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Career Opportunities

At the Sustainability Institute our mission is a better tomorrow, one community at a time. This mission is implemented through economic, environmental, and social standards. We believe our work is very important to the future of New Jersey and beyond. If you agree, consider joining our team.

Career Opportunities

Project Manager, Schools Content and Special Projects

The Project Manager will be responsible for key content areas in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program including, but not limited to, climate change education, digital learning, and emerging issues. The position will work with subject matter experts to keep program content current and spearhead efforts to develop and implement new best practices and resources. In addition, the position will support New Jersey public schools’ efforts become more sustainable by providing training and assistance to key stakeholder groups including school board members, administrators, and teachers and other staff. The Sustainable Jersey programs are administered by the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Sustainable Jersey staff are hired through TCNJ.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Education or other field with a minimum of a Certificate of Eligibility towards teacher certification. Master’s degree and standard teaching certificate with at least one year of K-12 teaching experience preferred. Demonstrated interest in sustainability issues and experience with digital learning applications.

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Research and Project Specialist

The Research and Project Specialist will work closely with the Manager of Policy Planning and will be responsible for researching best practices related to sustainable development for municipalities and how to implement them in the Sustainable Jersey program with particular emphasis on local land-use planning and climate resilience. The position will work with external stakeholders and partners to identify emerging issues of concern, and create as well as test policies, programs, planning models, ordinances and other solutions that can be implemented locally.

Qualifications: Knowledge of municipal land-use planning and zoning in New Jersey with an understanding of climate change, its impacts at the local level and policies and activities municipalities can undertake to be more resilient. Ability to work in a team as well as independently on assigned research tasks, including identifying resources, case studies and related policy and program material. Organized and ability to prioritize and complete multiple simultaneous projects.

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Please note: all applications MUST be submitted through the TCNJ portal in the links above


Internship Opportunities

The Sustainability Institute offers both paid and unpaid internships to TCNJ students. For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Samantha McGraw at