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27 Sep 2019

Full-Time Sustainability Coordinator

Town of Brattleboro – Posted by HRBrattleboro Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Title: Sustainability Coordinator

Department: Planning Services

Nature of work: Work collaboratively with administration, staff, and the community to promote sustainability within the Town government and the community. Starting salary $55,000 – $58,000.

Supervision Received: Direction and Supervision provided by the Planning Services Director. This position will actively participate in the work of the Town’s senior management team.

Supervision Exercised: None.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement systems for tracking progress toward key sustainability milestones.
• Monitor, measure, and report on progress toward those key sustainability milestones.
• Build capacity and relationships with a variety of entities including other public agencies,
civic organizations, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, philanthropic organizations, and community residents.
• Organize and execute internal and external stakeholder engagement.
• Communicate sustainability goals and progress to the public.
• Promote sustainability with employees in Town government and as a part of the Town government’s organizational culture.
• Support all Town departments in achieving energy efficiencies and conservation by providing research and best practice guidance on improvements to Town facilities, equipment and product purchasing, vehicle use, and daily operations.
• Provide primary staff support to the Energy Committee, including staffing meetings and facilitating implementation of the Committee’s work program.
• Implement the energy section of the Town Plan and assist in the achievement of other Town Plan goals that will make Brattleboro more sustainable and resilient.
• Evaluate design practices, technologies, and systems that bring sustainable solutions to communities.
• Identify and pursue grants related to sustainability.

Competencies Needed:
Extensive experience in planning and sustainability programs.
• Sustainability and Social Justice Literacy – Knowledge of emerging environmental and social trends related to sustainability and understanding of policies, technologies, and financial models that support sustainable communities.
• Communication – Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, considering the audience and nature of the information; writes and speaks in clear and convincing manner; listens to others, attending to nonverbal cues and responding appropriately.
• Planning and Evaluating – Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them;
coordinates with others to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
• Interpersonal Skills – Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others, including effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences; effectively leads inclusive collaborative processes.

Non-Essential Duties and Tasks:
The responsibilities and duties listed above are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them for the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Work Environment: Bending, reaching, lifting, and occasionally moving up to 25 pounds. Frequent sitting, some standing, and walking required. Extensive use of computer and keyboard. Must tolerate moderate noise levels and interruptions in the office environment. Occasional evenings or weekends for special program events or meetings. May require some outdoor work. Must have the ability to drive a motor vehicle and have access to reliable transportation.

Note: This is a non-union position.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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