ASUM Sustainability Coordinator

Job Type(s): Communications, Development, Programs / Services
Salary: $15.25
Deadline: June 26, 2019 12:00 am
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The University of Montana is seeking interested candidates for the position of ASUM Sustainability Coordinator, a re-structured position that will dually report to the Associated Students of the University of Montana and the UM Office of Sustainability. As the Kless Revolving Energy Loan Fund (KRELF) has continued to grow, the need for additional administrative staff support has become apparent. The marketing and outreach components of this role are a response to the growing need for campus and community engagement around sustainability. An increasing number of incoming students are seeking an academic home that reflects their values of social and environmental wellbeing. The restructuring of the ASUM Sustainability Coordinator position is a response to these changing and growing needs.

This position is unique in that it will involve oversight of the student-funded revolving energy loan fund as well as coordination of sustainability and transportation marketing and engagement efforts. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent self-direction and creativity, enthusiasm for college-directed marketing and outreach strategies, an aptitude for teamwork, and an interest in learning more each day about what sustainability can and should look like on a college campus.

This position will be housed within the Associated Students of the University of Montana (UM’s student government organization) but will also report to and work alongside the ASUM Transportation program and the UM Office of Sustainability.

This position will supervise a team of 2-4 student transportation ambassadors. Supervision of the sustainable transportation ambassadors will include the recruitment, hiring, training, and ongoing support of these student employees. The transportation ambassadors lead the marketing and engagement efforts for ASUM Transportation, including outreach for the student-funded public transit service and bike and pedestrian programs.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Literacy with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience with outreach and engagement.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage several unrelated projects at once.
  • Curiosity of the breadth of sustainability and how to engage a campus community in sustainability work.
  • Fantastic organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and enthusiasm for tapping their marketing potential.
  • Ability to communicate sustainability messages to diverse audiences.
  • Event coordination experience, preferably in a college setting.
  • Ability to conduct research into green revolving funds, comparable university sustainability initiatives, and other relevant topics.
  • Experience with the marketing of social campaigns, including experience with graphic design in a variety of formats.
  • Experience with group and meeting facilitation.

Minimum Required Experience

  • High school diploma (or equivalency) in addition to three (3) years of related experience that includes administrative duties; or any combination of experience and education that provides the competencies necessary to successfully discharge the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience managing grants and/or experience managing budgets that include more than one account.
  • Experience with website design and management, preferably in Cascade.
  • Experience supervising student interns.
  • Sustainability project management experience.
  • Experience building program capacity through training, fundraising, and coalition-building.

About the Office of Sustainability and UM

The University of Montana’s Office of Sustainability is dedicated to working with faculty, staff, and students to improve the sustainability of our operations, campus culture, curricula, and community. We seek to integrate resilience and sustainability principles into the university’s research, teaching, and operations so that we can equip students and employees to be sustainability leaders.

UM’s sustainability team includes one full-time sustainability coordinator, two full-time professional recycling program staff, and 2-5 part-time student recycling employees. The ASUM sustainability coordinator will work closely with our team, with the UM student government, with the Director of ASUM Transportation, and with other campus partners.

The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

Position Details


Position Title:                    ASUM Sustainability Coordinator (Program Coordinator II)

Position Number:              new

Department:                       Office of Sustainability

Work Schedule:                 Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year, with occasional weekend commitments for events or special meetings. Position may also flex the summer work schedule depending on projects and workload.

Salary:                                $15.253/hr – Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department.

Union Affiliation:               Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE)

Probationary Period:        Six months minimum

Benefits Include:               Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via “New Resume/CV” button below

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.