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Decarbonize Middle America Program Manager

Center For Sustainable Business
University of Pittsburgh - Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration

The Program Manager for the Center for Sustainable Business will have primary responsibility for program curation for two Workstream events per year as well individual contributor and supervision of individual programs within the Workstream. The Program Manager reports to the Senior Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Business. The Program Manager will assist the Senior Associate Director in working closely with other departments and schools regarding curricula, special courses, visiting scholars, speakers, and conferences. The incumbent will also assist the Senior Associate Director as requested in gathering, organizing, and producing content for distribution to stakeholders linked to the Center, assist in preparations for the semi-annual Sustainable Business Forum meetings, and assist in organizing school-wide and campus-wide events for students, faculty, and staff to engage on sustainability-related topics, as well as anything else deemed key to the growth and vitality of the Center. The Program Manager must be able to work with some supervision, conduct themselves and represent the Center in a professional manner, work efficiently on multiple projects, and maintain good rapport with university administrators, staff, faculty, students, and representatives or other domestic and international partner institutions. Occasional travel and weeknight/weekend hours may be required. The successful candidate will be familiar with sustainability resources, programs, and initiatives in higher education settings. They should have previous experience developing or co-leading trainings on sustainability initiatives in an educational setting. Must have prior experience working with student organizations; experience with student organizations that have a sustainability focus are strongly preferred. Experience in a university or professional setting is strongly preferred.  Superb writing skills are vital, as well as attention to detail, multitasking capabilities, and the ability to work in an extremely fast-paced work environment. Microsoft Office Suite, internet-based research, and web experience are required. Must be able to interact well with people at all levels. Other required skills include familiarity and experience with managing social media accounts.

Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of related work experience, preferred. Additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements, per University guidelines. Passion for sustainable business is strongly preferred. Prior experience in a university setting is strongly preferred. Previous experience with business and auxiliary services in a higher education environment is strongly preferred. Experience posting to social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.) is required. Occasional travel and weeknight/weekend hours may be required. 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement. 

Department Details 

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration’s mission is to leverage the opportunities created by our urban location and strong research culture to prepare students to be catalysts for change. Our mission is to merge communities of knowledge with communities of practice to create exceptional experience-based learning outcomes for students and relevant insights for business leaders. Pitt Business is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status. In order to be considered for the position, please attach a resume and cover letter to your application.

Please highlight how your skills and experience relate to the following competencies: written communication, informing, self-knowledge, time management, learning on the fly, and planning.

Center For Sustainable Business
3950 Roberto Clemente Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

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