Recycling Crew Member

Position Start Date:  May 27, 2015
Position End Date:  August 29, 2015
Application Due Date:  March 2, 2015 (Applications reviewed as received)
Number of Positions:  3
Work Expectations:  10 hrs/wk
Pay Rate:  $7.25 per hour

Luther College Sustainability Office is looking for three students to work part-time on tasks related to campus recycling, composting, document destruction and redeemable items as needed in order to help reduce waste and pursue sustainability. Whenever possible we seek to combine part-time positions to ensure full-time employment over the summer. Applicants for this position are strongly encouraged to consider applying for the Community Recycling Liaison position (30 hours/week) as these two positions were created to fit together.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working 10 hours/week
  • Picking up recycling from the Residence Halls, Academic Buildings, and other campus offices and loading into truck
  • Unloading recyclables at the blue bins behind Facilities
  • Picking up and delivering all redeemable items from various locations on and off campus to the Sustainability House garage.
  • Delivering compost from the Union Dock (other locations as needed) to the compost pile on Pole Line Road
  • Completing shift reports within one hour of finishing a shift
  • Waste analysis projects
  • General truck maintenance: keeping it clean and full of gas
  • Willingness to get dirty


  • Enrollment at Luther College
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a truck
  • Must be able to obtain certification to drive Luther fleet vehicle
  • Physically able to perform duties required
  • Ability to carry up to 40 pounds
  • Interest in sustainability

To Apply, You Must:

  1. Submit the Student Summer Employment Application to the Office of Human Resources by March 2, 2015.
  2. Complete the online common application on the Luther College sustainability web site

    Direct all inquiries to:

    • Stratis Giannakouros
    • Assistant Director of Center for Sustainable Communities
    • Luther College
    • Valders 372E
    • 563-387-1809