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Program Manager – Sustainable City Year Program

University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

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Program Manager – Sustainable City Year Program
Sustainable Cities Initiative

The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and action-oriented individual to manage grant- and contract-funded activity for the Sustainable Cities Initiative. The position will primarily manage the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP). The position will also manage and participate in other SCI grant-funded activity.

SCYP is a nationally and internationally award-winning program that matches existing courses across multiple disciplines with multiple projects in a city over an academic year.

The scale and scope of the effort is inspiring for students, faculty, and community stakeholders, and is unlike any other program in the country. In addition to SCYP, SCI works on applied, interdisciplinary research and engages with policy-making at municipal, state, and federal levels to help create policy that better supports sustainability activities at the local level.

SCI is also developing international partnerships in China, New Zealand, and Europe and coordinates a Global Eco-City Study Abroad effort with courses in Ecuador, China, and Northern Europe.

Please visit the SCI website for more information about the program. To get a quick sense of the scale, scope and impact of SCYP, you can read a few articles written about the program here, including an article in the New York Times.

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Job Title: SCYP Program Manager
Direct the Sustainable City Year program (75%):
Develop and maintain relations with Oregon cities.
Coordinate the application and selection process for SCYP partner cities.
Recruit faculty to participate in SCYP, matching courses throughout the university and at other OUS institutions with projects proposed by the partner city.

Serve as the main point of contact for the SCYP partner city and for the professors involved in the program. Ensure that faculty, students, and city staff have the information and resources they need for a successful SCYP partnership. Arrange meetings and develop scope of work documents for each SCYP course.

Develop documents, maps, descriptions, etc, to support the SCYP program.

Recruit and work closely with student employees from SCYP courses who prepare and compile reports as part of the SCYP projects.

Edit and format SCYP reports for submission to the city, along with handling communication regarding SCYP contracts.

Work with the UO Libraries for SCYP support documents and archiving of project-generated work.

Prepare and submit budgets for SCYP.

Track and produce necessary paperwork for reimbursements and purchases related to SCYP.

Supervise SCYP student staff (may include a Graduate Teaching Fellow and other hourly or volunteer student workers).

Give presentations about SCYP to organizations in the partner city, potential partner cities, legislators, academic classes, and conferences.

Grant and proposal writing (5%): In partnership with SCI faculty and staff, coordinate funding development for SCI, including SCYP, through identification and writing of appropriate grant proposals to foundations, private sector organizations, and state and federal government sources.

Manage other grant- and contract-funded SCI activity in partnership with SCI directors and faculty (10%).

Student employee supervision (10%): Supervise and direct student staff – Graduate Research Fellows and hourly employees – to assist carrying out the above tasks.
Level of Appointment: 1.0 F.T.E.

Term of Contract: one-year renewable contract; initial contract dates: 3/1/12 – 6/30/12; 12-month renewal thereafter dependent on need and funding.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000 (12 month annual rate); commensurate with relevant experience and education. The University of Oregon also offers a generous package of health and retirement benefits.

Application Procedure:
Each applicant must submit:
Letter of introduction addressing how and why the candidate is qualified for the position
Resume of educational and professional work experience
Two names of references (letters of recommendation not required, but will be accepted)
Applications must be submitted electronically by email (preferably in PDF format) to Christina Wozniak, cwozniak {at} uoregon(.)edu
This posting will remain open until filled; applications will begin to be reviewed on Friday, February 17, 2012.
The position is expected to start as early as possible in March 2012.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to SCI Executive Director Robert Liberty ( liberty {at} uoregon(.)edu).
Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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