Eden Hall K-12 Program Assistant

Job description

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.  Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for the Eden Hall K-12 Program Assistant.  The Eden Hall K-12 Program Assistant reports to the Eden Hall K-12 Education Manager.

This full-time position is responsible for supporting the growing number of K-12 school partnership programs hosted through Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus. The K-12 Program Assistant is a passionate and creative experiential educator that is interested in quickly building, offering equitable access to, and running a variety of programs that bridge the gap between informal and formal learning.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Manage all logistics related to K-12 field trips to the Eden Hall Campus, including scheduling with schools, scheduling with Chatham student facilitators, invoicing, tracking permission slips, post-surveying, inventorying program supplies, tracking scholarship use and more.
  • Facilitate K-12 field trips to Eden Hall when needed by welcoming visiting students and running hands-on curriculum.
  • Collaborate with Chatham student program staff to develop experiential activities that allow students to build an ethic of sustainability, and 21st century skills. *For a definition of Sustainability, we refer applicants to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Social Justice, Gender Equity Race Equity and overall Reducing Inequalities are centered in school engagements - along with sustainable technologies and environmental concerns.
  • Schedule and plan a new national conference for educators to be held at Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with like-minded regional and national organizations to drive educational transformation and support the programs listed above.



One or more years of experience developing and delivering outdoor, environmental or equivalent experiential education programming.  One or more years in a field related to “sustainability.”  Bachelor’s degree or above preferred.  Classroom teaching or educational partner program experience preferred.  Energetic, passionate and engaging educator/facilitator/speaker.  Proficiency with Google Docs and access to car preferred.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 5/8/2018
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