Director of sustainability

About the position

Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations, expressions of intent, and applications  to serve as the director of sustainability in the division of facilities management. VCU is seeking an inspirational leader that has the ability to reduce the VCU carbon footprint, has an understanding of current sustainability issues, trends, and best practices as they relate to higher education, and has strong problem solving skills to guide the university toward fulfilling its obligations to the american college and university presidents’ climate commitment through the aforementioned responsibilities. 

The director of sustainability’s primary responsibilities include fostering a culture of sustainability among faculty, staff, and students; identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability efforts; planning and developing long- and short-range programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units.

How to Apply

VCU’s executive search team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials prior to March 1, 2020. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:

VCU eJobs portal: 

Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Carol Ann Lawson. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. 

Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: 

Carol Ann Lawson, director of strategic initiatives

Celia O'Hallahan, talent acquisition coordinator

VCU Human Resources

(804) 828-2928

(804) 828-6157 


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.