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Brown Dining Sustainability Intern
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Job ID 7407
Employer Dining Services
Employer Type On Campus
Date Posted Jun 14, 2018
Category Program Coordination
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Job Description The intern will promote sustainable food consumption among students, faculty, staff, and the larger community by contributing to initiatives that further BDS’s operational sustainability, raise awareness of food sustainability issues, or engage the Brown community in conversation about how the University makes our food system sustainable, and how it can improve. They will maintain existing BDS sustainability initiatives via logistical and conceptual support, and devise and execute new initiatives in collaboration with/that target students, faculty, staff, and the larger community. To develop and promote initiatives, the intern will regularly collaborate with student groups and community partners. The intern will also help publicize these initiatives; generate opportunities for discussion, feedback, and suggestions from staff on impacts of sustainability programs; perform regular surveys of student body to gauge response to initiatives. Examples of initiatives can be found in the Brown is Green Sustainability Report and include: transforming dining units into educational spaces with information for customers and staff; educational opportunities such as workshops, staff trainings, cross-community conversations, promotional campaigns, and special themed meals.
Job Requirements Candidates must be goal-oriented and self-directed; flexible, reliable, responsive to issues as they arise; able to work collaboratively; able to offer and receive constructive feedback; able to see things from different perspectives and operate effectively within practical realities. Candidates should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to speak before large groups, lead workshops and engage various interests and communities. Should have basic knowledge of local agriculture and understanding of nuances of local, organic and/or sustainable food. Student should be passionate about sustainable food systems. Preferred qualifications include current participation in a Dining Services meal plan; experience working in some aspect of food service; basic understanding of social justice issues; active in campus club(s) or organization(s); experience doing publicity and/or ability to design campaigns and create posters and other publicity materials. To apply: PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AND EMAIL A RESUME TO: ann_hoffman@brown.edu.
Number of openings 1
Hours 8.0 to 12.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $10.80/hour to $12.45/hour
Time Frame Academic Year
Start Date beginning of fall semester
End Date Friday, May 31, 2019
Primary Contact Ann E. Hoffman
Email Address Ann_Hoffman@brown.edu
Work Location Sharpe Refectory admin. office
Phone Number 33343
Fax Number 32989
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