By Daimon Eklund | Apr 27, 2016

The UW Recycling Office has an opening for a part-time student Waste Diversion Coordinator. This position could begin as early as June 13, 2016 and continue for the duration of the 2017 academic school year. This is a great opportunity for a qualified, dedicated student interested in environmental issues, primarily recycling and composting education and general sustainability topics, to help build upon their skills and experience.

To view the full job description and apply, interested and qualified candidates should sign in to Husky Jobs ( and search for the position by job number 102461.

Student Assistant Position: Waste Diversion Coordinator
Start Date: On or after June 13, 2016
Hours/Times:  20 hrs/week
Compensation:  $13.00/hr
Duration: 1 year

The Waste Diversion Coordinator will work with UW Recycling staff to develop outreach initiatives,  educational campaigns, communication materials and strategies to educate and engage the UW community in our waste reduction efforts. A primary focus will be identifying areas of improvement for existing waste diversion initiatives as well as assisting in developing and disseminating information relevant to programs we promote. Your efforts will help to reach our goal of 70% waste diversion by 2020!


  • Participate in the creative concept planning and design of improved marketing and public education materials for several recycling programs. (i.e. posters, flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials.)
  • Assist in building waste assessments and implementing service improvements for select buildings and programs to ensure we are in compliance with City of Seattle ordinances that ban recyclables and compostables from the landfill.
  • Develop a student-focused recycling education program highlighting UW waste diversion initiatives. Integrate videos, events, website and social media into the program.
  • Serve as UW Recycling liaison with student environmental groups on campus to ensure waste diversion education is part of their programming and events.
  • Research the development of a Twitter account.
  • Develop videos using mobile apps for education and outreach initiatives.
  • Research and write content promoting waste diversion initiatives for newsletters and blogs.
  • Assist the UW Recycling team in preparing for several student-focused, outreach events – Dawg Daze, RecycleMania, Earth Day, etc.
  • Assist in other projects as needed or as time allows.


  • Experience in editing and posting web pages and social media sites is a must.
  • Proficiency or willingness to learn InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel and Word.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritize time accordingly.
  • Ability to work independently and on a wide variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • A strong interest in sustainability.
  • Previous experience working in an office environment is a plus.