ZERO WASTE COORDINATOR
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: November 11, 2019
ZERO WASTE COORDINATOR
Physical Operations, Planning & Development
$70,000 - $85,000 Annually
Background check is required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
This position will report to the Director of Sustainability and
will be the primary leader for the UC Merced Campus to achieve the
Zero Waste goals. The responsibilities include coordination,
development, implementation to present on, and manage all aspects
of Campus-wide Integrated Waste Management Program which include;
waste reduction, recycling, and composting practices, striving for
the Zero Waste goals as defined in the University of California
Sustainable Practices Policy. Plan, organize, and coordinate all
waste disposal and recycling activities and resources. Establish
annual goals for waste minimization and recycling and serve as
advisor and consultant to campus departments and organizations
engaged in recycling programs. Supervise, direct and provide
guidance to recycling staff interns. Support administer and
implementing contracts made with waste management and recycling
vendors. Work closely with Local, State and Federal government
agencies to monitor and analyze changes in waste disposal and
recycling industries. Lead, including providing administrative and
technical support to campus Waste Minimization initiatives and
efforts. Support the planning, coordination and implementation of
sustainability efforts for the University. Overseeing programs and
providing guidance coordinating waste disposal and recycling
activities and resources. Establishes annual goals for waste
minimization and recycling and consults with staff and faculty in
departments and organizations engaged in recycling programs.
Engaging with waste management haulers, on operations for campus
waste. Engage with facilities management on campus waste
operations. Enables university stakeholders to improve
sustainability outcomes, coordination and managing sustainability
projects and activities related to sustainability. Manages and
oversees other sustainability projects as needed.
This position will be the champion and focal point for zero waste
projects, reporting, working in, presenting and education for the
UC Merced campus, and will include travel to conferences, and other
events, outside the campus.
The holder of this position will be expected to interact with a
broad array of campus constituents and stakeholder groups to raise
awareness of the zero waste goal, attend campus events and programs
to ensure compliance, establish collaborative relationships that
drive progress toward achievement of the waste diversion, be
directly involved in refuse audits and to achieve the waste
The incumbent will chair appropriate committees and will include a
diverse array of leadership and other representatives from campus
operational, planning, auxiliary, construction, student support,
academia, etc. Be actively involved in the zero waste initiatives
of the community. Will lead discussions in the committee regarding
zero waste related issues/updates and develop associated plans and
reports to outline the financial and operational outlook of the
Bachelor's degree and or 3 years of related experience with
municipal waste diversion programs and sustainability related
programs or 7 years of related experience/training required.
Master's degree in Engineering or Environmental Sciences
Demonstrated expertise in the area of environmental sustainability,
policies and grants required.
Thorough knowledge of sustainability concepts and practices,
including LEED systems, climate action plans, food service
procurement and waste management practices required.
Skill in planning, implementing and conducting sustainability
focused practices required.
Ability to build collaborative relationships and business
partnerships that are financially sustainable required.
Strong verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
Ability to organize information, extract relevant data, and prepare
reports in various formats required.
Proficient in all software applications (Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint, Access) and database applications. Required.
Ability to draft clear, concise correspondence, develop
presentations and business documents required.
Strong graphic arts, social media and website skills required.
Strong ability to lead and administer committees and meetings.
Required Strong ability to Supervise labor staff and volunteers
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resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
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