The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The EcoLeague Coordinator supports the programs and activities of a consortium of six small liberal arts colleges that are committed to bio-regional education for sustainability. Programs and activities supported by the Coordinator include a student exchange program, faculty collaborations for teaching and research, joint efforts of admissions offices to recruit students and sharing ideas, information and practices for the benefit of the consortium members. Performance of these functions requires effective communication and direct interaction with academic deans, senior admissions officers, faculty members, staff and students of the six member colleges. The Coordinator must be able to work with a high degree of independence, set priorities, manage time to perform a variety of tasks, resolve problems with minimal supervision and navigate the different cultures of the member colleges.
Essential Duties Include
Coordinate the EcoLeague student exchange program. This function includes helping member schools to market and promote student exchanges, establishing protocols in consultation with member schools, communicating information about exchange students with registrars and other relevant staff at the member schools, providing information about the exchange program, assisting participating students and quickly and effectively resolving problems to assure successful operation of the program.
Support the Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) of EcoLeague member colleges in planning, implementing and monitoring joint programs of the consortium. This function includes convening and supporting monthly teleconferences of the CAOs, organizing an annual retreat, making recommendations to CAOs about new and existing programs, communicating action items to relevant staff at the member colleges, providing support to assist those staff in completing the action items in timely fashion, monitoring progress and communicating progress to the CAOs.
Support admissions staff of the EcoLeague member colleges in planning and implementing joint efforts that leverage the EcoLeague consortium for recruiting prospective students and marketing the member colleges. This function includes convening and supporting periodic teleconferences of admissions directors, assisting with logistical arrangements for admissions events and helping with creation of materials for events.
Support EcoLeague faculty representatives in promoting teaching and research collaborations among faculty across the EcoLeague colleges. This function includes convening and supporting periodic teleconferences of the faculty representatives, making recommendations for enhancing collaborations, administering a small grant fund and following through on action items as decided and requested by the faculty representatives.
Develop and manage communication platforms for sharing information among internal and external EcoLeague audiences. This includes updating and further developing the EcoLeague website, developing and implementing a social media strategy, promoting and monitoring a listserv and developing and implementing mechanisms to make accessible information about curricula, course schedules, faculty research and teaching interests and campus resources of the EcoLeague colleges.
Maintain financial records for the EcoLeague, monitor expenditures, help prepare financial reports and make recommendations about budget allocations.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter that explains your qualifications for and interests in the position along with a resume. Include the names and contact information for two references in your cover letter.
Department: Center for Sustainability Education
A bachelor's degree and 1 or more years of work experience in higher education or similar work settings are required. A graduate degree and work experience related to environmental or sustainability education are preferred.
Desired capabilities include:
Highly self-directed individual who is well organized and is able to set priorities, solve problems, adapt to changing needs and manage time efficiently with limited supervision.
Strong collaboration skills for successful coordination of activities that engage diverse people and multiple offices or institutions in higher education or other setting.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong listening skills.
Strong meeting facilitation skills.
High degree of comfort with a variety of software applications for collaborative online work, teleconferences and video conferences, creating and maintaining websites, desktop publishing, word processing and financial record keeping.
Availability to travel for 3- to 5-day annual retreat, typically between March and June.
Internal Number: 5655
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.