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Sustainability Intern

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park

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Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Sustainability Intern, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Part-time Temporary, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: varies depending on department needs, 20 hours per week

Pay Range: $15.00

Benefits Category: Partial benefits

Position Summary: Support the college's goal of becoming a zero waste campus where diversion of materials from reaching the landfill is at or beyond 90%. In order to achieve this goal this position will perform various logistical functions, including sorting, loading, and moving materials, making deliveries and pick-ups on and off campus, serving as a support for surplus property, recycling, compost, and other waste diversion programs. In addition to these functions this position will also assist in maintaining the Center's facilities and assets. The position requires a hardworking, detail-orientated, focused and enthusiastic individual.

Required Qualifications: JCCC student
Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
Understand and relate effectively to diverse groups including faculty, students, administrators, supervisors, support staff, and contractors in order to translate college's sustainability requirements into operational terms.
Ability to conduct duties in a friendly, discreet and professional manner.
Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as accept direction on given assignments.
Valid driver's license and ability to pass MVR along with background check.
Travel required within local area and on campus.
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 150 pounds with the use of designated moving equipment and/or other assistance.

Preferred Qualifications: Understanding of sustainability as it relates to materials management and life cycle analysis.

To be considered for this position we will require an application and resume.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • 1. Main duty - This position performs various daily scheduled waste, recycling and food/compost pick-ups. All aspects of the compost program are performed including educational outreach and site tours. Additionally sorting, loading, and moving materials; making deliveries and pick-ups on and off campus; serving as support for, surplus property and redistribution Performance is acceptable when: a. Materials are handled in a safe and efficient manner that benefits the college's zero waste goals. b. The college compost program is operating effectively and promoted in a positive fashion. c. Support for surplus property activities including collection, storage and organization, tracking, distribution within the college, and assisting with auctions is provided. d. Tasks are completed to the satisfaction of the job requirements.
  • 2. Main duty - Provide exemplary customer service to clients and maintaining appropriate documentation within systems as a resource on campus to further sustainability initiatives. Performance is acceptable when: a. Exemplary customer service is demonstrated through cooperatively working with internal and external customers in day-to-day operation of receiving and processing order requests. b. Communicate and advise departments on proper policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. Quickly and efficiently answers questions, resolving issues and/or places in contact with appropriate staff and/or supervisor(s) for further assistance. c. Interactions with campus community are positive and meaningful while advancing sustainability.
  • 3. Main duty - Demonstrates ability to effectively multitask and maintain high levels of service, support, and organization to further sustainability initiatives in a safe and orderly fashion. Performance is acceptable when: a. Perform duties in compliance with all safety standard and guidelines and identify and avoid potential hazards b. Areas are maintained in a clean, orderly and safe fashion. c. Participate in cross-training within department and perform other duties as assigned d. Tasks are completed to the satisfaction of the job requirements.

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

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Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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