Arizona State University

Program Manager
Arizona State University
FDM FM Zero Waste
Campus: Tempe

Salary Range:
To be determined

Close Date:

Job Description:
Facilities Development and Management seeks a Program Manager as part of the University’s Zero Waste department to manage marketing, communications, engagement, and outreach in reaching institutional Zero Waste/Circular Resources goals.

Essential Duties:
Plan, launch, and analyze institutional-wide campaigns to increase awareness of programs and change behavior to increase waste reduction, diversion, recirculation, and reuse
Develop campaigns to increase social media participation on platforms including, but not limited to: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat
Collaborate with the campus community to shape and deliver internal messages around sustainability
Assist in the design and implementation of educational materials used for public outreach programs
Develop partnerships with University departments with the goal of providing zero waste training and education
Train students, volunteers, and staff members, and provide orientation to new employees
Advise and provide resources for individual students and student groups engaging in sustainability projects
Facilitate the integration of academic work with practical applications in campus sustainability projects
Develop, manage, and coordinate participation in seasonal and special events for the department (e.g. Fall Welcome, Orientation, Earth Day, Campus Sustainability Month, etc.)
Provide support to campus or community groups for zero waste events
Coordinate and/or participate in public relations activities including, but not limited to: preparing and reviewing production of information, drafting press releases, and responding to inquiries as appropriate
Act as liaison between department and larger university communications teams
Supervise, monitor, and coordinate the activities of subordinates
Provide exceptional customer service when interacting with students, staff and faculty
Assist zero waste operations as needed, which may include: loading and unloading trucks and handling a variety of recyclable materials
Ensure adherence to university policies and procedures.
Use ability to communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform the essential functions of the job.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:
Managing and/or leading a zero waste and/or sustainability program
Working with Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, and the Adobe Creative Suite
Presenting sustainability information in diverse public settings
Customer service

Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills

Working Environment:
Some work activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse. Required to stand/sit for varying lengths of time and travel moderate distances to perform work. Regular use of standard office equipment and associated computer/technology peripherals. Work activities may also require regular exposure to external environmental conditions including heat, cold, dust, wind, insects, flora and fauna indigenous to a desert climate. Extended periods of walking, stooping, bending, reaching, and kneeling. Lifting, pushing, and/or carrying objects of varying weights up to 50 pounds. Drive University vehicles and/or carts.

Department Statement:
ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff. This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, reduced tuition for you and your dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays – and more.

ASU’s comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation – and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee.

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Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

ASU Statement:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00pm Arizona time on the day indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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Opportunity type



Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Job function

  • Project/ Program Management