The Office of Sustainability maintains a lean staff. Currently we have three regular staff/student positions totaling 2.4 FTE. Depending on funding, we also support one half-time temporary classified position. Additionally, we employ approximately 20 students annually who do short-term, part-time field work in support of our co-curricular programs. Finally, we receive accounting and budgeting support from Campus Planning Design and Construction.
STEVE MITAL, DIRECTOR
Steve is the Office of Sustainability’s founding director and has been in the position since 2007. He works to reduce the university's environmental footprint and expand opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage sustainability issues. Steve played a major role designing the Oregon Model for Sustainable Development – a plan to certify all new buildings LEED gold and meet all new load growth through conservation and efficiency. He also lead initiatives to create the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability graduate certificate program and a sustainability-themed freshmen residence hall. Prior to this position, Steve founded the UO Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) in 2001. The ELP trains students to consult with non-profits, businesses, and government agencies on mapping, monitoring, and environmental education projects. Steve earned his bachelor’s degree from Prescott College and master’s degrees at the University of Oregon in Planning and Environmental Science in 2001.
PROGRAM MANGER - We are accepting applications through February 20th, 2018.
The Program Manager is a professional position responsible for the design, launch, recruitment, training, day-to-day management and reporting of a variety of new and existing projects and initiatives for the Office of Sustainability. This may include development of an institutional sustainability plan in consultation with a wide range of campus stakeholders. The Program Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for assigned projects and programs, develop appropriate strategies and communication plans, draft informational and promotional marketing materials for projects, programs, and other initiatives, as well as maintain project/program-related content on the Sustainability website. Assignments will include several cross-unit projects that provide faculty, staff, students, and community members new opportunities to engage with key sustainability issues. The Sustainability Program Manager is responsible for the management of the Community for Environmental Leaders program, Faculty Fellows program, Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program, SCORE program, and other planned projects/events for the Office of Sustainability. The Program Manager will foster positive relationships with stakeholders and colleagues.The Program Manager will make strategic decisions for the Office of Sustainability and Sustainability programs using direction from institutional polices and standards and in consult with, as well as make recommendations to, the Director of Sustainability as needed to manage deadlines and budgets.
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BRIANA MEIER, SUSTAINABILITY AFFAIRS GRADUATE EMPLOYEE
Briana joined the Office of Sustainability in 2017. She is a doctoral student in the Environmental Sciences, Studies and Policy program. Prior to starting her doctoral program, Briana worked for several years in the field of urban planning and design, with a focus on green infrastructure and sustainable building. She holds a master's degree in urban and regional planning, urban design, and real estate from Portland State University, as well as American Institute of Certified Planners accreditation.
Office Phone: 541-346-8158