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Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 493657
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Environmental Studies
Division: Academic Affairs

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& Perks:

  • 15 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 10 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Rollins College is conveniently located on multiple Lynx Bus Routes (Winter Park/Rosemont-9 &  Winter Park/Springs Village-23) and within walking distance from the Winter Park SunRail Station
  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards, and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Plus More!

Rollins offers a competitive hourly rate, along with our generous benefits package. Click here to review our full benefits package.

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator provides administrative and programmatic support to the Environmental Studies Department and initiatives facilitated by the Rollins Sustainability Program and Social Impact Hub. Supervisory roles will be shared between the Chair of the Environmental Studies Department and the Faculty Director of the Social Impact Hub. The Sustainability Program has three signature initiatives including Fox Bikes, Campus Urban Farm, and Fair-Trade education. As part of the Social Impact Hub, the Sustainability Program, supports curricular and co-curricular integration of sustainability education across the college.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Budget
    • Maintain and reconcile budgets (e.g., process invoices, travel expense reports, reimbursements, student payroll).
    • Arrange vendor payments.
  • Student Supervision
    • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise student employees.
    • Set learning goals with students and evaluate performance.
  • Event planning, co-curricular programming, and field studies
    • Plan, coordinate, and supervise activities and resources associated with the Rollins Sustainability Program including Fox Bikes, Campus Urban Farm, Fair Trade Initiatives, campus sustainability events (e.g., Earth Day, Florida Climate Week), and other related initiatives.
    • Coordinate campus events (e.g., reserve rooms, order catering, arrange IT support, etc.) and co-curricular efforts with the Social Impact Hub, Rollins Gateway, Bush Greenhouse, Facilities and Grounds, and the Freshwater Alliance @ Rollins.
    • Book travel (e.g., accommodations, transportation) associated with field studies, guest speakers, or other events.
    • Develop promotional materials for use on social media and at tabling events.
    • Prepare presentations, flyers, and other materials for internal and external stakeholders interested in learning more about our programs.
    • Represent the Department of Environmental Studies and/or Sustainability Program at various events at Rollins and in the community.
  • Administrative work
    • Answer telephone and route calls to relevant parties.
    • Order office supplies.
    • Assist in completion of departmental tasks including course scheduling, grant reporting, program assessment, etc.
    • Maintain MyRollins pages for associated programs.

Qualifications & Education:


  • Two years of experience in program coordination and office administration.
  • Ability to perform and coordinate complex office administrative work requiring the use of independent judgment, proactive time management, delegating, and initiative.
  • Knowledge of office budgeting/accounting methods and practices to process invoices and reconcile multiple budgets.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work professionally with campus colleagues, leadership, students and external constituents at all levels.
  • Strong proficiency in using standard office equipment, computer software (i.e. MS Office) and social media.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in adapting to new technology and acquiring new technical skills.
  • Ability to contribute to, help foster, and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural awareness and communication skills to maximize effective collaboration across diverse groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working at a College.
  • Knowledge of College environment, departments, procedures, and policies.

Work Schedule:

The Program Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month appointment, scheduled to work 7.5 hours/day, 37.5 hours per week. The schedule for this role is:

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (with a 1 hour paid lunch)

*Flexible schedules or overtime may be required/ to meet the demands of the academic calendars

Work Environment:

  • In-person, campus-based position working in an office environment.
  • Work requires some visual strain due to work on computer.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

**Position is open until filled, but priority will be given to applicants who submit materials by Sunday, June 23, 2024.**

About the Environmental Studies
Department & Sustainability Program:

Do you want to save the world? At Rollins, environmental studies majors are primed to do just that. By examining humanity’s greatest challenges—such as preserving natural resources, planning sustainable cities, and protecting critical species—our students create real solutions. To learn more about the Department of Environmental Studies, please click here.

For more than 15 years, the Rollins Sustainability Program has implemented campus-wide efforts to conserve resources and preserve our environment. From our very own bike share program to events like our Earth Day celebration, explore how the Sustainability Program is creating an ecosystem of positive change at Rollins and beyond.

About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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