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Sustainability Coordinator–SIU Carbondale


Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
SIU Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. SIU Carbondale is a Carnegie doctoral research extensive public university with a diverse student population of over 21,000 students from throughout the United States and over 100 foreign countries.

The Position: The Sustainability Coordinator will provide leadership for sustainable practice initiatives at SIU Carbondale and will work closely with the University’s Sustainability Council, other campus departments, and the external community. The Coordinator will serve as the University’s chief contact regarding the development of sustainable initiatives and practices, the identification of opportunities, and the evaluation of results.

Job Responsibilities:
Strengthen the University’s commitment to sustainable operation on the campus through the promotion of practices and solutions that positively impact students, staff, and the region. The Sustainability Coordinator will develop, implement, and evaluate programs and campus initiatives designed to engage and educate students about sustainability efforts and the benefits of sustainable practices. Through exceptional organizational project management and administrative skills, advance the campus commitment to sustainable operations. The Coordinator will build collaborative and effective working relationships with a diversity of campus stakeholders. The Coordinator will identify external funding opportunities for research projects related to sustainability.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in environmental science, public administration, or a related field. Three years of experience in coordinating, organizing and implementing programs and events that included strong communication and interpersonal skills and training and/or experience in resource conservation and sustainability practices. Supervisory experience, management of environmental resources in public or private settings, and familiarity with higher education organizational and operational structures are preferred.

Compensation: $3750-$4333/mo.

Application Deadline: Application review will begin July 8, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application outlining qualifications, experience and interest in SIU Carbondale; a detailed resume outlining related work experience, and the names, telephone numbers and postal and email addresses for three (3) professional references to:

Lorrie Lefler
Anthony Hall, Mail Code 4315
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1265 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Lori Lynn Stettler

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary Services

212 Anthony Hall Mail Code 4315

Southern Illinois University

1255 Lincoln Drive

Carbondale, IL 62901

618.453.3496 desk

618.453.3747 fax

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Sustainability Communications Coordinator–Appalachian State

This is a great full-time opportunity for someone with a Bachelor’s Degree. Details and application are available here:


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Classification Title University Program Specialist
Working Title Sustainability Communications Coordinator
Job Category 2
Position Number 086271
Department University Sustainability – 470000
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
License/Certification Required
Essential Job Functions This person will serve in the leadership role for communications and associated outreach activities for Appalachian’s Office of Sustainability. Position promotes Sustainability on our campus through communication of and participation in various programs that connect to our Faculty, Staff, Students, Outside Partners and the Community. Duties include serving as communications lead, program/project manager, providing consultation, counseling, performing program/project administration, conducting information research and analysis, and marketing Sustainability programs; and supervising student workers as needed.

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Open Positions with the Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy has four positions open.  For more details and to apply, visit the career page.  You will have to search using the position numbers noted below.

  1. Volunteer Stewardship Program Manager – Posting #43271

Manages the volunteer stewardship program and supervises volunteers who perform restoration, conservation and monitoring work on Chicago Park District natural areas, complementing the efforts of the Department of Cultural and Natural Resources.

Must have:  BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  1. Southern Illinois Strike Team  – Posting #43241

The Strike Team member participates on the Southern Illinois Invasive Species Strike Team working on high quality State, Federal, and Private lands.

Must have:  High school diploma and 6 months of related experience, as well as experience operating various types of machinery and the ability to obtain related certificates or licences.

  1. Development Assistant – Posting #43262

The Development Assistant provides a full range of administrative support to the Director of Development and the Development department in Illinois.

Must have:  Associates Degree plus 2 years of experience or equivalent combination.

  1. Development Assistant/Gifts Entry – Posting #43261

The Development Assistant/Gifts Entry is the lead gift processor and database point person for the IL development team. S/he will use available systems and resources to maintain and track data and produce reports as needed.

Must have:  Associates Degree plus 1 year experience or equivalent combination.

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Creating Monarch Habitat at Oakton and in the Community

3000 miles. That’s quite a commute. Even more impressive then is the fact that this distance is traveled by millions of monarch butterflies, tiny creatures with ~4 inch wingspan. This great migration has been a beautiful phenomenon for generations…but numbers are declining. Monarch populations are threatened by habitat loss and pesticide use, among other reasons. One of the biggest issues for monarchs is their specialized diet during the larval stage. Monarch caterpillars rely solely on milkweed plants where female butterflies lay their eggs. Without them, their life cycle cannot be completed. Oakton Community College is helping to protect Monarch butterflies by creating usable habitat on campus and in the community.

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