At Sustainable Jersey our mission is a better tomorrow, one community at a time. We implement this mission through our municipal and schools certification programs. Through these programs, we offer a range of workshops and trainings and the assistance and grants we provide to New Jersey communities. We believe our work is very important to the future of New Jersey and beyond. If you agree, consider joining our team.
The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey seeks a creative and motivated person to join our team working on the Sustainable Jersey Certification Program as Manager of Policy and Planning. SI@TCNJ is a fast-paced "think and do" tank that devises and implements solutions to critical sustainability problems. The position will have a significant role implementing the award winning Sustainable Jersey Certification Program.
The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey manages a number of cutting edge research and outreach programs focused on sustainable development. Our mission is to advance sustainable development through research, outreach, and training. We work with domestic local, state, and federal government, the private sector, and foreign governments, to help decision makers develop better capacity to understand the long term consequences of their actions.
The Manager of Policy and Planning will report to the Director of the Institute, and will be responsible for leading a team of colleagues and external stakeholders to design and implement programs that support state and local government in implementing sustainability programs and policies. This will include developing new best practices, policy recommendations, implementing pilot projects, designing new training and technical support programs, and identifying opportunities for developing shared services. Issues in the policy portfolio include adaptation to climate change, energy planning, redevelopment, natural resources protection and infrastructure planning.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy, engineering, economics, environmental science, or other relevant discipline plus significant relevant professional experience. A Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning, or similar advanced degree is preferred. Organizational capacity, creative and entrepreneurial thinking, and superior personal and communication skills are required.
The successful candidate will have a strong desire to make a difference in the world and play a role implementing a sustainable future. She/he should have familiarity with the varied economic, social, environmental, and policy topics associated with research and outreach on sustainable development, and with municipal planning in particular. The position also requires experience with project management, and working in a public policy development and implementation context. Specific experience in New Jersey is a plus.