Monday, October 11, 2021

Job Description: CSF Coordinator

Job Description: CSF Coordinator

Start Date: early-mid November 2021

Hours/Times: 19.5 hours/week (220 hrs/quarter), workdays & times flexible

Duration: through June 2022. Possible to be extended, although student status is required. Ideal candidates would have 2 or 3 years remaining in their program and could serve in this role for multiple years.

Compensation: GSA Package (Tuition Waiver, Health Insurance, Salary*) *estimated at approx. $2500/mo before taxes 

Union: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union provisions. For more information about UAW Local 4121 provisions, visit:


Application Deadline: November 1st, 2021 

Application Link:

Reporting: This position will report to the CSF Program Manager, Finance (within the UW Sustainability office). 

CSF Mission and Diversity Statement:

The CSF’s mission is to foster an environmentally and socially engaged university culture and create a sustainable campus by funding multidisciplinary, student initiated and led projects. Guided by student oversight through each phase of the grantmaking and project management process, our work aims to increase campus-wide social equity, community resilience, and climate action. Equity, inclusion and diversity are guiding principles to sustainability at the University. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, while striving to create welcoming and respectful learning environments and promote access and opportunity for all. 

Position Description

The CSF Coordinator will be instrumental to both the day-to-day operations as well as strategic visioning for the CSF and the Committee. The CSF strives to create a non-hierarchical organizational culture that encourages student leadership and empowerment — the CSF Coordinator will be expected to uphold (and advise on, revise as needed) the mission, vision, and values established by the CSF Committee & Staff. As one of the most well-resourced positions within the CSF, this role will be expected to carry out many of the primary functions of the organization. 

The Coordinator will support the development and implementation of primarily student-led, campus-based sustainability projects (large- and small-scale) that meaningfully advance the University's sustainability goals. Eligible projects are highly diverse and range from carbon and waste reduction to water and energy conservation to social and environmental justice and more. The CSF annually receives an average of more than $500,000 from its two primary funding sources: the Student Activity Fee and the Student Technology Fee. The CSF has funded as many as 50 projects in an academic year, and over 250 total projects since our inception in 2010. The Coordinator will work closely and collaboratively with the CSF Program & Finance Manager to ensure the prudent stewardship and oversight of CSF funds, advance organizational transparency, and ensure investments into campus projects are well supported to serve as a sustained resource for future generations of students. 

The CSF Coordinator will be a team player as well as a self-starter, with excellent collaboration skills and ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff. The role will be an opportunity for a student to bring their existing skill set forward, as well as an opportunity for learning and growth. Some of the characteristics that will be developed in the role include creative problem solving skills, an inclusive and equity-centered approach, strategic thinking, flexibility and resilience; ability to gain consensus; ability to manage sensitive situations; verbal and written communication skills; and proficiency and comfort presenting to both small and large groups of people. 

Program Coordination and Reporting 

  • Lead the solicitation and vetting of project proposals from UW students, faculty and staff.
  • Track and report on active CSF projects (in collaboration with CSF Project Development Specialist). 
  • Assist in supporting ongoing project needs and longevity [in collaboration with CSF Program Manager & Project Development Specialist].
  • Carry out various administrative tasks related to supporting grantmaking and organizational processes.
  • Guide awardees in the navigation of the University's complex organizational structure and work effectively with all stakeholders [supported by Program Manager].
  • Manage up to 3 part time student staff and 3-6 regular student volunteers at any given time.
  • Support & organize the CSF Committee.
  • Update CSF spreadsheets/database for process tracking, documentation, and organizational transparency. 
  • Co-lead annual funding request and participatory budget process in collaboration with CSF Program Manager and CSF Committee Chair.
  • In collaboration with the CSF Program Manager, prepare an annual, comprehensive report that includes metrics reporting and other key Fund updates. 
  • Guide strategic initiatives with support of the Program Manager / Committee.
  • Request the creation of UW budget / fund transfer for newly funded projects.
  • Lead student hiring process for undergraduate hourly positions & selection of new Committee Members.

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

  • ​​Support student engagement with the Fund including proposal creation, connecting students to faculty and staff, formal presentations about the Fund to student organizations and classes, etc [with assistance from Outreach Coordinator].
  • Co-lead (in collaboration with CSF Outreach Coordinator and other CSF/UWS members) the envisioning and carrying out of campus-wide & community engagement initiatives including events, workshops, presentations, etc.
  • Assist Outreach Coordinator in creating / implementing effective Outreach strategy.
  • Maintain strong relationships with the CSFs myriad of campus partners including funders. 
  • Work in collaboration with the UW Sustainability Office to advance shared goals.
  • Help to advance Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) targets and advise on future revisions of the SAP. 
  • Serve as lead for SAP Target II, assisting in the creation & leading of a student sustainability hub.
  • In collaboration with CSF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator and other team members, ensure the organization develops and maintains trust and rapport with underrepresented groups on campus, and actively includes their involvement in projects, Committee formation, and strategic direction setting. 
  • Continue to raise the visibility and profile of the CSF throughout UW.



  • Currently matriculated in a UW graduate program.
  • Approximately 2+ years work experience in related positions or with related functions.
  • Experience with programs that include diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  • Experience in (or interest in learning) about financial management & budgeting.


  • Previous program and/or staff management experience.

Core Competencies

  • An understanding of the environmental/climate justice movements as well as the importance of anti-racism in sustainability efforts. 
  • Interest in and knowledge of sustainability issues both on and off campus.
  • Tactful, courteous, respectful, and inclusive when engaging with peers and all UW staff and other stakeholders, regardless of title or position. 
  • Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness; be responsible, accountable.
  • Continuing a supportive office culture within the CSF that respects individual well-being, belonging, and unique talents/abilities. 
  • Skills for facilitating gatherings and building consensus.
  • Adeptness to latest professional technology tools and willingness to learn. 
  • Experience with basic web editing features and HTML or willingness to learn. 

To Apply

Please fill out the google form at the following link:

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