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Sustainability Director UT Arlington


The University of Texas is seeking a sustainability Director.   If you know anyone who might fit the bill let us know.





TITLE:          Sustainability Director



CODE:           (This will be assigned by HR)




Function          Advance the University’s efforts in becoming a recognized leader (regionally and nationally) in sustainability practices by providing administrative management oversight and coordination of the university’s sustainability program.




Typical            Directs, manages and coordinates the University’s sustainability efforts and initiatives by interfacing with the President’s Sustainability Committee, its co-chairs and steering committee, University Communications (sponsorships, communications, media and community events), other members of the university community, and the public.  The Sustainability Director must have general knowledge and experience with the following: utility efficiency and management, recycling and waste reduction, campus master planning, sustainable building design and construction (e.g. Green Building Council, LEED), transportation, environmentally preferable purchasing, program management and metrics, and curriculum development.  Develop short term and long term strategic plans, recommending policy and organizational changes needed to advance sustainability initiatives.  Conduct research on relevant issues and best practices, assemble business plans (when necessary), develop and implement program policies and procedures.   The position must be capable of facilitating, team building, working effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and others, and be able to effectively communicate in oral and written form.

Periodical        Apply for grants and other external funding opportunities.  Update executive management and communications / media relations on program accomplishments (to include producing an annual report), attend conferences, and make program presentations.



Received          Reports to the Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations, and, through the Vice President, to the co-chairs of the President’s Sustainability Committee, (one representing the faculty or academic affairs, and one representing campus operations).

Given               Provides general supervision, guidance and direction to the Safety Specialist I who oversees the University’s Recycling Program, and the Safety Technician I who is responsible for the University’s Composting Program.



Responsible for the design, execution, and effectiveness of a

system of internal controls which provide reasonable assurance that

department operations are effective and efficient, department assets are

safeguarded, department financial information is reliable, and the

department complies with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and





                        Normal working hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F), limited travel to attend conferences.  May be required to work after-hours on an infrequent basis.



Bachelor’s degree required in a related field of study such as environmental studies, biology, business, architecture, or engineering; a minimum of five years previous relevant work experience in progressively responsible positions with a university, municipality, or corporation; high ethical values and excellent leadership skills; ability to organize and direct sustainability initiatives and operations; the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; broad general knowledge in managing a comprehensive sustainability program; successful track record of developing and implementing sustainability initiatives as project manager and as facilitator.



Master’s degree in a related field of study, environmental certifications, and seven years or more previous relevant work experience in progressively responsible positions with a university, municipality, or corporation. 



Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.


DATE:           November 11, 2008









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