Green Job of the Day: Director, Office of Sustainability (The University of Iowa)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Director, Office of Sustainability
Organization: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Excerpts of the job announcement follows below.  The complete job announcement can be found at either of the following links (the second link contains job application instructions):

http://www.facilities.uiowa.edu/adminservices/hr/sustain.htm

http://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/pandsDetailDisplay.php?requisitionNumber=55659

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Director, Office of Sustainability
(Assistant Director of Facilities Management)

The University of Iowa is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Director of the Office of Sustainability (Assistant Director of Facilities Management). This position will be an institutional advocate, coordinator and communicator for campus sustainability initiatives and efforts. The position will be housed in the department of Facilities Management, under the direction of the Associate Vice President and Director, Facilities Management, with reporting responsibility to the University of Iowa Sustainability Steering Committee.

Basic Function and Responsibility
To serves as an institutional advocate, coordinator and communicator for campus sustainability initiatives and efforts.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Drawing upon the university’s established yet diverse work toward sustainability, start up and lead the University’s Office of Sustainability and coordinate the Sustainable Campus Initiative and related programs; Coordinate strong existing programs and develop new programs to promote sustainability and resource conservation through a systemic and collaborative approach.

Serve as sustainability awareness educator for the university community, coordinating outreach and education projects, advising student organizations, participating in relevant workshops and conferences, delivering guest presentations in courses that address sustainability issues, and contributing content on campus sustainability to University publications and media outreach; Advise the university community on the importance and feasibility of various on-going and future sustainability initiatives from both an ecological and financial perspective.

Implement or facilitate annual programs such as a Sustainability Week, Energy Expo, Residence Hall Challenges, Earth Day, Recyclemania, Waste Characterization, River Clean-up and/or other similar campus/community events.

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