Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College seeks a Communications Specialist to support and coordinate the organization’s public communications efforts. This position is responsible for developing and managing content, including written, web-based and in-person with the goal of increasing public awareness, understanding and appreciation of Merry Lea and all of its programs. Candidates must be proficient in communicating with a wide variety of audiences in writing and orally. Must be collaborative and detail-oriented. Familiarity with the pedagogical approach to environmental education and the ecosystems of Northern Indiana is preferred. This is an full time, exempt position, requiring a bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Marketing or a related field or equivalent education and experience.
*The hiring director requests that all applicants include a writing sample on “a natural science topic geared toward the general public”.
Any questions regarding this position should be directed in email to: [email protected].How to Apply:
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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to [email protected]
- Complete and submit the online Staff Application Form
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample on a natural science topic geared toward the general public
- List of three professional references with contact information
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (574) 535-7111
Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.
The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit. Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at goodofgoshen.com.