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Sustainability Program Administrator

Department: Planning and Community Development
Location: 333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA, 02445
Salary: 72,937
Minutes Walk to Public Transit: 10
Job Close Date: 11/16/2018

The Town of Brookline, a diverse community of 59,000 adjacent to Boston, is seeking a sustainability program administrator to plan towards achieving zero emissions by 2050. Within the Economic Development & Long-Term Planning Division of the Planning Department, this position will promote and assist in implementing and overseeing energy conservation initiatives; coordinate all municipal programs and projects that have an energy component; provide staff support to the Climate Action Committee; assist in developing policy recommendations; manage the Green Communities grant; and seek other sustainability-related funding and/or grants. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in and knowledge of energy efficiency; delight in problem solving; have a demonstrated ability to influence without authority; be curious about emerging sustainability practices; have a collaborative leadership style, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. A Bachelorís degree in environmental sciences/engineering or related field plus a minimum of five years of experience in program administration and/or grant writing; a Masterís degree in an aforementioned discipline is highly desirable; or any equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Other critical qualifications include knowledge of state sustainability data, grants and regulations; financial aptitude and budget management; understanding of climate change science, greenhouse gas emission models, and sustainable standards such as Net Zero or LEED; demonstrated program development and project management skills; and excellent verbal/written skills and ability to conduct and facilitate public meetings. A valid driverís license and ability to attend evening meetings are required. Diversity is a vital characteristic of the town and a wide range of applicants are encouraged to apply. Starting salary $72,937 plus generous benefits. Resume and letter of interest by November 16, 2018.

The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce.

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