Sustainability Advocate

Per the NFA Contract, Article 9, TMCC is announcing to all eligible academic and administrative faculty that a need exists for a Sustainability Advocate.

Posting Date

April 5, 2024


The Sustainability Advocate will play a vital role in the College’s sustainability program. The Sustainability Advocate will work closely with academic faculty, the Equity, Inclusion and the Sustainability Office and administration to help incorporate sustainability principles and practices into educational programs and will assist with the assessment and impact of the College’s sustainability efforts through the collection and analysis of data. The primary job of this position is to inspire enthusiasm among full-time and part-time faculty for implementing sustainability centered curriculum and practice.

Scope of Work

Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 approximately 100–180 work hours per academic year.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. 1. Promote understanding and inclusion of sustainability concepts across the College through pedagogy and curriculum. The manner in which these activities are organized and the nature of their content should be geared towards achieving new habits. This will require weekly strategic meetings with faculty, individually, in small groups, and workshop settings.
  2. 2. Encourage and facilitate sustainability initiatives in academic programs, service learning, or other forms of civic engagement to enhance the capacity of TMCC to offer such programs. This assignment will champion sustainability initiatives among faculty.
  3. 3. Collect, compile, track, and report data related to the stainability initiatives at TMCC to help quantify the College’s “ecological footprint.”
  4. 4. Work with the Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office to develop and maintain tools, metrics, and indicators for assessing progress toward sustainability.
  5. 5. Meet regularly with the Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office and assist with the preparation of annual reports and related materials on the status of sustainability metrics.


  • Three years of experience working in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental management/impact, green buildings, renewable energy, land use and water conservation, and other sustainability initiatives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the program and curricular processes at the College.
  • Experience in program assessment: data source identification, collection, compilation, and tracking.


  • Experience in a faculty leadership roles and program development.
  • Strong commitment to sustainability and the societal transformations needed to address the pressing issues of climate disruption effectively


$5,000 stipend; or 3-credit release time per semester.

Reports To

Juana Reynoza-Gomez, Program Director of the Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability Office

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5 p.m. on April 22, 2024.

The letter should be addressed to Juana Reynoza-Gomez, Program Director. Note: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability Office will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before May 3, 2024.