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Sep 11 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Director, Unity College- Maine

Organization: Unity College

Position Title: Sustainability Director

Location: Unity, Maine

Hours and Compensation: 

Hours: Primarily day shift with willingness to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends as needed to meet the needs of the college.  Some travel required.

PAY/BENEFITS:   Title and salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.

Application Deadline: Until position filled


Organization Overview

Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of Sustainability Science.  The highly engaged student body, staff and faculty reflect a range of expertise characteristic of a liberal arts institution, and are united by their common interest in developing sustainable solutions to the pressing environmental problems of the 21st century.  Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in Sustainability Science.


Unity College seeks an experienced Sustainability Director with a national reputation to lead College-wide sustainability planning and oversee an active, committed sustainability department.  Reporting to the President, the Sustainability Director will work collaboratively at all levels of the College to develop, implement, and communicate coordinated sustainability efforts in support of Unity’s academic focus on sustainability science. At this exciting time of growth for Unity College, we seek candidates with experience in administrative and facilities planning who can also work closely with faculty and engage a diverse student body in and out of the classroom. This position will include an instructional component to total no more than 30% of work time. Individuals should be familiar with energy and climate emissions accounting, and conversant in operational sustainability areas of food and agriculture, materials and waste management, and green building principles. We seek a self-directed, adept manager, able to balance multiple projects and priorities while motivating direct reports and others to fulfill Unity’s sustainability education mission. The successful candidate will be skilled communicator, called upon to promote Unity’s reputation for sustainability achievement internally and among appropriate external networks and associations.


Advanced degree in sustainability, environmental science, environmental studies, or a related field strongly preferred and 3 years of experience in sustainability education. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered. Training in energy and climate emissions accounting preferred. Experience in facilities planning and in higher education sustainability preferred.  Former teaching experience preferred.

How to Apply

Application review will begin immediately until the position is filled. Applicants interested in applying MUST submit a cover letter and resume online.

After uploading your resume, the subsequent pages enable you to upload additional documents.  (i.e. cover letter and three professional references, if required).

If you already have a Unity College Employment Account that you set up previously online, Login to add documents or update your  account.

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