Missouri History Museum
  • 03-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Operations
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 47500.00-54000.00
  • Full Time


The Missouri Historical Society commits to a process of listening attentively to one another and leveraging best practices and resources across our organization to promote a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities; ages; nationalities; social and economic statuses; sexual orientations; gender identities/expressions; religious, political, and ideological perspectives; and abilities are able to be engaged, feel valued, and thrive. click here for the full Commitment to Racial Equity

Position Summary:

The Sustainability Coordinator, helps organize, monitor, and maintain sustainability initiatives under the supervision of the Managing Director of Administration and Operations. A primary focus of the Sustainability Coordinator is to measure, track, and report on sustainability metrics throughout the institution, including data required for annual reporting, regular updates, and specific projects as needed. Data collection includes activities such as: conducting waste audits, reviewing and entering billing data, and conducting sustainability related data assessments. In addition, The SC supports the successful implementation of sustainability initiatives by identifying areas for improvement, performing research, communicating new practices, coordinating with key implementers, and assisting in the planning if special projects as assigned. The SC serves as the institutional representative with the national US Green Business Council and with the regional and local sustainability organizations. The SC represents MHS on green issues with the American Alliance Museums and other museum organizations.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide daily hands-on support to ensure that the Society's sustainability initiatives are successfully being implemented throughout the institution
  • Develop and implement organizational processes and policies for sustainable practices
  • Monitor all sustainability practices for compliance and efficiency and develop list of areas that require improvement
  • Work with supervisor to recognize any emerging sustainability issues
  • Evaluate and advise proposals for sustainability projects/events for feasibility and compliance
  • Supports facilities and other departments as appropriate in relation to implementing energy conservation and sustainability programs
  • Create and maintain sustainability documentation and processes, internally
  • Develop sustainability reports, presentations, and proposals for benefit of the MHS and public interest
  • Conduct environmental assessments at all MHS sites (waste audits, energy, and water usage, along with handling of universal waste and chemicals)
  • Benchmark, analyze and report mandated electrical, gas, and water data to City of St. Louis annually
  • Obtain and maintain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications for MHS
  • Oversee LEED related projects and programs
  • Obtain and maintain TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification for MHS
  • Oversee TRUE related projects and programs
  • Oversee Green Infrastructure projects and equipment
  • Cultivate and participate in regional sustainability programs and/ or working groups
  • Participate in St. Louis Green Business Challenge with creation of case studies annually
  • Researches and identifies grant-writing and other funding opportunities in support of the MHS sustainability efforts
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed
  • Organize and oversee the MHS green team/ sustainability committee
  • Communicate regularly with colleagues regarding sustainability initiatives and efforts through formal trainings and regular workplace interactions
  • Support all staff in institutional changes and/or compliance within environmental and sustainability measures for programs/events
  • Serves as a project coordinator on special projects as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in an environmental-related field, such as Environmental Science, Physical Science, Sustainability, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience developing, maintain, and/or managing sustainability-based initiatives, processes, or programs involving the collection, analysis, and reporting of program data is preferred
  • Must have (or achieve within 18 months of placement) certification as a LEED Applied Professional with specialty in Operations and Maintenance
  • Must have (or achieve within 18 months of placement) TRUE Advisor certification
  • Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis


  • Knowledge of LEED and TRUE documentation and project standards
  • Knowledge of City of St.Louis' environmental ordinances
  • Knowledge of Missouri environmental regulations
  • Statistical data experience
  • Knowledge and interest in sustainable building operations (LEED, TRUE, EnergyStar Portfolio Manager, LEEDonline, LEEDuser, and ARC statistical system
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required
  • The ability to work independently is required
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Initiative is required
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other individuals is required
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments and manage multiple projects
  • Understanding of spreadsheets and sustainability tracking systems
  • Understand cost benefit analysis
  • Train and guide others
  • Guide and direct sustainable programs and operations
  • Build community relationships
  • Strong computer skills
  • Leadership skills

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

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