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Sustainability Program Coordinator, Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA)

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Sustainability Outreach Coordinator works in the Office of Sustainability (OS) and has overall responsibility for updating, strategizing on, reporting on, and working with Ursinus College employees to implement the College’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP) in compliance with our commitment to the ACUPCC. Tasks performed with a high level of autonomy include:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
*   Must be able to communicate in English, including the ability to speak in public.
*   Must be able to work collaboratively with staff, faculty, and students.

ATTENDANCE
·      This position is a full time position with flexible work hours to accommodate evening and weekend events.
·      Reports for work shifts in a dependable and timely fashion, in order to minimize the interruption or delay of regular output for the department.
·      As needed, works outside the framework of a normal work schedule in order to complete projects of heavy demand or to meet student schedules.

RECORDS MAINTENANCE
·      Maintains Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reports.
·      Maintains CSAP database.
·      Writes, with the Sustainability Outreach Coordinator , the OS Annual Sustainability Report.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
·      Demonstrates and maintains technical knowledge of the job and of related procedures and policies in order to provide quality support to the department and its constituents.
·      Begins assignments without prompting, maintains productivity in both quantity and quality of work, and appropriately plans, organizes and prioritizes work in order to maximize the use of department resources.
·      Independently contributes ideas and process improvements, and looks for creative solutions and better ways of doing things, in order to meet the goals of continuous improvement.
·      Identifies, analyzes and addresses problems in order to resolve issues whenever possible in a way that minimizes the negative impact on the organization.
·      Makes appropriate, timely, and effective decisions in order to support the work of the department.
·      Manages budget for areas related to Sustainability.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

·      Advanced degree in environmental studies, sustainability, or related field required, or Bachelor degree in environmental studies, sustainability, or related field and 2-3 years related work experience.
·      Must have working knowledge of social media; website programming capabilities a plus.
·      Must have knowledge of computer operations and programs sufficient to coordinate all record keeping requirements with vision sufficient to read computer screen and printed materials.
·      Must have excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to manage timetables and detailed paper work.
·      Must possess physical mobility sufficient to tour campus, work on the organic farm, carry materials for events, etc. Must have good hearing and speaking skills.
·      A record of organizational leadership, and familiarity with institutional operations in higher education. The candidate will have strong written and oral communication and interpersonal and skills and a demonstrated ability to coordinate activities within a community of diverse participants. Grant writing experience desirable.

INTERACTIVE SKILLS
·      Adapts to new work situations, people, ideas, procedures, and organizational structures, in order to accommodate an evolving work environment.
·      Builds successful relationships with constituents and coworkers. Communicates and works effectively as a team member, in order to maximize the effectiveness of the office.
·      Exhibits maturity, reliability, composure, and stability under pressure in order to handle on-the-job challenges.
·      Understands and abides by a high standard of professional ethics in order to ensure the integrity of the organization.
·      Works successfully with diverse others and upholds the College’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in order to help the organization realize its commitment to excellence through diversity.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

To apply: Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three references via email to: hr[at]ursinus.edu (Human Resources Office).  We will review applications as received and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

 

Energy Conservation Manager, Austin Community College (Austin, TX)

The Energy Conservation Manager will be responsible for analyzing current energy usage and developing the district’s energy management plan in order to provide quality learning environment with cost effective energy utilization.The Energy Conservation Manager will collaborate with all College constituencies to develop a working model for the integration of energy management and other sustainable concepts and practices into the operations of the College.  The Energy Conservation Manager will be tasked with advancing the energy component of ACC’s Climate Action Plan. The Energy Conservation Manager will work in collaboration with various departments across the district, including Building & Grounds Department, Facilities Department & outside vendors and contractors and students.  The Energy Conservation Manager will identify desirable energy conservation initiatives; assess cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and impact; and gain acceptance by the College Community.

Application Deadline: 07/17/2015

Apply Online 

 

Associate Vice President of Energy & Sustainability, University of California (Oakland, CA)

The University of California, Office of the President invites qualified candidates to apply for a newly created leadership opportunity: Associate Vice President- Energy & Sustainability.   The University of California is the state’s premier public research university and one of its largest employers.  Our campuses are routinely ranked among the best in the world. The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations, supporting the academic and research missions across its ten campuses, labs and five medical centers.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the successful individual serves as a visionary leader and executive-level ambassador who will continue and expand the University of California’s leadership role in energy and sustainability. The AVP creates collaborative opportunities among UC campus and medical center representatives from capital programs, sustainability offices, real estate, planning, facilities services, transportation, procurement, finance and other constituencies, including representatives and experts among the University’s faculty and researchers, to engage in cross-functional planning, problem-solving and innovation.

Application Deadline: N/A

Apply Online and search for the position title above

Tufts Sustainability Program Intern

**This position has been filled**

Position Description:

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking an undergraduate student intern to work during new student orientation in the Fall of 2015 through the 2015-16 academic year. This position will assist with day-to-day office activities and projects, such as planning and gathering materials for events and creating documents and outreach materials. The program intern will also help support office programs such as the student Eco-Reps, employee Eco-Ambassadors, and the Green Office Certification program. The student will be expected to research and support sustainability initiatives that might be undertaken on any of Tufts’ three campuses (Boston, Medford, Grafton) and to help the Program Director, Education & Outreach Program Administrator, and Communications Specialist with any projects they are currently working on.

Hours & Timeframe:

The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate student who can work both during new student orientation in Fall 2015 through the 2015-16 academic year. Interns typically work ~8 hours per week during the academic year, though hours may be longer during orientation.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Reliable, with good time management skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent research and writing abilities
  • Interest in sustainability
  • A can-do attitude
  • Comfortable talking to and working with faculty and staff from across the university in person and via email or phone

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of sustainability efforts at Tufts
  • Experience organizing events
  • Undergraduate students preferred

Pay Rate: $10/hour

Please contact Betsy Byrum, Education & Outreach Program Administrator, with questions or for more information at betsy.byrum@tufts.edu.

All applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume and apply through JobX.

Campus Sustainability Coordinator, EcoMotion Campus Services (Cambridge, MA)

EcoMotion designs and implements sustainability programs for cities, corporations and campuses. Both of EcoMotion’s offices, one located in Los Angeles, California and one located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, work with K-12 schools and higher education institutions. We provide a suite of services ranging from comprehensive sustainability coordination, sustainability planning and policy implementation, operational efficiency and renewable energy expertise, to behavior change programs and community engagement. EcoMotion’s Campus Services is looking for a skilled, entrepreneurial, and passionate individual to join the New England team in managing existing accounts (in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine) and expanding the business. As the business continues to develop, this position will evolve with the Campus Sustainability Coordinator aptitude and capabilities.

The Campus Sustainability Coordinator will report to the Director and the Associate Director of Campus Services in dealing with all business related activity including: project management and coordination, client relations, campus outreach and engagement, administrative tasks, scheduling, delivering presentations, writing reports and proposals. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in campus sustainability and project management and is highly motivated by their passions.

Application Deadline: N/A
Apply by:  Send a resume and a cover letter via email to Sierra Flanigan, Director of Campus Services (sflanigan[@]ecomotion.us) and copy Ted Flanigan, President (tflanigan[@]ecomotion.us) and Talia Arnow, Associate Director of Campus Services (tarnow[@]ecomotion.us ). Cover letters should answer the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in EcoMotion’s Campus Sustainability Coordinator position?
  • What past experiences have you had working with or outside of the campus sustainability sector that make you a qualified candidate for this job?
  • What skills and qualifications do you bring to the table that set you apart from other candidates?
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