Sustainability Program Coordinator (7398U) - 52299
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4112764
Sustainability Program Coordinator (7398U) - 52299
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, self-operated dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and their families, and child care services for students, faculty, and staff; it also conducts a year-round conference business, operates eleven campus restaurants, and manages twenty- six faculty apartments.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 05/02/2023.
Creating and upholding student and employee engagement around sustainability functions.
Researches and analyzes processes, procedures, policies and organizational structures in order to develop and/or implement changes around student behavior and employee engagement in sustainability functions.
Provide consultative services regarding management of sustainability practices to department administrators.
Prepares directives, regulations and other instructions for issuance by departments to support their efforts in meeting sustainability policies and procedures.
Project implementation, analysis, and monitoring.
Within the scope of the sustainability programs at the department, campus and UCOP level, provides financial, resource, and data analyses for RSSP sustainability projects and initiatives, working directly with all levels of managers, staff and students to determine and implement solutions to wide-ranging problems both moderate and complex in nature.
Uses comprehensive knowledge of sustainability to independently, collect and analyze data, define activities of assigned groups, monitor project progress, and communicate outcomes.
Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements and/or additional process/policy components.
Be a good manager and steward of resources.
Policy monitoring, recommending solutions, and working with internal and external stakeholders and partners.
Independently monitors and analyzes changes in external regulations, legislation, and UC policies for impact on the department sustainability program.
Develops relationships and participates in regional and national sustainability working groups and conferences, actively participating and speaking about the sustainability program in RSSP.
Actively proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees including but not limited to the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability, the Zero Waste Working Group, the UC Sustainability Officers Working Group, and the UC Sustainable Food Service Working Group.
Researches and summarizes best practices in higher education sustainability for managers throughout RSSP and develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a strategic direction for departments.
Conduct long term infrastructure planning in RSSP sustainability topics, incorporating knowledge from the field and feedback from the campus programs.
Provide vision, support, monitoring and reporting for sustainability programs managed by other departments, such as Procurement, Dining Gardens, Food Security, and Menus of Change.
Uphold and represent the vision, mission and values of the university, Housing, Events & Facilities, Residential Life, ECEP and Cal Dining.
Communication on sustainability program practices and initiatives.
Communicates successes and challenges to department, campus, other universities and community through conference participation, publications, articles, social media, presentations, etc.
Independently collects and analyzes data to create regular reports and communication about sustainability practices and the status of the goals outlined by internal and external regulators.
Formal reporting to internal and external stakeholders of data around sustainability practices consistent with the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices and the Campus Office of Sustainability performance metrics.
Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external stakeholders for the collection and exchange of data and information.
Knowledge of and/or can quickly learn common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff individually and in team environment; both verbally and in writing.
Strong skills in analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals in logical and understandable format.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Knowledge of sustainability theories, as well as local and national sustainability best practices. Ability to apply these theories in practical applications yielding positive outcomes.
Organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects.
Experience with areas of facility management (including maintenance, grounds, and custodial), building systems, utilities, waste systems, foodservices, transportation, LEED, and Energy Star as it relates to sustainability.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
US Green Building Council LEED professional credential.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $80,000.00 - $105,000.00.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
This is not a visa opportunity.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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