Monday, September 14, 2015

Sustainability Specialist at Loyola University

Position #:8101754  
Job Type:Full-Time  
Job CategoryUniversity Staff  
FLSA Status:Exempt  
Department / School / CollegeInstitute Enviro & Sustainability (IES) - 03250A  
Is this partially or fully grant funded?No  
Duties and Responsibilities- Develops relationships with LUC and community stakeholders to advance the University Sustainability Plan toward Carbon Neutrality in the areas of:
- Transportation: promotes reduction of single occupancy vehicle usage; promote campus bike program.
- Waste Reduction: promotes recycling, composting and source reduction programs and activities.
- Food services with Aramark, Facilities, and the community: promotes sustainability such as waste reduction; composting; etc.
--- Purchasing: promotes sustainable purchasing practices across the university.
- Collaborates with University Department such as First-Year Experience and Residence Life in the development of the Green Learning Community seminars, and co-curricular activities.
- Develops and manages outreach programs and co-curricular activities that support the University's sustainability plan including: the Loyola Farmers' Market; Think Green and Give; Recyclemania; waste reduction; and documentary film series.
- Mobilizes and coordinates student and community volunteers who participate in environmental sustainability programs/activities and special events.
- Gives public talks, engages with diverse university audiences to share information and heighten awareness.
- Creates and distributes communication materials about sustainability.
- Assists undergraduate students and student groups in pursuing environmental academic and leadership experiences and projects serving as mentor and advisor.
- Builds new relationships and fosters existing relationships with local and regional partners.
- Performs related duties as required.  
Minimum Education or ExperienceBachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred. Three to five years of related work experience required.  
Certificates, credentials or licenses required to perform the duties of this position:None required, but certificates in renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, agriculture, landscaping or other sustainability skills are preferred.  
Computer Skills:- Advanced MS Word processing, MS Excel or Spreadsheets, MS PowerPoint and MS Access or Database Software.
- Adept user of Internet, e-mail and other office automation systems.
- Experience with graphics design / communications tools such as Adobe Illustrator, MS Publisher or other tools will be considered.  
Qualifications:- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong inter-personal skills to work with a diverse community faculty and staff employees, graduate and undergraduate students, and external community institutions.
- Must be self-directed, motivated, team-oriented, and able to work independently or collaborate with others on projects and programs.
- Must maintain professional approach, exercise objective judgement, maintain confidentiality, and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to mentor interns and other students.  
Does this job involve significant physical strain or activity? 
What unusual working conditions are associated with this job? 
CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore  
Job Open Date09-03-2015  
Job Close DateOpen Until Filled
Candidates Eligible to Apply?All Candidates  
Application Types AcceptedUniversity Staff Application  
Required Applicant DocumentsCV/Resume  
Optional Applicant DocumentsCover Letter
Other Document  
Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease provide your CV/Resume and a cover letter describing what specific experiences make you an appropriate candidate for this position.  
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