Sustainability Fellowships

Sustainability Fellows will support ongoing institutional and regional sustainability projects in Winter and Spring quarters of 2020.

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Graduate Students interested in sustainability are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Sustainability Fellowships. These project-based fellowships offer students an opportunity to engage with on-going sustainability projects while gaining real-world experience in a variety of key skills. This year's Fellows will work out of the Office of Sustainability.

Criteria

  • Positions are open to any student enrolled (at least half-time) in graduate studies at The Evergreen State College during winter and spring of 2020.
  • Should be available to work 20 hours a week, mainly during office hours Monday-Friday (some hours may be flexible)
  • Subject-matter and technical expertise are desirable, but can be taught on the job and are not as critical as excellent social and communication skills.

To Apply: please submit the following documents, electronically, to sustainabilityoffice@evergreen.edu by 10pm November 22, 2019:

  1. Cover Letter (1 page)  - Identify the position(s) you are interested in, why you are interested and what knowledge or skills you offer
  2. Resume/Curriculum - Please include pertinent academic work
  3. Two references and their contact information

Timeline

  • November 22: Applications Due
  • December 2 – 6: Applicant Interviews
  • (by) December 16: Hiring Announcements
  • January 6: Fellowships Begin

2020 Fellowship Positions

Graduate Sustainability Fellows are supported through a small endowment.
Each position is:

  • $16 per hour
  • 20 hours per week
  • January 6 to June 12 (not including spring break, 22 weeks total)

EcoNetwork Organizer – Outreach for the Office of Sustainability

Evergreen’s Office of Sustainability is seeking an EcoNetwork Organizer to build and coordinate a network of stakeholders interested in advancing sustainability at The Evergreen State College. The ability to creatively and effectively promote activities, clubs, events, and information is crucial to this position. The position will manage social media and internal communications (posters, emails, green screens etc.), plan outreach events, and foster long-term collaborative processes among stakeholders.

  • Develop and lead promotional and social media outreach for the Office of Sustainability
  • Identify individuals and/or groups to connect with on and off campus
  • Build connections and long-lasting relationships among students, faculty, and staff
  • Convene and facilitate meetings
  • Organize and assist with planning and implementation of Earth Day 2020 – 50th Anniversary

Sustainability Planner – Working within the Office of Sustainability​

This fellowship will primarily work with the Director of Sustainability to review and evaluate the 2019 STARS report submission, then develop a draft sustainability plan for the College’s near-term work. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS), is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. The Sustainability Planner position will research asset-based approaches, choose evaluation models and create recommendations for moving the College’s sustainability work forward.

  • Understand, compare, and evaluate STARS submissions
  • Assess areas for improvement and identify low-hanging fruit
  • Craft a strategic plan of action for the College to improve our scoring

 

Contact

Evergreen Director of Sustainability, Scott Morgan, (360) 867-6913.