University of Utah Sustainability Ambassador in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/12/2018

Requisition Number PRN07966N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Sustainability Ambassador

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible with class schedule; nights and weekends required for events

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01281 - Office of Sustainability

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 10.00 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Sustainability Office seeks multiple student interns to help promote sustainability and manage programs at the University of Utah. We define sustainability as the integrated pursuit of social equity, environmental integrity, and economic security for current and future generations. The Sustainability Office’s mission is to integrate sustainability as a core principle throughout all operations, research, disciplines, and curriculum at the University of Utah and to support sustainability initiatives and actions within the campus and community. We engage the campus community through programs that fund innovation, expand knowledge and understanding, and ignite change for a healthy and equitable society.

Interns assist the Sustainability Office in its mission through project development and implementation, social media, video, photography, marketing, blog writing, event planning, and campus-centric research and focus groups. Most importantly, the interns help the Sustainability Office make programs fun and exciting for the whole campus.

All internships are contingent upon funding availability.


Students selected as Sustainability Ambassadors will be assigned roles that focus on one or more of the following areas:

•Promote current Sustainability Office projects and design additional campaigns to educate and engage the campus community.

•Create content, including videos, photos, and stories, for the Sustainability Office social media and the Sustainable Utah blog;

•Work with the student sustainability leaders on campus to help promote the services provided by the Sustainability Office;

•Make presentations, table at campus events, design flyers, and participate in outreach activities;

•Organize sustainability events;

•Assist in campus surveys and focus groups to provide the Sustainability Office and its partners with additional information about the campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a University of Utah full-time student.

Internships are open to all majors. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as organizational and research abilities. Experiences with program development, project management, video creation, and conducting surveys are a plus.


Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus, but not required for consideration. Spanish-language proficiency a plus.

Special Instructions Summary

In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter explaining your experiences and why you are a good fit for the sustainability ambassador internship. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered. Also submit a reference page with up to three references.

Priority deadline to apply is July 7, 2018.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.