Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Sustainability Program Coordinator - 472301S

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Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Sustainability Program Coordinator - 472301S


The University of Richmond is currently accepting applications for a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Sustainability to coordinate day-to-day sustainability engagement programs, support student sustainability initiatives, and develop new initiatives in alignment with University of Richmond’s Sustainability Plan. This is a limited-term position not to exceed two years.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote and manage the University of Richmond’s sustainable living programs, including University of Richmond Sustainability Advocates, Be a Green Spider, and Green Room Certification.
  • Lead the development, planning and execution of new engagement initiatives for first-year students, including orientation programming, first-year seminar support, and inclusion of sustainability into curricular and co-curricular aspects of the first-year experience.
  • Support the Office for Sustainability Student Internship Program, including recruitment, hiring, meeting support, and training.
  • Design and develop sustainability training for employees and students via online and in-person methods.
  • Provide guidance and support to student sustainability groups (e.g., Green UR, SEEDS, etc.) as needed.
  • Track, organize, and promote the list of sustainability courses each semester.
  • Design, implement, and manage staff and faculty engagement, education, and behavior change programs, including the Green Office Program and Green Bag Lunch.
  • Collect and analyze data related to outreach and engagement for use in campus sustainability assessments and reports.
  • Work with the Sustainability Engagement & Communications Specialist to implement a campus wide sustainability engagement strategy tailored to multiple stakeholders.
  • Complete administrative tasks as needed, including event planning, scheduling, purchasing, reservations, and data entry.


  • Requires the employee to work in an office and attend meetings in a variety of work environments (e.g., construction sites, campus dining facilities, community garden spaces). Physical effort will range from sitting at a desk typing to climbing ladders, stooping or crawling under equipment and lifting up to 25 pounds.


  • Applied knowledge of sustainability principles and actions
  • Professional communication skills, including writing and public speaking
  • Ability to serve as an educator and mentor for students and student groups
  • Capable of building coalitions among students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to learn and grasp new software applications as necessary to proficiently manage the area of responsibility
  • Act as a contact for staff and student groups and initiatives on campus; provide information by answering questions and requests
  • Experience with university sustainability programs is preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with sustainability in higher education preferred


  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • This is a limited-term position, for one (possibly two) years
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week;
  • Flexibility needed to work occasional nights and weekends, as needed


  • Hiring rate starting at $15.46/hour

About the Office for Sustainability

As a leader in higher education, the University of Richmond is working toward an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. The Office for Sustainability was created in 2009 to guide the University toward achieving that goal through education, operational improvements, and stakeholder engagement. The office manages the University’s Sustainability Plan, which aims to “further weave responsible environmental stewardship into the fabric of the University.”


Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE




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Posted: 5/25/2019
Application Due: 6/12/2019
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