Sustainability Specialist

Orlando, FL

At the University of Central Florida, we dream big. Founded in 1963, UCF has grown to be one of the largest universities in the nation for a very good reason: We harness the power of scale in innovative ways to transform the lives of our students and create lasting impact on the world at large.

UCF Utilities & Energy Services is seeking well qualified candidates to apply for the role of Sustainability Specialist II. Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for high-level university quarterly and annual sustainability reports and constituent updates for campus stakeholders, including administration, trustees, governors, and applicable executive orders from US Department of Energy.
  • Lead F&BO in defining goals, performance metrics, and long-range plans for sustainability initiatives at UCF. Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, document performance trends, and recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement educational programming to cultivate sustainability literacy on campus, including seminars, conferences, workshops, documentary screenings, fairs, and other activities geared towards achieving buy-in and habit transformation among stakeholders.
  • Represent UCF’s sustainability programs to the university; maintain liaison with groups, programs, offices, departments, professional societies, and the public to achieve sustainability objectives.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in public relations activities to include preparing and supervising the SI website, social media outlets, brochures, newsletters and other promotional materials or publications, drafting press releases, designing ads and fliers, and responding to inquiries; develop plans and schedules for release of publicity materials.
  • Encourage and facilitate sustainability programs initiated by students, faculty, staff, and community members. Foster and coordinate new ideas and concepts for sustainability programming themes and identify materials and resources to supplement, expand, or replace existing sustainability programming.
  • Research and maintain a working knowledge of best practices at peer institutions with regards to sustainability.
  • Assist in preparing budgets. Monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds as appropriate.
  • Advertise, solicit, and screen applications for grant funds. Oversee the execution of projects receiving grants. Publicize the results of granted projects.
  • All other duties as assigned.

UCF offers competitive pay consummate with experience and a variety of employee benefits including health insurance, vision insurance, and dental insurance. Additionally, full-time employees may be allowed to enroll for up to six (6) credit hours of eligible instruction per term on a space-available basis.

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Utilities & Energy Services

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Expected Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of sustainability theory and practices.
  • Ability to operate most Microsoft Office applications.
  • Previous experience in a university setting.

Additional Application Materials Requirements:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Position requires a valid Florida Class E driver’s license (regular license). This position may involve driving to various locations on and off campus to conduct University business.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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