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Sustainability Office Programs Coordinator, University of Oregon

Organization: University of Oregon

Position Title: Sustainability Office Programs Coordinator

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Compensation: $14.10 – $20.94 Per Hour

Application Deadline: May 21, 2015

Responsibilities: This position manages UO sustainability monitoring initiatives and manages undergraduate co-curricular programs and events.  Duties include:
• managing regular monitoring and reporting initiatives, such as STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Reporting System), ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment) reporting, and greenhouse gas emissions inventory; conducting analyses analysis as assigned.
• serving as administrative coordinator for the Community for Ecological Leaders (CEL), including  developing outreach materials, and recruiting new students to this fee-based program; planning annual new-student orientation field trips, including hiring and training student leaders, reviewing and updating risk management policies, reviewing and updating trip itineraries, all menu planning, food purchasing, camping permits, vehicle rentals, collecting health and waiver forms, budget management, quality control, trip reports, and general on-the-fly trouble shooting; developing and coordinating additional co-curricular activities.
• managing student peer-to-peer rental efficiency outreach program ($CORE), including hiring student energy auditors; coordinating weekend training event; supervising students’ efforts to schedule house visits and ensuring quotas are met; tracking and stocking inventory; submitting monthly timesheets; preparing budget and related reports.


  • three years of office experience which included two years at full performance level and experience generating documents; and
    • lead work responsibility or coordination of office procedures.

    Other Required qualifications:

  • Excellent written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated project/program management.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to engage and manage individuals aged 17-23.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Professional Competencies:

  • Ability to work with independence, demonstrating strong analytical skills and resourcefulness.
  • Comfort in promoting programs, recruiting student participants, and managing fee-based programs.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions.
  • Ability to take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to model the highest ethical standards.
  • Ability to provide superior customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience managing college level co-curricular programs.
  • At least one year of office experience with lead responsibility for project/program management.
  • Demonstrated interest in ‘sustainability’ or related field.

Position is subject to criminal background check.

How to Apply: To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each question. Make sure experience and training described in your responses are included on your application.

  1. Describe your experience supervising intro-level, part-time staff.  How do you establish expectations, support their development, ensure safe working conditions, and deal with challenge of allowing them to learn while still maintaining program quality?
  2. Describe experience that demonstrates your success in managing data collection and reporting projects independently: discern, analyze, identify processes, implement strategies for efficiency and accuracy. Please provide one or two examples of projects completed that required these skills.
  3. Provide an example of a time you took the initiative to respond to on-going problem at work? Describe the problem? What caused you to take an interest in it?  What did you do and what happened as a result of your initiative.

You must also fill out a skill code sheet for this position. You can pick one up at Human Resources or print one out at

Submit all application materials, including Human Resources Job Application form, supplemental questions and other relevant materials by the closing date to:

Human Resources
677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400
5210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5210

Human Resources Job Application must be filled out completely or it will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

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