Environmental Center

Employment

Environmental Center Project Management Staff (Fall 2015/Spring 2016):

The Environmental Center promotes sustainability and social justice on our campus and in our community while providing students with professional skills training, personal development, and the opportunity to create meaningful and lasting change. We are currently looking for passionate individuals excited to gain professional skills, be part of an amazing crew of folks, and work towards creating positive environmental and social change in our campus/community.

Student staff are asked to work between 6-10 hours per week, which includes team meetings, project work, office hours, and attending occasional all-hands-on-deck events such as our all-staff retreat in late September.  Weekly schedules are flexible to cater to school/life commitments.

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: Student work study will begin working regular office hours the 3rd week of September. All staff are asked to attend a paid, all-day orientation retreat Saturday, September 19th. 

To apply, please complete an application by Friday, September 4th.   

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Environmental Center Graphic Design & Marketing Guru:

The Environmental Center is offering a professional experience to one qualified Graphic Designer/Marketer. The EC Graphic Designer/Marketing Guru 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 and excited to participate in the process of establishing an EC brand and contribute ideas on effective products/imagery to achieve this goal. 

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: Student work study will begin working regular office hours the 3rd week of September. All staff are asked to attend a paid, all-day orientation retreat Saturday, September 19th. 

To apply, Please send a current resume, cover letter and digital portfolio to EC Coordinator Rachel Landis at rllandis[at]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 12th will be given full consideration. Position open until filled.   

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Environmental Center Project Team Leaders:

We are currently hiring for Work Study[i] positions and volunteer student project team leaders.  Team leaders are asked to work between 6-10 hours per week, which includes facilitating team meetings, project work, office hours, and attending occasional all-hands-on-deck events such as our October Apple Days festival, and all-staff Retreat on September 19th.  Weekly schedules are flexible to cater to school/life commitments.

Pay Scale: $9.00/hour-$11.00/hour depending on experience

Start Date: Team leaders will be asked to attend a paid training the first week of school and will begin working regular office hours the 3rd week of September. All staff are asked to attend a paid, all-day orientation retreat, Saturday, September 19th.

To apply, please complete an application by Friday, September 4th.   

Download the complete job description for more information

 

Crop Mob Harvest Helpers

The Environmental Center, in partnership with Miller Orchards and the Garden Project of SW Colorado, is looking for 3-5 students to work with local farmers and aid our local food system. Crop Mob Harvest Helpers would work in partnership with EC professional staff and community partners to harvest excess apples and produce from area farms. Harvest Helpers are asked to work between 6-10 hours per week, as well as, attend occasional all-hands-on-deck events such as our October Apple Days festival, and all-staff Retreat on September 19th.  This position will require reimbursed travel within La Plata and Montezuma Counties.

Pay Scale: $9.00-11.00/hour depending on experience for work-study qualified students

Start Date: Staff will start the third week of September with work responsibilities continuing through the end of harvest season in late November. All staff are asked to attend a paid, all-day orientation retreat, Saturday, September 19th.

To apply, please complete an application by Friday, September 4th.   

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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)


Environmental Center Local Food Fellowship (Please check back in in February 2016)

What: A fellowship program for two 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 5 hours/week in April to get the garden set up, as well as, September and October 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 3rd -June 5th). 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 a 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

Term: April 1st- – October 31st (20 hours/week in summer; 1-4 hours/week during school year) 

To apply:  Please check back in in early February 2016 for an updated application. Until then, happy growing!

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

 

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.