SUS: EcoReps (S9892C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

Thank you for you interest in becoming an EcoRep here at Bates College. The EcoRep position is a paid sustainability position that works with the Bates Sustainability Manager.

EcoReps are in the service of changing the face of sustainability here at Bates. We work to integrate sustainability into the existing systems of the college, in order to ensure the longevity of our work. As an EcoRep, you will work in a team to develop and implement programs and peer-to-peer outreach to promote recycling, energy conservation, benchmarking, and all things sustainable.

We are looking for candidates who are on fire with issues having to do with sustainability. We do not settle for mediocre work. We are in the business of making powerful, systemic changes to the college in order to move it in the direction of sustainability, and we expect the very best work from our students.


The Basics

Department: Office of Sustainability
Supervisor: Tom Twist
Office Location: Cutten
Email: ttwist
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 5
Workers: 15

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


The EcoReps typically work about 5 hours a week, and divide themselves up into working groups based on their different skill sets. The working groups are listed below; good candidates will possess at least one of these hard skills - Data: Excel or Google Sheets proficiency, familiarity with R, analysis of large data sets Media: Graphic design artist - proficiency with InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, etc. Editor of publication/ layout Web design - comfort using Wordpress, good eye for aesthetics, attention to detail, and excellent writing skills Photography/Video Editing Event Planning: Experience with event planning, attention to detail, ability to multitask Bike Mechanic: Bike repair experience Recycling Liaison: Experience running a recycling initiative at Bates or previous institution Electric Vehicle Promotion: Experience with electric vehicle promotion and use, grant writing ability a plus Farm Planning and Layout: Experience managing a farm or school garden If you have questions about the position, please email Tom Twist,