Sustainable Science Management: Careers2018-04-18T00:41:03+00:00
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Sustainability is a new and emerging field. Career paths and best practices in sustainability are becoming more widely accepted across disciplines.

The demand for sustainability-related careers is anticipated to grow with ‘Sustainability’ in the job title becoming more common. Concepts such as efficiency, impact reduction, stakeholder development, and true cost analysis will continue to be woven into more job descriptions. As a result, more opportunities for creation of individual entrepreneurial or advocacy roles for independent-minded graduates will emerge.

“I knew I had a passion for preserving natural ecosystems and I was interested in new technologies that could lower human impact on the planet.  Now in my senior year in the program I enjoy applying sustainability theories and processes to real world solutions.  The program helped me get an internship that turned into a paid position at a local renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel and I am really enjoying the work I do as the Marketing Coordinator.” -Kate Cheney, SSM Alumni 2017

Following are examples of jobs requiring sustainability expertise:

  • Development Director
  • Account Manager
  • Director of Sustainability
  • Sustainable Facilities Coordinator
  • Sustainability Plan Developer
  • Policy Coordinator
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Renewable Energy Systems Specialist
  • Manager, Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainable Project Analyst/Assistant
  • Energy Efficiency Specialist
  • Climate Change Specialist
  • Water Resources Analyst
  • Editor
  • Environmental Education Instructor/Coordinator
  • High School Teacher
  • Clean Technology Marketing Specialist
  • Sustainability Graduate Research Assistant
  • Risk Assessment Analyst
The Sustainable Science Management program is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $320,694. Funding does not pay for student costs to participate. The Sustainable Science Management program is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY: 808.984.3325.