Portland Public Schools - Sustainability Program Manager (Open Until Filled)

Posting Timeline:  This job is open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Sustainability Program Manager develops, implements, and evaluates aspects of district-wide resource conservation and sustainability programs designed to make our schools and facilities more sustainable. These programs include waste reduction, behavioral conservation campaigns, occupant/community engagement and sustainability project management, and data analysis.



·         Develops and implements behavior based sustainability programs designed to engage students and staff. Gives classroom presentations and increases awareness of the impact of behavior on resource use and costs.

·         Oversees all waste (municipal solid waste, recycling, organics/food waste) programs and contracts. Ensures the district is receiving proper rates and service and acts as the main point of contact for waste haulers district-wide.

·         Develops and implements a robust behavioral engagement campaign in the schools.

·         Works collaboratively with school community, contractors and manages projects on greening the school yards. This includes helping to design and construct school gardens, stormwater & bioswale facilities, tree planting, native habitats, and de-paving.

·         Assists schools with achieving Oregon Green Schools certification.

·         Assists Senior Manager of Energy and Sustainability in hiring, training, and supervising any interns and/or AmeriCorps members.

·         Develops District policies and design standards to support sustainability efforts in the district.

·         Coordinates district-wide sustainability efforts, including efforts focused on energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and stormwater management.

·         Works closely with building staff, custodians, and maintenance staff to monitor and reduce the resource consumption at their schools.

·         Reports regularly on impact of conservation programs on District resource use and cost.

·         Assists Senior Manager of Energy and Sustainability in monitoring utility invoices and use/cost.

·         Assists Senior Manager of Energy and Sustainability in the district’s participation in Energy Trust of Oregon’s Strategic Energy Management Program (SEM)

·         Assists facility planning process through design review as it relates to sustainability.

·         Other sustainability and resource conservation duties as assigned.


·         Monitors expenditures against budget; prepares necessary documentation for supervisory review/approval; tabulates budgetary data, calculates figures, and checks for accuracy.



This position is classified as Construction and Maintenance Programs Manger, Pay Grade 27, on the Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees salary schedule FLSA Exempt. New hires are typically placed at step 1: $68,331.


The Non-Represented Confidential Professional Management and Employees Salary Schedule for 260 day employees can be found here:https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/56/2018-2019%20Non-Rep%20Salary%20Schedules%20-%20260%20Day.pdf


For more details, the complete Classification Specification can be viewed here:https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/56/Class%20Comp/Classification%20Specifications/CPM%20Specs/OPS_OSM/PPS%20Class%20Spec-CandM%20PROGRAMS%20Mgr%20Series.pdf



·         Education

o   Four (4) year degree in sustainability, resource conservation, social sciences, business or other related degree.

o    A Master’s degree in any of the identified or related fields will substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.

·         Experience

o   Minimum three (3) years of experience in coordinating and implementing sustainability/resource conservation programs.

o   Experience working directly with energy and resource conservation programs.

o   Experience working in educational facilities, municipality or other public agency in a richly diverse community is preferred.

o   Project/program management experience desirable.

o   Supervisory and previous management experience desirable, not required.

o   Any other combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.

·         Skills

o   Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills among a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.

o   Must have strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, web platforms).

o   Resource conservation accounting and data analysis is strongly desirable.

o   Ability to identify and recommend best practices for and sustainability in schools.

·         Certifications

o   LEED accreditation is desirable, not required.

Benefits Information

Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.

Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer.

For more information please visit our Benefits site at http://www.pps.net/Page/1635