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Sustainability Center Assistant
Job ID 1148
Job Type On-Campus
Employer Sustainability
Date Posted Sep 03, 2019
Category Miscellaneous/Other
Job Description

The Green Mountain Center for Sustainability at Prescott College is seeking several work-study students to support the center's outreach and support duties.  

This is an exciting opportunity for students who wish to help Prescott College improve its sustainability and resilience by supporting the Green Mountain Center's efforts in outreach, community-building, project-based learning, and operational efforts on campus. This job will also provide valuable on-the-job experience for students interested in going into sustainability, community organizing, and/or communication fields. 

This Sustainability Center Assistant will support the center's director in creating and promoting activities in which learning takes place through identifying and addressing challenges, from building a rich and supportive sense of community to helping facilitate the center's sustainability efforts online and on campus.  

Through these efforts, Sustainability Center Assistants will interact with all levels of staff, students, faculty, and the public. They will be challenged to apply all their academic knowledge and skills towards research projects and organization, and will, by doing so, gain exposure to project management dynamics from initiation through completion. Probable weekly duties include the following:

  • Monitoring use of the Sustainability Lounge in Cicada Hall, including late evening hours
  • Brainstorming, organizing, publicizing, and supporting events in the Center
  • Helping ensure a safe and welcoming space for all students at Prescott College
  • Some light cleaning and securing of facilities
  • Working with other groups to build a sense of community on campus and beyond
  • Gathering data and maintaining database of GMC alumni
  • Conducting research and producing online content for the Green Mountain Center website and social media
  • Helping facilitate on-campus sustainability efforts, including composting and recycling
  • Developing and implementing strategies for project-based education around campus and city sustainability challenges
  • Attending weekly meetings to brainstorm projects and delegate work projects
  • Drive vans to shuttle students to trailheads, grocery stores, and other destinations

The successful applicant will contribute to this workplace dynamic with optimism and enthusiasm. We will expect that all chosen tasks will be completed on schedule and with high quality and, in this way, we will attempt to mimic a professional work environment.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Unflappable optimism, outstanding people and communication skills, and demonstrated responsibility when completing tasks
  • Advancing towards a Prescott College degree (priority is given to undergraduate students over others)
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in studying sustainability, communication, or community building
  • Eagerness to convert constructive criticism into excellence during project development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Drivers license
  • Prescott van certification 

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Strong problem-solving and decision making capabilities
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with digital design software (InDesign, Adobe, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Drive, etc.)
  • Exceptional time-management track record
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Sound organizational ethics and tact, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside consulting project clients and vendors
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and seek input when needed.
Available Openings 5
Hours 10.0 to 20.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $11.00/hour
Time Frame Academic Year
Contact Name Laird Evan Christensen
Contact Email laird.christensen@prescott.edu
Work Location Prescott College Campus
Phone 928.350.2257
Fax N/A


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