Sustainability Coordinator- Galesburg, IL
Organization: Knox College
Job Title: Sustainability Coordinator
Location: Galesburg, IL
Hours and Compensation: full time, paid by salary
Benefits: competitive package
Position Dates (if applicable): 1 year position, beginning July 1
Application Deadline: applications will be reviewed immediately
Posted on: April 18
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, Knox is a vibrant and creative community. For more information about the College, please visit www.knox.edu/about.
Knox College invites applications for a newly created position as Sustainability Coordinator to provide broad institutional leadership and support for the College’s efforts to create a culture of sustainability on campus. The position is full-time, 12 months, and begins July 1, 2012. Salary and benefits for the position are competitive. The coordinator will report to the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services and will serve as convener for the President’s Sustainability Task Force.
We seek an individual with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative data, an interest in working with non-campus constituents, a well-rounded conception of sustainability that is continually updated with professional development, and a contagious energy and enthusiasm for improving sustainability on campus through innovation and creative practices.
- Collect and integrate information to monitor progress on meeting college sustainability goals and share this information in multiple formats with campus constituencies.
- Work with the College’ Sustainability Task Force and with students, faculty, and staff across campus to educate and increase collaboration among campus constituencies.
- Work with students and relevant campus units to develop, assess and implement campus programs that will motivate and engage individuals and offices to act more sustainably.
- In collaboration with the campus Advancement office, identify and pursue external funding opportunities in the area of sustainability.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with at least two years of relevant experience. Experience in campus sustainability practices is preferred. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative data, an interest in working with non-campus constituents, a well-rounded conception of sustainability that is continually updated with professional development, and a contagious energy and enthusiasm for improving sustainability on campus through innovation and creative practices.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume including contact information for three references, Applicant Information Form, and Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form (optional) to: Gina Zindt, Director of Human Resources, Knox College, 2 E. South St., Galesburg, IL 61401. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.