Sustainability Coordinator

Syracuse, NY - Posted on: Thursday 08/04/16

Description

Job # 032847
Department Code 31025-6100
Department Design & Construction
Job Title Sustainability Coordinator
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S5
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours

Standard University Business Hours
Academic Year: 8:30 am -5:00 pm 
Summer Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hours may vary based on operational needs

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Office of Energy Systems and Sustainability Management (ESSM) at Syracuse University is seeking to hire a Sustainability Coordinator.

The Sustainability Coordinator will assist in leading the effort to assure that the University complies with its Climate Commitment of achieving climate neutrality by 2040 as outlined in its Climate Action Plan. The Sustainability coordinator will support in the development and identification of sustainable goals and processes for the University. Manage the Sustainability Management Academic Internship Program that promotes on-campus sustainability efforts during events, classroom presentations, department presentations and other public appearances.

The Coordinator will partner with students and faculty to develop and generate class projects. Create and administer education, awareness and outreach sustainability programs and efforts.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or related degree in architecture, engineering, management or science, with an environmental focus or five years’ experience in sustainability, energy or facility-related field.

Preferred: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Knowledge of sustainability theory, environmental management policies, issues, and initiatives. Experience with energy, water and waste conservation, in buildings.

• Knowledge and experience working with and developing a Climate Action Plan and tracking greenhouse gas emissions

• Strong interpersonal skills, working with diverse groups of individuals and building partnerships.

• Strong communication skills including writing and public speaking. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly.

• Ability to work independently, to be a team leader and to work as a team member.

• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and an ability to learn other software as needed. Preferred: Website management skills.

• Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and to work with shifting priorities and schedules.

• Knowledge of social media platforms.
• Commitment to institutional and societal sustainability.

Responsibilities

Lead effort to assure compliance with the University’s Climate Commitment including:

• Administer and implement the Climate Action Plan

• Conduct and publish the Greenhouse Gas Inventory as required

Develop and identify sustainable goals and processes for the University:

• Work with campus departments, student and academic groups to improve sustainability

• Develop and implement energy and sustainability training for employees

• Recommend product purchases to campus departments

• Develop programs in concert with Human Resources for employee outreach programs

Manage the Sustainability Management Academic Internship Program that promotes on-campus sustainability efforts during events, classroom presentations, department presentations and other public appearances. Partner with students and faculty to develop and generate class projects.

Create and administer education, awareness and outreach sustainability programs and efforts:

• Maintain the web presence for sustainability groups, both administrative and student oriented

• Provide direction and team leadership for campus sustainability promotional ideas

• Create and administer all social media platforms for the Sustainability Division

• Represent the Sustainability Division for all public appearances

• Act as liaison with SU Press and other media outlets to promote sustainability

• Administer and implement the Climate Action Plan

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

Tools/Equipment

Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume for full consideration.


About Syracuse University



Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.



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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.



Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans



Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.


Job Posting Date 08/01/2016
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Salaried Staff

To Apply:

Please visit https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/65784