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Campus Sustainability Director

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Campus Sustainability Director
Official Title: Outreach Program Manager I
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $50,286 - $55,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed Term-Renewable
Position Summary:

The Campus Sustainability Director (CSD) serves as the key strategist and facilitator to advance UW Oshkosh’s sustainability efforts across its three campuses. The CSD is responsible for working with university leadership to develop and communicate a comprehensive long-term strategy for achieving the university’s sustainability goals. The CSD will work closely with leadership, staff, faculty, and students across campuses, colleges, divisions, and administrative units to oversee implementation of these goals and to facilitate the incorporation of sustainable principles and practices in daily operations and activities.

The CSD will be housed in the Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations (SIRT) and will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of SIRT to advance the university’s broad vision for sustainability at UW Oshkosh. They will work closely with the Director of Facilities Management and other relevant units on campus. The CSD will report jointly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services.


40% -Develops strategic planning initiatives with input from campus leaders, faculty, students, and other stakeholder groups to establish campus sustainability goals (e.g., Climate Action Plan)
-Identifies initiatives, goals, and objectives to guide implementation of these goals across the three UW Oshkosh campuses
-Creates detailed implementation plans with appropriate campus units, works with unit leaders to implement approved plans, analyzes the effectiveness and the results of implemented projects, and reports on results to university leadership

20% -Leads and oversees recommendations as they relate to resource management including, but not limited to, energy, waste, water, surplus, materials, and procurement

10% -Identifies and pursues grant funding, rebate, or other savings programs

20% -Ensures that campus and external commitments are reported on and met (e.g., AASHE STARS reporting)

10% -Assembles and leads sustainability advisory bodies like the Campus Sustainability Council

-Works closely with SIRT staff and other relevant units (e.g., Biogas Program, Environmental Studies) to leverage sustainability advances in campus operations to support research and teaching, for example through the collaborative development of sustainability classes, certificates, research projects, events, and other activities
-Provides professional development or instruction focused on campus sustainability
-Provides opportunity for student research and involvement in campus sustainability issues
-Works with student groups and student government to develop and support student-led sustainability initiatives, including oversight of Green Fund projects
-Communicates internally and publicly about the university's sustainability efforts and culture


1. Bachelor’s degree in field relevant to sustainability
2. At least 1 year experience working on sustainability initiatives
3. Experience with sustainability reporting (e.g., AASHE STARS)
4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


1. Master’s degree in field or subject relevant to sustainability
2. Experience working on sustainability initiatives in higher education
3. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
4. Experience working with and supervising student employees and groups on research
projects and other activities
5. Experience coordinating and implementing sustainability efforts across units or departments

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  • Letter of application
  • CV or resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by April 23, 2021, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or