General Job Description:
The Sustainability Coordinator helps reduce the BSC’s environmental impact through conservation, resource efficiency, education, and other innovative projects.
- 1. Inspire sustainability awareness and activism in the BSC through education:
- Maintain a BSC Sustainability wiki or website as an online resource.
- Present each semester at New Member Orientation, manager training (including Kitchen Manager training, regarding sustainable purchasing), Board training, and Maintenance Committee.
- Update the Communications Coordinator about sustainability projects, achievements, and goals to share with the greater community.
- Conduct an annual inter-house energy competition.
- Hold weekly office hours at Central Office, acting as a resource for staff and members.
- 2. Initiate and implement projects that reduce the BSC’s environmental impact (i.e. in the areas of energy, water, food, transportation, green building, sustainable purchasing)
- Update and expand the sustainability assessment for the BSC, especially through conducting energy audits and/or audit reviews.
- Promote green building practices with capital improvements, especially through recommendations to MaintCom about sustainability in HAPs and BAPs projects.
- Work to reduce energy costs through rebates and other city/state/federal programs.
- Maintain relationships with officials/organizations recorded in the Sustainability Manual, as long as they prove useful.
- Work with staff and Board to make recommendations regarding sustainable practices.
- 3. Provide continuity and transparency of information
- Meet periodically with the BSC Waste Reduction Coordinator to share information, act as a resource to the membership, and streamline projects.
- Present to the Board of Directors at least once per semester.
- Create and/or maintain a Sustainability Manual for future coordinators (including contacts, suppliers, rebate information, etc.)
- Maintain and submit a detailed work log, outlining hours worked and projects completed.
Skills & Knowledge Required:
- 1. Familiarity and experience with issues regarding sustainability including energy, water, food, transportation, and sustainable purchasing.
- 2. Familiarity with practical applications for sustainable practices in homes and offices.
- 3. Excellent ability to work independently to initiate and follow through on projects.
- 4. Ability to work well with people.
- 5. Good communication skills, both oral & written.
- 6. Experience doing energy, water, or other environmental audits recommended, but not required.
- 7. Familiarity with green building practices is recommended, but not required.
- 8. Familiarity with BSC policies & procedures recommended, but not required.
Term of Job: Indefinite
Hours per Week: 9 hrs
Pay Rate: Current Workshift Rate
Hired By: Hiring Committee
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director (temporarily delegated to Central Food & Supplies Supervisor)