Coordinator Functional Title: Sustainability Associate
Position Number: 119034 Title: Coordinator Functional Title: Sustainability Associate Category Status: 35-Exempt Contingent Category 2 Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 1.0 Unit: VPAF-Environmental Safety Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Sustainability Associate will develop and manage programs that engage students, faculty, and staff in sustainable behaviors and create a culture of sustainability among all sectors of the diverse campus community. The Sustainability Associate will support Office of Sustainability initiatives including the management of existing programs, conduct of research into new program areas, development of program proposals, and implementation of new initiatives. The Associate will also work with the professional staff to support the sustainability programs of other campus departments as well as collaborative projects involving multiple campus units. This is a one-year position designed to help launch recent college graduates into the sustainability profession. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Education, Communications, Business, Engineering, Journalism, Life Sciences, or related field required. Academic experience specific to sustainability preferred. Experience: At least one year of experience as a full-time student in a higher education institution involved in one or more aspects of campus sustainability. This is an entry-level professional development position. No professional experience is required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong communication skills including excellent writing skills and the ability to speak and present to small groups of people. Demonstrated understanding of, and experience with, methods, practices and procedures associated with campus sustainability. Proficient in the use of computer software programs and basic Microsoft Office products including Excel and PowerPoint. Strong interpersonal skills, working with diverse groups of individuals and building partnerships. Ability to work independently, to be a team leader and to be a team member. Ability to supervise and direct student interns. Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and to work with shifting priorities and schedules. Preferences: Development and/or implementation of environmental and/or sustainability programs, behavior-change programs, environmental planning or policy, or related area. Experience in student or university-sponsored organizations involved in one or more aspects of sustainability environmental initiatives, resource management, and teaching/presenting complex information is desirable. Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Number: E0004554 Posting Date: 04/11/2014 Closing Date: 05/05/2014 Open Until Filled Best Consideration Date 04/25/2014 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.