Organizational Sustainability Manager

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
13 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your specific areas of expertise, your resume and the names and contact information for 3 professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through 03/31/2019. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Search Contact Josie Plaut,

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.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.