Position Detail

Director of R.W. Kern Educational Program and Outreach

Date Posted: 11/29/2017
Type/Department:Administrator in Physical Plant
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a director of R.W. Kern educational program and outreach.  This is a three-year, grant-funded position with possibility of continuation dependent on future funding.

The director of R.W. Kern educational program and outreach will report to the director of facilities, and will work closely with campus stakeholders, including staff, faculty and students, to support the creation and implementation of educational programs and outreach efforts that highlight the innovative sustainability features of the R.W. Kern Center. A key element of these efforts is to communicate and demonstrate sustainable operations, architectural designs, and construction practices to four audiences: the building community, our campus community, insitutitions of higher education, and the world. The Kern director will also provide support for various on-campus sustainability initiatives, including the Environmental Committee. 

The Kern director will work to foster and build relationships across Hampshire College and with other higher education and sustainability institutions and organizations. The Kern director will document the planning process, goals, and accomplishments of the R.W. Kern Center and will communicate these to the target audiences through a variety of avenues, including social media and other virtual platforms, campus events, sustainable building gatherings, and higher education sustainability contexts.  This position holds supervisory responsibilities.

A master’s degree or equivalent related experience and three years of experience in building sustainability and program development is required. Successful candidate will possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, as well as proficiency with appropriate project management software and social media.  The director will have extensive decision-making skills, ability to work with teams to establish and achieve short- and long-term goals, and skill to integrate qualitative and quantitative data.  Ideal candidate must be able to work independently and  prioritize work across multiple time scales.  The director will identify areas for improvement and implement change and/or suggest possible solutions to the director of facilities and other college administration.  Qualified candidate must have a strong understanding of sustainability and building management systems which is regularly updated through professional development. An ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This three year, full time benefited position holds a grade 6 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.