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Sustainability Planning and Evaluation Manager

Apply now Job No: 501023
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Energy Util & Environ Sustain - 801450
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Do you want to be a part of a team that really makes a difference on campus? Lead the campus towards carbon neutrality, with campus wide goals and initiates? Then the Sustainability Planning and Evaluation Manager position in Facilities Management is the position for you.

Primary Job Functions of this position: Working with the Executive Director Energy Utilization and Environmental Sustainability and the campus community in a broad range of functions relating to environmental sustainability. The Sustainability Planning and Evaluation Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and advancement of sustainability initiatives that reduces the university’s impact on the environment and increase our financial sustainability goals through various programs including carbon reduction through energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and a sustainability strategic plan.
Responsible for the development and implementation of a formal strategic plan that aligns with STARS reporting, and the operational practices, mission, and values of the common good. Establish the university as a sustainability leader in our STARS rating, and in higher education. Manage and expand existing and future native planting sites on campus, working with faculty, staff and students.
Work with the campus community and represent Facilities Management in communicating sustainability initiatives, SEE Minor program, Dining Services, UDIT, Purchasing, GRF Oversight Committee, student clubs and committees. Coordinate opportunities to engage the university and the community to explore new sustainability practices that influence campus and community sustainability.
Coordinate internal and external communications of environmental sustainability initiatives, and educational opportunities with faculty, staff and students. Facilitate campus events around sustainability, and actively engage with administration and other stakeholders to implement a cohesive environmental sustainability strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science or Studies in Sustainability, other degree disciplines considered with specific sustainability experience.
2. At least three years of experience in managing sustainability programs, developing and coordinating sustainability initiatives.
3. Experience with annual STARS reporting, Sierra Club, and Princeton Review, measurement and verification of sustainability goals.
4. Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects with emphasis on reporting and documentation.
5. Experience with managing native prairie sites.
6. Ability to engage a wide variety of stakeholders and interest groups.
7. Proficiency in common software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and web based tools.
8. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
9. Individual must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the University, which includes maintaining a low risk driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

1. Graduate degree in Environmental Science or Studies in Sustainability.
2. Five or more years of experience in managing sustainability programs, developing and coordinating sustainability initiatives in higher education.
3. Extensive knowledge with annual STARS report, and measurement and verification of campus sustainability strategic goals.
4. Strong background in native plantings and prairie management.
5. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
6. Strong commitment to student education, engagement and leadership.
7. Ability to build relationships and collaborate with the campus community and outside constituents.
8. Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities.
9. Proficiency in data base and web site development, Microsoft Office and Google suites.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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