Full-Time Paid Fellowship at West Nottingham Academy in Colora, MD.
West Nottingham Academy (WNA) is located in Maryland at the north point of the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, an hour from either Philadelphia or Baltimore. WNA is situated on a 100-acre ecologically diverse campus in the rolling farmlands of northwest Cecil County. WNA provides a safe and nurturing environment to about 100 residential students and 30 day students. WNA, a 9-12 coeducational boarding and day school, was established in 1744 and is the oldest boarding school in the United States. Our mission is to prepare students for the challenges of college and life through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and through a commitment to individual intellectual, spiritual and social growth. Last year, 120 students were enrolled, 37% from overseas.
WNA is offering a paid full year fellowship to support our sustainability program, specifically the Student Environmental Council (SEC). The SEC is composed of student members of the WNA community interested in participating in projects that have an ecological relationship with and impact on WNA’s campus community and the environment beyond our campus. The SEC is for students interested in environmentalism, field work, scientific, legal, and humanities research, and creating the paths for the WNA community to connect to and care for the earth that sustains us.
The Sustainability Fellow, under the direction of the Director of Sustainability Programs and Curriculum, will work directly with students of SEC to develop, guide, and complete a major research project that results in a substantial environmental initiative and potentially a publishable paper and/or a viable piece of legislation to present to local and state representatives.
WNA is willing to support the final candidate in using this endeavor as a Masters or Doctoral thesis project in applicable fields.
Through this position, the Fellow will develop professional skill sets and leadership traits as well as play an integral role in the leadership and development of a vital learning experience for engaged high school students. In addition to co-leading the SEC in research, design, and implementation of the SEC yearly project, the Sustainability Fellow will work with the campus community on specific sustainability initiatives. The Sustainability Fellow will also be responsible for participating on a rotating dorm duty team.
The qualified candidate will:
Be an enthusiastic proponent of sustainability
Enjoy working with students in an educational setting
Have experience in organizing and developing research for specifically stated research goals
Be an excellent writer
Have excellent organizational and communication skills
Be willing to lead, take direction, and work collaboratively with teachers and students
Have at least a 3.0 GPA in your major
Have strong letters of reference from two professors and one employer.
Additional Salary Information: provide housing and board
About West Nottingham Academy
Established in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest boarding school in the United States. We are a 9-12 grade coeducational boarding and day school located in Maryland near the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, an hour’s drive from either Philadelphia or Baltimore. Our mission is to prepare students for the challenges of college and life through a curriculum groun...ded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a commitment to the intellectual, spiritual and social growth of each student. Last year, 120 students were enrolled, including 37% from overseas.
1079 Firetower Road - Colora, Maryland 21917- Telephone: 410-658-5556 - Fax: 410-658-6790
1079 Firetower Road - Colora, Maryland 21917- Telephone: 410-658-5556 - www.wna.org