How to Apply

What Do the Eco Reps Do?

Champlain College Eco Reps are (primarily) residential students who help raise awareness about ecological issues and encourage environmentally responsible behavior from campus residents. Eco Reps educate their peers 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) or other Champlain student event planners. Eco Reps act as additional "eyes and ears" regarding the physical operations of the buildings and will alert Physical Plant staff if necessary.

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

While this position is traditionally for students living in Champlain College residence halls, applications for Fall 2020 are open to all students, regardless of location.

Expectations:

Eco Reps must attend training and planning meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 1-2:30pm, where you'll be introduced to a new topic, help plan activities, and brainstorm actions you'll take in your residence halls and target area over the following weeks. Other duties include group activities, collaborative projects, and opportunities to represent the Eco-Reps Program at various campus events.

Time Commitment:

Eco Reps commit an average of four hours per week including one-and-a-half (1.5) hour meetings on most Wednesdays. 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

While this position is traditionally for students living in Champlain College residence halls, applications for Fall 2020 are open to all students, regardless of location. Students must be available to attend the (remote) information session/group interview on Wednesday, September 16th at 1pm.

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:

  • $11.16/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

How To Apply:

Complete your application.

Applications for Fall 2020 are due Monday, September 21st. Applicants must attend an information session/group interview on Wednesday, September 23rd at 1 PM and all applicants will receive a Google meeting invite with remote meeting links.

Questions?

Contact Christina Erickson at cerickson@champlain.edu or 802.865.5449.