Program Associate

Posting Details

Job # 037023 Department Code 00000 Department Engineering & Computer Science Job Title Program Associate Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

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

The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center (SU- EFC ) is seeking a Program Associate (full-time benefits-eligible) to primarily assist with outreach and engagement related to environmental finance and resiliency programs the SU- EFC works on in EPA Region 2, or with other partners through the Environmental Finance Center Network ( EFCN ) and the Capacity Collaborative. This position would also support other organizational and programmatic communication needs. Specifically, the SU- EFC is seeking an individual who can assist with marketing and hosting in-person and web-based training programs, written communications, online-content development, research and evaluation, and other environmental outreach and engagement-related tasks. This position will also support program manager and coordinator staff to develop and implement new programs and funding sources to further the mission of the SU- EFC . Provide research, policy, and technical support for SU- EFC, with a particular focus on climate adaptation and resiliency, public water infrastructure, and watershed management. This position will be based in Syracuse, NY and mainly responsible for supporting programs in New York, southern New England, and Puerto Rico (PR), and program-related travel will be required.


Bachelors required in a relevant field (environmental science, communications, environmental studies and sustainability, social sciences, and public administration).

Two or more years of experience in any area of climate adaptation, resiliency, water resources management, environmental policy, or related work is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Must have experience in website maintenance, proficiency with online communications and content development, and strong interpersonal skills.

Experience coordinating events, outreach, and educational programs related to environmental fields is highly desirable, as is working with communities, government officials and other stakeholders.

Experience using document design applications (for example, Adobe Creative Suite) and online applications for outreach and program evaluation (for example, ArcGIS Storymaps, collaboration and communications hubs, data analytics tools) is highly desirable.

Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is desirable.


Create outreach and marketing communications:
Marketing of outreach and training events with email marketing and social media. Create, update, and maintain website posts and pages. Develop online applications for outreach, engagement to program audiences, and program evaluation. Prepare, write, and design reports, brochures, and outreach materials.
Support events, workshops and webinars

Host and facilitate training webinars and online conferences:
Assist with set-up, logistics, and delivery of workshops and meetings, including registration, note-taking. Communicate and coordinate with speakers, participants, and venues for events.

Technical assistance and research:
Support environmental infrastructure technical assistance development and delivery. Support the gathering and analyzing of qualitative and quantitative data during program delivery; for needs assessments, stakeholder engagement, and training evaluation. Assist research on climate, resiliency, water infrastructure, and workforce development topics for report development.

Data management:
Maintain databases for marketing, outreach, and program evaluation. Support events with transcribing and managing information. Managing continuing education credits.

Future program development:
Support grant writing, working with team members. Build existing relationships and explore new audiences for program delivery.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


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.

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