Sustainability Specialist, Ohio University

Position: Sustainability Specialist

Location: Ohio University
Date of Availability: 12/02/13
Date Closing: 12/02/13
The Office of Sustainability for the Facilities division is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Sustainability Specialist.
Established in 1804, OHIO University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio & the first in the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills, its classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, is one of the most attractive in the nation.
Job Description
•The Sustainability Specialist is the institutional research and implementation agent for sustainable design, construction, operations, maintenance and investment efforts at Ohio University.
•Collaborates with the Director of Energy Management and all Regional Campus Facilities Directors to update and maintain the University’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventory and House Bill 251 reporting
•Supports the Associate Vice President for Facilities and the Office of Energy Management in the development and implementation of physical plant-based projects which reduce resource consumption and address sustainability goals
•Assists the University Planner and the Associate Vice President for Facilities in the implementation of sustainable practices utilized in the Capital Improvement Plan utilizing Smart Growth Strategies
•Works directly with project managers, engineers and university planners to integrate sustainability principles into new construction, renovations, standards, plans and studies (with a special emphasis on both LEED and Green Globes design standards);
•Serves as a resource to the campus community in offering proposals that can advance the institution’s commitment to alternative energy options
•Co-Advises the Sustainable Investing Advisory Council;
•Advises various sub-committees of Sustainable Ohio University Leaders (SOUL);
•Promote and strengthen institutional advancements in sustainability research and academic program offerings;
•Builds partnerships and relationships with outside agencies, organizations, institutions and funders to support campus sustainability initiatives;
A competitive benefits package is offered including education benefits for employee benefits for employee and eligible dependents.
 
Minimum Qualifications
•A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Construction Management, Finance or related program is required
•Knowledge of LEED (or Green Globes) and willingness to become accredited within one year of hire date (university can assist with a portion of the cost associated with accreditation), understanding of socially responsible investing practices, experience with data collection and reporting.
•Minimum of 1 year experience in higher education or corporate sustainability
 
Preferred Qualifications
•LEED Accredited professional, experience managing sustainable portfolios, experience developing and reporting greenhouse gas reports.
•Minimum of 3 years in higher education or corporate sustainability preferred.
A Competitive Benefits Package is offered including education benefits for employee and eligible dependents.
To apply, please complete and submit the online comprehensive application and be prepared to attach 3 separate documents: Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of 3 professional references with current contact information.
This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration apply by December 2, 2013.

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