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Sustainability Engagement Intern /Student Worker - University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

  • Early Careers

  • Hourly and Seasonal

Job Responsibilities

Aramark at UCF Dining is looking for a sustainability professional who is enthusiastic and motivated to design and implement solutions in UCF campus dining operations with students, faculty, and staff. This position plays a vital role in the implementation of Aramark’s Be Well. Do Well. platform and supports our campus sustainability efforts and serves as a liaison to the campus community. In alignment with the University’s sustainability priorities and Be Well. Do Well., the Sustainability Coordinator will work with field operations teams to implement standard operating sustainability procedures and practices in the areas of responsible sourcing, efficient operations, circularity, and waste minimization. They will manage the overall sustainability program for dining operations, and work with the onsite marketing team to communicate performance. The position directly contributes to sales growth, market penetration, client and consumer satisfaction. This person will educate both the dining team and the campus community on sustainability concepts, frameworks, and programs and how these programs benefit people and the planet. 

 

Job Responsibilities 

Waste Minimization: Support existing waste minimization strategies and investigate opportunities to further develop as opportunities arise. 

Responsible Sourcing: Establish partnerships with local growers/producers and appropriate third party verified products through approved supply chain management processes. Track and report local and sustainable spend and ensure operational adherence to annual purchasing targets aligned with University’s sourcing goals. Plan educational field trips for students to local farms and suppliers. 

Efficient Operations: Work with operations team on energy and water conservation measures including green building elements for new and existing facilities. Partner with nutrition and culinary to delivery low carbon Cool Food meals and other plant-forward / plant-based menu items.

Qualifications

Qualifications

• Must possess the ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and be able to build strong relationships with clients and customers as well as Aramark teams to accomplish goals and objectives
• Possessing the ability to influence complex decision-making processes is fundamental
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated experience organizing and coordinating projects
• Possess passion for sustainability solutions
• Demonstrated experience with operations budgets and expenses
• Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends

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Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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