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Associate Director of Sustainability (hospitals/labs/zero waste/procurement)

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Associate Director of Sustainability (hospitals/labs/zero waste/procurement)

University of California Office of the President

Requisition Number: 20180029

Appointment Type: Staff - Career

Personnel Program: MSP

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Percentage of Time: 100

Organizational Area: Chief Operating Officer - Energy & Sustainability

Location: Oakland, CA

Posting Salary: Grade 24--$75,600 to $115,000 (Minimum to Midpoint)

Position Summary:
Under minimal general direction of the Director of Sustainability, the Associate Director for Sustainability is responsible for overall management of major elements of the system-wide sustainability program, including the development and implementation of actions plans for zero waste, sustainable water systems, environmentally preferable procurement, greening research laboratory operations, and greening UC's medical centers. The incumbent is also responsible for managing select programs and projects in support of the Carbon Neutrality Initiative, especially those related to medical centers and to procurement. These assignments are expected to evolve as the sustainability program grows and develops. Sustainability by its nature cuts across divisions, departments, and disciplines. Management responsibilities are complex and variable depending on the topic and assignment and will range from having sole responsibility, to being the managing team leader, to being key support for departmental and division leadership.

The Associate Director for Sustainability develops and implements system-wide strategies to achieve the University of California's system-wide sustainability goals in collaboration with other UC Office of the President (UCOP) staff and campus stakeholders. Working with system-wide working groups focused on implementing UC sustainability goals, the incumbent develops business cases for programs, conducts financial analysis, collaboratively coordinates strategic planning efforts, develops and implements system-wide financing and grant programs, and develops strategic partnerships with private, public, and nonprofit stakeholders.

The Associate Director for Sustainability monitors and analyzes sustainability-related state and federal legislation and regulations in the areas of waste, water, procurement, and healthcare facility requirements in particular. The incumbent leads efforts to establish, update, and implement University policy in these areas. The incumbent also creates and monitors sustainability performance metrics.

The Associate Director for Sustainability must have knowledge and experience in all aspects of sustainability, especially in carbon neutrality, zero waste, water conservation, sustainable procurement, and greening healthcare facilities, in order to act as a resource to UC's campuses, medical centers, and national laboratories. The incumbent must develop and maintain a working knowledge of the ratings, rankings and certifications that underpin the requirements in the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices, and must keep current on sustainability trends, issues, and best practices. The Associate Director for Sustainability conducts independent research, analysis, coordination, and reporting on a wide variety of issues relating to sustainability, and prepares and presents reports to campus leadership, UCOP leadership, and other groups as required on evolving issues and guidelines in UC sustainability initiatives. The incumbent serves as a liaison with administrators and staff at UCOP, the campuses, medical centers, national laboratories, and governmental agencies. The position also connects campus sustainability efforts to the educational and research mission of the University.

Special Conditions of Employment:
Travel
Travel outside of normal business hours

Other Special Conditions of Employment:
Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.

Job Close Date: 2-23-2018

Duties

Duty 10: Provides expertise and strategic guidance to support campuses in their development of action plans for areas including zero waste, sustainable water systems, environmentally preferable procurement, greening research laboratory operations, and greening UC's medical centers.

In coordination with campus stakeholders, develops and implements strategic actions plans for systemwide activities that enable campuses to achieve goals for zero waste, sustainable water systems, environmentally preferable procurement, greening research laboratory operations, and greening UC's medical centers.

Manages select programs and projects in support of the Carbon Neutrality Initiative, especially those related to medical centers and to procurement initiatives.

Identifies, develops, and facilitates implementation of complex system-wide initiatives and projects.

Working with system-wide working groups and other stakeholders, conducts financial analysis and develops business cases for programs.

Develops and implements system-wide financing and grant programs.

Leads development of applications for systemwide sustainability-related grants and advises individual campuses on sustainability-related grant applications.
Function:Program Management
Percent: 60

Duty 20: Acts as a subject matter expert and resource to support UC Policy on Sustainable Practices and other new sustainability initiatives as they are developed.

Keeps current on sustainability trends, issues, and best practices.
Provides strategic leadership and support for select sustainability working groups.

Creates and monitors sustainability performance metrics.
Maintains a working knowledge of the ratings, certifications, and
regulations that underpin guidelines in the UC Policy on sustainable Practices, including:
- Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System
- Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council rating system
- Zero Waste Facility Certification
- Healthy Hospitals Initiative
- The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems
Function:Policy Implementation
Percent: 30

Duty 30: Represents the UC system at conferences and presentations regarding efforts and achievements in sustainability.

Develops strategic partnerships with private, public, and nonprofit
stakeholders to support sustainability initiatives.

Prepares and presents training sessions and workshops for UC campus staff on sustainability topics.

Develops and maintains professional relationships with campus and OP stakeholders.

Connects campus sustainability efforts to the educational and research mission of the University.
Function:Outreach and Partnerships
Percent: 10

Job Requirements
Master's degree in business administration or sustainability management, or a closely related field.

Minimum of 10 years of experience and demonstrated knowledge in the area of environmental sustainability management and policy, specifically in the areas of climate action, water management, zero waste, sustainable procurement, and greening healthcare facilities.

Demonstrated experience starting new sustainability initiatives.

Demonstrated experience in developing business cases for sustainability programs.

An understanding of organizational behavior and cultural transformation.

Change management skills and experience.

Leadership Skills: Proven ability to foster collaborations across diverse constituencies in a large organization and inspire confidence and motivate groups to collectively meet common objectives. Strong experience in participatory leadership.

Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and represent the University at all levels of the organization, systemwide, and to external organizations.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain working relationships at all levels of the organization, across campuses and with external institutions and agencies.

Superior communication skills - written, verbal and interpersonal.

Demonstrated program and project management skills.

Excellent leadership and facilitation skills.

Ability to prioritize workload, and identify resources to perform the responsibilities of this position.

Demonstrated knowledge of general sustainability concepts and best practices, especially including zero waste, water management, sustainable procurement, greening healthcare facilities, greenhouse gas emissions reporting protocols, all LEED rating systems, etc.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, database programs and management.
Required

Related experience in higher education.

Related experience in healthcare organizations.

LEED accredited professional.

International Society of Sustainability Professionals - Certified Sustainability Professional.
Preferred

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: https://jobs.ucop.edu

About us
The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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Location: OaklandCA 94607
Document ID: AC043-3TAR  
Ad Number: 1161005
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time


Published in:  JobElephant
Published on: 2018-02-2002/20/2018
2018-03-22
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