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The Green NAU Energy Initiative is Hiring a Student Worker

The Green NAU Energy Initiative is hiring a student worker to be an outreach assistant! Please see the job description below for more information on the position and on how to apply.

Green NAU Energy Initiative Outreach Assistant

About the Green NAU Energy Initiative

The Green NAU Energy Initiative (GNEI) began in 2013 as a campus wide effort to encourage students, faculty, and staff to reduce the amount of energy and water they use in order to reduce the university’s environmental impact and save costs. In addition to this initial program GNEI also works on other campus sustainability issues such as recycling and waste issues, energy efficiency, renewable energy investigation, etc.

Position Summary

The Green NAU Energy Initiative is looking for a student program assistant to help with the outreach and overall operations of the program. This position will focus on a variety of marketing related functions as well as day-to-day organizational tasks.

Job Duties

  • Create new and edit existing marketing and program materials such as websites, various print materials, informational videos, and social media messaging. (50%)
  • Assist the GNEI staff with presentations and web based newsletters. (10%)
  • Coordinate and post on behalf of GNEI through social media. (10%)
  • Data entry and management. (5%)
  • Other program support such as placement and installation of marketing materials, event planning, general office work, and other duties as assigned. (25%)

Required Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign
  • Understanding of social media
  • Basic understanding of making videos

Desired Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro X
  • Knowledge of video production


10-25 hours/week

How to Apply

  1. Complete student worker application located here >
  2. Email completed application, resume, and design example to and

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Student Worker Position at Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions

Are you looking for a student worker position? The Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions is hiring! Check out the job description below.

ISES Student worker

Assignment: Administrative support for NAU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions (ISES); some outreach, communication and design projects.

Context: NAU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions, now in its fourth year, is expanding its team and its outreach efforts. These include the website ( and other communications materials and campaigns. ISES has a Director, Project Director and Administrative Associate managing most of its functions. ISES is seeking a student worker to help out with administrative tasks, communications, web updates, and other duties as needed. This employee will also have opportunities to help out from time to time with ISES research projects or outreach events.


  • Provide administrative support for institute (e.g. paperwork, office maintenance/duties, errands on campus)
  • Perform website updates, including updating existing pages and managing site structure and new pages; Assist with outreach materials, including writing, design, and delivery
  • Occasionally support special events or outreach efforts (e.g. K-12 student visit, research symposium, etc)
  • Meet weekly with ISES Administrative Associate and Project Director, and regularly attend ISES weekly student meetings

Required skills:

  • Excellent communications and organizational skills;
  • Website maintenance or design experience and interest/ability to learn more;
  • Ability to take instruction, ask clarifying questions, and work independently;
  • Some background in energy or climate (any classes, research, or interest).

Hours/Compensation: Up to 10 hours/week. $10-14/hr depending on experience.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Megan Coe, ISES Administrative Associate, at


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Exciting announcements from the Green Fund!

Green-fundWith the month of April looming, The Green Fund has been very busy the last couple of months with proposals, proposals, and more proposals. And guess what? The fun for this semester isn’t over yet! The Green Fund has two announcements for the rest of the spring semester:

  • We are currently accepting applications for those interested in being a Green Fund Committee Member for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • We are now accepting project/addendum applications for the month of April.

So, being on the Green Fund Committee is awesome. Totally Awesome. The students who sit on this committee have the power to allocate hundreds of thousands of dollars to sustainability projects on campus. Green Fund Committee Members are the gatekeepers of student money and it is our responsibility to use it wisely. Besides being able to include buzzwords like project management and financial coordination on your resume, you get paid. Committee members get paid $10.00 per hour plus a $500.00 stipend every semester. Committee members work about 5-7 hours per week. To apply to be a Green Fund committee member, visit the Get Involved page to download the application.

