Environmental Center


student holding white boardThe Environmental Center is an on-campus, student-driven organization that works to promote sustainability and social justice on campus and throughout our region. Students who work with us gain valuable experience in how to create social and environmental change. We are looking for passionate individuals excited to gain professional skills, develop their personal chance-making ethic, and be part of our amazing team.

The Environmental Center student staff positions range from general team staff members to more specialized roles. Check out all our current openings below. Please note that the application process can vary for different positions, so please read the job descriptions carefully!

Environmental Center Student Staff

Students who are hired to be staff members at the EC participate in one of four current Initiatives as part of a 5-7 member student team:

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

You'll work with your teammates and help of our professional staff to identify and implement projects 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 visit a local farm to better understand our local food system. Using what you've learned, you will work on ways to grow food in our Campus Garden or Food Forest in an environmentally friendly and economically sound way. Or, as part of the Zero Waste team, you and your team may run a campaign to improve education about recycling on campus, reducing our campus environmental impact.

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

To Apply: Hiring for the Spring is extremely limited, though we encourage students to apply in order to get your name into our application system. Interested students should fill out our online EC application from.



Community Partner Employment Opportunities

Food Recovery Hub Coordinator

The Environmental Center at Fort Lewis College, along with BearSmart Durango, CSU Extension, Local First, Healthy Community Food Systems, the Garden Project of SW Colorado, and Cooking Matters received a 3-year $355,000 USDA Local Food Promotion Program Grant in October of 2017. The grant will support efforts to scale up our existing community gleaning program, to increase food flow through our community, increase access for undeserved populations, mitigate bear-human conflicts, and create the opportunity for secondary and value-added markets to arise.

We are looking for an amazing individual to be the Program Coordinator and turn the project vision into a reality. A complete job description and application instructions can be found here. Applications are due November, 10. Position is open until filled.