Sustainability Manager

Recruitment #19-7136-001


The City Manager's Office is looking for a top management level Sustainability Manager to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Office of Sustainability.


Provide direct oversight in the management of the Office of Sustainability and its programs, projects, and initiatives in an innovative and sustainable manner.  Develop critical relationships with internal and external partners to advance the City’s sustainability goals and objectives.  Prepare and manage program budgets and schedules, secure funding for implementation, monitor progress, and coordinate activities with staff and other agencies. Coordinate as needed with other City departments on sustainability goals and projects; advise and update the City Manager’s Office, City Departments, and City Commission Office on sustainability issues.
Update and implement comprehensive sustainability plan, smart city concepts, and resulting programs and policies including facilitation of intra-departmental and inter-departmental coordination to support City sustainability goals and policies.

Coordinate and assist departments with development of sustainability action plans, smart city concepts, environmental, social, and economic strategies to integrate sustainability practices into their operations. Provide technical assistance on projects.

Review and incorporate green infrastructure practices into applicable capital projects.  Lead the City of Dayton Green Team - Convene and coordinate a multi‐departmental leadership team designed to integrate sustainability and resilience efforts throughout City operations.

Create measurable performance objectives, cost assessments, and tracking methods to measure and analyze sustainability programs for effective sustainability decision-making. Assist with preparing annual updates of the City’s Sustainability Plan.  

Develop effective communication and engagement strategy in collaboration with Public Affairs on sustainability
programs, projects, and initiatives.  Prepare oral and written reports and presentations covering various sustainability issues for staff, City and other government officials, citizens, businesses, community groups and stakeholders.

Develop marketing and outreach media for sustainability projects, initiatives and events. This includes an annual report highlighting key programs and projects, major successes and progress, and identifying future goals and initiatives.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Urban Affairs/Planning, Sustainability Studies, Architecture or Architectural Studies, Public Administration/Policy, Engineering, Physical Science, Natural Science, Biological Science, Business Administration or closely related field.

Preferred: Master’s degree in Sustainability Studies, Renewable and Clean Energy, Urban Affairs/Planning, Architecture or Architectural Studies, Public Administration/Policy, Law, Economics, Business Administration or closely related field.

Minimum Experience

Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

Sustainability, environmental protection, climate protection, energy regulation, transportation, waste reduction, policy development, project management, strategy planning, economics, or government environmental regulations. Preferred: Experience in coordinating sustainability and resiliency related projects, community engagement, and significant public speaking.

License Requirements

Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment.

General Requirements

Preferred Certifications: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credentials, Certified Sustainability Professional (CSP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), or Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP).


Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, however first consideration will be given to resumes received by Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.  A complete position description may be obtained from the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 101 W. Third Street, Room 335, P.O. Box 22, Dayton, Ohio 45401-0022.

Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.

Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer