Sustainability Coordinator

Company Name
City of Framingham
Location (City)
Job Category
Job Sector
Job Type
Full Time
Degree Requirement
Contact Info Human Resources 508-532-5490

Responsible for organizing, coordinating, facilitating, and advising the development, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of city policies, programs, and initiatives that promote environmental, energy, economic, and social sustainability by conducting research, analysis and public process to identify areas to improve the energy sustainability of the city organization and commercial and residential sectors. Measure and report program performance.

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 
  • Technical knowledge of policy and sustainability best practices in areas including: green purchasing, energy efficiency and conservation, materials management, natural resource management, green building, low impact development, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, climate change and renewable energy
  • Assist in the implementation of energy conservation measures in the 20 year plans 
  • Develop and implement outreach and communication strategies to engage staff, businesses and residents related to climate, energy and sustainability, including printed materials, presentations, website and other creative communications.
  • Collaborates with various city departments and other city staff, for integrated program development and outreach.
  • Develop, or oversee the development of, marketing or outreach media for sustainability projects or events.
  • Research environmental sustainability issues, concerns, or stakeholder interests.
  • Develop sustainability reports, presentations, or proposals for supplier, employee, academia, media, government, public interest, or other groups
  • Develop, prepare and submit Annual Green Communities Reports.
  • Prepare, develop and submit Green communities Competitive grant and META grant applications and any other applicable energy conservation measures funding.
  • Assists departments in identifying and implementing best practices in sustainable operations by acting as a resource to and directing staff activities with the public, city departments and other organizations on sustainability programs and policies.
  • Develop and implement mechanisms to measure and track progress in achieving sustainability goals.
  • Keep current on Federal, State and local legislation affecting sustainability programs and projects, and analyze implications of new regulations and requirements.
  • Evaluate and approve proposals for sustainability projects, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and integration with other initiatives prior to implementation.
  • Serve as liaison between groups as required, attend and facilitate meetings.
  • Enhances employee performance through establishing and communicating clear expectations and evaluating performance in a fair and professional manner.
  • Assist the Capital Projects and Facilities Management Department management in any implementation of energy conservation measures or upgrades on all projects.
  • Performs all other related duties as required.

Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Policy or Management or related field and five to seven years related professional experience including development and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Ability to attend evening meetings.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Knowledge and experience in environmental management, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental sustainability principles. Experience with or knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability: Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to assume responsibility, to prioritize and resolve problems, to work under pressure, and to coordinate and manage complex projects. Direct the work of others, initiate and direct the making of complex technical research, the compilation of comprehensive reports, and the practical application of findings.

Skill: Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with business contacts, the general public, boards, consultants and with employees at all levels of the organization. Ability to research, analyze and synthesize complex information, develop and present recommendations and prepare concise written reports, correspondence and recommendations. Experience in research, policy development, and report writing.

Physical Requirements:

This position is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear; uses hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms as in picking up paper, files, and other common office objects.  Physical agility required to access all areas of inspection sites.  Employee may occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.


Supervision Scope:  Performs various duties of a routine to complex nature following acceptable standards of quality and performance, requires independent judgment in determining methods of completion and carrying out assignments.

Supervision Received:  Works under the direct supervision of the Capital Project and Facilities Management Director.

Supervision Given:  May direct employees doing similar work  

     Job Environment:

  • General office conditions, occasional field work is performed outdoors with loud noise levels and exposure to variable weather conditions/hazards associated with equipment and construction sites, the workload is subject to seasonal and weather-related fluctuations, responds to emergencies, operates telephone, computer, hand power tools, and standard office machines.
  • Makes frequent contact with municipal, state and federal representatives, elected officials, businesses, property owners, engineering consultants, department heads, and other City employees. Contacts are in person, by phone, email and group meetings.
  • Has access to department-related confidential and/or sensitive information.
  • Errors could result in delay or loss of services, personal injury to self and/or others, damage to building and equipment, and significant monetary loss and/or legal repercussions.
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The City of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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