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ERIC Number: ED538345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Sustainability Officer Position and Salary Survey
Matson, Laura
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
More and more institutions of higher education are hiring sustainability officers to manage and coordinate their sustainability initiatives. To promote greater understanding of this emerging career field, AASHE conducted a survey of campus sustainability officers. The "Higher Education Sustainability Officer Position" and "Salary Survey" provides information about the roles, salaries, and positions of college and university sustainability officers. The authors hope it will serve to encourage and enable more higher education institutions to hire dedicated campus sustainability officers. The "Survey" expands and updates the information captured in the 2005 "EFS-West Salary Survey of Sustainability and Environmental Coordinators." The 2005 survey reported salary information from 36 sustainability officers from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. This report is organized into three sections: (1) Part one reviews the survey methodology and characteristics of survey respondents; (2) Part two provides information about the nature of the sustainability officer position, including when and how the position was created, what tasks the officer performs, the department where the officer is housed, to whom the officer reports, and how the position is funded; (3) Part three presents salary information. (Contains 16 figures and 1 footnote.) [This report was prepared with assistance from Corinna Kester, Julian Dautremont-Smith, Judy Walton and Sam Hummel.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States