Sustainability Education Related Jobs & Internships

The University of Missouri – Columbia is looking to fill a manger position within the Sustainability Office.  This is the link to apply:
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITYTo develop, promote, coordinate and integrate sustainability efforts across the campus to position the campus as a leader in sustainability thought, practice and education.  Communicate efforts and successes in incorporating sustainability principles into campus operations.CHARACTERISTIC DUTIESResearch and document sustainability issues on the campus.  Create and maintain sustainability indicators, such as energy and natural resources usage, waste generation and recycling.Develop recommendations for sustainability plans, programs and policies in cooperation with faculty, staff, students and appropriate campus committees, assessing cost effectiveness, technical feasibility and means of achieving acceptance.

Generate detailed project implementation plans.  Facilitate the implementation of sustainability plans across the campus.

Manage sustainability issues with faculty, staff, students and appropriate campus committees and work to implement projects and activities.

Research, identify, write, secure and administer grants in support of sustainability efforts.

Provide communication to the campus and local community on sustainability issues in order to generate an awareness of, appreciation for, and participation in sustainability efforts and successes.

Document and evaluate sustainability activities across the campus.  Work with existing programs to support sustainability efforts.

Initiate and coordinate a composting program, diverting organic matter and fly ash from several campus sources; supervise the operation of the compost site to produce high quality ‘artificial’ soils or alternate usable materials.

Manage efforts to increase the amount of waste materials recycled; plan, conduct and coordinate promotional activities, programs and training to increase awareness and improve participation; monitor recycling program and serve as liaison between the University and the recycling vendor(s); monitor recycling markets and evaluate marketing options;

Prepare periodic and special reports, management plans and public relations materials.

Prepare, monitor and reconcile budgets, approve expenditures; reduce solid waste expenses and minimize future increases.

Salary: $45,600 – $65,000

Shift: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in related field or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. A master’s degree is preferred.

Minimum of four years of experience in a related field is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts or related area, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

Five years’ experience with energy management, conservation, solid waste management, recycling, building design and construction and alternative transportation, including knowledge of environmental regulations is required.

Experience with the methods and practices of public presentations, public relations and training presentations is required.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified person with a disability.  For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-882-5835

Weber State University, located in Ogden, Utah, is hiring an Academic Sustainability Coordinator (see link to position announcement below).

WSU is a beautiful campus located right on the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains (about 35 miles from Salt Lake City). If you love to hike, ski, and be outdoors, this is the place to be!

The University of the South is seeking a University Farm Manager
Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2015.

Rachel Petropoulos
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Program Coordinator

Stories of what has been happening on our Farm can be found here.

Below is the job posting and the URL for the job description.

Farm Manager
The University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee, seeks a University Farm Manager to fill a key role in supporting the continued development of a college farm, where students are able to participate physically and intellectually. The University Farm Manager will also enhance student learning through demonstration and presentation of agroecological concepts and a wide range of organic food production/consumption skills with an emphasis on integration with the academic program.

The University Farm Manager shall create a welcoming atmosphere for student participation, keep accurate records, cultivate community partners and supporters, provide material and logistical support regarding University farming endeavors. The focus of the farm operation includes: student organic garden and orchard and possible production scale fruits and vegetables for dining services; animal husbandry for educational farm operation and possible food production.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (preferred) and a minimum of five years’ experience in small scale farm production and/or farming with an educational component. Candidate must possess leadership skills and be able to work with a broad spectrum of individuals. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications.

The University Farm is a key component of Sewanee’s exciting and burgeoning Sustainability program.

The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre domain on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse campus environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity educational institution and welcome all qualified applicants without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

The selection process will begin immediately. Potential candidates must submit their credentials by January 20, 2015. Questions may be addressed to Marvin Pate, Director of Sustainability Integration ( Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references

Ohio University is pleased to announce a position opening for the Director of Utilities:

The Director of Utilities will lead, promote, and direct a comprehensive, customer sensitive unit which manages all utility infrastructures and energy conservation efforts on campus. As such, the Director will contribute significantly to the overall direction of the delivery of facilities services to the entire campus with specific responsibility for the supply and distribution of utilities, which include steam, chilled water, electric, potable water, sanitary and storm sewer collection. As a key steward of the university’s utilities infrastructure, the Director is responsible for every aspect of the management of all associated production facilities, distribution systems, and capital projects. All employees are accountable for supporting the Ohio University’s values of community, character, civility, citizenship and integrity; and commitment supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.

