Director, Sustainability

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Campus Services
Sustainability Initiatives
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Collaborates with the Associate Vice President for Resilience, Economic Inclusion, and Sustainability; the Senior Director of Resilience and Utility Strategies; university committees and campus groups in fulfilling Emory's enterprise-wide sustainability vision.



  • Oversees staff responsible for implementation of all Emory University and Healthcare initiatives related to sustainability.
  • Functions as leader and organizational strategist to help Emory become a national model for sustainability in higher education and health systems.
  • Works with team to integrate sustainability into both the operational and academic functions of the University; networks with and facilitates internal and external resources to accomplish this goal and evaluates the needs of the Emory University and Healthcare community.
  • Is responsible for developing programs and new initiatives to enhance Emory's stature and creating detailed implementation plans for these initiatives.
  • Oversees the implementation of communication strategies to promote broad awareness of initiatives and helps develop enterprise-wide processes and organizational structures to support sustainability inquiry, change, and assessment.
  • Builds effective partnerships and relationships with surrounding communities and key Atlanta institutions and establishes effective linkages with units across the institution that may have sustainability initiatives in process or as part of their overall strategy.
  • Coordinates, supports, and expands opportunities for faculty, staff, students and administrators to learn about sustainability issues throughout the academic and operational dimensions of the enterprise.
  • Reports to the Associate Vice President for Resilience, Economic Inclusion and Sustainability.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Master's degree in an appropriate field and five years of experience and leadership in the area of sustainability, resource management and/or related initiatives.
  • Specific experience in the areas of sustainability policies, sustainable food systems, healthy living programs, conservation, energy and waste and/or water management is preferred. Higher education experience preferred.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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