#505443 Director, Sustainability, Energy and Utilities -
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The salary range will be from $90,000 - $105,000 per year.
This position is a Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position in
the CSU, and serves at the pleasure of the President.
The CSU enjoys a generous benefits program with employer paid
life insurance ($100,000), as well as health, dental, and vision
insurance with the monthly premium largely paid by the CSU.
Additionally, we offer a broad range of other benefits which
includes dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, tuition
fee waiver, 401k, 457 and 403(b) plans.
The CSU belongs to the CalPERS retirement plan in which medical
and dental insurance continues in qualified retirement.
The CSU has 14 paid holidays and the position earns 24 days of
vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year.
For more information on the benefits program, please
ABOUT CAL STATE EAST BAY:
Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the
Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay
shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an
ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the
many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in
Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a
significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is
one of 23 universities of the California State University system
(CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay
is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented
university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student
success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of
Facilities Development & Operations (FD&O), the Director of
Sustainability, Energy and Utilities serves as the key
administrator and performs the primary leadership role for
development, implementation, and coordination of the University's
strategic sustainability initiatives. The incumbent works in
partnership with various University departments to direct and to
oversee the development and execution of broad-based
university-wide strategic sustainability initiatives by integrating
sustainability in all University operations, including facilities
and academic programs in support of the University’s academic
mission. The incumbent serves as the University’s subject matter
expert on sustainability and supports the sustainable development,
construction, operations and maintenance of all University
facilities and infrastructure. Additionally, this role provides
input to the academic and student programs by sharing and applying
best practices in sustainability. The incumbent serves as the
university representative for California State University (CSU)
system wide sustainability, energy and utility programs, and
interfaces with utility vendors, consultants, contractors, campus
auxiliary organizations, students, faculty, staff and
administrators, and serves as the official University liaison
responsible for providing information to the campus community and
the general public.
Develop Campus-wide Strategic Sustainability Plan
- Develop and oversee implementation of a strategic
sustainability plan with multiple year implementation action plans
that integrate sustainability into university operations including
but not limited to facilities planning, construction, operations
and maintenance, energy and water programs, waste and recycling,
procurement, parking, and transportation in collaboration with all
University divisions and standing campus sustainability
- Lead development of scope, deliverables, cost impact, timeline,
and procurement of sustainability related feasibility studies and
programs in collaboration with campus stakeholders, the CSU
Chancellor's office, and professional consultants.
- Serve as the official University sustainability facilitator and
subject matter expert to guide the University’s sustainability
strategies and action plans.
- Manage climate action planning and implementation to achieve
carbon neutrality of Scope I, II, and III greenhouse gas emissions
by the target date indicated in the approved Cal State East Bay
Climate Action Plan.
Administer Campus Sustainability Programs and Projects
- Lead and oversee implementation of all University
sustainability engagement programs, initiatives and commitments,
including but not limited to AASHE STARS certification, Second
Nature Carbon Commitment, LEED certification, energy, water and
waste conservation and recycling, parking and transportation.
- Lead and provide guidance for developing effective and
impactful sustainability programs and initiatives through
engagement of campus constituents, stakeholders, and the
- Develop and implement outreach programs, initiatives and
metrics to promote the University’s sustainability vision, goals,
and action plans.
- Lead and facilitate Campus Sustainability Committee meetings to
coordinate campus-wide efforts and initiatives that promote,
support, and contribute to the advancement of the University’s
sustainability strategic goals.
- Lead development of sustainability activities and events that
promote and support social and environmental justice, diversity,
- Provide regular and timely reports and presentations to
University leadership and the campus community on plans, progress,
achievements, and opportunities.
- Develop and maintain a communication plan with relevant metrics
for disseminating University sustainability plans, initiatives,
achievements, and engagement resources to include but not limited
to a consolidated sustainability website, newsletter, and presence
on all major social media platforms.
- Perform analyses and produce reports in support of
sustainability and energy certification and reporting protocols
including but not limited to: GBCI LEED, AASHE STARS, the Second
Nature Climate Leadership Commitment, EPA Energy Star Portfolio
Manager, Sierra Cool Schools, Princeton Review, and the Climate
- Lead the development and administration of the green revolving
fund, including the Climate Action Plan Fund.
Administer the University’s Energy and Utility Programs
- Develop and direct the implementation of a strategic energy
plan to achieve the goals and vision of the University’s Climate
- Direct, provide oversight, and primary accountability for the
efficient and sustainable management of university-wide energy and
utility resources according to CSU systemwide and University
- Provide leadership, direction, and accountability for the
development and implementation of effective energy and utility
programs and projects to help the University achieve its strategic
vision, goals, and commitments.
- Oversee professional staff, student assistants and vendors in
the Office of Sustainability Energy & Utilities; direct and
administer resources, budget and operating plan for the Office of
Sustainability, Energy and Utilities to support University-wide
sustainability, energy and utilities programs, commitments,
efforts, and initiatives.
- Direct and provide general oversight for funding opportunities
and administering external funding sources for programs, projects,
- Assess, formulate, and evaluate the impact of recommended or
implemented policies, projects, procedures, and programs from a
strategic and operational perspective.
- Document and submit nominations for Sustainability Best
Practice Awards for the annual UC/CSU/CCC Best Practices
competition and other conferences and award programs.
