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Sustainability Institute at
The College of New Jersey
- Job Title: Research and Project
- Department: Sustainability Institute at The
College of New Jersey
- Job Type: Full Time
- Job Status: Permanent
Institute at the College of New Jersey seeks a creative and
motivated person to join our team working on a portfolio of
emerging energy and sustainable development issues. Candidates
should be able to work effectively in a fast-paced and creative
team environment and also complete policy research projects with
Institute delivers a pioneering program, Sustainable Jersey, which
is a national model for engaging municipal governments and schools
in initiatives that improve the long-term sustainability of their
communities and contribute to a sustainable State and world. Over
750 municipalities and school districts participate in the program
resulting in the implementation of thousands of local
sustainability initiatives annually.
The Research and
Project Specialist will work with a team to research, develop, and
deliver new sustainability programs and policies that can be
implemented by local government. The position will work on a
diverse portfolio of issues with a particular focus in the area of
energy on topics such as energy efficiency in buildings,
alternative fuel vehicles and transportation, renewable energy, and
GHG emissions tracking. Other issue areas may include land
use, water, waste management, public health, economic development,
or any critical sustainability issue.
Working with a team
that includes the Executive Director and Energy Program Manager,
the position will conduct applied research to identify
opportunities to make positive change at the local level that are
impactful and achievable, and assess the impact of previous local
actions. The team produces case studies, guidance documents,
toolkits, and research reports that are shared with participating
local governments. The team also provides direct technical
assistance and grants to support local action.
Qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's degree. Focus in environmental
studies, planning, public policy, business, public administration,
or engineering is a plus.
Associate’s degree in a related field plus a
minimum of three to five years full-time work experience in a
Excellent oral and written communication
skills, including ability to communicate in presentations and
- Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to
organize meetings, maintain diverse contact networks, and manage
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Ability to learn quickly and work well in a fast-paced team
Familiarity with the subject matter including
energy and climate, sustainability issues generally, government,
and public policy.
Ability to conduct public policy research and
synthesize findings for non-specialist audiences in written reports
and public presentations.
Project management experience.
Ability to work on schedule within deadline,
and to provide necessary support for program reporting and
Master’s degree preferred.
- Two years of experience in public policy research, project
management, public administration, business development, non-profit
program work, or other relevant work preferred.
This position is a Grant position
and carries the state title of Project Specialist. The
position will pay a salary in the range of $45,000-$60,000 a year
based on qualifications, and will receive a comprehensive benefits
package including Pension (Alternate Benefit Program), health,
dental, prescription and generous sick and vacation leave.
The College of New Jersey, a highly
selective, comprehensive residential institution, is recognized as
one of the outstanding colleges in the country. Its 289-acre
tree-lined campus, located in suburban Ewing Township between New
York and Philadelphia, draws upon the rich scholarly, scientific
and cultural resources of the region. There are approximately 6,500
full-time undergraduate students and 900 graduate students enrolled
at The College.
Qualified candidates should submit a
letter of interest, resume, optional writing sample (or other
relevant work product) and the names of 3 professional references.
Candidates selected for interviews will be required to submit a
relevant writing sample. Please apply to the following link:
Final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful
completion of a background investigation.