Facilities and Campus Planning
Under the general supervision of the Vice President, Facilities and Campus Planning, the Director of Sustainability will serve as the key facilitator and organizational strategist to lead ArtCenter’s efforts to achieve its vision of instilling a culture of sustainability. The incumbent will develop a comprehensive long-term strategy for an environmentally sustainable future by working with faculty, students, and staff across the college, departments and auxiliaries to incorporate sustainable principles and practices in daily operations and academic activities. ArtCenter is committed to a coordinated institutional sustainability effort manifested in specific initiatives focused on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, transportation planning, green buildings, procurement, waste management, energy and water conservation, and other cross-disciplinary initiatives. The incumbent will provide leadership and coordination to the many distinct sustainability efforts on campus and develop a consistent plan to reach long- and short-range program goals. The incumbent will work closely with the Faculty Director of Sustainability Initiatives to support the development of academic components to enhance sustainable curriculum in art and design, including development of research partnerships and stewardship of sustainability curricula.
Reports to: Vice President of Facilities and Campus Planning
FLSA status: Exempt
Salary grade: Salary range $85,000 -$95,000 per year
Department Administrative Operations — 20%
Operational — 40%
Campus Outreach — 35%
Other Duties (non-essential) — 5%
All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Assistant Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.
Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed both in a standard office setting and outside with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer, monitors and machinery; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is exposure to fumes, dust and noise with the HVAC equipment such as compressors and exhaust fans while utilizing issued safety equipment.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an shop setting; to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; including, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, squatting, and twisting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (50 pounds, or team-lift up to 100 pounds); to operate office and shop equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Tasks frequently involve use of ladders and scaffolding. Effective verbal communication skills to present and respond to requests
Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, looking at equipment, viewing a computer terminal and other normal work with or without correction.
Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.
ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.