Call for Applications: 2018 Hixon Summer Research Fellowship Positions

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design has issued a Call for Applications for its 2018 Summer Research Fellowship Program. The Center is seeking two highly motivated students from the Claremont Colleges to aid the Center in preparing the campus’ first Sustainability Report, as well as with other Hixon Center projects and initiatives.

Position descriptions are provided below and are accompanied by downloadable PDFs. Applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, with final review taking place on February 9, 2018. Applicants are expected to complete this Google Form and must also submit a copy of their resume to the Hixon Center at hixoncenter@hmc.edu.

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HMC Campus Sustainability Report – Drafting, Design and Physical Publication

Hixon Center Summer Research Fellows conduct guided research and advance Hixon Center projects cutting across a range of sustainability topics. Fellows work full-time hours (40 hours/week) for 10 weeks between late May and end of July are paid Harvey Mudd College’s regular summer research stipend (rates set by HMC). For the summer of 2018, the Hixon Center is seeking up a motivated and capable Fellow to work on the following project.

HMC Campus Sustainability Report – Design and Physical Publication

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, with its campus partners, has compiled substantial amounts of campus and sustainability data to obtain a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Based on the STARS reporting, the Hixon Center will produce a Sustainability Report for Harvey Mudd College. The Fellow assigned to this project will support this initiative with the goal of completing a final draft by the conclusion of their fellowship. With the mentorship of Hixon Center staff the Fellow(s) will produce graphics, analyses, and recommendations on data and information cutting across multiple areas (e.g., energy, waste, water, GHG emissions, campus sustainability initiatives and projects, and academia). This will culminate in the production and publication of a physical report that will be shared with the campus community and guide future College and Hixon Center sustainability activities.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity and experience with data compilation, analysis, and technical reporting
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn) Google platforms (e.g., Drive), and graphic design software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Highly detail-oriented, accurate, and thorough in written and technical work
  • Must be a self-starter and an independent worker
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects.
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Learning Objectives:

  • Improved understanding of campus sustainability programs and initiatives and stakeholder engagement on campus sustainability towards
  • Opportunity to contribute to college report and to present outcomes of the project to suitable audiences

To apply for this position, please complete the online application form: tiny.cc/2018HixonFellowApp

Hiring is on a rolling basis with last review on February 9, 2017.

Job Description (PDF)

HMC Campus Sustainability Report and Projects – Online Report Platform and EEA Scripting Project

Hixon Center Summer Research Fellows conduct guided research and advance Hixon Center projects cutting across a range of sustainability topics. Fellows work full-time hours (40 hours/week) for 10 weeks between late May and end of July are paid Harvey Mudd College’s regular summer research stipend (rates set by HMC). For the summer of 2018, the Hixon Center is seeking up a motivated and capable Fellow to work on the following projects:

75% – HMC Campus Sustainability Report – Online Report Platform

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, with its campus partners, has compiled substantial amounts of campus and sustainability data to obtain a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Based on the STARS reporting, the Hixon Center will produce a Sustainability Report for Harvey Mudd College. The Fellow assigned to this project will support this initiative with the goal of producing an online, interactive version of the report with the mentorship from Hixon Center staff. which will include interactive graphics, analyses, and recommendations on data and information cutting across multiple areas (e.g., energy, waste, water, GHG emissions, campus sustainability initiatives and projects, and academia). The online report will be shared with the campus community and guide future College and Hixon Center sustainability activities.

25% – Emphasis in Environmental Analysis Scripting Project

The Hixon Center has undertaken a procedural restructuring effort for the Emphasis in Environmental Analysis, transitioning away from physical forms and Sakai to online forms and logs on Google Drive. The Fellow will be asked to help with scripting back-office functions, including the automatic creation of online forms once a student completes an Interest Form, reminders and prompts for student/EEA advisor meetings that can be shared between the Hixon Center, the registrar’s office, and the student and advisor themselves, and more.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity and experience with data compilation, analysis, and technical reporting
  • Familiarity with coding languages necessary for website development and interactive graphic displays (e.g., HTML, Python, Java, Sequel, etc.)
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn) Google platforms (e.g., Drive), WordP ress, and graphic design software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Highly detail-oriented, accurate, and thorough in written and technical work
  • Must be a self-starter and an independent worker, ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects.
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Learning Objectives:

  • Improved understanding of campus sustainability programs and initiatives and stakeholder engagement on campus sustainability towards
  • Opportunity to contribute to college report and to present outcomes of the project to suitable audiences

To apply for this position, please complete the online application form: tiny.cc/2018HixonFellowApp

Hiring is on a rolling basis with last review on February 9, 2017.

Job Description (PDF)