Sustainability Fellowship

The Sustainability Fellow will support ongoing institutional and regional sustainability projects from 2022-2024.


Graduate Students interested in sustainability are encouraged to apply for the 2022 Sustainability Fellowship. This project-based fellowship offers students an opportunity to engage with on-going sustainability projects while gaining real-world experience in a variety of key skills. This year's Fellow will work out of the Office of Sustainability with the Director of Sustainability and two current Sustainability Fellows.

Position Description

Reports To: Director of Sustainability

Hours: 19 hours per week maximum

Duration: This position is year-round and lasts until the end of June the second year after the student is hired, which should align with the end of their graduate studies.

Compensation: Starting hourly wage will be $17.00 per hour, with provision for an increase in the second year.

Start Date: Position starts on Monday, October 3rd, 2022. There is some flexibility to alter that date if the student has a compelling need.


  • Must be an admitted or current Evergreen graduate studies student who plans to be enrolled for at least 4 credits in fall, winter, and spring 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.
  • May not hold any other student-staff positions at Evergreen for the duration of their employment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – phone, email, and in-person.
  • Comfortable talking with all types of people – both incoming and current students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community partners, by phone, by email, through zoom, or in person.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Flexible and able to work with minimal direction, yet willing and able to ask questions to clarify the work at hand.
  • General office skills, both in-person and remote – including Microsoft Office 365 and Teams.
  • Problem solver; takes initiative, fast learner.
  • Comfortable learning new skills and searching out directions, training, or support as needed
  • Project planning or project assistance experience is beneficial to the duties of this position, but not required

Job Duties:

The Sustainability Fellow will be a member of the Office of Sustainability team at The Evergreen State College and work with the Director and other Fellows to support major projects. Office of Sustainability project work spans a wide-breadth that includes energy generation, conservation, and consumption, water use, waste management, transportation planning and alternatively fueled vehicles, commuting behaviors, building construction, state and local government planning, regional collaborations, community engagement, and reporting. Routine work includes data collection and analysis for reporting on

    • GHG emissions
    • Building energy use
    • Energy conservation
    • Renewable energy production
    • Commuting practices
    • Waste diversion, and more
  • Support/collaborate on team sustainability plans for Evergreen State College operations.
  • Assist with on-going projects:
    • Development and implementation of a Campus lands stewardship plan
      • This includes collaborative workgroup planning for stewardship actions and implementation tasks. We will be finalizing a draft plan and leading stakeholder engagement during the 2022-23 academic year.
    • Building Energy Efficiency reporting for the WA Clean Buildings Rule
      • The Clean Buildings rule requires commercial buildings over 200,000 gross square feet in size to meet defined energy efficiency standards. Several campus buildings fall within the purview of the law and we are currently developing our compliance and reporting processes.
  • Attend Conferences and/or Community Workgroups when needed.
  • Help select and train a new team member in the fall of 2023.
  • Assist with other projects as they emerge.

How to apply:

Please submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover Letter (1 page) - Identify why you are interested, the knowledge or skills you offer, and how this work fits with your educational and/or professional goals.
  2. Resume/Curriculum - Please point out any pertinent academic, volunteer, or professional work.
  3. Two references and their contact information.

Please submit your application materials to Scott Morgan, Evergreen’s Director of Sustainability by 11:59pm, PT on August 5th, 2022. Submit via email to sustainabilityoffice@evergreen. Interviews will be held via Zoom on August 22nd and 23rd, 2022.