Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Facilities & Operations, the Senior Director, Sustainability will be responsible for the development and implementation of environmental sustainability initiatives for Baylor University and will work to enhance environmental sustainability and performance of Baylor facilities and building systems, including but not limited to reducing energy use and waste. The Senior Director will strive to leverage programs into learning opportunities for Baylor students through partnerships with Academic Affairs and Student Life.
All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Master's degree in sustainability, environmental studies, or a related field is required; PhD is preferred
Seven (7) years minimum experience assisting and/or leading sustainability programs, initiatives, and implementation of a sustainability program, preferably in higher education
Ability to work effectively and collaborate with cross-functional teams and people at all levels and departments of the institution
Familiarity with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) preferred
Certified Energy Manager, LEED Certification, or other related certifications preferred
Have excellent organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills
Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed for special events or meetings
Supervisory experience preferred
Driver's License - Must have a valid driver's license
What You Will Do
Provides leadership to support and advance Baylor's sustainability efforts
Develop strategies to embed principles of sustainability into the operations across the Baylor campus
Serve as Chair of Baylor's Sustainability Committee
Work with senior administration to develop an institutional sustainability vision
Translates the institution's sustainability vision to actionable standards and goals, most likely via the Sustainability Committee
Connect various fragmented sustainability efforts between academic and non-academic departments, as well as individual students and student groups, to synergize outcomes
Maintain and manage sustainability records and reporting requirements related to sustainability efforts, including but not limited to facility/campus energy usage
Develop and maintain connections with local and regional partners including but not limited to other higher education institutions, City of Waco, McLennan County, and State of Texas officials
Research and remain up to date with industry best practices in sustainability
Gain adoption from the campus community for sustainability initiatives and practices by providing meaningful engagement events, presentations, communication tools, activities, and experiential learning opportunities
Establish and maintain an effective communications strategy for promoting campus sustainability efforts internally and externally, to include ensuring information is up to date and relevant on the sustainability website and across relevant marketing and communications material
Investigate and pursue grant writing opportunities to fund sustainability initiatives
Partner with Facilities Management team members to infuse sustainability principles into capital project design and daily operations & maintenance of facilities and grounds
Supervising employees, to include the potential for student workers/interns
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.