The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 |

Resource Center Program Assistant

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) seeks a Resource Center Program Assistant to assist in the ongoing development and operation of its interactive, online Resource Center. Through the Resource Center, AASHE strives to provide up-to-date information about how colleges and universities are pursuing sustainability and to help illuminate best practices via how-to guides and other publications, discussion forums, wikis, and databases.
The Program Assistant will be assisting with streamlining the resource development and maintenance process and enabling members to contribute to resources and interact directly with each other.
The Resource Center Program Assistant will be joining an existing team of staff dedicated to the development and operation of the Resource Center. The ability to work collaboratively and creatively within a distributed organization is vital to this position.

Duties

  • Conducting research to develop campus sustainability resources
  • Providing feedback and review of resource development to other Resource Center staff
  • Responding to member questions via email and on the phone
  • Contributing to AASHE’s blog and forums (writing articles and responding to questions)
  • Assisting in AASHE’s support to the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC)
  • Providing support for AASHE’s Awards Program
  • Helping to plan and coordinate the Student Summit at the annual AASHE Conference
  • Coordinating with other AASHE programs to ensure that the Resource Center supports other AASHE activities and goals
  • Performing other duties and tasks as necessary to support the ongoing development of the Resource Center and AASHE

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to think creatively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience using information technology, content management systems, and website editing tools
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Collaborative attitude and strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of AASHE’s main programs and services
  • Interest and experience in campus sustainability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Associate or Bachelor's degree
  • Relevant professional experience a plus
  • Legal eligibility to work in the United States
AASHE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to achieving an inclusive, diverse workplace that values every individual. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AASHE does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment based upon race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, U.S. veteran status, or any other protected classifications, activities, or conditions as required by federal, state and local laws.

About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. Its mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.
In 2009 and 2010, AASHE received an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. The Sloan Awards honor organizations of all sizes and all types across the country that are using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results.