Sustainability Data and Program Manager (7399U) 62278
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4830058
Sustainability Data and Program Manager (7399U) 62278
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
The Office serves as a leader for sustainability on campus and has been motivating concern for environmental stewardship and actualizing institutional sustainability plans since 2008. Our mission is to foster a culture of sustainability at Berkeley and demonstrate leading-edge public sector action in the world. We do this by planning and spearheading sustainability and climate change solutions, enhancing learning opportunities, and providing tested strategies and data for others to do the same. We lead campus efforts to enable zero-carbon operations with a focus on renewable energy, storage and water; land stewardship and greening the built environs; efficient transportation; smart resource use; and inspiring resilient, inclusive institutional change.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 14, 2023.
For full consideration, please submit your application by January 10, 2024
Provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in one policy field. Provide in-depth greenhouse gas emissions, carbon accounting and resource inventories. Manage a growing package of required annual and periodic analytical and reporting tasks related to the UC sustainable practices policy, campus sustainability plan, climate action plan and carbon emissions analysis in support of various campus land-use plans and environmental compliance. Using analysis findings and projections develop proposals and recommendations to guide strategic direction for sustainability projects and planning. Support the development and updates of policy mandated plans and assessments including updates to the campus greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan, green labs plan, zero waste plan, green building certifications and standards and the STARS reporting (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System). [approximately 50% of time]
Collaborates with partners across all levels of staff and some academics to coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of new sustainability programs and projects. Manages new and existing sustainability initiatives, including the business air travel carbon mitigation program and others that reduce the campus carbon footprint. Implements and/or assists other departments with sustainability requirements and rating programs related to the UC sustainable practices policy and campus sustainability plan. Pursue and manage small grants and program budgets. Tracks, reports efficacy of programs and implements improvements. Manages student employees and student-led initiatives related to sustainability. [approximately 25% of time]
Coordinate and develops Office of Sustainability communications including website and social media. Prepares and provides presentations to a wide variety of audiences. Coordinates various small events in-person, hybrid and digital. Formulates strategies for education and enforcement.
Support new and emerging sustainability initiatives from UC Office of the President and provides analytical, communications, and planning support for supervisor in a multifaceted clean energy campus and other new initiatives.
Proposes, leads and / or participates on policy, strategy and planning committees and working groups including Office sponsored workshops and campus, UC and other higher-education sustainability advisory working groups and working groups of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability.
Advanced knowledge of common organizational- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Advanced project management skills.
Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills.
Advanced knowledge of sustainability practices and policies to identify, develop and implement institutional sustainability efforts for the University. Researches and monitors trends and innovations in climate, energy and sustainability. Provides expertise on these topics to the University.
Advanced skill in developing, coordinating, staffing and leading cost-effective sustainability focused programs.
Proven ability to foster collaboration across diverse constituencies in a large organization with the aim of inclusively expanding the campus culture and practices of sustainability.
Knowledge of sustainability protocols and procedures in the areas of carbon reporting; sustainability rating programs such STARS, LEED, True Zero Waste, WELL, etc.
Education: Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
Masters Degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $90,000.00 to $115,000.00, commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
This position is a hybrid position and eligible for partial remote work. The partial remote flexibility will be available as long as business/department needs and campus policy allow for it.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.