Sustainability Office

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Sustainability

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Sustainability Week Volunteer Position Descriptions

The Queen’s Sustainability Office is looking to offer three students volunteer positions to help organize and run Sustainability Week which will be early to mid October 2019. Throughout the summer and fall, these three students will work together with the Sustainability Office summer intern to plan the overall structure of Sustainability Week. The remaining committee of volunteers which come from a variety of student groups and clubs will work in tangent with this group to host and organize some of the week’s events. We are looking for passionate, experienced students who are interested in any of the three positions listed below.

Although it is not a requirement to be in Kingston during the summer, it is generally expected that volunteers will be available to participate in several conference calls, respond to emails and to work on individual planning tasks.  The planning season generally runs from May to September, with the event occurring in early to mid October.

To apply, please send an email including your resume and cover letter to splinter@queensu.ca before March 15, 2019. As well please be sure to indicate which of the three positions you are interested in. 

Director of Events: Sustainability Week is spread out over 5 days so the director of events will be tasked with building the schedule for Sustainability Week, coordinating with all the different groups that are running the events, and making sure the logistical tasks are taken care of. An attention to detail and organizational skills are highly sought after for this position. 

Director of Marketing: Sustainability Week is aimed at bringing together the entire Queen’s community to engage in discussions about sustainability from a variety of different angles. The director will be in charge of creating the marketing plan, and developing promotional material for our main social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram). Another goal of extending our reach is to develop relationships with external University departments as well as local businesses to assist in promoting our events. Experience with marketing and social media content development is expected.

Director of Sponsorship: Sustainability Week is organized by the Queen’s Sustainability Office (QSO), a department within Physical Plant Services. The director of sponsorship will work closely with the QSO to create a budget, and seek out sponsors and partnerships with other University departments as well as local businesses. The director of sponsorship will also collaborate with the organizing groups to determine what sponsors they already have and are willing to work with. Experience with sponsorship or building formal partnerships is requested but not expected.