Read more or apply online:

Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. Accomplished through a variety of initiatives including the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) a program with over 680 colleges and universities where the presidents have committed to carbon neutrality and climate action on their campuses.Second Nature is seeking applicants for internships that may focus on any of the following tasks based on the applicant’s area of interest:

  • Support member institutions with meeting their sustainability and resilience goals, with a focus on programs with minority-serving institutions
  • Assist with recruitment activities for new and existing members
  • Perform research and analysis of current programs to optimize member services and develop new resources for member institutions, utilizing our unique datasets
  • Assist with communications and outreach
  • Provide support for grant submission and corporate engagement initiatives
  • CRM database management and data entry

Knowledge of sustainability and resilience issues, a passion for supporting under-resourced organizations and the ability to contribute to the growth of the organization through new skills, insights, and creative ideas are musts. Outstanding candidates may possess some of the following: research and data analysis skills; excellent writing and communication skills; knowledge of Salesforce or other customer management software; experience developing corporate relationships and external fundraising; an advanced understanding of the ACUPCC (including experience with greenhouse gas inventories and/or climate action planning); and in-depth knowledge and passion for climate leadership issues relevant to higher education.

Position Details: Second Nature offers a dynamic and creative work environment with a customized experience for each intern designed to be challenging and build desired skill-sets. These positions have a flexible work schedule with approximately a 4-5 month, 15-20 hour a week commitment. Interns will have direct supervision from Second Nature staff beginning in Jan/February 2015 and ending April/May 2015, both local and remote options are available. This is a paid internship, and can also be completed for credit.

Who Should Apply: Students at all post-secondary institutions– including graduate level, bachelor’s and associates students– are invited to apply. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty & Staff: Please forward this application to students that may be a good fit for this experience.

How to Apply: Please fill out the form online. Upload a Resume & Cover Letter. Direct your cover letter to: Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, Director of ACUPCC Inititaitves. In your cover letter please address what you hope to gain from an internship with Second Nature, your primary interest areas, and what relevant experiences you may have.

Breakthrough Institute

Want to join a new generation of thinkers and writers who are finding pragmatic solutions to today’s greatest challenges in the areas of energy, the environment, and innovation? Breakthrough Generation is a highly competitive, paid 10-week fellowship open to recent college graduates and postgraduates. We are now accepting applications for summer 2015. Learn more about the program and apply here. Feel free to share our posting with your networks as well.

University of Vermont — Sustainability Studies and Global Environmental Equity faculty positions and Environmental Program Director

The Rubenstein School of Environmentand Natural Resources and the Environmental Program of the University of Vermont invite applications to fill three tenure track positions within a broad theme of sustainability studies and global environmental equity.The positions are expected to complement existing faculty strengths in three areas of expertise:

  1. sustainability policy and/or behavior with a focus on energy,climate,transportation,food or interrelated arenas;
  2. sustainability values, community/social aspects of resilience,health,and well-being;
  3. sustainability education and communication

READ more about the job descriptions:

  1. Announcement:
  2. Faculty positions:
  3. Environmental Program Director:
  4. Teaching Needs:
  5. Apply at:

For further information, see the Rubenstein School and Environmental Program websites or contact, co-chairs, and

Emory’s Office of Sustainability is hiring a Sustainability Program Coordinator.

