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 and care for the earth that sustains us.
The Sustainability Fellow, under the direction of the Director of Sustainability Programs and Curriculum, will support the Director in advancing campus sustainability programs and community partnerships. She or he will work directly with the Director and students of SEC to develop, guide, and complete research projects that result in a substantial environmental initiative and/or potentially publishable paper or other project (this year's students completed a documentary on food waste diversion and methane digestion-visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPhuTtJGRM8) 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 skills 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 SEC yearly project(s), 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 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, to take direction, and to work collaboratively with the Sustainability Director, teachers and students
Have at least a 3.0 GPA in major field
Have strong letters of reference from two professors and one employer
Additional Salary Information: Will provide housing and Board.
About West Nottingham Academy
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 grounded 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