Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Seeks Director of the New York State
Pollution Prevention Institute
About the Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Based on its roots as the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, established in 1992, the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology is a global leader in sustainability education and research. GIS partners with business and government sponsors to solve complex, systemic problems. Much of GIS's work aims to make industry more sustainable. To do this, GIS uses innovative approaches and technologies to minimize the use of materials and energy while maximizing outcomes. GIS's expertise, combined with its state-of-the-art research facilities, allows its partners to gain new insights, fuel innovation, and move forward. GIS is led by Dr. Nabil Nasr, an internationally recognized leader in the effort to build a regenerative, sustainable industrial economy through research and education. As an expert advisor and delegate to a variety of forward-looking organizations, Dr. Nasr is an authoritative voice on the role of sustainability research and technology in attaining a more prosperous economy.
About the Pollution Prevention Institute
In 2008, RIT/GIS was selected to lead the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) in partnership with New York's Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). NYSP2I is a statewide technology development, transfer, and assistance center whose mission is to make New York State more environmentally sustainable for businesses, workers, and the public through more efficient use of raw materials, energy and water as well as reductions in toxic chemical use, emissions to the environment, and waste generation. In partnership with Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Binghamton, and Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the New York State Manufacturing Extension Partnership, NYSP2I is an integrated program of several major elements:
Reporting to the Director of GIS, the Director of NYSP2I leads a collaborative team of approximately fifteen full-time staff and works in partnership with GIS central staff who provide services to NYSP2I and GIS's other major programs. The Director of NYSP2I is responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $4 million with the primary source of funding provided by NYSDEC through the Environmental Protection Fund as a dedicated line item.
Opportunity Going Forward
The Director of NYSP2I will have the opportunity to lead a collaborative, innovative, passionate, mission-driven, and highly effective team of engineers and sustainability specialists with firsthand experience of the challenges facing businesses, municipalities, nonprofits, and communities who want to become more sustainable. NYSP2I provides the practical tools and solutions needed to realize the benefits of sustainability for the economy, environment, and society as a whole. In addition to overseeing all programs, operations, finances, and staff members, high priorities for the Director of NYSP2I include:
Profile of the Ideal Candidate
Skills and Qualities:
Executive Leadership with Project Management Acumen
Relationship Builder, Networker, and Collaborator with Excellent External Skills
Financial Manager and Resource Developer
Engaged Leader of People and Culture
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position paid within RIT's 124A Wage Band. The position is 100% in-person at the Rochester, NY Campus. As a member of the RIT community, a comprehensive employee benefits package is offered with multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. An employee can tailor benefit elections to meet personal needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for the employee and family, to name a few).
Application Process and Additional Information
RIT is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, RIT provides exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT is dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
This executive search is being conducted by Eos Transition Partners consultant, John Tarvin. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions can be submitted to John at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of NYSP2I. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but applications received by April 30, 2023 will be prioritized. Upload required documents to: https://eostransitions.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
$107,400 - $171,700
Rochester, NY, USA