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Temporary Paid Position: Northwestern University Sustainability Department

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Position Type: Temporary
Position Title: sustainNU Customer Service Representative
Rate: $12-15/hour
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm with a 30 minute lunch

Job Summary
The sustainNU Customer Service Representative facilitates the timely and successful completion of resource conservation service requests submitted by Northwestern University faculty, staff and students. This individual will work closely with the sustainNU team to increase awareness and visibility of sustainable practices and build strong partnerships on campus

• Coordinates all aspects of electronics recycling (ecycling) program including receiving requests for ecycling pickups, scheduling pickups through a third party vendor and facilitating the collection of all received ecycling equipment through our contracted recycling hauler.
• Processes all requests for trash and recycling services communicating with waste hauler as needed to ensure successful pickups.
• Reconciles all services requests which may include reviewing work order status, confirming billing information and ensuring all requests are processed accurately and in a timely manner.
• Coordinates requests for recycling bins and manages inventory.
• Serves as point of contact for sustainNU inquiries.
• Supports other sustainNU program areas as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  2. Customer service experience
  3. Excellent communication skills, strong phone contact handling skills and active listening skills.
  4. Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously
  5. Ability to work in a diverse work environment
  6. Strong organizational skills and consistently displays accuracy and attention to detail
  7. Ability to demonstrate a calm, courteous and professional demeanor under pressure when working with a variety of situations and/or people
  8. Valid driver’s license preferred
  9. Interest in recycling, sustainability, or similar preferred
  10. 3-5 years of customer service experience preferred
  11. High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred
    To apply, contact Julie Cahillane, Associate Director of Sustainability at or 847-467-1374.

Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at

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