Director of the Sustainability Office
Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona

Posted in Education and Training

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Pima Community College 

Pima Community College Named 5th Best Employer to Work for in Arizona

Position Title: Director of the Sustainability Office

Department: District Office

Starting Rate: Band 9 - $84,800 - $112,400 

Closed Date: Open Until Filled, Next Review Date: September 23, 2022 5:00 PM Arizona Time

Position Summary:

The Director of the Sustainability Office is a full-time position responsible for developing and implementing a sustainability program at the College. They are charged with leading the implementation of key aspects of the College's Climate Action and Sustainability Plan, including leading work to position the College for certification through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. They will promote sustainability and climate-action college-wide and lead training on related topics. They will also assist the Chief Strategy Officer to ensure strategic priorities at the College are pursued in a climate aware and sustainable way. They will directly contribute to the College's target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, with the ultimate goal to establish a roadmap to net-zero emissions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops a roadmap that will lead to PCC becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emitting institution
  • Coordinates and leads the implementation of the College's Climate Action and Sustainability Plan
  • Highlights and promotes the connections between the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability and the College's mission
  • Partners closely with climate subject-matter experts and the College's broader Climate Planning Team to prioritize problems and solutions and develop strategies to create ownership, accountability, and follow-through from internal teams
  • Provides support and recommendations to the Chief Strategy Officer to align PCC strategic priorities with sustainable practices
  • Develops and maintains the College's greenhouse gas accounting, including reporting to the external group Second Nature
  • Leverages the AASHE STARS framework to identify sustainability focus areas, collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify areas for attention and embed the priority actions into unit plans, through the College's Institutional Quality process; Advocate for sustainability priorities to build participation and raise awareness
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce energy use through day-to-day actions and advocate for change
  • Reviews and monitors PCC policies to identify any needed changes to prioritize sustainability
  • Collaborates with Academics on the integration of climate change and sustainability into the curriculum
  • Promotes sustainability through the development of professional development for employees to include both sustainability in the workplace and personal steps that people can take
  • Implements an annual Earth Day challenge to engage employees in taking meaningful action
  • Collaborates with the Facilities Department on energy reduction
  • Collaborates with Student Affairs on the development and implementation of engagement efforts with learners to support meaningful action
  • Develops sustainability partnerships with the community and helps align PCC efforts with priorities in the wider community
  • Serves as a trusted resource on all matters related to sustainability
  • Engages in and promotes PCC's culture of diversity and inclusion, encompassing individuals of any heritage, identity, status or orientation and clearly communicates the links between climate change and social justice
  • Stays current on climate action, resiliency and environmental best practices
  • Maintains a working knowledge of federal and State legislation pertaining to climate action, resiliency and environmental justice and reports on the impact to management

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in an Environmental or closely related field and
  • Understanding of current sustainability best practices and the ability to apply them in the higher education space and
  • Five years or more of work experience in an environmental/sustainability role
  • Candidates who possess similar minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply and should describe in detail the work experience and education you regard as establishing the equivalency
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Experience with one or more greenhouse gas accounting tools
  • Experience with sustainability in higher education
  • A commitment to environmental justice
  • The ability to build collaborative and respectful working relationships with diverse operational units
  • Demonstrated capacity to identify and cultivate opportunities that energize sustainability-related activities
  • Strong background in sustainability practices
  • Results-oriented, with a high sense of agility and urgency; responds positively to changes in work priorities
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency
  • Strong work ethic, tenacity, and resilience
  • Ability to make connections from sustainability practices to the implementation of College strategic priorities
  • Excellent analytical, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be a strong leader inspiring effective teamwork within a matrix organization
  • Strong organizational and task management skills.
  • Solution-oriented approach to problems
  • Aware of current trends in the area of responsibility.
  • Budget management skills
  • Knowledge of any applicable local, state and federal laws and compliance requirements
  • Ability to analyze complex situations
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating employees
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills - both written and oral - including the ability to share technical or complex information with a non-technical audience
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders including senior leaders, unit directors and front-line staff; able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships

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