Position: Sustainability Coordinator
Hayes Hill Title: Outreach Specialist
Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, the position oversees the UW-Stevens Point sustainability programming initiatives. The Sustainability Coordinator will work collaboratively with the UWSP Sustainability Task Force, Facility Services, WI Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST), WCEE Education for Sustainability (EfS), UWSP administration, faculty, staff, and student organizations to encourage and promote sustainable practices on campus. The Sustainability Coordinator will also work collaboratively with the Sustainable Communities Task Force dedicated to the Sustainable Communities Initiative – an element of the Partnership for Thriving Communities framework. Major functions of the position include sustainability and conservation outreach, project and program planning, strategic planning and leadership, and teaching and curriculum coordination with the academic community. Full position description available on the following link:
Business Affairs, overseen by the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, includes internal auditing, controller’s office, budgeting, facilities planning, facility services, safety & loss control, personnel services, protective services & parking, energy management and sustainability. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is part of the University of Wisconsin System. The university enrolls over 9,600 students in a variety of undergraduate and a select number of graduate programs. The University has been highly ranked among Midwestern public comprehensive institutions by the US News and World Report. The community of Stevens Point is located in the center of the state and is home to over 25,000 residents. The larger metropolitan area population is approximately 60,000.
Sustainability has been a critical component of our campus culture for decades, and we are proud to be a role model and leader for other institutions. Our mission statement notes clearly our dedication to sustainability: Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse and sustainable world. UWSP is a signatory of the American College and University President’s Climate Change Commitment (ACUPCC). The university holds a STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in recognition of its sustainability achievements and is listed on The Princeton Review Green Honor Roll for 2012 and 2013, which is a measure of a school’s performance as an environmentally aware and responsible institution. The Suites@201 residence hall was recently awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification for its design, construction and operation of a high performance green building. Visit our sustainability website to learn more about our initiatives. http://www.uwsp.edu/sustainability/Pages/home.aspx
Required: (3-5) years of progressive experience in sustainability, environmental or conservation programming and/or have equivalent professional training and practical experience. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (e.g., biological or chemical science, environmental engineering, environmental science, public administration).
Preferred: a) Master’s Degree in a related field (e.g., biological or chemical science, environmental engineering, environmental science, public administration); b) Minimum of three years experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs, preferably with experience in a university, nonprofit, or in large, multi-unit, multi-facility setting; c) Leadership experience in environmental initiatives, resource management, and teaching/presenting information.
Appointment Date: June 2013 or as soon thereafter
Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time annual (12-month) appointment that serves at the discretion of the appointing authority (limited term academic staff appointment).
Applications should include: 1) a letter addressing qualifications to position responsibilities and 2) a resume outlining credentials and experience, and 3) one letter of reference and 4) two additional references with contact information.
All application materials should be electronically submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) to:
Shelly Janowski, Sustainability Program & Policy Analyst
(715) 346-4696 firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information about the position, please contact:
Jeremy Solin, Search & Screen Chair
Applicant screening will begin February 15, 2013; the posting will remain open until position is filled.
The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UWSP Equity & Affirmative Action Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate.
Employment will require a criminal background check.