Our other announcement is that based on public demand, the committee has decided to take proposals for the month of April. Project applications will be due Wednesday April 2nd. Here is our schedule for the rest of the semester:

  • March 28th – Green Fund Meeting/Project Application Defense (3pm, ARD Small Pod)
  • March 31st – Committee Member Applications Due!
  • April 2nd – 3rd Round Green Fund Proposal Applications Due by 5pm.
  • April 11th – Green Fund Meeting/Project Application Defense (3pm, ARD Small Pod)
  • April 18th – Green Fund Meeting/Project Application Voting (3pm, ARD Small Pod)
  • April 25th – Undergraduate Symposium
  • May 2nd – Last Green Fund Meeting of the semester

The Green Fund typically holds special proposal workshops for project applications. However, due to spring break, there will be a change. Instead, if you are interested in submitting a Green Fund proposal for the month of April, please send an email to for the information you will need. Here is the Green Fund website for more info:


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Green NAU Energy Initiative Spring 2014 Internships

The Green NAU Energy Initiative is looking for five interns for the spring semester! Below are the descriptions for each one.

Utility Dashboard Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Research manufacturers and suppliers of large-scale utility dashboards.
  • Research NAU peer institutions implementation and usage of utility dashboard as it applies to programs, education, or research.
  • Identify trends and innovation in the usage of utility dashboards.
  • Develop recommendations for moving forward with implementation of a campus wide utility dashboard at NAU.

Sustainability Purchasing Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Work with the Office of Sustainability, GNEI, and the NAU contracting and purchasing services to research current NAU purchasing policies and environmental purchasing policies.
  • Research market trends in environmentally preferred purchasing policies.
  • Research tools, products, and services available to aid in the development of crafting an environmentally preferable purchasing policy.
  • Develop recommendations for moving forward with crafting an environmentally preferable purchasing policy for NAU.

Landscape Irrigation Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Work with GNEI and Facility Services Grounds department to assess the current state of landscape irrigation at NAU.
  • Identify trends in irrigation systems at universities and larger organizations that improve water efficiency.
  • Research landscape irrigation tools, products, and services available in the market for improving water efficiency.
  • Develop recommendations for implementation of a centralized landscape irrigation system that best promotes operating efficiency and water efficiency.

Recycling Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Work with GNEI and the Waste Minimization Team to improve and expand the recycling pilot program campus wide.
  • Assess the functioning of the recycling pilot program and recommend improvements.
  • Assess needs for recycling and waste on a building-by-building basis across campus.
  • Research trends at peer institution regarding outreach and education.

Green NAU Energy Initiative Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Assist the GNEI program coordinators in promoting and managing the Sustainable Behaviors program.
  • Engage with faculty/staff energy mentors and Residence Assistants in the Residence Halls.
  • Research and investigate strategies for improvements in campus energy efficiency.
  • Assist with a variety of tasks relating to the Sustainable Behaviors program.


  • Must be an NAU student and able to work at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus.
  • Majoring in relevant degrees such as Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Climate Science and Solutions, or similar.
  • Interested and motivated to learn and work in sustainability at the university.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and initiative.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Avi Henn ( by January 10, 2014. Please note which internship(s) you are applying for. These internships are for academic credit only.


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Velo Composting Compost Technician Summer Job

Velo Composting Student on BikeIf this isn’t the coolest job on campus then I don’t know what is. Velo Composting—a new Action Research Team—is hiring a student compost technician for the summer and it could be you!

The main responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Work with a partner to pick up and deliver loads of food waste from NAU Dining Locations to the compost facility on South campus in a timely manner (~1 hour per day).
  • Loads of food waste will be picked up via bicycle and trailer and/or pickup truck.
  • Operate hand tools and monitoring equipment to monitor, and assist with maintenance of a large-scale compost system at the new NAU Compost Facility (Located on South Campus by the Solar Array)
  • Attend weekly compost team meetings as well as other meetings on an as needed basis
  • Garner interest in compost and sustainability
  • Work with other units and employees within NAU Dining/Sodexo, Facilities Management/Capital Assets, and in waste collection, monitoring, and documentation.

The full job description can be found here.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to or The deadline to apply is April 10, so get those applications in soon!

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