The Sustainability Studies Program @RooseveltU is hiring one (or more) undergraduate students to serve as Sustainability Student Associates for the Spring 2019 semester. Information and application instructions for the position can be found on Student Employment website: just login to the Career Central job posting system and upload your letter of interest and cover letter.
Deadline for applications is Monday 1/14. Interviews will be conducted that week in person or via Zoom with the goal of hiring by the week of 1/21. Depending upon the applicant pool, the available hours (12/week) may be split among 2-3 students. Cover letter required; writing sample optional (can be paper written for a class); résumé optional but recommended.
Desired Majors: Sustainability Studies, Sociology, or Biology preferred; however, all majors will be considered.
Required Skills/Knowledge: Knowledge of and interest in sustainability; strong writing/editing skills; effective communication skills; dependability and strong work ethic.
This 12 hour/week at $12/hour student position supports the mission, pedagogy, and service work of the SUST Program at Roosevelt by the following (other duties as assigned):
- developing & supporting campus sustainability projects in consultation with the program director, department faculty, Operations and Planning staff, and the RU Green student organization;
- managing the Roosevelt Urban Sustainability Lab (RUSLab) & WB Rooftop Garden;
- providing logistical and communication support for sustainability-related activities, events, and projects, both on- and off-campus;
- supporting student experiential learning, recruitment, retention, & career development efforts;
- coordinating & promoting departmental events & campus outreach (e.g., SUST Symposia & Earth Month);
- performing alumni outreach;
- serving as the primary student liaison between the SUST Program and the university community in the advancement of RU’s 2015-2020 Strategic Sustainability Plan
The Student Associate(s) will work closely with the SUST Program Director, Prof. Mike Bryson, and utilize the RUSLab at the Chicago Campus as their home base. Funding for the position has been provided by Testa Produce of Chicago.
Please email Prof. Bryson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions about the position or application process.