EcoLeague Coordinator

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EcoLeague Coordinator

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Position Information

Posting NumberS00852Position TitleEcoLeague CoordinatorWorking TitlePosition NumberPay Grade/CategoryIntermediate Contributor CPosition TypeNon-exempt Division and Department Information

DivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCenter for Sustainability Education Posting Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The EcoLeague Coordinator supports joint programs of a consortium of six small liberal arts colleges that are committed to environmental and sustainability education. Consortium programs include an undergraduate student exchange program; faculty collaborations for teaching and research; joint student recruitment and marketing efforts; and joint grant applications. The Coordinator interacts with academic deans, senior admissions officers, faculty members, staff and students of the six member colleges. Successful performance requires abilities to facilitate collaboration across institutions to achieve strategic goals; communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and using web-conferencing technologies; work with high degrees of independence and initiative; and navigate the different systems, practices, calendars, and cultures of the consortium members.

Essential Duties Include:

•Support the Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) of EcoLeague consortium members in developing strategic goals, setting priorities, and planning and implementing joint programs of the consortium. This function includes convening and supporting periodic teleconferences of the CAOs; making recommendations to CAOs about new and existing programs; communicating action items to relevant staff at the member colleges; providing support to assist staff in completing the action items in timely fashion; monitoring, assessing and improving programs; and organizing an annual retreat.
•Coordinate the EcoLeague student exchange program. This function includes helping consortium members to market and promote student exchanges; establishing protocols in consultation with consortium members for efficient management of the exchange program; communicating with staff and students of the consortium members to facilitate student exchanges; coordinating assistance for participating students; and resolving problems quickly and effectively to assure successful operation of the program.
•Support admissions staff of the EcoLeague consortium members in planning and implementing joint student recruitment and marketing efforts. This function includes convening and supporting periodic teleconferences of admissions staff; assisting with logistical arrangements for admissions events; helping with creation and distribution of materials for events; and assisting with collection of information for assessment of outcomes of joint admissions activities.
•Support EcoLeague faculty representatives in promoting teaching and research collaborations across the EcoLeague colleges. This function includes convening and supporting periodic teleconferences of the faculty representatives; making recommendations for enhancing collaborations; providing assistance to facilitate collaborations; and administering a small grant fund.
•Develop and manage communication channels for sharing information among internal and external EcoLeague audiences. This includes managing and developing content for the EcoLeague website and social media; promoting and monitoring a listserv; and developing and implementing mechanisms to make information about curricula, course schedules, faculty research and teaching interests, and campus resources of the EcoLeague colleges more accessible to students and faculty.
•Support the CAOs in seeking and securing external funding for EcoLeague programs. This function includes researching and identifying potential funding sources; convening and coordinating teams to write grant applications; managing submission of grant applications; and performing grant administration tasks.
•Maintain financial records for the EcoLeague. This function includes developing proposed budgets for approval by CAOs; monitoring expenditures; and preparing financial reports.

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and 1 or more years of work experience in higher education or similar work settings are required. A graduate degree and work experience related to environmental or sustainability education are preferred.

Desired capabilities include:
•Highly self-directed individual who is well organized and is able to set priorities, solve problems, adapt to changing needs and manage time efficiently with limited supervision.
•Strong collaboration skills for successful coordination of activities that engage diverse people and multiple offices or institutions in higher education or other setting.
•Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong listening skills.
•Strong meeting facilitation skills.
•High degree of comfort with a variety of software applications for teleconferences and video conferences, sharing documents, creating and maintaining websites, desktop publishing, word processing and financial record keeping.
•Availability to travel in June for 3-day annual retreat.

A valid Driver's Licence is required. Employees (operators) must have been in possession of a valid operator’s license for not less than three (3) years and the license must have been in good standing without interruption during that time period.NoSuccessful candidate will also be required to complete ACT 153 ClearanceNoThis position is considered "Emergency Staff." As such they may be required to report to work even when the college is closed or is operating under a delayed start.NoPhysical Demands Work Schedule

Advertised Work Schedule

Flexible part-time work schedule with most hours worked between 9 am and 5 pm, M – F.

Number of hours/dayFlexibleNumber of hours/week25Proposed Start Date07/29/2019 Posting Detail Information

Posting DateOpen Until FilledYesClosing DateApplication Review Begin Date06/24/2019Is this a Temporary Position?NoFull-Time/Part-TimePart TimeIf Full-Time, please specifyNot ApplicableIf Part-Time, please specify11 month part-timeEEO/Diversity Statement

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Craigslist
    • CASE (Council for Advancement & Support of Education)
    • Consortium for Faculty Diversity
    • Employee Referral
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    • Newspaper/publication
    • Patriot News
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    • Referral from Dickinson staff, faculty, friend or family member
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    • Other
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    • Another College website
    • HERC
    • Academic Careers
  2. * Have you worked at a college or university? In what capacity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience or education that is closely related to environmental or sustainability education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * List three skills that you possess that would enable you to succeed in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
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  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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    Posted: 5/23/2019
    Application Due: 7/28/2019
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