Program Coordinator - Conservation Leadership
As an academic department at Colorado State University we conduct research in the area of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) and prepare students for careers in conservation leadership and tourism.
This area of study focuses on understanding and attending to the needs and values of humans, human society, and culture as they relate to the natural environment. HDNR is one of the few programs in the United States that offers a comprehensive bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral program. It also has a fast growing entrepreneurial program that offers degrees and certificates in tourism through online offerings.
This position will serve a leadership role in the administration and support of the Conservation Leadership through Learning (CLTL) graduate program in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department. CLTL is a cohort-based, applied program that aims to equip students with higher level skills and knowledge to create meaningful conservation impact around the world.
This position will coordinate delivery and support of the program to approximately 20-25 students annually, including: day to day management, community-building and as-needed trouble-shooting; coordination of co-curricular activities (e.g., field trips, panel sessions, workshops) during the Fall and Spring semesters with other CLTL program faculty; co-instruction of a leadership course in the Fall semester to integrate team-building and self-awareness activities; design and implementation of promotional strategies to attract applicants; communication with prospective students; coordination with on-campus offices to prepare students for capstone projects and degree completion; oversight of the application process and monitoring applicant progress; oversight of general communication about the program, including on social media and program website; collaboration with faculty on evaluation about the effectiveness of the program; leadership to prepare students for capstone projects, and monitoring student capstone progress; and; supervise 1-2 work study students.
Required Job Qualifications
- A Master’s degree in a conservation social science
- At least three years’ experience teaching and supporting students, preferably in a higher education setting
- Demonstrated ability to manage details with field trips, workshops, trainings or similar events
- Skills for evaluating program outcomes
- Prior experience in designing and implementing communication and advertising plans
- At least three years’ experience working for or in partnership with conservation practitioners
- Prior experience contributing effectively on collaborative teams
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Prior experience arranging high impact field experiences for students
- Experience in work setting of a large university
- Familiarity with conservation leadership skills and principles
- Excellent written communication skills
- Prior academic training and/or work experience in topics relevant to the Conservation Leadership Through Learning curriculum
- Potential to design strategies that attract diverse students to the CLTL program
- Experience maintaining websites which follow guidelines on accessibility (e.g., current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), and perform on all devices, including assistive technology
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please apply by 7/15/2018 with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume, a writing sample that demonstrates technical writing ability, and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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