Student Employment

 

Dining Ambassadors

 

Apply now for these 2014 Stanford student jobs!

Stanford Dining Hall Ambassador
Stanford Hospitality Senator
Marketing Intern
Arrillaga Nights Intern
Photographer/Videographer Intern
Sustainability Energy & Water Interns
Sustainability Event Intern
Sustainability Gardeners Intern

 

Stanford Dining Hall Ambassador

Reports to General Manager of Dining Hall

Position Summary:
Dining Ambassadors (DAs) help to build and promote student community in the dining halls. DAs help to create a vibrant and active student dining community for the residents by promoting wellness, healthy eating, sustainability, residential life through community building activities and educational experiences, while being part of a team proudly serving great food. DAs will promote stewardship, understand and communicate university policies, be a point of contact and promote events and activities in the dining halls. DAs are residents of their local dining community and work directly with the dining hall staff to foster respectful, two way communications.

Top 3 Priorities:

  1. Enthusiasm & Stewardship
  • DAs act on behalf of R&DE Stanford Dining. This position's goal is to build a vibrant community in the dining halls by helping students connect during meals as well as make students excited to eat at the dining halls.
  • Be positive, respectful, and most importantly, have fun with the opportunities afforded to you by this position (Throw an ice cream social! Have a murder mystery dinner party! Work with your chef to cook some traditional cultural food!)
  1. Reliability & Responsibility
  • DAs are expected to assist with many events and functions throughout the year and to attend meetings. There exists an expectation to show up for all events and meetings, and to let your manager know otherwise.
  1. Consistency & Communication
  • When you commit to being a DA, people are counting on you.
  • Represent R&DE Stanford Dining and communicate the correct information and policies.
  • Keep an open and constant flow of communication between your dining hall staff, manager, students, and fellow DAs.

General Responsibilities:

  • Meet at least once a week with the dining hall managers to determine special events and address issues within the local dining community.
  • Seek input and gain feedback from students and other constituency groups, and follow through with your manager/chef.
  • Consider dining hall staff needs and concerns. This involves working with the employees, student groups, and dining team.
  • Attend and assist with all-campus DA meetings and events.
  • Become knowledgeable of the overall dining community.
  • Recognize issues, develop remedies, and undertake follow-up.
  • Act to fulfill the R&DE Stanford Dining mission statement.
  • Make periodic reports about projects and initiatives.
  • Promote wellness, sustainability, student community building events.
  • Act as Stanford Dining's representative and ambassador to all constituents and stakeholders.

Flexible hours.  $15.05-15.50/hour, DOE; flexible hours + $50 Cardinal Dollars
In order to receive Cardinal Dollars, a full quarter of work
must be completed. Cardinal Dollars are added to SUNET ID
cards at the beginning of the following quarter.

To apply, email the Student Outreach Coordinator, Hanah Yendler, at hyendler@stanford.edu to express your interest and be on the priority applicant list for fall quarter. In order to be a DA, you have to live in dining hall-associated housing (i.e. not Suites, a fraternity, Oak Creek, etc.).

 

Stanford HOSPITALITY Senator

Reports to General Manager of Retail Café and Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries Marketing Team

Position Summary:

Hospitality Senators help to build and promote the Stanford community in the Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries (SHA) cafes. They are important to the success of Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries, as they will be a part of creating an unforgettable dining experience for students, faculty, staff, and campus guests in our high-quality retail cafés through our commitment to exceptional quality, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. Senators will promote stewardship, understand and communicate university policies, be a point of contact for customers, assist with marketing efforts, and promote events and activities in the retail cafes. Senators are students of the Stanford community and work directly with the café staff and customers to foster respectful, two-way communications.

Top 4 Priorities:

1. Enthusiasm & Stewardship

  • Senators act on behalf of R&DE Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries. This position's goal is to build a vibrant community in the retail cafes by helping customers connect during meals as well as make customers excited to eat at the cafes.
  • Senators are expected to be positive, respectful, and most importantly, enjoy the professional opportunities afforded by this position.

2. Reliability & Responsibility

  • Senators are expected to assist with the marketing of the café’s as well as special events and functions throughout the year. Senators will attend monthly marketing meetings. There exists an expectation to attend all events and meetings.

3. Consistency & Communication

  • Hospitality Senators work with many people in the Stanford community and will represent R&DE Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries when communicating with all of them the correct information and policies.
  • Senators will exhibit open and consistent communication between café staff, manager, customers, and fellow advocates via email and social media updates.

