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Sustainability Coordinator - (Part-Time) (CSU ONLY)

San Jose State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Summary

*This is a part-time benefited position, open to current California State University (CSU) employees only.*

The Sustainability Coordinator spearheads development and execution of campus-wide strategic sustainability efforts and ensures compliance with state and California State University level sustainability mandates. This position is primarily responsible for the campus sustainability programs including but not limited to: measuring, tracking, and disseminating progress towards campus sustainability efforts via data gathering and reporting, representing San José State in the local community and at system level sustainability meetings, coordination and execution of sustainability education at new student orientation, development and delivery of employee sustainability workshops, coordination with campus partner organizations to accurately promote and record sustainability progress, and participating in campus Sustainability Board meetings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as communications leader for University sustainability efforts to campus and the public.
  • Develop and implement behavioral change campaigns for reductions in energy and water usage and waste diversion.
  • Secure senior level commitment and support for campus wide sustainability programs.
  • Serve as a catalyst for bringing together different working groups together to focus on achieving campus wide sustainability objectives.
  • Research, establish, and develop sustainable projects, strategies, and prepare recommendations including feasibility studies identifying funding sources where appropriate.
  • Market and promote sustainability efforts through website maintenance, brochures, newsletters, and other promotional materials and/or publications, preparing press releases, designing ads and flyers and responding to inquiries.
  • Develop educational programs and conduct student, faculty and staff training workshops on campus sustainable practices.
  • Provide presentations and hold meetings with staff, student staff, classes, departments, and others as needed.
  • In collaboration with University administration, shape and deliver various campus messages to internal and external constituencies about sustainability and serve as campus spokesperson on sustainability issues as necessary.
  • Develop and implement zero waste outreach and technical assistance.
  • Researches current developments, trends and practices in the field of zero waste and resource recovery.
  • Evaluates effects on recycling, composting, and zero waste initiatives.
  • Coordinates and performs waste audits to analyze campus waste stream to demonstrate need and efficacy of zero waste programs efforts.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge of and ability to apply expertise in the advanced theories, principles, methods and practices associated with sustainability, including applicable internal policies and procedures and pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of building energy, water, and emissions conservation tracking and reporting practices, including pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Ability to interpret and integrate complex data and information to formulate appropriate courses of action which have broad and far reaching impact.
  • Ability to effectively use all communication methods and formats and to use expertise, as well as persuasion and negotiation skills, to build consensus to achieve short- and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Ability to effectively use applicable information systems and applications in analysis, research, and reporting activities and projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability practices in higher education.
  • Knowledge of STARS tracking and reporting systems and methods.
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to keep abreast of, energy, water, and emissions incentive opportunities.
  • Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated strong project and program management skills.
  • Knowledge of LEED standards. Ability to collect and report appropriate data using LEED and STARS initiatives and tools.
  • Ability to conceive of new approaches and solutions to address complex problems and issues.

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Six years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing sustainability programs in a higher education environment
  • Experience developing and delivering training
  • Experience analyzing data, including development and measurement against rubrics
  • Experience in the California State University system


Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt III
Salary Range (Part-Time): $2,954/month - $5,740.50/month
Salary Range (Full-Time): $5,908/month - $11,481/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: July 26, 2021 through August 9, 2021 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: July 26, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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