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Current Opportunities

Food Resources Coordinator

Deadline: Open until filled. Priority review begins July 21.

PSU is hiring a Food Resources Coordinator to collaborate with the PSU Food Pantry Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, and Education and Outreach Coordinator. The Food Resources Coordinator will provide leadership while working collaboratively with volunteers and interns to fulfill the mission, long-term strategic plan, daily operations, and fiscal stewardship of the Pantry. The Food Resources Coordinator is responsible for keeping the Pantry stocked with quality items by placing orders with Oregon Food Bank (OFB) weekly, and picks up food from OFB approximately four (4) days per week. This position also coordinates donations of food and other items from individuals and departments internal to Portland State as well as external entities such as Green Zebra. The Coordinator contributes to an organizational culture that embodies the Food Pantry’s mission and values while stewarding student fee funds and championing student food security at Portland State. This is a year-round position for a student reporting to the Coordinator of Student Operated Services (COSOS). Pay is $11.25 per hour, 10-15 hours per week. Students applying must submit application, cover letter, resume, and at least two references to OrgSync.

Eco Development Associate (part-time)

Deadline: July 30

Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) is hiring a part-time Development Associate to assist the Development Director in meeting fundraising goals. The Development Associate will assist in furthering the mission of ECO to connect kids to nature by helping to raise funds that support Ecology Programs. The Associate will directly support the Development Director in cultivating and maintaining relationships with individual, corporate and foundation donors. The Associate will become adept at managing and utilizing the donor database. The Associate will assist in planning and implementing events, appeals, and campaigns throughout the year. ECO is very interested in interviewing diverse candidates for this position. Pay is $15-17/hour depending on experience. Schedule is flexible.

PSU Graduate Research Assistant - Waste Minimization Team (PDF)

Deadline: Ongoing until Aug. 4

Community Environmental Services at Portland State University and the Port of Portland are hiring a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) as the Waste Mimization Team Project lead to work on reducing waste at the Portland International Airport. The GRA will receive tuition remission benefits and a stipend starting fall 2017, with hourly pay to begin immediately.

2 full-time positions: director of marketing and communications and office associate for Forth, formerly known as Drive Oregon

Deadline: June 30

Forth is hiring for two positions: Director of Marketing and Communications and Office Associate. Visit Forth's website for details.

Call for Speakers, Session, and Case Studies for the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Deadline: July 17

The 2018 Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference, hosted at Portland State University February 6-8, is currently accepting proposals for speakers, sessions, and case studies around the theme of Equity & Diversity- Planning for Equitable Actions through Climate Resilience. Review guidelines and submit!

Several positions available at EnergyTrust

Deadline: Open until filled

EnergyTrust is recruiting applicants for internships, part-time, and full-time employment.

Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Summer Mentor Position with The Nature Conservancy (PDF)

Deadline: June 28, 2017

Paid Internship: The Nature Conservancy's mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends to achieve their vision of a a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. They seek interns for the Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) mentor program in Arlington, Virginia to oversee a group of high school interns, chaperoning and guiding the team while working alongside them as they perform outdoors stewardship work on our nature preserves. This is a month long, residential internship which provides students from Environmental High Schools with the opportunity to work alongside The Nature Conservancy staff on field based projects. Mentors will be required to attend residential orientation and training sessions held from June 28th-July 3rd, 2017.  Intern season dates are July 5th-August 1st.  This is a full time intern position, compensation for the 5 week period is $4,700.

Renewable Energy Outreach Associate with 3Degrees

Deadline: Rolling

At 3Degrees, our business is our mission. We believe in a world where it is universally more valuable to solve environmental problems than create them. Where the goal is not to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. We are here to connect people with cleaner energy on a massive scale. We are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic Outreach Associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through event promotion and outreach. You will be a stellar communicator, have a good sense of humor and share our vision for a sustainable world.

Volunteer with KairosPDX

KairosPDX is a non-profit committed to closing the persistent achievement gap by cultivating confident, creative, compassionate leaders who exceed academic standards at each developmental milestone.  Our K-5 Public Learning Academy, Family Connections Programming, and Early Learning Network craft a new narrative around historically underserved children and families placing strength, excellence and achievement at the forefront. We are seeking motivated, responsible people who are passionate about our mission to help with lunch, snacks, playtime, gardening, and general support.  Prior experience teaching or working with kids is especially desired. Contact Lauren at volunteer@kairospdx.org today.

Unpaid Student Fellowship with Oregon Climate

Deadline: Positions filled on a rolling basis 

Oregon Climate, a grassroots campaign to hold polluters accountable for climate change, is offering up to eight unpaid fall fellowship positions. Fellows will work closely with Field and Communications teams to conduct outreach on the local and state level, that will culminate in a collaborate art project: a giant mosaic of 10,000 Oregonians’ individual artistic expressions of readiness for climate action.

Volunteer with the PSU Harvest Share

Harvest Share is a partnership between Portland State University and the Oregon Food Bank that brings free fresh fruits and vegetables to the students and the greater PSU community. This is an effort to reduce food insecurity among our students and increase access to healthy food choices. Join us on the second Monday of every month outside Shattuck Hall in the Park Blocks to help distribute fresh food to PSU students and the broader community. Learn more about Harvest Share and other efforts of the Committee for Improving Student Food Security (CISFS).

Service-learning volunteer projects with Friends of Trees 

Friends of Trees is seeking volunteers to participate in planting events scheduled across the Portland metro area. We provide breakfast pastries, coffee and hot chocolate, gloves, tools, and trained volunteer guidance. Our plantings occur on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. Please arrive by 8:45am dressed appropriately for the weather and ready to have some fun! Check our online calendar for more information about any of our planting events. Please note our procedures for service learning hours

Volunteer with City Repair

City Repair is an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists and now we are recruiting interns and volunteers. 

Find or post opportunities for the PSU community

Portland State Switchboard connects students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of the Portland State Community. It's a place where you can ASK for what you need and OFFER what you have. Anything from job or internship opportunities, to finding project collaborators, to buying or selling furniture, to meeting Portland State alumni around the world. 

Free Chinook Book mobile app for PSU students

Portland State University and Chinook Book have created an exciting new mobile app that is available for FREE to all PSU students, staff, and faculty. The app offers 50 free coupons from local merchants—including Ben & Jerry's, Hot Lips Pizza, co-op grocers, and coffee shops—as well as sustainability resources, such as bike maps, videos, and links to sustainability organizations on and off campus. Download to your mobile phone and start saving today! 

To submit an opportunity for students, email a short description of the opportunity, the closing/expiration date, and a link with more details to sustainability@pdx.edu. Please use STUDENT OPPORTUNITY in the subject line.