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Sustainability Specialist

Brookings, SD - Posted on: Thursday 06/02/16


Sustainability Specialist  
Program Assistant II  
South Dakota State University  
3UTMG1-Facilities & Services - Energy Systems  
External (includes Internal)  
12 months  
$16.12 - $23.03/hour, depending upon qualifications, plus benefits  
Job Responsibilities: Provide inspiration, education, information and coordination to the campus and surrounding community in order to enhance sustainability on campus, including providing administrative and program support to university sustainability efforts. This position will have a strategic program leadership role in support of a wide range of sustainability initiatives having broad impact with a goal of institutionalizing sustainability values in student, faculty and staff experience and campus culture; will heavily interface with and provide information to both campus and community constituents; will serve as a source for sustainability data and information for campus; and be both entrepreneurial and opportunistic and the specific areas of focus may change in accordance with campus needs.    


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of: Sustainability; project management; data collection and management; and computer software applications and systems.

Ability to: Determine top priorities in coordination with a variety of campus stakeholders; establish key sustainability metrics, objectives and long term goals and plans; implement programs that influence priorities while also continuing to support a wide range of programs and efforts across campus; engage and collaborate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders; actively manage competing priorities and promote multiple projects simultaneously; collect, record, analyze and report on data regarding energy, water, resources use and cost for sustainability projects, programs and initiatives; plan and coordinate events; create, manage and grow social media presence of sustainability on campus; maintain, develop and update content for campus sustainability website; and communicate clearly and concisely.

Comments: This position is classified as a Program Assistant II. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Benefits: SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.  
For additional information regarding this position or questions about the online application process, please contact SDSU Human Resources at 605-688-4128.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling 605-688-4128 or sending an e-mail to HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status, citizenship or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Michelle Johnson, Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration Bldg 318, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.              

To Apply:

Please visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1464882514379