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.
Description of Duties
The Sustainability Representatives Program (SRep) Intern works with the SRep Coordinator and Assistant to increase
knowledge of and activities in support of sustainability among WWU’s 4,200 on-campus residents. The SRep Intern works to
increase sustainability in residence halls and supports the efforts of the Sustainability Representatives Program. The SRep
Program Intern works out of the WWU Office of Sustainability and reports to the SRep Assistant.
Start date: January 8, 2019
Working January 8 – March 2: Possibility for program advancement during spring quarter.
5 hours/week (Schedule is flexible and planned around your classes.)
Starting wage: $12.00 / hour
- Assist SRep Staff in planning and implementing SRep’s involvement in related activities (Ex. Sustainability Challenge,
Earth Day, etc.)
- Assist with program outreach and tabling as needed.
- Assist with administrative tasks in the program (ex. Donation collection, email correspondence, etc.)
- Assist SRep Coordinator and Assistant in any other areas, as needed.
- Form a cooperative, working relationship with SRep Staff, SReps, and colleagues
- Meet frequently with SRep Assistant to give updates and progress reports.
- WWU half-time student status.
- Experience living in a WWU residence hall.
- Knowledge of various aspects of sustainability on small and large scales.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Enthusiasm, motivation, and a positive attitude.
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evening and weekend hours.
- Availability to work 4-8 hours weekly tabling at Transitions and Summerstart
- Strong writing and public speaking skills
Email application materials to Maddy Jones, SustainReps@wwu.edu
Deadline: November 4, 2018 by 11:59pm
As our Office Coordinator, you will be responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of clerical and supervisory needs supporting administration of the Office of Sustainability programs, staff and student employees. You will also coordinate the Campus Conservation program, collaborating with on-and off-campus organizations, communicating conservation actions throughout the campus community, developing and implementing conservation action and behavior change campaigns in support of the goals of the WWU Sustainability Action Plan. Duties also include customer service back up of Sustainable Transportation staff, supporting student and employee transportation services, and also provides support for the University Sustainability Advisory committee.
Position closes 11/04/2018
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