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Executive Director and Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability, Western State Colorado University

Organization: Western State Colorado University

Position Title: Coldharbour Sustainable Living Center (CSLC) Executive Director and Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability

Location: Gunnison, Colorado

Dates and compensation: Start Date: July 1, 2015; Salary: 12-month salary is commensurate with qualifications, ranging from $50,000-$60,000. Funding for the CSLC teaching reassignment is for two years.

Application Deadline: May 26, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled

Responsbilities: Coldharbour responsibilities include entrepreneurial development and management of the CSLC mission as a “common ground” for environmental education, cold climate sustainability and resilient land management experiments on the 300-acre Coldharbour property, Energy Smart programming for homeowners, and Local Farms First high elevation food distribution.

Acting as a bridge between Coldharbour and Western environmental education efforts, responsibilities also include teaching two courses in the academic year in Western’s MEM and ENVS programs; recruiting, supervising, and mentoring two Clark Environmental Fellows per year to complete Coldharbour projects as their graduate work, potentially serving as mentoring master’s projects toward career opportunities; and teaching an environmental summer camp for youth and an intensive residency for all MEM students each summer. Successful candidates would teach MEM courses in environmental organizational development and applied sustainability, using Coldharbour as a learning laboratory for the MEM and ENVS programs. Responsibilities also include: facilitating community partners across the region to advance the missions of CSLC and Western’s Center for Environment & Sustainability; and university service and professional activity.

Qualifications: Masters-level candidates with excellent organizational leadership and teaching skills. Preference given to applicants with Executive Director or organizational leadership experience and candidates with Ph.D.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to:

  • entrepreneurial approaches to organizational development and fundraising
  • collaboration among diverse stakeholder groups
  • interdisciplinary environmental problem-solving, focused on sustainable living
  • experiential and environmental education
  • online and blended learning
  • excellence in teaching and project/professional mentoring

How to Apply: To apply, please go to and use our online application (open the position announcement, scroll up the page and select the “apply” link).
Required attachments to your online application include a letter of application outlining your interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

In addition, send three letters of recommendation to:

MEM/Coldharbour Search Committee
Western State Colorado University
Taylor Hall 303
600 N. Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231

Or have three letters of recommendation emailed to Erica Boucher at [email protected] .

Please refer all questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Hausdoerffer ([email protected]). Screening of applications will begin May 26, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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