Office of Sustainability Employment
The Office of Sustainability employs skilled students who help make Western a leader in campus sustainability. The office looks for people who:
- Are committed to the pursuit of campus sustainability
- Can work for at least one year
Work study and non-work study applications are being accepted for all positions.
Job Description: The Feeding Western project aims to connect students to food and local nutritional resources in a supportive environment that facilitates student academic success. The main mechanism for execution of this project will a food pantry where students have access to goods and community resources at no cost. The VISTA will help the food pantry build capacity to coordinate food deliveries, advertise to Western students, build systems to coordinate daily operations of the food pantry space, seek volunteers and maintain partnerships with the Bellingham Food Bank, the Associated Students, Western’s Dining Services and others. In addition, this project will also aim to reduce the stigma of food insecurity by creating a safe and supportive space for food transfer.
Member Duties: In year one, the VISTA will: Produce a report on best practices for running food pantries using information from campus leaders nationally and local food bank resources, secure food donors and necessary pantry equipment, implement the opening of the pantry and begin collecting information on student perceptions and needs, create outreach programs and advertising for the food pantry program, and recruit a volunteer following for food pantry sustainability.
Applicants must be college graduates.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Accepting applications through June 3rd, 2018.
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