Organizational Sustainability Manager

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) is housed within the College of Health and Human Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU). IBE is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and staff who focus on sustainability and quality of the built environment. IBE specializes in program development and management across for individual buildings, organizations and organizational programs, and at the neighborhood or district scales. We provide thought leadership, services and education related to organizational sustainability, third party sustainability certifications, integrative process facilitation, behavior engagement and regenerative development.

Position Summary

The Organizational Sustainability Manager will be expected to develop and manage organizational sustainability contracts, develop grant proposals, and direct student interns.

Being a small unit within CHHS, this position has a large impact on the team/unit. This is a role that helps shape the future of IBE, how IBE is seen within the college, the university and the community, which are all relationships that we carefully cultivate. This role interacts with other departments and other colleges in the University as well as with clients and grantors.

They will be required to make day to day management and resource allocation decisions based on their assigned project budgets and scopes. They are responsible for managing their time and that of any staff working on a given project, as well as the project budget.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. interior or architectural design, construction, engineering, real estate, sustainability, organizational development, business, sociology, etc.) with at least four years related experience OR Master’s degree in related field with at least two years related experience.
  • Demonstrated program development and project management abilities especially working with diverse and interdisciplinary teams
  • Experience in sustainable/green/healthy built environments
  • Successful management of sustainability services and/or programs
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience with 3rd party rating systems and related credentials (e.g. GRESB, LEED, B-Corp, WELL, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in mentoring and managing junior staff and/or students
  • Background in organizational development, culture, and/or human behavior, including facilitation experience
  • Data analysis capabilities
  • Basic understanding of business administration and Real Estate Development
  • Graphic design and data visualization skills
  • Professional consulting experience including scope and budget development and management, project management software, detailed time tracking, and invoicing
  • Evidence of a related professional network

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.