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The sustainability sector is growing at an increasingly rapid rate. From clean energy to building sustainable enterprise, sustainability expertise is in high demand as the world shifts to a green economy. Below is a list of featured job opportunities for the sustainability graduate students and alumni. 

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Featured Jobs 
Chic-fil-A City of Dunedin ICF

Position: Food Safety Specialist 

Location: Tampa, IL

Position: Sustainability Program Coordinator, Public Works & Utilities

Location: Dunedin, Florida

Position: Junior Climate Change and Sustainability Consultant

Location: Washington, DC

This position focuses on the preparation, handling, and storage of edible food in such a manner to prevent any food related illnesses. Using prescribed systems and protocols, the food safety specialist will develop standard operating procedures and routine processes aimed at reducing and eliminating food related health hazards. The purpose of this position is to protect and safeguard the health of everyone who consumes the food.

Under general supervision, develops and maintains programs and implements initiatives toward reducing the environmental impact of City of Dunedin operations and practices. Promotes a "green/sustainable" lifestyle for the residents and patrons in Dunedin. Works closely with many internal and external stakeholders, including working with the citizens' Committee on Environmental Quality, various city departments, and local businesses and citizenry. Performs related administrative work as required. Reports to the Division Director of Solid Waste and executes special projects as assigned by the City Manager.

ICF is currently seeking a research assistant to support our Climate, Energy Efficiency, and Transportation line of business. The research assistant will be responsible for supporting ICF managers and project teams in executing projects for domestic and international public and private sector clients in the sustainability and climate fields. The research assistant will be expected to conduct research and analysis tasks related to climate change mitigation, clean energy, sustainability, and greenhouse gas accounting and mitigation. The research assistant should have a relevant degree and experience, familiarity with the Microsoft software suite with strong aptitude for data analysis using Microsoft Excel, demonstrated experience with quantitative analysis, and excellent written and oral communication skills. The research assistant will be expected to work as part of 3 to 5 person teams to execute tasks related to the development and delivery of accurate, timely, and high quality products and services. The research assistant is likely to work on multiple projects, interact with all levels of staff, and have some client interaction.



World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund


Position: Program Officer - Fisheries

Location: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Program Officer, Groundwater/ Agriculture Water

Location: Washington, DC

Position: Jr Environmental Consultant – Climate Adaptation & Resilience

Location: Washington, DC & New York, NY

The Oceans Goal seeks a Program Officer for our Fisheries team under the supervision of the Manager Marine Portfolio. This position will assist with the planning, coordination, communication and implementation of program priorities and activities in areas of assignment. The position will be required to assist with projects focused on the use of rights based and other incentive based tools to improve management of small producer and tuna fisheries. Travel to Southeast Asia and Latin America will likely account for 25% of the Program Officer's overall work program. The person in this role may also develop and plan regional programs and field projects.

The Senior Program Officer will be the primary focal point for coordinating our efforts related to agricultural water management and groundwater management. The incumbent would be working initially to support new strategy development and implementation for Water in North America, specifically engaging partners in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin, especially WWF-Mexico. The incumbent would also serve as the primary technical focal point on the Freshwater team, who is working in coordination with others within WWF, to develop harmonized approaches in priority geographies – based on sound science, policy and stakeholder engagement - to address the drivers and threats to biodiversity and freshwater ecosystems due to changes in agriculture and groundwater challenges globally


ICF is seeking a junior environmental consultant to support our Climate Adaptation and Resilience team. This team works with federal, state, and local agencies and communities to help them understand the risks that climate change will bring, and how to reduce those risks. You will be responsible for supporting ICF managers in winning, planning, and executing projects. You will be expected to work as part of 2 to 7 person teams to execute tasks related to the development and delivery of accurate, timely, and high quality products and services. You are likely to work on multiple projects, interact with all levels of staff, and have some client interaction. At ICF you have an opportunity to apply you're academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects, and interact with experts and clients in the field, while also building your knowledge of climate change resiliency developing strong consulting skills.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)  Page Southerland Page  WSP USA

Position: Climate Advisor

Location: Austin, TX

 Position: Sustainability Specialist

Location: Washington, DC

 Position: Sustainability Consultant

Location: San Francisco, CA

NRDC is seeking a Climate Advisor to work with the City of Austin as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC). The American Cities Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 20 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The Climate Advisor will work with city officials to assist with the execution of initiatives designed to advance carbon reductions through policies and programs focused on transportation and building energy efficiency. The Climate Advisor will be part of a network of similar positions located in cities across the country to support these building, energy, and transportation initiatives and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals. The position will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, including Austin Energy, Austin Transportation Department, Building Services Department, the business community, and other organizations in the community.

The position will assist in managing the firm's sustainable design efforts for projects, including certification processes such as LEED and Green Globes, as well as supporting the firm-wide Sustainability Framework and Building Performance Analytics Initiative. The successful candidate will serve as a subject matter expert to project teams and staff, providing information and expertise regarding sustainable ideas, systems and products, while coordinating with project teams to ensure an integrated design process. This position is directed by the firm’s Director of Sustainable Design and work closely with other Page sustainability experts on not only project work, but in the implementation of internal initiatives including, but not limited to: The integration of sustainability into design; tracking and reporting key performance metrics; Staff training and resource development; and promoting corporate responsibility across the firm’s operations.

 WSP is currently initiating a search for an Sustainability Consultant for our San Francisco, California office. Duties and Responsibilities: -Developing entity-wide and product life cycle inventories for energy, GHG, water, waste, and other resources -Conducting verifications of entity-wide inventories for energy, GHG, water, waste, and other resources -Developing and maintaining data management systems and business intelligence tools -Designing sustainability performance targets and accompanying strategies and achievement plans -Identifying and evaluating opportunities to achieve energy, GHG, and resource reductions -Analyzing energy efficiency and renewable energy purchase options -Researching leading sustainability programs and initiatives -Producing sustainability reports, disclosures, and other communications -Supporting business development activities with existing and prospective clients Talent is the essence of meeting our clients’ objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.


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