Take a look out almost any window in Eagle County and you will see a community and environment worth protecting. As an organization, we recognize and take seriously the responsibility of managing limited and precious environmental resources that are vital to human life and the economic health of our community. We are proud to have the opportunity to hire our first ever full-time year-round Sustainability Coordinator to help meet these goals and continue to promote sustainability at ERWSD.
We are looking for a passionate and realistic sustainability professional to join our team and encourage sustainable culture throughout the district by promoting sustainable practices, increasing awareness, and creating efficiencies.
Why work for us? This is an amazing opportunity for someone who wants to build something new that will contribute to not just our organization but the community as well. Not to mention our great benefits, comprehensive housing program, and opportunities for training and growth.
What You Will Do:
- Lead the employee sustainability committee to implement committee initiatives across departments; organize and run committee meetings
- Promote District waste diversion programs, including compost and recycling programs
- Manage sustainability projects across the District
- Support energy and data tracking efforts and make recommendations for energy and GHG reduction initiatives
- Complete required reporting and other activities related to sustainability certifications
- Maintain the District’s Sustainable Purchasing Policy and guide sustainable purchasing initiatives through product ordering, recommendations, and research
- Assist with event planning that meets standards in Sustainable Event Checklist
- Collaborate across departments to implement Environmental Management Systems
- Represent the District at community sustainability events and meetings
- Establish and maintain relationships with local partners (e.g., Walking Mountains, Eagle County, town of Vail, Holy Cross Energy)
- Engage District employees in sustainability, including communication of educational opportunities, hosting internal presentations, and promotion of local sustainable events
- Encourage sustainable practices in each department and for individuals at work and at home
- Research and apply for grant funding for sustainable efforts
- Participate in exploration of solar possibilities and other alternative energy options at District facilities
- Identify opportunities for sustainability initiatives at the District
- Serve as a liaison for the District in community sustainability efforts
- Analyze and report metrics for efficiency projects, effectiveness of initiatives to management and boards of directors
- Recommend strategy and timing for future efforts.
- Bachelors or Associates Degree in environmental sustainability, environmental science, natural resource management, or a related field plus two to four years related experience and/or training required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Field of study or emphasis in sustainable studies, environmental studies, environmental policy, environmental management, or related field is preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of environmental sustainability principles and practices required.
- Ability to apply analytical and mathematical skills to make data-driven decisions required.
- Must demonstrate critical problem-solving skills.
- Must possess the ability to work independently upon receiving direction.
- Project management and implementation skills required.
- A passion for sustainability is a must.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and customer service skills required.
- Demonstrated public speaking skills required, including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, Board of Directors, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Grant writing skills and experience preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Demonstrated ability to learn new computer programs, software and technology required.
- Research skills required.
- Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and be insurable by District standards.
- Required to follow all District safety and security policies and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required by the job duties
The pay range for this role is $20.76 - $29.07.
All District employees must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check.
For a full job description, email firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants must apply online at www.erwsd.org by February 24 in order to be considered.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1101