New job Coordinator of Student Sustainability Center in Oregon

Coordinator of Student Sustainability Center

Company : Portland State University
Salary : $51,264 a year
Location : Oregon

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Program Administrator 2

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Working Title
Coordinator of Student Sustainability Center

332001 - SDO Student Activities Office

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Tenure Status
F - Fixed Term

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

Portland State University (PSU) is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 24,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement, and innovation.

Student Activities and Leadership Programs’ (SALP) mission is to enrich and integrate students’ leadership and academic experiences in order to educate students to be ethical, socially just, and civically engaged leaders on campus and in their larger communities. SALP does this by advising student government and student media, working with student-run businesses, coordinating service-learning and sustainability projects, and advising nearly 200 student organizations.

The Student Sustainability Center is an important part of Student Activities and Leadership Programs and Portland State University. The Student Sustainability Center is an accessible hub that empowers students to become intersectional sustainability leaders by providing experiential learning opportunities and resources. Students are able to join year-long internships, participate in events, find mentors, and get involved in sustainability initiatives on campus and the larger community.

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Position Summary

The Coordinator of Student Sustainability Center oversees the experiential student-center sustainability program. The includes creating and tracking the budget; selection, support, and evaluation of student employees and volunteers; developing and coordinating programs and activities that engage and involve students in sustainability at Portland State.

The Coordinator facilitates a class for the year-long student participants using the SALP curriculum. The position collaborates with staff, faculty, and the community to develop means for student engagement in innovation in sustainability thought, practice, and education. The position may supervise a graduate assistant and student employees.

In accordance with the AAUP collective bargaining agreement this position is open only to current PSU AAUP academic professionals. Article 17 Section 11 refers: Click Here

Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS with 3+ years of related experience.
  • Demonstrable understanding of sustainability education and student development.
  • Working knowledge of developing training and workshops.
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication, including ability to synthesize large amounts of information in easy to understand formats.
  • State-issued driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse college students in a university or college environment.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Event planning experience.

Key Cultural Competencies
  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
  • Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship

Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Work Days/Hours
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $51,264. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.

PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Please visit the Total Compensation Calculator to see the added value of PSU’s employee benefits.

Additional Information

Please be sure to apply if the option is available to you. We are only able to review internal AAUP academic professionals through April 21st. If we move to an external recruitment phase, all candidates will be reviewed beginning May 18th.

Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)

In accordance with the AAUP collective bargaining agreement this position is open only to current PSU AAUP academic professionals. Article 17 Section 11 refers: Click Here

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