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Indiana University Health

Executive Director-Sustainability

System Services
Date Posted
19 June, 2024
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Requisition Number
372216
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Job Description

Overview

The Executive Director - Sustainability is responsible for the strategic development and execution of a comprehensive sustainability program that aligns with overarching goals and engages staff at all levels. This multifaceted role helps position IU Health as a leader in environmental sustainability with the goal of upholding national environmental standards and best practices. The Executive Director is responsible for goal setting, engagement and staff prioritization, program organization and implementation, and monitoring of environmental strategies and goals across IU Health. This work includes coordination and development of energy and water program functions, programs, plans, and policies pertinent to the advancement of IU Health’s sustainability goals.  The Executive Director works in partnership with their team, serving in the areas of project management and energy. The Executive Director will drive fundraising initiatives around sustainability. In particular, this includes partnership with IU Health Foundation to secure large-scale government and institutional grants.  The Executive Director at IU Health leads the organization in deploying environmental sustainability actions that lead to the reduction of ecological damage and promote long-term sustainability. The executive director will represent IU Health in partnership with other sustainable organizations across the state. The Executive Director - Sustainability acts in accordance with policies and procedures and exemplifies the mission, vision, and values of IU Health.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

  • Driving change in a fast-paced and evolving environment. 
  • Improving the coordination & delivery of health care sustainability services across all areas of responsibility. 

WORK LOCATION AND TOTAL REWARDS:

  • This is hybrid role with 3 days required in office (Tuesday mandatory onsite). The office is in the Medical Towers of IU Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed for you, which includes Medical-Dental-Vision, a matching 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement program, affinity groups, wellness program, and more!

QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Bachelor's Degree is required. Master's Degree is preferred.   
  • Requires 10+ years of relevant experience.   
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate certification (preferred).
  • Experience in health care sustainability (preferred).
  • Knowledge of local, regional, and national emerging sustainable business strategies, life cycle assessments (LCA), ROI analysis, and other key sustainability tools and techniques.
  • Has knowledge of waste and inefficiencies common to the health care setting, primarily in the supply chain.
  • Has the ability to construct and direct a network of sustainable business resources.
  • Understands environmental health and safety guidelines, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in environmental design, the green guidelines for health care, and basic environmental compliance for health care.
  • Has extensive experience with prior budget management authority and financial management.
  • Has extensive experience in cost-benefit analysis in the selection of sustainable business strategies.
  • Has extensive experience in change management and continuous quality improvement.
  • Has advanced proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Senior Vice President – Chief Philanthropy Officer 

Indiana University Health is unlike any other healthcare system and we're looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People motivated to do their best every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves. As one of Indiana's largest employers, our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.

IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States. Through its 15 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults. Statewide, IU Health has more than 2,600 staffed beds, $8.64 billion in operating revenue, and strategic service lines including cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant, that have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades. IU Health has over 38,000 team members.

 

Apply teamwork. Apply experience. Apply skill. Apply yourself. And together we can change everything.

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 15 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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