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Residential Sustainability Coordinator, 2018-2019




Residential and Student Service Programs

2018-2019 Residential Sustainability Coordinator Job Description


The Residential Sustainability Program is charged with the development and implementation of orientation and transitional programs for students and their families at the University of California, Berkeley. The Residential Sustainability Program creates residential communities that facilitate personal development and intellectual growth.

The mission of the University of California Berkeley Residential Sustainability Program is to provide resources and introduce on-campus residents to the importance of cultivating sustainable lifestyles, as well as advocate for sustainable practices within the Residential & Student Service Programs (RSSP) department. The Program Supervisor  is responsible for coordinating all initiatives for the organization including active and passive programming. A high level of creativity, organization, teamwork, and professionalism is expected at all times.

Below is a detailed list of duties. This is a basic list that describes weekly operations.

Essential Duties

Meeting Attendance and Participation

  • Responsible for attending weekly meetings and reporting progress of sustainability program duties.

  • Meet with RSP Advisor once per week, based on the requirements of the RSP Advisor to provide updates and discuss various aspects of sustainability programming, needs, and problems.

  • Organize bi-weekly management meetings with directors and fellow coordinators to update on management meetings and unit-wide projects, brainstorm sustainability programming ideas, and to plan events or campaigns.

  • Organize general meetings with supervisors, coordinators, and interns to brainstorm sustainability programming ideas, and to plan events or campaigns.

  • Plan and attend group socials, professional/educational development, and retreats to build a strong team.

  • Meet with your unit’s previous and future coordinators to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

  • Attend weekly meetings with the RSP Advisor.

Organization and Team Management

  • Ensure the RSP Community Education Plan is being carried out with the help of the RSP Advisor.

  • Consult with RSSP directors and stakeholders to insure appropriate evaluation and assessment procedures are being used.

  • Consult with department directors and staff to insure that data is collected, interpreted, and reported in accordance with evaluation and assessment best practices as described in the AIR (Association of Institutional Researchers) code of ethics, the ACPA (College Student Educators International) Assessment Guidelines, and related CAS Standards (The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education).

  • Recruit, supervise, and motivate student coordinators and unit interns.

  • Implement fall and spring trainings and/or retreats for coordinators and unit interns in conjunction with the RSP Advisor.

  • Create professional and/or educational development activities for coordinators and interns during weekly meetings.

  • Coordinate field trips as necessary.

  • Assist student coordinators in education, advocacy, or communication initiatives as needed.

Administration Duties

  • Complete/compile reports for each event or campaign completed during the school year and keep records of results (i.e. photographs, petition signatures, etc.).

  • Sign and submit timesheets on a bi-weekly basis.

  • Ensure coordinators are filling out and turning in bi-weekly timesheets.

  • Manage budget with RSP Advisor and RSP Coordinators.

  • Serve as the student contact for RSSP Professional Staff including resident directors, academic program coordinators, facility managers, and dining services.

  • Manage RSP email account.

  • Complete semester performance evaluations of student coordinators.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with the university and possessing a minimum 2.300 cumulative GPA and good standing with the University at the time of application and throughout the period of employment. Please note that GPA does not round up, any GPA below a 2.300 (2.299 or below) will make you ineligible for the position.

  • Previously lived within a University Housing managed facility.

  • Previous experience and interest in sustainability.


  • Previous leadership/customer service experience.

  • At least one year of attendance at a college or university.  

Terms of Employment

  • Maintain the required 2.300 minimum GPA throughout the term of employment.

  • Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job performance evaluation by the RSP Advisor . Satisfactory job performance evaluation is defined as meeting expectations as defined by the job evaluation in all areas of the job description.

  • Supervisors  who display psychological behavior which raises concerns about fitness for the position may be required to complete an assessment of fitness and ability in order to continue in the position.

  • The Residential Sustainability Coordiantor will receive $12.53 for 10 hours per week.

  • Residential Sustainability Program employees must abide by all residence hall policies.  Failure to do so may lead to job action.

  • Participate in Fall & Spring Residential Sustainability Program Training Retreats.

  • Participate in Spring RSP Coordinator Transition Meeting.

  • Attendance at weekly RSP staff meetings..  

  • Attendance at weekly RSP general meetings.


  • Maintain positive working relationships with members of RSP and other Residential and Student Services Programs staff.

  • Be responsible with staff privileges (i.e. building access, use of office, phones, keys, office equipment, etc.).

  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in all matters related to students and staff.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director and RSP Advisor.  

After you have read the job description, please go here to apply

Before you apply, you may want to prepare the following to upload as a single .pdf document:

1) A resume, no more than two pages, that lists your paid and unpaid leadership experiences. For each experience, please list your title, the location, the length of time, and most importantly, the duties you performed.

2) Answers to the following question, no more than 2 pages: What are strengths you would bring to the position? How do these strengths make you a fit for the position? (one page maximum)

Please contact reshalls-employment@berkeley.edu if you have any questions.

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