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Sustainability Institute Director

Position Deleted on 6/25/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Salem, OR
Admin - Other Administrative Positions
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

Willamette University is pleased to announce an open position for a Sustainability Institute Director. Under the supervision of Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Sustainability Institute Director will have primary responsibility for coordinating administrative, academic and communications efforts related to Zena Forest and Farm and the university's other ongoing programmatic commitments to sustainability.

This position equires a high degree of interpersonal and communication skills to exchange information with others both inside and outside the University. Performance of responsibilities has a distinct impact upon the operations of the University and the Institute. Requires a high degree of interpersonal interaction with students and other internal affiliates as well as interaction with persons outside the organization.

To learn more about Willamette University's Sustainability Institute visit

About Willamette University:
Willamette University is a highly-selective, private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon. The chief purpose of Willamette University is to provide an exceptional education where teaching and scholarship flourish in a community that models the values of diversity, sustainability and service to others. Willamette's invigorating atmosphere features small classes, close student-faculty relationships, and a deep commitment to collaborative research. Equally important, the University provides a culture in which students may develop qualities that will enhance the varied dimensions of their future personal, civic and professional lives. The institution's leadership, intentionality and investments have laid the groundwork for it to advance into a new era of distinction and innovation. Recent recognition and achievements at Willamette are noted here:

Founded in 1842, Willamette was the first university established in the western United States. Situated in the capital of Oregon on a beautiful historic campus, Willamette features a competitive residential undergraduate liberal arts college co-located with three accredited professional graduate schools - College of Liberal Arts, College of Law, Atkinson Graduate School of Management and Graduate School of Education. The University's 2,790 FTE students - 2,013 undergraduate FTE and 777 graduate student FTE - represent 46 states and 42 countries, and about one-quarter self-identify as multicultural. The College of Liberal Arts is selective and seeks high-achieving students who are passionate about learning. The average first-year student in the fall 2012 entering class had an unweighted GPA of 3.68 and an 1800 median combined SAT I score (27 ACT). Thirty-six percent of the class ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes. For more information about Willamette University, visit

Located in Salem, Oregon's third-largest city, Willamette's 60-acre campus is spacious and beautiful, located across the street from the state Capitol. The University's 55 buildings are surrounded by majestic trees, park-like green spaces, botanical and Japanese-style gardens, native wildlife, with the picturesque Mill Stream flowing through the middle of the campus footprint. During the past decade, more than $70 million will have been invested in campus facilities. All recent capital projects adhere to LEED Silver or LEED Gold standard.

The Sustainability Institute Director is a full-time, year round position. This position is eligible for the University's generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, sick and vacation accruals, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and holidays. Salary is in the low to mid $50,000 dependent on experience and education.

For complete job announcement and to apply online visit

Application Deadline: Open until finalists are selected, initial screening will begin May 6, 2013. Desired start date is June 3, 2013.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
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