Student Employment

Program Staff


Job #: 800146
Location: West Quad
Department: Michigan Dining
Rate: $10.00
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

Planet Blue Student Leader


• Attend a 1-day paid orientation and weekly meetings
• Gain an insight into current University of Michigan sustainability initiatives
• Outline the resources available to you in regards to programming and student engagement
• Network and build community with other Planet Blue Student Leaders
• Complete an individual or small team project in addition to a PBSL team project
• Contribute to the campus community by researching, presenting, and attempting to implement a sustainability practice
• Conflate your personal sustainability interests and skills with the position in order to affect positive change
• Work collaboratively with other University departments and staff to broaden the reach of sustainability on campus
• Engage UM students with sustainability related programming
• Serve as a resource for residents of the hall through things like tabling events
• Conduct presentations on an as needed basis
• Educate staff and students about opportunities to be sustainable in residence halls, their homes, and in daily life
• Develop positive working relationships with facilities, residential education, and dining hall staff


• Full-time enrollment at the University of Michigan for the 2017-2018 academic year
• Excellent communication skills
• Availability for weekly staff meetings, as well as commitment to working 3-5 hours per week

• Preference is for applicants who will live in University Housing during the 2017-2018 academic year, but exceptional off-campus students are welcome to apply
• Experience working with and educating students
• Basic understanding of the current initiatives and campus goals related to sustainability
• Passion for sustainability and the environment