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Brantford Outreach Assistant Volunteer Position


Position Title:                 Sustainability Outreach Assistant

Department:                   Sustainability Office, Physical Resources

Job Type:                         Part-time, Limited Term

Length of Position:        Sept 2016 – April 28, 2017

Campus:                         Brantford

Reports To:                    Coordinator: Outreach + Programs, Sustainability Office


This is a competitive student leadership volunteer opportunity for Wilfird Laurier University students.

Position Summary

The Sustainability Outreach Assistant is an approximate 2 hours per week (plus events, activities, and training) commitment for a Wilfrid Laurier University student with an interest in sustainability. The position will work to promote a culture of sustainability across all aspects of student life on campus through assisting in executing the Sustainability Office Communication Strategy and program-specific communications plans. The position works under the supervision of the Coordinator: Outreach + Programs and will focus primarily on increasing the Office’s presence on campus through hosting/attending events and increasing the Office’s exposure through other on-campus opportunities (e.g., RAC Booth).


  • Run small events and initiatives at the direction of the Sustainability Office and promote and support other relevant group/club events (e.g., EcoHawks, Net Impact, Sustainability Council, etc.)
  • Update the design of informational and promotional materials for the Sustainability Office display at booths/tables at events
  • Identify methods and materials to make the Sustainability Office booth/table more engaging and conducive to collecting feedback
  • Assist with Sustainability Office tabling / booth attendance at various events
  • Facilitate classroom presentations as requested and for program/event promotion
  • Monitor conversations at the concourse booth to gain insight into student perceptions of sustainability, awareness of programs, and desired program/projects
  • Other duties as required



  • Wilfrid Laurier University student with a genuine interest or passion in sustainability
  • Previous experience in event planning is an asset
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent writing, communication, organizational skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism, maturity and good judgement
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Desire to advocate sustainable practices and initiatives
  • Comfortable with public speaking



  • Weekly: approximately 2 hrs
  • Periodic events and campaigns throughout the year (varies)
  • One training day each semester (weekday)



  • Gain recognition on your Co-Curricular Record
  • Increase your knowledge of sustainability
  • Gain communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Gain skills to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Expand your resume with transferable skills
  • Opportunity to network and expand on connections with students, faculty and staff
  • Flexible hours
  • Letters of reference for outstanding service
  • Contribute to meaningful sustainability improvements on campus


Learning Outcomes

  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Development
  • Collaboration
  • Social Responsibility
  • Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to the address below indicating the position you’re applying for in the subject line by Sept. 30, 2016.

Tyler Plante, Coordinator: Outreach & Programs, Sustainability Office