Environmental Center

Employment

 

Environmental Center Assistant Coordinator

What:

The Environmental Center (EC) at Fort Lewis College is seeking an organized and energetic individual to assist with the EC’s programmatic, operational and administrative functions. The EC is a dynamic student organization that provides various environmental services to the campus, implements campus and community programs highlighting environmental and social justice issues, and supports 20-30 student staff through training and mentorship. The EC is committed to: 1) Cultivating and empowering environmental leaders who create social change, 2) Implementing meaningful environmental initiatives that advance regional sustainability and shift our collective paradigm, 3) Engaging in campus and community partnerships to amplify our collective environmental impact and strengthen a culture of sustainability in our region and 4) Enhancing student success by complementing academic learning with applied research, valuable internships, and relevant hands-on projects

The Assistant Coordinator position will play an integral role in training and supporting our student leaders, managing the office, spearheading projects/programs in our focus areas, and coordinating various operations. The latter includes work with both our in-vessel compost system and our campus garden. The ideal candidate will be approachable, enjoy working with students in both a supervisory and educational capacity, and excited to work in a collaborative environment. The Assistant Coordinator reports directly to the Environmental Center Coordinator. This is a 40-hour/week, 9-month permanent, exempt staff position. 

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Start Date: This position begins August 8th. 

To Apply: Submit the following materials via email to Rachel Landis, Environmental Center Coordinator, at rllandis[at]fortlewis.edu. Application materials received by April 30th will receive full consideration:  

  • A letter of interest specifically addressing qualifications and responsibilities
  • Résumé
  • Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references

Real Food Challenge Internship

The Environmental Center is looking for a summertime intern to advance our Real Food Challenge efforts here on campus. Primary responsibilities include researching production, labor, and ethical qualities of FLC’s 2015-2016 food purchases as part of our annual RFC Calculator Food Audit. Additionally, this position will meet with RFC stakeholders to help inform strategic planning and purchasing policy and procedures. This is an 80-150 hour unpaid internship available for academic credit. 

Start Date:   The Real Food Challenge intern will work an average of 10 hours/week with a schedule built to flex around school and additional work obligations. Start date is flexible

To apply, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position, along with a resume to Rachel Landis, Environmental Center Coordinator, at rllandis@fortlewis.edu. Position open until filled.

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For more information: Contact Rachel Landis at (970) 247-7091 or email rllandis@fortlewis.edu


The below internships have been filled for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Please check back in the Fall 2016 for additional internship opportunities

Zero Waste Dining Internship

The Zero Waste Dining Intern works to support and advance Sodexo, FLC and the Environmental Center’s efforts to reduce food waste Real Food Challenge efforts on campus. This position is a 150 hour, Spring internship offered to current FLC students through a partnership between the Environmental Center and Sodexo dining services.. Interns may have the option of continuing this position beyond the Spring term depending on their performance and dining’s Zero Waste needs. 

Pay Scale: $9.00/hour-$11.00/hour depending on experience and whether or not you qualify for Work Study funds through your financial aid package. To learn if you qualify, please contact the Financial Aid office at (970) 247-7102.

Start Date: Employment will begin with an orientation the first week of the new school year. The Zero Waste Dining intern will work an average of 10 hours/week with a schedule built to flex around school and additional work obligations.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position, along with a resume to Rachel Landis, Environmental Center Coordinator, at rllandis@fortlewis.edu by Friday, 12/11 at 4p.m. Interviews will take place the week of the 13th   

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Alternative Spring Break Trip Leader Internship

FLC’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) combines a five day home-stay and service project on the Hopi or Navajo reservation with two days of camping and hiking in the Colorado Plateau to provide students with a greater sense of place, a chance to explore leadership through service, the opportunity to have an adventure, and the opportunity to build a solid community. The (ASB) Trip Leader works in partnership with the Environmental Center, Leadership Programs, the Grand Canyon Trust, and Outdoor Pursuits to create and run a successful ASB experience for Fort Lewis College Students. The position will report to the Environmental Center and Leadership Programs Coordinators.  

Pay Scale: $9.00/hour-$11.00/hour depending on experience and whether or not you qualify for Work Study funds through your financial aid package. To learn if you qualify, please contact the Financial Aid office at (970) 247-7102.

Start Date: Employment will begin with an orientation the first week of the new school year. The ASB Trip Leader will work an average of 4-6 hours/week prior to and the in the week following ASB, in addition to the entirety of Spring Break. Schedules will be built to flex around school and additional work obligations.   

To apply, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position, along with a resume to Rachel Landis, Environmental Center Coordinator, at rllandis@fortlewis.edu by Friday, 12/11 at 4p.m. Interviews will take place the week of the 13th   

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Environmental Center Local Food Fellowship 

What: : A fellowship program for Fort Lewis College students with an interest in food security, community gardens, sustainable agriculture, orchards, and healthy eating.  Fellows work approximately 20 hours per week from May 1st through August 29th overseeing and managing our on-campus garden and orchard, while also connecting with local organizations to learn more about our local food system. Additionally, fellows will work approximately 1-4 hours/week post Spring Break through April to get the garden set up, as well as, September through December to wrap up of the garden season and offer educational garden workshops to our campus community.  Fellows register to take ENVS 393: Environmental Agriculture (4 credits) during the first summer session (May 2nd-June 3rd). Students who have previously taken this course or who can demonstrate equivalent experience are welcome to apply and request exemption from this course. To capture the knowledge and insights gained during the fellowship, Fellows will be asked to design a Capstone project that directly benefits our campus or community.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Environmental Center organic garden, greenhouse, orchard, and compost program
  • Develop and execute Capstone Project that directly relates to your Local Food Fellowship’s area of focus
  • Provide 3 on-campus garden-oriented workshops during the Fall 2014 semester
  • Participate on the Environmental Center Local Food Team during September & October of the Fall Semester.

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in (or audit of) ENVS 393: Environmental Agriculture and good academic standing
  • Experience with sustainable agriculture, horticulture, and greenhouse management
  • Knowledge of community food security issues in La Plata County
  • Experience with education or facilitating groups
  • Attention to detail and strong recordkeeping skills
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and solve problems
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs, perform manual labor, and work outside in all weather

Term: March 14th – December 16th, 2016 (20 hours/week in summer; 1-4 hours/week during school year)  

Compensation: $2,500-$5,000 stipend. Additional funds available for students who qualify for Work Study

To apply: Fill out the fellowship application and submit with a current transcript, résumé, and list of three references to rllandis@fortlewis.edu.  

Application deadline: February 12th at 8a.m

For more information: Contact Rachel Landis at (970) 247-7091 or email rllandis@fortlewis.edu


If you have questions regarding student employment at the Environmental Center, please contact EC Assistant Coordinator, Ricky Green, at rkgreen[at]fortlewis.edu or swing by the Environmental Center (located on the main floor of the Student Union)


Other Internships

The Environmental Center offers internship opportunities for undergraduate students at Fort Lewis.  If you have an interest in one of our program areas and would like to complete an internship, please contact the Coordinator at rllandis [at] fortlewis.edu.