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Sustainability Coordinator

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Technology/Information Systems, Office and Administrative, Student Services

Position Summary:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is excited to share an opportunity for a Sustainability Coordinator to join our team.

Guided by priorities identified through the collaboratively-developed UW-Platteville 2025 Sustainability Plan (https://go.uwplatt.edu/sustain2025), the Sustainability Coordinator will lead campus efforts to cultivate a culture of sustainability by informing campus operations, guiding the stewardship of campus lands and resources, contributing to student education and experiences, and working toward social equity. This will be accomplished through collaboration with the members of Facilities Management, Academic Affairs, the Environmental Sustainability Committee, and the faculty, staff, students, and administrators of the UW-Platteville community, as well as engagement with diverse local, state, and regional stakeholder groups.

Recent campus accomplishments include:

  • Installation of a 2.4 megawatt solar array
  • 21% reduction in scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions
  • Pending LEED Silver certification for the newly constructed Sesquicentennial Hall
  • Receipt of a $98,000 Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Energy Innovation grant
  • Growing engagement with campus lands (https://go.uwplatt.edu/campus-green-spaces).

Building on these efforts, the Sustainability Coordinator will assess ongoing campus activities and guide future sustainability planning and implementation efforts toward the pillars of people, planet, and profit - ensuring that social equity, environmental health, and fiscal responsibility are all integral to our campus operations. The Sustainability Coordinator will have the opportunity to synthesize their own vision with the substantial energy, enthusiasm, and accomplishments of the three University of Wisconsin-Platteville campuses (UW-Platteville, UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, and UW-Platteville Richland) to cultivate sustainability in our institution.

Salary for this position is $52,000 - 65,000 commensurate with experience. This is a full-time benefited and paid leave eligible position. 

Contributions to the UW-Platteville campus
  • Continue campus initiative to zero-waste by 2035
  • Manage on campus projects to maintain environment and financial stability
  • Manage the AASHE STARS annual report
  • Communicate the importance and drive for sustainability on campus.  Be the face of the sustainability program
  • Outreach and develop partnership that would improve academic and campus

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in related field or 4 years related experience
  • 2 years of experience – OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A comprehensive understanding of sustainability practices and experience with leading the implementation of sustainability-related projects and programs
  • Experience with or willingness to learn sustainability reporting and assessment protocols according to national standards, including but not limited to the AASHE STARS program (https://stars.aashe.org/)
  • Sufficient training and experience to efficiently collect, organize, and submit data using standard software and online platforms
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skillsProven ability to lead and work as a productive member of diverse teams with attention to issues of equity and inclusion

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Learn more about our sustainability plans by visiting our website at https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/sustainability

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, is located in the beautiful Driftless Area of southwest Wisconsin and on lands within the ancestral territories of many Indigenous people, including the Ho-Chunk, Kiikaapoi, Peoria, Sauk and Meskwaki, Myaamia, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. The university enrolls about 7,500 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 masters programs. Institutional strengths include agriculture, K–12 education with a growing emphasis on rural education, engineering, industrial technology, criminal justice, and business. The city of Platteville, situated among rolling hills, meandering streams, and a pastoral mix of fields and forest, is southwest Wisconsin’s largest community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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