Knox College invites applications for a newly created position as Sustainability
Coordinator to provide broad institutional leadership and support for the College’s
efforts to create a culture of sustainability on campus. The position is full-time, 12
months, and begins July 1, 2012. Salary and benefits for the position are
competitive. The coordinator will report to the Vice President for Finance and
Administrative Services and will serve as convener for the President’s
Sustainability Task Force.
Candidates should have a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 2
years of relevant experience. Experience in campus sustainability practices is
preferred. For information on the Knox College community and our progress in
sustainability, see this link.
• Collect and integrate information to monitor progress on meeting college
sustainability goals and share this information in multiple formats with campus
• Work with the College’ Sustainability Task Force and with students, faculty, and
staff across campus to educate and increase collaboration among campus
• Work with students and relevant campus units to develop, assess and implement
campus programs that will motivate and engage individuals and offices to act more
• In collaboration with the campus Advancement office, identify and pursue external
funding opportunities in the area of sustainability.
We seek an individual with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, the
ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative data, interest in working with non-
campus constituents, a well-rounded conception of sustainability that is continually
updated with professional development, and a contagious energy and enthusiasm
for improving sustainability on campus through innovation and creative practices.
About Knox College:
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of
1,420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by
social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in
the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With
a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states
and 51 countries, Knox is a vibrant and creative community.
Please send cover letter and resume including contact information for three references to: Gina Zindt, Director of Human Resources, Knox College, Galesburg, IL. Review of applications will begin April 4th and continue until the position is filled.