TITLE: Sustainability Manager
Under the direction of Facilities Management Services management, manages the day-to-day operations of PCC’s district wide sustainability programs. Develops policies, procedures and processes in support of academic programs and college operational sustainability efforts. Responds to inquiries and collaborates with college departments and business units. Integrates sustainability into all aspects of the college through working closely with students, volunteers, faculty, administrators, classified staff and the community at large.
The Sustainability Manager will work to align the college with the goals of the President’s Climate Commitment, the vision of the Climate Leadership Energy Taskforce (CELT), and sustainability initiatives; facilitate partnerships with all campus Sustainability Coordinator(s) and other campus specific sustainability initiatives in a manner that allows for creativity while maintaining district-wide consistency. The incumbent will collaborate closely with the Facilities Management Services Energy Resource Conservation Manager to develop and implement relevant education and outreach programming, disseminate updated information to the campus community, and maintain positive partnerships with outside organizations and industry in relation to energy management initiatives. The Sustainability Manager will partner with academic departments and industry to collaborate with academic personnel on curriculum that will provide students with solid pathways into green collar careers.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates the development of a district-wide sustainability program and effort which includes the implementation of PCC’s Climate Action Plan that involves collaboration and coordination with academic, business, and operational support of the PCC campuses. This involves working with students, faculty, administration and classified staff to develop strategic, tactical and fiscal plans in support of the program. Initiatives supported include the PCC’s Climate Commitment and e6 Net Zero projects.
2. Develops and recommends policies, procedures and processes related to sustainable practices at PCC. Ensures compliance with applicable local, state and national laws, regulations and standards. Works with PCC’s Energy Resource Manager to accomplish energy demand and consumption reductions, monitoring and reporting of carbon emissions, green house gas (GHG), and other reporting requirements.
3. Develops and maintains partnerships with other educational institutions, industry, government and communities to develop and deliver educational programs, demonstration projects, coordinate information, workshops and conferences involving sustainability efforts.
4. Serves on and leads district wide advisory groups and councils to provide assistance and guidance in program development in educational settings. Works in concert with Campus President(s), Deans, Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers across the PCC district in program development and implementation. Serves on PCC’s Sustainable Practices for Academics and Resource Council (SPARC) which encourages active sharing of sustainability information, input into curriculum development, supports grant applications and proposals, and acts as a point of reference for PCC facilities management integration.
5. Collects and analyzes complex data and information; prepares reports on sustainability initiatives relating to carbon foot print, carbon emissions, energy and fuels, and develops solutions to reduce PCC’s impact on the environment. Partners with the Energy Resource Conservation Manager in collecting, analyzing complex data and preparing reports for energy demand and consumption reduction and avoidance.
6. Coordinates with the Physical Plant Director regarding the sustainability program budget including developing budget proposals, justifying expenses and monitoring expenditures. Works with PCC Grants Office and others to identify potential grant sources and opportunities; initiates and coordinates the development of grant proposals and other funding sources that support the College’s Sustainable goals.
7. Represents the College to partners and the community in the area of sustainable practices and works with the Public Affairs Office to market the programs and activities of PCC’s sustainability programs. Serves as liaison with other departments within the College, the community, and external agencies in order to provide information on available resources, programs, and/or services.
8. Supports the hiring, training, supervision and oversight of employees involved in campus sustainability efforts at all campus locations. This involves facilitating efforts with Americorps employees and support volunteers that are involved in green teams at all campus locations as well as student positions with co-operative education and service learning programs with ASPCC & Sustainability Senators.
9. Coordinates professional development related to sustainability for internal and external constituents.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Environmental Studies or a related sustainability or environmental degree program. At least two (2) or more years of progressively responsible experience related to sustainability. Evidence of a strong passion for sustainability practices and experience in resource conservation, sustainability policy, practices, and processes is required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Advanced principles and practices in the area of resource conservation and sustainability;
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes;
- Utilities, facilities maintenance and operations infrastructure;
- LEED standards as related to new and renovation construction in facilities;
- Analytical methods and techniques;
- Budgeting principles and practices;
- Higher Education and student services;
- Strategic planning principles;
- Project management principles and practices;
- Supervisory principles.
Demonstrated Skill in:
- Supervising students, volunteers and staff;
- Collaborating with industry, relevant academic departments in discussing curriculum development, integrating sustainability into two year technical degrees, transfer credit programs, general coursework, and community education;
- Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules and regulations;
- Coordinating complex, multi-disciplinary projects involving multiple locations;
- Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
- Coordinating activities with internal and/or external groups and agencies;
- Recycling program development and implementation; developing alternative transportation programs, waste reduction programs and teaching and expanding learning opportunities through demonstration projects;
- Public speaking and presentation;
- Monitoring legal and regulatory changes;
- Developing, recommending, implementing, and monitoring policies and procedures;
- Communicating effectively through oral and written communication; using oral persuasion and written mediums allowing for open dialogue to occur;
- Preparing a variety of reports related to operational activities, including statistical analysis;
- Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting;
- Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactory.