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Antioch College–Full Time Sustainability Coordinator

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Sustainability Coordinator

Antioch College is searching for a Sustainability Coordinator. The Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for advancing initiatives that reduce Antioch College’s ecological footprint and establish the college as a nationally-recognized leader in the arena of sustainability. The Coordinator will work with students, faculty, staff and administrators to provide the knowledge, skills, and motivation that will integrate sustainability values and practices into the management of the College’s resources and operations, facilities planning and design; research activities; the curriculum, and the extra-curricular life of the campus. He or she will develop strategies to embed principles of sustainability in all of the College’s roles – a place of learning and research, a nonprofit enterprise, and a constituent of its community.

Listed below is the job description for the position. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to hr@antiochcollege.org. Electronic applications are preferred. If direct mail is required, please send documents to Antioch College, Office of Human Resources, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs OH 45387. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2015 or until position is filled. At this time, this position is not eligible for relocation reimbursement.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION:
Advance Antioch College to be a national leader in campus sustainability
• Work across campus departments to identify, prioritize, and implement sustainability initiatives, policies, and practices;
• Develop strategies, goals, and benchmarks, and manage reporting to the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, STARS, and other tracking initiatives;
• Serve as the main point of contact for management and content of Antioch’s “Environmental Dashboard,” and promote its use.
• Represent the College in local, regional & national organizations, events & conferences;
• Work with counterparts at other educational institutions, businesses, government, and the community to promote collaboration and information exchange;
• Conduct periodic campus sustainability assessments, follow up on identified recommendations and coordinate the development and production of progress reports;
• Serve as a primary contact for the media on sustainability issues;
• Assist the Communications Office to secure coverage of sustainability initiatives;
Enhance Antioch College’s operational sustainability
• Chair the college Sustainability Committee, an interdepartmental group committed to developing and implementing sustainability initiatives across campus;
• Advocate and make recommendations for sustainability practices across campus;
• Work to foster collaboration among the areas of teaching, research, campus operations, student life, the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, and community service;
• Liase with the Director of Facilities and Master Planning Committee to ensure that facility design, construction, and operation is in accordance with sustainability goals;
• Work in support of faculty efforts to increase sustainability content in the curriculum and co-operative education program;
• Develop outreach strategy and systems for sustainability programming with the Community Life, Communications, Ecology Institute, and Admissions offices;
• Secure grants and other charitable contributions in support of campus sustainability initiatives, with the support from the college Advancement Office.
• Recruit, hire, and manage student workers;
• Prepare and manage campus sustainability budget.
Catalyze campus and community sustainability knowledge and activities
• Serve as the liaison to the “LEAF” program of student environmental science fellows;
• Advise faculty, staff, and students on sustainability-related courses, projects, and research;
• Foster a campus culture of sustainability via regular communication through diverse venues, including digital media;
• Offer guest lectures, workshops, and outreach activities
Additional duties and responsibilities as agreed upon.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, engineering or a related field required, master’s preferred;
• Proven experience organizing and implementing programs, projects, or events;
• Solid understanding of sustainability theory and its application in the context of a residential college, training in energy and climate emissions accounting preferred;
• Personal commitment to the mission and vision of the College;
• Availability to work occasionally on weekends and evenings, with occasional travel;

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Ability to accomplish the aforementioned with the highest professional standards;
• Superb administrative and organizational skills; proven ability to craft strategies and manage multiple time-sensitive projects, with large amounts of information;
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including the ability to ability to write reports and procedure manuals with elegance;
• Ability to perform statistical analysis, and to reason from basic theories of sustainability to specific mathematical targets;
• Solid skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database systems; ability to make and revise web pages preferred;
• Ability to work collaboratively across institutional departments and among students, faculty, staff, and the public;
• Strong interpersonal, teambuilding skills;
• Ability to deal with multiple variables in situations where limited standardization exists;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people who hold divergent views.

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Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at greenteam@oakton.edu.

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