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Student Sustainability Adviser
Non Work-study

Hiring Information
Hiring Unit: University Town Center
Pay Rate: 0.00
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Employment Date: TO 2018-06-18 00:0
Hours: 12
Schedule: varied
Job Description
Skills Required: The SSA must live on campus in the community they will serve and one position is available for the following areas: Cowell/Stevenson.

The SSA’s primary role is to raise awareness and offer educational opportunities within their designated communities about the many ways in which campus residents can positively affect and contribute to UCSC’s sustainability goals.

The SSA will collaborate with staff members and with sustainability experts from across campus to support and improve rates of recycling, waste reduction, energy and water conservation, composting, food waste reduction, use of green products, and patronage of green business.

All necessary training will be provided.

Work Schedule:
12 hours per week on average.

Knowledgeable about sustainable living and enthusiastic about helping residential students adopt sustainable behaviors

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required at the time of application and through the term of employment.

Duties will begin September 5,2017 and continue through graduation weekend at the end of the academic year, with move-out at noon on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Any candidate who is on judicial probation will not be considered for employment.

The SSA will be supervised by the SSA Coordinator for all-SSA meetings and responsibilities, as well as the SSA Student Administrative Assistant/Peer Leader.

$1500 perquisite, per quarter, applied toward housing costs. (Note: this is a rent credit position--not an hourly wage).

Skills Preferred: Enthusiasm for participating in UCSC’s commitment to sustainability and the campus sustainability plan
Demonstrated experience as a self-starter
Ability to work individually as well as with a team.
Passion to learn about sustainability and the environment
Percentage of Time Duty
50% Support/Create/Participate In Community Events
Provide/present programs in college/unit to meet expectations
Monitor community compliance and recommend initiatives to improve that compliance.
Work with residential life staff to promote “green” events.
Support move-in and move-out efforts.
Familiarize residents with campus sustainability goals and expectations related to residential life.
25% Education and Role Modeling
Act as a role model regarding practices and attitudes in support of sustainability efforts.
Be a resource to other staff members and community members on issues and best practices of sustainability
25% Ongoing Training, Meeting Participation, Reporting
Regularly meet with the SSAs group as led by the SSA Supervisor.
Attend training sessions as they are made available.
Document and quantify community efforts re sustainability.
Courses Required:
Computer Keyboarding Filing Alpha
Macintosh Numerical
Windows Color
Unix Driving Car
Word Processing Truck
Spreadsheet Other Lifting
Databases Fingerprinting Required
Other Hazardous Substances
Special Comments: By submitting an application for employment for this position, the applicant authorizes the hiring agency to access their transcript for purposes of confirming enrollment status and related eligibility for student employment. If selected for employment, the successful candidate agrees to execute a suitable form provided by the hiring agency to memorialize the authorization to review the candidate’s transcript.

Applicants MUST include a cover letter with their application describing, in a few paragraphs, the reasons they are interested in being an SSA and what qualifications would recommend them for this role.

Preferred applicants will have applied for campus housing during the Preferred Housing Application Period.
Offer contingent on enrollment, conduct status and on-campus housing in assigned area

Applicant must be an on-campus resident in assigned area.
Priority application deadline was May 31, 2017, and has been extended as needed.
Payroll Information
Service Team: SHR Operations
Hiring Supervisior: Lee, Kristen
Supervisor Phone: 831-459-3889
Supervisor Email:
Account Numbers: 7-761978-414A-70499-HOCONT-2
Home Department: 000361
Classification: Resident Assistant
Title Code: 4126
Date Approved: 1-10-2018


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