Director of Sustainability

190572 Requisition #

The Sustainability Director is a full-time staff position at Creighton University to seek opportunities to advance sustainability for Creighton University on the Omaha and Phoenix campuses, Creighton’s affiliated center in the Dominican Republic, as well as in the greater Omaha community. This position augments ongoing campus-wide climate protection efforts in academics, research, facilities, student services, and community service (among others) to significantly propel Creighton's actions and commitments forward.


The successful candidate will be a leader who can organize and coordinate disparate campus efforts, advocate for change toward sustainable conditions, and communicate meaningfully with different audiences (e.g., facilities and residence life staff, administrators, faculty, and students). Researching and inspiring new efforts, the Sustainability Director will be a positive proponent of change to enhance Creighton’s sustainability efforts and reputation. The Sustainability Director will coordinate the Sustainability Governance Council and report to the Vice Provost for Global Engagement.

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Education and experience should combine a strong set of interrelated expertise in areas including, but not limited to, sustainability, environmental science, and/or engineering. Project and/or team management experience (minimum three years) required. Demonstration of successful project funding and grant-writing are desired. 

  • Coordinate the revision of Creighton University’s Climate Action Plan to set targets and interim milestones for becoming climate neutral;
  • Manage internal efforts toward more sustainable practices with different offices and organizations to reduce waste, lead composting efforts, and engage in campus planning;
  • Provide leadership in organizing events involving students, faculty, and staff to promote university-wide sustainability practices and an environmentally-mindful culture, to inform the community of our progress, to identify future challenges, and to motivate others to be actively involved in sustainability efforts;
  • Represent Creighton’s voice in the community on sustainability issues, both managing opportunities and initiating relationships.
  • Assist units in setting targets, evaluate progress, measure cost savings, and communicate those findings internally, to our local and regional communities, and through American Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) outlets.
  • Collect data for and complete sustainability assessments such as the AASHE, STARS (including greenhouse gas emissions), Energy Star and similar; oversee collection and analysis of data on Creighton’s energy use, material flows, transportation strategies, and purchasing policies from across campus as a part of the implementation process for the development of sustainability projects on campus.
Physical Requirements:
 Seeing: 75 – 100%
 Hearing: 75 – 100%

 Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0 – 24%

 Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24 % (pound: 10 lbs.)

 Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

 Travel: No

 Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AAP/EEO Statement:

 Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.



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