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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with higher education organizational and operational structures with the, ability to objectively think through initiatives’ impact in an institutional setting.
  • Knowledge and clear understanding of green building practices, sustainability opportunities and the technical expertise for addressing such concerns.
  • Ability to manage a complex and often competing set of priorities in a high-pressure, results-oriented environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral (including proofreading) and ability to use sound judgment in following policies and procedures, using creativity to solve problems.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of spreadsheets, database programs, and word processing programs and basic-intermediate skills in creative programs suits (Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator and/or Photoshop).
  • Experience and knowledge with circular economy concepts, particularly in the context of facilities and materials resource management.
  • Proven ability to deliver results and translate qualitative actions into quantitative impact.
  • Persuasive style and motivational skills that drive participation across a large population of stakeholders.
  • Grasp of regulatory requirements and market dynamics at the municipal level through international level; understanding of hauling and waste transportation processes.
  • A consistent track record in managing cross-functional waste or materials programs with proven ability to resolve issues, build relationships and achieve consensus.
  • Innovative, iterative mindset to tackle problematic materials and areas for behavioral, design and technological improvement.
  • Knowledge of key zero waste certification programs including TRUE, UL, Living Building Standard, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/ risk assessments, and most complex data analyses; ability to provide recommendations for exposure/risk control.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated supervisory/coaching expertise.
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills, with the ability to support multiple projects of various types at different stages with an emphasis on accuracy and meeting milestones and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of spreadsheets, database programs, and word processing programs.
 
Certifications and Licenses:
None
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
  • Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
  • Work on weekends and evenings.
  • Work involves long hours of standing and sustained communications/dialogue.
  • May work in mechanical equipment rooms, kitchens, waste management areas, construction sites.
  • Travel, local and non-local.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide.
 
WORK STANDARDS:
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
  • Ability to manage a complex and often competing set of priorities in a high-pressure, results-oriented environment.
  • Good balance of initiative and results, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation skills.
  • Sound judgment in following policies and procedures, using creativity to solve problems.
  • Ability to articulate audience motivations, product/program benefits, and recommend key messages.
  • Sound project management to translate ideas into action and deliver results to stakeholders.
Please note:  applications will be reviewed the week of March 16, 2020 

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