Current Job Openings:
Local Food Fellows 2013
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What: A fellowship program for two Fort Lewis College students with an interest in food security, community gardens, sustainable agriculture, orchards, and healthy eating. Fellows work 300-450 hours from mid-April through October dividing their time between managing the Environmental Center local foods program, supporting community gardens, and linking local food with healthy nutrition. Fellows must take ENVS 393: Sustainable Food Systems (4 credits) during the third summer session (July 9th-August 8th) and enroll in CSU Extension’s Backyard Food Production Series (once weekly, April through September). Students who have previously taken these courses or can demonstrate equivalent experience can also apply. To capture the knowledge and insights gained during the fellowship, Fellows will be asked to design a Capstone project that directly benefits our campus or community.
- Manage the Environmental Center organic garden, greenhouse, orchard, and compost program
- Maintain the Biology Department’s Native Plants Garden
- Support one community garden in conjunction with The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado
- Support Cooking Matters to incorporate local food into its nutrition and cooking classes
- Aid in several events through the Environmental Center and Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado
- Develop and execute a Capstone Project that directly relates to your Local Food Fellowship’s area of focus
- Enrollment in ENVS 393: Sustainable Food Systems during the 2013 FLC summer session and good academic standing as a Fort Lewis College student
- Experience with sustainable agriculture, horticulture, and greenhouse management
- Knowledge of community food security issues in La Plata County
- Experience with education or facilitating groups
- Attention to detail and strong recordkeeping skills
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and solve problems
- Good communication skills and a positive attitude
Term: April 15th 2012 – October 21st, 2013 (20-25 hours/week in summer; 5-10 hours/week during school year)
Compensation: $2,000-$3,000 scholarship and a $1,000 - $1,250 AmeriCorps Educational Award
To apply: Fill out the fellowship application and submit with a current transcript and résumé to rllandis [at] fortlewis.edu. Applications are available on the Environmental Center’s website and at the EC’s office the Student Union, Room 145. The selection committee will interview finalists and notify applicants by April 19th.
Application deadline: April 5th at 5p.m.
For more information: Contact Rachel Landis at (970) 247-7091 or email rllandis [at] fortlewis.edu
At the beginning of each semester, the EC hires students for its staff teams. Students must be able to work at least 5 hours a week, go through a full-day staff training, and attend a weekly meeting where they will touch base with other team members, get updates, and take on new assignments for the week. Each team has a coordinator who facilitates the team’s work.
Wages for staff positions at the EC range between $8.00 and $10.00/hr depending on experience. Coordinators earn more. If you have work-study, use your hours at the EC!! Come work for us!
Students without work-study should apply and inquire about funding. The funding we have available for non-work-study student changes often, so students should check back on a regular basis. Students without work-study often work as volunteer staff for a semester to qualify for a paid position.
Volunteer staff members and work-study students are eligible for Americorps Education Awards ranging from $1,000-$2,362.50 depending upon the number of hours you can commit to work.
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Read our Job Descriptions: Campus Sustainability, Zero-Waste, Local Food, Media and Communications, Education and Outreach, Sustainable Business
The Environmental Center offers internship opportunities for undergraduate students at Fort Lewis. If you have an interest in one of our program areas and would like to complete an internship, please contact the Coordinator at rllandis [at] fortlewis.edu.