Sustainability Ambassador

Queen’s Hospitality Services is looking for enthusiastic students who are passionate about sustainability and food to be our Sustainability Ambassadors. Please read the job details below and submit resume and cover letters to

Application deadline is Friday, September 30th by 4:30pm.

Sustainability Ambassador (Casual Position for Student)

Job Summary

Communication and outreach to students in Residence and Retail dining locations to influence sustainability initiatives and practices to find most efficient process in promoting executing the “Trayless dining program” and promote “Good to Go” program. Provide recommendations to Hospitality Services based on student feedback and help implement best practices.

Job Requirements

• Assist Hospitality Services Operations in creation of marketing materials to educate students on sustainable practices in Residence dining and Retail operations (ie. dining without use of trays, participation in GOOD TO GO program.

• Engage in various platforms to communicate to students the benefits of sustainable practices (ie. trayless dining in the dining halls, use of GOOD TO GO program).

• Educate students on proper use of self-sort waste streams on campus and encourage strategies to reduce food waste.

• Assist in execution and promotion of  the “Good to Go” program” in retail locations.

• Share information and key areas that impact waste reduction and resource conservation.

• Scheduled 2 times/week to engage students and discuss initiatives.

• Solicit feedback from the student/campus community. Report said feedback in order to evaluate concerns, positive feedback, potential challenges, etc.

• Assist in conducting waste audit for specific meal periods to document results in the changed behaviors .

• Assist with implementation of sustainability programs and initiatives in order to contribute to objectives relevant to the sustainability goals of Housing & Ancillary Services and the University.

• Complete relevant administrative tasks which may include collecting and presenting data, filing reports, and other administrative tasks as required and assigned.


• A passion for sustainability and enthusiasm to share the benefits of sustainable practices with others

• Strong customer service, problem-solving, communication skills (written & verbal) and organizational skills

• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

• Knowledge of food services programs and facilities at Queen’s University dining locations

• Previous experience in the hospitality industry or customer service is an asset.

• CPIC & Vulnerable Sector clearance check

Hours of Work 

Work shifts will be flexible and may include some evenings and weekends.  Successful candidates must be able to work during peak lunch and dinner times at the dining halls and retail locations with shifts that would be 3-4 hours.  There is a four-week probationary period for the benefit of both employer and employee. 


Reports directly to the DM with secondary reporting to the Sustainability Manager as directed.


$15.60 per hour (includes 4% vacation pay)

Dietitian & Allergy Appointment Buy Flex $
& Campus Meal Plans