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The University of Michigan (U-M) invites applications for a full-time Project Coordinator for the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality (PCCN). PCCN brings together the U-M community and regional partners to recommend a plan for how U-M can reduce its carbon emissions to levels that are environmentally sustainable. Informed by panels of advisors, the commission will develop recommendations to achieve this goal in a fiscally responsible manner and in the context of U-M's mission of education, research, service and patient care.
This is an 18-month, limited-term position with the possibility of extension.
Under the direction of the PCCN Administrative Director (AD), the Project Coordinator will have wide-ranging responsibilities to support the AD and the PCCN co-chairs in planning, tracking, supporting and delivering on commission activities. Specific duties include:
Performing ad hoc research efforts, including to identify and catalog best practices and emerging trends in carbon neutrality pursuits, particularly at large research universities.
Supporting the formation of formal advisory panels and helping to plan/facilitate high value and ongoing dialogue with these groups
Coordinating and tracking effective engagement with broader stakeholder communities
Supporting the writing, editing, and production of PCCN reports
Helping to plan a wide range of gatherings, including standing commission meetings, advisory panel sessions, public town halls, and ad hoc meetings/events
Preparing wide-ranging communications for both specific and broad audiences, and working with communications professionals for highest impact message delivery
Engaging with commission members (or their designees) regularly to schedule meetings and track participation
Attending and taking minutes for PCCN meetings/events
Managing logistics for all PCCN meetings/events, including scheduling, room reservations, preparing meeting materials, securing catering, planning travel, processing reimbursements, etc.
Tracking all day-to-day progress related to the PCCN, and regularly preparing status updates/reports for key constituents
Tracking, monitoring, and reporting on budgetary issues related to PCCN activities
Coordinating with and taking general direction from unit Business Manager related to institutional policies, procedures, guidelines, etc.
Bachelor’s degree and significant acquired knowledge related to sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy.
Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail;
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision;
Strong experience in conducting research with general guidance
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate ability to exercise sound judgement; and
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience working on research and/or other projects related to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction strategies
Demonstrated experience working on sustainability initiatives within the University of Michigan and an understanding of past and current UM efforts related to GHG reduction
Demonstrated experience working with sustainability-related UM student groups
Experience with organizational operations duties such as monitoring budgets, data management, project management tools, etc.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 169510
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