The EFC works directly with environmental service providers, including local and state governments, federal agencies, utilities, associations, and other organizations. The EFC focuses on the financial and managerial issues of managing a wide range of environmental services. The EFC delivers its services through education events, direct assistance, applied research, tool development, and through advising environmental service providers and policymakers.
The Project Director will work with the EFC team on multiple projects across a wide range of environmental services. The Project Director will
- Manage projects funded by grants and contracts
- Lead workshops and webinars, including presenting at conferences
- Advise environmental service providers on program design, management, and finance
- Use financial spreadsheet tools to be used by environmental service providers
- Conduct research and policy analysis
The Project Director should expect to travel occasionally. The position is contingent upon the continuity of EFC funding.
Ideal candidates will have some substantive understanding of local government finance, environmental finance, or a similar field related to the EFC’s work. Additionally, candidates should be comfortable and effective in working with people, presenting to professional audiences, and have strong writing skills.
Educational Requirements: Master’s degree, or for candidates demonstrating comparable professional experience, a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience is acceptable. Preferred degrees or experience in public administration, public health, planning, environmental management/studies, environmental engineering, public policy, business administration, finance, information science, or political science.
Qualifications and Experience:
Strong interest in a career in environmental finance and/or public finance
- Ability to manage projects independently and to work without a high degree of supervision
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work with multiple clients simultaneously
- High attention to detail, strong organization skills, and ability to complete work on time
- Ability to work with colleagues and students in an effective and respectful manner
- Competency using Microsoft Excel for at least basic levels of analysis using spreadsheets
- Ability to travel occasionally
- Understanding of or experience working with local governments and/or environmental service providers
- A high level of competency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, including capabilities of advanced spreadsheet design in Excel or Google Sheets
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Apply by March 5th here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/177594