PLEASE NOTE: This search will not begin until JANUARY 2014.
Due to the volume of materials received, only finalists will be contacted after that time.
NOTE: This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees supervised. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level or difficulty.
Summary: This position advances the School’s efforts in the area of environmental stewardship and develops, coordinates and supports efforts to promote environmental stewardship as an ethical responsibility of all constituencies of the School community. The person in this position is also expected to teach two core courses in an academic discipline, advise in a residence, and either coach or work with students in a similar capacity in the afternoons.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; others may be assigned at any time at the discretion of the employee’s supervisor.
• Develop and maintain a program, and implement initiatives, designed to reduce the negative impacts that St. Paul’s operations and practices have on the natural environment.
• Work closely with the School’s Chaplaincy to incorporate and further its needs and expectations into the environmental stewardship program.
• Teach, both formally and informally, members of the SPS community to value and practice a sustainable lifestyle.
• Coordinate with the Facilities department to encourage that environmentally-responsible actions are realized in the day-to-day life at the School.
• Develop, implement, administer, document, and communicate comprehensive School-wide programs that promote sustainability (for example: resource conservation, recycling, and waste reduction).
• Develop measurable data, and monitor and report program performance.
• Be a resource for students in matters of sustainability, and serve as advisor to the Eco-Action Club.
• Partner with the School’s faculty to establish and maintain connections between the SPS environmental stewardship efforts and the broader ethical and spiritual motivations driving those efforts. Lead initiatives to integrate “green” themes into the SPS curriculum and provide support for teachers seeking to introduce sustainability topics into classrooms.
• Initiate and coordinate the use of speakers, competitions, and other events designed to increase School awareness of sustainability.
• Serve as chair of the Environmental Stewardship Committee.
• Represent SPS while interacting with other institutions and sustainability-related organizations.
• Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory responsibilities: None
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related field strongly preferred.
• 2+ years of experience in the environmental field.
• 2+ years of teaching experience preferred.
• Excellent communication skills, including technical writing.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work.
• Proficiency with standard office software; including word processing (Word preferred), spreadsheets (Excel preferred), presentation skills, database software, and interoffice messaging (Outlook preferred).
• Ability to motivate others who are not direct reports.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Charismatic personality with ability to create enthusiasm in the various elements of the SPS community.
• Driver’s license.
The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- ability to routinely meet with individuals in various locations, both on and off the SPS campus
- use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls
- talk, including use of telephone
- normal vision
- driving a vehicle.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
St. Paul’s School is a completely residential, co-educational secondary school in Concord, NH, affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming to all faiths. The School aggressively seeks applications form candidates who will promote a commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty.
Work time is split between a typical office and various locations and facilities throughout the School’s campus, and offsite locations. All faculty members at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, coaching (or the equivalent), committee work and other duties. The faculty maintains a lively interest in pedagogy and innovative uses of technology. As part of a residential boarding school, the candidate must embrace the St. Paul’s School boarding culture and be interested in working and living with adolescents.