Program Coordinator & Lecturer-Environment & Climate Institute (ECI) Program

Colorado, United States
$51,000.00 - $51,000.00
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary 

This is a full-time, full-year Program Coordinator and Lecturer position in the Department of Environment & Sustainability. The position combines a half-time teaching and half-time program administration responsibilities, with a teaching load of 12-14 credits per year (6-7 credits each semester).  In addition to college-level teaching, this full-year position includes management of the ECI program, a year-long program providing high school students with a multidisciplinary experience steeped in environmental and climate-based education and hands-on experiences.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Desire to develop, manage execute an innovative year-long program   
  • Masters or PhD in Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, or a related Science or Education field with an environmental focus by May 31, 2021.  
  • Ability and interest to teach multiple courses in the Department of Environment and Sustainability and Department of Teacher Education or area of candidate’s expertise  
  • Experience with school-based partnerships or background in secondary teaching  
  • Knowledge of Knowledge of STEM pedagogies in secondary education including guiding academic standards such as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  
  • Ability to differentiate for learners with a wide range of diverse learning needs  
  • Experience as a project and/or program manager  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills  
  • Possession of high level organizational and communication skills  
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion  
  • Ability to create, refine, and implement systems and processes to improve operations  
  • Maintain and nurture both new and existing community partnerships   
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders in multiple contexts  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience in secondary education teaching and curriculum development  
  • Background work in diversity, equity, and inclusion in education or other fields  
  • Background in STEM fields related to environmental science and/or climate change  
  • Experience developing, designing, implementing and scaffolding professional development for secondary teachers  
  • Experience managing personal and/or external consultants  
  • Competency of project management software  

Major Responsibilities 

  • Teach concurrent college-level introductory environmental science courses for regional high school students in Environmental Science/Studies at Fort Lewis College  
  • Design and lead programming focused on hands-on, outdoor and experiential learning. Design, develop, and teach professional development workshops (including state credentialed sessions), lead field work projects, and manage experiential learning sessions as part of course load, including on weekends and as part of the year long program  
  • Organizing, scheduling and outreach regarding educational offerings. This will also include the full event management of the annual summer kick off event in early August.  
  • Consistent coordination with FLC’s administration, faculty, and staff  
  • Course scheduling, program management, coordinating mobile learning lab schedules, field work and managing external contractors  
  • Regularly track the program to accurately capture learnings and evaluate successes/lessons learned to constantly improve program offerings for students  
  • Act as the main point of contact for the program. This includes but is not limited to: students, high school teachers, FLC college mentors, external partners/consultants and the SW Collaborative  
  • Monitor workflows and activities of staff and partners as required for successful execution  
  • Work with the ECI team and the academic units on:  
  • Developing student success programming featuring a skills module  
  • Development of on-campus environmental laboratory  
  • Creation of coursework and Mobile Learning Lab (MLL) experience that tie directly to work-based learning opportunities (e.g. job shadowing, consulting, internships, and apprenticeships). The program has the end goal of skilled workforce entry and higher education matriculation, particularly to routes that stack to a degree in construction management.  
  • The program features hands-on outdoor learning, success coaching, peer mentorship, career exploration all of which will be a part of the position and affiliated hires  
  • Perform service-related activities within the department and the college.   
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success; work with broadly diverse communities.   
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508.   
  • Produce and remediate digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.   
  • Perform other duties as assigned.  

Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers).  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  


Salary is $51,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 


Application materials received by May 162021,  will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 

The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 

Equal Opportunity  

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. 

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Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? 

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator 

Molly Wieser 

230 Skyhawk Station 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7241 

Other discrimination questions?  

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator 

David Pirrone 

192 Education Business Hall 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7182 

  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. 

ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.