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Assistant Director Miller Worley Center for the Environment (#953)

Date Posted:
12/20/2019
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Staff in Miller Worley Center for the Environment
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Interviewing Candidates - Accepting Applications
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Assistant Director Miller Worley Center for the Environment

The Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke College seeks a   fulltime, permanent, 11-month Assistant Director to begin on or about February 15, 2020.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1998, the Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Center for the Environment prepares students to think critically, creatively and globally — to tackle the world's most complex issues as environmental leaders. The Center advances a culture of sustainability on campus and beyond as a legacy for future generations. It builds connections between our campus, a world-class liberal arts college on an exceptional landscape in the heart of western Massachusetts, and learning opportunities around the globe. Finally, it promotes an inclusive, just, equitable and bias-free campus and society in all its programs, and is an ally in creating a campus that is inclusive, pluralistic and free of discrimination.

Under the supervision of the Center Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating with departments across campus to support student environmental leadership and for planning, designing, implementing and communicating operational systems for effective programming and administration. The Assistant Director participates as a team member in the Center, and collaborates with the Associate Director for Sustainability, Campus Living Lab Manager, Local/Global Coordinator and Program Coordinator, as well as staff in departments across campus on all activities. The Assistant Director also represents the Center to internal and external stakeholders and community members at the behest of the Center Director.

The Assistant Director:

Represents the Center at student-facing events and acts as point person for student engagement and outreach.

  • Oversees the MWCE student intern program and supervises student interns.
  • Conducts marketing and communications for the Center, including organizing and communicating historical and current data and other material on college environmental and sustainability initiatives and impacts.
  • Assists the Associate Director of Sustainability to promote campus sustainability projects and initiatives such as carbon neutrality and sustainable land management planning. Supports the Center Director in developing linkages between the President' s
  • Sustainability and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, and in creating an inclusive approach to environmental programs at the College.
  • Conducts program development and management, including: supporting the Center
  • Director in updating Center policies, procedures and documents, working with
  • Foundation Relations staff to identify new grant funding sources and draft proposals, and collaborates with departments across campus to build programs that support student, faculty and staff environmental engagement.
  • Coordinates with Alumnae Affairs to cultivate relationships with local and regional alumnae.
  • Represents the Center, including: serving as the Center representative on campus-wide committees, attending staff meetings and program-specific or organizational meetings, and representing the Center at functions and events.

A master’s degree is preferred; a bachelor's degree is required, as well as 3-5 years of experience in: designing and managing programs, including budgets; writing grant proposals and reports; conducting external relations, including community outreach, communications and marketing; and mentoring arid supervising students. Working in diverse teams and interest in environmental sustainability and justice issues are also valuable. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and abilities in his/her application materials:

  • Strong ability to work as part of a team as well as to work independently on a wide variety of projects.
  • Abilities to prioritize work duties, to multitask, to demonstrate effective time management skills, to transition quickly between projects to address specific situations, and to manage multiple, concurrent projects and still meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and initiative, including a willingness to seek and integrate information from multiple sources, to respect differing positions, to adapt to change, and to take initiative to anticipate programmatic needs.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail and commitment to upholding College procedures and practices.
  • Sound and mature judgment in decision-making and ability to think strategically, listen carefully and to advise senior leadership effectively.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication capacities, with experience communicating with multiple diverse audiences, and with strong proofreading skills.
  • Strong human relations and interpersonal skills including the ability to interactprofessionally and communicate in a clear and courteous manner with a diverse community in order to maintain effective, professional, and cooperative working relationships with supervisors and coworkers, and all internal and external customers.  Particular interest in working with students and an ability to advise students on professional goals related to the Center's activities.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the goals and priorities of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment.
  • An awareness of and commitment to women's education and leadership and Mount Holyoke's role in that endeavor.

Please provide a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references (to be contacted only in the final interview stage), and a professional sample (e.g. formal correspondence, brochures, reports, etc. that demonstrate technological and communication skills). Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Effective January 1, 2020 all new hires will be required to complete the background check process prior to commencing their Service Activity (employment) with the College. All offers of employment and continued employment at Mount Holyoke College are contingent upon satisfactory results of thorough background checks. For additional information about the Mount Holyoke College Background Check Policy, please visit Background Checks.

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.