Environmental Center


Environmental Center Student Staff

The Environmental Center is an on-campus, student-driven organization that works to promote sustainability and social justice in our region all while training you in ways to create meaningful social and environmental change. We are looking for passionate individuals excited to gain professional skills, develop their inner change agent, and be part of our amazing team.

Student staff joining the EC participate in one of four current Initiatives:

  • Local Food Security & Campus Garden
  • Zero Waste Initiatives
  • Real Food Challenge
  • Energy Impact

Each Initiative focus area, in turn, has 4-6 student peers working as a team and with the help of our professional staff to identify and implement projects—infrastructure, policy, education, etc.—that will create lasting, meaningful, and positive impact in our area. Along the way, our professional staff provide you with personal and professional development through coaching, mentorship and trainings.

As an example, if you are on the Local Food Security team, your work might entail visiting a local farmer to better understand our local food system and then working with our professional staff to grow food in our campus garden that will ultimately be distributed to our FLC Dining Hall. Your efforts will be a meaningful contribution towards ensuring that everyone has access to local, organic food.

For more information please read the complete Environmental Center Student Staff Job Description.

Start Date: Student staff begin formal work hours the 3rd week of September.

To Apply: Complete the online EC application from by Friday, September 2nd, 2016.


Student Communications and Media Manager

The Environmental Center seeks an FLC student with interest and existing entry-level skills in Media & Communications. The Student Media & Communications Manager will work directly with the EC professional staff and our staff Graphic Designer to put together consistent messaging, assist with website management, oversee our bi-weekly online publication, and maintain our social media presence. Our ideal candidate will bring a vision for developing and implementing a media/communications strategy that more clearly articulates the Environmental Center’s mission, set a cohesive message, and effectively highlight the work that we are doing. We are looking for someone who fits our energetic community, is team player, and is able to work with a variety of people across campus and our community. This position could qualify for internship credit.

Job Responsibilities: cultivating our communications network, assisting with website development, managing social media content, managing our EC Digest and other publications, and ultimately assisting with developing a cohesive communications strategy for the EC.

For a full list of Required Qualifications and more information please read the complete Media & Communications Manager Job Description.

Start Date: Student staff begin formal work hours the 3rd week of September.

To Apply: Please send the following to EC Coordinator Rachel Landis at rllandis@fortlewis.edu

  • cover letter
  • current resume
  • writing sample

Applications materials received by Friday, September 9th will be given full consideration. Position open until filled.