Position Summary The Paulson Post-baccalaureate Fellow supports the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative mission to connect students to their natural environment and sense of place. The Paulson Post-bac Fellow works with the Director to facilitate using the campus as a living laboratory across disciplines, creating programs and activities that provide a sense of place across the Wellesley community, supporting activities that promote climate-resilient and sustainable landscapes, and advancing inclusive excellence in our work. This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension for a second year.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Support and facilitate the development of learning opportunities, including assisting courses, research, and projects in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, alumnae, and practitioners across disciplines
Manage and support summer and academic year interdisciplinary student research, work-study, and internship programs and act as a near-peer mentor for students
Develop, organize, and support events and stakeholder meetings in collaboration with and in support of organizations, departments, offices, and programs across campus.
Create, design, and share inclusive communication/interpretive materials that provide a sense of belonging across our diverse community
B.S. or B.A. in any discipline
1-2 year experience (includes courses, internships, research and work-study positions) in an outdoor research, teaching, or learning setting
Skills and Abilities
Ability to manage projects and work toward short- and long-term goals and toward the larger mission of the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative and the College
Ability and interest in collaborating effectively across a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and work with outside practitioners
Familiarity with basic information management and communication and interest in learning more
Interest and/or experience in developing inclusive teaching, learning, and research mentoring skills
Passion for connecting people to their natural environment
All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination against COVID-19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations
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