[Acmsmajors] [Advisers] Student Assistant for Sustainable Living -
julie at math.washington.edu
Tue Jul 12 10:12:30 PDT 2011
See below for a unique opportunity to support the new Sustainable Living
Community in LEED-certified Poplar Hall as well as other sustainability
initiatives in Housing and Food Services, in collaboration with the
College of the Environment. Undergraduate or graduate students in all
departments are welcome, but this is an especially exciting opportunity
for students pursuing environmental degrees.
Apply online via HuskyJobs, position # 55766: http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs/Students
Amanda Lobsinger, Resident Director, Poplar Hall, Housing and Food
Services, alobsing at uw.edu<mailto:alobsing at uw.edu>
Michelle Hall, Director of Student and Academic Services, College of the
Environment, hallm at uw.edu<mailto:hallm at uw.edu>
STUDENT ASSISTANT FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Identify, develop and support programmatic efforts promoting sustainable living both specifically with the Sustainable Living Community in Poplar Hall, and in related HFS initiatives. Collaborate with campus partners in the College of the Environment (CoENV) and other departments.
Sustainability is defined within HFS as an attitude and intention toward informed decision making and continuous improvement that includes aspects of the economy, efficiency, ecology, environmental impact, social equity, collaboration, health, restoration and a positive future.
The Sustainable Living Community (SLC), located in LEED-certified and energy-efficient Poplar Hall, offers residents opportunities to explore environmental impact and social equity topics on individual, local and global issues.
*Assess needs for students and department related to promoting 'sustainable living'.
*Develop appropriate programs, activities and events that promote
'sustainable living' in the Sustainable Living Community (SLC), Poplar
Hall, and HFS.
*Facilitate and be present at events and activities, including evenings
and weekends for the SLC and HFS as needed.
*Support SEED (Students Expressing Environmental Dedication); attend
weekly meetings, assist with planning events and projects; attend
activities. Meet with SEED Executive Board as a group and individually.
*Provide leadership to the SLC Resident Advisers (RAs), assisting them in
developing and delivering 3 - 5 sustainable living programs and event each
quarter, as directed by the Poplar Hall Resident Director (RD).
*Meet with the College of the Environment (CoENV) campus partners
regularly (bi-weekly or monthly); identify possible activities for
co-sponsorship, working with CoENV staff, the RD and RAs.
*Evaluate effectiveness of Sustainable Living programs and events.
*Ensure documentation of programs, activities and initiatives for both
SEED and the SLC. Promote coordination of efforts between SEED and
*Maintain 3 - 5 hours in Poplar Hall weekly, for consulting and
planning with RAs, community members, the RD and CoENV staff.
*Assist in developing effective means to utilize feedback systems and
unique 'green living' elements in Poplar Hall for education and
*Ensure development of effective informational campaigns for Poplar Hall
and HFS, related to sustainable living.
*Answer questions and be knowledgeable on UW, local and regional resources
related to 'sustainable living'.
*Support success of programs, events and initiatives by involvement in all
elements of planning and attending events, including evening and weekend
events as needed.
*Attend weekly meetings with RD.
*Complete quarterly and annual programming calendars.
*Complete a handbook for 'sustainable living'.
*Identify quarterly and annual events and opportunities related to the theme.
*Identify possible community partners as well as additional campus collaboration options.
*Support development of longer-term initiatives such as: speaker series,
conferences, and career fairs with a sustainability focus.
Resident Director of Poplar Hall
Poplar Hall apartment and level 3 meal plan (value of $1,030 per quarter).
Commitment and Requirements:
This is a live-in position, providing excellent personal accommodation
that supports both academic success and professional immersion in the
'living learning' opportunities in the Department. Work schedule will be
12 - 19.5 hours a week and will include some evenings and weekends.
Commitment is one year, with a possibility of the position being extended.
*Undergraduate student taking 6 credits or more OR
*Graduate student taking 4 credits or more.
*Strong background in sustainability initiatives.
*Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in: advising student
organizations and mentoring individual students in effectively organizing
and delivery of events; programs and educational campaigns; facilitating
discussions; event and activity planning.
*Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
*Knowledge of University and regional resources highly desired.
*Knowledge of CoEnv programs, resources, faculty and staff desired.
*Must complete a satisfactory Criminal Background verification.
Visit HuskyJobs at http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs/Students
Search for position # 55766.
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