Chief Financial Officer
Company: Michigan Technological University
Posted on: April 4, 2021
Campus Health and Safety Level: Level Five Director of
Sustainability and Resilience Apply now Job No: 20242
Department: CFO & Sr Vice President for Admin
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Department: CFO & Sr Vice President for Admin To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Michigan
Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational
Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal
opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals
with disabilities. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or
other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview,
at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human
Resources office at 906-487-2280 email@example.com . Job
Description--Summary The Director of Sustainability and Resilience
will provide leadership on all aspects of campus sustainability and
resilience by identifying and coordinating opportunities to advance
sustainability at Michigan Tech. This position will enhance ongoing
campus-wide sustainability efforts in academics, research, and
campus to significantly propel Michigan Tech's sustainability
commitments forward. This position will report to the Chief
Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration's
The Director of Sustainability and Resilience will work closely
with the Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience
and with other existing networks of faculty, staff, students, and
the community. They will coordinate sustainability messaging
efforts, encourage and develop others to take sustainability
leadership roles within their own areas, and build support and
consensus among diverse groups. Essential Duties & Responsibilities
(other duties may be assigned) Campus sustainability and
--- Leads the AASHE Stars reporting process.
--- Collaborates with operational departments (energy, recycling,
purchasing, dining, I.T., transportation, housing, etc.) to assess,
record, and improve sustainability outcomes in a way that benefits
the unit as well as campus as a whole.
--- Interfaces with students/student groups on campus
sustainability initiatives, providing continuity across years,
liaising between students and campus/community members.
--- Develops additional assessment and reporting protocols for
sustainability related activities.
Sustainability initiatives and activities on campus:
--- Maintains awareness of and a presence in the field of
sustainability publications and presentations, memberships in
regional and national organizations, conference attendance and
participation, and formal and informal networking.
--- Convenes the University Sustainability Advisory Committee.
--- Advises faculty, staff, and student organizations regarding
sustainability related projects.
--- Assists with preparing proposals for grants and for prospective
--- Supervises activities related to implementation of
sustainability policies as well as training and educating
Facilitation of education and research:
--- Contributes to applied educational activities on campus, such
as collaboration with and/or advising of sustainability-focused
enterprise(s) or initiatives.
--- Contributes to developing proposals for sponsored projects and
general development activities that will advance sustainability
--- Collaborates with faculty on interdisciplinary educational and
--- Introduces innovative methods impacting student learning and
Campus culture and community outreach:
--- Leads the collaboration to facilitate the transition to a
University-wide culture of sustainability, both on and off
--- Networks with all constituent groups on campus to identify gaps
in knowledge and awareness, as well as to promulgate good ideas and
novel solutions regarding individual and institutional
--- Promotes campus environmental responsibility through
presentations and workshops and representing the University
locally, nationally, and globally.
--- Serves as main point of contact and lead advocate for
sustainability on campus.
--- Develops a branding strategy for sustainability on campus.
--- Assembles sustainability-related outcomes, organizational
changes, and activities in an annual sustainability report.
--- Produces content for University publications and maintains a
campus sustainability website to report and document sustainability
efforts. -----Commit to learning about continuous improvement
strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in
University continuous improvement initiatives.
-----Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to
everyday work. Required Education, Certifications, Licensures
(minimum requirements) Required Experience (minimum requirements)
--- At least one year of experience with teaching, research,
programs, or operations focused on sustainability.
--- At least one year of experience providing leadership in a
sustainability role. Desirable Education and/or Experience Advanced
degree. Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum
requirements) --- Demonstrated record of successful grant writing
--- Demonstrated strong working knowledge and passion for the
concept of sustainability and awareness of the central issues,
challenges, strategies, methodologies, and controversies in the
area of sustainability. -----Demonstrated ability to communicate
effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with
diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff. Desirable
Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities --- Demonstrated record of
successful grant writing and fundraising in areas related to
--- Excellent and demonstrated organizational, communication,
problem solving, management, and interpersonal skills.
--- Demonstrated ability to work well independently and in teams,
and the ability to establish and
advance multiple priorities while maintaining flexibility.
--- Demonstrated excellent relationship-building skills to work
with students and employees on
sustainability issues and to develop a positive sustainability
culture on campus.
--- Demonstrated ability to respond to complex sustainability
challenges with effective actions.
--- Demonstrated ability to provide both short-term and long-term
--- Demonstrated investigative skills to stay current on
developments and recognize opportunities.
--- Demonstrated analytical skills for developing appropriate
responses to sustainability challenges and documenting the
attainment of educational, research, and operational benefit to
campus and the community.
--- Demonstrated ability to initiate action and render decisions
efficiently. Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment
Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive
the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be
required by the department. Required University Training: Employee
Safety Overview Annual Data Security Training-- Offers of
employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until
the required background check has been performed and the results
received and assessed. Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%) 1.0
FLSA Status Exempt Appointment Term 12 months Negotiable Based on
Experience and Qualifications Title of Position Supervisor Chief
Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration
Posting Type Internal & External Advertised: 23 Dec 2020 Eastern
Applications close: Michigan Technological University does not
discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational
programs or activities on the basis of sex and gender. Michigan
Tech also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing
discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation
or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of
misconduct, questions regarding Title IX , and concerns about
noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator . For
a complete copy of the policy or more information, please contact
the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education
within the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). 2nd Floor, Lakeshore
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
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