Sustainability Program Coordinator (#896)

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Sustainability Program Coordinator (#896)Date Posted:08/16/2019Type/Department:Staff in Miller Worley Center for the EnvironmentSearch Status:Search Is Open - Accepting ApplicationsApply Now:Would you like to apply for this position?

Mount Holyoke College seeks a full-time, permanent 11-month sustainability program coordinator to begin September 1, 2019. Salary $20 hour/37.5 hours per week depending on experience. Internal candidates preferred.

The College’s Strategic Plan identifies environmental sustainability as a strategic priority. In January 2018, the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College endorsed the overarching goals of the College’s recent 2017 Sustainability Task Force recommendations, including the goal of becoming a carbon neutral campus by 2037, its bicentennial. Other priority areas include food justice and sustainability, instilling sustainability as a core value across campus, and the Campus Living Laboratory. This position supports senior staff in developing strategies to achieve the College’s sustainability goals and to advance sustainability as a core value in all aspects of the campus including academic programs and research, campus planning and operations, and student opportunities.


Under the supervision of the Center Director, the Program Coordinator will:

  • Provide administrative and program support to the center staff related to sustainability.
  • Support center staff in maintaining the sustainability databases on campus resource use, creating data representations, and tracking sustainability progress.
  • Support the assistant director in conducting communications and marketing, including developing website and social media content, maintaining the Center’s website, google sites, social media accounts and other electronic resources, and coordinating with the Communications office to assemble and distribute professional-quality hardcopy materials.
  • Manage internship logistics for the Internship Coordinator, including maintaining records for student research and internship grants, and coordinating with the Advancement office and Career Development Center on biannual reporting to donors and preparation of an end-of-year report.
  • Hire, train, manage, and provide support to MWCE student workers and Eco-reps in coordination with the center director, associate director and other center staff.
  • Conduct other general office tasks, monitor budgets and related processes, organize and promote programs and events, draft materials, and provide general administrative support as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Certifications, Licensure)

  • We seek an energetic, hardworking and flexible individual who possesses excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Proven technological skills with a high level of proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office suite (especially Word and Excel), Google Apps and social media are required, as well as an aptitude for budget management.
  • Previous work experience in administrative support in a higher education office environment is highly desirable, and experience with Mount Holyoke College systems preferred.
  • Graphic design experience is desirable

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Certifications, Licensure)

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and abilities in his/her application materials:

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently on a wide variety of projects.
  • Ability to prioritize work duties, and demonstrate effective time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and transition quickly between projects to address specific situations, and to manage multiple, concurrent projects, and still meet strict deadlines.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good judgment in decision-making.
  • Excellent oral and written communication capacities, with experience creating communications as described above, and proofreading skills.
  • Strong human relations and interpersonal skills to maintain effective, professional, and cooperative working relationships with supervisors and coworkers, and all internal and external customers.
  • Ability to interact professionally and communicate in a clear and courteous manner with a diverse community of faculty, staff, alumnae, internship hosts, and students and to manage relationships and collaborate with other college departments and offices.




* Consistent with its obligations under the law, Mount Holyoke College will provide reasonable accommodation to candidates with an employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Special Instructions for Applicants

Apply online by application deadline (August 22, 2019). Application materials must include 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).

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.




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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 8/30/2019
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