Are you passionate about sustainability?

Our mission is to empower New Jersey communities to build a better world for future generations with the tools, training and financial incentives necessary to pursue critical sustainability initiatives. As an organization, Sustainable Jersey is in the unique position to be a connecting force between local communities and public, private, and governmental entities. If you share an interest in sustainability issues then the next step in your career may be employment at Sustainable Jersey. At Sustainable Jersey, you will make more than a living, you will make a difference.

The Sustainable Jersey certification programs are managed by the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey. Our vision includes striving to be more equitable, more inclusive and better prepared to the work of advancing sustainability and social justice while supporting municipalities and schools in New Jersey to do the same.  


Career Opportunities

Project and Research Specialist

The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) seeks a creative and motivated person to join our team working on a portfolio of emerging energy and sustainable development issues. 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. 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the subject matter including energy and climate, sustainability issues generally, government, and public policy; and ability to conduct public policy research and synthesize findings for non-specialist audiences in written reports and public presentations. 

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Energy and Climate Program Manager

Working with a team that includes the Executive Director and Senior Energy Program Manager, the Energy and Climate Program Manager 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, renewable energy, and alternative fuel vehicles and transportation. The position will conduct applied research to identify opportunities to make positive change at the local level that are impactful and achievable, and develop and implement assistance programs to help local governments put new programs into action.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as public policy, urban planning, sustainability, engineering, public or business administration.  Minimum of three years full-time work experience in a relevant field with increasing level of responsibility.  Experience managing outreach programs, contracts or grant funded projects.  Experience working with local governments or community organizations on sustainability issues preferred.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate in presentations and reports.  Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to organize meetings, maintain diverse contact networks, and manage multiple priorities.  Ability to learn quickly and work well in a fast-paced team environment.

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Please note: All applications MUST be submitted through the TCNJ portal linked the buttons above



To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.