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Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 11, 2019

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Physical Operations, Planning & Development

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$70,000 - $85,000 Annually



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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 reduction goals.

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 University.



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 preferred.

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 required.

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 required.

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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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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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