About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: The Associate Vice President - Sustainability will have the administrative and supervisory responsibility for the operation and coordination of the university's Sustainability and energy management efforts. Working closely with the Campus Planning and Development team, the position will direct and oversee the development and execution of a broad-based, university-wide strategic sustainability initiatives, integrating sustainability throughout the university's facilities.
Northeastern 2025 and the impact of Sustainability and Resiliency
Partnerships that focus on Engagement, Education, and Outreach as a function of developing a campus culture
Media and Communications to advance broad internal and external understanding of Northeastern Sustainability commitments.
Climate Action Plan & Renewable Energy Projects that leads the transformation of Northeastern to a carbon and climate neutral campus
Work in partnership to lead the Campus Sustainability Office and serve on the management team of Facilities Management Department Other Responsibilities include:
Research environmental sustainability issues, concerns, or stakeholder interests.
Propose and implement organizational process or policy changes.
Identify and evaluate pilot projects or programs to enhance the sustainability research agenda that is driven by the provost and the academic mission.
Direct organizational operations, projects, or services to include supervising workers performing environmentally sustainable activities as well as employees or volunteers working on sustainability projects.
Oversee and direct sustainability program operations to ensure compliance with environmental or governmental regulations.
Identify educational, training, or other development opportunities for sustainability employees or volunteers.
Develop or execute strategies to address issues such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design, and environmental concerns.
Oversee and direct sustainability program operations to ensure compliance with environmental or governmental regulations. Review sustainability program objectives, progress, or status to ensure compliance with policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
Write and distribute financial or environmental impact reports. Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets. Prepare operational progress or status reports.
Develop methodologies to assess the viability or success of sustainability initiatives that are put forward by the sustainability task force.
Develop, or oversee the development of, marketing or outreach media for sustainability projects or events.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering or Similar. Masters Degree Preferred.
10-15 Years of experience
Formal Training in Environmental Science or Engineering or Commensurate experience
Program Planning Experience
Leadership Development Experience
Ability to Facility interaction between multiple stakeholders
Develop Strategic Initiatives within complex environments.
Must be self-directed with proven effectiveness and team leadership
Demonstrated ability to create documentation of plans and outreach deliverables.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.