Sustainability Coordinator

City of Golden Published: June 1, 2024
CO, Golden
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Corporate Sustainability / Certification

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We are currently recruiting for qualified applicants for a Sustainability Coordinator. Come and see why the City of Golden is the place you want to be!

Why work at the City of Golden?

Being a Golden employee is more than just a job, it's a lifestyle. Golden is a vibrant outdoor community making it a great place to live, work and play.
  • Location, location, location – Work near great restaurants and shops, hit the trails, and enjoy the outdoor scenery of Clear Creek and the foothills. Convenient commuting from all directions.
  • Paid time off – Paid vacation starts at 16 days (that's over 3 weeks!), plus 12 days of sick time and 12 paid holidays each year.
  • Great benefits – The City matches up to 8% of your retirement contributions, plus offers a full-spectrum of benefits and perks, including tuition reimbursement (check it out)!
Under direction of the Sustainability Manager, the Sustainability Coordinator position assists with the development, implementation, and administration of citywide sustainability programs and/or projects in distinct areas of specialty such as, but not limited to waste diversion, energy initiatives, green building, education & communication, alternative transportation, and water conservation. Works with City departments and external entities in the course of promoting and advancing sustainability programs for both the organization and the community. The City of Golden culture is a high performing environment that rewards performance with greater flexibility.


  • Assists with implementation of sustainability programs and strategic planning initiatives, which include oversight of contractors or vendors commissioned for services, tracking and analyzing data and metrics, evaluation of existing programs, grant applications, and research of sustainability topics.
  • Coordinates many of the City’s waste diversion programs including handling customer service requests within the City’s residential waste, recycling and compost collection program, providing direction to the city’s contracted waste haulers, and tracking assets and billing for waste collection services for zero waste efforts at community events.
  • Collaborates with inter-departmental staff on sustainability initiatives to establish sustainability as a core organizational value of the City, including providing education, training and tracking internal metrics for sustainability goals. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Develops outreach materials and creates content for weekly updates of various City communication channels (web, print, social media, etc.). Works closely with the Communications Department and requires exceptional written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Assists with support for the Community Sustainability Advisory Board through recordkeeping of Board minutes, preparation for meetings, and organization of Board-sponsored events.
  • Engages the community with interaction with the public in representing the City at community events, increasing awareness of existing programs, and responding to questions and requests for program services.
  • Work includes occasional evening and weekend hours.


Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Social Science, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or a related field. Strong data analysis and data organizational skills. Two year’s experience with sustainability initiatives strongly desired. Municipal government experience preferred.


Valid driver's license with good driving record.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS - Skill in interpreting, understanding, and following complex statutes, ordinances, regulations, standards, and guidelines. Skill in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures. Ability to write effective reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to interact and communicate with a variety of individuals and groups in an effective and efficient manner in person, over the telephone and via e-mail in a clear and concise manner. Ability to compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports, documents and related information.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, & decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to coordinate, conduct, compute and analyze data relating to sustainability.

REASONING ABILITY - Ability to effectively resolve problems, conduct assessments, and make recommendations based on information.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Flexibility and the ability to work independently. Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. MS Office with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel.

MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED - General office equipment, smartphone, computer/tablet, etc. Personal or city vehicle. Standard office software such as MS Office.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, talk, hear, and see. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to field and outdoor weather conditions.

The City of Golden is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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