The Office of Sustainability hires students throughout the year to work on a variety of programs and projects. Positions include Sustainability Office Assistant, Recycling Program Representative, Green Bikes Mechanic, Outreach Assistant and Nanook Grown Gardener. Please indicate in your cover letter what position you are applying for. If you are interested in multiple positions, please state this.
Maintains the recycling program on campus. Job duties include picking up recycling on and off campus, delivering recycling to a central collection site, and helping coordinate recycling programs, education or events.
Driver’s license required. The ability to work independently. Basic problem-solving skills. The ability to lift up to 35lbs. All employees may need to help in areas outside of their department on occasion.
Experience in a similar position and/or a background in sustainability is helpful, but not required.
Typical Education or Training:
Training is provided.
Special instructions to applicants:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references.
This is a Student Assistant C; minimum starting pay $10.50.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.
Applicant must be enrolled as a UAF student taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student.
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.
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.
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:
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