The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Program Coordinator - Sustainability Program Coordinator

Hiring department Fs-Support Services
Monthly salary $3,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 14-10-03-01-8105
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Occasional overtime required on nights, weekends, and holidays to support organizational goals and objectives. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Examples of authored MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


To assist the Zero Waste Coordinator with decisions related to sustainability goals and Campus Environmental Center operations. Supervise staff, student staff, and volunteers as needed. Responsible for implementing project criteria, procedures and standards for sustainability projects.

Essential Functions

Facilitates long-term planning and the success of CEC projects initiated and planned by student leaders. Reviews projects for feasibility, compliance with UT financial procedures and risk factors. Ensures that each project meets formal CEC goals as outlined by organizational bylaws, assists in identifying and shaping new programs that meet the organizational mission and goals. Mentors CEC leaders towards successful organizational initiatives, solid academic performance, and professional gain. Manages work-study students and initiates administrative procedures for other student hires. Facilitates the annual transition of student leaders and communicates CEC structure and planned activities to appropriate contacts, assists with incoming officer trainings and contributes to leadership development initiatives, general meeting planning, and modifications to CEC structure. Manages CEC office space and resource library. Responsible for acquisition of all needed physical resources, tracks visitors and general usage of the space and includes information in reports on CEC success. Serves as backup webmaster for routine updates and maintenance to CEC website. Maintains income and expense records and annual budget for CEC. Oversees fundraising efforts in order to ensure compliance with UT procedures. Monitors CEC contractual relationships. Prevents overlap of requests, allocates all incoming funds strategically. Collects and disseminates events, scholarships, and other resources to members. Builds and maintains relationships with on- and off-campus stakeholders. Advocates for student involvement in sustainability decision-making on campus. Serves as requested on cross-campus committees and task forces to advance sustainability mission at UT. Creates periodic reports on CEC activities and shares with internal and external stakeholders. Creates presentations as requested to accompany reports and maintains organizational documentation. Assists with sustainability reporting for the University, with priority on report submission determined by Directors of Facilities Services and Sustainability. Tracks and shares sustainability developments at other schools and becomes a resource for trends in student involvement in campus sustainability. Contributes to the general campus community where ever possible. Seeks out development and training opportunities, particularly in the areas of project, budget, and risk management. Creates organizational movement towards becoming the central campus resource for student interest in sustainability and environmental issues. Demonstrate professional behavior with co-workers and clients to represent Facilities Services organizational goals by abiding by the work rules as described in the Facilities Services Employee Policy Manual and The University of Texas at Austin Handbook of Operating Procedures.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related duties will be assigned, including working with other departments within the Campus Planning and Facilities Management portfolio, and occasional overtime required, all to support organizational goals and objectives.

Required qualifications

Completion of Bachelor's degree in related field. 5 years minimum experience in a professional environment related to recycling and/or sustainability, with the ability to cross-communicate with student organizations, academia, industry, state, and other higher education institutions. Must have a valid driver's license. a currently acceptable driving record, and be able to maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of Bachelor's degree in Sustainability or Program Management. Demonstrate experience with youth development and coordination of recycling and/or sustainability projects involving higher education students. 5-7 years experience in a professional environment related to recycling and/or sustainability, preferably in a higher education surrounding. Successfully completed Campus Planning and Facilities Management Leader Development Program.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Possess intermediate to advanced skills with MS Office suite programs, perform daily tasks with a high degree of typing and spelling accuracy, travel to remote campuses, wear business casual attire or field attire as the occasion warrants.

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