Sustainability Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Decorah

Website Luther College

The Sustainability Coordinator works with faculty, staff, students, and other partners to promote sustainability on the Luther College campus and in the community.


Campus Operations:

  • Climate Neutrality: Work with partners to explore and develop strategies for meeting Luther’s climate neutrality timetable, including seeking resources to accelerate climate reduction efforts.
  • Conservation: Work with partners to develop and promote a culture of conservation on campus among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Waste: Develop and implement strategies to achieve reductions in campus energy usage and solid waste disposal through the creation and implementation of a zero-waste plan.
  • Food: Work with Sodexo to support sustainable food efforts, including local purchasing, plant based options and the Cafeteria to Community Program.
  • Transportation: coordinate EV initiatives, bikeshare and other transportation initiatives with campus partners

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Coordinate data collection and reporting related to the AASHE Sustainability Tracking and Recording System (STARS)
  • Assist with solidifying sustainability goals and monitoring progress on these goals.

Student Engagement:

  • Work with partners to integrate sustainability into student life programming and to engage students through diverse programming
  • Work with student workers to implement programming (with a focus on first year students) to promote sustainable behaviors and connection to place
  • Manage the sustainability scholars program and assist with programming and outreach for high school students and teachers
  • Partner with other campus entities to develop and implement initiatives to increase a sense of belonging among all individuals and groups on campus

Employee Outreach:

  • Implement sustainability orientation for all new staff and maintain the network of staff sustainability advocates
  • Manage the CSA Program, community gardens and other sustainability pro.
  • Facilitate sustainability and wellness education opportunities for all members of the campus community throughout the year.
  • Partner with other campus entities to develop and implement initiatives to increase a sense of belonging among all individuals and groups on campus


  • Manage communication initiatives for the Center, including e-newsletters, website, social media and other media.
  • Coordinate participation in sustainability conferences and other regional opportunities.


  • Hire and supervise sustainability student workers for the academic year and summer.
  • Oversee the student recycling coordinator and student workers to manage compost and recycling.

 Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years of experience with sustainability in higher education or equivalent, related experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience with project and people management


  • Some lifting; majority of work will be in an office environment

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by May 20, 2024.


Inquiries about the position may be directed to Jon Jensen, search chair, at 


Luther College offers an excellent benefit package including competitive health insurance premiums, generous retirement contribution, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependents. Additionally, Luther College offers an outstanding PTO program. New full-time employees can earn up to 30 days of PTO per year, in addition to time off for holidays which includes a full week of holiday pay between Christmas and New Years’ Day.


Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at


A resume and cover letter are required to be fully considered for this position. 

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