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Position: Director of Student Outreach and Engagement 


From the outset Team Bluedot has been motivated by the realization that we are leaving the planet to younger generations with big challenges to manage. Many young people fear their future is doomed and feel helpless. At the same time, we see young climate leaders emerging everywhere. We want to support and encourage their activities and inspire others to get involved, too. The Bluedot Institute (a virtual program) wants to highlight, honor, and incentivize middle and high school students and their teachers to engage in local solution-oriented climate action projects.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Bluedot Institute (BDI) Educational Advisor and the Executive Director, the Director of Student Outreach and Engagement will be responsible for identifying and building relationships with high school faculty and students whose interests lay in the environmental and science space, journalism, and communications interest. Your focus will be to engage and sustain their involvement in BDI’S mission of student climate leadership and action through storytelling, growing a national and global network of climate educational cohorts.

The Director will help coordinate and evolve the BDI educational focus including the BDI partnership with Earth DNA climate leadership program hosted at the MIT Media Lab. 

With the Bluedot Institute team, develop similar programs of varying scope throughout the year. 


  • Full-time, 40 hours per week position Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will work with the BDI Team to set their calendar to accommodate student and teacher schedules.
  • Remote, partially working from home, the classroom/field. In-person presence is critical to securing teacher involvement and engagement for impact and cohesion. Expected to attend bi-weekly BDI student roundtable and BDI Team meetings.
  • Available to travel at least 50% of time.
  • Anticipated start date: immediately.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Program Coordination:

  • Partner with teachers and other campus sustainability groups to design, schedule, and deliver BDI environmental narratives.
  • Identify other sources of storytelling such as school newsletters and papers, form relationships with environmental clubs on campus. 
  • Recruit, engage, and manage BDI’s corps of participating schools on an on-going basis. 
  • Track and report program metrics for grants and donor sponsorships.
  • Enhance through continuous feedback, create and maintain program curriculum.
  • Seek and incorporate input and feedback from students and partners, including teachers, as appropriate. 
  • Use BDI’S database to track and report program outcomes.
  • Maintain BDI alumni database through occasional outreach. 
  • Update and develop added curriculum as needed to achieve BDI’S desired education and journalism outcomes.
  • Design, coordinate, and implement new programs according to evolving needs and opportunities.
  • Research and maintain a current knowledge of the evolving field of environmental literacy, hands-on and inquiry-based education, and STEM, as well as topics related to equity in education.
  • Source partnerships to create student pipelines. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to motivate students into action.
  • Passionate and committed to the BDI mission, encouraging others to be just as committed, inspiring this passion in others. 
  • Embrace creativity.
  • Ability to adapt style and content to meet the diverse needs and age ranges of students.
  • Strong public speaking skills: ability to present in a confident, engaging, and inspiring manner that draws in the student audience.
  • Excellent classroom and behavior management skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse groups.
  • Knowledge of environmental subject matter or a sincere desire to study and learn.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity in education and cultural competency.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and openly communicate with co-workers.
  • Positive, flexible, and friendly.
  • Independently driven team player.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, with outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Organizational skills and ability to follow through with assigned tasks.
  • 1-3 years of experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and/or training in environmental education and or a strong communication experience.
  • Database skills.
  • Knowledgeable or willing to become familiar with best practices for inclusive, effective learning design.
  • Microsoft Office, G Suite.

To Apply

Please email the following to Graciela at

  • Cover letter. Consider including what drew you to this position, your top two values and how you see them relating, and what you think are the most important traits to be effective in this position.
  • Resume. 

Accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Learn more about the Bluedot Institute here.