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AmeriCorps - Sustainability Coordinator

Gain professional experience in the sustainability field, by becoming a Sustainability Coordinator at Weber State University’s Sustainability Practice’s and Research Center (SPARC). You will have the opportunity to work directly with our community, as an AmeriCorps member.

This position is primarily responsible for coordinating the Empower Northern Utah (ENU) program, and the Intermountain Sustainability Summit (ISS). The ENU program serves to increase sustainability and conservation efforts especially in underserved populations. The ISS helps to educate, inform and connect sustainability professionals and emerging leaders from across Utah. Additionally, the Sustainability Coordinator will assist with educational events focused on sustainability for students and the general public.

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Primary Duties:

  • Assist in planning and hosting the Intermountain Sustainability Summit:
    • Assist with planning partner coordination meetings
    • Assist with logistics from room and AV set up to travel arrangements
    • Help to identify, enroll, select and coordinate speakers
    • Assist to coordinate workshops, the Eco Expo and student poster contest
    • Co-create clear instructions for speakers, participants, exhibitors, and students
    • Manage event registration
    • Ensure an equity component is included in the Summit
    • Recruit, train and manage volunteers, moderators and poster judges
  • Serve as the primary coordinator for Empower Northern Utah community program:
    • Plan and implement a smart thermostat distribution program, with a focus on underserved communities
    • Coordinate with community partners
    • Help envision and implement additional community programs (if applicable)
    • Update website, registration and scheduling information for the program
    • Host and coordinate pick up events with partner organizations
  • Additional Duties:
    • Assist in creating marketing materials, websites and social media content
    • Recruit, coordinate and manage volunteers utilizing GivePulse
    • Track, manage and analyze data in excel spreadsheets
    • If additional time, host other sustainability and environmental related events

AmeriCorps Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • At least age 18 by the start of service term
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must undergo and pass a National Criminal History check
  • Eligible to serve in an AmeriCorps State/national term
  • Commitment to completing the Term of Service (start date-end date)

Training/Professional Development you will receive:

  • Ability to attend regional sustainability conferences and participate in climate and air quality events, and national sustainability webinars
  • Volunteer management and leadership training
  • Opportunities to network with sustainability professionals in Utah and beyond

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science/Studies, Communications, Geography, Political Science, Public Policy, Environmental Education, or closely related field
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Passion for sustainability and education/outreach work
  • Event coordination experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A valid driver's license
  • A positive and professional manner with diverse populations
  • Team player
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Google Drive
  • Social media skills
  • Website content editing skills


This is a 1700 hour AmeriCorps position that comes with these benefits:

  • $16,500 living allowance (paid in even disbursements throughout term of service) for first term AmeriCorps members
  • $6,340 education award (available to members after successful service term) 
  • Federal student loan forbearance and workers comp for all members
  • Child care and insurance benefits for 1700 hour members

Interested? Please provide a cover letter, resume, and 2 references when you apply. Application will be open until filled, with start dates beginning in July.

Questions? Contact Bonnie Christiansen at, or 801-626-6326.