Program Administrator, Global Green Chemistry Initiative

Connecticut, United States
24 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale is addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges at the nexus of resource issues. Green Chemistry and Green Engineering represent the fundamental building blocks of sustainability and our chemists and engineers are creating the scientific and technological break-throughs that will be crucial to the future success of the human economy. The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale works to stimulate and accelerate these advances. It is our mission to advance sustainability by catalyzing the effectiveness of the Green Chemistry and Green Engineering community. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, and our Center has affiliations with diverse groups and schools on the Yale campus.

The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale is looking to hire a program administrator to carry out duties in support of the program “Global Green Chemistry Initiative (GGCI), funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

The GGCI seeks to advance awareness and capacity around green chemistry with partner nations around the world through the following strategies:

  • Awareness raising workshops
  • Educational Curriculum
  • Green Chemistry Guidance Document
  • Train-the Trainers Workshops
  • Technology Compendium
  • Green Chemistry Case Studies

The program administrator will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Developing and constructing materials, both technical and programmatic for the Global Green Chemistry Initiative including the training materials, guidance documents, curriculum materials and technology compendium.
  2. Attending and conducting the various events including the week-long train-the-trainers workshops and other events. These events will involve extensive, frequent, extended, and often last-minute travel that the program coordinator must be available for.
  3. Developing communication and outreach materials to report on the activities of the initiative to various audiences.
  4. Coordinate and manage support staff for the initiative that are working on various aspects of the project both at Yale and in the partner nations.
  5. Be responsible for the management of the expenditure, process, and tracking of all budgetary items related to the program.

*Travel for this position can be extensive and as frequent as several times per month lasting as much as two weeks and may be required with as little as a week advanced notice.

Essential Duties

  1. In support of the overall mission, plans, directs and oversees programmatic activities.
  2. Develops, implements, and maintains operational policies and procedures.
  3. Manages program communications; identifies outreach potential, and promotes philanthropic and collaborative support of the program.
  4. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans.
  5. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program.
  6. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives. Develops metrics to identify and measure the success of the program.
  7. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications.
  8. Develops and manages the program's operating budget.
  9. Manages the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resources including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs.
  10. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability working in the field of green chemistry and/or green engineering. Demonstrated ability in developing and writing proposals for funding to governmental and non-governmental funding sources.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated technical skill in writing educational materials and scientific materials in the field of green chemistry and/or green engineering.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability speaking, presenting, and/or teaching green chemistry to a diverse audience ranging from faculty experts to the general public.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated skills in handling budgets and processing expenditures.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated ability over-seeing and managing staff either through formal or informal organizational structure.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Ph.D. in the field of green chemistry and/or green engineering.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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