Athens, Ohio - Posted on: Thursday 11/14/13
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Interested candidates please complete and submit the online comprehensive application at: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/8176 and be prepared to attach 3 separate documents: Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of 3 professional references with current contact information.