Sustainability Analyst - Sylvania Campus

Posted: 03/03/17 | SHARE:


Requisition Number:  08927

Position Status:  Academic Professional; Salary Level 3, Fulltime, Exempt

Starting Salary Range:  $42,429/yr to $73,568/yr. Initial salary placement will normally be at Step 1. Advanced initial salary placement for directly relevant professional, business or industrial experience may be applied.

Portland Community College is recruiting for an enthusiastic, analytically-minded individual to join the college's district sustainability team and advance the department's important work. Under the direction of the Sustainability Manager, the Sustainability Analyst collects data and performs statistical analysis of sustainability indicators for current programs to determine their effectiveness and progress toward stated objectives. The position supports department leadership in researching new and proposed programs, projecting sustainability outcomes and determining overall program feasibility. The Sustainability Analyst reports results to varied audiences and represents the college and program at events, conferences and meetings. This position also assists the Sustainability Manager with a variety of district-wide projects and programs and plays a leadership role in implementing future initiatives in line with the college's Climate Action Plan and Strategic Plan. 

1. Performs statistical analysis of PCC's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions levels and other sustainable indicators. Researches, analyzes and collects data from a variety of sources internal and external to the college. May engage PCC students to assist with the data collection process. 
2. Writes reports describing findings, recommendations and overall environmental impacts. Identifies areas for improvement, develops recommendations for follow-up action and researches potential resources. Presents information to internal and external audiences. 
3. Conducts studies and evaluates how the overall behaviors of the PCC community effect GHG emissions including studying how goods and services are purchased and transportation methods students and staff utilize to arrive at campus. Evaluates and monitors GHG emission levels and develops action plans to reduce these levels.

4. Maintains and tracks various sustainability indicators, such as GHG emissions and Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System (STARS), to ensure PCC's commitment to sustainability. Assess GHG emissions of PCC waste streams and assists with the development and implementation of emissions monitoring and reduction plans. 
5. Develops data collection methodologies and reporting processes of all GHG emissions and STARS data. Designs, manages and updates data catalogues for GHG emissions and STARS inventory information. 
6. Creates and maintains tracking of waste collection and water bill usage data. Assists with the development of a district-wide water conservation plan, in line with PCC's Climate Action Plan and the college's commitment to the American Colleges and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). 
7. Assists with the development of a comprehensive, district-wide composting and recycling system under the umbrella of one waste hauler. Assists with managing a district-wide waste hauling contract.
8. Supports outreach efforts to internal and external stakeholders regarding general sustainability information including waste reduction, GHG reduction and overall sustainability progress. May represent PCC at local and regional events and serve on sustainable committees within the College. 

9. Leads PCC's recycling programs for the district. Meets with departments to determine the bins and signage needed. Works with student leaders in evaluating and implementing proposed programs.

10. Performs other related duties as assigned. 


The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application. 

  • Bachelor's degree in an area of Sustainability, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field (relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).
  • Demonstrated related professional experience in conducting research, performing statistical analysis, and evaluating environmental issues.

Knowledge and understanding of sustainability concepts, energy efficiency practices, DEQ Greenhouse reporting protocols, and EPA guidelines. 

Demonstrated knowledge in statistical tools and analysis. 

Knowledge in various data collection and assessment methodologies.

Ability to organize and maintain complex/technical activities and handle multiple tasks concurrently. 

Ability to perform analytical-related activities of large amounts of data and identify trends. 

Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels, within and outside the college district. 

Strong skills in MS Excel, Access and Word to combine and analyze large amounts of data from various sources, and generate reports and graphics. 

Skill in effectively communicating complex information verbally and in writing. 

Skill in analyzing and summarizing data gleamed from a variety of sources and preparing benchmark reports. 

Skill in researching and supporting the implementation of state of the art sustainable practices.  


- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate with diverse groups 
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using a sustainability data tracking system, such as the Association 
for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment 
& Rating System (AASHE STARS). 
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience developing a greenhouse gas inventory. 
- Applied experience in research and data collection from a variety of internal and external 
sources and analyzing complex data/systems. 
- Demonstrated ability to develop and give effective presentations on complex data that are appropriate to the 
- Experience applying knowledge of current sustainability trends, practices and methodologies. 
- Experience in project management or certification.  

To apply for this position you must submit: 

1. Completed responses to the (3) Required Questions from the Committee - scroll to see questions below - (attach document)* 
2. Completed online application 
3. Cover Letter (attach document)* 
4. Current Resume (attach document)* 

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats. 

- Initial salary placement will normally be at Step 1. Advanced initial salary placement for directly relevant professional, business or industrial experience may be applied for new Academic Professionals. 

- Upon hire candidate will be required to supply official copies of transcripts for all degrees earned. 

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Faculty/Academic Professional Employees. Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction. 

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form. 

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.  

In no more than one page per question, please directly answer the following questions:

1. Please provide two examples of your work on sustainability projects, emphasizing the triple-bottom line, in which you completed data analyses and communicated the outcomes to a wide range of audiences. What were the results?

2. Please provide your definition of social justice. Describe a noteworthy experience where you have used this understanding to support positive change.

3. Why are you pursuing this position?

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