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8 Mar 2023

Full-Time Project Manager, Sustainability

Harvard University – Posted by [email protected] Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Job Description


  • Project manage subcommittees of the Presidential Committee on Sustainability (PCS), related work products and other related governance groups/programs.
  • Prepare clear workplans, timelines, agendas and materials as needed.
  • Prepare initial drafts of briefing materials and communications to support programmatic needs.
  • Scope and support the development of pilot projects and Living Lab opportunities and priorities to advance Harvard’s sustainability vision, with a focus on supply chain/Scope 3 emissions (e.g., embodied carbon, food emissions).
  • Project manage parts of the University-wide Sustainability Priorities including Supply Chain/Scope 3 emissions reduction priorities, including managing various sustainability working groups and initiatives.
  • Develop and manage project plans from conception through implementation, in collaboration with OFS Senior Team and key stakeholders.
  • Research, draft, edit, and create content on sustainability-related topics for diverse audiences in a variety of formats.
  • Plan and staff working group meetings and related events.
  • Project manage implementation related to the Sustainability Action Plan, including driving updates to Sustainability Operational Standards and creating clear guidance and supporting materials for Schools/units to meet Standards.
  • Perform administrative duties necessary to fulfill above responsibilities.
  • Manage project budgets, timelines, deliverables, and reporting.
  • Contribute to OFS event planning and storytelling.
  • Manage student interns, part-time employees, and/or consultants, as needed.
  • Perform other duties and work on special projects, as needed.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management, project plan development and implementation, and stakeholder engagement
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of sustainability industry trends
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills; comfort and ability to engage and build coalitions with diverse audiences
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills for a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity, equity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment
  • Proven ability to think critically and solve problems
  • High degree of flexibility, adaptability, and general ability to respond to emerging opportunities and barriers in a constantly changing environment
  • Proven ability to conduct research and analysis on various topics and produce reliable metrics and data
  • Experience working with faculty and students preferred
  • Requires occasional work outside of normal business hours

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Technology Skills Required:

Extensive experience with MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. An ability to learn Harvard systems and web software quickly is a requirement.  Proficiency in Photoshop or other design software is a plus.

How to Apply

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

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