Job Title: Three Zeros Initiative Student Representative

Reports to: Brad Ives, Chief Sustainability Officer; Tait Chandler, EHS Technician

Job purpose:

The Three Zeros Initiative Student Representative is tasked with promoting and advancing the Initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill. Their role in the Initiative will be as a student representative, a communications team member and/or an ad-hoc researcher. The Student Representative should help create and manage projects for student groups on campus to advance the Three Zeros mission.

Duties and responsibilities:

Student representative

The Three Zeros Initiative Student Representative will represent students at UNC-Chapel Hill in meetings and projects related to the Three Zeros Initiative. One project the student will be working is a reusable art exhibit at the Union Art Gallery. Other duties might include:

  • Attending and contributing to other Three Zeros planning meetings
  • Advocating for student voice in project planning
  • Integrating student work into Three Zeros projects
  • Publicizing the Three Zeros Initiative to student groups

Communications

As a part of the communications team, the Three Zeros Student Representative will work to help brand and communicate the Three Zeros Initiative to students on UNC’s campus. This work could include:

  • Attending biweekly Three Zeros Communications Working Group meetings
  • Creating and editing content for the Three Zeros website
  • Amplifying Three Zeros content through social media
  • Planning on-campus promotional events

Research

As part of the overall Three Zeros Initiative, the applicant may be asked to perform ad-hoc research for the rest of the team, upon request. A potential project would be identifying and cataloguing all the non-recyclable items sold on campus and then researching their recyclable/compostable alternatives as well as their associated costs. Other duties might include:

  • Researching diverse topic areas in sustainability
  • Preparing memos, presentations and summaries for team members based on research

Qualifications:

Qualifications include:

  • Experience in event management, project management, grant writing, media relations, social media, research
  • Knowledge of sustainable campus practices in water-use, waste and greenhouse gas reduction
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

Work Time:

Applicant should aim to work 10-15 hours a week for the UNC’s spring semester. Each hour work should be properly recorded by the student with a short description of the tasks completed to accompany the time-log. The applicant needs to be available for a biweekly, in-person meeting with Brad Ives, Chief Sustainability Officer, as well as weekly meetings with Tait Chandler via phone. The applicant will also need to be able to work remotely.

Compensation:

The intern will earn $12/hour.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter in .pdf format in an email to Tait Chandler at tait.chandler@energy.unc.edu by midnight Feb. 13, 2017 to be considered for the above position. Phone interviews will be conducted the following week, so please put a phone number and times we can reach you in your application email.

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