Ithaca College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time

Lead the ongoing strategy, development, and implementation of the College's energy management and sustainability policies, programs, and operational practices. Monitor and analyze energy consumption and costs for electrical power, chilled water, domestic hot water, heating, cooling, ventilation and the water distribution systems and analyze and identify technical and procedural ways to improve the efficiency of energy consumption on campus. Oversee, develop, and promote Ithaca College's sustainability-related activities involving both the operational and academic functions of the College, and improve coordination among various campus sustainability entities and programs. Develop projections and forecasts, prepare reports, and serve as the key advisor to the Associate Vice-President for Facilities on energy and sustainability matters.

Supervision: This position reports to the Associate Vice-President for Facilities.

Manages Student Eco Reps program, interns, and other students to help foster positive community engagement in support of the various sustainability commitments and goals.

Essential Duties:

  1. Administer a campus-wide Energy Management Plan to include aggressive programming to reduce Ithaca College's energy use and associated costs. Participate in developing and implementing short, intermediate, and long-range goals and priorities and delineate funding opportunities to achieve these goals including pursuit of grant funding opportunities and utility rebate programs. Ensure that the energy management operations are supportive of the instructional goals of Ithaca College.
  2. Integrate the Energy Management Plan with the college's Climate Action Plan (CAP) and work to implement the goals of the CAP. Develop strategies to engage the entire campus community to make climate neutrality and sustainability an integral part of the campus experience. Provide annual reports and periodic updates (AASHE STARS; Second Nature, etc.) relative to progress related to the goals established as a part of the CAP.
  3. Develop and monitor detailed utility budgets and energy conservation measures and cost estimates based on documented program needs. Develop policies and systems for purchasing energy and participate in related contract negotiations.
  4. Work in consultation with Facilities Maintenance staff to monitor, track and analyze energy usage in campus buildings, provide energy usage data, forecast power demands, adjust power consumption, detect equipment failures and identify opportunities for equipment and building energy improvements. Develop and implement plans to improve the management of power consumption and increase efficient energy usage, recommend consultants and oversee projects related to Energy Management.
  5. Participate in reviews of design and construction documents for all new and renovation construction projects as a means to suggest equipment and design preferences that would maximize energy management and sustainability initiatives.
  6. Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with and serve as liaison with equipment suppliers; work with College procurement staff in initiating the bidding process for equipment upgrades and retrofits; review and recommend maintenance supply and equipment purchases to ensure that energy efficient replacements are specified; review vendor products pertaining to energy.
  7. Create and enhance strategies to integrate sustainability into operational and academic functions of the College and coordinate activity. Foster a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff and collaborate with the academic community to integrate sustainability into the curriculum.
  8. Monitor and report the college's annual greenhouse gas emissions. Work with the campus community to lower emissions; identify opportunities to meet carbon reduction goals.
  9. Develop internal (college) and external (community and region) communication strategies to convey information about campus energy management and sustainability efforts.
  10. Develop and direct energy management and sustainability outreach, orientation, and educational programs for residence halls and the College community.
  11. Generate and prepare ad hoc and other reports on energy management and sustainability efforts. Prepare specifications for additional energy management systems and utilize consultants to identify energy conservation measures. Compile, maintain, and file all energy reports, billings, and other required documents.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years relevant experience in mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering technology, or a related field with an emphasis on facilities management; knowledge and experience in sustainable practices, emerging technologies, and related industry trends; knowledge and experience in project management, energy management systems, various construction and building maintenance trades such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing and heating and structural maintenance, in-depth understanding of utility service providers; knowledge of utility distribution systems, ability to prepare requests for bids and negotiate contracts; demonstrated ability to read and understand building drawings/blueprints, architectural plans, and operational and maintenance manuals; excellent organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication skills, and proven ability to work with a diversity of individuals and groups across departments are required. Experience working in a college or university setting, LEED AP certification, and Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation are preferred.

Education: Minimum of bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Environment: Work of the Director is carried out within an accessible, safe, indoor and outdoor environment. May be required to work overtime, nights and weekends as needed.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

About Us
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

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