Employment

The Office of Sustainability includes three full-time staff members and 12-15 students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Our department values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all associates are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Current Open Positions

  • There are no open positions at this time.

Position Descriptions

Office of Sustainability Graphic Design Intern

Position Information

Institution: Texas A&M University – College Station
Position: Graphic Design Intern
Type: 10 to 12 hours/week
Pay Rate: $11/hour
Location: College Station campus, In-person, Suite 229, Pavilion
Application Period: Closed

Job 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 Graphic Design Intern will assist the Office of Sustainability (OS) in creating a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M University through graphic design. The job involves working both independently and with OS team members. The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for creating, designing, and delivering graphics and art both printed and digitally.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, designs, and creates graphics for OS, Aggie Green Fund (AGF), and Aggie Sustainability Alliance (ASA), all OS Social Media Channels, OS marketing, and OS outreach efforts.
  2. Support OS interns in development of graphics content.
  3. Adhere to TAMU, OS, AGF, and ASA branding and style guides.
  4. Successfully implement design feedback regarding process and graphic decisions.
  5. Translate strategic direction into high quality design within an established brand identity.
  6. Ability to communicate your design process and decisions to supervisors.
  7. Gain experience working in a diverse team-based office setting that coordinates with all divisions and departments of campus.
  8. Maintain an orderly archive of projects.
  9. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Working toward a TAMU-College Station degree.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  1. Experience with graphics software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, or Canva.
  2. Strong artistic, creative, and communication skills.
  3. Strong understanding of digital graphics content creation.
  4. Attention to detail and basic knowledge of general office use of computers and software applications.
  5. Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  6. Punctuality and dependability.

Preferred Skills:

  1. Experience in creating graphics and digital content for social media, email campaigns, and e-newsletters.
  2. Video and/or photography experience.
  3. Experience in and knowledge various Social Media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, etc.).
  4. Work Study Certificate.

Application

  1. Complete the Graphic Design Intern [the application link will be activated when the position is open]
  2. Attach a portfolio of any relevant creative work you have designed/developed.
  3. Include a resume and 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.
    2. Title your documents, if separate, following this format: First Name Last Name Application, First Name Last Name Cover Letter, First Name Last Name Resume, First Name Last Name Portfolio. If turned in as one file, title: First Name Last Name
  4. Send completed application, cover letter, resume, and portfolio to sustainability@tamu.edu.
  5. Applications and supplemental materials are due by Wednesday, November 30, at 5:00 p.m.

Sustainability Outreach Specialist – *Undergraduates Only*

Position Information

  • Institution: Texas A&M University – College Station
  • Position: Sustainability Outreach Specialist
  • Type: Intern – 8 to 10 hours/week
  • Pay Rate: Unpaid
  • Location: College Station campus; In-person
  • Application Period: Closed

Job 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Engage students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the community to create a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M University through education and outreach.
  2. Aid in the deployment and creation of various campus engagement platforms such as presentations, tabling, workshops, videos, outreach through social media, the Sustainability Cam, and the creation of educational media material.
  3. Participate, create, and lead outreach activities at events such as Campus Sustainability Day and Campus Earth Day.
  4. Gain experience working in a diverse team-based office setting that coordinates with all divisions and departments of campus.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M working toward a bachelor's degree.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

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

Preferred skills:

Public Speaking, educator experience, presentation experience, tabling/outreach experience, social media experience, graphic design, and videography and/or photography experience.

Contact Information

Ben Kalscheur
Sustainability Assistant Manager
Suite 229, Pavilion
1245 TAMU
979-845-1911 or benkalscheur@tamu.edu

Application

To apply please download the application [the application link will be activated when the position is open]. Follow the instructions below to complete and submit your application.

  1. 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.
  2. Save documents as a Microsoft Word document or a 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: First Name Last Name.
  3. Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to sustainability@tamu.edu.
  4. Applications open on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 and are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022. Interviews are expected to take place the week of December 5, 2022.

Sustainability Graduate Assistant - Non-Teaching

Position Information

  • Institution: Texas A&M University – College Station
  • Position: Sustainability GANT
  • Type: Up to 20 hours/week
  • PayRate: $13.50/hour
  • Location: College Station campus; In-person
  • Application Period: Closed

Job 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. As a Sustainability GANT, you will work within the Office of Sustainability in support of key programs and offerings such as the Aggie Sustainability Alliance, Aggie Green Fund, Campus Sustainability Day, and Campus Earth Day. Through these efforts, you will help conserve resources, foster social sustainability, build partnerships, implement environmental improvements, and increase sustainability education and outreach.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  1. Assist with preparation, organization, and implementation of activities facilitated by the Office of Sustainability.
  2. Increase the reach of the Aggie Sustainability Alliance program through outreach and presentations to faculty/staff offices and student organizations. Support program engagement and awareness through communication channels such as a newsletter, listserv, and social media.
  3. Support the administration of the Aggie Green Fund and coordination of the Aggie Green Fund Advisory Committee.
  4. Assist with the organization, activities, and marketing of events such as Campus Sustainability Day and Campus Earth Day.
  5. Complete administrative tasks including reviewing data, fielding inquiries, drafting content, and coordinating meetings and tasks.
  6. Assist with a variety of marketing and communication-related projects and tasks
  7. Assist with special projects and office duties as necessary

