New Sustainability Fellowships Available at University of Virginia

U VA Sustainability Fellowships

Applications are being accepted for two sustainability fellowships at the University of Virginia’s Office for Sustainability

This fellowship program offers two full-time, benefitted project management and support positions in UVA’s Office for Sustainability that focus on achievement of the University’s sustainability goals. 

These are 1 year roles that are designed to equip professionals interested in sustainability careers with relevant knowledge, skills, experience, and connections. The two fellowships are: 

Zero Waste Fellow ~ Duties may include: 

  • Lead zero waste event strategy and execution: including program promotion, trainings, on-site support, volunteer coordination, liaising with UVA Recycling Department, coordinating with area caterers, piloting new resources as needed, and general process/program improvement. 
  • Perform waste audits and assist with special collection campaigns including cardboard at move-in, donations at move-out, and Green Games for major athletic events. 

Sustainable Healthcare Fellow ~ Duties may include: 

  • Leading clinician and medical student engagement strategy and execution; including presentations, tabling, events, listserv management, communications, possibly facilitating a working group, and general program improvement. 
  • Researching and sharing best practices from other institutions and Practice Greenhealth. 
  • Supporting and leading new recycling infrastructure site visits, surveys, education, presentations, and rollouts in UVA Medical Center facilities in collaboration with Fellowship Supervisor and Medical Center Environmental Services. 

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree by the start of the fellowship. Compensation is $39,520 annually with benefits. The fellowship term will be June 3, 2024 – May 30, 2025. 

The application deadline is April 28. To learn more and apply click here

This program has also been added to the Green Jobs Network fellowship website

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