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Office of Sustainability
University of Mississippi

Join Our Team

There are multiple opportunities to advance sustainability on campus, both for professionals and students. Learn more below.

Staff Positions

Currently, we are not hiring additional staff positions. Visit to learn more about working at the University of Mississippi.

Graduate Assistantships

The Office of Sustainability offers competitive graduate assistantships to students enrolled in The University of Mississippi Graduate School.

We are currently accepting applications for:

Sustainability Communications Fellow Graduate Assistantship

Examples of Work Performed

  • Plan, create content and delegate responsibilities to the monthly OOS e-newsletter, the Red Blue and Green;
  • Plan and delegate content creation for OOS social media, including Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn;
  • Assist with developing text and collecting photographs to use in OOS printed materials
  • Assist with the development and execution of promotional strategies for OOS programming.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create and execute communications campaigns for the OOS;
  • Supervise one undergraduate intern and delegate communications tasks when appropriate;
  • Assess and develop insights on OOS communications tools for decision-making.


Per regulation of the University of Mississippi Graduate School, this graduate assistantship will be employed no more than half-time. They are entitled to the following compensation and benefits package:

  • Annual stipend and benefits totaling $27,500 ($23,375 plus %15 fringe of $3,507).
  • Health insurance coverage is provided through partial premium support as approved by IHL.

Apply Here

Submit an application via the link above. The Office of Sustainability will follow up once you submit your application to request resumes and cover letters and schedule a brief interview. Writing and design samples may be requested.

Student Internships

Green Student Intern Program

The Office of Sustainability offers several paid internship positions to students throughout the school year. Get involved with the recycling, composting, or transportation programs and gain valuable work experience as a student intern.

Learn more.


Volunteer Leadership Positions

Green Grove Team Leaders

Green Grove Team Leaders are students with a strong desire to serve in a leadership capacity with the Office of Sustainability’s Green Grove Gameday Recycling Program and directly influence a culture of sustainability at the university. Ambassadors serve as knowledgeable, professional points of contact for volunteers and fans during football gamedays and work closely with Green Grove Gameday Coordinators and Office of Sustainability staff to assess effectiveness of efforts and implement new ideas where needed.

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Student Representative on the UM Green Fund Committee

The UM Green Fund Committee comprises a mixture of student, faculty, and staff members to accept and review Green Fund proposals. Join the UMGF Committee to help implement new sustainable changes on the Ole Miss campus.

Learn more.


ASB Cabinet’s Director of Campus Sustainability

The Associated Student Body Executive Branch includes a Cabinet position for campus sustainability with each administration. Get involved with student government and work with fellow peers to promote sustainability at the University.

Learn more.