Program Associate

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, USA 🇺🇸

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Job #039192
Department Code00000
DepartmentCenter for Sustainable Community Solutions
Job TitleProgram Associate
LocationSyracuse, NY
Pay RangeCommensurate with experience
Staff LevelS4
FLSA StatusExempt
HoursStandard University business hours8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Job TypeFull-time
CampusSyracuse, NY
Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable
Job DescriptionThe Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center (SU-EFC) is seeking a Program Associate (full-time benefits-eligible) to primarily assist with outreach and engagement related to environmental finance and resiliency programs the SU-EFC works on in EPA Region 2, or with other partners through the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN). This position would also support other organizational and program-specific communication needs. Specifically, the SU-EFC is seeking an individual who can support marketing and hosting in-person and web-based training programs, written communications, online-content development, research and evaluation, and other outreach and engagement-related tasks.This position will also support program managers to develop and implement new programs and funding sources to further the SU-EFC’s programming. Provide research, policy, and technical support for SU-EFC, with a particular focus on climate adaptation and resiliency, public water infrastructure, and watershed management. This position will be based in Syracuse, NY and mainly be responsible for supporting programs in New York, southern New England, and Puerto Rico (PR), as well as national EFCN programs. Program-related travel may be necessary.
QualificationsBachelors required in a relevant field (environmental science, communications, environmental studies and sustainability, social sciences, and public administration). 2 or more years of experience in non-profit, public sector or other area of water infrastructure, resiliency, public management and finance, environmental policy, or related work is preferred.
Job Specific QualificationsShould have experience in website maintenance, proficiency with online communications and content development, and strong interpersonal skills. Experience coordinating events, outreach, and educational programs related to environmental fields is highly desirable, as is working with communities, government officials and other stakeholders. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.
ResponsibilitiesCreate outreach and marketing communicationsMarketing of outreach and training events with email marketing and social mediaCreate, update, and maintain website posts and pagesDevelop online applications for outreach, engagement to program audiences, and program evaluationPrepare and design reports, brochures, and outreach materialsSupport events, workshops and webinarsHost and facilitate training webinars and online conferencesAssist with set-up, logistics, and delivery of workshops and meetings, including registration, note-takingCommunicate and coordinate with speakers, participants, and venues for events coordinating continuing education creditsTechnical assistance and researchSupport environmental infrastructure technical assistance development and deliverySupport the gathering and analyzing of qualitative and quantitative data during program delivery;Assist in research on climate, resiliency, water infrastructure, and workforce development publications and trendsData managementMaintain databases for marketing, outreach, and program evaluationSupport events with transcribing and managing informationManaging continuing education creditsFuture program developmentSupport grant writing, working with team membersBuild existing relationships and explore new audiences for program deliveryFuture program developmentSupport grant writing, working with team membersBuild existing relationships and explore new audiences for program delivery
Physical RequirementsNot Applicable
Tools/EquipmentNot Applicable
Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.
About Syracuse UniversitySyracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit
About the Syracuse areaSyracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.
EEO StatementSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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Job Posting Date11/22/2022
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