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Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves working with students, faculty, and staff, and students to develop, coordinate, and promote effective sustainability initiatives related to the University's academic, operational and outreach functions. Develops and / or implements a sustainability strategy and performance metrics for a department, campus or hospital by integrating sustainability into long-range planning and ongoing operations. Enables University stakeholders to improve sustainability outcomes; coordinating and project managing programming and activities related to sustainability and undertaking research on sustainability-related topics. Facilitates cross department collaboration across operational, academic, and clinical departments. Coordinates and tracks operational programs including energy, food service, waste management, recycling, resource efficiency, greenhouse gas reporting / reductions, transportation, supply chain, facilities, biodiversity and design for environment. Promotes connections and synergies between environmental protection, economic stability, and social equity in the university's activities.
Applies professional concepts and skills to support educational initiatives and multi-culturally relevant approaches to the planning, coordination and implementation of sustainability efforts for the Sustainability Office at UC Santa Cruz.
The Sustainability Office, housed within the division of Business and Administrative Services (BAS) has broad responsibility for coordination of campus-wide sustainability initiatives. This includes strategic planning, monitoring, communication and support of pilot programs and projects, to meet the goals and objectives of the Campus Sustainability Plan in compliance with the system wide University of California Sustainable Practices Policy, state regulations and other commitments.
In addition to operationally-focused sustainability efforts in carbon neutrality, zero waste, water conservation, and more, the Sustainability Office works to advance environmental sustainability and social justice, with a central focus on advancing multi-culturally relevant and inclusive approaches to caring for the environment. The Sustainability Office critically evaluates its own communications, approaches and priorities to environmental efforts in order to reduce bias and elevate the voices of UC Santa Cruz's increasingly diverse campus community. Additionally, the office provides unique co-curricular educational opportunities for students and faculty/staff adult learners through the employee Sustainability Certificate Program and Green Office resources. The Sustainability and Diversity Educational Programs Manager plays a key role in supporting existing programs, as well as advancing further innovation in education, diversity and inclusion efforts and research for sustainability and environmental operations at UC Santa Cruz.
Bachelor's degree and / or equivalent experience / training in environmental science, management, or policy; architecture; engineering; or public health.
General knowledge in the area of environmental sustainability and policy.
Demonstrated knowledge in the area of social equity, social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
Skill in promoting, planning and implementing multi-culturally relevant and inclusive sustainability focused practices.
Ability to build collaborative relationships and inter-departmental partnerships within a team environment.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 08-05-2019
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