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Position Title: Sustainability Manager (11381)
Position Number: 11381 Open Date: 5/9/2014
Department: Office of Sustainability Close Date:  
Salary Range: $55,000 - $62,000 Band: Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst B
Work Hours per Week: 35 Position Type: Full-time Staff

The incumbent coordinates the university’s sustainability efforts using STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment) and tracks, benchmarks, and analyzes a wide range of sustainability metrics related to sustainability in facilities and operations.    
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies or related area.  Master's degree preferred.    
Minimum Requirements:


  • LEED Accredited Professional O+M credential    
  • 5 years of experience with sustainability and/or LEED managing, implementation, tracking, and assessment.    
  • Experience related to the practical application of sustainability principles      

Special Skills and Abilities    

  • Project management    
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft (Excel, Project, & Powerpoint)    
  • Understanding of and experience with metrics tracking across sustainability topic areas such as climate, energy, water, waste, transportation, and purchasing. Strong grasp of energy a plus.    
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn about building management, systems, operations, maintenance, and controls.     
  • Must have interpersonal, communication, public speaking skills.    
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with all organizational levels.    
  • The ability to effectively plan and coordinate multi-task requirements and meet self and imposed objectives and deadlines     
  • Ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to changing priorities    
  • Ability to learn and grasp new software applications as necessary to proficiently manage the area of responsibility    
Preferred Requirements:
  • Higher Education work experience    
  • Experience working with students and student organizations    
Additional Information:

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University campus is tobacco and smoke free.

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