• Full Time
  • Skokie, IL
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Village of Skokie

The Village of Skokie, IL, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. This newly created position affords an exciting and challenging opportunity to provide sound leadership in advancing the Village’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in pursuit of carbon neutrality. Under general direction of the Asst. Village Manager, you will coordinate and ensure continued execution of the 2022-2030 Skokie Environmental Sustainability Plan by supporting the Village’s Sustainability Action Team in implementing the 189 detailed action items; Provide expertise and oversight of the Village’s sustainability initiatives including research, data collection, metric development and monitoring, policy review, grant research and assisting with staff and community partner education and engagement initiatives that promote environmental sustainability; Develops, calculates, tracks, and manages metrics and data to support the Plan; Coordinate with Plan Sector Leads, secure approval of implementation actions, develop policies or programs, manage projects and contracts, identify resources needed, assemble project teams and communicate progress with executive leadership; Must have the ability to garner the support and buy-in of internal and external stakeholders with a positive, can-do attitude; the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a diverse assortment of groups and individuals in a courteous, tactful and professional manner is essential; Performs other work-related duties, as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as sustainability, planning, public administration, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, economics, or business, or equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties of the position; Minimum three years of increasing responsibility in sustainability, urban planning, or a related field; Prior local government experience preferred; General knowledge related to municipal sustainability, climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, energy and water conservation, utility efficiency and management, recycling and waste reduction, sustainable building design and construction (e.g. LEED), transportation, renewable energy, alternative fuels, environmentally preferable purchasing, community engagement, and program management and metrics; Significant knowledge of and demonstrated experience with grant, contract, and program management.

The salary range for this position is $83,908 – $109,767. The annualized starting salary range is $83,908 – $92,508 (DOQ). Generous benefits package includes medical, dental & life insurance; IMRF retirement pension plan; paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays in the first year; and 457(b) retirement savings plan. To view the complete job description, please visit the Skokie Jobs page at skokie.org and select the Sustainability Coordinator position.

To be considered for this position, please submit a Letter of Interest and resumé, including three professional references, by May 26, 2023, to: Village of Skokie Human Resources Office, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077, or by email to Human.Resources@skokie.org. Faxes are not accepted. EOE employer.