The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is excited to announce that applications are being accepted for a new five-year Green Schools Fellowship at the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE), hosted in partnership with WRNS Studio.
This fellowship offers an extraordinary experience in entrepreneurship, paired with a rigorous training program from the Center for Green Schools and its partners in the green schools movement. Green Schools Fellows are individuals who understand the patience and persistence that is required to be a change agent in a complex organization.
The fellow will be selected based on the qualifications outlined in the job description, the person's ability to fit well within the culture of the school district and their ability to make a five-year commitment to the district. Applications are due Mon., February 5 at 6 p.m. EST.
Responsibilities of the fellow
The Hawaii Green Schools Fellow will work directly with the Hawaii DOE in Honolulu to initiate and/or accelerate initiatives to make their schools healthier, more sustainable learning environments. Working across the district and with various community partners, the fellow will also support campuses to expand environmental and sustainability literacy opportunities and ensure a culture of sustainability at all levels of the organization.
The fellow will be trained and coached by the Center for Green Schools and jointly overseen by WRNS Studio and the Hawaii DOE. Professional development support from the Center will include biweekly phone meetings, in-person intensive training and attendance at annual conferences such as Greenbuild and the Green Schools Conference and Expo.
The fellowship program
In an effort to effectively and rapidly transform the environments in which our children learn, the Center for Green Schools officially launched the Green Schools Fellowship program in 2011, after a two-year pilot with the Recovery School District in New Orleans. This program has been successful in bringing green practices to school systems that want to make the case, through proven results, for staff capacity to address sustainability.
Staff positions have been established and retained in New Orleans, Sacramento, Boston and Grand Rapids. Placing and supporting sustainability staff in school districts impacts entire communities with the message that a healthy and vibrant future is central to the education and future success of our children, and the way we design, build and operate schools is crucial to this future.
For more information about the Center for Green Schools Fellowship program or this position, please contact us.