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Sustainability Coordinator — San Francisco, CA

Organization: San Francisco State University

Job Title: Sustainability Coordinator

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: $3,845 – $5,770 per month

Application Deadline: January 7, 2013

Position Dates: This is a one year probationary position.

Posted On: Dec. 3, 2012


The Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for implementing sustainability practices and programs among the University community of students, faculty, and staff by conceptualizing, planning, coordinating, and launching campus-wide sustainability programs and initiatives. Sustainability programs include, but are not limited to, energy efficiency and water conservation projects, organizing student events, monitoring and reporting energy usage and related greenhouse gases, completing projects from the University’s Climate Action Plan, and working on outreach to the campus community to foster the growth of the sustainability programs.

Under the supervision of the Sustainability Programs Manager, the Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and maintaining the University¿s leadership role in sustainability in the California State University and University of California system, within the City of San Francisco, and nationally within higher education. Incumbent will be responsible for working within and across all units and boundaries of the University to develop and foster partnerships between academic programs and University administrations/operations to institutionalize sustainability values and resource conservation. Coordinates the work of others throughout the University to assure program goals and objectives are met. Supervises staff of student assistants for research initiatives and project development and implementation. 


Education/Work Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredit College or University; minimum of three to five years of work experience in the field of sustainability, resource conservation, and energy management; coordinating alternative energy and water conservation projects; recruiting, hiring, and supervising student assistants and interns.

Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of sustainability issues and concepts at the local, national, and global level; working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis and techniques; thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to sustainability; working knowledge of, and the ability to apply, standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques to the program to develop conclusions and make recommendations.

Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills; develop and deliver presentations and papers in both informal and formal settings; demonstrated skills in decision making, judgment, discretion, and confidentiality; effective problem solving and analytical skills; research, development, and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

Abilities: Conduct formal and informal workshops and present papers both graphically and in narrative format; ability to work with various and diverse constituencies to identify issues, develop working relationships, and consensus building in order to recognize common goals, implementing programs, initiatives, and procedures and processes that advance the goals and values of sustainability; demonstrated leadership abilities and record of success in the area of program development, planning, implementation, and project management; coordinate a wide variety of duties, responsibilities, and projects with often competing deadlines with the ability to take effective action under pressure; maintain progress on multiple projects and tasks and adjust to short and often changing deadlines; train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction.


Master’s Degree from an accredited College or University in a related field; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.

Possess a valid California Driver’s License; comply with the Defensive Drivers Training program requirements if a vehicle is used to travel on official business

How to Apply

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume and cover letter (optional), describing your specific qualifications for each position. The online recruitment system will allow one file attachment for each submission.

The Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

JOB# 3915

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