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Sustainability Coordinator, Swarthmore College – Pennsylvania

Organizaton: Swarthmore College

Position Title: Sustainability Coordinator

Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Dates and compensation: This is a limited term, 1-year assignment, though there is potential for the position to continue beyond the year.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices.

The Office of Sustainability is currently accepting applications for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. The Sustainability Coordinator’s time will be spent providing project management, research, and general support for on campus sustainability activities and coordinating with the faculty in the Environmental Studies program to support on campus and community-based learning opportunities in courses.

Responsibilities: Tasks might include researching and managing the design of new signs for waste bins; gathering data to complete the College’s AASHE STARS report and greenhouse gas inventory; compiling and evaluating carbon tax models used at other institutions and businesses; researching strategies for moving the campus closer to zero waste; organizing a community food jam; and helping to lead tours of the Crum Woods. The Sustainability Coordinator will also work very closely with the Green Advisors, the College’s peer-to-peer education program, including attending evening meetings at least once a month and assisting with events, trainings, and other activities.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrate interest in social and environmental sustainability through previous work, volunteer experience, and/or academic study. Excellent skills in verbal and written communications, data compilation and analysis, and organization are also required.

How to Apply: Apply online.

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