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Sustainability Specialist

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 1/13/23

Job Description


Sustainability Specialist

Job No: 523155
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Sustainability Manager, the Sustainability Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating sustainability practices and programs across the university. The Sustainability Specialist will develop plans for achieving University sustainability goals, conduct analysis of current operations and practices, research best practices and areas for improvement, and create reports on sustainability efforts and initiatives. Sustainability programs include energy efficiency, water conservation projects, bike and pedestrian circulation, recycling and zero waste initiatives, campus and community engagement, and collaborative sustainability-focused academic projects.

The Incumbent will take a lead role in engaging students, faculty and staff in sustainability programs, initiatives, events, and training programs and will support the President's Commission on Sustainability and its various subcommittees to achieve university sustainability goals.

With limited supervision by the Sustainability Manager, the incumbent is responsible for developing and supporting efforts to work within and across all units and boundaries of the University to foster partnerships between academic programs and University administrations/operations to institutionalize sustainability values and resource conservation. This position takes a lead role in coordinating events, service learning, Campus as a Living Lab, and other outreach programs designed to raise awareness and increase stakeholder engagement in sustainability at CSULB.
Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate plans, programs and initiatives to meet campus sustainability needs.
  • Apply technical knowledge of sustainability evaluation criteria and standards to conduct data collection, tracking, and reporting related to sustainability programs, plans and assessments.
  • Support implementation and development of initiatives sponsored by the President's Commission on Sustainability (PCS), subcommittees and ad hoc working groups.
  • Maintain sustainability communications, events and outreach, awareness and education programs for the campus community.
  • Oversee recruitment, onboarding, training and supervision of student assistants and support student involvement in the sustainability program, initiatives, activities, class projects, and student groups/clubs.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to independently determine methods to meet sustainability goals and requirements on campus. Demonstrated knowledge of sustainability issues and concepts at the local, national, and global level. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing. Ability to develop and deliver presentations and papers in both informal and formal settings. Ability to work with various and diverse constituencies to identify issues, develop working relationships and consensus building to recognize common goals, implementing program initiatives and procedures/processes that advance the goals and values of sustainability. Demonstrated leadership abilities and record of success in program development, planning, implementation, and project management. Demonstrated skills in decision making, judgment, discretion, and confidentiality. Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to demonstrate capabilities in finding and applying for sustainability grants and funding. Knowledge and experience coordinating energy efficiency, water conservation) and waste reduction projects. Demonstrated experience recruiting, hiring, and supervising student assistants and Interns. Ability to maintain and report progress on multiple projects and tasks and adjust to short and often changing deadlines.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of related experience required.
Department

Beach Building Services
Classification

Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt II
Compensation

The salary range for this classification is $5,022 to $9,083 per month.
Benefits

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: http://daf.csulb.edu/offices/ppfm/police/statistics/index.html. Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to COVID19-Staff-Info@csulb.edu.
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.



Application Closes: Jan 04, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.