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Sustainability Coordinator, Colby College

Founded in 1813, Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is one of the nation's oldest and best independent liberal arts colleges, enrolling approximately 1,825 students. Colby is a national leader in research and project-based undergraduate learning, and the depth of student-faculty interaction and collaboration is unparalleled. Colby embraces and honors a 200 year tradition of fostering intellectual and personal growth with graduates emerging as conscientious, committed, courageous and inspired leaders ready to make a profound impact on their world. Colby invites applications for the position of:

The Sustainability Coordinator plays a key role in coordinating Colby's sustainability programs by integrating College operations with academic programs, student and faculty research, and civic engagement. Sustainability and conservation are core values and strategic priorities at Colby, and the coordinator will work with administrators, faculty, students, and staff to identify, develop, implement, and promote collaborative strategies that advance these core values and strategic goals of the College's educational mission.

Primary responsibilities include fostering a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff; identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability efforts; planning and developing long- and short-range programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus departments and offices.

The coordinator serves as an important member of the College's administrative staff, reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Treasurer.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. Five years experience in management, sustainability or related programs or equivalent education background required. Knowledge of sustainability theories and practices and local, national, and global sustainability and environmental initiatives. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and the capacity to undertake multiple assignments are essential. Ability to work with diverse academic community and creatively overcome obstacles through collaboration required.

Interested candidates may apply electronically or please submit your letter of application, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three references to:

Search Committee -Sustainability Coordinator
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

To apply electronically send to hr@colby.edu. If you choose to apply electronically you do not need to send duplicate copies by U.S. Mail. If your electronic materials are unreadable we will notify you promptly.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.

For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu.