Manager, Sustainability

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
01 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Manager, Sustainability
Date Posted: 09/25/2020
Req ID: 796
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Facilities Management
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

In the Facilities Management department, we take pride in our buildings and grounds and provide a welcoming, service-oriented, clean and safe environment for our students, faculty and staff.  Our mission is to facilitate the Academic Mission of Excellence in Research and Teaching by providing a safe, clean, healthy, comfortable and sustainable environment for students, faculty staff and visitors.

Reporting to the Director, Facilities Management and Capital Projects, the Manager will help continue UTSCs and the University’s sustainability initiatives and help UTSC continue to evolve its compelling portfolio of sustainability programs, projects and initiatives.

The incumbent will act as a resource for sustainability information and a front facing point of contact for the campus community (students and faculty) for sustainability initiatives, practices and programs. They will lead sustainability initiatives that are economically viable and environmentally sound to foster a sustainable environment.  In addition, the Manager will develop various activities and projects that increase awareness and engagement of staff, students, and faculty. 

Key areas of focus are: campus as a living lab project; understanding and leading engagement initiatives on climate change, participating in and supporting projects on reduction of consumption and assisting an integrated team on reporting and tracking outcomes, working to embed sustainability protocol and standards in new construction; community engagement both internally and externally on climate change and the environment; participating in urban farming initiatives and the campus farm, as well as promoting, monitoring and reporting on transportation; waste and recycling. The Manager will liaise with authorities (e.g., City of Toronto Buildings Department, Toronto Regional Conservation Authority) to obtain exterior work permits and approvals for landscape, civil and/or environmental work/features.

The Manager will manage a diverse group of individuals within the Sustainability Office, including the Sustainability Coordinator working in partnership with the department of Student Life to plan and organize student run sustainability programming, work-study students, sustainability interns and graduate students in the delivery of programs targeted to achieve the sustainability goals of the University.

QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum Qualifications):


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a closely related field with professional engineering license to practice in the Province of Ontario; P.Eng required (registered and in good standing with PEO).  Education in Civil or Environmental engineering considered an asset. Advanced degree in sustainability management or certification in sustainability is an asset. Project and/or change management training preferred. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, WELL certification, and/or BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) certification an asset.


Minimum five (5) years of substantial and progressive work experience in the sustainability field. Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and assessing sustainability and engagement programs in a large setting. Demonstrated experience implementing initiatives resulting in progressive improvement of an institution’s environmental and sustainability practices. Experience in managing staff in a unionized environment.


Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others to gain consensus. Negotiation skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to make effective presentations. Budget planning and management experience. Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills. Experience developing and monitoring project/program budgets. Proficiency in standard office software applications: Word, Excel, Powerpoint.


Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.  Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and short timelines. Ability to handle matters requiring tact, diplomacy, sensitivity and confidentiality.  Ability to learn continually “on-the-job” under pressure, on own initiative, often without prior training or instructions. Ability to exercise good judgment, and discretion. 

Notes:  A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office. 

Closing Date: 10/18/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 3 -- Hiring Zone: $80,259 - $93,636 -- Broadband Salary Range: $80,259 - $133,765
Job Category: Facilities/Ancilliary Services 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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