Director of the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI)

Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA, USA 🇺🇸

Lycoming College is hiring a Director of the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI).  For over 25 years, the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) has worked with the Biology Department and most recently the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) to provide opportunities for fieldwork, internships and research in all areas of ecology and aquatic biology.

Who We Are:

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected liberal arts colleges. Today, our community of 1,200 active learners from 31 states and territories and 15 countries comprises a student body that is 35 percent domestic students of color or international, all of whom work with our renowned scholars to craft customized combinations of market-driven majors, minors and concentrations across our 40+ academic programs. Students compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internship experiences, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming College has one of the highest endowment-per-student ratios in the country. The institution is a member of the Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges and is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of The 388 Best Colleges. Lycoming College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education for all students. Learn more at

What will I do in this role?

  • Manage operation and strategy of CWI, working with current research associate, faculty and staff and developing new partnerships.
  • Manage the Lycoming Biology Field Station, INC.
  • Supervise CWI interns, especially during the summer intern program.
  • Support course instruction or lab work as needed when connected to CWI or Field Station.
  • Maintain the CWI lab spaces and keep field / lab equipment calibrated
  • Manage current CWI grant projects and work with College Advancement Office to develop new sources of funding (external grants and endowment funding).
  • Co-advise and support students in the Environmental Science minor and participate in the implementation of the Environmental Science major under consideration (including teaching 1 course per year).
  • Support programs of the Sustainability Committee.
  • Develop and/or participate in the educational outreach programs especially with the Waterdale Environmental Center, the Biology Field Station, local K-12 schools and other conservation organizations.

What are we looking for?

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology or closely related field.
  • Experience as a freshwater ecologist in a research or restoration-oriented field.
  • Experience as a teacher or research mentor.
  • Knowledge of freshwater ecology, recent and foundational scientific literature and contemporary field and lab methods.
  • Working knowledge of GIS, quantitative data analysis and scientific writing.
  • Effective communication in verbal and written forms, problems solving, self-motivation, initiative and simultaneously managing multiple priorities.
  • This position also requires willingness and interest in developing skills in equipment construction and maintenance, grant writing and external partnership development.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, along with a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable of the College’s insurance.
  • We are anticipating a start date for this 12-month position in March/April of 2023.

Physical Demand of the Job:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time in lab or field.
  • Ability to swim (scuba training preferred).
  • Frequent hiking, stooping, crouching, bending and ability to lift up to 40 pounds without assistance.
  • Ability to drive van, pull boat trailer, drive Jon-boat, use lawn tractor and power tools.

What We Offer!

Lycoming College has an excellent benefits package that includes:

Health & Wellness Benefits:

  • Health insurance – Lycoming College covers 95% of health insurance premiums for employees and 65% of premiums for eligible family members with a wide variety of health plan options available
  • Dental insurance, including orthodontia coverage
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Life & accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Cancer insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Employee assistance program

Retirement Benefits:

  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to 9% contributions from the College

Tuition Benefits:

  • Free tuition for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents at Lycoming College
  • Free tuition for eligible dependents at over 600 colleges nationwide through Tuition Exchange, Inc.
  • Free tuition for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents at the Pennsylvania College of Technology

Paid Leave Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 14 holidays per year
  • Summer hours

Employee Perks:

  • 10% discount at the campus bookstore, excluding textbooks and snacks
  • Reduced rates for meal packages for on-campus dining facilities
  • Use of the campus recreations center and gym facilities for employees and household family members
  • Use of the campus library

How do I Join the Warrior Team?

Apply directly online by submitting your resume and cover letter along with the names and contact information for three professional references.  Application review will begin February 1st and will cease once the position has been filled.   A pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle record check will occur.

Lycoming College Proudly Celebrates and Values Diversity!

We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development