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 are now open for applications!  There are a total of 4 work-study positions available for the 2014-2015 school year.  Apply early - positions will be filled as soon as we have qualified applicants.

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 Daze
  • Assist with planning the annual Green Daze events
  • 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, e.g. QR codes & Google docs
  • 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

Student Eco-Network Coordinator

The Student Eco-Network Coordinator coordinates the activities of the EnviroHub, which brings together several different UTM clubs.

  • Act as a liaison between several different UTM environmentally-related clubs
  • Maintain and expand EnviroHub website
  • Meet regularly with club representatives to discuss upcoming events, ensure duplication of events is kept to a minimum
  • Maintain, expand, and promote EnviroHub services, including dish service and common events calendar
  • Assist with planning Green Daze events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Must be familiar with UTM’s environmental programming and initiatives
  • Knowledge of various environmentally-related clubs on campus an asset
  • Must be computer literate; familiarity with website content management systems an asset
  • Experience planning events an asset
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision

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:
    • Urban agriculture (according to weather conditions)
    • Green courses
    • Green Ambassadors
    • Garbage 2 Garden
    • Worm composting
    • Other environmental programming
  • Planning and running events for Green Daze
  • 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

To apply to these positions, please send your resume and a unique cover letter which details your skills and experience to chelsea.dalton@utoronto.ca, or visit cln.utoronto.ca and search "Environmental Affairs Office".  When applying, please specify in the subject line of your email which position(s) you are interested in.

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.