Coordinator for Residential Collegiate Programs and Environmental Educator

Goshen College seeks a Coordinator for Residential Collegiate Programs and Environmental Educator to support its Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center’s mission by:  a) serving as residential director for the students in residential undergraduate programs; b) providing leadership and support to the undergraduate learning experiences; c) assisting in recruitment for collegiate programs offered at Merry Lea; and d) teaching in the Pre-K – 12 environmental education programs.

This is a temporary position that will run through the end of December, 2022.

Responsibilities related to students-in-residence programs (in consultation with appropriate SEED faculty and program directors):

  1. Community Life
  2. Program Preparation and Support
  3. Program Reports and Analysis
  4. Recruiting for Merry Lea Collegiate Programs

Education and Experience:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or related field
  • Experience in outdoor settings and outdoor activities
  • Experience in supervising student living
  • Work or educational experience that demonstrates responsibility, self-direction, organization, and flexibility

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  • First Aid certification required, Wilderness First Aid or First Responder preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Skills & Competencies


  • Basic computer skills
  • Responsible, resourceful, and flexible
  • Logistically savvy
  • Organized
  • Strong people skills and sense of empathy


  • Experience with Excel, Facebook, wiki sites, and database use
  • Canoeing, boating, and camping skills
  • Cooking skills
  • Experience with mini-bus driving and driving with a trailer

Work Environment/Environmental Condition:

The location of this position is at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, which is 28 miles southeast of Goshen. Merry Lea is comprised of 1,189 acres of diverse ecosystems and is managed as a preserve. There are multiple program sites and facilities including classroom and office space.

Inside environmental conditions for a portion of the time, but does include significant work outside where there may be exposure to inclement weather, exposure to pollen and spores, venomous snakes, ticks, biting insects and other elements that are a part of an intentionally natural environment.

All of the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.  This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head).  Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.

How to Apply for this Position:

Required materials may be attached to the Teaching & Administrative Application Form (see link below) or sent electronically to

  • Complete the online Teaching & Administrative Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Resume or CV
  • Provide names and contact information of 3 professional reference

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. 

To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Send to:

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795


Telephone: (574) 535-7111
Fax: (574) 535-7319