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Office of Campus Sustainability

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    Sustainability Coordinator Positions on the Rise Nationwide

    As more and more companies adopt practices to reduce their impact on the environment while also decreasing operating costs, they hire Sustainability Coordinators to manage these tasks.  We have compiled a list of major corporations, educational institutions, smaller companies, and government outlets that currently feature a Sustainability Coordinator or Manager on staff.  The future outlook for these positions looks bright as companies seek to maintain strong commitments to the environment and company resources.

    Index of Companies that Employ Sustainability Coordinators


    Green jobs involve all aspects of employment in renewable energy or sustainability efforts.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, green jobs are either:    

    1. Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.
    2. Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.

    The number of industries that offer green employment opportunities are far and wide, just as the job titles are well varied and range from such examples as "Land Associateion" to "Script Researcher and Writer" to "Accounting Manager." Green jobs offer wages that run approximately 13% higher than the average job in the US.

    Each year, the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities holds an Environmental Internship and Career Fair.  Representatives from private sectors, government and nonprofit agencies, universities and other start up companies will be on hand to display information and talk with newly graduated students in their search for potential employees.  The upcoming date for the expo is Wednesday, February 11, 2015 and will be held at the North Star Ballroom in the St. Paul Student Center.

    From time to time, job postings are forwarded to our office, which we will make available in a Word doc. There are multiple jobs across national and international industries that pertain to Sustainability. Check back for information from time to time or consult the list below as a means to start your Green Job search.  If you are seeking an internship position, please visit our page with current internship opportunities.