Sustainability Outreach and Program Manager

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Title Sustainability Outreach and Program Manager Posting Number S00818JP Department Facilities Management Administration Job Summary

Sustainability is a core value at Bowdoin that is seen in operational decision-making all across campus. The Bowdoin College Office of Sustainability is seeking a Sustainability Outreach and Programs Manager to direct the office’s student facing programs as well as other engagement programming with faculty, staff, and the general public. The position uses a wide range of communication channels to both inform and engage the Bowdoin community in the sustainability efforts, challenges, and opportunities across campus. Supervising a large student cohort each year, the manager helps facilitate success for Bowdoin students who are dedicated to sustainability outreach and programming. Programming is centered around campus goals and projects that intersect with the economic, social and environmental themes of sustainability.
The sustainability outreach and programs manager is responsible for recruitment, coordination, and training of the student “EcoRep” program and Green Office Certification program. This position assists the Associate Director in other student led-initiatives, communication of Bowdoin’s sustainability initiatives and Carbon Neutrality Plan, updates to the College’s sustainability databases and the sustainability website. This individual will also support the College’s Sustainability Implementation Committee. Projects and program implementation are typically aimed at informing and inspiring sustainability practices in student residences, as well as academic, athletic and administrative offices. Assist in verifying and reporting the effectiveness of these programs as they related to the economic, social and environmental goals of the college.

Education/Skills Requirements

Required: A Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) with coursework in environmental studies, or a related field and have a fundamental understanding (either through coursework and/or practical work experience) of higher education sustainability issues and opportunities. A minimum of three years of experience with higher education or equivalent sustainability programs is required. Supervisory experience is preferred.
The applicant must be able to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals; excellent organizational skills and the ability to prepare agendas and meeting minutes, manage multiple tasks and prioritize work; proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, presentation skills, and database software; self-directed with the ability to motivate others.
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to think strategically and problem solve are essential attributes of the successful candidate. A deep enthusiasm for mentoring and supervising college students on a variety of projects as they explore the broad field of sustainability and contribute to the sustainability culture on campus.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

A minimum of two years of experience with college/university or equivalent sustainability programs is required. Communications experience and supervisory experience are strongly preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours

This is an exempt-level position and requires the time commitment necessary to successfully fulfill all of the job requirements. It is budgeted for an average of 40 hours/week, for 52 weeks. The office is open 8:30 – 5:00 with the majority of hours worked during this time. However, during the academic year some evening and weekend hours are required for meetings with students and to attend occasional events.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 0.90 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 06/04/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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