Program Manager

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034056
Department Code 20030-2604
Department Center for Sustainable Community Solutions
Job Title Program Manager
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S5
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours

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

32 hour work week, consistent schedule
Hours may vary based on operational needs.

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

The Program Manager will develop and implement initiatives and programs to fulfill the terms of grants relating to environmental finance, community resiliency, drinking water training and technical assistance and Chesapeake Bay-related public education. This individual will seek out, develop, and implement new programs, funding sources, and initiatives to further the mission of the Environmental Finance Center and the Environmental Finance Center Network. The Project Manager will be responsible for providing research, policy, and technical guidance for the Environmental Finance Center, with a particular focus on community resiliency. This is a part time 32 hour per week benefits eligible position. The schedule will be flexible but consistent.


• Master’s Degree in a relevant field (geography, environmental science, engineering, public policy, etc.)
• 5 plus years experience working either with local government, in local government or in non-profits familiar with environmental finance and infrastructure is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Applicants should have experience in, and understanding of, community planning, resiliency, watershed management, stormwater and green infrastructure. Direct experience with rural communities is preferred. Applicants must be able to apply or impart their previous experience and advanced concepts, practices and procedures to their work. Applicant must have previous demonstrated success with grantmaking and managing sponsored programs.


• Develop, manage, and implement programs focused on environmental infrastructure and community resiliency planning including training and communication.
• Provide outreach, training, and technical assistance to New York local governments and other organizations on basic and advanced concepts, practices, and procedures relating to environmental infrastructure, watershed management, resiliency and public engagement.
• Serve as staff supervisor and advisor for student research, course project and internships offered by the EFC.
• Represent the EFC at state, and local meetings, conferences, symposia, and public forums.
• Establish new partnerships and collaborative efforts with faculty, and internal and external organizations and programs.
• Prepare technical and policy research analyses and reports and deliver public presentations
• Identify and develop new funding sources and prepare new grant proposals.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

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 10/20/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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