The Associated Students of CSU, Chico is recruiting for Sustainability Program Coordinator. This is a full-time, full-year (2080 hours), non-exempt position. The pay range begins at $21.00/hr; placement in range is dependent upon experience. The anticipated schedule for this position is 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Associated Students offers excellent benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance with a generous employer contribution toward the cost. Basic life, AD&D, and long term disability are fully employer paid. Retirement is offered through CalPERS. An employee contribution to this defined benefit plan is required in addition to a significant employer contribution.
The Associated Students (AS) is a comprehensive campus auxiliary corporation of CSU,Chico serving thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members through myriad student programs, services and business enterprises. With an annual budget of more than $21M, the AS operates residential and retail dining services, the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and administers the contract for the Wildcat Store (bookstore). Additionally, the AS offers a wide variety of services and programs such as: CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education), Child Development Lab, Adventure Outings, Sustainability and student government. Typically, the AS employs more than 100 full and part-time employees and more than 750 students.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.
Per CSU and Associated Students policy, all staff accessing campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (proof required) or have an approved exemption.
To be considered, you must submit an application in full and attach a resume and cover letter. This position is open until filled; applications reviewed upon receipt.
SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Under the guidance of the Director of AS Programs, the Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for assisting with, developing and coordinating sustainability standards and policies for the Associated Students (AS) by collaborating with individual AS departments to implement approved project plans and fostering a corporate-wide culture of environmental mindfulness allowing the integration of sustainability values and practices into the AS strategic plan and processes.
- Serves as the AS internal expert and consultant in areas related to sustainability.
- Develops a rubric of best sustainability practices for initial assessment and ongoing evaluation.
- Develops long and short-term strategic plans, recommending policy and organizational changes needed to advance sustainability initiatives within the AS.
- Collaborates with all areas of the corporation to develop and implement approved sustainability projects coordinating common goals and identifying opportunities between different departments.
- Regularly conducts a sustainability audit, compiles data, prepares sustainability indicators reports and disseminates outcomes including achievements, current efforts, and future focus areas for reducing environmental, social and economic impacts.
- Develops and maintains sustainability program manuals, policies and procedures.
- Coordinates with AS Marketing to promote AS sustainability efforts through website, social media, etc.
- Develops educational programs for the AS and conducts employee training workshops on environmental responsibility in an effort to promote sound corporate stewardship and commitment to sustainability.
- Selects, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates student staff
- Prepares and manages program budget to ensure the fiscal integrity of the student fee funds.
- Conducts ongoing and annual program assessment and evaluates compliance with sustainability legislation and University guidelines that support the campus sustainability agenda.
- Prepares and conducts presentations regarding sustainability issues to standing committees and the Board of Directors.
- Investigates alternative sources of funding, including grant opportunities and special projects.
- Serves as a resource to staff during design and planning of all new construction and renovation of AS facilities to integrate green design principles and building practices.
- Tracks relevant information and available resources, staying up to date with the rapidly changing field through publications, memberships, electronic services as well as formal and informal networks.
- Serves on AS designated campus wide committees in addition to serving as staff to the AS Sustainability
- Fund Allocation Committee (SFAC) for the allocation of project funds.
- Facilitates all stages of the SFAC request for funding process as required (i.e. workshops, marketing, meeting preparation, award processing, etc.).
- Responsible for developing comprehensive, unit-bearing internship opportunities.
- Represents AS Sustainability to the campus community, the public, and other organizations maintaining positive working relationships.
- Other duties may be assigned.
POSITIONS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED
Up to eight (8) student assistants and interns
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office and outdoor environment; exposure to wide variations in temperature and weather conditions; continuous contact with staff, campus community, and public.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; verbal and written communication. Ability to move throughout and between different departments and facilities in the organization.
Occasional off-site local fieldtrips
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
- Sustainability theories, practices and local, national and global initiatives.
- Sustainable business practices.
- Sustainability program requirements (federal, state and local statutes) as well as industry standards and trends.
- Collegiate sustainability programs within the State of California and nationally.
- Budget planning, development, and management.
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel and Word.
- Risk management practices and procedures.
- Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
- Public relations, marketing and promotions.
- Plan, develop, and implement a sustainability program for the Associated Students including managing program budgets
- Work autonomously with a high degree of creativity and leadership skills.
- Work cooperatively and effectively as a member of a team.
- Recruit, supervise, train, evaluate, advise and mentor staff and interns for all related activities and functions.
- Analyze programs, motivate employees and develop methods to achieve goals.
- Ensure that programs and events meet the needs of the AS and campus community.
- Demonstrate acute attention to detail through organization of data, maintenance of records and preparation of reports.
- Work well under pressure: meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the campus community, general public, co-workers, and those contacted during the course of work, demonstrating cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors at all times.
- Write grants, organize data, maintain records, and prepare written reports as well as oral presentations.
MINIMUM EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- One (1) year or part-time equivalent of professional experience coordinating student programs and initiatives (or equivalent), preferably at an institution of higher education.
- One (1) year in a lead or supervisory position.
- Demonstrated ability to propose, plan, implement and evaluate complex, collaborative projects.
Bachelor’s degree in environmental management and/or sustainability preferred.
- Possession of or ability to obtain a current and valid California Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
- Full vaccination status against COVID-19 or an approved medical or religious exemption per Associated Students policy.
- Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Associated Students will make a conditional offer of employment which may be rescinded if the background check reveals any 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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.
To apply for this job please visit as.csuchico.edu.