Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Camosun College is a comprehensive community college serving the people of the Greater Victoria Region of British Columbia, on scenic southern Vancouver Island. Guided by an inspiring strategic plan and administered by a professional community of talented faculty, staff and senior executives, Camosun enrolls close to 20,000 learners each year, including over 1,000 Aboriginal students and 600 International students. Situated on two beautiful campuses with the geography and moderate climate unique to Canada’s west coast, Camosun offers more than 160 certificate, diploma, and bachelor’s degree programs in arts, sciences, business, health and human services, trades, technologies, sport education, Aboriginal studies and adult upgrading. New major infrastructure investments, like the Centre for Trades Education & Innovation, ensure Camosun continues to expand its reputation as a community leader, an applied research hub, and an education powerhouse, providing transformative experiences for students and employees alike.
This position is responsible for fostering an institutional culture of sustainability, empowering individuals to take part in the college’s commitment to practicing institutional ecology and positioning Camosun College as a leading educational institution in sustainability.
The Manager will provide leadership through the Office of Sustainability by supporting, developing and overseeing environmentally sustainable (ES) initiatives on campus. Change leadership and management; budget development and accountability; planning, goal setting and achievement; policy development and implementation; and partnership and relationship development are all important components of this position. Meeting provincial carbon gas emission targets, and charting a course to meet national/international accreditation for sustainable post-secondary institutions will help focus the initiatives. The Transportation and Parking Management Program will comprise 50% of position, to ensure sustainability goals are met as well as the continued growth in financial contribution from Ancillary Services to the College.
The college’s advancement and success towards sustainability will be demonstrated not only by the initiatives undertaken by the Sustainability Office itself, but also through the Offfice's collaboration with, and efforts of, its partners across campus, including: The Environmental Sustainability Council, Physical Resources, Food Services, individual departments, programs, faculty, staff, etc, as well as student groups such as Camosun College Students for Environmental Awareness. The Manager will also build capacity with partners by facilitating and linking people, resources and initiatives to greater enable ES culture to flourish. The Manager will ensure that all environmentally sustainability efforts on campus are identified and communicated. The Manager, Sustainability is responsible for building and fostering positive working relationships and partnerships with internal departments and external stakeholders (including suppliers, partners, municipalities, provincial and capital region government agencies and consultants), to ensure that excellent programs are supported, developed, and communicated.
Some changes through the policy development may impact current practices and benefits for college employees. The Manager will work with many stakeholders, including unions to facilitate change. Identification, research and business case development for new ES programs to meet the College’s strategic plan is also expected of this position.
Reports to the Director of Ancillary Services.
Direct reports include: One full time support staff, one part-time Assistant Manager and the potential for other term positions as required to support the programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provides leadership and oversight for environmental sustainability and transportation and parking management (TPM) on campus.
- Raises awareness on campus, and in the broader community, of environmental sustainability initiatives at Camosun College by ensuring a communication/promotion plan is in place.
- Monitors and reports on the college’s progress towards a sustainable campus (through an accreditation program such as The Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) or Sustainable Endowments Institute's (SEI) College Sustainability Report Card
- Act as a steward to departments and through steering committees by providing policy, planning and cultivating internal/external relationships.
- Develops annual goals and objectives, develops schedules and plans to meet the long term goals of the Program;
- Develops systems and initiatives to measure, track and evaluate the success of Program goals and services.
- Measures the utilization rates of parking facilities and transportation modes;
- Identifies and develops business case studies for new projects and initiatives;
- Establishes parking regulations that support the TPM Plan. Manages the 3rd Party Parking Management contract.
- Recommends parking rates for ultimate approval by the Board of Governors
- Resolves employee parking complaints and disputes directly or through the grievance process.
- Oversees the coordination and promotion of TPM events such as transportation fairs, commuter clinics, open houses and educational programs to promote travel options to commuters;
- Monitors impacts of campus development on transportation and traffic. Respondsto transportation and traffic related issues, identifies and recommends solutions to resolve problems;
- Develops and monitors annual budgets related to the Program;
- Works with the Educational Research Department to conduct surveys on the level of Program activity, participation and satisfaction;
- Develops or leads the preparation of specifications and terms of reference and the hiring of consultants for Program related work;
- Establishes and promotes third-party programs such as ride sharing, and Emergency Ride Home programs;
- Establishes partnerships with both public and private sectors for service delivery and to share information and receive feedback regarding the college’s transportation needs’ and environmental sustainability objectives.
- Develops programs related to the use of parking, bicycle, and transit facilities to reduce the number of automobile trips to campus;
- Analyses and develops policies and procedures to articulate, clarify and simplify and enhance participation/utilization of the Program;
- Increases awareness in the college community on the impact of individual travel mode choices and encourages the increase use of sustainable transportation modes;
- Identifies and ensures opportunities to streamline administrative or ES processes
- Responsible for supervising, hiring, training and performance reviews of Office of Sustainability employees
- Develops and oversees long range plans and goals for Environmental Sustainability and (TPM) programs portfolio (hereafter referred to as Program)
- When requested, ensures that initiatives of the Environmental Sustainability Council (a cross departmental committee) are supported
- Develops and oversees all TPM programs and projects initiatives and activities to meet the goals and objectives in the respective plans;
- Leads the Transportation Management Association (TMA), comprised of external partners, as well as internal working groups
- Oversees plans, communication and marketing strategies, materials, and promotional campaigns relating to Program initiatives;
- Conducts internal and external consultation processes as it relates to Program issues and initiatives. Ensures all key stakeholders are appropriately involved in Program consultation processes;
- Responsible for Program website content;
- Participates as a member of college and external committees and task forces where relevant, and as needed;
- Participates in professional development and seminar/conference opportunities to stay abreast of trends and innovative approaches to Program development and management;
- Represents Camosun as a leader in environmental sustainability issues;
- Advises on sustainability matters for campus development (identifies potential environmental impacts, research mitigation options, recommend changes or alternations and assist with determining required level of communications)
- Provides support to Physical Resources Project Managers on implementation of LEED Green Building Program. Develop and execute presentations at design charettes and attend public consultation forums pertaining to features in new capital projects.
- Provides information and resources for students, faculty and staff to assist with the creation of course content, planning of academic projects or development of research projects
- Enhances/coordinates resource conservation programs and initiatives and creates educational materials to accompany programs
- Works cooperatively with, and provides advice to. the Health and safety Coordinator to improve employee health and safety through operational programs or practices that relate to environmental sustainability
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Experience and success with program creation and structured project management;
- Demonstrated success in change management and change leadership;
- Superior oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent decision making and analytical skills;
- Knowledge of Transportation Demand Management issues and practices
- Knowledge of environmental sustainability issues, trends and practices (at a post-secondary intuition preferably).
- Embodies the principles of sustainability
- Ability to take initiative, be resourceful, creative and an effective problem solver.
- Capable of working effectively with all levels of college personnel is essential.
- Advanced knowledge of computer systems and applications
- Proven abilities with report writing and marketing skills;
- Time management skills
- Effective supervisory and coaching skills
- Under the direction of Director, Ancillary Services, the Manager, Sustainability is expected to function with a high degree of autonomy and independence.
- University degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Transportation or any other specialization related to the position;
- A minimum of 5 years related work experience leading change in a large unionized organization at least two of which included managing environmental sustainability and sustainable transportation issues. Strong project management skills, particularly with projects related to innovation and/or sustainability in a complex corporate setting with a wide range of stakeholders. Confident communicator that is outcome focused and can demonstrate strong influencing skills.
A competitive salary, opportunities for professional development and an excellent benefit package are offered. The salary ranges from $62,007 to $75,747.
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