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


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


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 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.


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 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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