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Sustainability Analyst

Philadelphia, PA - Posted on: Friday 05/13/16


School Name Facilities and Real Estate Services
Org Office of the University Architect
Posted to the Web 05/10/2016
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule varies
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.


The Sustainability Analyst position is a key member of Penn’s Sustainability Office, and will assist the Sustainability Director in a number of quantitative and program management tasks, in support to Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0. Key duties will include:
* Track campus-wide sustainability metrics for energy use, high-performance buildings, transportation, waste minimization, purchasing, academics, communications, and outreach, and prepare a quarterly report to VP FRES and EVP.
* Liaise with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to provide updates on Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 progress. Manage internal communications to gather information and to complete the STARS for submittal to AASHE in 2016 and every two years thereafter.
* Manage Penn’s Green Office Program, track progress, review submissions, and aggregate sustainability metrics associated with the program.
* Manage the Integrating Sustainability across the Curriculum (ISAC), including oversight of applicant recruitment and management of the disbursements of funds.
* Manage sustainability intern staff, including direct management of two full-time summer interns and one part-time intern during the school year.
* Create and maintain LEED ‘Credit Bank’ to assist design consultants and Penn capital project teams with LEED submissions.
* Manage the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee and subcommittees, to update committee and subcommittee member on activities and reconvene group every semester.



Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, planning, engineering, design, or humanities and 3 to 5 years of experience managing sustainability programs or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Masters degree preferred. 

Also Required:
* Excellent interpersonal skills, and written and verbal communication skills;
* Quantitative reasoning skills and the ability to comprehend, synthesize, and analyze sustainability data including metrics on energy use, waste diversion, transportation, and purchasing;
* Knowledge of sustainability issues and best practices, including:
* Energy conservation;
* Waste minimization;
* Sustainable transportation;
* Design and planning strategies;
* Outreach strategies;
* Commitment to institutional and societal sustainability;
* Ability to work both as a team leader and member, and complete projects with minimal supervision;
* Commitment to diversity; ability to work effectively with all constituencies in a diverse institution;
* Basic financial skills to track transactions and budget expenditures.

* Experience in strategic planning, project management, team management, partnership building, and marketing;
* Knowledge of higher education administration and issues;
* Higher education experience

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
To Apply http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu:80/postings/18538