Climate Project Coordinator - Rollins School of Public Health

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Environmental Health
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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We are looking for a dynamic, multi-talented individual to join Emory University to oversee the operation of the Georgia Climate Project (GCP) (75% effort) and the Emory Climate and Health Research Incubator (ECHRI) (25% effort).

The GCP is a state-wide consortium of nine academic partner institutions founded by Emory, Georgia Tech, and University of Georgia. Through network building, events, student mentorship and climate science communication, we inspire climate leaders in Georgia to move forward collective vision of climate risks and solutions in the state. Learn about our activities at www.GeorgiaClimateProject.org. The Project Manager reports to the GCP principal investigators and oversees day-to-day management and implementation of all aspects of the GCP program, which currently consists of 8 advisory board members, 17 academic partner representatives and 5 students. This role provides critical support to the Program Director on program direction and expansion, strategic planning, operations, fundraising, event planning, communications, and team supervision.

The ECHRI was sponsored by the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health with the goal of facilitating the information exchange among Emory investigators on climate change and health research, and supporting proposal development and research coordination. The ECHRI operates a network of 40+ Emory faculty members, postdocs, and PhD students.



  • Manages a project.
  • Coordinates the strategic planning process and monitors progress toward achieving project goals.
  • Assists in developing, administering and monitoring project related budgets.
  • Coordinates logistical arrangements for related conferences, conventions or meetings.
  • May assist in identifying funding resources and in developing funding strategies and initiatives.
  • Develops and generates various operational and statistical reports.
  • Represents and promotes the project at various speaking engagements.
  • May write grants, reports, briefings, newsletters, promotional or other written material related to the project.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.



The ideal candidate will be a motivated, detail-oriented individual who is able to skillfully execute the following responsibilities: (1) Program administration, operations and implementation, (2) Event planning and meeting facilitation, (3) supporting project faculty in fundraising and recruitment, (4) overseeing communications including content development, newsletters, email listserv and website updates.


  • A bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related project management experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Sustainability, Ecology Urban Planning, Business Administration, Political Science and Government, or a relevant field with a minimum of three years of project management and communications experience with increasing leadership responsibility. A master’s degree with a minimum of two years of experience is preferred.
  • Experience in supervising student research assistants, including hiring and onboarding students.
  • Experience cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion and advancing structural perspectives and improvements for equity and justice.
  • Demonstrated ability of multi-tasking.
  • Experience in building strategic and programmatic partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort with public speaking and facilitation.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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