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Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Outdoor Education

Earlham College
Earlham College - Richmond, IN, 47374

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Job Location: Earlham College - Richmond, IN

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Job Category: Administrative

The Post Baccalaureate Fellowship is a one semester (4-5 month) full-time, salaried position for the Spring 2023 semester. The fellow is supervised by the Director of the Center for Environmental Leadership and works collaboratively with faculty and staff in Student Life, Residence Life, Public Safety, Athletics and Wellness Center, and other EPIC Centers.

This position is designed to provide a recent college graduate with programming and managerial experience in a college outdoor education program setting.

Specific duties will include:

  • Teach EDUC/AWPE 221 Outdoor Trip Leadership course
  • Plan and teach 7 class sessions
  • Mentor teaching assistant
  • Plan and lead a 7-9 day expedition training trip over spring break
  • Collaborate with faculty member accompanying the trip
  • Supervision and coordination of student-taught outdoor-based wellness/education classes
  • Meet with student instructors at beginning of semester to review roles
  • Monitor Moodle for participation, intervene when needed
  • Review evaluations with leaders/managers at middle and end of course
  • Oversee and mentor the Outdoor Education Student Staff, including the following:
  • Program Assistant
  • Meet weekly
  • Plan trainings & special events
  • Managers (Program Assistant, House Convenor, Club Convenor, Bike Share, Climbing Wall, Gear Room, Outdoor Activities)
  • Meet monthly
  • Discuss program goals, staff development, collaboration opportunities
  • Area staff (Bike Share Mechanics, Gear Room Staff, Wall Staff, Outdoor Activities Facilitators)
  • Provide trainings
  • Assist with management
  • Manage Outdoor Education (OE) social media presence, promote activities and rentals
  • Serve as the faculty advisor for the OE Applied Minor, OE House, and Outdoors Club
  • Promote and manage registration for August Wilderness 2023
  • Serve as the Earlham/SOLO liaison for WFR/WFA; promote and manage registration
  • Participate in Center for Environmental Leadership weekly meetings and semester events
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications/Experience:

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in environmental studies/science, sustainability, outdoor education/recreation, or a related field
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, have excellent interpersonal communication skills, and work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience supervising and/or leading students preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Prior experience working in outdoor ed, and/or peer education programs preferred.
  • Applicant must be available from January-May 2023. Exact contract dates will be negotiated.
  • To Apply:

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials through the Earlham Careers Portal:

    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • List of 3 References with Contact Information

    Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

    Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

    Earlham’s Work Authorization Policy

    Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.


    Working at Earlham College

    Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

    • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
    • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
    • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
    • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
    • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
    • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
    • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
    • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.
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