4. Mystery Shopper

  • Each Senator will serve as a Mystery Shopper at SHA cafés different from the one for which they serve. Shoppers will be assigned cafes and selected service components at each one.
  • Mystery Shoppers will complete assignments specifically designed for their assigned café as designated by the Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries Marketing Team, and report their findings at the monthly meetings.

General Responsibilities:

  • Design marketing plans that promote sales and services of the SHA cafes to the Stanford community through various media.
  • Provide your café manager feedback from customers about their experience. Obtain necessary market data through surveys, communication via social media, and focus groups.
  • Maintain consistent presence on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the designated café. Manage efforts including posting, monitoring, routing, and responding through media distribution systems such as Hoot-suite and in real time in accordance to R&DE established social media standards.
  • Devise campaigns that encourage customers to visit the Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries’ website and social media accounts.
  • Participate in monthly meetings to report on activities. Jointly prepare a monthly report for the Executive Director to include events, marketing initiatives, social media metrics and results compared to goals.
  • Plan and attend monthly special events at the cafés. All advocates will work in various cafes for special events.
  • Become knowledgeable of the overall Stanford community and collectively develop cross-café marketing initiatives.
  • Recognize marketing and operational challenges, suggest remedies and undertake follow-up.
  • Act to fulfill the R&DE Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries mission statement.
  • Promote the goals of Stanford University wellness, sustainability, and community-building events.
  • Act as Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries advocate to all constituents and stakeholders.

Flexible hours. $14.50/hour + $100 Cardinal Dollars and one free meal per shift when working in the café.

To apply, email the Stanford Residential & Dining Enterprises Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, Kimberle Badinelli, at kbadinel@stanford.eduto express your interest. Please include a brief resume and statement (200 words) about why you would be an outstanding Hospitality Senator. In order to qualify, you must be a registered student.

MARKETING INTERN

Reports to the Business Support & Assessment Manager

Have one or more of the below skills:

PHOTOGRAPHY
Photograph special events, direct and setup posed shots with staff, VIPs, and students; Edit, optimize, color correct photographs; Archive all photographs on shared server, upload selected photographs to social media sites

SOCIAL MEDIA
Manage social media efforts including Facebook, and Twitter posting, monitoring, routing and responding to comments and questions; Manage community building initiatives

DESIGN
Using Adobe design products, produce and update existing logos, ad layouts, brochures, booklets, flyers, signs, presentation materials, announcements, meeting materials, newsletters; search and source appropriate stock photography and perform necessary image editing to fulfill design concepts

PRODUCTION
Manage production of marketing materials; Circulate proofs for approval and ensured accuracy, assist in inventory management; Distribute and install collateral

AUDITS/ANALYSIS
Assist in audits of dining locations to determine signage and promotional needs
Assist in market research endeavors such as surveys and focus groups

EVENTS & SALES
Assist in execution of interactive and engaging dining events by incorporating creative decorations, games, and food; Assist with meal plan sales initiatives (students, faculty/staff, grad) 

PREFERRED SKILLS
Strong concept development and hands-on design skills
Technical skill in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, HTML, or Web Design
The ability to work and solve problems independently and to manage projects from concept to completion; Ability to handle multiple projects with varying schedules and meet deadlines comfortably; Attention to detail and accuracy of data; Ability to contribute as a member of a creative team

Flexible hours, approximately 10 hours per week.

Salary: $15.05-15.50/hour, DOE; flexible hours

To apply, send letter/resume to:
diningevents@stanford.edu RE: Marketing Internship

ARRILLAGA NIGHTS INTERN

Summary of Position and the Arrillaga Nights Program

Arrillaga Nights is an R&DE Stanford Dining initiative focused on adding an entertainment component to the Late Night meal program. The goal is to create a lively and festive late night gathering place, with food and live student acts, showcasing the commitment that R&DE Stanford Dining has to excellence. The goal of the intern position is to make Arrillaga Nights a place where students want to perform, as well as a place where both undergraduate and graduate students want to gather at night. The job of the Arrillaga Nights intern is to facilitate exactly that; to help plan and execute the entertainment aspect of the program, as well as coordinate with marketing.

Essential Job Functions

Managing the performance database

  • Research new student groups and performers; update the database with performer information, interest level, description of their act, contact information, etc. in order to increase efficiency and ease in the booking process in the future.

Booking

  • In charge of booking student acts for the various performance; initiating contact with student groups, follow up about possible performance dates, and cementing performance groups and schedules. Book two to three acts for a night.

  • Advertise to the student body about performance opportunities through student advertising and communication channels.

