Sustainability Program Manager

Posted: 03/06/17 | SHARE:

Description:

The University of the South invites applications for the position of Sustainability Program Manager. Primary responsibilities include providing leadership and vision to create, foster, lead and implement campus-wide initiatives that will promote and assist student led sustainability movements, the sustainability priorities of the University and the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (OESS). The Sustainability Program Manager will provide oversight and direction for the Sustainability Fellows program and encourage growth by seeking new and innovative projects that foster relationships and involvement among all educational majors. S/he will serve as the point of contact for marketing and communication and provide supervision for the Student Sustainability Coordinator position. Additionally, the candidate will manage the University’s Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System (STARS) and facilitate the participation of students and staff in national sustainability organizations.

  • Provide leadership and vision to create, foster, lead and implement campus-wide initiatives that will promote and assist student led sustainability movements on campus, priorities of the University, and the OESS office. 
  • Support and communicate with various operational staff members to create and prioritize institutional goals, create student opportunities, and further develop sustainability reporting.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the Sustainability Fellows program and encourage growth by seeking new and innovative projects that foster relationships and involvement among all educational majors.
  • Serve as the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability point of contact for marketing and communication. These efforts include overseeing the content, design, and maintenance of the Sustain Sewanee web portal, the OESS website, and social media sites.
  • Supervise the Student Sustainability Coordinator and provide direction and oversight.
  • Develop specific programs to meet the needs of the larger sustainability program that allow it grow with the needs of the student body. 
  • Manage the University’s Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System (STARS) status; update the submission at least every three years to keep its information current; disseminate and communicate its results; and, identify means and methods for continuous improvement.
  • Provide leadership and direction for updating the Sustainability Master Plan.
  • Facilitate the participation of students and staff in national sustainability organizations and meetings, specifically, but not exclusively, Planet Forward, and Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree. Masters preferred in appropriate specialization.

Experience:  A minimum of three to five years’ experience with environmental/sustainability projects or equivalent with campus sustainability experience. Experience with sustainability programming for students and community members. Experience in educational programing, demonstrated leadership experience in higher education, and previous facilitation of group work. Previous experience with college-aged students is essential. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, organizational abilities, flexibility, and must exercise good judgement and independent problem-solving ability.

Job Related Skills:  Knowledge of MS operating system (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint), Sharepoint, and website content management system and social medial skills. Ability to contribute to the creation of a sustainable work environment.

Documents Needed to Apply:

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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