How to Apply

To learn more about Champlain's Eco-Rep position, download the full job description

Please note that you must live in a Champlain College residence hall to be an Eco-Rep.

What do Eco-Reps Do?

Champlain College Eco-Reps are residential students who help raise awareness about ecological issues and encourage environmentally responsible behavior from campus residents. Eco-Reps educate their fellow residents about environmental issues such as waste reduction and energy conservation. They also collaborate on related activities in their residence halls with their Resident Assistants (RA). Eco-Reps also act as additional "eyes and ears" regarding the physical operations of the buildings and will alert Physical Plant staff if necessary.


Eco-Reps must attend training and planning meetings on Monday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 PM, where you'll be introduced to a new topic, help plan activities, and brainstorm actions you'll take in your residence halls over the following weeks. Other duties include group activities, collaborative projects, and opportunities to represent the Eco-Reps Program at various campus events.

In the fall, Eco-Reps must also attend a mandatory orientation session on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Time Commitment:

Eco-Reps commit an average of four hours/week including one-and-a-half (1.5) hour meetings on most Mondays. Much of your work will be done independently and on your own schedule. There will be requests for participation in occasional group events and training opportunities.


  • Effective communication skills (through a variety of means)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to see projects through to completion
  • Ability to learn information about environmental topics and relate that information to your peers
  • Creativity and fun

Eco-Reps must live in Champlain College residence halls and be available to attend the information session/group interview and, if selected, the training session.

What We're Looking For:

  • Enthusiastic, engaging individuals who are passionate about environmental and social issues
  • Students who can be held accountable for their work

What's In It For You:

  • $10.98/hour for four hours of work per week. (You do not have to be work-study eligible, but you can use this position as a work-study job.)
  • Professional development, leadership, and peer education skills
  • Knowledge of environmental and social topics
  • The experience of working with other passionate students

To Apply:

Complete an application: 

Applications for Fall 2019 are due Tuesday, September 3rd. Applicants must attend an information session/group interview on Monday, September 9th at 3:30 PM in Alumni Auditorium. 
Applications for Spring 2020 are due Wednesday, December 4th and applicants will sign up for a brief interview. 


Contact Christina Erickson at or (802) 865-5449.