Representation and Liaison
- Represent the Office of Sustainability, Energy and Utilities in
the Academic Senate’s Committee on Sustainability to find
opportunities for collaborations and partnerships for integrating
the principles and practice of sustainability in the University’s
- Represent the Facilities Development & Operations Office of
Sustainability, Energy and Utilities at relevant University
divisions, departments, and committee meetings and events.
- Represent Cal State East Bay in CSU system wide Sustainability
Officers and Energy Managers affinity group meetings and
Emergency Response and Management
- Participate in the FD&O emergency and response
- Participate in the Facilities Development & Operations on
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or
related field. Three years of progressively responsible experience
managing sustainability, energy, and or utilities programs.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS:
Valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain by date
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated understanding of ongoing sustainability issues
such as climate change, social, environmental, and economic
challenges to sustainable development; demonstrated ability to
connect these challenges to real solutions utilizing the University
systems and infrastructure to demonstrate leadership and commitment
- Demonstrated knowledge developing campus sustainability plans,
climate action plans, strategic energy plans, water conservation
plans, campus master plans, and utility infrastructure plans;
overseeing building and system commissioning, retro commissioning,
and Monitoring Based Commissioning, Greenhouse Gas inventory
reporting, accounting, and tracking protocols.
- Knowledge of building energy systems including heating,
ventilating, air conditioning, interior/exterior lighting, boilers,
chillers, heat pumps, and battery energy storage, solar PV,
plumbing, and digital control systems.
- Demonstrated knowledge of sustainable building design,
sustainability certification programs and rating systems related to
facilities operations and development including: GBCI LEED, Living
Building Challenge, and AASHE STARS., clean energy systems, and
sustainable best practices in utility management; ability to
perform gap analysis, identify sustainability opportunities and
technical expertise to plan and implement change.
- Demonstrated knowledge of utility rates, tariffs, commodity
pricing structures and risk mitigation strategies associated with
the purchase, supply and delivery of utilities and ancillary
- Familiarity with higher education organizational and
operational structures with the ability to objectively evaluate
possible outcomes of proposed initiatives and associated
- Working knowledge of energy project finance and funding
mechanisms such as Power Purchase Agreements, Performance
Contracting, Shared Savings Agreements, Energy Efficiency as
- Demonstrated skills in evaluating project economics and
financial pro forma; ability to calculate cost, savings, payback,
and return on investment.
- Demonstrated experience with public works contracting,
procurement, construction practices, project management processes,
building and energy codes, and applicable regulatory
- Demonstrated experience managing diverse staff, students,
contractors, and understanding of Collective bargaining
- Proven leadership and demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively in a diverse and large institutional
- Strong communication, public speaking, and presentation skills
utilizing a combination of written, oral, and visual media to
create professional and effective presentations, reports, and
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and
promote positive relationships that promote a climate of trust with
administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external
constituencies, as required, in a professional manner.
- Valuing a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity and
inclusion within the campus community.
- Demonstrated ability to be a creative problem-solver, a
strategic thinker, and an effective decision maker.
- Demonstrated commitment to customer service, staff development,
and workplace safety.
- Ability to work in a dynamic environment, develop
professionally, and adapt to challenges and changes.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Master’s degree in Sustainability, Engineering, Environmental
Management/Science or related field.
- Work experience in a higher education environment.
- Demonstrated experience implementing sustainability methods and
practices in education institutions or similar fields.
- Experience identifying and pursuing grant funding, rebate
programs, or other savings programs.
- Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or related credential, LEED
CONDITION(S) OF EMPLOYMENT:
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including
LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to:
criminal records check, verification of academic credentials,
licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references
and/or verification of work history is required for
employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional 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. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued
employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were
conditionally offered the position.
All background checks are conducted through the university's
third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the
University Police Department.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not
discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age,
ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration
status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to
the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a
stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.
All California State University campuses, including Cal State
East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information,
please visit our website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/smokeandtobaccofree/
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus
security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East
Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at: http://www.csueastbay.edu/upd/safety-and-security-reports.html
At CSUEB, the following nine competencies have been identified
as valued leadership qualities: Communication, Cooperation,
Delegation, Empathy, Feedback, Innovation, Leadership Presence,
Passion and Strategic Ability. While we may not expect our
managers to exhibit all of these competencies, we do expect them to
aspire to develop them. As part of the annual evaluation
review process, the Director, Sustainability, Energy and
Utilities will be evaluated on each.
- Must be able to work additional hours, outside normal business
hours, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet
operational and departmental needs.
- Position may be needed to respond during campus emergencies
such as power outages, minor and major natural disasters,
- Must be able to travel occasionally to attend meetings,
conferences, and seminars.
- Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in an area with
constant noise and interruptions.
- Ability to climb ladders and stairs, access building roofs,
basements, and mechanical/electrical equipment rooms; ability to
work in hot, cold, and dusty environments.
- Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 30
- Ability to work around hazardous materials including asbestos,
lead, chemicals, and solvents with the appropriate personal
protective equipment; ability to attend safety awareness training
and follow campus safety procedures.
- This position has been defined as “Exempt” and is not subject
to the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or
The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated
reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
CSU VACCINATION POLICY:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing
campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a
medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates
advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to
comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found
at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and
questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO APPLY:
To view this job announcement and to apply to the position,
please visit www.csueastbay.edu/jobs.
Under “New Employment Site”, please click on Faculty,
Staff and Management Employment Opportunities.