The Environmental Stewardship (ES) Fellow works to advance Augsburg University's efforts to become an environmental sustainability leader in higher education. The ES fellow works in coordination with the Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC), planning, implementing, and integrating environmental stewardship values and practices into the everyday life of the university.
Participate in, support, and lead efforts to live out Augsburg's commitment to environmental stewardship through campus operations and campus culture.
Collaborate with student government Environmental Action Committee, student groups, Residence Life, MN Greencorps member, and other campus departments on environmental stewardship initiatives.
Support and make public the work of the ESC through social media, blog posts, annual report, and website maintenance.
Work with the ESC on Environmental Action Plan strategic initiatives, including compost education, outreach, and infrastructure and the #LoveLocalWater campaign.
Initiate and support other relevant and timely projects related to food, energy, transportation, environmental justice and other topics as they arise.
Coach undergraduate student intern team, in partnership with Chief Sustainability Officer, in their individual and collective projects as well as leadership development and topical learning.
Support an evolving collaborative process for gaining campus-wide input on a new campus-wide Environmental Action Plan that is rooted in people's stories, experiences, and values and connects to Augsburg's other core commitments (e.g., Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).
Assist students in planning annual Environmental Synergy Earth Day event.
Taking and posting meeting notes for Environmental Stewardship Committee.
Convening meetings between stakeholders on projects.
Leading discussions, field trips, and reflection with student interns to deepen understanding of specific environmental issues or frameworks for making environmental change.
TERMS OF THE FELLOWSHIP:
The fellow must be accepted by an Augsburg graduate program.
The fellow must be enrolled in an Augsburg graduate program for 2 (two) courses per-term.
The duration of the fellowship is two years. If a fellow vacates the fellowship prior to the conclusion of the two year term, all tuition costs/benefits will be assumed by the fellow.
The fellow will receive full tuition benefits for all passed courses. Fellows are fully responsible for payment of all non-tuition costs, including student fees, parking fees, finance charges on unpaid balances, books/supplies, etc. Any courses failed by fellows will be the financial responsibility of the fellow.
Previous work/personal experience with or knowledge of environmental sustainability.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and work independently with little supervision.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Ability to build and strengthen cross-campus relationships.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to lead/teach and mentor others.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment; and work independently with little supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze; maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, understanding.
Ability to show initiative; organize workflow; manage one or more projects; and handle frequent interruptions.
Experience with or interest in learning about and utilizing a framework for environmental stewardship that includes wellness and equity.
Ability to work collaboratively towards both well-defined and long-term goals alongside undergraduate students, staff, and faculty.
Creativity and willingness to dream big while also making small actionable steps.
Desire to navigate, learn about, and influence institutional structures and systems.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
Three Professional References
When entering reference information please use professional references (including one past or present supervisor).
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.