given to applicants who have been involved and demonstrated leadership in campus sustainability and/or have had prior successful internship/work experience in th field.  Preference may be given to a Mount Holyoke College alumna.

To Apply

Please provide a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references (to be contacted only in the final interview stage), and a professional writing sample (e.g. formal correspondence, brochures, reports, etc. that demonstrate technological and communication skills). The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on September 5, 2017 but will accept applications until the position is filled.


Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.