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Coordinator for Sustainability Programs

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100763
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator for Sustainability Programs
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: VPSA-RL-Director Salary/L&A
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Coordinator for Sustainability Programs will organize and manage programs that engage students living in residence halls and departmental staff who work with these populations in sustainable behaviors to create a culture of sustainability in the residence halls. The Coordinator will interact with and/or advise staff and students in the Department of Resident Life and will collaborate as needed with staff in offices across campus including but not limited to Living & Learning Programs, Facilities Management, Residential Facilities, Residence Hall Association, Capstone On-Campus Management, and the Office of Sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Educational Administration, Environmental Studies, or related field. Minimum of two years full-time experience in college/university student affairs, residence hall management, or educational program management.


Three to four years’ experience. Strong communication skills including excellent writing skills and the ability to speak and present to large groups. Demonstrated understanding of, and experience with, methods, practices and procedures associated with campus sustainability. Proficient in the use of computer software programs and basic Microsoft Office products including Excel and PowerPoint. Strong interpersonal skills, working with diverse groups of individuals and building partnerships. Actively demonstrates an appreciation for and promotion of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion in all areas of work. Ability to work independently, to be a team leader and to be a team member. Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and to work with shifting priorities and schedules. Project planning experience involving complex environmental initiatives in a large, diverse setting. Knowledge of various social media applications and updating website content. Understanding of environmental best management practices within university settings.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

The Department of Resident Life actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls.

The starting salary for this position is in the high $40s to very low $50s and will depend on the candidate’s combination of skills and experience. Benefits include tuition remission, retirement programs, health insurance, and annual and sick leave. This is a twelve-month position.

Posting Date: 10/30/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Physical Demands

Conditions of Employment
Position may require occasional after hour presence to conduct or facilitate training sessions and/or programmatic efforts. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Physical demands
Normal office environment – Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negotiable amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Ability to travel around campus for meetings and to attend to duties.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master’s degree in Student Personnel, Educational Administration, Environmental Studies, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two years full-time experience in college/university student affairs, residence hall management, or educational program management?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com