Monday, July 19, 2021

Sustainability Outreach and Communications Associate Job at UMD for May or Recent Grad

The Sustainability Associate will support the Office of Sustainability in managing outreach and communications programs that engage students living in residence halls and fraternity/sorority chapters in designed sustainability behavior programs as well as outreach to engage faculty, staff, and off campus students. The

Associate will directly support the Office of Sustainability Outreach Coordinator in carrying out two green housing programs: the Green Chapter Program in DFSL, and the Green Terp Program in DRL. The Associate will interact with and/or advise staff and students will collaborate as needed with staff in various offices, including but not limited to Resident Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Dining Services, Transportation Services, Living/Learning Programs, Facilities Management, and Residential Facilities. The Associate will also provide support and assistance to Office of Sustainability programs and initiatives including communications. This is a twelve-month contractual position with funding for one year and the prospect of continuing funding for additional years based on the successful implementation of programs. The position may require evening and weekend work.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Assist in managing the programming, scheduling, staffing, delivery, and assessment of the
campus sustainability outreach programs including the Green Terp Program, the Green Chapter
Program, and the Green Office Program.

Train, mentor and support the development of interns, ambassadors, volunteers, and student
leaders

Support communications efforts such as social media, newsletters, website, articles, and more

Encourage and support a culture of sustainability within UMD by assisting with activities, events,
programs, and educational opportunities

Support and collaborate with key program stakeholders in DFSLDRL, OS, and other partners on
sustainability programs, projects, and initiatives Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Education, Communications, or related field
required.

Experience:
At least one year of experience in developing and implementing environmental and/or sustainability
programs, behavior-change programs, environmental planning or policy, or related areas.

Experience in managing projects and demonstrated excellent verbal and written skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong communication skills including excellent writing skills and the ability to speak and present to small
groups of people.
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.
Ability to work independently, to be a team leader and to be a team member.
Ability to supervise and direct student interns.
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and to work with shifting priorities and
schedules.

Preferences:
Master’s or other advanced degrees in the above-listed areas or related fields preferred, such as Higher
Education/Student Affairs.
At least two or more years of experience in developing and implementing environmental sustainability
initiatives and projects; experience in teaching/presenting complex information. Experience in housing,
residence life, fraternity/sorority life, or student affairs.
Experience conducting and implementing sustainability programs at a college or university.

Apply by July 30, 2021 for best consideration