Wednesday , February 8 2023

State of VA Jobs – Sustainability Data Coordinator

Website Commonwealth of Virginia

Job Description:

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of Sustainability is seeking to hire a Sustainability Data Coordinator to support data analysis, management, and reporting requirements. Through this position, the Office will provide additional data to university stakeholders to develop and implement the ONE VCU Sustainability plan.
The Sustainability Data Coordinator will liase with the ONE VCU Sustainability Plan consultant and will also develop materials to communicate data to students, faculty, staff, and internal and external stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide internal and external data owners with specific requests for reporting timeframes, metrics, and methodologies
  • Collect, interpret, and validate sustainability data points, working with data owners to ensure alignment
  • Data management: Maintain sustainability metrics and ensure data is used consistently across reporting frameworks and other published sources
  • Analysis: Provide data coordination and analysis for sustainability studies and communicate findings with internal and external partners; use data, including financial, environmental, human resources, and socio-economic data, to create meaningful statistics and track progress toward VCU sustainability goals
  • Develop and coordinate the production and use of reliable environmental, social, and governance data for internal and external university reports
  • University sustainability reporting: Manage reporting process and timelines for successful report submissions, corrections, and publication; coordinate proofing and documentation processes with internal and external teams
  • Provide project direction and support to student interns within the Office of Sustainability
  • Evaluate emerging technologies, incentive programs, state and local regulations and understand implications for sustainability initiatives at VCU
  • Research sustainability trends in higher education and other sectors, conduct research and benchmarking against peer institutions and provide analysis and recommendation on VCU sustainability methodologies

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of greenhouse gas reporting protocols and other sustainability reporting standards
  • Basic to intermediate skills in creative programs suites (Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva)
  • Experience in data collection, working with various data sources and software tools to aggregate information
  • Experience with energy and/or environmental data analysis and reporting
  • Ability to communicate data analysis methodology and data trends to decision makers and other key stakeholders
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and/or google spreadsheets
  • Experience building data visualizations
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills with phenomenal attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Energy/Environmental Management, Data/Computer Science, Environmental Engineering/Science, or other analytics degree
  • Experience with sustainability practices in Higher Education

Job Details:

Company: Commonwealth of Virginia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Richmond, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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