Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives
The Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity as an entry-level Sustainability Coordinator. This is a two-year term position expected to begin in the late spring of 2021 and has a possibility of being extended for an additional year. The Coordinator will focus on running and expanding the Zilkha Center’s student programming and assisting the Director and Associate Director with communications and outreach especially targeting the student population. This position will work with existing student groups to plan and execute new student-focused programming. The Coordinator will implement components of the sustainability strategic plan in partnership with other campus stakeholders and the Zilkha team beginning with a focus on improving the college’s measurement of sustainability metrics. The Coordinator will also participate in other aspects of the department, but in a secondary role, to gain experience and knowledge.
Williams College and the Zilkha Center are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse student population to apply. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse community in their cover letter.
- Coordinate academic year and summer internship programming.
- Plan and execute Eco-Advisors, our academic year learning/project program
- Supervise some additional academic year interns and some of our summer interns
- Implement Root, our First Year Orientation Program, in partnership with staff in the Davis Center (Williams’ intercultural center), that focuses on sustainability, social identity, social justice and activism
- Utilize social media, both existing and emerging technologies, for communication and outreach purposes
- Coordinate with the Williams Record on new outreach campaigns focused primarily on students
- Manage and lead the ’66 Environmental Center building tours & kitchen trainings
- Facilitate student engagement and education through various methods including tabling in the student center
- Apply a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to all of the Center’s activities and operations
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with one or more of the following: environmental issues, social justice, activism, student programming, sustainable food and food justice, energy, climate change, communication and/or outreach. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. A driver’s license is not required but preferred.
For optimal consideration, please apply by January 17, 2021. Review of resumes will continue until the position is filled. Band 19.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.