Employment Opportunity with Cornell Campus Sustainability Office

Sustainability Communications and Business Integration Specialist

 Local area teachers tour the Solar Farm on Snyder Road (University Photography/Jason Koski)
Local area teachers tour the Solar Farm on Snyder Road (University Photography/Jason Koski)

Do you have expertise in communication and sustainability and would like to work for a progressive employer who values professional development/continuous learning and promotes a balanced work/life style? The Cornell Campus Sustainability Office is conducting a search for a Sustainability Communications and Business Integration Specialist

Department Background
The Campus Sustainability Office empowers, equips, and engages our diverse partners to catalyze a sustainable campus transformation. We envision Cornell University as a carbon neutral, living laboratory for sustainability innovation; a place where every Cornellian can make a positive impact on social, environmental, and economic progress. To learn more click here.

Rewards and Benefits

  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, childcare and adoption assistance, and parental leave.
  • Impressive educational benefits, including: tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
  • Competitive compensation, health insurance, and a retirement plan with generous employer contribution.
  • Generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day). For more information, visit Benefits at Cornell.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enable the sustainable campus transformation through core business integration and capacity building, and creating a broad awareness of Cornell's sustainability activities and contributions. Provide management and support for the University to advance operational and programmatic sustainability efforts across campus, and to create a “living laboratory” to engage students and faculty.
  • Communications: Manage strategic communication and publicity efforts to advance broad internal and external understanding and awareness of Cornell sustainability efforts.
  • President’s Sustainable Campus Committee: Partner with the Director to facilitate the work of the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee.
  • Sustainability Integration and Capacity Building: Provide Cornell stakeholders with analysis, strategies, and facilitation as necessary for core business integration of sustainability and capacity building. Manage internal departmental collaboration strategies.
  • Click here for more key responsibilities.

Core Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in education, communications, environmental science, engineering or related field, with 3 years’ relevant experience in management, leadership development, program planning, project coordination, or environmental and sustainability education, or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must possess experience developing and implementing communications initiatives. Must be self –directed with proven effectiveness in team leadership, decision-making skills and demonstrated ability to create documentation of plans and outreach deliverables. Work assignments and roles change frequently, requiring the ability to be flexible. Demonstrated initiative and willingness to expand knowledge base. Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills, initiative, and judgment within complex environments.

Advanced degree a plus. Experience with university-based, sustainability oriented outreach, and interactive website development is preferable. Prefer experience or knowledge of organizational learning theory and practice, leadership development and team building, and sustainability decision-making.

For a more detailed position description and to create a profile to apply online please follow this link and get connected to Cornell recruiters. We will only contact those applicants who best match our needs. To learn more about career opportunities and what makes us a great place to grow your career, please visit www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs.

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