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ESA SEEDS Diversity Programs Coordinator

    • Date: September 22, 2023 (repost)
    • Department: Education and Diversity Programs

ESA – SEEDS Program seeks Diversity Programs Coordinator 

The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) Program is part of the Education and Diversity Programs office at ESA. This department offers a variety of programs to increase the diversity of ecology-related professions and to improve the quality of ecology education.

Since 1996, the mission of the SEEDS program has been to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate, and to lead in ecology.

The SEEDS program offers hands-on, engaging experiences with ecology that exhibit the relevance and applications of the science.

Please visit for more information about the program.

The primary duty of the Diversity Programs Coordinator is to support and advance the SEEDS Campus Ecology Chapter Network program. SEEDS Chapters, as autonomous undergraduate student clubs, provide key focal points for local and regional environmental leadership advancement, community engagement, and career development activities.

This position is funded by external grants and donations and contingent on future availability of funds. The Diversity Programs Coordinator will report to the Diversity Programs Manager.

The ideal candidate enjoys both administrative work and being outdoors, supporting student programs at field stations.  This position involves planning agendas, speakers, catering, travel logistics etc. Recent college graduates and applicants with relevant experience in restaurants, camp counseling, customer service etc. are encouraged to apply.

If you are looking for a position to grow in your skills in program management and development, and have a passion to help underrepresented students discover and explore ecology careers, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t have all the skills and experiences listed.

To Apply – ESA SEEDS Diversity Programs Coordinator

For detailed information and application instructions, see the full position description. Applications are accepted through October 31, 2023. Candidates will be screened and shortlisted for interviews after October 10. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ESA is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About the Ecological Society of America

Founded in 1915, ESA is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer. We sincerely encourage individuals of all identities, experiences, and backgrounds to apply.