Environmental Leadership Lab Director

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:00pm


West Greenwich, RI
United States

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Job Description:


  • $3,650/two-week session (single and multiple sessions are currently available)
  • In-person training at Brown University in spring 2018 (transportation provided)
  • Academic session dates: July 1 - 12, 2018 and July 15 – 26, 2018
  • Staff training and debrief including: June 28 – July 1, July 13, and July 27, 2018
  • Staff video conference in late spring 2018
  • A short-term health insurance plan for dates employed (if no health insurance otherwise)
  • Housing in a private room at the Whispering Pines Conference Center
  • Three meals per day and snacks
  • One day off per session and designated break times throughout each session


It is impossible for each person on our team to fulfill everything on this list so we aim to build well-balanced and diverse staff teams. However, a successful candidate will meet some combination of the following criteria.

  • Experience living/working in a residential program
  • Excited to facilitate and debrief learning outside a classroom
  • Fluent in environmental justice and social justice conversations
  • Highly self-aware and able to identify and articulate self-care needs
  • First aid certification, wilderness first aid, and/or wilderness first responder


  • Enthusiasm for environmental science and/or studies
  • Love for educating and mentoring young people
  • Positive, can-do attitude with the proven ability to follow through on responsibilities
  • Strong work ethic, sense of initiative, and resourcefulness
  • Ability to supervise, delegate, and empower diverse students and staff
  • Enjoyment of time outdoors including exposure to various temperatures, occasional rain, and humidity
  • Ability to maintain energy, humor, and enthusiasm in demanding work environments
  • Excellent team leader and ability to build trust within a small staff team
  • Emotional maturity with excellent communication and leadership skills, including comfort with public speaking
  • Adaptability to schedule changes and flexibility with unforeseen challenges
  • Openness and ability to both give and receive feedback
  • Professional communication skills with multiple audiences: students, their families, and SPS staff
  • Experience responding to and deescalating crises, resolving conflicts, and staying calm under pressure
  • Experience managing risk and making educated decisions regarding the health and safety of a group in a variety of contexts
  • Ability to push, pull, lift, etc. 20 pounds unassisted and to stand outdoors for 2 hours at a time
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive learning environments with youth
  • Role model behavior, exercising good judgement at all times
  • Master’s degree received or in progress
  • At least 2 years of work experience with minors
  • Finalists will receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check

Please see link for full job description: https://precollege.brown.edu/docs/BELL%20Rhode%20Island%20On%20Site%20Director.pdf

How to Apply:

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 26 until the positions are filled. Please email Jane Diener (jane_diener@brown.edu) with your application (including a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references).