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19 Nov 2021

Full-Time Programs Manager

International Society of Sustainability Professionals – Posted by ISSP2021 Anywhere

Job Description

About ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading association for sustainability professionals.  ISSP builds professional networks, defines professional excellence, and has developed the leading credentials in the field of sustainability, which are now integrated into the GBCI platform.  A range of professional development offerings, industry-leading resources, and networking opportunities empower sustainability professionals to drive positive change in every region of the world.

General Description

The ISSP Programs Manager plays an important role within a rapidly growing organization, overseeing the day-to-day operations and the project management of multiple programs, initiatives and staff.  As the leading global professional association in the field of sustainability, we are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated passion for sustainability and for furthering sustainable development globally.  This role is a full-time, exempt salaried position, with the potential to carry broader organizational leadership responsibilities.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to obtain their SEA/SEP credential if they do not already have it.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the ISSP Executive Director

Primary Responsibilities

The Programs Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations, project management of staff/contractors, and programs.

Effectively manage daily operations of the organization, including:

  • Support monthly webinar programming (event setup, presenter support, and host webinar)
  • Support Operations Coordinator activities including member/non-member questions/requests, YM and Freestone platform management, and programming
  • Support ED needs and generate monthly reports
  • Support Communications Manager activities (newsletter, blog, social media, and marketing)
  • Maintain and use a high-level working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the sustainability field
  • Attend meetings as needed/requested

Support ISSP’s fiscal operations and financial reporting per approved annual budget

  • Process credit card payment refunds/adjustments as required
  • Work with bookkeeper to generate monthly financial statements and yearly financial projections
  • Pay organization bills
  • Deposit check payments (through mobile app)

Successfully Project Manage Multiple Initiatives and Programs, including staff and contractors

    • ISSP Owned Courses/Content
    • ISSP Curated Courses/Content
    • ISSP Hosted/Partner Courses/Content
  • ISSP Chapters Program
  • ISSP Memberships
    • Individual
    • Organizational
  • ISSP Partnerships
    • Education
    • Strategic
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of ISSP’s educational products and the Sustainability Professionals Body of Knowledge (SPBOK)
  • Support ED in the development and implementation of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program for ISSP


  • Bachelor’s degree required; sustainability knowledge required
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in program/project management, membership association management, or nonprofit management
  • Understanding of climate change, sustainability, ESG/CSR, environmental, and social impact fields. Familiarity with professional credentials and certifications will be an asset
  • Financial management and reporting experience
  • Knowledge of on-demand professional development programming, with experience in developing and managing such programs preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Experience in member development, engagement, and retention
  • Competency in Microsoft/Google applications including Word/Docs, Excel/Sheets, and Powerpoint/Slides
  • Native/bilingual proficiency in English, additional languages preferred

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who:

  • Currently hold or currently pursuing SEA or SEP credentials
  • Have experience in data collection, analysis, and report generation
  • Have experience working with Learning Management Systems (LMS) Association Management System (AMS), and/or Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Have ISSP membership
  • Have multicultural and/or cross-cultural experience

Personal Attributes and Qualities

  • A passion for sustainability, both environmental and social
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, set, and meet deadlines; delegate effectively, coach staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage multiple projects at one time
  • A natural relationship builder with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and disciplines, including both corporate and educational partners
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to contribute to a positive, fun work environment
  • Enthusiasm for, and reliability in, collaborating as a team with a wide variety of participants, including ISSP staff, Governing Board, contractors, interns, and volunteers
  • Comfortable working virtually with a distributed team

Position Details

  • Salary and benefits range: $60,900 to $70,000 per year
  • Professional development allowance provided to all staff
  • Complementary access to ISSP professional development courses, and SEA & SEP credential exam study materials
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States
  • ISSP is a virtual organization so this position will be performed remotely
  • Flexible time off policy with availability to participate regularly in remote meetings as necessary

ISSP is an equal opportunity employer. As an international association, we value multiculturalism and are committed to equitably recognizing, respecting, welcoming, and engaging the fullest possible diversity across geographic, economic, and societal spectrums. 

How to Apply

Please email one (1) attached PDF file with your Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to the ISSP Interim Executive Director, Jamie Creola, at [email protected]  Please use the subject line: ISSP Program Manager Application, Last Name-First Name.  Deadline for applications is December 3, 2021.

Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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