Event Implementation

  • Responsible for making sure performers have everything they need to make their performance successful (ex: drum set, extra mics, etc.).

  • IMPORTANT: Be on site for the performances on Tuesday night between 10pm and 12am for set up, performance, and take down.

  • Help maintain, update, and work the Audio Visual System. Undergo hands-on training and understand and be familiarized with the training manual.

Innovate and Brainstorm

  • Come up with new and innovate event ideas. Ex: Hosting a campus wide dance competition with judges and prizes, dorm talent competitions, open mic nights, etc., in order to provide a diverse and immersive nighttime entertainment experience, as well as draw in crowds to help with night time Arrillaga Family Dining Commons foot traffic.

Marketing

  • Working with R&DE Stanford Dining Marketing to create buzz for performances and special events; keeping the department abreast of upcoming event schedule, as well as communicating about signage and flyering as needed.

  • Word of mouth with students to market the Arrillaga Nights program; work with Dining Ambassadors to help with outreach.

  • Possibly assist with brainstorming ways to outreach to the graduate student population.

Salary: $15.05-15.50/hour, DOE; flexible hours

To apply, send letter/resume to:
hyendler@stanford.edu, RE: Arrillaga Nights Internship

 

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER INTERN

Reports to Student Outreach Coordinator

PHOTOGRAPHY and/or VIDEO:

  • Photograph/video special events

  • Direct and setup posed shots with staff, VIPs, and students

  • Adhere and build upon provided shot lists

  • Edit, optimize, color correct photographs/videos

  • Archive all photographs on shared server

  • Upload selected photographs to social media sites

 

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Accessibility to DSLR or Micro Four Thirds equipment

  • Technical knowledge in natural and artificial lighting

  • Technical skills in Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier and other photography or video editing software

  • High level organizational skills when handling digital assets

  • Out-going personality to communicate professionally with staff and students when on assignments

Mentorship will be provided by departmental staff photographer/videographer.

Flexible hours, approximately 2-5 hours per week.

Salary:  $15.05-15.50/hour, DOE; flexible hours

To apply, send letter/resume to:
hyendler@stanford.edu, Photographer/Videographer Internship

SUSTAINABILITY ENERGY & WATER INTERNS

R&DE Stanford Dining is committed to reducing resource consumption in our dining halls. R&E Stanford Dining is looking for one or two interns to focus on lowering energy and water consumption in the dining halls. The interns will analyze monthly energy and water data and perform audits to understand the current consumption of different appliances in the dining halls and opportunities to save. The interns will research best practices and alternative options based on the audits, analyses and interviews with key stakeholders (general managers, chefs, & other staff). Interns will also apply for rebates to fund changes. The outcome will be recommendations and implementation of a plan for infrastructure improvements to provide more efficient and effective service, as well as appropriate educational and/or behavioral programming for staff and students.

Opportunities and Benefits

  • Learn about campus sustainability and gain project management experience in designing and implementing projects, working collaboratively with others, and educating and advocating for positive campus change.

  • Develop professional management, communication, and leadership skills.

  • Develop relationships with sustainability leaders on- and off-campus

  • Learn about careers in sustainability and make a real impact!

Qualifications

Must be:

  • Organized, self-motivated and accountable for work

  • Eager to learn about and advocate for conservation and sustainability; creative and enthusiastic

  • Committed to a minimum of 2 hours of work per week, including during midterms and finals

  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively; take direction from others and work well in teams

  • Flexible to changing and variable schedules; able to commit extra time for events/meetings

Preference given to:

  • Students who have taken applicable energy and/or water-related coursework or have energy and/or water-related work experience

  • Students with previous energy and/or water audit and data analysis experience

  • Students currently or previously involved with energy and/or water-related groups

  • Students who will be on campus for the full academic year

Salary:  $15.05-15.50/hour, DOE; flexible hours

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Interim Sustainable Food Program Manager, Nicole Greenspan, at nicoleg3@stanford.edu. In the application cover letter, please answer the questions below:

Name
Year
Place of Residence
Email Address
Phone Number
Desired Hours of Work per Week
Short Essay Questions (please limit responses to one or two paragraphs)

  1. Please describe your interest in this position and what you hope to achieve

  2. Please describe any previous energy/water audit/analysis experience you have had and how you expect to apply it to this position

  3. Please describe any other relevant experience and ideas for potential opportunities

SUSTAINABILITY EVENT INTERN

Events are an integral part of R&DE’s Sustainable Food education and outreach program. The events are important opportunities to engage students, staff and faculty in food and sustainability, encouraging them to get involved and think critically about their own role in the sustainable food system. The Sustainable Food Program Events Intern will play an important role in increasing awareness and providing education about sustainable food, working with the Outreach Intern and Dining Ambassadors to represent the Sustainable Food Program at relevant R&DE Stanford Dining events as well as creating their own events, including monthly or bi-monthly student lunches/dinners with food researchers.

