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Sustainability Assistant

Job Description: The Sustainability Assistant is a core member of the University of Virginia's Office for Sustainability and will support dozens of pan-university committees, working groups, and task forces, as well as Office for Sustainability programs and staff, in advancing UVA's sustainability goals. The position will provide the logistical support necessary to streamline and advance committee work, execute events, and increase communication and outreach opportunities. The Sustainability Assistant will support sustainability committees by facilitating project logistics such as scheduling meetings, reserving conference rooms, taking meeting minutes and action items, performing basic follow-up, website updates, and organizing documents. The incumbent will expand UVA sustainability's communication opportunities by representing UVA Sustainability in person at events and meetings, such as tabling and basic presentations, some of which will be in the evenings or on weekends. Strong writing skills are required, as the Sustainability Assistant will write multimedia communications, such as blog posts, articles, press releases, case studies, newsletters, listserv announcements, website, and social media content. It will be necessary to maintain detailed knowledge of UVA sustainability initiatives in order to effectively and accurately communicate UVA's sustainability initiatives.

This position will also require weeknight and weekend availability, as needed, for special events.
posting number 0621106 – position 13963
will close on 06/20/17