CUNY Admin Organizational and Business Effectiveness Specialist - Sustainability/ Energy Specialist (Facilities Management & Planning) in New York, New York


This position reports to the Executive Director of Facilities. In addition to the overview duties the Sustainability/Energy Specialist will:

  • Plan informational presentations and promote energy and water conservation, waste minimization, recycling and procurement of green products by working with students, faculty, and staff to create an understanding and awareness of sustainability issues.

  • Serve a liaison between various campus entities to assure communication and resource coordination for sustainability programs and projects.

  • Interface with CUNY central and other regulatory agencies for the purpose of complying with regulations and obtaining grant money as maybe available.

  • Compile and analyze College data on sustainability initiatives; prepare management reports.

  • Interpret sustainability goals and track performance metrics to assess program effectiveness.

  • Improve the effectiveness of the College's sustainability practices by monitoring best practices related to sustainability at the College's benchmark peer institutions and other select institutions.

  • Recommend and implement new sustainability programming and modifications to existing programs.

  • Complete annual greenhouse gas emissions inventory for College and action plan for reducing GHG emissions and energy use.

  • Provide training and assistance to facilities management and other areas in order to realize energy conservation goals.

  • Foster a culture of sustainability through ongoing organizational communications and education and support the College’s long term sustainability vision, mission and operating principles;

  • Chairing (or proxy to chair) the sustainability committee, especially regarding hosting monthly meetings and overseeing efforts within the College continually redefining scope of the committee, duties and accountability;

  • Identify potential funding sources and financial incentives for implementing projects by assisting in grant applications and partnership proposals.

  • Serving (or proxy to administrative official) on the TGIF Grant Making Committee.

  • Liaising with the Sustainable CUNY team as university efforts are increased across the board to collaborate on sustainability-related goals.

  • Grant writing (including, but not limited to, NYPA OMAP administration and SIF grant writing.

  • Write an energy-management policy.


Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.


Assists with planning, conducting, and implementing improvements to operational practices and systems aimed at enhancing organizational effectiveness.

  • Provides functional project support to areas in transition, collects and analyzes data, and prepares project materials

  • Coordinates efforts between departments and between the college/unit and external participants

  • Participates in planning implementation tasks, including training

  • Performs needs and outcomes assessments as needed

  • May provide training and follow-up support

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Admin Org and Business Effectiveness Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin July 17, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Admin Organizational and Business Effectiveness Specialist - Sustainability/ Energy Specialist (Facilities Management & Planning)

Job ID: 17043

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular