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Sustainability Operations Coordinator

Northern Kentucky University, Louie B Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY, USA
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Job Description

This position will coordinate sustainability events and initiatives and track associated metric. It is responsible for reporting on the University’s progress towards sustainability goals and communication with the campus community regarding sustainability.

Primary Responsibilities

Plan and coordinate events, activities, educational initiatives, and service opportunities related to sustainability. Partner with other campus groups and organizations to foster a culture of sustainability within the campus community.

Manage utility bill processes including tracking cost and consumption, recording internal meter readings, developing internal cross charge bills, and reporting water deduct meter readings. Manage all fuel needs for Operations & Maintenance.

Communicate NKU’s sustainability efforts using multiple channels including the website, social media, written communications, and in-person presentations. Serve as the primary point of contact for inquiries related to sustainability and a resource for students interested in sustainability.

Manage the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data related to sustainability metrics. Complete reports including as greenhouse gas inventories and progress reports on NKU’s Sustainability Strategy. When appropriate, submit information for external ratings/recognitions such as the Tree Campus USA designation.

Identify, apply for, and administer grants related to sustainability, as appropriate. Develop budget requests for events, activities, etc. and make recommendations on allocation of funds.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and three years related experience.

  • Knowledgeable about a wide array of sustainability issues

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in multiple formats and to audiences of differing sizes and makeups

  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple assignments/responsibilities; collaborative and collegial;

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and standard office equipment.

Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience 3 years



Pay Grade S71

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More Information

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

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