Sustainability Education Coordinator

Sustaining Way - Greenville, SC4.0


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Sustainability Education Coordinator works with Sustaining Way staff, our various partners, and the surrounding community to carry out Sustaining Way’s mission of empowering individuals and communities to bring about a sustainable and equitable future. The coordinator serves as a staff expert for sustainability while having primary responsibility for coordinating all activities related to our Steward Youth education program. Through this work and our development program, the coordinator develops the skills and confidence necessary to leave the program and go out to serve as a leader within the community.

POSITION DURATION: The position is a paid full-time development position that will is based out of our demonstration site, Annie’s House, located in Greenville, SC and spans 2 to 3 years.


  • Manage and execute the Steward Youth education program and oversee all of its on-site and off-site activities;
  • Teach, enhance, and develop K-12 curriculum related to social, economic, and environmental sustainability;
  • Develop personal expertise in sustainability including various sustainable practices (gardening, health/diet, energy efficiency, alternative energy, building construction, etc.) so that Coordinator can serve as a resource for the local community;
  • Host on-site tours and educational programming for general public;
  • Support in the development and maintenance of Annie's House by Sustaining Way so that it can serve as an example of affordable sustainable practices;
  • Establish, develop, and strengthen connections/partnerships with other local non-profits, businesses, schools, faith/interfaith organizations, and other groups to further Sustaining Way’s Mission; and
  • Model a simple sustainable lifestyle.


  • Degree or equivalent experience in sustainability or education (energy efficiency, alt. energy, organic gardening, construction, etc.);
  • Willing to live and work on-site resulting in work and personal time being comingled; Willing to work nights/weekends;
  • Good fit for Nicholtown neighborhood (low-income/minority neighborhood);
  • Good organizational and time management skills; proactive and self-motivated;
  • Would benefit from a developmental role; desire and potential to develop into a community leader;
  • Well aligned to Sustaining Way’s Mission and Values;
  • Ability and desire to live and demonstrate how to live a simpler more sustainable life;
  • Physically capable of performing light construction and landscaping tasks;
  • Right to work in the U.S.; and
  • No Pets Allowed (Genesis Homes Requirement)


Total compensation equals approximately $24,000 annually. Coordinators receive a monthly living stipend that starts at $1,100 a month and is negotiable based on experience and need. Additional stipend amounts are available to cover costs such as healthcare. Coordinators may also receive annual performance increases and bonuses. Coordinators receive an additional bonus upon completion of the program (minimum 2 years).

Coordinator will be provided significant Non-monetary compensation, including:

  • Housing: Private bedroom with shared bathroom and living spaces;
  • Utilities: While living in Sustaining Way Housing, all utilities will be provided to coordinators, including heating, air, water, gas, and an on-site telephone;
  • Internet: Internet will be provided at all SW Housing facilities;
  • Produce: Coordinators have first access to produce grown in the Annie’s House garden;
  • Vehicular Access: Coordinators have access to the company car and may use for work related purposes;
  • Time off: 10 company holidays; 10 paid vacation days; and
  • Personal and Professional Development: trainings, conferences, mentors, etc.

Non-monetary compensation is a part of the total compensation provided to Coordinators and may be valued at $1,000 a month or more per coordinator.

Job Type: Contract


  • sustainability: 1 year (Preferred)
  • education: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Greenville, SC (Required)

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses
  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional development assistance

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma


  • Weekends required
  • Monday to Friday