Employment Opportunities

Program Manager – Energy & Climate

February 9, 2018

About PEC:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy. At the heart of our success is our belief in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. PEC’s Pittsburgh Office is one of three regional offices across Pennsylvania, and actively engages in projects and policy initiatives that promote land and water-based recreational opportunities, protection and conservation of water resources, promotion of forward-thinking energy and climate approaches, and sustainable development of communities and landscapes.


Position Summary:

The Program Manager is a full time exempt position that helps lead PEC’s Energy & Climate work. Over the past year, PEC has focused on achieving deep carbon and greenhouse gas emission reductions in Pennsylvania, in partnership with state and national stakeholders. A primary emphasis for this position will be helping guide implementation of this initiative. The Program Manager reports to the Senior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs.

Position Activities:

  1. Help guide PEC’s Energy and Climate work, including implementation of a deep carbon reduction strategy, in coordination with senior staff.
  2. Represent PEC in meetings with public and private stakeholders on policy issues and region-specific initiatives.
  3. Participate in policy review and development, including meeting with government officials, developing formal written comments, and providing testimony.
  4. Develop and manage funding proposals.
  5. Work with other staff, fellows, or interns on related policy and program work.
  6. Execute project tasks: complete project goals on time and budget, coordinate resources to achieve desired outcomes, and manage consultants through to completion, in coordination with PEC staff.
  7. Coordinate project development: develop project scopes and objectives, and prepare detailed work plans.
  8. Administer projects: prepare correspondence, memoranda, proposals; manage expenses and income; assist in preparing contracts, invoices, and grant reports to funders and partners; create databases for projects and maintain project files.
  9. Communicate in person, by phone, by email with PEC staff, consultants, to coordinate project activities and disseminate information.
  10. Assist in the organization of meetings and workshops with project partners and stakeholders, including local government agencies, businesses, community organizations, elected and appointed officials and their program staff, non-government agencies, businesses, community organizations and the public at-large as directed.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  1. Communication Skills: Articulate project needs and activities to supervisor, staff, partners, and funders using excellent verbal and writing skills and interpersonal skills.
  2. Project Management & Administration: Develop objectives, manage by work plan, and coordinate resources including project consultants and staff. Develop budgets; keep track of expenses and revenue. Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports.
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as knowledge of budgeting and financial administration.
  4. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  5. Ability to work evenings and weekends, or in locations other than Pittsburgh, as reasonable and necessary for performance of Position Activities. This position will require travel throughout the Commonwealth, as well as travel outside of the state on occasion.

A bachelor degree or higher in environmental studies, energy or environmental policy, energy or environmental law, business, or a related field is preferred. The successful candidate should have experience with program management, working with partner organizations, marshaling resources and supervising consultants, as well as a passion for the environment, sustainable development, and Pennsylvania.

This is a salaried position commensurate with experience and includes an attractive benefits package (medical benefits, vacation, holidays, 403(b), life insurance, et cetera).

PEC’s Pittsburgh Office is located at 2124 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Travel to other locales in the region and state will be required.


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume, or any questions about the position, to John Walliser, Senior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs via email: energy@pecpa.org

PEC will accept submissions through March 2, 2018, but reserves the right to make interview or hiring decisions prior to that date.

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