Lead on strategic planning for campus sustainabilityAdvocate for campus sustainability in campus-wide endeavors.Develop, support, and grow campus projects and programs that further campus sustainability goals, including, for example, composting, energy-related projects, and transportation initiatives.Analyze state, nation, and international policies and best practices to strategize for on-campus efforts.Organize and direct the Campus Sustainability Subcommittee and ad hoc working groups. Collaborate on institutional projects and initiativesEmbed the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals within the framework of the Sustainability Office’s endeavors.Support efforts to strengthen the well-being of the campus community through campus building design, the built environment, the natural environment, etc. Lead communication for sustainabilityPresent campus sustainability efforts and goals to a broad audience.Manage the website.Produce presentations, publications, and reports.Maintain regular connections with campus committees and relevant community groups. Promote and support sustainability in the curriculumWork with faculty and students by assisting with academic projects, class tours, and student capstone projects.Collaborate with instructors in classrooms and labs to pursue integrative learning and education.Design and supervise academic internships. Organize and lead 1-credit courses with hands-on projects and feasibility studies. Manage Sustainability Office fundingLead organization of the annual operating budget and internal grants. Secure and manage outside grants and donations.Partner with Advancement to pursue special project fundraising. Support and cultivate the work of the Sustainability Office team, including the Sustainability Coordinator and student employees Directly manage the Sustainable Workplace Operations Program to connect with staff and faculty and foster more connections around sustainability in campus operations.Cultivate collaboration and further development of student programs.Provide supervision of new campus programs as they are launched. Lead community outreach on and off campusCommunicate, coordinate, and collaborate with on- and off-campus partners for sustainability-related publications, events, and outside speakers.Work directly with various community groups on relevant sustainability projects.Create engaging events, educational opportunities, and campus development projects.Pursue connections with state and national sustainability agencies.
- Inventory, assess, and report on Skidmore’s sustainability efforts
- Use a variety of tools that are considered best practices within higher education, including AASHE STARS.
- Lead authorship of annual campus sustainability reports.
- Develop a thorough understanding of operations across the institution to be aware of accurate and missing data and information.
- Masters degree and 8-10 years of experience in education, sustainability, environmental science, urban planning, and/or project management.
- Active support of a just and inclusive workplace.
- Experience creating and supervising internships or credit-bearing opportunities for students.
- Experience presenting complex concepts and operations clearly and in an accessible way.
- Experience managing, organizing, and clearly communicating data sets for a general audience.
- High-level people management and relationship-building skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Visionary approach with a strategic mind, strong persuasive skills, and dedication to a goal-oriented approach.
- Experience prioritizing and completing projects within a budget.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the importance of soft skills, including strong interpersonal communication skills and a history of leading supportive work environments.
Application review will begin on January 5, 2022. Applications submitted after January 5 may be reviewed until the position is filled.
For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected]
To Apply: Candidates must complete all required fields and attach all required materials to this online application.
Required application materials:
- On-Line Application
- Cover letter (Candidates should use their cover letter to address required and preferred qualifications with specific examples from their work history to illustrate how their experience satisfies the requirement.)
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincere religious belief or practice.
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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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