Environmental Leadership Lab Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:00pm


West Greenwich, RI
United States

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Job Description:


  • Gross stipend of $3,200 per two-week session (single and multiple sessions are currently available)
  • 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
  • Academic session dates: July 1 – 12 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
  • 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 use the outdoors as a classroom (e.g. fields, forests, coasts)
  • Fluent in environmental justice and social justice conversations
  • 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
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and comfortable taking initiative without direct supervision
  • Highly self-aware and able to identify and articulate self-care needs


  • Expertise and 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 assignments
  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to work with diverse students and staff
  • Enjoyment of time outdoors, including exposure to various temperatures, occasional rain, and humidity
  • Able to maintain energy, humor, and enthusiasm in demanding work environments
  • Excellent team player and able to build trust within a small staff team
  • Emotionally mature with excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Adaptable to schedule changes and flexible with unforeseen challenges
  • Open and able to both give and receive feedback
  • At least one year of experience teaching environmental science (or similar content) and/or facilitating informal environmental science education for high school students
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Ability to push, pull, lift, etc. 20 pounds unassisted and to stand outdoors for 2 hours at a time
  • Certified in CPR, First-aid, and/or Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder
  • Master’s degree and/or at least 2 years of work experience in a field of environmental studies or science
  • 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%20Instructor.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).