Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton CountyPosition Overview
Great Parks of Hamilton County is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Sustainability Coordinator, based in Winton Woods Park. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating initiatives, programs and policies that facilitate the long-term health of the environment, the park district and the public. This position will also collect and analyze information pertaining to use of resources, makes recommendations and tracks progress; engaging staff, volunteers, and the public in the process.
Job Skills / RequirementsTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Assesses current level of sustainability in various components such as energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, recycling and waste diversion. Identifies opportunities for improvement, assesses feasibility of options, recommends actions and tracks goals regularly.
- Prepares reports on proposed budget, cost savings, return on investment and progress including detailed analysis and benchmarking against peer agencies.
- Develops and oversees the implementation of an agency sustainability plan; leads agency Sustainability Team to implement identified programs or initiatives.
- Promotes understanding and awareness of sustainability issues with staff through conversations, trainings and presentations. Solicits ideas and feedback, as well as commitments to implement initiatives to achieve goals.
- Maintains knowledge of agency policies and purchasing practices related to resource use, infrastructure planning and maintenance and advises Director of Natural Resources.
- Prepares purchase requisitions. Adheres to purchasing card procedures and submits expenditures for supervisor approval Coordinates with the Marketing & Public Engagement team to engage the public at special events, through social media and other media platforms, publications and surveys.
- Participates in regional efforts by representing Great Parks at meetings.
- Demonstrates how sustainable policies and practices have environmental, economic and social benefits.
- Answers questions and addresses concerns pertaining to sustainability initiatives.
- Stays current on sustainability issues and best practices; pursues relevant accreditation and certification for self and Great Parks. Assists with grant applications, rebate programs and other funding sources.
- Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.
- Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.
- Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:
- Bachelor’s Degree in sustainability, engineering, or environmentally-related discipline, such as physical or biological sciences, and at least three years’ formal experience in managing sustainability initiatives.
- Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
Please apply by visiting www.greatparks.org/jobs, applications must be received by 11:59pm, Thursday, May 2, 2019.