Project and Outreach Coordinator

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Patrick & Marcelle Leahy Center for the Environment at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for the position of Project and Outreach Coordinator. The Project and Outreach Coordinator position is the core of our leadership team in the Center for the Environment (C4E) and serves as the hub for our short-term and long-range program development and implementation.

This role serves as the administrative coordinator and workflow manager supporting implementation, promotion, collaboration, and program development relating to environmental strategies, projects, and goals of the C4E – particularly as they interface with the student experience and success on campus. The Project and Outreach Coordinator works with the director for the Center to establish systems and practices related to compliance with college, state, and/or federal policies and practices. This includes supporting the management of financial resources, compliance reporting, and compliance review when necessary. This position works with the assistant directors and director to plan, coordinate, implement, manage, and assess co-academic programming of the Center, which spans the academic and residential lives of our students and require a multi-functional skill set to communicate with a diverse set of stakeholders.

This position is responsible for the day-to-day work of the Center’s student employment team, assigning and carrying out many of our maintenance, education, and outreach tasks, and providing guidance and feedback to the student employees. This role collaborates extensively with all areas of the college to foster environmental sustainability knowledge, experiences, actions, and social justice that promotes a commitment to long-term sustainability understanding and action. The Project and Outreach Coordinator acts as a liaison between the the Center and admissions, marketing, and career education departments.

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.

For a full job description, please click here. This position is made possible by grant funding until fiscal year 2026.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.


Applicants must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental field required
    1-3 years’ experience in educational program delivery, outreach, project management, and community development
  • Training and experience in the field of thinking in systems with skills to work across cross-functional/divisional/disciplinary areas of higher education
  • Experience with technology including Microsoft, Oracle, Colleague, Course management applications, online learning, and career development platforms preferred
  • Program development and implementation particularly in educational environments
  • Creative collaboration and collective impact philosophies
  • The ability to successfully pass driving record check. For criteria please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a driving record and background check.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter that includes a statement articulating your skills and experience applying the concepts and frameworks of thinking in systems to coordinate and implement projects of a multi-functional co-academic program with a range of stakeholders from senior administrators to students and alumni that results in an equitable and inclusive process and outcomes
  • Please provide contact information for three (3) references

For full consideration, please submit application materials by January 2, 2024. The position remains open until filled.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.

Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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