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Graduate Assistant Surplus Property Coordinator


Position:         Graduate Assistant Surplus Property Coordinator

Department:         Purchasing Services

Supervisor:        Jane Altemose

Schedule:         10-15 hours per week, between hours of M-F 8:15 am – 4:45 pm

Salary:            $15 per hour

Duration:         Academic year, beginning May/June 2017

Primary Location:     Purchasing Services, 516 Brodhead Avenue, Bethlehem

Email:            jca209@lehigh.edu


Description: Purchasing Services seeks a Surplus Property Coordinator.  This position is overseen by the Director of Purchasing Services, and works in close coordination with the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Services.This position will support the creation of the university’s Surplus Property Program. The Program will ensure that the university realizes the maximum benefit from the surplus property by regulating the manner of disposition of such property, both internally and externally.  This program advocates re-utilization, re-sale, or donation, and will avoid disposal whenever possible.  


Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a Surplus Property Program that incorporates the types of surplus property available within the university, its disposition, coordinating with the campus and local communities, conducting analyses of potential revenue-generating solutions for the disposition of the university’s retired assets, and managing the process.

  • Creating and implementing a retired asset inventory system, organizing and accounting for the disposition of retired assets, identifying markets for materials, and completing reporting.

  • Monitoring market trends, identifying niche sales opportunities, and conducting analysis of the potential operation of a surplus property retail store.

  • Marketing the program to the university community to ensure the compliance of the central university surplus policy.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship or related field or three years’ experience in project management or business development


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of marketing, sales and advertising principles

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management best practices

  • Knowledge of sustainability best practices

  • Ability to effectively communicate 

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills


To Apply:     Go to LUCIE/Career Services

Deadline:           Open until filled