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Skidmore Sustainability Office
 

Campus Opportunities

Sustainable Skidmore offers several job opportunities for students, including paid, credit-earning, and volunteer positions. Continuing with Sustainable Skidmore's mission, most positions offer experiential learning opportunities so students can gain hands on skills and apply the knowledge they are learning in the classroom to real world projects.

 

Compost Manager  |  North Woods Steward  |  Bikemore Manager 

Student Garden Manager  |  S-Rep Manager  |  S-Rep

 

Compost Student Manager

Description:

There are 2 compost manager positions, each requiring 3-4 hours of work per week, based at Skidmore College. Primary responsibilities of the compost manager will be to work with the Sustainable Skidmore office, the Environmental Action Club, and students living in the Northwoods Village Apartments to promote and increase involvement in the Skidmore Compost Program. The manager will manage the distribution of buckets at the beginning of the academic year, collect and clean compost buckets at the end of the academic year, transport compost from the apartment buildings to the compost bin, turn compost piles, collect, input, and analyze data, develop education and outreach programs, coordinate student volunteers, and conduct an annual survey to assess awareness and overall perspective on the composting program.

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North Woods Steward

Description:

Sustainable Skidmore is looking for creative, organized, self-directed, responsible applicants who have some existing skills related to trail maintenance, outdoor education, communication, or other related areas. The successful applicant will have good public relations skills and be comfortable interacting with visitors in the North Woods. CPR and First Aid certification as well as GIS knowledge and website development are desirable skills.

Duties:

Monitoring Physical Condition of North Woods

Information

Reach Out to Saratoga Community

Skidmore Student Garden Support

Independent Research Project

Documentation

Bikemore Student Manager

Description:

The Skidmore Bike Share (ThoroughTreds) Student Manager position offered by Sustainable Skidmore requires 2-4 hours of work per week, based at Skidmore College. Primary responsibilities of the ThoroughTreds Manager will be to work with Sustainable Skidmore, the Environmental Action Club, Lucy Scribner Library, and students of Skidmore College to ensure the campus bike share program is functioning properly and efficiently. The manager will regularly check-in with Library staff and Sustainable Skidmore to analyze current state of the bike share program, take inventory of the bicycles, evaluate bicycles to ensure they are in proper working order, and repair, maintain and keep detailed account of all bicycles in the program. Additionally, because this program is relatively new to Skidmore College, the manager will work closely with Sustainable Skidmore and the library to adapt the ThoroughTreds program, checkout process, and market the program to increase campus awareness to ensure the sustainability of the program.

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Skidmore Student Garden Manager

Description:

The primary responsibilities of the Student Garden Manger will be to work with Sustainable Skidmore and garden volunteers to maintain the Skidmore Student Garden. The manager is responsible for managing planting, maintenance, and harvest of vegetables; finding and retaining volunteers; recording harvest yields; creating invoices and recording financial transactions; maintaining the garden blog and Facebook page; as well as reaching out to the Saratoga community. The manager will work the 10-week period stated above, for regularly scheduled hours.

Duties:

Oversee Planting, Ongoing Maintenance, and Harvesting of Vegetables in the Garden

General Administrative Tasks

Information & Documentation

Reach Out to the Saratoga & Skidmore Community

Sustainability Representative (S-Rep) Manager

Description:

S-Rep Student Managers help to manage the Sustainable Skidmore S-Rep program. This program is designed to increase the awareness of sustainability and inspire behavior change in the residence halls. S-Reps offer information on sustainability topics, serve as a sounding board for sustainability concerns in the residence halls and offer activities surrounding sustainability.

The S-Rep Managers will assist Sustainable Skidmore with the agenda for the Fall training during the prior Spring semester and possibly over the summer (this is done as a volunteer in preparation for the paid position that begins in the Fall), set the agendas for weekly group meetings sometimes in conjunction with Sustainable SKidmore, coordinate the planning of events and activities, check in with the S-Reps, hold them accountable to the expectations of the program, and assist in brainstorming programs or other outreach ideas for the residence halls and on campus related to sustainability. Overall the Managers will need to ensure that the S-Rep group feels cohesive and functions as a team, and that S-Reps have someone to come to with questions and concerns, to work on ideas with, to better understand college policies or practices and event planning, and to better clarify their S-Rep expectations. Additionally, the S-Rep Managers will maintain a formal connection and regular communication with the Sustainability Committee of SGA.

The Sustainable Skidmore Office is looking for creative, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about sustainability. Additionally, the S-Rep managers will develop a wide variety of skills that include leadership, peer education, management, and effective communication skills. Ideally you would have previously held an S-Rep position, but this is not required.

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Sustainability Representative (S-Rep)

Description:

Sustainable Skidmore’s student S-Rep program is designed to increase the awareness of sustainability and inspire behavior change in the residence halls. S-Reps offer information on sustainability topics, serve as a sounding board for sustainability concerns in the residence halls and offer activities surrounding sustainability. They educate their residence hall mates about sustainability issues such as energy conservation and waste reduction and will help plan related activities in their residence halls.

S-Reps must attend fall training in late August and early September and weekly training and planning meetings (day and time TBA). Group meetings allow S-Reps time to plan activities and brainstorm actions to be taken in the residence halls throughout the year. Other duties include group activities, collaborative projects, and opportunities to represent the S-Rep Program at various campus events. All S-Reps will be housed in the halls where they will work. In addition to these more general activities, each S-Rep will also take on one focus area for the Fall semester. This should be a topic that they already have interest or experience in, or where the person wants to further develop their skills and knowledge. The topic areas which will be represented by the S-Reps include: Environmental Health & Justice, Energy & Climate, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Food & Sustainable Agriculture, Composting, North Woods & Land Management, Green Building, Education & Awareness, and Marketing & Communication.

The Sustainable Skidmore Office is looking for creative, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about sustainability. As an S-Rep you will develop a wide variety of skills, including leadership and peer education, effective communication skills, and experience of working with other passionate students.

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