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Halifax, NS
Management and Operations
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,800 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that's celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

The Office of Sustainability focuses on supporting solutions that create positive social, ecological, and economic change in university operations. Reporting to the Executive Director, Office of Sustainability, the Sustainability Manager will provide management support and continuity to existing and new sustainability programs and communication efforts, specifically around food, waste, procurement and campus and community engagement initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall development, direction, and administration of a range of existing and new programs targeted at both the Dalhousie and external community.
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the office's programming including personnel, allocation of resources, information, logistics, main contact for event/programs.
  • Conduct and facilitate needs assessments, focus groups, etc. to gauge interest/demand for sustainability programs. As a Subject Matter Expert, make recommendations for strengthening, developing, re-aligning and/or terminating current offerings in conjunction with the Executive Director.
  • Hire, train and supervise students and casual staff. Identify, recruit and coordinate the hiring of instructors/facilitators for programs and/or events.
  • Create and modify the annual communications plan for the Office of Sustainability regarding events, programs and programming.
  • Effectively use a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to increase the visibility of programs/events and communicate with current and potential students.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (such as Management, Sustainability, Environmental Studies, etc.) with three to five years related experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Demonstrated knowledge and application of sustainability concepts and practices, including food, waste, and procurement is essential. Experience delivering community engagement, education programming and/or social marketing is an asset. Must possess excellent communication (verbal and written), public speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to liaise effectively with various departmental staff, elected officials, outside agencies and the public is required. Proven leadership, supervisory and team building experience a strong asset.

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Apply online by August 8, 2018 to competition DPMG-18092.

Salary Range: $50,240 - $67,973 per annum (ADM-05). This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.

This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

A little bit about us

Dalhousie University

 Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that’s celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.