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.

Work-study positions for the 2014 summer term are now available!  Note that in order to be eligible for work-study, you must be taking at least 1.0 credit over the summer.  Apply early - positions will be filled as soon as we have qualified candidates.

Positions may also be viewed at cln.utoronto.ca - search for " UTM Environmental Affairs Office".

Summer Sustainability Assistant

Number of vacancies:  2

Hours per week:  12 hours per week, 90 hours total

Description:

The Summer Sustainability Assistant will work with the Environmental Affairs Office to continue to deliver environment programming to the UTM community over the summer months.  These programs include the printer cartridge and electronic waste recycling programs, battery collection, and naturalization activities.  Work may include other environment-related work as required.

Duties include:

  • Monitoring and emptying of printer cartridge and battery collection bins as needed
  • Monitoring and maintenance of naturalized areas on campus under the supervision of the Grounds Department
  • Planning, promoting, and running electronic waste collection event for faculty & staff
  • Maintain Green Team presence on campus and online, including via social media (Facebook & Twitter)
  • Assist in running Environmental Affairs Office programs as needed (e.g. Green Courses)
  • Research environmental programs at other universities & identify those that are transferable to UTM
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be physically fit and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision
  • Knowledge of UTM environmental projects an asset
  • Experience in environmental field an asset
  • Native plant identification skills an asset

BikeShare Manager

Number of vacancies:  1

Hours per week:  12 hours per week, 90 hours total

Description:

The summer BikeShare Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of BikeShare’s management during the summer months.

Duties include:

  • Recruitment, training, and scheduling of volunteers
  • Holding office hours
  • Preparing budget for the upcoming year
  • Maintaining BikeShare records, including log of repairs and rentals
  • Advertise and promote BikeShare to the campus community

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to maintain bicycles and carry out repairs.
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience with budgeting and grant writing an asset
  • Experience planning events an asset
  • Familiarity with UTM’s environmental programming an asset
  • Experience in the environmental field an asset

BikeShare Coordinator

Number of vacancies:  1

This position assists with day-to-day operations of the UTM BikeShare program.

  • Plan bicycle-related events throughout the summer
  • Assist with promoting BikeShare to the UTM community (may include tabling at events)
  • Assist in recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers
  • Hold office hours on a regular basis
  • Assist in maintaining BikeShare records, including log of rentals and repairs
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with UTM BikeShare program (e.g. volunteering experience) a strong asset
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with other UTM environmental programming an asset
  • Experience planning events an asset

BikeShare Technical Advisor

Number of vacancies:  1

This position is responsible for maintaining BikeShare’s fleet of bicycles and conducting educational repairs for members of the UTM community.

Duties:

  • Maintaining fleet of bikes in good and safe working order
  • Carrying out repairs to both BikeShare bikes, and educational repairs to members of the UTM community
  • Assist with maintaining records of both internal (BikeShare owned) & external repairs
  • Maintain inventory of parts & tools
  • Maintain records of sales of parts to members of UTM community
  • Teach campus community members how to repair bikes

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of mechanical systems & their repair required
  • Experience with bicycle repairs a strong asset
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with UTM’s environmental programming an asset
  • Familiarity with UTM BikeShare program (e.g. volunteering experience) a strong asset
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision

To apply, please email a unique cover letter and your resume to chelsea.dalton@utoronto.ca.  Please include the position(s) you are applying for in the subject line of your email.  We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.