Sustainability Fellow, Skidmore College – Saratoga Springs, NY
Organization: Skidmore College, The Office of Sustainable Skidmore
Job Title: Sustainability Fellow
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Hours and Compensation: Full time, $13-$15/hour
Position Dates: Start ASAP, Each position is a two year appointment, funded through the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
Application Deadline: Send in ASAP, reviews begin immediately and will remain open until position is filled.
Posted On: July 17th, 2012
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore’s faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.
The office of Sustainable Skidmore at Skidmore College seeks two full-time Sustainability Fellows. Each position is a two year appointment, funded through the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. The Fellows report to the Sustainability Coordinator and work closely with one another, the Coordinator for the Environmental Studies Program, managers within Facilities Services, Skidmore’s Campus Sustainability Committee, the student Sustainability Rep Program, the North Woods Stewards, the Environmental Action Club, and other constituencies on and off campus.
The Sustainability Fellow for Communication and Outreach will assist in managing communication internally and externally for the Sustainable Skidmore office. He/She will create and implement programs related to sustainability for students and employees, aid in sustainability assessment, build alumni connections, and manage the Sustainability Rep Program. The Fellow will have an excellent opportunity to make an impact both on the ongoing operations of the College, and, through communication and outreach activities, on the development of future leaders.
The Sustainability Fellow for Projects will assist in recruiting and managing student staff in the North Woods Stewards Program, the Skidmore Student Conservation Corps, composting, and other areas. He/she will create and carry out various educational events and programs related to sustainability, assist in planning related to land use management, and aid in sustainability assessment which includes collecting data for a greenhouse gas inventory and climate action plan. The Fellow will have an excellent opportunity to make an impact both on the ongoing operations of the College, and, through educational and planning activities, on the development of future leaders.
BA or BS, strong written and verbal skills, a creative approach to problem-solving, and comfort in working with students, faculty, and staff from across the College. The successful candidate should have skills in organizing and compiling information across a broad range of topics.
Experience with digital communication, online tools, and with designing and facilitating training programs, educational programs, and general event-planning in areas related to sustainability is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in sustainability programs in higher education, state or corporate sustainability offices, or nonprofit organizations, and to those candidates who have experience coordinating and facilitating meetings and programs with students. Candidates interested in the Sustainability Fellow for Projects should have experience with hands-on tasks such as composting and trail maintenance.
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