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Sustainability Program Coordinator – Collegeville, PA

Organization: Ursinus College Office of Sustainability (OS)
Job Title: 
Sustainability Program Coordinator (SPC)
Collegeville, PA
Hours and Compensation:
Full time, TBD
Position Dates:
Begin immediately
Application Deadline:
Position open until filled
Posted On:
May 23, 2012

Organization Overview
The UC Green Office of Sustainability at Ursinus College seeks to support student achievement by creating an atmosphere where creative, critical thinking about sustainability and environmental topics is paired with conscious citizenship. We provide students with opportunities to act independently on self-designed, campus community-oriented sustainability projects. This makes them accountable to their peers as well as to their own personal goals. As a program, we take an active approach to complex campus-wide issues and work collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the College community to build a more sustainable tomorrow. Our program, through multiple avenues, facilitates the synergistic development, implementation and evaluation of multiple sustainability initiatives across campus, from student interns to meeting our commitment to work towards climate neutrality. The UC Green program supports Ursinus as a leader in liberal arts education and sustainability.

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Sustainability Program Coordinator (SPC) to join the Ursinus College Office of Sustainability (OS).  The SPC will collaborate with other OS staff to create/maintain cohesive programming across all levels of the College.  He or she will coordinate existing campus-wide sustainability initiatives involving students, faculty, staff, and administrators, and foster a culture of sustainability across the campus. 


The SPC will be responsible for facilitating student involvement in sustainability initiatives including coordinating volunteers, classes, and student groups; developing new sustainability initiatives in conjunction with faculty, staff, and administrators; facilitating growth of projects initiated by faculty and students; overseeing administrative and logistical details of ongoing programs and projects; promoting OS programming internally and externally including, but not limited to, the development of written material and attendance at meetings and conferences; and providing advice and support to students, student groups, and the campus community on sustainability issues.


  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or related interdisciplinary field;
  • Three to five years’ professional experience working on sustainability initiatives, preferably in a higher education setting;
  • Professional experience overseeing undergraduate or graduate students;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively without daily supervision, and to coordinate and lead multiple complex sustainability programs simultaneously involving a large number of diverse participants; and
  • A willingness to work outside of regular office hours as necessary to support student initiatives.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to the Human Resources Office via email to  Cover letter should be specific in describing relevant experience and abilities. For information about the Office of Sustainability at Ursinus College, please see Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Ursinus College is an AA/EO employer.  In keeping with the College’s historic commitment to equality, women, men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
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