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Sustainability Outreach Specialist

Office of Sustainability Internship Program - *Undergraduates Only*

Institution:                   Texas A&M University – College Station

Position:                      Sustainability Outreach Specialist

Type:                          Intern – 8 to 10 hours/week

Report To:                   Sustainability Assistant Manager, Office of Sustainability

Pay Rate:                     Unpaid

Semester:                    Spring 2018

General Summary:

Sustainability is a growing field that uses a holistic lens to investigate and problem solve the environmental, social, and economic problems our world faces. The goal of the Office of Sustainability’s Internship Program is to bring people from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives together to create a dynamic team that works to create a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M University. The team will focus on increasing the sustainability of practices such as: energy and water use, transportation, food services, construction and built environment, purchasing, recycling, and social justice through the development of outreach initiatives and event coordination and by fostering campus partnerships to facilitate institutional change.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Work with and engage students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the community to create a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M University.
  2. Aid in the deployment and creation of various student and campus engagement platforms such as campus-wide presentations, videos, outreach through social media, the Sustainability Cam, the Sustainability Pledge, and creation of educational media material.
  3. Participate, create, and lead outreach activities on campus and at events such as Campus Sustainability Day and Campus Earth Day.
  4. Communicate and educate all parts of campus and broader community on issues of sustainability.
  5. Gain experience working in an office setting that coordinates with all divisions and departments of campus to help achieve sustainability goals without compromising educational goals or student learning.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Working toward TAMU Bachelor’s Degree

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Excellent communication and analytical skills.  Experience using word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software.  Ability to demonstrate a history of how sustainable practices have been incorporated into personal daily living.  Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Skills:

Public Speaking, tabling/outreach experience, social media experience, graphic design, video, and/or photography experience.

Contact Information:

Ben Kalscheur

Sustainability Assistant Manager

Suite 1801 General Services Complex

979.845.1911 or benkalscheur@tamu.edu

Instructions for Application:

  1. Complete the Office of Sustainability Internship Application.
  2. Include a cover letter that expresses why you have an interest in this position, what assets you will bring to the office, and why you are a good fit for this role.
    1. Save documents as Microsoft Word or PDF. Title your documents if separate following this format: First Name Last Name Application, First Name Last Name Cover Letter, First Name Last Name Resume. If turned in as one file, title as follows: First Name Last Name.
  3. Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to sustainability@tamu.edu.
  4. Applications open on Monday, October 30th and are due by Noon on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.
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