Swarthmore College Invites Nominations and Applications for the Position of Director of Sustainability

The Director of Sustainability provides leadership to the many distinct sustainability efforts on campus...

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Reporting directly to the President of the College, the Director will lead the College’s sustainability efforts, developing and implementing policies and programs to mitigate the College’s environmental impact and to build awareness of the connection between issues of sustainability and social justice. This includes helping to establish Swarthmore as a recognized leader in integrating sustainability into all aspects of the educational mission, operations, and institutional and community life/culture.


Below is a brief description of the position with instructions for applying and following is the link to the full position description, which represents the opportunity in much greater detail:
http://www.brillneumann.com/5483/swarthmore-college-director-of-sustainability/

Director of Sustainability, Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Sustainability. Reporting directly to the President of the College, the Director will lead the College’s sustainability efforts, developing and implementing policies and programs to mitigate the College’s environmental impact and to build awareness of the connection between issues of sustainability and social justice. This includes helping to establish Swarthmore as a recognized leader in integrating sustainability into all aspects of the educational mission, operations, and institutional and community life/culture. The Director of Sustainability provides leadership to the many distinct sustainability efforts on campus and fosters a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and the Board of Managers.

Swarthmore College is one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning. As a highly selective undergraduate residential liberal arts college with an exceptionally talented student body, Swarthmore provides a vigorous, engaging intellectual environment; comprising a vibrant and diverse community, it draws students from all 50 states and around the world. With abundant opportunities for close, meaningful engagement with faculty and staff, students graduate with the ability to translate the skills and understanding gained at Swarthmore into the mark they want to make on the world.

The successful candidate will be innovative and collaborative with excellent strategic, leadership, and team-building skills and will have broad knowledge of sustainability principles, best practices, and their application in the higher education/institutional environment. The new Director will be able to engage effectively with the academic and scholarly research work of the faculty and with the policies, practices, and goals of campus operations and student sustainability activities. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to the values and goals of Swarthmore’s private, residential liberal arts education and a desire to be an active and engaged member of the community. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in Architecture, Environmental or Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainability or a related field; at least five years of experience in sustainability or environmental technology; and comprehensive understanding of common practices and standards related to sustainability in higher education.

Please send applications (resume and letter of interest) to:

Andrew Evans and Amy Sugin
Brill Neumann Associates
Swarthmore_Sustainability@brillneumann.com

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