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University Sustainability Coordinator (3 Year Appointment)

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Posting Date

5/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  University Sustainability Coordinator
UW System Title:  Administrative Program Specialist 

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Cabinet Liaison for Internal Affairs and has a dotted line to the Director of the Office of Sustainability and will provide leadership to the university in its sustainability practices in recognition of the long-standing environmental focus and history of UW-Green Bay with its reputation as the original “Eco-U.” At UW-Green Bay, sustainability is a core strategic priority. This position is primarily responsible for coordinating, and in some cases managing campus-wide sustainability initiatives with emphasis on the continuing integration of sustainability in the campus culture and all aspects of campus activities at all four campus locations. This person will be very active in engaging with the campus community as an advocate for improved sustainability performance and lowered environmental impact through strategic planning, project implementation, research, reporting, communication and public presentations. This position will work closely with the Sustainability Committee. 

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Director of the Office of Sustainability and the Sustainability Committee, develop a university climate action plan with clearly defined action steps toward achieving carbon neutrality on our campuses.
  • Guide the implementation of the climate action plan by setting milestones and interim deadlines for achieving our carbon neutrality goal.
  • Prepare annual greenhouse gas inventory and identify near-term opportunities for greenhouse gas reduction.
  • Identify additional mechanisms and indicators to track our progress.
  • Prepare progress reports and presentations for key stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with the Director of the Office of Sustainability and the Sustainability Committee, develop and implement a strategic plan for additional, prioritized sustainability efforts.
  • Engage with campus leadership to infuse sustainability in the educational experiences of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Support and look for ways to expand sustainability partnerships across the four campus locations, the local communities we serve, the Northeast Wisconsin region, and beyond.
  • Assist with collecting information and submitting required documents for accreditation under the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program.
  • Assist with meeting the requirements as a signatory to Second Nature.
  • Provide administrative support for campus sustainability activities and programs including but not limited to Earth Day, the Sustainable Development Goals Launch, and our Land-Based Teaching Center.


  • Bachelor's degree at time of application 
  • 2 years of relevant experience in sustainability-related areas 

  • Master's degree 
  • Bilingual, preferably in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Oneida
  • Sustainability-related leadership experience in a similar university, industry, or other multi-facility environment 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of land use techniques, pedestrian and transportation planning 
  • Familiarity with State regulatory compliance requirements related to public facilities 
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting organizational efforts to create and nurture a diverse and inclusive community

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Occasional travel to the additional campus locations will be necessary. 

Position is a full-time, three (3) year Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $55,000-$65,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "University Sustainability Coordinator (3 Year Appointment)"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Susan Grant Robinson
Phone: (920) 465-2208

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.