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Assistant Director of Sustainability

May 10, 2012 - May 31, 2012
Location:Greencastle, IN
Employment Type:Full-time
Department:Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Description:Sustainability is both an institutional commitment and a community value, exercised daily as DePauw University pursues our commitment to carbon neutrality by 2040. The Office for Sustainability seeks an individual to work with the Sustainability Director to lead day-to-day activities of the Sustainability program at DePauw. We are seeking a thoughtful, reflective individual with an understanding of the urgency of anthropogenic climate disruption and a passion for sustainable solutions that support our education mission. This position will report to and work closely with DePauw’s Sustainability Director; and will engage and empower our campus and community toward becoming more socially, economically, and environmentally just.
Duties:Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Engage all campus sectors in broad, interdisciplinary conversation about sustainability and DePauw’s role in responding to the related challenges in the 21st century
• Coordinate sustainability efforts with the Campus Master Plan, the Capital Campaign, and Facilities Management priorities
• Facilitate DePauw’s leadership in community, regional, and national networks, including the Indiana Green Campus Network (IGCN) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
o Present DePauw’s progress at regional and national conferences
• Work closely with DePauw’s Undergraduate Sustainability Interns and our Eco-Reps
• Upon request, work with faculty and/or students in sustainability-related classes; and make presentations in those classes
• Cultivate student leadership by mentoring student organizations (e.g., the DePauw Environmental Club) and individual students
• Work with Facilities Management to improve tracking and analysis of utility use to develop behavior change campaigns and informed proposals for utility efficiency projects
• Coordinate these year-round programs:
o Eco-Reps
o Greenhouse gas emissions inventory updates
o Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) inventory updates
o Building Dashboards
o Community bike-share
• Coordinate these once-a-year projects:
o Start Green
o Energy Wars
o Earth Week
o Move Out Days
o RecycleMania!
Qualifications:• Must have a commitment to the values associated with a nationally respected, residential liberal arts university
• Must be an individual who is highly engaged with sustainability issues
• Must have exemplary interpersonal skills to communicate the urgent, challenging nature of sustainability to campus and community stakeholders
• Must have 6-12 months of higher education sustainability experience; more experience is preferred
• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in an environmental or sustainability-related field
• Must be able to work individually and within a team
• Must have or be able to obtain a valid IN driver’s license
• Must be willing to work after regular office hours, as needed
• Must be willing to travel occasionally
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; and knowledge of DropBox, GoogleApps, Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop is a plus

The closing date on this posting represents a target date for completion of the search process. It is only an estimate and circumstances may result in the closing date being extended or, conversely, the position being closed earlier than the posted date. If you are interested in being considered for this position, you are encouraged to apply as quickly as possible

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