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18 Oct 2019

Full-Time Assistant Director, Sustainability

New York University – Posted by Human Resources New York, New York, United States


Job Description


Under the direction of the Director, Sustainability, this role will be an integral part of a best-in-class, comprehensive sustainability program and team that oversees the strategy, content, management, and direction of various measures, projects and initiatives in support of NYU sustainability goals. Areas of focus include but are not limited to carbon, energy, water, construction and renovation, waste, and transportation. This position will play an instrumental part in the development and implementation of a comprehensive road map to reach NYUs carbon goals, and have a key role in tracking NYUs carbon inventory and progress. This position will lead stakeholder efforts and communication between NYU units, departments, and schools, and will support communications and outreach strategies related to the work.


Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Education:
Degree in related field (environmental science or environmental studies, engineering, sustainability, etc.). Master’s Degree

Required Experience:
7+ years of related experience with project management and running programs. Must include related experience in strategic planning that informs organizational sustainability missions and goals.

Preferred Experience:
Change management. Project or construction management. Data collection, analysis, and modeling. Financial analysis and modeling. Working group, task force, committee, or stakeholder group management. Group leadership. Green building design, construction, rating, or research. Involvement in a sustainability or environmentally related field.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent written, communication, and presentation skills. Outstanding devotion to detail. Demonstrated history of creative problem solving and initiative. Strong interpersonal skills including collaborative leadership. Change management including persuasion and building of consensus in diverse groups. Strong analytical ability. Ability to work both independently or collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities. Exceptionally strong organizational skills and the ability to conceive and execute large projects from inception to completion.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated leadership in forming and facilitating workstreams, committees, working groups, and stakeholder meetings. Ability to write clear and cogent reports and plans. Database analysis and modeling in SQL, R, or another language. Knowledge of energy and carbon accounting methodology and best practices. Technical knowledge of building design, construction, analysis, and building science.


NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at

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Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time.

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