Full-Time Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Boulder, Colorado
Chief Sustainability Officer
Annual salary range: $97,822 to $149,136 negotiable DOQ
Application deadline: Monday, May 22, 2017
Located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains – where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains – Boulder is a destination location known for its natural beauty, commitment to sustainability and progressive policies. Nestled 35 miles northwest of Denver at an elevation of 5,430 feet, Boulder (pop. 103,000) is world-renowned for its spectacular scenery that includes more than 45,000 acres of open space. This is an outstanding opportunity for an innovative thought leader in the areas of environmental quality, economic vitality, and social equity to champion Boulder’s efforts in sustainability throughout the City organization and the community.
Reporting to the Director of Planning, Housing, and Sustainability, the Chief Sustainability Officer provides leadership and vision to enhance integration and coordination on sustainability efforts throughout the organization and the community. The Chief Sustainability Officer is responsible for executing comprehensive sustainability programs in the areas of social, economic and environment while emphasizing a problem-solving orientation, effective communication, focus on continuous improvement, and effective, efficient and accountable service to internal work groups, other city departments, and external partners. The Chief Sustainability Officer leads a team of 12.30 FTE employees and an operating budget of approximately $3.26 million. Direct reports to the Chief Sustainability Officer include the Energy Services Manager and Zero Waste Manager.
A Master’s degree in a related field, such as sustainability, public administration, or business and a minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible experience in sustainability, and/or equivalent education and experience are required.