Student Sustainability Coordinator

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

The Student Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for leading the sustainability efforts by educating and empowering students and the campus community.


10Under the direction of the Sustainability Office Manager, assist with sustainability programs and events as needed.Essential
15Act as a key resource person for other students and groups interested in sustainability initiatives and efforts at UAF. Advise, lead and motive student leaders, such as RA’s and student club presidents to promote sustainability. Maintain contact with student groups that have a sustainability focus.Essential
15Coordinate the assessment of sustainability programming. Methods include survey development, data collection/analysis and presenting results.Essential
20Develop and execute communication plans and public programming that promote the integration of sustainability efforts into campus culture. Create and present educational programs for residence life, new student orientation, and other events. Methods include classroom presentations, press releases, articles, highlights, information booths, and promoting sustainability using social media such as Facebook and Twitter.Essential
20Develop and execute communication plans and public programming that promote the integration of sustainability efforts into curriculum. Maintain regular contact with heads and faculty of academic departments to build awareness of student sustainability efforts and opportunities for partnerships.Essential
20Interface with Residence Life, Facilities Services, Dining Services and ASUAF to further sustainability goals and objectives identified by the RISE board or the Sustainability Plan.Essential

The Student Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for providing continuity and progress in the campus community where a large portion of the population (students) turns over at a high rate. In addition to working with the students at UAF this position is also responsible for working with the broader campus community (faculty, staff and departments) to promote sustainability. The Student Sustainability Coordinator will have a close working relationship with the student-led Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy (RISE) board. Limited supervision and guidance is provided by the Sustainability Office Manager; however, this position is expected to operate independently in the performance of a wide range of duties. This position pays $13 per hour and works 20 hours per week during the academic year. 

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to Board of Regents' Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to:

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require 
the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university. 

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