Program Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034081
Department Code 20030-2604
Department Center for Sustainable Community Solutions
Job Title Program Coordinator
Location Syracuse NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S4
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Standard University business hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

This position will provide program coordination and technical support for SU-CSCS/EFC, with a particular focus on sustainable materials management, debris free waters, and watershed management. This position will be based in New York State and mainly responsible for coordinating programs in New York (NY) with additional responsibilities in Puerto Rico (PR) and the US Virgin Islands (USVI). This position will report to the Assistant Director and will be co-supervised by a senior Program Coordinator/Manager. This position will be focused on collaborating with partners and implement new programs, funding sources, and initiatives to further the mission of the Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions/Environmental Finance Center (SU-CSCS/EFC).


• Bachelor’s degree with at least two years relevant experience required.
• Experience includes working with community representatives and K-12 students, developing outreach and educational materials, and group facilitation relative to the field of Sustainable Materials Management.
• Must be highly organized and able to work independently and on a team of local and remote colleagues.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Must have knowledge and experience with coordinating and implementing programs related to Sustainable Materials Management and community engagement. • Skills needed include meeting facilitation and excellent communications, including professional writing for outreach, publications, reports, etc.
• Strong experience with use of social media for outreach and program promotion. Grant writing experience is a plus.
• Proficient in MS Office programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point.


• Coordinate programs related to sustainable materials management, including collaborating local stakeholder partnerships and stewardship programs; and assist with creating publications and resources for NY/PR/USVI.
• Provide assistance to coordinate initiatives of SU-EFC/CSCS to assist federal, state and local communities in processes and options relating to environmental infrastructure and sustainability, including implementing current and new initiatives to support the mission of SU-CSCS/EFC.
• Coordinate SMM efforts as it relates to SMM Community Assistance, Disaster Planning and Relief, and Local Economic Opportunities for SMM.
• Foster new partnerships and collaborative efforts with internal and external faculty, staff, organizations and programs.
• Serve as support for project assistants and student engagement projects.
• Assist in preparing narrative and budgets for grant proposals and reports for grant programs, and assist with seeking new funding sources.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

For full consideration please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/07/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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