Environmental Leadership Lab Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, May 14, 2018, 5:00pm


West Greenwich, RI
United States

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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 May 14 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).