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Student Sustainability Center Program Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, Executive/Management/Director, Student Life/Services

Department: Erb Memorial Union
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $42,000 - $48,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
August 29, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include the following with your online application:

• Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position; describe how your skills, abilities, and experiences meet the minimum and preferred qualifications and professional competencies contained within the job announcement.
• Current résumé, which includes dates of employment
• Name, email address and phone number of at least three professional references, one of which must be current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.
• Answers to the following supplemental questions:

1. Why are student activities and student organizations important on campus?

2. Describe a program or event you managed, including size, budget, goals and results. What best practices did you use to guide the process? How can you share this with or teach this to students at varying levels of experience and knowledge? How would you change your approach for student organizations that you do not interact with on a regular basis?

3. How do you build and sustain collaborative relationships that benefit an organization?

4. The Division of Student Life is intentionally creating a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone. What does this mean to you? If you are selected for this role, how will you help us achieve this goal?

For the complete position description and duties please email: and reference Student Sustainability Center Program Manager.

Department Summary
The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is a department of the Division of Student Life. The EMU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 70 professional staff and 250 student staff, and serves over 15 thousand daily users during the academic year. The EMU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community and visitors to campus, and its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The EMU is student centered and is operated in collaboration with a student Board, who are actively involved in determining the character and scope of the department and approve the budget recommendations of all EMU services and programs.

Position Summary
The Student Sustainability Center Program Manager is responsible for the management of the Grove Community Garden, the Bottles Up Program, Earth Week, the Student Sustainability Fair, Transportation Day, and other planned events. The position is responsible for advising Greeks Go Green, the Student Sustainability Network, and student organizations that have completed an adviser agreement.

The position is expected to serve as a knowledgeable resource of the university systems and administration by providing mentoring and support to students interested in sustainability initiatives.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Women & Genders Studies, Non-Profit Administration or a field related to assigned responsibilities.
• 1 year experience with event and program planning.
• 1 year experience managing a budget
• 1 year experience assessing learning needs, and developing training curriculum to meet those needs
• 1 year experience supervising or advising students or paraprofessionals

Professional Competencies
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
• Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
• Experience providing superior customer service
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrable experience problem solving in an independent manner
• Demonstrable knowledge of sustainability principles, frameworks, and knowledge

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in student affairs, student development, social work, counseling, education, organizational leadership, or related field.
• Experience with supervision, mentoring, and staff management in a College or University setting.
• Experience working on sustainability initiatives at a higher education institution.
• Experience effectively mentoring and advising students from traditionally/historically underrepresented backgrounds.
• Knowledge of student development theories and practices.
• Experience in practices of risk management.
• Experience in program assessment.
• Experience working with student activity/incidental fee processes and departments.
• Experience with Google Apps, MS Office, smartphone apps, social media platforms, and other current and emerging technology.
• Experience leading a volunteer organization.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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