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Surplus Operations Coordinator: Lawrence, KS
The University of Kansas is seeking an individual with experience in the management of surplus property, including collection, inventory, marketing, and distribution. This is a full time, University Support Staff position reporting to the Center for Sustainability Director. Search at http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/job#2677. Apply by 05/12/13.
Community Garden Coordinator: University of Maryland
The Community Garden Coordinator, with a coalition of community partners, will facilitate the creation of an intergenerational training ground for small-scale, intensive, sustainable agriculture. Working with a dynamic team of project leaders, the VISTA will transform an abandoned parcel of land into a garden bursting with nutritious vegetables grown by refugee families, middle school students, and other neighborhood residents. The Coordinator will: 1. Collaboratively develop a concept plan for the garden with input and approval from neighborhood residents and partner agencies. 2. Coordinate the building and development of the garden. 3. Fundraise $2,000 for garden materials and coordinate installation with volunteers. 4. Recruit 150 partner agency representatives and neighborhood residents to participate in workdays, educational workshops, and ongoing garden maintenance. 5. Develop a system for measuring impacts of the garden on participants. For more information, see https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=48981
Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator: College Park, MD
Develops and manages the sustainability, recycling and solid waste programs at UMCP. This position coordinates with other campus agencies to evaluate existing recycling and waste management policies and practices and implements programmatic and operational procedures to improve campus awareness of and participation in recycling.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Licensing: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a business related field. Must have and maintain a valid Maryland Class C driver’s license (or equivalent) with fewer than 6 points. Experience/Skills: Minimum 8 years experience managing a medium to large business operation. Collective bargaining experience is desirable. Experience managing a recycling and/or solid waste operation highly preferred. Experience in program development, communications, and public speaking is preferred.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Visit the university’s employment web site at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/17567; for best consideration, apply by May 10, 2013.
Sustainability Coordinator: Indianapolis, IN
The Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) at Butler University invites applications for Butler’s first Sustainability Coordinator. We seek applicants who share our passion for creative solutions to issues related to campus sustainability, urban ecology, and sustainable cities. Butler University is a recent signatory of the American Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and is looking to build upon this signing to develop innovative and robust sustainability programming for Butler’s campus, viewing the campus as a living laboratory for these programs. Butler’s Sustainability Coordinator will develop and oversee sustainability programming for faculty, staff and students of Butler University and promote Butler’s campus sustainability to local, regional and national audiences. This position reports to the director of the Center for Urban Ecology and will work closely with Butler’s existing Sustainability Council, students, faculty and staff to help develop and execute the University’s sustainability program.
· Develop and oversee the campus sustainability program through facilitating student, faculty, and staff participation opportunities and developing new campus sustainability initiatives · Work with the Sustainability Council and the Administration to meet the requirements of ACUPCC and AASHE reporting · In consultation with the CUE outreach coordinator, report and promote campus sustainability to campus, regional, and national audiences · In consultation with the CUE director and CUE administrative coordinator, assist in the development and oversight of a budget for the sustainability program · Pursue internal and external funding opportunities in concert with the CUE Director and Faculty affiliates to support the sustainability program · Develop and teach a sustainability practicum course during the academic year
Requirements include: · Masters degree in sustainability, environmental studies, ecological sciences, environmental design or related field · Interest in and knowledge about sustainability and urban ecology · Ability to work independently and as a team leader and member · Ability to handle multiple priorities in a time sensitive environment · A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form Preference is given to applicants with prior experience managing campus sustainability initiatives including student programming and community engagement. Salary is commensurate with experience and will also be provided with full benefits including health insurance. Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition, hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally-protected category. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2013. We anticipate a start date in late summer 2013. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, an example of creative work, and contact information for three references in a single PDF file to: Timothy Carter, Director Center for Urban Ecology Butler University 4600 Sunset Ave Indianapolis, IN 46208
Recycling Operations Supervisor: Minneapolis, MN
The University of Minnesota's Department of Waste Services is searching for a Waste Services Supervisor for the Recycling Program.
Coordinator of Sustainability : Boulder, CO
This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month live-out professional exempt position. This position provides leadership, planning, management and administrative oversight to the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) Housing & Dining Services (HDS) sustainability education and programmatic efforts for an undergraduate community of over 6,400 students in the residence halls. The coordinator will work closely to coordinate with dining services, housing facilities, residence life, and the CU environmental center to help create opportunities for increased student awareness of and behavior change around sustainability in a holistic approach of people, planet, and profit (the triple bottom line) practices with emphasis on reducing waste and resource/energy consumption. This position also works closely with resident advisors, the residence hall association, and the national residence hall honorary to further support sustainability change efforts in the residence halls and the broader campus.
