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Program Coordinator, Dept. of Environmental Studies Mount Holyoke College – Massachusetts

Organization:  Department of Environmental Studies Mount Holyoke College

Position Title: Program Coordinator for the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program

Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Position is available immediately and start date is negotiable. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience ($48,000 – $60,000 per year).

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 27, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Description: This proposal is for a Program Coordinator to help with the management and coordination of the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program (REP). The program coordinator will organize and manage all aspects of the REP, including support of the research, community outreach, restoration practice, curriculum to career, and administrative components of the REP. In addition to program management, duties may include data management, analysis, and interpretation, campus-based research activities, grant writing, collaboration on REP publications, and coordination of student internships and programs.

Responsibilities: May Include: Outreach • Coordinate the Restoration Scholars Summer Program (free restoration-based education program for high school girls from neighboring cities). • Coordinate REP-related Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE) programs • Advertise and coordinate tours to the REP sites • Coordinate the REP Booth at the S. Hadley Farmer’s Market • Produce publications on the REP program • Maintain REP Website and Facebook Page • Share in creative design of outreach materials, including project site signage • Carry out program marketing and outreach. Recruit students to the program via campus visits and presentations in courses. Research • Contribute to design and maintenance of REP research projects • Maintain database of REP projects • Maintain record of research projects (e.g., dates, their findings, next steps and follow-up ideas) • Manage summer student hiring, payroll, housing, and other administrative tasks. • Coordinate summer student social programing • Manage purchasing by faculty and students • Support REP research equipment and supply orders • Manage an annual student research symposium, including abstract submission and invitations to attendees. • Coordinate student small-grant program (student peer-review of small restoration-based research and/or project grants). • Build database of restoration projects in the area, noting their potential as research sites. Restoration Practice • Participate in the planning and implementation of on-campus restoration projects • Communicate with collaborating agencies regarding funding and coordinated projects o e.g., manage proposals, communication, and follow-through letters and legalities of funding from mitigation agreements • Contribute to independent and collaborative grant-writing, sometimes with local partner organizations e.g., attend local restoration meetings as the MHC REP representative. Determine what role MHC REP can/should play Curriculum to Career • Independently research and assess internships possibilities and communications with scientists and/or practitioners at various projects to maximize internship opportunities for students, through e-mail, phone-calls, and occasional site visits. • Publicize awards for summer internships and other research opportunities, manages applications, assesses appropriate matches between applicants and internship opportunities and recommends placements. • Advise students regarding finding information about internships, jobs, and graduate study. • Maintain program databases, including student internship and certificate applications, prospective internships sites, field experiences, and program curriculum. Administrative • Arrange and co-conduct meetings of the faculty steering committee. • Develop and manage annual budget and provide periodic financial reporting for Director. • Research and maintain database on restoration people and activities in the region. • Help write and submit grants to support program • REP relationships with locals teaching, researching, and/or practicing restoration. • Research and draft annual report for editing and review by Director; co-write final draft. • Hire, train, and supervise student workers as required. • Other duties as assigned


  • Postgraduate degree in related field of science. Demonstrated knowledge of restoration ecology and/or environmental science is advantageous but not required. • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with diverse populations • Ability to work productively and creatively with minimal supervision • Proficiency with data management, website management, and use of Microsoft office. • Strong commitment to promoting and developing the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program.

How to Apply: Interested persons should send a curriculum vita, cover letter, and names and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Kate Ballantine via the following website:

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