Associate Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions

The Associate Director serves as an academic and administrative colleague of the Institute for Sustainable Solution’s director (Robert Costanza). Together, they form the leadership team of the Institute and work closely together to achieve the Institute’s goals. The position is a 12 month, 0.5 to 1.0 FTE administrative position. The associate director reports to the director, who reports to the provost (Roy Koch).

While the director has the primary responsibility to provide intellectual leadership and vision for the work of the Institute, including seeking external funds to support the Institute’s efforts, The associate director will play a central role in ensuring that the leadership vision for the Institute is realized.

Specifically, the associate director:

  • Manages the day-to-day activities and operations of the Institute and supervises Institute-funded administrative and research staff.
  • Working with the director, ensures that the Institute’s financial resources are utilized strategically and in compliance with University and external regulations and policy to support the Institute’s mission.
  • Provides leadership and promotes Institute activities, primarily within the University, including serving as spokesperson and representative of the Institute.
  • Helps to build and sustain a sense of community and intellectual engagement among the Institute’s Fellows, students, and staff members.
  • Helps ensure that Sustainability Fellows are well integrated into their home academic units as well as the Institute.
  • Manages the appointment and re-appointment of the Institute Fellows and staff on behalf of the Director.
  • Oversees the smooth management of approved graduate certificate programs led by the Institute.
  • Periodically assists the director in assessing the work of staff members and Fellows who are consistently paid from Institute-managed budgets.
  • Supports Institute fundraising efforts.

For more information, including minimum qualifications and compensation package, download a complete job description here.