About the Position
The California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) is seeking a student or recent-alumnus to support and develop our Council chapters and members as the CSSC Student Chapter Coordinator.
The Student Chapter Coordinator will lead and implement various efforts statewide to support youth involvement and leadership in the CSSC. These include, but are not limited to, chapter support, student leadership development, organizational development, communications and outreach support, coalition building, website support, and events management.
About the CSSC and our Council
CSSC’s mission is to unite and empower California’s community of higher education to collaboratively and nonviolently transform ourselves and our institutions based on our inherent social, economic, and ecological responsibilities. CSSC supports campaigns on college campuses across the state, including the Fossil Free campaign to divest university funds from fossil fuels.
The CSSC Council is a representative body made up of one to two students from campus chapters across California. The Council is the statewide organizing and communication hub that connects campuses together. Campaign and program ideas, initiatives, and student power is incubated in the CSSC Council.
Applicants must have at least 6 months of experience working with a chapter of CSSC or one of our related campaigns, or experience in the field that can be considered applicable, and a working knowledge of online organizing tools such as Google documents and Microsoft Office. Basic knowledge of Nationbuilder, and Social Media Platforms are desired.
The Student Chapter Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
- Chapter Engagement: The Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing a Campus Chapter Campaign Strategy, to grow and develop the CSSC Council and the strength and membership of individual chapters. This includes outreach to non-active chapters and unaffiliated campuses.
- Mentorship and Advising: The Coordinator will be expected to regularly connect with chapters and council members, advising the chapters and council members on ongoing campaigns and projects they are working on, and to provide mentorship to council representatives through 1-on-1 virtual or in person meetings.
- Coalition-Building: The Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing an Outreach and Community Engagement Strategy for the CSSC Council, helping chapters to build linkages between themselves, their communities, and off-campus organizations.
- Logistics and Event Coordination: The Coordinator will be expected to help with logistics for various events and will bottom-line Leadership Retreats. This includes logistics and outreach, travel coordination, acquiring food, budget management, programming, and reaching out to venues.
- Reflection and Check-ins: The Coordinator will be expected to participate in weekly check-ins with the CSSC Board Chair and other staff. They will also write periodic reflection reports on personal performance and quality of the program, throughout and at the end of the contract period. Reviews of the Coordinator may occur by the request of the Board or by self determination.
Time Commitment and Compensation
The Coordinator will work 15 hours a week on assigned projects and tasks for the duration of their contract period. The Coordinator will be compensated at a rate of $12/hour for a period of 4 months, starting in October and ending in January, with the possibility of an extension based on performance and continued funding for the position.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume/CV to Lauren Jabusch at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should indicate why the applicant is interested in this role. Applications close Friday, January 22nd.
CSSC is a project of the Earth Island Institute
The California Student Sustainability Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBT persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.