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Coordinator of Sustainability Education, Central College – Iowa

Organization: Central College

Position Title: Coordinator of Sustainability Education

Location: Pella, Iowa

Dates: This is a 12-month administrative appointment reporting to the Director of Sustainability Education with broad responsibilities in sustainability education at Central College.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America that began in 1916. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.

For decades Central College has been a regional leader in sustainability education, a value that is integrated into the fabric of student experience and includes a graduation requirement for all students in global sustainability.   A developmental learning goal for all students, to learn and foster habits of sustainability, is intentionally integrated across the campus. Central has received national recognition as a “green” campus and for multiple LEED-certified buildings that are also used as educational tools for students.  The commitment of faculty, students, and staff is deep and long standing.

Responsibilities: Working closely with the Director of Sustainability Education, the Coordinator of Sustainability Education will be instrumental in the coordination of sustainability education initiatives across campus.  A key contact for students, faculty, and staff, the Coordinator will support sustainable initiatives by planning logistics of key events and workshops, facilitating planning and tracking of student activities related to sustainability education, interface and connect with other offices, and assist in outcomes assessment for individual projects. The Coordinator will have the opportunity to support current and emerging sustainability-related activities such as work with the organic garden, sustainable food sourcing, course-based student projects, collaborative research, and sustainable operations.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a field broadly connected to sustainability and a demonstrated commitment to sustainable values.  Also required are excellent interpersonal and public relations skills and ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff.  The successful candidate will have database experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office and strong organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and share our commitment to the value and mission of a liberal arts education.

How to Apply: Please submit the Central College Employment Application, your letter of interest including the names of three references, and an updated resume.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at the Central College career page.

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