Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Building Services. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position coordinates implementation and tracking of components of the University’s Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations with focuses in Energy, Operations, Construction, Transportation, Grounds, Dining, Outreach, and Communications. The position may supervise student interns.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Facilitate the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations in collaboration with the Planner I; convene OFMD partners to develop and implement action plans; collect data to evaluate success of efforts; and develop reports that communicate progress.
Assist in the expansion and development of new outreach programs and initiatives, including the Green Office program, Green Cup, Earth Week, Food Week, community donation efforts, and others. Provide planning and execution support for special events, conferences, and programs hosted by Office of Sustainability and campus partners.
Work with the OFMD Communications Manager to plan and coordinate the School of Medical School’s Sustainability marketing and communications. Develop marketing/communications materials in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability staff and other campus partners, including newsletters, social media posts, website, marketing materials for events, year-end report, and others.
Work with campus partners (food service/catering, student environmental group, Human Resources, and more) to further sustainability initiatives, including: Farmer’s Market and CSA, sustainable food, composting, student trainings and presentations, and more.
Build and maintain a contact database that will support communication efforts and volunteer support.
Plan and execute virtual and in-person events and trainings to continue building the culture of sustainability within OFMD, WUSM, and our local region. Attend tabling events and coordinate presentations to further promote programs and events.
Provide support the Planner I on the Green Labs Program development and outreach activities.
May supervise intern teams working in the areas of alternative transportation, food, and marketing/communications. Assign and guide weekly responsibilities, provide professional development opportunities, and conduct semester reviews.
Other duties as assigned.
High school degree or equivalent high school certification and three years’ related experience or bachelor’s degree in sustainability, communications, environmental science or related field and one year of related experience.
Master’s degree in sustainability, communications, environmental science or related field.
Knowledge of a variety of sustainability domains, including transportation, food systems, energy, waste, landscape, and water.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to develop a range of public-facing communications tools, such as newsletters and print materials.
Demonstrated success working in group settings, particularly with students, building buy-in and providing leadership to accomplish projects.
Experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders, facilitating meetings, planning events, and overseeing projects.
Systems thinker with the ability and interest in creatively problem-solving multi-faceted challenges.
Analytical with the skills to research best practices and underlying evidence.
Eagerness to acquire new knowledge.
Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Job Location/Working Conditions:
The employee will work in an office setting with frequent trips to meetings on the Danforth campus and occasional meetings on North Campus, West Campus, and the School of Medicine. The employee will often be involved in outreach/tabling activities that will require lifting and transporting up to 50 pounds. Access to and willingness to use a bicycle for transportation to meetings is a plus. Occasional evening and weekend hours.
The hiring range for this position is $19.18 - $24.47 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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