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Texas A&M.
  • Must be available and willing to work at least 12 hours per week.
  • Must be willing to work occasionally after hours and on weekends.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge and/or experience using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of social media marketing best practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain high attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and assignments
  • Ability to work independently (with supervision) and collaboratively with others
  • Working knowledge of sustainability efforts or a willingness to learn
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge and/or experience in photography
  • Knowledge and/or experience in videography
  • Knowledge of electronic accessibility guidelines and/or tools

Application

  1. Complete the Sustainability GANT Application form.
  2. Include a resume and 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.
    2. Title your documents, if separate, following this format: First Name Last Name Application, First Name Last Name Cover Letter, First Name Last Name Resume, First Name Last Name Portfolio. If turned in as one file, title: First Name Last Name
  3. If applicable, attach a portfolio of any relevant creative work you have designed/developed.
  4. Send completed application, cover letter, resume, and portfolio to sustainability@tamu.edu
  5. Applications and supplemental materials are due by Monday, August 22, at 5:00 p.m.

Sustainability Social Media Intern – *Undergraduates Only*

Position Information

  • Institution: Texas A&M University – College Station
  • Position: Sustainability Social Media Intern
  • Type: Intern – 10 to 12 hours/week
  • Pay Rate: $9.50/hour
  • Location: College Station campus; In-person
  • Application Period: Closed

Job 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 Social Media Intern will assist the Office of Sustainability (OS) in creating a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M University through OS social media platforms. The job involves working both independently and with OS team members to develop social media content for @sustainableTAMU. Current active platforms include Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Strategizes and creates content for all OS social media channels and online outreach.
  2. Plans, designs, collects, edits, and sends engaging and audience-focused content for OS, Aggie Green Fund, and Aggie Sustainability Alliance.
  3. Develops social media campaigns to increase engagement across platforms, networks, and audiences.
  4. Support OS interns in the development of social media content.
  5. Works collaboratively with the OS staff and student team to implement storytelling strategies through social media.
  6. Researches and applies new trends to enhance the user experience on social media.
  7. Strategizes content for and attends campus sustainability events, takes photos, and posts timely content on social media.
  8. Gain experience working in a diverse team-based office setting that coordinates with all divisions and departments of campus.
  9. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M working toward a bachelor's degree.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  1. Experience with designing and writing social media posts and promotional materials.
  2. Experience in and knowledge of various Social Media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, etc.).
  3. Experience with social media strategy.
  4. Attention to detail and basic knowledge of general office use of computers and software applications.
  5. Strong writing, editing, and communication skills.

Preferred skills:

  1. Work-Study Certificate.
  2. Previous experience managing professional and /or organizational social media platforms.
  3. Previous experience managing a personal account with a large audience (1000+ followers).
  4. Knowledge of social media trends and methods to increase reach and followers.
  5. Experience creating social media graphics.
  6. Knowledge of software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, or Canva.
  7. Social media management tools such as Hootsuite.
  8. Experience creating email campaigns and e-newsletters.
  9. Video and/or photography experience.

Application

Instruction on how to apply will be posted when the position is open.

Sustainability Communications Graduate Assistant - Non-Teaching

Position Information

  • Institution: Texas A&M University – College Station
  • Position: Sustainability Communications GANT
  • Type: Hours will be worked at agreed-upon times that occur Monday – Friday from 8– 5; occasional after hours and weekends
  • Pay Rate: $12.50/hour
  • Location: College Station campus; In-person
  • Application Period: Closed

Job Summary

The Office of Sustainability is looking for a graduate student to manage and produce digital campaigns focused on sustainability. The candidate selected will collaborate with our team to conceptualize, plan, coordinate, implement, and disseminate educational and promotional campaigns, primarily across digital platforms. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about marketing and communication with an emphasis on social media. This individual will work with our team to engage students and other campus stakeholders through media campaigns. Projects could include short videos, photo stories, and other content distributed via websites, social media platforms, email and print. Preparation will include researching, brainstorming, strategizing, designing, and collaborating with the Office of Sustainability team.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Actively update the department’s Facebook, Instagram, and website with engaging and relevant content
  2. Create graphics and informational designs/layouts for use in digital and/or print media such as banners, fliers, announcements, presentations, and annual reports
  3. Assist with a variety of marketing and communication-related projects and tasks
  4. Collect content relevant to specific social media channels by attending campus events and using social media tools
  5. Collaborate with student interns on creating social media content
  6. Collaborate with student interns to market their presentations, workshops, events, etc.
  7. Shoot high-quality photographs and create short videos at campus events (Equipment will be provided)
  8. Monitor the official social media channels of other TAMU departments/organizations and share /retweet content that is engaging or relevant to our audience
  9. Collect and report social media analytics
  10. Research best practices and utilize social media scheduling and sharing tools
  11. Record and/or edit videos to be uploaded on the department’s YouTube channel
  12. Create accessible content
  13. Assist with special projects and office duties as necessary
  14. Propose and implement strategies to grow the department’s social media following

Required Education and Experience:

Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Texas A&M.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  1. Knowledge and/or experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, InDesign)
  2. Knowledge and/or experience in photography
  3. Knowledge and/or experience in videography
  4. Knowledge of social media marketing best practices
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and assignments
  7. Ability to work collaboratively
  8. Working knowledge of sustainability efforts or a willingness to learn
  9. Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred skills:

  1. Graphic layout and design experience
  2. Advanced experience with video and/or production skills
  3. Knowledge and understanding of social media analytics
  4. Knowledge of electronic accessibility guidelines and/or tools

Application

Instruction on how to apply will be posted when the position is open.