Opportunities and Benefits

  • Learn about campus sustainability and gain project management experience in designing and implementing projects, working collaboratively with others, and educating and advocating for positive campus change.

  • Develop professional management, communication, and leadership skills.

  • Develop relationships with sustainability leaders on- and off-campus

  • Learn about careers in sustainability and make a real impact!

Qualifications

Must be:

  • Organized, self-motivated and accountable for work

  • Eager to learn about and advocate for conservation and sustainability

  • Creative, enthusiastic and outgoing; great communicator

  • Committed to a minimum of 2 hours of work per week, including during midterms and finals

  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively; take direction from others and work well in teams

  • Flexible to changing and variable schedules; able to commit extra time for events/meetings

Preference given to:

  • Students with previous event-planning and outrach experience (work or student group)

  • Students who have taken applicable sustainability-related focused classes

  • Students who will be on campus for the full academic year

Salary:  $15.05-15.50/hour, DOE; flexible hours

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Interim Sustainable Food Program Manager, Nicole Greenspan, at nicoleg3@stanford.edu. In the application cover letter, please answer the questions below:

Name
Year
Place of Residence
Email Address
Phone Number
Desired Hours of Work per Week
Short Essay Questions (please limit responses to one or two paragraphs)

  1. Please describe your interest in this position and what you hope to achieve

  2. Please describe your experience organizing events

  3. What is one sustainability event that you would be most excited to organize?

SUSTAINABILITY GARDENERS INTERN

The Stanford Dining Hall Gardens are an integral part of R&DE’s Sustainable Food education and outreach program. The gardens are managed by a team of Student Gardeners, who report to and work closely with the Sustainable Food Program Manager to grow and provide organic produce to the Stanford dining halls. The gardens also play an important role in increasing awareness and providing education about local, seasonal, and sustainably grown food. Student Gardeners will have the opportunity to work on various projects, to learn and expand on the fundamentals of organic gardening, to meet and work with other people interested in sustainable food, and to be involved in educational and community outreach events.

Opportunities and Benefits

  • Learn about campus sustainability and gain project management experience in designing and implementing projects, working collaboratively with others, and educating and advocating for positive campus change.

  • Develop professional management, communication, and leadership skills.

Qualifications

Must be:

  • Organized, self-motivated and accountable for work

  • Eager to learn about and advocate for conservation and sustainability; creative and enthusiastic

  • Committed to a minimum of 2 hours of work per week, including during midterms and finals

  • Able to lift 50 lbs and sustain physical activity in various environmental conditions (i.e. heat, rain)

  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively; take direction from other student gardeners and work well in teams

  • Flexible to changing and variable schedules; able to commit extra time for events/meetings

  • Available for monthly Garden Team meetings determined at the beginning of the quarter

Preference given to:

  • Students who have taken or are currently taking ES180b

  • Students with previous gardening/farming experience

  • Students currently or previously involved with campus garden projects

  • Students who will be on campus for the full academic year

Salary:  $15.05-15.50/hour, DOE; flexible hours

Dining Hall Gardnes Manager Responsibilities (one intern position)

  • Communicate with our partners in LBRE to decide and assign weekly tasks to individual garden managers

  • Ensure garden managers are hosting regular garden work days

  • Manage one of the gardens (optional)

  • Create outreach and education information about gardens to students

Individual Dining Hall Gardne Manager Responsibilities (seven interns - one per dining hall garden)

  • Host regular garden work days (weekly ideally) in your dining hall garden

  • Make sure all students in that dorm know about garden work days

  • Complete list of tasks from Garden Manager each week

  • Provide garden updates to Garden Manager and Sustainable Food Program Manager

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Interim Sustainable Food Program Manager, Nicole Greenspan, at nicoleg3@stanford.edu. In the application cover letter, please answer the questions below:

Name
Year
Place of Residence
Email Address
Phone Number
Desired Hours of Work per Week
Short Essay Questions (please limit responses to one or two paragraphs)

  1. Please describe your interest in this position and what you hope to achieve

  2. Please describe any previous gardening/farming experience you have had and how you expect to apply it to this position

  3. What role should the Dining Hall Gardens play in creating awareness of sustainably grown food among students, the greater Stanford Community, and beyond?