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The Sustainability Coordinator works collaboratively with Aramark, Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students to develop, coordinate, and promote effective sustainability initiatives to reduce the Institutes’ impact on the environment. Responsibilities include educating the Institute community about sustainability and coordinating campus dining programming and activities related to sustainability, performing research about sustainability, and annual reporting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
1. Works with all aspects of the residential and retail concepts on campus, to promote an understanding and awareness of sustainability issues by coordinating informational training and presentations and promoting energy and water conservation, waste minimization, recycling, sustainable building and landscape design, alternative transportation, procurement of green products, etc.
2. Serves a liaison between Aramark and various campus entities to assure communication and resource coordination for sustainability programs and projects.
3. Coordinates and compiles data for the ongoing Association for the Advancement of Sustainability for campus dining.
4. Implements and maintains internal sustainability training and programming including for our residential and retail concepts.
5. Creates promotional and educational materials by writing, editing, and designing content for brochures, fliers, bulletin board displays, newsletters, sustainability guides, and training materials.
6. Assists in defining sustainability goals and tracks performance metrics to assess program effectiveness.
7. Improves the effectiveness of the Georgia Tech Dining’s sustainability practices by monitoring best practices related to sustainability at the Institutes benchmark peer institutions and other select institutions and makes recommendations for new sustainability programming and modifications to existing programs.
8. Works with the Student Government Association (SGA) leadership focused on sustainability by facilitating and coordinating student sustainability initiatives and related funding and serving as a member of the SGA Sustainability Commission.
9. Serves on campus committees as assigned and attends meetings with external organizations to represent the Institute on sustainability issues.
10. Supports Facilities Management and other departments as appropriate in relation to implementing energy conservation and sustainability programs.
11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed.
13. Supports the overall success of the Institute’s sustainability efforts by performing all other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Bachelor’s degree in an environmentally-related discipline, such as physical, biological, or health sciences, engineering, sustainability or an appropriately related field is preferred.
Experience: Two and one-half years (thirty months) of experience developing, maintaining, and/or managing sustainability-based initiatives, processes, or programs involving the collection, analysis, and reporting of program data is required. Experience working with sustainability or environmental programs in higher education is preferred.
Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. The ability to work independently is required. Attention to detail is required. Initiative is required. The ability to work collaboratively with other individuals and volunteer groups is required. The ability to use Microsoft Office Suite to prepare Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and reports is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.