Program Manager I (Partnership Development)- Office of Sustainability

  • Montgomery County
  • Rockville, MD, United States
  • Mar 20, 2017
Full time Communication/Public Outreach Energy Efficiency Green Building/Sustainable Development Renewable Energy Sustainability Waste Management/Recycling Water Quality

Job Description

This position is part of the outreach team of the Office of Sustainability in the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), focusing on developing partnerships to support DEP's programs related to a wide range of environmental topics, including energy efficiency and renewable energy, tree and forest protection and enhancement, waste reduction and pollution prevention, sustainable business practices, and other sustainability topics. The selected individual will develop direct relationships with residential organizations, business groups, non-profit entities, and others to identify partners in the development, delivery, and utilization of DEP's sustainability-related activities. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple priorities. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying appropriate audiences to target for potential partnership opportunities, focusing on both partners that can help DEP deliver programs (including grant providers) and those that utilize DEP's programs and services.
  • Communicating in-person or electronically with the identified partners to understand their capabilities and/or needs.
  • Working with other outreach staff and technical program managers to (a) utilize the potential support the partner can provide or (b) tailor program offerings or outreach and education materials to address the needs of the partner. 

Candidates must have experience communicating to, and fostering partnerships, with groups and organizations of different types.  Experience in environmental programs and a passion for environmental issues, while not a requirement, is a plus.  Candidates must have excellent oral, written, and presentation-based communication experience, including the ability to present complex and technical concepts to a general audience. 

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office.  Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:  Considerable (3 years) of professional experience in partnership development activities. 

Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. 

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of education or experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume.  The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume. 

1.  Experience developing and implementing partnership development activities.  Experience in the environmental arena a plus.

2.  Experience collaborating with technical program staff to tailor messages to diverse audiences.

3.  Experience providing oral communication (such as giving presentations and/or speaking to the public, business owners, partner organizations) and written communications (such as reports, memos/letters, proposals, etc.) to convey complex and technical concepts to a general audience. 

4.  Knowledge of the grant application and management process.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Closing Date:  April 13, 2017

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Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level


Government- Local/Regional