Sustainability Program Manager (JOB ID 3465)

California State University, Northridge in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 11, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Sustainability Program Manager (JOB ID 3465)
(Administrator I)
Facilities Planning

About the University
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the Department
Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction is responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations of all campus facilities and grounds. Work includes: development and implementation of the Campus Master Plan through capital improvement programs to support the campus academic mission, management and tracking of campus physical spaces, direct and manage campus design and construction activities, create a sustainable teaching and learning environments, ensure code compliance and life safety for all projects, maintain / operate and enhance campus facilities, grounds and utility infrastructure.

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operations and in collaboration with the Director of the Institute for Sustainability, the Sustainability Program Manager works to manage and execute sustainable projects across the campus and establish CSUN as a leader in the field of sustainability within the CSU system and at the state, regional, and national levels; directly develops, coordinates, and executes projects and initiatives supporting CSUN's sustainability goals in a broad range of areas, including energy and resource conservation, recycling, purchasing, transportation, materials management, and organics; coordinates implementation of the campus sustainability plan and American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) agreement; provides technical expertise for the evaluation of products, processes, procedures, and preparation of cost benefit evaluations of proposed sustainability projects; assembles bid packages, writes request for proposals (RFPs), develops request for qualifications (RFQs) in order to execute projects; develops and tailors technical specifications required for bidding projects; assists University Purchasing and oversees required procurement process in order to execute sustainable projects. Performs other duties as assigned.

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree engineering or environmental design/planning or a job-related field. Graduate degree desirable. Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible experience in managing complex, technical, and/or construction related projects. Experience and/or academic coursework in construction management, sustainability, energy, or resource management desirable. Experience with sustainability in an institutional setting desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Technical expertise to develop specifications for bidding, review of plans, constructability reviews. Technical knowledge of sustainable practices in the areas of energy, water, waste streams, or operations, required. Technical expertise to evaluate proposed sustainable solutions, develop cost benefit evaluations, and research validity of proposed sustainability projects. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Ability to effectively present to a variety of internal and external groups of varying size.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.

General Information
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. The selected candidate is required to pass a thorough background investigation. Additionally, the person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume including the names of three professional references, and salary history for the last five years. Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.


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Equal Employment Opportunity 
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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