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Job ID: 516225
Job Title:
Sustainability Specialist
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
July 12, 2022
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)
Link to Apply Online:
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    • Position Summary
    • (Classified as: Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Exempt II, Range 3)

      Full-time position available on or after September 1, 2022 for Sustainability.

      Under the general direction of the Manager of Energy and Sustainability, the Sustainability Analyst/Coordinator collaboratively establishes and implements campus priorities to move California State University Stanislaus and its community towards a more sustainable future. The incumbent fosters widespread student, staff, and faculty engagement in sustainability
      initiatives and scholarly activities. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the campus Sustainability Council to develop short and long-term goals for the campus that comply with existing and future policy directives from the Chancellor’s office and to coordinate activities associated with the campus’ membership with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The incumbent is responsible for providing outreach and guidance to academic programs, administrative units, and student organizations on integrating initiatives designed to fulfill the shared strategic commitment on sustainability.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Develop existing and initiate new programs to establish and strengthen sustainability principles and practices across the campus and work to foster collaboration among the areas of teaching, research, campus and vendor operations, student life and community service.
      • Manage the Sustainability program budget in alignment with, and in support of, the sustainability strategic plan and university strategic plan.
      • Collaborate and work with various administrators and departments to encourage and develop organizational, operational, and behavioral change and sustainable solutions.
      • Develop the University sustainability website to include information highlighting priorities and projects, academic resources, campus operations, Council for Sustainable Futures and student initiatives, and links to other organizations and websites related to sustainability.
      • Collaborate with the Council for Sustainable Futures, its affiliate working groups, and university administrators in defining campus sustainability goals and performance metrics in a strategic sustainability plan.
      • Support sustainability programming initiated and developed by students, faculty, and staff members.
      • Foster new ideas and concepts for sustainability programming themes and coordinate the expansion of existing sustainability programming as feasible.
      • Collaborate with University departments to develop and implement campus sustainability related projects in the areas of energy and buildings, environmental quality, purchasing, transportation, dining, waste and recycling, and water.
      • Review and contribute to bid packages and RFPs for projects on campus to ensure sustainability initiatives are considered in all projects and procurements.
      • Partner with auxiliary and student organizations to develop sustainability projects and plans.
      • Provide updates and presentations promoting Stanislaus State’s sustainability programs to a variety of stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, legislative representatives, and community groups.
      • Establish goals and metrics for measuring Stanislaus State’s sustainability performance using the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Strategic Tracking & Assessment Rating System.
      • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, use of best practices, document performance trends, and recommend and implements modification to improve program effectiveness.
      • Organize meetings and serve as a member of the Council for Sustainable Futures.
      • Collaborate with the Sustainability Faculty Fellows to co-author and co-present an annual Sustainability Report to the university administration.
      • Coordinate the annual call for Sustainability Faculty Fellows to serve with the Council for Sustainable Futures, secure faculty applications, and work with Faculty Affairs to arrange payment of faculty release time.
      • Manage the University’s CSU system-wide sustainability responsibilities including monthly coordination calls. Attend bi-annual summits, fulfill system-wide sustainability reporting responsibilities, share best practices and collaborate with the Chancellor’s office and other CSUs on system-wide sustainability initiatives.
      • Attend professional meetings and conferences as appropriate; interface with other universities and external organizations to develop and enhance cooperative efforts.
      • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, develop professional contacts with colleagues, attend professional development courses, and attend training and/or courses as directed.
      • Recruit, interview, hire and lead student interns performing research, development, implementation and outreach work on sustainability projects with well-defined deliverables.
      • Develop and co-facilitate a Teaching Sustainability Faculty Learning Community with a tenure/tenure track faculty member once per semester.
      • Facilitate the use of the campus as a living laboratory and model for experimental education to equip students to meet global challenges, research and outreach that creates sustainable solutions, and implementation of initiatives that advance the university.
      • Research and identify grant writing and other funding opportunities in support of expanded campus sustainability efforts.
      • Coordinate and/or support public relations for and communication of university sustainability programs and initiatives working with the student newspaper, giving presentations, web content development, social media and video design, and responding to inquiries.
      • Support the Council for Sustainable Futures as the main coordinator and author of sustainability planning efforts such as the Sustainability Strategic Plan.
      • Manage the University’s AASHE STARS reporting responsibilities including working across campus to update STARS credits with current information on an ongoing basis, submitting completed reports to AASHE every three years, and providing annual summaries of the current campus report to the Princeton Review Green Guide.
      • Research and maintain working knowledge of sustainability best practices at peer institutions across the state and nation.
      • Other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: A bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

      Experience: Minimum of five years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Minimum of five years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • General knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods.
      • Knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental concepts.
      • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the work group and serve as a liaison for the organizational unit.
      • Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to the applicable program and/or administrative specialty.
      • Working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis and techniques.
      • Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures.
      • Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
      • Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
      • Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications.
      • Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment.
      • Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction.
      • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations.
      • Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management.
      • Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and systems analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.
      • Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
      • Ability to work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations.
      • Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups.
      • Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.

    • Special Conditions
    • 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. The systemwide policy can be found at:

    • Physical Requirements
    • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Sitting for several hours per day.
      • Mobility to physically visit various and campus locations and travel to off campus locations.
      • Operate a computer and other job-related equipment; and communicate on the telephone.

    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $4,693 – $5,397 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Admin Analyst/Specialist, Exempt II 12 Mo range: $4,693 - $8,489 per month)

    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Bargaining Unit: 9 Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER JULY 27, 2022 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) 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.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.