Sustainability Officer

Sydney, Australia
27 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role 

Sustainability at Macquarie University is driven by a dedicated team of professionals who provide active support and engage with staff, students and partners to incorporate the principles of sustainability into the fabric of the University. We strive to build a culture that brings our values of respect, authenticity and sustainability to life.

Reporting to the Director of Sustainability, we are seeking a suitably qualified Sustainability Officer who will coordinate and facilitate the on-going implementation of the Partnerships and Engagement strategic portfolio. 

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position, you must submit a cover letter which addresses the criteria below and upload this and your cv as part of the application process:

  • A degree relevant to sustainability and extensive experience.  
  • Experience developing and implementing organisational sustainability programs and initiatives.
  • Building relationships and positive management of a complex group of stakeholders, including leadership and management teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and progress a sustainability agenda and build awareness within an organisation.
  • Strong communication and the ability to build key stakeholders understanding and commitment to sustainability principles and practice.

For further information regarding the role and Macquarie University Sustainability please view the position description and Sustainability strategy document below.

Salary Package: from $90,330 - $97,937 (HEW Level 7), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, fixed-term contract (to March 2018, with possibility of part-time extension)

Specific Role Enquiries: Leanne Denby, Director of Sustainability at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Jason Abbott, HR Graduate Intern at

Applications Close: Monday 11 December 2017 at 11:55pm (AEDT)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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