Program Coordinator, Frost Center for the Environment and Environmental Studies Department

Wellesley, MA

Position Title: Professional Outdoor Instructor

Organization: Frost Center for the Environment and Environmental Studies Department

Location: Wellesley, MA

Position Overview: The Frost Center for the Environment and the Environmental Studies Department at Wellesley are committed to cultivating a diverse, innovative, and collaborative community across the liberal arts, galvanizing generations of Wellesley students to be the teachers, researchers, activists, and storytellers who will shape a more just and inclusive environmental future.

The Program Coordinator will work with the Faculty Director, Student Ambassadors, and other community stakeholders to plan and implement annual programming for the Frost Center for the Environment. They will work with the Faculty Director to build relationships with other academic centers and programs on campus and in the broader community. They will also serve as the program coordinator for the Environmental Studies department, working with the Chair of ES to provide curricular and administrative support and advise students in relation to their academic program and career/internship opportunities in partnership with Career Education.

The hiring committee especially encourages applications from candidates who can help foster a more just and inclusive approach to environmental education. The Program Coordinator will be expected to work on-site 4 days/wk.


  • Program planning and implementation for Frost Center and ES (including coordinating weekly Green Gatherings)
  • Administrative support for Frost Center and ES (including budgeting)
  • Advising/mentoring students on environmental programming, internship, and career opportunities in partnership with Career Education; building community around environmental issues
  • Supervising Student Ambassadors, ES student workers, and acting as liason for Practitioner-Fellows    
  • Communicating and coordinating with Alumnae  

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises Student Ambassadors

Basic Qualifications

  • ​Bachelors degree in a related field preferred; 2 Years of experience in academic or institutional program support and development.

Skills and Abilities

  • The role requires outstanding communication and management skills, and the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects with collaborators that include students, faculty, staff, and external practitioners. It requires imaginative planning abilities to develop innovative programming to support the Center’s mission.

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins August 1

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.