Classification Description

TITLE: Environmental Center Coordinator

CLASS: Academic Professional





The Environmental Center Coordinator is responsible for providing coordination and oversight for activities associated with the Environmental Center focusing on sustainability. Incumbents in this classification work independently in developing and implementing programs or activities for students and staff using the Center.  The Coordinator directs resources and activities for the Environmental Center including grant activities, student leadership development, community outreach, and assists with the development of faculty curricular projects related to the Sylvania Learning Garden.


1.Coordinate and facilitate activities for the Environmental Resource Center on campus.  Coordinate with counterparts at other campuses and centers when prioritizing annual campus events to minimize cross-campus event conflicts and to maximize use of campus resources. Prioritize and plan annual calendar of events to include lectures, demonstrations and workshops.  Develop and implement marketing strategies to champion awareness of services provided by the Center.

2. Engage College committees (e.g., the district Sustainable Practices and Resources Council, the district PSC Transportation and Recycling Subcommittees, the Sylvania Campus Green Team, and the Sylvania Campus Service Learning groups), faculty (e.g., through the Teaching Learning Center), staff and students (including ASPCC) to develop support for the Environmental Center’s long-term goals and strategies. Participates in committee meetings, including district meetings as directed by manager, outreach activities, and facilitates the development of one course per year utilizing center resources.

3. Design and facilitate programs and workshops focused on sustainability, specifically, in such areas as the learning garden. Deliver presentations to classes and businesses as requested. May teach a class(es) as assigned.  Assists with the development of educational materials that correlate with classroom curriculum.

4. Assist students in connecting studies with sustainability or environmental programs.  Foster relationships with community and state agencies as well as other college resources. Refer students to available services for further assistance.

5. Direct volunteers and may hire, train, evaluate and discharge student workers.  Process appropriate paperwork.

6. Monitor assigned budget. Plan and reconcile college expenditures; allocate and disburse funds; justify expenditures.

7.Support grant seeking efforts of faculty by providing historical information about the center and its activities.

8. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Work is primarily performed in an office environment.

Occasional lifting of materials that may weigh up to 50 pounds may occur. Some extended periods of sitting at a computer required.


Bachelor's degree in Sustainability, Life, Physical or Social Sciences or related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Demonstrated experience working in sustainability, environmental sciences or renewable resources for at least one year.


Knowledge and understanding of sustainable practices.

Knowledge of organic gardening.

Knowledge of general college policies and procedures.

Knowledge of Portland Community College programs.

Knowledge of student development and/or leadership.

Knowledge of the impact ethnicity, race, national origin, and gender have on communication and interaction.

Skill in operating a computer and various supporting software packages.

Skill in designing, writing, and editing promotional materials.

Skill in developing and facilitating effective training workshops.

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.

Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.

NEW: 12/11