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Senior Program Manager
Who we are and what we stand for
Sustainable Pittsburgh is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a trusted convener, having worked for over
20 years with decision-makers at hundreds of the region’s businesses, nonprofits, and local governments.
We focus on systems change, with a comprehensive approach encompassing social equity,
environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity. Our mission is to empower decision-making that
builds a fundamentally equitable, resilient, healthy, and prosperous region.
Through our programs, events, and initiatives, we help regional decision-makers find and implement
high-impact ways to build fundamentally sustainable organizations and communities, to make best
practices into standard practice. We envision a thriving region where stakeholders are connected,
sustainability knowledge is shared and applied, and all people can succeed.
We are a dynamic team of dedicated professionals. Through collaboration and open-mindedness, and
with credibility and resourcefulness, we are making a difference for a better region and world. We hope
you will join us.
Our vision on diversity and inclusion
Wherever you’re from, whatever your background, we need you! At Sustainable Pittsburgh, we believe
inclusion and diversity are key to our success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds,
and insights, we inspire innovation, shape a new narrative, and create better outcomes for our partners
and the communities we serve.
At Sustainable Pittsburgh, making inclusion and diversity a competitive advantage is front and center for
us. Currently, 79% of the team identify as women and 23% identify as racial or ethnic minority.
Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Board comprises 69% identifying as women and 46% identifying as racial or
“It is central to our mission that Sustainable Pittsburgh be an organization that works for and resonates
with all the communities in the greater Pittsburgh region. I hope that you will join me as we work to ensure
a more sustainable future for all.” – Joylette Portlock, Executive Director
What does it take to be a successful Programs Coordinator at Sustainable Pittsburgh?
The successful Programs Coordinator will take initiative to assist our programs team in executing
programs, demonstrating accuracy, professionalism, and good judgment.
We provide business and community decision makers in the region with education and assistance for
sustainability performance tracking through a number of programs. 2021 programs include the
Sustainable Pittsburgh Shop Program; the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Program; the CEOs for
Sustainability executive council; the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, which we
manage in partnership with the Pennsylvania Municipal League; and the soon-to-launch Sustainable
Pittsburgh Workplace Program.
As Programs Coordinator, you will be responsible for assisting the program managers in designing and
executing programs, supporting program participants, managing information and data, providing
administrative support, and otherwise ensuring smooth operation of programs to meet programmatic
While you will work most closely with Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Director of Programs and the programs
team Managers, you will also collaborate with the Projects and Events Coordinator and the other
members of the communications and development teams. The Programs Coordinator engages directly
with many of the hundreds of workplaces and municipalities that participate in Sustainable Pittsburgh
programs, developing subject matter expertise in economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
● Program support and facilitation
o Assist the Director of Programs and the Program Managers with implementing the programs
via Sustainable Pittsburgh’s new technology platform, to include:
▪ Assisting participants with using the performance program platform.
▪ Preparing program resources and web content to support the programs.
▪ Marketing the programs and recruiting participants, including for the 2021-2022
programs relaunch, and annually assisting with recruiting participants for competitive,
themed performance sprints.
▪ Maintaining the performance program resource directory.
▪ Assisting with reviewing program engagements on an ongoing basis.
▪ Developing and facilitating a mentorship program for program participants.
o Participate and contribute as part of Sustainable Pittsburgh’s programs team in group
discussions and collaborative efforts.
o Help evaluate program success by executing surveys and conducting data analysis.
o Provide input, guidance, and assistance to the Projects and Events Coordinator where
needed to ensure effective execution of program events.
o Provide administrative support; and a variety of other organizational and logistical tasks for all
programs as needed.
o Other duties as assigned.
● Coordination with communications and development teams to assist in effective publicity for programs
and membership recruitment.
● Representation of Sustainable Pittsburgh at external events, which may include tabling opportunities.
● Engagement in professional development opportunities to grow expertise and network within the field.
Education & Experience:
College degree and 2-3 years of work in a related field, or equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
● Computer, office equipment, and mobile communications skills needed, including use of Microsoft
● Excellent oral and written communication skills.
● Must have strong attention to detail, a friendly demeanor, and strong organizational skills.
● Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills.
● Strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet
● Understanding of the principles and practice of sustainability.
● Ability to collect and analyze data. Experience designing surveys is desirable.
● Tact, maturity and absolute discretion in handling confidential information.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use a computer. The
employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. An employee in this position is
exposed to conditions relative to a typical office environment, including ambient room temperatures,
moderate noise levels, fluorescent lighting and traditional office equipment. Employee will be expected to
be able to complete tasks in a timely fashion and use personal and/or public transportation. Occasionally,
the employee should be able to travel within the greater Pittsburgh region.
Salary and Benefits
This is a full time, exempt position. Extension of the position beyond one year is contingent on funding
availability. Sustainable Pittsburgh offers a salary range of $42,000 to $46,000 per year and a benefits
package, including medical/dental/vision.
Position will be open until filled. Applications encouraged by November 12. To apply, please submit your
cover letter and resume as a single .pdf document with filename:
Attach to an email and send with the subject line “Programs Coordinator-YOURLASTNAME” to
After submitting the resume and cover letter, applicants will be invited to complete a short written
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of Sustainable Pittsburgh to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons
regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion,
creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital
status, political affiliation, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.