Sustainability Education Program Manager Position Description

Title: Sustainability Education Program Manager

Location: Washington, D.C.

Type: Full-time

Reports to: GCSE Executive Director 

Application Deadline: Rolling basis with preference to applicants before May 31, 2022


About GCSE

The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is a nongovernmental organization established in 1990 that advances the use of science to inform environmental decision-making. The work of GCSE spans boundaries between science and decision-making to strengthen the impact of durable solutions to environmental challenges. GCSE engages scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government. GCSE was formerly the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). Please read the GCSE Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Justice and Access. 


About You

You see the importance of sustainability education and the need for co-creating clarity of how sustainability programs and their graduates contribute to our societal and planetary wellbeing. You are effective in using inclusive approaches that embody and advance justice, equity, and diversity principles to engage with diverse groups. You are a skilled organizer and facilitator, implementing effective methods supporting collaboration, consensus building, networking, and outreach. You have experience in sustainability education in higher education institutions that allow you to effectively communicate and empathize with people in the academic and professional communities. You bring skills in curriculum development and online educational delivery as well as administering programs and policies. Considering the multiple dimensions of the job, you can juggle different tasks simultaneously and prioritize projects efficiently. You are committed to the mission of GCSE and its priorities related to inclusion, equity, diversity, justice, access and representation in every aspect of your work as you seek to amplify marginalized voices.


​​Primary Responsibilities

To advance sustainability education in higher education initiatives of GCSE , we are looking for a full-time program manager to: 

  1. Lead and manage the GCSE sustainability education work supporting higher education sustainability and sustainability-oriented programs 
  2. Prioritize principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, justice, and access in the program management and content of these initiatives  
  3. Lead outreach and pursue collaboration with higher education sustainability and sustainability-oriented programs  
    1. Ensure access to participation for interested stakeholders from within the US and globally, and across sectors spanning all levels of government, industry, public services, and civil society organizations
    2. Organize engagements and help unify a disparate field to strengthen its potential impacts
  4. Lead program communications: Help establish a web-presence related to the sustainability education initiatives and e-communication with stakeholders 


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in sustainability education, or related educational fields; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience (including pre- and post-graduate work experience) in sustainability education or related fields, such as sustainability science, higher education, etc.
  • Experience in educational and outreach programs, particularly related to sustainability within the context of higher education.
  • Experience in facilitating programs and inclusive collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, justice, and access in professional work.


Desired Qualifications 

  • Experience working with HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities), HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions), TCUs (Tribal Colleges and Universities) and/or other minority-serving higher education institutions 
  • Familiarity with the key competencies in sustainability
  • Experience with processes related to accreditation of programs in higher education or professional fields
  • Experience using learning management systems (LMS) and other educational delivery tools



  • Commensurate with experience


Application Details

Please submit the following materials to to be considered for this position.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that includes a statement on how your experiences, activities, and goals related to sustainability and education outreach, teaching and learning, scholarship, and program management support the commitment of the GCSE-ASU partnership to inclusion, equity, diversity, justice, and access.


Equal Employment Opportunity

GCSE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons and to prohibiting discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or any other protected status and/or conditions specified in federal and local civil rights laws.