EnvironMentors Program Officer Position Description

Title: EnvironMentors Program Officer

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: October 28, 2022


About the Global Council for Science and the Environment 

The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is a nongovernmental organization established in 1990 that advances the use of science to inform environmental decision-making. The work of GCSE spans boundaries between science and decision-making to strengthen the impact of durable solutions to environmental challenges. GCSE engages scientists, educators, decision-makers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government. Of note, until January 2021, GCSE was formerly named the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). Please read the GCSE Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Justice and Access. 


About the EnvironMentors program

EnvironMentors is a well-established, national college access program with a mission to mentor  and motivate high school students who are underrepresented in the sciences. EnvironMentors matches students with environmental and science professionals, faculty and college students in  one-to-one mentoring relationships. GCSE’s University Affiliate program, a formal network of  over 100 colleges and universities, provides the ideal infrastructure to expand EnvironMentors’  international presence and strengthen its college pathway. Over 2,000 students have participated in EnvironMentors since its inception in 1992. 

Reporting to and with active support from senior leadership, the EnvironMentors Program Officer will lead the EnvironMentors Program. 



Chapter Recruitment and Development:

  • Identify new EnvironMentors chapters within the existing GCSE membership community
  • Support new chapter leadership at all levels in the development and management of their participants and events
  • Assist in the development of chapter goals, administrative and functional structures, partnerships, and budget 

Strategic Program Leadership and Management:

  • Create and distribute EnvironMentors resources, including, but not limited to, a program handbook, opportunity package, and annual activity plan, to all chapters and chapter leaders
  • Organize and lead monthly meetings with chapter leadership
  • Support building chapter capacity around areas such as program development, funding/resource development, partnership development, positive youth development, fundraising, management challenges and other areas identified by chapters
  • Provide support for local, national and international networking based on the needs of chapter leaders, mentors, and mentees
  • Fundraising support for national, multi-chapter, and individual chapter EnvironMentors programs with flexible and adaptable models
  • Develop and support an alumni network
  • Planning of the GCSE EnvironMentors Annual Science Fair
  • Develop a virtual EnvironMentors program to increase access and inclusion by mentors and students across the United States and around the world



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in a nonprofit and with a focus in program development or program execution is highly beneficial to this role
  • Experience working with young people from diverse backgrounds and places
  • Strong commitment to equitable engagement of minority and marginalized populations and universities (i.e. HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, AAPISI, etc.)
    • Experience working on diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives
  • Skills and training in STEM and/or environmental education
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and follow-through
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Understand organizational goals and objectives, and results-oriented and mission driven
  • Ability to adapt well to changes over the scope of a project or program, manage  competing demands and able to handle unexpected situations
  • Self- sufficient, able to work well independently and in team-oriented settings with  diverse individuals 
  • Skilled in Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite with a high level of general computer  competency
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be located near or in the Washington D.C. metro area or willing to relocate



Commensurate with experience. 


Application Process 

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to employment@gcseglobal.org no later than 5:00 PM ET on October 28, 2022. 


Equal Employment Opportunity

GCSE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons and to prohibiting discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or any other protected status and/or conditions specified in federal and local civil rights laws.