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Sustainability Steward : Resource Recovery & Recycling
Austin Community College District in Austin, Texas
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Date Posted 07/19/2019
Admin-Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Salary $13.00 -  USD Per Hour
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

General Statement of Job


To provide specialized services and support to departmental office or program.


Information for This Posting Only


  •  The Sustainability Steward: Resource Recovery & Recycling position focuses on waste diversion, recycling and composting programs, and materials management, while also gaining exposure to all ACC sustainability programs. This is a student position for full or part-time ACC students only. This is a semester-long position with the potential to continue for multiple semesters.

    To support the development, implementation, maintenance, and daily functions of ACC's sustainability initiatives. These include, but are not limited to, energy and water conservation, renewable energy, alternative transportation, recycling and waste management, sustainable purchasing and operations, ACC gardens, Green Team engagement, education and outreach, communications and graphics, and related programs.


Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. May work in a specialty area within a department or office.

  2. May coordinate, evaluate, develop, and implement specialized materials to support departmental programs.

  3. May provide training or support training programs.

  4. May review and process documents, maintain databases, and provide reports.

  5. May provide information to others regarding processes and procedures.

  6. May assist with general reporting and maintenance of databases as required.


Additional Job Specific Duties


  •  Assists in advancing recycling, composting, and waste diversion programs across the ACC District under guidance of the Energy & Sustainability Office staff.

  •  Assists with audits of existing operations and developing new programs.

  •  Works in conjunction with the ACC Warehouse department on electronics waste management and recycling programs, including surplus items.

  •  Assists in data tracking of recycling and waste metrics.

  •  Assists with Zero Waste Events, as needed.

  •  Participated in office wide functions and events.



Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  •  Processes and procedures related to the departmental work being done.<br />

  •  Principles and concepts of sustainability.

  •  Understanding of composting, recycling, and waste diversion.



Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  •  Maintaining an established work schedule.

  •  Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy.

  •  Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.

  •  Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

  •  Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.


Technology Skills


  •  Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications and student information and database systems.


Required Work Experience


  • As required.


Preferred Work Experience


  •  One year related work experience.


Required Education


  • As required.


Preferred Education


  •  Full or part-time ACC student.


Physical Requirements


  •  Work is performed in a standard office environment.

  •  Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.

  •  Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.




  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.


ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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