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This position serves as the Director of Sustainability for the Facilities Operations department providing leadership for sustainability programs and initiatives within the department as well as the campus community. The position will also serve as the Manager of the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR) and provide leadership and management of waste diversion and zero waste strategies to the unit and campus community as a whole. The Director strives to place the University as a leader in sustainability, waste diversion, and solid waste programs and strategies through innovation and collaboration. This position develops and manages comprehensive environmental programs for the university including sustainable building operations, ecologically sound maintenance practices, efficient transportation, waste reduction, recycling, compost, reuse, green chemical usage, and outreach. Programs and services are provided to academic, administrative and research departments and those units that support campus activities including but not limited to Housing, Dining, Campus Recreation, Athletics, Energy Services, and Transportation and Parking.
Duties include supervision, leadership and direction for all programs and operations, coordination of waste management, education, program branding, and behavior change; and management of program expansion, development opportunities, and budget. This position directly supports the Sustainable Carolina initiative, Solid Waste Advisory Group of Orange County (elected officials,) and serves as the main campus resource for campus facilities operations sustainability issues.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.