Sustainability Manager

University of Idaho
January 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:$26.13
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number SP003743P

Position Title Sustainability Manager Location Moscow Division/College President's Area Department President's Office FLSA Status Overtime Eligible Employee Category Classified Pay Range $26.13 per hour or higher depending on education and experience Type of Appointment Fiscal Year FTE


Full Time/Part Time Full Time Position Overview

The Sustainability Manager supports the University of Idaho Sustainability Director in the advancement of strategies, initiatives, and goals related to environmental sustainability at the University of Idaho. The Sustainability Manager will aid in the development, implementation, and tracking of programs that advance the university's sustainability goals as outlined in the Sustainability White Paper, with a special focus on campus operations. The person in this position is responsible for establishing communication and data collection between university entities to assist with the completion of an annual STARS report as well as other sustainability projects as assigned by the Director. This position reports to the University of Idaho Sustainability Director.

Unit Overview

University Sustainability is responsible for university-wide sustainability, conservation, and environmental initiatives, programs, and reporting.

Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding. A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. No Internal Posting? This Search is Open to Current University of Idaho Employees Only

Position Responsibilities

Key Accountability Manage the university's sustainability efforts by:

Job Duties

  • Establishing regular communications and data collection between the Sustainability Office and campus implementation units
  • Developing and maintaining databases related to the university's energy use, water use, waste production, etc.
  • Analyzing data and communicating progress and results to stakeholders
  • With the Sustainability Director, responding to sustainability surveys and filing required reports
  • Assisting in the development of sustainability-related strategic planning
  • Researching sustainability issues
  • Coordinating sustainability efforts of constituent groups including faculty, students, staff, and community members
  • Serving on university and community working groups, councils, and boards to help represent sustainability interests as assigned by Director
  • Performing additional duties and assisting with special projects as assigned by Director
  • Key Accountability Develop campus-wide outreach opportunities promoting major initiatives by:

    Job Duties

  • Creating and presenting information about sustainability initiatives to diverse campus audiences
  • Developing and managing training opportunities for staff and faculty
  • Promoting efforts of faculty, students, staff, and community partners engaged in sustainability initiatives
  • Serving as a resource person for information on sustainability initiatives across campus
  • Aiding in development and upkeep of a comprehensive sustainability website and associated social media pages
  • Key Accountability Support the University of Idaho Sustainability Director by:

    Job Duties

  • Performing administrative tasks that support the functioning of the office
  • Performing all other administrative duties as assigned by the Director
  • Position Qualifications

    Required Experience

  • Two years' experience managing sustainability projects or initiatives
  • Experience working with employees at all levels of the institution
  • Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in sustainability or environmental science
  • Required Licensures, Certifications or other Additional Preferred

  • Experience tracking and reporting for the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) program
  • Advanced degree in environmental science, sustainability studies, or related field
  • Knowledge of:

  • The University of Idaho's current sustainability practices and goals
  • Environmental sustainability
  • The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals
  • Ability to:

  • Implement initiatives to promote behavioral change related to sustainability
  • Maintain good working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners
  • Experience:
  • Utilizing spreadsheet and database programs, website design, and social media applications
  • Communicating clearly in writing and via public presentations
  • Managing multiple projects at once
  • Working with a university facilities department
  • Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move objects weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Working Conditions Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application

    Posting Information

    Posting Date 01/18/2023

    Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applications received by January 31, 2023, will receive first consideration. In your letter of qualification, using details and examples, please address all of the required and preferred qualifications for this position and how your experience and skills align.

    Applicant Resources https: // www. resources/careers/applicant-resources Background Check Statement

    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    EEO Statement

    The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • List of References
  • Letter of Qualification
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Academic Keys
  • Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Craig's List
  • Department of Labor/Job Service including Job Central or Idaho Works
  • Facebook
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
  • LinkedIn
  • National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (website)
  • Newspaper
  • Professional Listservs (Ex: NACUBO, AAAE, ISMC, etc.)
  • Veterans in Higher Ed
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  • Inside Higher Ed
  • HireEd/Academic Impressions
  • Word of Mouth
  • Other Advertising Venue
  • University of Idaho Website
  • University of Idaho Daily Register
  • University of Idaho Employee
  • Were you referred to this employment opportunity by a current University of Idaho employee? If so, please provide their name and department.
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