Specialist 1, Tree Utah (Off-Campus) (Work Study)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Specialist 1, Tree Utah (Off-Campus) (Work Study)
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status
Reports to (title) Community Work-Study Coordinator
Department Thayne Center
Requisition Number W17081
Position Type One Year Temporary
Job Category Work Study - Variable
FT/PT Part-time
Initial Work Location Multiple Locations
Starting Salary $10.86 - $11.93
Job Open Date 12/06/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date
Job Summary

TreeUtah is a statewide 501©3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to improve Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship and education.

TreeUtah is a tier three community partner of Salt Lake Community College’s Thayne Center for Service and Learning. The Thayne Center for Service & Learning provides a supportive and inclusive office for students to explore community involvement, leadership, and volunteerism. By providing opportunities in conjunction with local nonprofits we cultivate an environment to test our student’s interests and area of study while assisting them to realize they have the knowledge and skills to affect positive change in our community. Though the position will be a direct placement at the TreeUtah, the Thayne Center for Service and Learning will administer the orientation, enrollment and exit from the Community Work Study program and will act as on-campus supervisor.

The EcoGarden Specialist will manage the EcoGarden, a TreeUtah permaculture orchard located by the Day Riverside Library in Rose Park. This role will be responsible for coordinating volunteer events in the garden and will have freedom and autonomy to beautify the property. Hours are very flexible, but largely during the workweek (M-F, 9-5, with some Saturday mornings). They will also provide general assistance to TreeUtah staff assisting with education and public events.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

• Self-motivated with gardening experience and/or knowledge
• Serve as a good role model in personal language, appearance and behavior
• Comfortable recruiting and managing groups of volunteers
• Willing to research permaculture and help come up with a long-term maintenance and site plan
• Happy to be a self-starter in a small team

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

- Must have a SLCC Federal Work-Study Award
- Must work 16-20 hours a week during the semester.
- Must pass a background check.
- Attend all Thayne Center orientations and trainings related to this program.
- Week day business hours flexibility to work
- Reliable Transportation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Proficient in English
- Proficient in basic Microsoft Office programs
- Self-motivated
- Works well with people/volunteers
- Experience working in community gardening preferred
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Organized
- Ability to work independently in self-guided environment

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Work Study is awarded to SLCC students through the Federal College Work Study Program, which requires establishing financial need through the FAFSA online application from the Financial Aid office. If you do not have work study awarded to you, you will not be eligible to work under work study positions.

Salt Lake Community College may complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Non-Exempt

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Work Study award from Salt Lake Community College's Financial Aid Office?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I don't know what Work Study is

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letters of Reference
  2. Other Doc