Employment & Internship Opportunities at SoGES

Current Job Openings

Graduate Assistant - Global Biodiversity Center

The Global Biodiversity Center (GBC) works to maintain and enhance biodiversity through research, policy advancement, education, and outreach. We are housed in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) and are in the process of expanding our efforts and scope as we transition from the Biodiversity Working Group (http://biodiversity.colostate.edu/) to the Global Biodiversity Center. We have hosted several events on and off campus, including Biodiversity Ignite Night (https://vimeo.com/130268297), policy workshops, a pollinator workshop, and a variety of panels concerning biodiversity research, conservation, and policy. Ultimately, our goal is make CSU’s strength in biodiversity research and scholarship known statewide, nationally, and internationally to firmly establish it as a global biodiversity powerhouse.

As part of our expansion, we are hiring a part time hourly employee at the graduate level to start as soon as possible during the Fall 2015 semester.

The main responsibilities of the employee will be to:

  • Revise and regularly update our website, including developing an innovative map showing where CSU biodiversity researchers work around the globe
  • Set up and regularly update Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Contact and interview CSU biodiversity faculty and add their information to our website
  • Make email listservs and send GBC announcements on listservs
  • Help plan, organize, and advertise events on and off campus in coordination with SoGES staff, including panels, workshops, guest speaker presentations, and a major biodiversity symposium on campus during Fall 2016
  • Take notes at Executive Committee meetings
  • In general, work with the Director of the GBC (Dr. W. Chris Funk from the Department of Biology) and the GBC Executive Committee to advance the GBC’s mission

Hours: Usually 10-15 hours/week (will vary through time, depending on events and activities going on)

Pay: The employee will be paid as a Student Hourly at a rate of $15-20/hour, depending on experience. NOTE: Graduate students already receiving a stipend from a standard GTA or GRA can receive this pay in addition to their regular GTA or GRA stipend.

Start date: As soon as possible during the Fall 2015 semester (ideally mid-November)


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Currently a PhD student or postdoc at CSU, ideally in field related to biodiversity (ecology, sustainability, environmental sciences, biology, political science, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills a must
  • Energetic, creative, and efficient personality
  • Driven to further biodiversity conservation
  • Ideally background in website development and design (or at least a strong interest in learning these skills)

Please send the following materials to Chris Funk at Chris.Funk@colostate.edu by Friday, October 31st, 2015:

  • 1 page letter of interest
  • CV
  • The names and contact information of 2 referees (ideally, PhD advisor or other faculty/employers who are familiar with your academic and work background)