Eden Hall K-12 Program Assistant

Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted
Mar 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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.

 

Qualifications:

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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