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Associate Director, Office of Sustainability

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Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Associate Director, Office of Sustainability
Department Office of Sustainability
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This position directs and manages sustainability efforts of the University. The incumbent manages the daily operations of the Office of Sustainability, oversees program development and plans and directs events to raise awareness of sustainability. This position reports to the Director of Facilities Planning/University Architect.

Job Responsibilities

Develops sustainability programs and initiatives to educate and engage the University of Mississippi.

Oversees communication strategies for the Office of Sustainability.

Identifies sources of extramural funding and applies for such funding related to campus sustainability.

Develops budget and monitors expenses which includes creating reports detailing program spending.

Creates annual reports.

Coordinates the data collection efforts related to sustainability assessment at UM, such as the greenhouse gas inventory.

Develops projects, recruits and interviews, monitors progress and evaluates job performance for intern positions.

Provides professional mentoring and evaluates job performance for Office of Sustainability full-time staff.

Oversees planning and direction of events which include managing the budget, volunteer recruitment and communication efforts.

Establishes goals for the office and provides accountability for those goals.

Researches, drafts, and communicates new policies to the campus community.

Collaborates with departments to integrate sustainability content into curriculum and academic programs as well as sustainable practices into operations.

Promotes the University of Mississippi’s sustainability efforts within and outside the campus community.

Oversees the annual Green Week program and programs such as UM Composting, Green Grove, and Ole Miss Recycling, in conjunction with responsible operational units.

Facilitates institutional committees regarding aspects of sustainability on campus, in conjunction with other university staff, such as the UM Energy Committee and the Active Transportation Committee.

Serves as a liaison with the City of Oxford Committee on Sustainability, outside vendors, local organizations and groups.

Performs routine administrative tasks and similar or related duties, as assigned or required.

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Manages daily operations of the Office of Sustainability.

2. Provides supervision and guidance to staff.

3. Directs programs and events to raise awareness of sustainability.

4. Directs the integration of sustainability throughout campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

AND

Experience:
Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary $55,700/annually
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 05/18/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Clerical skills testing None

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have at least a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university and three (3) years of job related experience OR at least eleven (11) years of job related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * After reviewing the examples of work and the essential functions of this position, please describe the related experience (a minimum of three years) that you possess.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your supervisory experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * In your opinion, what would be some of the most important areas of sustainability for the university to address?

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter