Friday, January 3, 2014

Job, Program Manager, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, U of Virginia, Charlottesville



University Managerial and Professional Staff  

University Staff  

Staff Application  

31125 AR-Environ Negotiation  

Institute for Environmental Negotiation  


Program Manager  

$35,000 - $42,000  




The Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia is seeking a highly organized, quality and strategically focused, energetic person to fill the position of Program Manager for the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute (VNRLI). The Program Manager will be responsible for managing the many activities of the VNRLI so that the yearlong series of three-day workshops reflect a high level of professionalism and sensitivity to participant needs. A key aspect of this position is that the Program Manager will be working with the core faculty team in designing and implementing the programs. The Program Manager will need to be proactive in terms of providing the core faculty team with information and ideas well before decisions need to be made and implement the program in a timely and effective manner. The qualified candidate will consistently display professionalism and confidence, as well as create a positive impression as an individual and as a representative of the University. A positive attitude and ability to work well with management and in a team environment is essential to this position.

This position has a one-year end date from the date of hire. Continued funding for this position is subject to the success of the program. This position is funded wholly or in part from non-continuous or non-recurring funding sources and contingent on the continued availability of funding, the cessation of which for any reason results in the abolition of the position and the incumbent is not entitled to layoff rights under the University Staff Layoff policy. UVa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

Anticipated hiring salary range: $35K - $42K per year  

For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge.

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.  


CV / Resume
Cover Letter
Contact information for 3 References - name, email, phone  
Faculty, Professional Research Staff and University Staff - Executive





Univ.Staff - Operational & Administrative (O&A), Managerial & Professional (M&P)

Program Administration  






The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.  

Univ.Staff - O&A or M&P - QUALIFICATIONS


*Degree Required  

A Bachelor's Degree is required.  

Master's Degree  

A Master's Degree is preferred.  


Some - up to 4 years  

Required Experience:
At least two years management experience required. Experience working with multiple stakeholders (e.g. the public, state and local governments, private business and industry). A Master's Degree may substitue for experience.  

Some - up to 4 years  

Training as a planner; some experience working with state government and with environmental issues.  





- Project management and coordination
- Conference coordination and logistical coordination
- Strong research, writing (including graphic design and layout) and analytical skills
-Strong communications skills, including an ability to communicate easily, frequently, and effectively with colleagues, partners, funders, program participants, and graduate student interns.
- Knowledge of current issues relating to Virginia's built and natural environment
- Familiarity with local, state, and federal environmental policy, regulations, programs and institutions;
- Knowledge of public outreach and stakeholder engagement practices.
- Ability to work with and oversee graduate student associates
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and work ahead of the curve
- Creative and collaborative problem-solving
- Able to work under direction of, and follow priorities set by, IEN (Institute for Environmental Negotiation) Director and Associate Director
-Able to work well together on a collaborative decision team
- Able to multitask with a large number of tasks
- Knowledge of and/or passion for the work of the IEN, and a desire to be a fully contributing member of the IEN high-performance team
- Commitment and ability to support the mission of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation, whose goals include:
1. Advancing principles and practices of sustainability
2. Enhancing the capacity for individuals, organizations and communities to resolve environmental and planning disputes, and;
3. Providing challenging educational opportunities for interns and other School of Architecture students and faculty.  

Financial management including proposal development, grant writing and budgeting.  


Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite  

Website content management, Adobe creative suite, database management, social media marketing and communications.  

Criminal History
Sexual Offender Registry
Degree Validation  




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