General Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for leading vital efforts to ensure Wilmette is a leader in environmental sustainability. The position will manage a portfolio of projects across various local government entities. The successful candidate will be part of projects that address public education, energy, water conservation, “green” buildings, transportation/mobility, solid waste, air quality, environmental stewardship, and other aspects of environmental sustainability and climate resiliency. Specifically, the coordinator will: •facilitate events, presentations, workshops, and demonstrations to educate community members about available sustainability practices and programs. •lead an intergovernmental sustainability committee•research, recommend and coordinate sustainability policies and programs internal to multiple Wilmette governmental entities and external community-based programs. •serve as the main point of contact on environmental sustainability for each local government entity •serve as liaison to the Village of Wilmette’s Environmental & Energy Commission
The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Sustainable Business, Public Administration/Policy, Community Planning, or a related field. A minimum of two years of experience related to sustainability, natural resources, environmental studies, energy, or other closely related field is preferred. The candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. The candidate should possess a thorough understanding of principles and practices governing environmental sustainability. The candidate should also be current on trends, successful programs, and “best practices” found in leading environmentally sustainable communities. Essential position requirements include the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, to interact with the general public in a courteous and professional manner, and the ability to prioritize, organize and complete required duties timely and accurately. Candidate must be detail-oriented, flexible, and a team player to develop positive working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public.