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Senior Program Officer - U. S. Climate and Environment

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Montpelier, VT
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 15/08/2011
Company Name Institute for Sustainable Communities
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Email jobs@iscvt.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) mission is to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all.
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Location: Montpelier, VT
Department: Climate & Environment Team
Application Deadline: August 15, 2011


The Institute for Sustainable Communities is seeking a Senior Program Officer for its U.S. Climate and Environment program. This individual leads a program team and is responsible for the design, development and implementation of one or more of ISC’s domestic programs.

Organization Description

ISC is an independent non-profit organization that combines expertise in leadership, institutional development, and community capacity building with environmental and resource efficiency experience, taking a result-oriented, business-minded approach to improving people’s lives and the earth’s ecosystem.. Our current areas of programmatic growth include helping communities become more resource efficient and transition to low-carbon economy; strengthening democratic institutions and citizenship in transition countries; and supporting sustainable community development – particularly in areas recovering from natural disasters or vulnerable to climate disruption. With our headquarters in Montpelier, Vermont, and offices in China, Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, and Washington, DC, ISC has an international staff of approximately 75people and an annual budget of approximately $14M. Since our founding in 1991 by former Vermont Governor Madeleine M. Kunin, ISC has led transformative community-driven projects in 23 countries across the globe.


  • Lead in the development and implementation of one or more of ISC’s domestic programs;
  • Develop key components of the program curriculum, including but not limited to local climate action planning, building energy use efficiency, and climate-friendly transportation;
  • Work collaboratively with partners in the development and delivery of peer to peer training opportunities in a workshop setting;
  • Provide technical support to ISC’s programs domestically and internationally, as required;
  • Lead a program team, providing direction and day to day supervision to team members.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of and experience with community-based programs designed to increase energy efficiency, and promote climate adaptation or mitigation;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Good budgeting skills;
  • Strong work ethic, personal integrity;
  • Ability to work productively with diverse individuals from disparate backgrounds;
  • Ability to work positively and effectively both as a leader and as a member of cross-functional work teams;
  • Ability to work as a highly productive independent contributor when necessary;
  • Ability to provide leadership and project management for team projects, prioritizing work assignments and managing to appropriate deadlines;
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite, data processing, email, Internet browsers, and other software.

Working Conditions

Postion requires working in an office setting and some travel.


  • Advanced degree in a related field;
  • Five years of relevant professional experience, preferably as a sustainability director or manager for a local government or other large institution;
  • Project design and implementation experience;
  • Willingness and ability to travel;
  • Commitment to the ISC mission and goals.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to: jobs@iscvt.org by August 15, 2011. Please specify last name, first initial and position title in the subject line of your email.

ISC is an equal opportunity employer.

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