To see a full description and to apply, please visit: http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/60363
Environmental Analyst: Montpelier, VT
The State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has a job opening in the Solid Waste Program.
This position will be working in the Solid Waste Program of the Waste Management and Prevention Division of VT DEC. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a statewide solid waste management plan and the provisions of Act 148. A focus of the work will be on waste reduction, recycling, and organics diversion. Other duties include working with solid waste districts, municipalities, and others with respect to improving solid waste management in Vermont, developing and disseminating outreach materials, and other solid waste issues.
You must apply on-line to be considered for any position. Go to “Job seekers” on the Department of Human Resources website, http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center, to view the job posting and to apply online.
Sustainability Communications Coordinator: University of Maryland
The coordinator’s primary focus will be in support of sustainability campaigns sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management (e.g. Recycling and Solid Waste Unit and Energy Office) as well as other departments collaborating on campus-wide sustainability initiatives. The Coordinator will develop a communications strategy for the Office of Sustainability, publicizing activities internally and externally; manage the university’s sustainability website (www.sustainability.umd.edu) and social networking sites; and assist with campus sustainability programming. The full posting can be found here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/17238
Director of Energy Management and Sustainability: Oberlin, Ohio
Job description and application instructions can be found here: http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/jobs_detail.dot?id=5219103
Waste Reduction and Recycling Outreach Position: NC State University
Essential Job Duties: Provide education and outreach to customers, departments and campus community regarding programs and services provided by the waste reduction and recycling office. Develop, create and update marketing material such as: website, press releases, memos for large scale distribution, signs, flyers, hand out, brochures, labels, customer service.
- Conduct industry research, technical knowledge and trends related to waste minimization, recycling and media resources.
- Attend and participate in professional meetings and organizations such as Carolina Recycling Association (CRA)and the Campus Environmental and Sustainability Team (CEST). Supervise student interns, volunteers and temporary staff as well as manage student educational projects.
- Plan, manage and coordinate existing educational outreach projects such as Wolf Pack N Give, WE Recycle, Move-In and other related events by setting goals and meeting deadlines and tracking budgets.
- Coordinate marketing schedules and outreach purchases with the Sustainability and Energy Management Office.
Recycling Manager: Montgomery County, PA
This position is responsible for promoting and coordinating recycling activities in the County and among its 62 municipalities. The position serves as a resource to County Departments and municipalities, providing the assistance and information to encourage and implement recycling programs. The coordinator assures that countywide recycling information is collected annually and submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP); and that grant applications are prepared and submitted to DEP on time. The coordinator is also responsible for the County's participation in the regional household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronics waste collection programs and for organizing annual tire recycling program and other special recycling events including the election sign recycling program. Read the Job Announcement
Sustainable Technology Research Fellow: Oberlin, OH
Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Sustainable Technology Research Fellow. The successful candidate will assist in the development and management of “Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community residents with environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on electricity and water flows and environmental conditions through residential and commercial buildings and through cities. More information on the project can be found at: www.oberlindashboard.org. We seek a recent college graduate (or equivalent experience) with substantial knowledge of computer systems and excellent organizational skills who is excited by the opportunity to develop and manage novel technology designed to motivate and empower citizens to take better care of the environment. Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled (6/1 limit). A full description and instructions for application are posted at: http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/jobs_detail.dot?id=5184524
Second Nature is seeking applications for an intern to join the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Program Team to assist on projects that aim to advance climate leadership and sustainability education initiatives at colleges and universities across the country. The Sustainability Capacity-Building Intern will work on a variety of activities to advance the goals of the ACUPCC and other Second Nature initiatives related to education, green building, greenhouse gas reporting, and climate action planning. These program activities may include analysis of energy and climate data, outreach support to signatory institutions, blogging, social media management, and webinar development. The Intern will also focus on supporting special programs with minority-serving institutions, climate adaptation and resiliency, and select fundraising activities.
Necessary skills include excellent project and time management, a strong phone and interpersonal communication style, knowledge of campus sustainability, and ability to work independently and contribute to the growth of a team. Outstanding candidates will possess: data analysis skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, knowledge of Salesforce or other customer management software, an advanced understanding of the ACUPCC including experience with greenhouse gas inventories and/or climate action planning, in-depth knowledge and passion for climate leadership issues relevant to higher education, and the ability to contribute to the growth of the organization and program through new skills, insights, and ideas.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should include the names and contact information of two references in their resume and explain their work availability (see position details). Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2013 on a rolling basis.
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