The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Administrative Program Coordinator - Zero Waste Senior Program Coordinator

Hiring department Fs-Resource Recovery
Monthly salary $4,415+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-03-01-02-9708
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

Frequent evening and or weekends. Occasional overtime. 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.

Additional Information


Advance Zero Waste, Waste Minimization, and Green initiative goals. Develop, implement, organize, and monitor waste diversion and reduction operations. Liaise with faculty, staff, and students to promote, inform, and improve waste management practices. Supervise Program Coordinator and student interns.

Essential Functions

Develops, implements and oversees maintenance of campus zero waste programs, associated initiatives, and outreach efforts. Assumes responsibility for decisions related to recycling and sustainability goals. Coordinates development and research of solid waste reduction activities. Develops and implements zero waste outreach and technical assistance. Researches current developments, trends, and practices in the field of zero waste and resource recovery. Performs responsible program development, including managing day-to-day operations, handling public relations, and monitoring and implementing programs and projects. Supports the campus zero waste program, performs special studies, and evaluates effects on recycling, composting, and zero waste initiatives. Coordinates and performs waste audits to analyze campus waste stream to demonstrate need and efficacy of zero waste program efforts. Gives presentations and holds meetings with branch staff, student staff, classes, departments and others as needed. Responds to requests for more program information. Assists the Zero Waste Program Coordinator with supervising student staff and volunteers as needed. Supervises Zero Waste Program Coordinator.

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 Financial and Administrative Services portfolio, and occasional overtime required, all to support organizational goals and objectives.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field and five years of above experience, or master's degree and three years of experience, or doctoral degree and one year of experience. Work experience in sustainability, solid waste management, resource conservation, or recycling. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrate leadership capabilities. Responsible level experience in program administration or program coordination. Knowledge of recycling and waste diversion. Excellent interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Current Class "C" Operator's Driver's License required. Prior to date of hire, applicant selected must provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) showing a driving history going back 36 months. This includes all states resided in for the past 36 months. MVR will be evaluated to determine eligibility to drive a University-owned vehicle. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than five years of experience. Experience in a university facilities services operational environment. Supervisory experience. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a diverse campus population including faculty, staff, students, city officials, and university neighbors on sustainable solid waste management and recycling issues. The ability to produce reports on the recycling program and to interpret institutional policies, plans objectives, rules and regulations, and to communicate the interpretation to others is also required.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Driving various university owned vehicles. Must Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

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