Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard, Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

Job Title: Assistant Project Manager

Organization: Oberlin College

Type of opportunity: This is a full-time, one-year grant-supported position with the potential for renewal. The hire will assist in the development, management, assessment and communication related to “Environmental Dashboard.”  The incumbent will assist in all aspects of project management including overseeing student workers, coordination among community partners (including public school teachers, city government, businesses and non-profits), assisting in curriculum development (K-12 and college level), managing display screens, managing the website, assisting in research, representing the project and coordinating participation from other communities. Important skills and experiences include excellent oral and written communication, project management, web management, strong computer aptitude, and a demonstrated interest in promoting environmental sustainability. Exceptional organizational skills and a high level of responsibility are essential.


  • Monitoring progress on all components of the project. This includes managing and updating task lists and meeting agendas.
  • Communicating with community partners and serving as a point person for the further development of content for the “Community Voices” component of the project.
  • Working closely with K-12 teachers and college faculty to develop curricular materials that incorporate the Environmental Dashboard.
  • Presenting the project and/or assisting in the presentation of the project in a variety of contexts to members of other communities that might be interested in replicating all or part of Environmental Dashboard.
  • Managing students working to advance both the social science and technological development of the project, including assisting in the coordination of the “Practicum in Environmental Communications” course at Oberlin College.
  • Playing a significant role in managing the Environmental Dashboard website, managing digital signage content and managing digital signs.
  • Assisting the faculty research team in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting on research associated with the project.

Desired qualifications: We seek an individual with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. The hire must have excellent organization and project management skills, strong analytical skills, strong computer skills, strong communications skills (verbal, writing and visual presentation), a high level of responsibility, demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team, ability to communicate effectively with diverse segments of society including children, city officials, members of the business community, low income communities, civic and political leaders, etc

Start and end dates:  The hired candidate will start in September or as soon as the position is filled.

Salary/pay: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package

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How to apply:  Applicants should submit a résumé, 2 to 4-page writing sample, and a cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position and contact information for at least three references.

Application deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.