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Sustainability Advocate

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible academic and administrative faculty that a need exists for a Sustainability Advocate.

Posting Date

September 7, 2021

Description

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 Sustainability Office, and administration to help incorporate sustainability principles and practices into academic 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 2021 through Spring 2022, approximately 100–180 work hours per academic year.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  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 strategic weekly meetings with faculty; individually, in small groups, and in workshop settings.
  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. Collect, compile, track and report data related to the sustainability initiatives at TMCC to help quantify the College’s “ecological footprint.”
  4. Work with the Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Office to develop and maintain tools, metrics, and indicators for assessing progress toward sustainability.
  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.

Qualifications

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

Preferences

  • Experience in a faculty leadership role.
  • Experience in program development.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborative decision making.
  • Strong commitment to sustainability and the societal transformations needed to effectively address the pressing issues of climate disruption.

Compensation

$5,000 stipend.

This additional assignment is supported by a set dollar amount which cannot be directed towards release time. Paying a stipend is the only reasonable compensation.

Reports To

Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability Office under the Vice President of Student Services and Diversity.

Application Process

Interested faculty should submit a letter of interest to the Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability Office by emailing YeVonne Allen, describing special qualifications and providing other relevant information no later than Sept. 20, 2021. Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

Applicants will be notified of selection by Sept. 24, 2021.