EnvironMentors Program Coordinator/Facilitator

Chatham University Published: April 19, 2023
Gibsonia, PA
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Education / Outreach / Advocacy
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Chatham University runs a chapter of the EnvironMentors program from the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE).

From GCSE: "EnvironMentors is a national college access program with a mission to mentor and motivate high school students from communities underrepresented in the sciences as they plan and conduct environmental research and acquire skills that will allow them to build careers and become more active stewards of their communities and the environment."

Position Overview

The Eden Hall Campus K-12 Program is seeking one part time professional to work 10 hours per week or two part time professionals to work 5 hours per week each, to be the main program coordinator and facilitator at the Westinghouse Academy site in Homewood.

The EnvironMentors Program Coordinator/Facilitator job is part time, temporary position lasting from late September 2022 through mid- June 2023 (38 weeks total, including unpaid vacation weeks when school is on break).

More info on EnvironMentors from GCSE can be found online at: https://www.gcseglobal.org/environmentors with more on Chatham's chapter https://www.chatham.edu/edenhall/k12/EnvironMentors.cfm

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at: https://www.chatham.edu/mission-and-values/diversity-and-inclusion/index.html.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Eden Hall K-12 Education Coordinator to recruit 10-15 high school students to participate at your site.
  • Recruit one university faculty, student or staff mentor, or community member mentor for each student participant.
  • Coordinate logistics for 3-4 in person meetings per month (usually held weekly) over the course of the school year with your site's Teacher Liaison.
  • Teach workshop content using curriculum provided by GCSE and Chatham University during weekly sessions at one (5 hours per week) or both (10 hours per week) of the below sites for the duration of the school year (September through mid- June). Must be available at least one day per week during time frames TBD by Teacher Liaison and student availability, which include program set-up, clean-up and debrief time.
  • Support high school students through conducting a community connected research project as individuals or in groups of 2+ based on science or social science topics.
  • Co-plan an end of year showcase for students at all Chatham chapter program sites to share their work with peers, parents, mentors and project stakeholders.
  • Respond to communications from the EnvironMentors national office and Chatham collaborators in a timely manner.
  • Participate in post-season debriefs, evaluation activities, program building and networking sessions organized by GCSE and Chatham.
  • Organize at least two in person field experiences over the program year for students and mentors.
  • Keep and submit all required data, including pre/post tests, mentor contact hours, attendance, documents and three quarterly reports to GCSE.
  • Act as liaison between various partners involved at the site, which includes but is not limited to Westinghouse Academy and Chatham University


  • Comfort with conducting research projects, including familiarity with the scientific method and/or social science research methods.
  • Confidence speaking and coordinating with both high schoolers and community-based adult mentors.
  • Cultural competence and a high degree of personal understanding of your own race identity. This program is designed for students historically underrepresented in the sciences. Most, if not all, high school-aged participants and community-based mentors will be BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
  • Child Clearances, including PA Criminal History Report, PA Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Criminal History Report, which can be obtained upon hiring if needed.
  • Ability to get to program sites and Chatham's Shadyside Campus (for program supply pick-up) by car or bus.
  • Curiosity and knowledge about environmental justice topics preferred.
  • Experience or residence in the school district you are applying to coordinate preferred.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should click "Apply on Company Website" below and follow the instructions to complete the application process.
  • Please specify which site(s) you are applying to coordinate in your cover letter.
  • All documents should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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