IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
- Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae for automatic
population of information to the application.
- The contact information, work experience, and education listed
on your Resume/CV will be parsed and input into your Montclair
- Review information and double-check all fields
containing information that the system parsed – the software is
intelligent, but you need to verify that the data is accurate.
- In the “My Experience” section, you will find a
Resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and
all other supporting documents.
If you have an expansive CV, we recommend that you
apply manually and only include the positions you have held in the
last ten (10) years . You will then be able to attach your
Resume/CV, as well as all other supporting documentation in the "My
Experience" section of your application.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, the
Director of Sustainability will develop and convene diverse campus
and community stakeholders in an effort to integrate the themes of
sustainability, adaptation, and resilience into administrative and
operational functions at the University.
The Director of Sustainability is responsible for providing
visionary leadership, guidance and support to the Montclair State
University community as it charts a course for sustainability and
pursues its ambitious climate neutrality goals. The Director
supervises the Energy Manager and Sustainability Coordinator and is
responsible for determining the future direction of the
sustainability program in consultation with University leadership
and campus sustainability stakeholders.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
- Develop and determine the strategic focus of the office of
Sustainability. This includes serving as the staff lead in
creating, supporting, and managing the university Sustainability
Council in support of University leadership and
- Developing creative educational behavior change campaigns
utilizing strategies such as community-based social marketing to
expand sustainability awareness and grow a culture of
- Develop and oversee the design and content of the campus
sustainability website, newsletters, social media, and other
outreach efforts offered to faculty, staff, students and the
- Engage leaders in campus units including Facilities Management,
Resident Life, Athletics, Dining Services, the Division of Student
Affairs, and in academic programs to promote and support
- Identify, manage, and communicate the University’s
sustainability goals by developing and maintaining the University
Climate Action Plan to support University leadership and the
University community. Identify applicable metrics and assess
potential impacts of proposed campus activities, projects, and
programs on achieving those goals. Communicate goals, recommended
actions, and advise about progress to the campus leadership.
- Represent the University in meetings, workshops, and projects
related to sustainability goals and the Climate Action Plan.
Establish and provide leadership on the University Sustainability
- Serve as lead in the University’s participation in national
sustainability rating systems, outreach, and education. Monitor
climate related legislative bills and provides comments for the
University to submit.
- Develop or adopt metrics, track progress, and evaluate the
effectiveness of all campus sustainability initiatives to ensure
the University is prepared to meet its goals and shift course where
- Collect data for and complete sustainability assessments such
as the AASHE, STARS (including greenhouse gas emissions), Energy
Star and similar; oversee collection and analysis of data on
Montclair’s energy use, material flows, transportation strategies,
and purchasing policies from across campus as a part of the
implementation process for the development of sustainability
projects on campus
- Research and maintain a working knowledge of sustainability
best practices, innovations, and lessons learned at peer and
- Manage internal efforts toward more sustainable practices with
different offices and organizations to reduce waste, lead
composting efforts, and engage in campus planning.
- Provide leadership in organizing events involving students,
faculty, and staff to promote university-wide sustainability
practices and an environmentally-mindful culture, to inform the
community of our progress, to identify future challenges, and to
motivate others to be actively involved in sustainability
- Collaborating with Community Engagement Department to build a
“living-learning program” that leverages the rich academic assets
of the University by engaging faculty and students in research and
hands-on learning rooted in issues directly affecting campus,
communities of Essex and Passaic counties.
- Potentially instructing or co-instructing
sustainability-focused courses (no more than one per year), and
possibly serving as the academic supervisor for sustainability
- Create and manage a Sustainability Internship Program and
implementation of the Sustainability Internship Seminar aimed at
providing students a background in sustainability and support for
running campus-based programs; and exploring opportunities for
keeping intern alumni engaged.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or
- At least five years of relevant experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent short and long-range strategic planning skills,
stakeholder engagement capacities with a mind for inclusivity and
community member empowerment.
- Demonstrated innovative design, implementation, project
management and evaluation abilities.
- Ability to occasionally work outside of normal office hours,
work evenings and/or weekends in the performance of assigned
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, STEM, public administration,
planning or equivalent.
- Minimum of seven years of experience in higher education
- Advance knowledge and understanding of pollution prevention,
materials recycling, waste management and other resource
conservation principles and practices.
- Higher Education experience.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and regional environmental
sustainability policies, practices and resources.
- Professional registration and/or certificates Project
Management Professional (PMP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM),
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), International
Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), International
Organization for Standardization 14000 (ISO 14000)
- Working knowledge of Energy Star and LEED programs.
Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how
their background, skills and education match the needs of the
University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read
and follow the steps in the application instruction.
Office of Sustainability
For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday
Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2)
, or email
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.
Additional information can be found on the website at
Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 Policy
Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to
discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not
discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of
education programs and activities. The requirement to not
discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of
education programs and activities extends to admission and
employment. For further details, please visit: https://www.montclair.edu/human-resources/job-seekers/