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.
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The Sustainability Communications Coordinator will serve in the leadership role for communications and associated outreach activities for Appalachian’s Office of Sustainability. Position promotes Sustainability on our campus through communication of and participation in various programs that connect to our Faculty, Staff, Students, Outside Partners and the Community. Duties include serving as communications lead, program/project manager, providing consultation, counseling, performing program/project administration, conducting information research and analysis, and marketing Sustainability programs; and supervising student workers as needed.
Western’s Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) is intended to become the University’s guiding document for the incorporation of sustainable principles and practices into the broad areas of academics, operations, outreach, and administration. The SAP will consist of several chapters related to the different areas of sustainability activity on Western’s campus including Western curricula, student life, campus engagement, management of resources and operations, facilities planning and design, research activities, community relations, business and finance, the extra-curricular life of Western and others. Each chapter will contain content such as background information, long term goals, potential objectives and strategies, prioritized action steps relative to resource need, and key performance indicators.
With oversight from the Sustainability Manager, the SAP Coordinator will act as the primary organizing position and editor for the creation of Western’s Sustainability Action Plan. This will be achieved through several mechanisms including meeting facilitation, public input, research, writing, and presentation. This position will form a working relationship with Western’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC), the body charged with completion of the SAP. The SAP Coordinator will usher the SAP through the necessary approvals, aligning the document to Western’s mission and strategic plan.
The Senior Sustainability Data Analyst will provide analytical and tactical support for all sustainability projects with data-related needs and set an overall strategy for the collection, analysis, management, and communication of data and metrics. Will collect, manage, and ensure the quality and integrity of data from multiple sources (e.g., energy, water, materials, food, transportation, waste) throughout campus; oversee MIT’s greenhouse gas inventory update and expansion process; perform cost analysis; assist with the development of relational and dimensional models and reports; write annual metrics performance report that includes infographics and graphs; manage the development of an overall sustainability analytics database for campus; compile and oversee MIT’s greenhouse gas inventories and quantify greenhouse gas reduction activities to support the development of an emerging strategy; develop well-defined sustainability financial reporting templates; support living lab projects related to campus systems (storm water, mobility, etc.); and collaborate with MIT’s Data Science and Data Warehouse teams to develop reporting and analytics.
Join us for “Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region”, a conference hosted by UMASS Amherst April 9 -10, 2015, and brought to you by the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, the New England Campus Sustainability Forum, and their partners. Prior to the conference, Farm to Institution New England (FINE) will be hosting a conference earlier in the same week at UMass Amherst: www.farmtoinstitution.org/summit.
Participants are encouraged to participate in both events and more information will be available soon about the FINE event. Meanwhile, check out https://www.umass.edu/sustainability/northeast for the NECSC/NECSF conference. Anyone interested in joining the conference planning committee is welcome to email Ezra Small at firstname.lastname@example.org.