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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.

Sustainability Outreach and Communications Coordinator, University of Florida

Deadline: Nov. 20, 2013

The University of Florida Office of Sustainability is seeking an Outreach and Communications Coordinator. This Coordinator promotes sustainability on campus through the effective and creative communication of sustainability principles, campus sustainability initiatives, and institutional best practices in ways that engage and motivate the full range of the campus community (faculty, staff, students) and the community-at-large. In addition, the Coordinator will be required to collaboratively oversee the creation of behavior change campaigns targeting all members of the campus community (faculty, staff, students) that show progress toward campus-wide sustainability goals and commitments. The Coordinator will be expected to be a strong member of a collaborative team within the Office of Sustainability working to be both a resource and inspiration for the campus community as it works to make the University of Florida a model and national leader in sustainability.

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Director, Sustainability Initiatives and Education, Washington and Lee University

Toward the end of creating a community-wide culture and practice of environmental mindfulness, the Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education is responsible for developing programs, advocating for sustainability practices and facilitating interaction and collaboration between and among students and various groups on campus. The Coordinator will identify, promote and monitor co-curricular sustainability initiatives, support faculty in curricular initiatives, conduct and manage assessments, and disseminate information related to sustainability efforts.

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Faculty Position – Academic Programming in Sustainable Environmental Management (Saskatchewan)

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), a priority initiative at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), invites applications for an exciting opportunity to grow and lead the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) graduate program.  We are seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in an academic programming appointment position, with a focus on sustainable environmental management.  The primary responsibility of this appointment is to champion and coordinate the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) program within SENS.  This program is a one year professional degree with a project focus.  With 21 students at present, this program is anticipated to grow over time under the skilled leadership of this faculty appointment.  Delivery and oversight of core components of the MSEM program will be central to this position.  Additional responsibilities will include coordination of the School’s professional skills programs, teaching two courses per year at graduate and undergraduate levels, professional practice and scholarship as appropriate for the successful candidate’s field, administrative duties, and on-going evaluation of programs administered.

 

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Director of Sustainability, University of Arizona (AZ)

Review of applications begins Nov. 12th, 2013

The University of Arizona (UA) invites applications for the position of Director of the University Office of Sustainability. The successful candidate will play an important leadership role in advancing a growing and thriving sustainability program within the UA, one of America’s premier, student-centered public research universities.

Located in Tucson, Arizona, UA is widely recognized as one of the top 20 public research universities in the U.S. It is ranked by the National Science Foundation as 19th among public universities and 30th among all public and private universities. A member of the Association of American Universities, UA is also Arizona’s land grant university and houses Arizona’s only colleges of medicine, pharmacy, public health and optical sciences, as well as a regional Cancer Center.

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Campus Farm Manager, Duke University (North Carolina)

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 4th, 2013

Durham, NC – The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre fruit and vegetable farm dedicated to serving the Duke community with fresh, healthy, sustainable produce and providing an educational facility around all things food related.

 

Applications are currently being accepted for the Program Coordinator position with the Duke Campus Farm.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for furthering the mission of the Duke Campus Farm in two primary areas: 1) increasing access to local, organic, and sustainable food on campus, primarily from the Duke Campus Farm; and 2) growing the farm’s role as an educational resource that provides the Duke community with opportunities to engage with the study and research of food, economics, agriculture, human culture, and the environment through academic inquiry and extracurricular activities.

 

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Sustainability Specialist (CA)

 

University of California, Riverside

Under the general direction of the Director of Sustainability, the Sustainability Specialist administers the Waste Diversion Education Program to include data collection, analysis, reporting, training, and communication. The Specialist is also responsible for peer education, advertising, and outreach to promote sustainability initiatives, recruit student volunteers, increase awareness of campus programs, and plan weekly outreach and special events. The Specialist maintains the department’s social media presence by updating the department’s website and blog page.

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Sustainability Coordinator, Butler University (Indianapolis)

Deadline: June 1, 2013

The Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) at Butler University invites applications for Butler’s first Sustainability Coordinator. We seek applicants who share our passion for creative solutions to issues related to campus sustainability, urban ecology, and sustainable cities. Butler University is a recent signatory of the American Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and is looking to build upon this signing to develop innovative and robust sustainability programming for Butler’s campus, viewing the campus as a living laboratory for these programs. Butler’s Sustainability Coordinator will develop and oversee sustainability programming for faculty, staff and students of Butler University and promote Butler’s campus sustainability to local, regional and national audiences. This position reports to the director of the Center for Urban Ecology and will work closely with Butler’s existing Sustainability Council, students, faculty and staff to help develop and execute the University’s sustainability program.

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Ruby on Rails Developer (Cambridge, MA)

Deadline: June 28, 2013

Ruby on Rails Developer, Sustainable Endowments Institute

The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, which helps colleges and universities invest in energy efficiency and resource efficiency projects on campus,has been creating a web tool called the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS) over the past year and now has a working beta version of the tool. You can read more about GRITS here and see a video demo. The purpose of GRITS is to help colleges and other institutions manage and track their energy, financial, and carbon savings from energy efficiency projects. We are looking to add a developer that is skilled in Ruby on  Rails to work with the existing beta version to build out a final platform that can be used by early September.

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Coordinator for Sustainability, UColorado (Boulder)

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month live-out professional exempt position that has guaranteed funding for one year, with the hope that it can be made a permanent position before the start of AY 14-15. This position provides leadership, planning, management and administrative oversight to the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) Housing & Dining Services (HDS) sustainability education and programmatic efforts for an undergraduate community of over 6,400 students in the residence halls. The coordinator will work closely to coordinate with dining services, housing facilities, residence life, and the CU environmental center to help create opportunities for increased student awareness of and behavior change around sustainability in a holistic approach of people, planet, and profit (the triple bottom line) practices with emphasis on reducing waste and resource/energy consumption. This position also works closely with resident advisors, the residence hall association, and the national residence hall honorary to further support sustainability change efforts in the residence halls and the broader campus.

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Open until filled.