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Salary– $26,500.00 – $29,000.00

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The Office of Campus Sustainability is currently seeking a part-time Sustainability Program Assistant (Assistant Program Manager) to oversee the waste bin program, including ordering, managing inventory, and working with partners within Facilities and Operations to place and maintain bins according to standards.  This position will work 20-hours/week to support all waste programs, including the ChEM Reuse program which works closely with campus labs to redistribute lab chemicals, equipment and other materials.  Other responsibilities include participating in waste sorts, visual audits, and mapping waste flows for various building types on campus.  Participating in special projects and events as necessary will be expected, and may sometimes require evening and weekend work.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Paid maternal and parental leave
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Who We Are

The University of Michigan Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) serves as a focal point for sustainable campus operations and collaborates with academic and research units, auxiliaries, and student groups to further efforts toward reaching campus-wide sustainability goals.  OCS also is responsible for tracking and reporting the progress toward these goals as well as communicating with the campus and surrounding community to engage staff, students, and faculty.


  • Manage the waste bin inventory, including ordering, tracking, assembly, and distribution.
  • Work with campus partners including Custodial Services, Waste Management Services and building Facility Managers to coordinate the delivery, placement and maintenance of bins for the U-M waste programs according to established bin design and placement standards.
  • Act as primary assistant for ChEM Reuse program to redistribute lab materials and equipment to labs in a safe manner.
  • Support OCS waste programs such as Move-in and Move-out, and Office Supply Reuse Days, as well as campus education/engagement events.
  • Participate in waste sorts and other ongoing data collection efforts.
  • Map waste streams for various building types on campus.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in supporting operations related to recycling and composting programs.
  • Experience coordinating logistics with building and custodial staff.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience and proficiency in Google Workspace as well as LucidCharts and AiM asset tracking software.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications*

  • 3 years experience.
  • Familiarity with lab/research operations, preferably in an academic environment.
  • Experience mapping waste streams for a large institution.
  • Must be able to move and transport 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Work Locations

This position may be eligible for remote and/or flexible work opportunities, including both on-site and remote work.  Candidates must live or be able to relocate within a reasonable commuting distance from Ann Arbor. Flexible work agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to change dependent on the business needs of the hiring department, throughout the course of employment.

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.