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Director for Energy, Infrastructure & Chief Sustainability Officer

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number A407
Job Title Director for Energy, Infrastructure & Chief Sustainability Officer
Employee Group Administrative
Job Type Full Time
FLSA Exempt
Salary Range From
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Department Environmental Health and Safety

Reporting to the associate vice president for facilities management and planning, the director will be responsible for effective and sustainable operation of the College’s infrastructure system, and will serve as the chief sustainability officer for the College. The director will manage as a business enterprise, the College’s central utility plant and distribution systems, including a cogeneration plant, chiller and boiler plant, and a water treatment plant. The director will deliver a high level of sustainability performance in the built habitat, including reducing the campus’s carbon footprint, minimizing waste generation, promoting sustainable landscaping, and improving storm water management. The director will oversee the office of sustainability and help integrate physical planning and operations with academic programs, student and faculty research, civic engagement initiatives and community outreach. The director will work closely with administrators, faculty, students and staff to identify, develop, implement and promote collaborative strategies that advance strategic priorities.

Primary responsibilities include fostering a culture of sustainability across all operational disciplines of the College and among students, faculty and staff; planning and developing long- and short-range programs to improve reliability of infrastructure systems; developing, prioritizing and implementing energy conservation, water conservation, landscape management, waste reduction, and other programs to improve the sustainability performance; engineering reviews of MEP systems for construction projects and ensure best practices are being adopted in new design; and serve in the College’s Sustainability Committee.


• BS in Mechanical, Electrical or equivalent degree
Overall, a minimum of 10 years of experience in facilities management and sustainability performance is required, including:
• BS in Mechanical, Electrical or equivalent degree
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in central plant, utilities and infrastructure management required. Prior experience with cogeneration plant operation preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading sustainability efforts in a higher education campus setting required.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience overseeing successful planned and major maintenance and construction projects related to utilities and central plants.
LEED-AP certification preferred.Experience in higher education setting preferred.
• Working knowledge of central plant and utility system operation and compliance issues.
• Communication and leadership skills.
• Supervisory and management skills.
• Computer familiarity and competence including experience with web-based reporting; excel-based data recording and analysis; and knowledge of facilities management software systems.
• Project management skills.
• Current knowledge of regulations including Greenhouse Gas Reporting and other requirements pertaining to fuel, engine operation.

Posting Date 06/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO/Affirmative Action Statement

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Employ Diversity Website
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  2. Are you an Alumna?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents