About the position
Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations, expressions of intent, and applications to serve as the director of sustainability in the division of facilities management. VCU is seeking an inspirational leader that has the ability to reduce the VCU carbon footprint, has an understanding of current sustainability issues, trends, and best practices as they relate to higher education, and has strong problem solving skills to guide the university toward fulfilling its obligations to the american college and university presidents’ climate commitment through the aforementioned responsibilities.
The director of sustainability’s primary responsibilities include fostering a culture of sustainability among faculty, staff, and students; identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability efforts; planning and developing long- and short-range programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units.
How to Apply
VCU’s executive search team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials prior to March 1, 2020. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:
VCU eJobs portal: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/97381
Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Carol Ann Lawson. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Carol Ann Lawson, director of strategic initiatives
Celia O'Hallahan, talent acquisition coordinator
VCU Human Resources
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).