Sustainability Coordinator

Adelaide, Australia
$74,270 - $81,966 p.a. 
16 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fixed term for 1 year from commencement date | Full-Time at 1.0FTE 
  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $74,270 - $81,966 p.a. 
  • Location: Bedford Park 
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About the Property, Facilities and Development

The Property, Facilities and Development (PFD) team works across all of Flinders’ places, spaces, and physical infrastructure. Working across four key areas: Strategic Planning and Sustainability; Capital Development; Customer and Site Services; and Strategic Projects, we are responsible for the planning, development, capital delivery, management, and maintenance of university spaces to ensure they are fit for purpose and support Flinders to deliver its strategic objectives. The PFD team is leading the planning, development, and delivery of four major strategic projects as the University strives to achieve its bold ambitions. 

About the Role 

Flinders is committed to supporting and shaping a more sustainable society, focused on meeting our collective needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. We have both an opportunity and a responsibility to incorporate sustainable practices into all that we do to play our part in finding positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes. On our campuses, we’re embracing new technologies and emerging initiatives to drive sustainable behaviours. Across our university community, we’re working together to help shape, drive and evolve our sustainability journey.

The newly created Sustainability Officer role Officer will support the development, maintenance, reporting and improvement of the University’s sustainability program, as well as support the University on strategic and operational sustainability matters.

Some key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Supporting sustainability projects and initiatives across the organisation, with a focus on implementation and engagement
  • Maintaining collection, collation, and reporting of sustainability data for reporting and submissions, including Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA) reporting and Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS®).
  • Identifying and applying for grants and applications for sustainable projects, submissions, and recognition and administering any internal sustainability grant processes.
  • Engaging with the University community to deliver internal sustainability initiatives to embed sustainability into operations, projects, and programs.

About You 

As the successful candidate, you have acquired/qualified in environmental management, sustainability, business management and/or engineering. You are intrinsically passionate about Sustainability. You have exceptional skills in engaging various stakeholders on Sustainability education and solutions. This role is ideal for an enthusiastic graduate who has great initiative and a pro-active approach towards the day-to-day tasks.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role are:

  • Wide-ranging understanding of current global, national, and state issues with respect to environmental sustainability, climate change and resource management.
  • Proven capability and skills in developing systems and processes to collect, manage and report sustainability information and data.
  • Effective to well-developed interpersonal and oral communication skills, with demonstrated capacity to cooperate and communicate effectively with people at all levels, internal and external to the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually or as a team member within strict timeframes.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information 

  • ​You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact William Van Ausdal

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

10 Apr 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.