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Coordinator, Sustainability (Contract)
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Brampton, ON, CANADA; Mississauga, ON, CANADA; Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Training and Education ; Other Training and Education Jobs
Job Industry: Education
Job Career Level: Experienced
Year(s) of Experience: 5
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: May 10, 2013
Please note Sheridan College only accepts applications using Resume Basic. Please refer to our online application guide and FAQ section to learn more about the application process. Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Reporting to the Director, Office for Sustainability, the Coordinator is responsible for program development and coordination of Zero Waste (ZW) initiatives and for providing administrative support to the Director and the Office for Sustainability.  The Coordinator works closely with the Director in the execution and tactical management of the Zero Waste Sheridan (ZWS) plan. He/she will help build operational credibility and the business case for year on year footprint reduction initiatives, will participate in program planning, development and tactical execution, including special studies/assessments, as needed as well as coordinate the ZW launch, including a fully integrated ZW cluster and organics separation strategy. 

Responsibilities include:
• Launching ZWS bin clusters and communications across departments & Faculties with a significant focus on “Front of House” and “Back of House” program development;
• Spearheading ‘top 10’ Jump Start ZW initiatives, developing ROI and weekly ZW communications to engage, educate and communicate successes; working with Data Management & Assessment  to integrate ZW targets and measurements;
• Recruiting and hiring co-op students for special projects; monitoring project progress;
• Identifying additional sources of funding for Sheridan ZW initiatives (e.g. NGO, Municipal, Provincial/Federal, corporate sponsorship, advertising, cost recovery, etc);
• Developing, implementing & managing effective administrative procedures for efficient operation of the Office for Sustainability;
• Providing a wide range of administrative senior level support to the Director and the department, including: coordinating scheduling (calendars,  appointments, travel arrangements); reviewing and assessing  communications; coordinating meetings and events (including: logistics, agendas, documentation); attending meetings on behalf of Director to record /communicate pertinent information; maintaining department web pages; managing and maintaining logistics related to office plans and moves;
• Working closely with Director to support the development of the ZWS program, goals, business case, as well as implementation programs, policies and procedures, assessment and reporting activities and metrics; coordinating timelines, tracking work requirements and following up on project deliverables; engaging students, staff and faculty, across all operational departments and Faculties, in the program, including maintaining & supporting a joint collaborative partnership with the Faculty of Arts, Animation and Design (FAAD) in creating the designs for Mission Zero initiatives;
• Supporting the work of ZW departmental volunteers and taskforces; 
• Assisting the Director with development of the ZWS organics and composting program, which will divert Sheridan’s compostable materials & organics from landfill, reuse finished compost on campus landscapes and future food initiatives to promote a sustainable closed-loop process;
• Performing other projects, initiatives and activities as required.

The successful candidate will possess a 3-year diploma or degree in Environmental Sciences, Earth/Physical Science, Facilities Management, Sustainability, Business & Environment or related field along with 5 years working experience as an individual contributor, including experience as team-lead (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).  Certification in Sustainability, Communications, Marketing, Public Safety, Legal Administration, ZeroWaste and/or Waste Audit is an asset.  Specialized or technical training in Building Science/Materials, Recycling Composting, LEED and/or Energy is preferred.  The successful candidate must have knowledge of sustainability practices, principles and issues as well as understand the needs of operational departments regarding ZW, have experience coordinating and organizing collaborative initiatives and developing e-newsletters, web materials and surveys.  Experience with budgets and business case development and Project and administrative management experience. Experience with ZEROWASTE assessment, including AASHE STARS, is an asset.  The candidate must have very strong interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, to be able to communicate ZEROWASTE initiatives to others so they understand, along with well-developed organizational, planning and research skills.  The candidate must have ability to: exercise sound judgement, flexibility and resourcefulness; display a high level of professionalism, discretion, diplomacy & tact; calmly handle a demanding workload, with changing or conflicting priorities; prioritize, multi-task, track multiple projects.  The ideal candidate should have an analytical approach to complex problem solving and strong conflict resolution skills.

Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Administrative
School/Department: Finance & Administration
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 13/A/22 
Payband: NI 
Target Hiring Range: $55,440 - $58,905
Salary Range: $55,440 - $69,300
Application Deadline: Open until filled

To be considered for this position, an on-line application is required. Please click on the "Apply for this job" button to proceed with your application. Please review Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs; before you begin.

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.

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