EnvironMentors Program Coordinator/Facilitator - Woodland Hills & Sto-Rox

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    EnvironMentors Program Coordinator/Facilitator - Woodland Hills & Sto-Rox

    Chatham University runs a chapter of the EnvironMentors program from the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE). From GCSE: "EnvironMentors is a national college access program with a mission to mentor and motivate high school students from communities underrepresented in the sciences as they plan and conduct environmental research and acquire skills that will allow them to build careers and become more active stewards of their communities and the environment."

    The Eden Hall Campus K-12 Program is seeking one part-time professional to work 10 hours per week, or two part-time professionals to work 5 hours per week each, to be the main Program Coordinator and Facilitator at two sites:

    • Site 1: Woodland Hills School District/Braddock Youth Project
    • Site 2: Sto-Rox School District/Resilient Minds Youth Development.

    This is a part time, temporary, grant funded position lasting from late August/Early September 2022 through late May/early June 2023 (38 weeks total, including unpaid vacation weeks when school is on break).

    More info on EnvironMentors from GCSE can be found online at: https://www.gcseglobal.org/environmentors with more on Chatham's chapter at: https://www.chatham.edu/edenhall/k12/EnvironMentors.cfm

    Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the Eden Hall K-12 Education Coordinator to recruit 10-15 high school students to participate at your site (for all sites except Sto-Rox/Resilient Young Minds Development).
    • Recruit one university faculty, student or staff mentor, or community member mentor for each student participant.
    • Coordinate logistics for 3-4 in person meetings per month (usually held weekly) over the course of the school year with your site's Teacher Liaison.
    • Teach workshop content using curriculum provided by GCSE and Chatham University during weekly sessions at one (5 hours per week) or both (10 hours per week) of the below sites for the duration of the school year (September through late May/early June). Must be available at least one day per week during the following window(s), which include program set-up, clean-up and debrief time:
      • Site 1: Woodland Hills High School/Braddock Youth Project - must be available one day of the week between Monday and Thursday from 3:00-6:00pm
      • Site 2: Sto-Rox BlackTeaBrownSuga Network - must be available for 2 hours on Wednesdays between 2 and 6pm
    • Support high school students through conducting a community connected research project as individuals or in groups of 2+ based on science or social science topics.
    • Co-plan an end of year showcase for students at all Chatham chapter program sites to share their work with peers, parents, mentors and project stakeholders.
    • Respond to communications from the EnvironMentors national office and Chatham collaborators in a timely manner.
    • Participate in post-season debriefs, evaluation activities, program building and networking sessions organized by GCSE and Chatham.
    • Organize at least two in person field experiences over the program year for students and mentors.
    • Keep and submit all required data, including pre/post tests, mentor contact hours, attendance, documents and three quarterly reports to GCSE.
    • Act as liaison between various partners involved at each site, which for each site includes but is not limited to:
      • Site 1: Woodland Hills School District, Braddock Youth Project and Chatham University
      • Site 2: Resilient Minds Youth Development/Communities in Schools Pittsburgh-Allegheny County, BlackTeaBrownSuga Network Production Studios and Chatham University


    • Comfort with conducting research projects, including familiarity with the scientific method and/or social science research methods
    • Confidence speaking and coordinating with both high schoolers and community-based adult mentors
    • Cultural competence and a high degree of personal understanding of your own race identity. This program is designed for students historically underrepresented in the sciences. Most, if not all, high school-aged participants and community-based mentors will be BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
    • Child Clearances, including PA Criminal History Report, PA Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Criminal History Report, which can be obtained upon hiring if needed.
    • Ability to get to program sites and Chatham's Shadyside Campus (for program supply pick-up) by car or bus
    • Curiosity and knowledge about environmental justice topics preferred
    • Experience or residence in the school district you are applying to coordinate preferred

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process.

    Please specify which site(s) you are applying to coordinate in your cover letter.

    All documents should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application.

    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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    About Chatham

    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: health & sustainability; business & communication; and the arts & sciences. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’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 & Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Accreditation The University is accredited by the:

    · Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification Program

    · Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    · Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

    · American Chemical Society

    · American Psychology Association

    · Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    · Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    · Council for Interior Design Accreditation

    · Council on Social Work Education

    · International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

    · Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council


    Mission Statement Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

    Student Life Students at Chatham University immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. At Chatham University, you’ll find an academic and social environment where everyone, from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae/alumni networks to fellow students, cares about your future. The Office of Student Affairs at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of the campus community through a variety of programs and services. Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham University has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.

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