Type: Full-Time
Posted: 10/13/2022
Application Due: 10/27/2022
Category: Facilities Management
Job Summary

The Sustainability Manager will develop and implement strategic goals over a multi-year horizon that reflect the University’s priorities and the agenda set by the President’s Commission on Sustainability (PCS). The Manager will work independently to foster collaborative partnerships with administrators, faculty, staff and students from all University colleges, divisions, and departments to ensure recommended strategies and initiatives are implemented consistent with operational objectives, priorities and resource constraints.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic direction and oversight of all sustainability plans, programs and initiatives, including development, construction, and programming of the Center for a Sustainable Future.  Seek to involve all Colleges and Divisions in the Center and provide long-term operational oversight of the Center.
  • Oversee implementation, compliance and Reporting on CSULB’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to meet the university’s 2030 and 2040 carbon neutrality and resilience goals and targets. Work to obtain necessary funding for programs.
  • Manage and oversee data collection, tracking, and reporting related to sustainability programs, plans and assessments. Supervise the work of the Sustainability Analyst and student assistants. Provide oversight and management of department budget.  Coordinate data collection with campus utility manager. Serve as permanent Co-Chair of the President’s Commission on Sustainability (PCS).
  • Manage efforts to raise CSULB’s sustainability leadership profile through communications and outreach, including developing and implementing strategies for increasing the university’s rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). Manage media communications around work by the department including department website, newsletter, and social media.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Proven technical writing skills including grant proposal writing, news releases, marketing bulletins. Basic knowledge of energy regulations and current State Energy Reduction Targets.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.  Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university’s commitment to a “vision of excellence.”

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, or a related field with a minimum of four (4) years of experience working in Sustainability Education and/or Project Implementation required. Master’s Degree preferred. 

Licenses / Certificates

LEED Certification preferred.


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Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.

Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to COVID19-Staff-Info@csulb.edu

Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, work, and thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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