Director of R.W. Kern Educational Program and Outreach
December 1, 2017
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a director of R.W. Kern educational program and outreach. This is a three-year, grant-funded position with possibility of continuation dependent on future funding.
The director of R.W. Kern educational program and outreach will report to the director of facilities, and will work closely with campus stakeholders, including staff, faculty and students, to support the creation and implementation of educational programs and outreach efforts that highlight the innovative sustainability features of the R.W. Kern Center. A key element of these efforts is to communicate and demonstrate sustainable operations, architectural designs, and construction practices to four audiences: the building community, our campus community, insitutitions of higher education, and the world. The Kern director will also provide support for various on-campus sustainability initiatives, including the Environmental Committee.
The Kern director will work to foster and build relationships across Hampshire College and with other higher education and sustainability institutions and organizations. The Kern director will document the planning process, goals, and accomplishments of the R.W. Kern Center and will communicate these to the target audiences through a variety of avenues, including social media and other virtual platforms, campus events, sustainable building gatherings, and higher education sustainability contexts. This position holds supervisory responsibilities.
A master’s degree or equivalent related experience and three years of experience in building sustainability and program development is required. Successful candidate will possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, as well as proficiency with appropriate project management software and social media. The director will have extensive decision-making skills, ability to work with teams to establish and achieve short- and long-term goals, and skill to integrate qualitative and quantitative data. Ideal candidate must be able to work independently and prioritize work across multiple time scales. The director will identify areas for improvement and implement change and/or suggest possible solutions to the director of facilities and other college administration. Qualified candidate must have a strong understanding of sustainability and building management systems which is regularly updated through professional development. An ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This three year, full time benefited position holds a grade 6 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Internal Number: 621
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.