Jobs with FSU Sustainable Campus

Thank you for your interest in working with Sustainable Campus! Florida State University’s Sustainable Campus works to educate and engage students, staff, and faculty to set an example of campus sustainability and position FSU as a leader of environmental and social action. 

Our educational efforts, community outreach, and programs work alongside the greater campus efforts and operations to provide everyone with the ability to develop, apply, and practice sustainability. Our efforts seek to conserve resources at FSU and strengthen the positive impact our university leaves upon the local and global environment for generations to come. 

Who we are:

  • We are diverse, enthusiastic learners who care about all things sustainability.
  • We strongly believe in and follow a culture that is open, transparent, inclusive, and collaborative.
  • We are a friendly team and value relationships. 

Please see descriptions of our current openings below. The intended start date is August 12, 2024, with the chance to start in the Summer 2024 if desired case-by-case and an end date of May 12, 2025. Each role is 15-20 hours per week and the starting pay rate is $13/hour. You must be a current undergraduate student at FSU and not have an expected graduation date before Spring 2025. 

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The application deadline is Thursday, April 11th, 2024, 11:45 pm. Invitations to interviews will be sent via email. Reach out directly to Alexa Anderton, Outreach & Engagement Coordinator at FSU Sustainable Campus at with any questions. 

Eco-Reps Coordinator  

About the Eco-Reps Program: This Program is a peer-to-peer connection opportunity for interested students to become sustainability leaders to share information, grow, and learn from each other in an inclusive environment. The coordinator works closely with students to provide them with learning opportunities, field trips, engaging volunteer activities, and provides a clear path to understanding key topics in sustainability. The program is geared towards students that are early in their college career and are looking for a way to learn more. Therefore, the Eco-reps will have experiential learning throughout the semester that is facilitated through talks, meetings, social events, and reflections on Canvas to share their experience. Through time, the Eco-reps will be set up for success to continue to share the message of sustainability, be a leader, and continue to foster connections across the campus community.  

What this role does: 

  • Recruitment of interested students and volunteer base  

  • Serve as the main connection point to teach, learn, and share information with peers 

  • Facilitate discussions with campus partners about sustainability topics and research new opportunities  

  • Support campus sustainability efforts though office-wide initiatives and education opportunities (such as field trips, speakers, events, and more)

Seminole Organic Garden Support: 

About the Seminole Organic Garden: The Seminole Organic Garden is a shared space amongst organizations and individuals across campus, and it serves as a peaceful outlet for those who want to take a break from their schedule. The Seminole Organic Garden is a great place to lessen your stress while learning about the benefits of gardening. Growing your own food using sustainable methods lowers your carbon footprint significantly, and you get to eat healthy, organic produce! The garden isn’t just food, though; Sustainable Campus strives to incorporate native and pollinator plant species that promote the health of our pollinator and insect populations, all the way up the food chain! Gardening experience serves students far beyond their time at FSU and proves for many to be an outstandingly rewarding hobby.   

Knowledge of gardening maintenance is essential for this role. This role is physically demanding and requires the ability to work independently, in the heat, and lift up to 30 pounds. 

What this role does: 

  • Serve as a direct support to the main Garden Coordinator who is overseeing the garden as a whole  

  • Maintain the Seminole Organic Garden, including weeding, watering, composting, plant health, and trash pick-up 

  • Coordinate with Garden Coordinator for weekly garden workday hours, providing service opportunities for renters and general volunteers 

  • Support campus sustainability efforts through office-wide initiatives and education 

Waste Reduction Coordinator (formerly known as Garnet & Gold Goes Green Coordinator): 

This position will coordinate the existing Garnet & Gold Goes Green program as well as a continuation of the Recycling Ambassadors program. 

About Garnet & Gold Goes Green (G4): Garnet & Gold Goes Green, or G4, is a gameday recycling program with FSU Sustainable Campus. Student volunteers act as friendly faces while recycling from fans and tailgaters with the intention of keeping Doak Campbell Stadium and the Donald Tucker Civic Center clean and promoting eco-friendly behavior. The G4 program helps to minimize the large amounts of waste produced at basketball games and football tailgates. Since 2005, G4 has collected over 200 TONS of recyclable material! In between football and basketball seasons, volunteers can also look out for opportunities to help recycle at other events around campus. 

About Community Waste Station Ambassadors (CWS): Community Waste Stations are the groups of landfill and recycling bins in all non-residential FSU buildings. The goal of this program is to support the CWS program through collecting data about usage, developing outreach & educational materials to support proper use, in addition to supporting campus-wide recycling efforts.  

What this role does: 

  • Recruitment and training of G4 and ambassadors  

  • Manage all communication with volunteers and relevant campus partners 

  • Coordinate G4 activities at all home football games and select basketball games 

  • Coordinate audits, education, and program maintenance  

  • Explore partnership opportunities with other waste reduction measures on campus 

  • Support campus sustainability efforts through office-wide initiatives and education 

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