CofC: Seeking Associate Director for Student Engagement

With Who:  Center for Sustainability, College of Charleston (CofC)

Location:  Charleston, SC

Employment Type:  Full-time, Salaried, On-Campus

Salary:  $37,850 – $48,927*

Position Description:  The Associate Director for Student Engagement will build sustainability-focused experiential learning opportunities for College of Charleston students. Through programs such as hands-on internships, sustainability scholars and campus as a living lab, this position will work closely with both the operational and academic centers of campus. The College has recently adopted a new Strategic Plan with a cross-cutting commitment of fostering a culture of innovation to create sustainable solutions. This position will work towards achieving this commitment through student engagement opportunities.

This position is also critical to the success of the College’s recently adopted Sustainability Action Plan (SAP). Achieving carbon neutrality and zero waste, creating a culture of sustainability on campus and offering holistic, integrated learning around sustainability are the four strategic goals of the SAP. The Associate Director of Student Engagement will assist in developing the pathways to achieve these goals and the key performance indicators to determine how we measure our success.

Minimum Requirements:  A Bachelor’s degree related to sustainability, communications or other directly related fields. Professional experience demonstrating success in planning and executing programs for students and / or professional audiences.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, with the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a diverse student body, faculty, staff and community. Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Effective time management and organizational skills Working knowledge in all Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite programs. Working knowledge in all social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook. Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: (in addition to the above minimum qualifications) Master’s degree related to sustainability, public administration, student affairs or other directly related fields. Professional experience within a higher education institution. LEED Accredited Professional or closely related sustainability credentials.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  A knowledge of sustainability and the ability to apply that knowledge to the job duties and responsibilities. Skills in project management and some experience working on a higher education campus. Ability to work closely with diverse students and colleagues to move sustainability initiatives forward at the College. Demonstrated ability to cultivate trust and maintain credibility with a range of stakeholders. Strong organizational skills, effective written and verbal communication skills. Experience managing or mentoring students in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Note:  *Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.

Application Deadline:  August 18, 2021

Apply (or request more information):  For more detailed information on this posting, or to apply, please visit the CofC Jobs site.

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