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Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2023
    April 24, 2023 to May 31, 2024


Lisa Kilgore

Cornell Affiliations:

Campus Sustainability Office


Opportunity Description

Deadline extended to apply - Applications due Monday, April 10th at 12:00pm EST. 

The Cornell University Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator for STARS Reporting who wants to advance campus sustainability, build project management skills, and oversee data collection & analysis. Cornell University is the only campus in the world to have received a Platinum Rating for three consecutive years for our campus sustainability performance from the global Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

The position will begin part-time in late April 2023. This position is open to Cornell graduate students or highly qualified undergraduate students. The ideal candidate will work part-time in the summer at 20hrs/week and continue in the position at 10hrs/week through at least two academic years (2023-2024, 2024-2025).

The Sustainability Coordinator for STARS Reporting coordinates with all university divisions and departments to conduct organizational research and report data on campus sustainability initiatives for Cornell's annual STARS Report. This position will coordinate with key stakeholders and employees across campus to ensure data quality across all categories of collection, including academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to See requirements link here for more information. DEADLINE to apply extedned to Monday April 10th, 2023 at 12:00pm EST. 

Position Details

• Data research, collection, and synthesis related to university sustainability initiatives
• Trainings of staff members on STARS web platform
• Occasional event or blog support
• General office tasks and errands
• Attendance at several sustainability meetings will be required (depending on class schedule)

Required Skills

• Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills
• Interest in process improvement
• Strong attention to detail
• Proficient in MS Word and Excel
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Flexibility and persistence
• Basic background knowledge of sustainable development and campus sustainability

Work Details

Pay: $15/hour for 20 hours/week during the summer, 10 hours/week during the academic year. Includes paid time for professional development and team building.

Location: The Campus Sustainability Office is located on Cornell's Ithaca campus. During the summer, this position can be fully remote with flexible hours. During the academic year, this position will be hybrid with both in-person and remote work. Meetings will be scheduled during business hours: M-F, 8am-5pm. 

About the Campus Sustainability Office & Sustainable Campus 

The Campus Sustainability Office works with all 30,000+ Cornell students, faculty and staff to empower, equip, and engage the campus community in creating the solutions necessary for a healthy sustainable campus, community, and world. 

Our team is collaborative and inspired – we believe in supporting whole person leadership, including work-life balance, professional development, and a collaborative approach for collective success.  More information on how we are creating one of the leading sustainable campuses and other initiatives visit