Assistant Director, Sustainability & Utilities Program
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 98363
ABOUT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND RESIDENTIAL & DINING ENTERPRISES:
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing high-quality services to students and other members of the university community. The department has an annual operating budget of over $350M, operates 24/7/365, and oversees a $3B asset portfolio comprising a 7 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus. In autumn quarter of the 2021-22 academic year, R&DE will return to providing housing for over 13,000 students and dependents, serving meals at 17 dining halls, 12 retail locations, and operating athletic concessions and conference operations. Additionally, R&DE comprises 900 FTE staff in the following divisions: Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Strategic Communications.
"Students (Customers) First" is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE,"Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision."
This role is currently designated as hybrid and may provide incumbents with flexibility for partial telecommuting.
Strategize, develop, and lead strategic enterprise-wide sustainability programs by integrating several organizational program efforts. Lead multiple program efforts, including student and staff education, waste diversion, multiple utility conservation, carbon emissions footprint shrinkage, green cleaning advocacy, and other programs in development in keeping with the vision for the overall initiatives. Specialize in utility conservation and waste diversion areas, analytics, and outreach program management.
Direct and develop programs for sustainable operations, communications, and community relations.
Pursue continuous improvement to existing programs and developing new programs as required to advance organizational sustainability operations.
Provide vision and support for development of sustainability programs managed by other organizational divisions such as green purchasing, sustainable practices, and recycling.
Collaborate across campus to advance sustainability: develop relationships and complement activities with faculty, academic departments, and institutes engaged in the sustainability field.
Conduct long term infrastructure planning in the topics of energy, water, waste, transportation and procurement, incorporating knowledge from the field and feedback from others.
Define activities of assigned groups, assess staffing needs, commit resources, evaluate performance, and develop staff.
Create, develop, and manage budget for assigned area(s).
Advance participation in the community and sustainability industry by establishing relationships with key professionals and organizations.
Serve as subject matter expert on sustainable operational issues, and support media and public relations concerns; collaboratively coordinate the media relations efforts with leadership.
Direct and supervise staff and third-party vendors.
Create and make presentations to showcase results, savings, and progress.
May manage junior staff and/or student interns.
Analytical Program Management roles include: providing oversight to the data collection and reporting process for surveys, reports, and publications; managing the analysis of campus sustainability performance and cases for various third party evaluations and surveys; managing various data-driven assessment projects for campus buildings, maintaining communication and outreach related to these programs; and designing, communicating, compiling, and reporting key sustainability performance indicators, trends and metrics to various organizations and stakeholders.
Outreach Program Management roles include: providing oversight to the designing, planning, and delivering campus education and training components of sustainability programs and services, raising campus awareness of sustainability goals and practices; managing schools' and departments' coordination for increasing the adoption of sustainability programs and services; managing sustainability publications, collateral, website and other online presentation; sourcing and coordinating external sustainability publicity and promotional opportunities; and submitting proposals for national and regional conferences.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in sustainability program management, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Polished verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking and formal presentations.
Project management skills including reliable scopes of work, timelines, and cost estimates for sustainability projects.
Knowledge and ability to use personal computers and common business software including Microsoft Office.
Adept at understanding and communicating sustainability principles to others and ability to integrate those principles into operations.
Capability to diplomatically bridge the gap between sustainability idealists and pragmatists to motivate and align diverse interests to advance sustainability; ability to build consensus among diverse interest groups.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities that are highly desired and sought after:
Familiarity with higher education organizational and operational structures with the ability to think objectively through initiatives' impact in an institutional setting.
Knowledge and clear understanding of green building practices, sustainability opportunities and the technical expertise for addressing such concerns.
Ability to manage a complex and often competing set of priorities in a high-pressure, results-oriented environment. Ability to use sound judgment in following policies and procedures, using creativity to solve problems.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.
Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Work on weekends and evenings.
Work involves long hours of standing and sustained communications/dialogue.
May work in mechanical equipment rooms, kitchens, waste management areas, construction sites.
Travel, local and non-local.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The expected pay range for this position is $145,000 to $152,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
Why Stanford is for You:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enriches the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the university will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?