Green Team

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The UTM Green Team is a group of students who are interested in helping out with environmental initiatives on the UTM campus.  Both work-study (paid) and volunteer positions are available.

We're hiring!

The Environmental Affairs Office is currently hiring for 4 positions for the 2017-2018 fall/winter terms.  Applicants must be eligible for work-study.  

Electronic Waste & Recycling Coordinator

Oversee all aspects of UTM’s electronic waste and printer cartridge recycling programs.  Duties include:

  • Continual monitoring of printer cartridge and battery collection containers
  • Emptying containers and preparing cartridges and batteries for shipping as needed
  • Recommending locations for further collection points on campus
  • Planning, promoting, and carrying out electronic waste collection event for faculty, staff, and students
  • Raising awareness of year-round electronic waste disposal availability
  • Researching, piloting, and implementing methods to improve capture rates
  • Explore opportunities to improve UTM’s recycling programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be physically fit and able to lift 20 lbs
  • Experience planning events an asset
  • Knowledge of UTM’s environmental programs an asset
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision

Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer

The Marketing Coordinator oversees all aspects of marketing and communications for the UTM Green Team, and provides graphic design services to the Environmental Affairs Office.

  • Explore unused/underused communications & marketing channels; provide recommendations
  • Write communications plan for Environmental Affairs Office
  • Assist in spreading awareness about existence of Environmental Affairs office & campus initiatives, including through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Create graphic materials for the Green Team, including posters, banners, and logos
  • Assist with advertising Environmental Affairs Office programs & events, including BikeShare and Green Ambassadors
  • Some videography work may be required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently studying marketing, communications, or related field
  • Must have experience with graphic design, both electronic and print
  • Familiarity with digital methods of event promotion/sign-up
  • Ability to create promotional materials in different formats, e.g. web presentations, logos, posters, banners
  • Experience with marketing & communications an asset
  • Knowledge of UTM’s environmental programs an asset
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision
  • Familiar with social media and marketing through social media
  • Experience creating communications plans an asset

Sustainability Programming Assistant

The Sustainability Programming Assistant will assist the Environmental Affairs Office with running existing sustainability programming, and will assist with expanding on existing programs and starting new ones.

  • Assist with running and promoting existing sustainability programming.  This may include:
    • Naturalization programming
    • Green courses
    • Green Ambassadors
    • Worm composting
    • Anti-litter
    • Other environmental programming
  • Planning and running events for Green Team
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers
  • Research initiatives at other universities, identify those which may be transferable to UTM
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of UTM’s environmental programming
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience conducting online research an asset
  • Experience planning and promoting events
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision

Volunteer Coordinator

The volunteer coordinator will assist the Environmental Affairs Office with managing and training volunteers.  This position will work closely with the Sustainability Programming Assistant.

  • Recruit volunteers to join the Environmental Affairs Office volunteer programs, including BikeShare and Green Ambassadors
  • Training volunteers in Environmental Affairs Office programs
  • Promote volunteer opportunities
  • Track volunteer hours and tasks completed
  • Assist with planning and running events
  • Ensure that events run smoothly, including tracking supplies, monitoring volunteers, and resolving conflicts
  • Scheduling volunteers
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience volunteering with the Environmental Affairs Office (Green Ambassadors or BikeShare)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of UTM’s environmental programming
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision
  • Experience planning and running events an asset
  • Experience working with or managing volunteers an asset

To apply, please email your resume and a unique cover letter that details your skills and interests to chelsea.dalton@utoronto.ca.  Specify the job title in the subject line.

Volunteer positions are always available!

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Green Team, email green.team@utoronto.ca.  You can also join our Facebook Group.