*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
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- 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
- Serve as a catalyst for bringing together different working
groups together to focus on achieving campus wide sustainability
- 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
- Researches current developments, trends and practices in the
field of zero waste and resource recovery.
- Evaluates effects on recycling, composting, and zero waste
- Coordinates and performs waste audits to analyze campus waste
stream to demonstrate need and efficacy of zero waste programs
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Ability to effectively use applicable information systems and
applications in analysis, research, and reporting activities and
- Thorough knowledge of sustainability practices in higher
- Knowledge of STARS tracking and reporting systems and
- 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.
- 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
- Experience developing sustainability programs in a higher
- 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
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
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application
and attach the following documents:
- 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.
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
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
SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS.
(e.g. H1-B VISAS)
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
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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,
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laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education
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