Assistant Director, Sustainability Initiatives- Campus Services

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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Collaborates with the Director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI), university committees and campus groups in fulfilling Emory's enterprise-wide sustainability vision.



  • Develops and executes work plans in various areas of sustainability, including each Academic Unit's sustainability/climate action plan. Serves as the primary point of contact for University and Emory Healthcare Procurement.
  • Develops and leads sustainability strategies for Emory Healthcare. Leads University and Emory Healthcare staff sustainability representative programs, has primary responsibility for completion and submission of annual national sustainability reporting and quarterly updates, leads events and manages all communications efforts.
  • Assists with hiring, training, and management of student employees on research projects and leads staff in finding ways to reduce environmental impacts from labs, offices and other aspects of staff life. Plans and leads meetings, identifies priorities, delegates action items, manages campaigns and outcomes and communicates with team about campus-wide efforts.
  • Manages the OSI website and other web-based resources. Represents the sustainability initiative at school-wide forums and area sustainability committees, initiates and maintains relationships, and serves as a liaison with various campus, local, and national groups.
  • Responsible for fundraising for Green Labs and Green Office incentives fund program, and assists Director with overall development efforts, special projects, and cross-cutting issues. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A master's degree and three years of sustainability-related experience. Excellent communication, outreach and presentation skills. Experience with website and communications management and demonstrated proficiency in social media.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a desire to learn additional software as needed.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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