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Sustainability, Equity, & Justice Fund Grant Program Coordinator

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Position Title Sustainability, Equity, & Justice Fund Grant Program Coordinator
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

Western Washington University strives to be a national leader in campus sustainability. From our commitment to renewable energy and waste reduction to sustainability-minded courses and Western’s Sustainability Committee, WWU incorporates sustainability into many areas of campus operations and academics.

The Sustainability Engagement Institute supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

Western’s Sustainability, Equity, & Justice Fund Grant Program provides students with the opportunity to design, create, and implement projects that promote sustainable environmental, social, human health and economic practices.

In your role as the Sustainability, Equity, & Justice Fund Grant Program Coordinator you will be responsible for creating engaging outreach to promote the program, supporting and coordinating the activities of grant program teams, and monitoring and managing grant-funded sustainability projects across campus. You will report directly to the Sustainability Engagement Institute Communications Manager.

Typical duties include:

  • Provide direction, advice, and support for student project teams. 
    • Meet regularly with project teams o Advise students on best sustainability practices 
    • Determine potentially-impacted stakeholders for all projects 
    • Mentor student growth throughout application process 
    • Develop metrics to measure project success 
    • Regularly review all student project activity with program manager 
    • Provide grant application and details to program manager for review
  • Develop and implement program outreach through class raps, quarterly Idea Labs, and campus-wide informational events.
  • Provide project management for all funded projects and oversee day-to-day management of projects through completion, ensuring budget needs are met.
  • Support program student staff

This is a full-time, 11.5/month position.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • One year of project coordination experience in a professional setting
  • One year of customer service experience (may overlap with project coordination experience)
  • Working knowledge of sustainability principles and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the needs of diverse audiences, especially students
  • Patience, flexibility, and a capacity to receive and provide nuanced, delicate communication
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in sustainability or related field
  • Professional experience in sustainability or a related field
  • Skill and experience in public speaking
  • Demonstrated experience with projects that demand a high level of attention to detail
  • Experience working in higher education
Special Conditions All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.
Salary New hires typically start at $3,370/month, including an excellent benefits package.
Bargaining Unit This position is part of bargaining unit A and is covered under the collective bargaining agreement with Washington Federation of State Employees of WWU.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Position closes 10/25/2021 at 11:55 pm

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Job no: 498913
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Applications close: Pacific Daylight Time

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