Program Coordinator, The Shi Institute for Sustainable
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Program Coordinator, The Shi Institute for Sustainable
The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities (https://www.furman.edu/shi-institute/
at Furman University invites applications for a Sustainability
Program Coordinator beginning October 1st 2021. The Sustainability
Program Coordinator will coordinate and manage the award winning
Community Conservation Corps (Furman's home weatherization program
for low income homeowners in the greater Greenville community) and
a range of curricular and co-curricular student sustainability
programs including our EcoReps program (a peer to peer education
program designed to promote sustainable behaviors through
education, awareness, and connections with residence life), the
Greenbelt Living Learning Community (an intentional living,
learning community intended to foster sustainable living and
lifestyle choices among the sixteen student residents living in the
two cabins along the lake), and the Millennium Fellows program (a
semester-long student leadership development program that convenes,
challenges, and celebrates student leadership for the United
Nation's sustainable development goals). The Program Coordinator
will report to the Associate Director of Sustainability Programs
and will work closely with the Institute staff to develop and
implement a mission, vision, and strategic plan for the Institute
that aligns institutional priorities with the needs and interests
of campus and community stakeholders.
Applications should include a cover letter and resume and will be
accepted until August 31, 2021. More information about the Shi
Institute can be found on our website.
For the Community Conservation Corps:
1. Coordinates the weatherization of a home from start to finish -
recruiting applicants, communicating with auditors and contractors,
recruiting volunteers, coordinating home audits and
weatherizations, analyzing audit results, and reporting energy
2. Contracts with building professionals to determine how to most
effectively perform weatherization modifications to each
3. Creates and supports partnerships with potential clients,
homeowners, community organizations, businesses, and
4. Collects and analyzes home utility data and calculates avoided
greenhouse gas emissions, equating to carbon offsets generated from
5. In consultation with supervisor, pursues grant funding, and
serves as the primary author on grant applications and grant
reports. Responsible for managing the CCC's budget and pacing
program to use all funding appropriately during the fiscal
6. Maintains knowledge on advancements and innovations in home
weatherization, carbon offsets, and green building.
7. Assesses CCC programmatic impact using both data metrics and
8. Supervises CCC Student Fellow.
9. Oversees (in collaboration with the Shi Institute staff) various
reports and publications.
For the other curricular and co-curricular sustainability
1. In support of the Furman Advantage providing high-impact
experiences to all Furman students, develops sustainability
programing in collaboration with other Shi Institute staff.
2. Administers, manages, supports, and assesses student
sustainability programs including the Eco-Reps student peer
education program, Greenbelt Sustainable Living Learning Community,
and student sustainability leadership programs (e.g., Millennium
3. Supervises Eco Reps Student Fellow.
4. In consultation with the Executive Director and Associate
Directors, serves as a public ambassador and campus and community
liaison for the Shi Institute.
5. Helps contribute to social outreach and education through
avenues including social media and campus and community
6. Completes performance review process with supervisor to
understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the
department and university goals.
7. Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for
services and information.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
9. Follows safety procedures.
Regular contact and coordination with Shi Institute staff,
students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Regular contact and coordination with Habitat for Humanity of
Frequent contact with clients, contractors, and campus and
community constituents to influence, motivate or persuade parties
to reach goals.
Regular contact with funders, potential funders, and other
community partners looking to support Shi Institute programs.
Frequent contact with university staff and students to provide
support and information related to sustainability programs.
Responsibility for Final Decisions:
Coordinates with other departments/divisions on campus as necessary
to perform duties.
Works independently and as a team leader. Supervises student
Sustainability Fellows for the CCC and Eco Reps in consultation
with the Associate Director of Sustainability Programs at the Shi
Tasks involve interpretation of data and/or procedures to address
problems or situations that are not clearly defined. Work involves
non-routine/diverse work not defined by procedures.
Associate Director of Sustainability Programs, The Shi Institute
for Sustainable Communities.
Work is performed independently except where the interpretation of
law, policy, rule, complex procedure or request for exception is
Bachelor's degree required, in related sustainability field
preferred; 2-3 years of experience in sustainability field
Experience in building science and contracting work
Experience with campus and community outreach (e.g., programming,
Excellent organizational and managerial skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with others representing a
variety of backgrounds / perspectives.
Ability to manage and flourish in a team environment.
Ability to take initiative and work independently.
Ability to create high quality written and verbal
Experience in the use of office software, including word processing
Keen interest in sustainability and how weatherization affects both
energy usage and the environment.
Work requires managing multiple projects, communications,
fundraising, and outreach programs simultaneously.
Hours during the work week on occasion need to be flexible to
include working with various sustainability programs and events
that are held during weekend and evening hours.
Work requires attention to detail and flexibility to assist the
supervisor when needs arise.
Work requires spending time both in the office and on the work site
depending on the requirements of the job each day.
Work requires ability to tolerate weather and temperature
fluctuations during home weatherizations.
Work requires some manual labor and the willingness to get dirty
and encounter wildlife and insects during home
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