Job Details  

Job ID 12146
Job Type Storrs Campus
Employer Office of Sustainability
Date Posted Mar 19, 2024
Category Internship
Job Description


  • The Office of Sustainability (OS) is hiring EcoCaptains for the 2024-2025 academic calendar year 

  • EcoCaptains serve as sustainability champions and critical ambassadors for the (OS) within UConn residence halls and at the Oaks, Celeron and Carriage House Apartment complexes.

  • EcoCaptains are paid an hourly rate and work 5 hours per week and report to the OS

***An EcoCaptain will be hired for each of UConn' Storrs Campus Residence Halls and for the Oaks, Celeron, and Carriage House apartment complexes for the 2024-2025 academic calendar year. Positions will remain open until filled.***



  • Collaborate with OS Staff, Hall Directors and Resident Assistants to lead sustainability related programming and educational activities in residence halls
  • Attend monthly EcoCaptains meetings
  • Provide weekly updates to OS staff and intern leads
  • Participate in EcoCaptain training and group chat
  • Participate and encourage student participation in Office of Sustainability led events and programming such as EcoMadness, RecycleThon, Green Game Days, Earth Day Spring Fling, and Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP) trail maintenance events.
  • Distribute Recycling Bags and Sustainability Activity books to residents
  • Lead sustainability education and engagement actitivies in residence halls.
  • Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Weekly recycling audits and scoring
    • Monthly hall meetings about different topics related to sustainability
    • Environmental discussion forums or guest speakers
    • EcoCaptain “office hours” where people can ask questions about sustainability or give suggestions
    • Raise awareness about sustainability topics through signage, flyers, social media, etc.
    • Weekly tips for living more sustainably
    • Volunteer clean-up events
    • Week-long or one-day events or activities, such as a “power-down” day or other fun competitions
Job Requirements

***EcoCaptains must reside in the hall or apartment complex in which they plan to work for the duration of their period of employment. 

  • A minimum GPA of 3.2
  • An interest in the environment and/or sustainability
  • Dependable
  • Self Starter
  • Demonstrated peer leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for interacting professionally with faculty, staff, and students
  • Organization skills
  • Creative
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Must be friendly/approachable


Please attach a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position.

Available Openings 20
Hours 5.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $15.69/hour
Time Frame Academic Year
Contact Name Patrick McKee
Contact Email
Work Location UConn residence halls and off campus apartments as specified
Phone 8604869414
Fax N/A

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