Office of Sustainability student staff, volunteers and interns play a key role in the development of quality sustainable programs at Ohio University. Since sustainability is a truly interdisciplinary topic, the members of our student staff come from a diverse set of academic disciplines and personal interests. All are welcome!
All members of the OU student staff are trusted with meaningful projects that advance the office's goals and mission while contributing to student success. During their time in the office, all interns, volunteers and paid employees are expected to dedicate approximately 15% of their time on professional development. Through the help of the Director of Sustainability and the Professional Development Coordinator, students are guided through a skills-set assessment and then develop a plan for thoughtful reflection and development of personal skills. This is done in an effort to allow students to proactively approach their plans after graduation.
All of the positions listed below are offered each semester. Students are required to work in the office for at least one semester on a volunteer basis (or unpaid internship). Upon the successful completion of one full semester, students may be invited to continue their efforts in a paid capacity, depending on performance and budget availability.
Professional Development Coordinator (currently filled)
Ecohouse and Special Programs Coordinator (will become available in Fall 2013)
Energy Programs Coordinator (will become available in Fall 2013)
Tour and Presentation Coordinator (will become available in Fall 2013)
Video Production Coordinator (currently available)
Social Media Coordinator (will become available in Fall 2013)
Community Garden and Landscape Coordinator (Summer 2013)
- Reporting Coordinator (position filled for FY 13)
- Outreach Coordinator (position filled for FY 13)
- Land and Resource Manager (position filled for FY 13)
- Additional positions may become available as the program evolves
All GA openings for the Office of Sustainability will be posted online each spring through the Graduate School.