Environmental Center

Employment

 

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 different focus areas: 1) Local Food Security & Campus Garden 2) Zero Waste Initiatives, 3) Real Food Challenge, and 4) Campus Sustainability. Each 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 your 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, thus ensuring that everyone has access to local, organic food.

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Start Date: Student staff begin formal work hours the third week of September 

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

 

Student Graphic Designer

The Environmental Center is offering a professional experience to one qualified Graphic Designer. The EC Graphic Designer will work directly with the EC professional staff to create both printed and digital materials for the Environmental Center, including, but not limited to brochures, logos, posters, decals, flyers, event signage and web optimized graphics for our various programs, campaigns and events. We are looking for someone who is a team player and able to work with a variety of people across campus including, faculty, staff and students. If you are excited in participating in the process of establishing an EC brand and contribute ideas on effective products/imagery to achieve this goal, that is a bonus! 

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To applyPlease send a current resume, cover letter and digital portfolio to EC Coordinator Rachel Landis at rllandis@fortlewis.edu. If a digital portfolio is not available, please email me at the above address to set up a time when I might view your print portfolio. Applications materials received by September 9th will be given full consideration. Position open until filled. 

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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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


 

Employment Questions:

If you have questions regarding student employment at the Environmental Center, please contact EC Assistant Coordinator, Marty Pool, at mlpool[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.