All interested applications should send a resume and cover letter to Ciannat Howett at

Sustainability Program Coordinator Job description:

Collaborates with the Director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, university committees, and campus groups in fulfilling Emory’s sustainability vision. Develops and executes work plans in various areas of sustainability. Assists with annual sustainability report cards and quarterly updates, oversees the Residence Hall Association Sustainability Chairs program, addresses behavior modifications in graduate and undergraduate students and staff to achieve Emory’s Sustainability Vision and Climate Action Plan goals, and organizes the Student Sustainability Forum. Provides guidance and support to sustainability-related student groups, staff sustainability events, and supports coordination of annual student-focused events, such as Green Networking Night, New Student Orientation, Earth Day, Campus Sustainability Day, Commencement and Energy Competition. Manages student internship program and leads students in finding ways to reduce environmental impacts from student life. Manages Sustainability Incentives Fund and supports occasional grant writing and management. Represents the sustainability initiative at school-wide forums and area sustainability committees, initiates and maintains relationships, and serves as a liaison with various campus groups. Coordinates marketing needs and manages newsletter and web-based communication efforts. Helps maintain social media and website presence. Plans and leads meetings, identifies priorities, delegates action items, manages campaigns and outcomes and communicates with team about campus-wide efforts. Supports sustainable food initiatives by serving on Sustainable Food Committee, overseeing farmers market intern, implementing educational opportunities, coordinating volunteers at the Depot Educational Garden and collaborates on Dining waste-management efforts. Performs related responsibilities as required.

Northern Arizona University

The Masters Program in Sustainable Communities (SUS) and the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (SESES) invite applications for a joint position at the Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenure track or tenured) level.   We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who will contribute to research, teaching and practice that blends social science/inquiry with natural science approaches to understanding and development of food and water systems.  The ideal candidate will have interest and evidence ability to connect scholarship with practice in diverse food producing and consuming communities in the water-stressed Southwest, in which food and water security, food sovereignty, and ecological resilience are critical issues.   The successful candidate will have interdisciplinary experience and training across the social and natural sciences with a focus in sustainable food and/or water systems. We welcome applicants with training and research experience in a variety of fields as they pertain to sustainable food and water systems, including but not limited to: agroecology, anthropology, economics, ethnobotany, food security, geography, policy and governance, small farm viability, social and food justice, sociology, and sustainable development. We seek candidates who will complement existing expertise in SUS and in SESES and who are eager to work in interdisciplinary teams towards the development and understanding of sustainable food/water systems. We will give high priority to candidates who will contribute to growing our Masters in Sustainable Communities and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Sustainability.

Please follow this link for more information.

Lecturer and Program management Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( seeks applications for a full-time (9-month academic-year) non-tenure-track appointment as Lecturer in Renewable Energy & Sustainability. The initial appointment will be for two years but is renewable based on performance and program need.

The position will emphasize undergraduate teaching utilizing team-based learning strategies and program management. Candidates should care deeply about undergraduate education, and be a teacher, mentor, and scientist whose interests are broad and support the pedagogy that allows students to gain the ability to analyze and solve environmental problems.Teaching responsibilities include: developing and implementing two 1-credit undergraduate seminars, developing and teaching a new introductory course in Sustainable Energy, an upper level course in Environmental Leadership, and two additional courses focused on renewable energy systems and energy politics & policy.Program management responsibilities will include:advising students; coordinating student advising by faculty; recruiting students; coordinating course scheduling; managing program information and website; maintaining student academic record files; interacting with honors program and Registrar’s Office to manage degree requirements; and organizing and maintaining information for majors concerning scholarships, internships and job opportunities. Work outside of regular hours (2-3 times per semester) is required to assist with Campus Open House activities; summer advising and teaching opportunities may be available.  Candidates must have an M.S., and preferably a Ph.D., in a field closely related to renewable energy and sustainability, addressing the interdisciplinary implications of energy supply and use from their economic, policy, planning and environmental aspects; evidence of excellence in teaching, especially with active and student-centered learning pedagogies; and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations/students. Individuals should have experience in academic program development and administration, and teaching, research, and service that is related to the field of Sustainability Science and low carbon energy, preferably focused on the implications of energy supply and use from economic, social, planning and environmental aspects. A candidate must demonstrate excellence in written and verbal communication.

Successful applicants will serve, as do all other faculty, as a mentor to minorities and other underrepresented groups within the Department. The University of Massachusetts Amherst places special emphases on faculty-student interaction and a commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statements of teaching goals, and the names, addresses and contact information of three references. Materials should be submitted online to:

Specific questions about this search can be directed to Timothy Randhir, Chair (

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