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Communications and Marketing Specialist and Environmental Educator
Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana
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Date Posted April 09, 2020
Admin-Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Goshen College is accepting applications for the full-time position of Communications and Marketing Specialist (50%) and Environmental Educator (50%).

For communications, this position maintains the identity and brand of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College through mixed media and appropriate social media platforms. The marketing and communication goals are to support the Master of Arts in Environmental Education program, the Environmental Education Outreach team, Sustainable and Environmental Education undergraduate program (SEED), land management team and the Institute for Ecological Regeneration. In addition to creating new communications material in all media that is consistent with Goshen College brand, this person refines visual media, edits documents (for publication, grant application or presentation), proofs advertisements, and projects a positive image of Merry Lea to local, regional and national communities.

For environmental education, this position delivers high-quality environmental educational experiences for the Environmental Education Outreach (EEO) team at Merry Lea. Primary audiences include PreK-12 and public participants. This person works closely with other educators (volunteers, graduate/undergraduate students and other staff), and supports program logistics (setup/cleanup, materials preparation). This person interacts directly with participants and provides excellent customer service to ensure a positive experience.

The dates for this position are to begin immediately and continue to 01/31/21 at 40 hours per week. This is a full-time position through the end of January 2021.


Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree in environmental sciences, environmental education, biology, natural resources, education, outdoor education or related field.

  • 1-2 years' experience in teaching.

  • Experience in outreach or communication.

Preferred requirements:

  • Familiarity with Merry Lea type programming

  • Experience in communicating conservation and environmental education-based information.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  •  Driver's license

Skills Required

  •  Effective speaking and writing skills, and in public relations and customer service.

  •  Competence with computer

  •  Demonstrate an ability to support and work with graduate students.

  •  Demonstrate a commitment to working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and experiences

  •  Bilingual in Spanish preferred

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor's degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college's Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college's doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at goodofgoshen.com.

How to Apply:

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered.  Application materials may be attached to the Staff Application Form or sent electronically to hr@goshen.edu.


  • Complete and submit the online Staff Application Form

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • List of three professional references with contact information

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

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. 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.

E-mail: hr@goshen.edu

Telephone: (574) 535-7111

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