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Job Req ID:  43996

Sustainability Analyst



The JHU Office of Sustainability (OOS) is seeking strong candidates to fill the position of Sustainability Analyst. The Office’s mission is to leverage the potential of Johns Hopkins to develop innovative environmentally and socially responsible solutions that support campus management, teaching, research, and co-curricular opportunities, while benefitting our region and the world. The Sustainability Analyst will play an integral role working across administrative and academic units, as well as with students and external stakeholders to advance the university’s sustainability objectives.


The candidate should position JHU to significantly enhance the university’s work in sustainability analytics—from data access and collection to interpretation and application. The Sustainability Analyst reports to the Director of Sustainability and is responsible for providing analytic support for all sustainability projects with data-related needs and for setting an overall strategy for the collection, analysis, management, and communication of data and metrics. This individual will synthesize complex data from multiple sources into compelling stories and reports and serve as a liaison to internal and external audiences.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


  • Collect, manage, and ensure the quality and integrity of data from multiple university partners and sources [e.g. energy, water, materials, food, transportation, waste]
  • Develop relationships with campus-wide partners to ensure efficient and integrated data collection processes and development of robust reporting and analytics
  • Manage the development of a sustainability analytics database and web-based data hub for internal and external data sharing on JHU’s environmental performance
  • Support the use of the campus as a testbed for innovation, and work with faculty, students, and staff to enhance campus-based applied sustainability research; supervise research assistants and/or interns as needed
  • Oversee annual greenhouse gas inventory including data collection and aggregation, expansion, and coordination with third-party verification
  • Support the adoption of software programs and tools that enhance data aggregation, integrity, reporting, and visualization
  • Develop sustainability financial reporting templates and perform cost analyses where appropriate to support new operational decision making
  • Collaborate with other members of the OOS to translate complex data into compelling stories and visual representation to the broader JHU community
  • Evaluate sustainability programs and strategies and provides flexible support to other team members on an as-needed basis
  • Serve as a content expert on sustainability data and environmental performance metrics to JHU technical subcommittees and working groups
  • Represent JHU at select conferences, events, and consortia as a means to share research and information and ensure adoption of sector-wide best practices
  • Work closely with partners in JHU Facilities and Real Estate division to provide analytic support across Plant Operations, Design & Construction, Transportation Services, and Real Estate offices
  • Coordinate with outside contractors, vendors, and consultants to enhance product selection and services that advance sustainability offerings at the university




  • Bachelor’s degree required in sustainability, environmental science, data science, engineering, or a related field required.
  • Minimum three years of progressive experience in a mix of sustainability, data analysis, database management, software engineering, program/project management, or other related experience in sustainability required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, and additional related experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. 




  • Master’s degree preferred.


 Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Experience with data management, analytics, and statistical programming languages
  • Highly proficient in MS Office software with advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Experience using data visualization tools (i.e. Tableau, Power, BI or similar)
  • Working knowledge of Python and/or “R” preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and self-starter
  • Strong “soft” skills including ability to work with a variety of individuals at various levels across the University and externally
  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to identify and remove roadblocks
  • Strong project management skills required including the ability to lead a project team, prioritize tasks and provide mentoring as needed
  • Experience working with energy and/or sustainability metrics preferred
  • Must possess strong business acumen and demonstrate strategic thinking
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others and function well as part of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize activity and promptly raise any obstacles
  • Experience working in higher education a plus



Classified Title: Sustainability Analyst 
Working Title: Sustainability Analyst  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: $50,700 - $69,780; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/ week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick 
Department name: 10001597-Sustainability 
Personnel area: University Administration


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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