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Sustainable Job Opportunity: Sustainable Pittsburgh, Executive Director

Eileen Flynn MA, United States 0 Ratings 11 Discussions 0 Group posts

Posted by: Eileen Flynn // Student

Sustainable Pittsburgh


The new Executive Director will be the successor to the founder, who served as Executive Director for 20 years. The Executive Director will be able to think at the macro level, while acting locally to meet development goals. Contributing to the global sustainability agenda requires a scaled approach – one that is people-centered, locally led, and anchored in the spirit and practice of partnership. Successful alliances among business, government, academia, and other organizations require leadership commitment, innovative action, and collaboration among diverse partners.

Reporting to a 16-member Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be a thought leader in the community, advancing the social, environmental, economic and informational leadership of Sustainable Pittsburgh.

This new leader must have the ability to command the priority of building relationships with the corporate and funding communities as essential partners in our work.


In the near term, the Executive Director will be expected to continue to deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully addressing the following:

-Building strong and trusting relationships with Board, Staff, funders, and various stakeholder groups.
-Reviewing and analyzing fundraising and marketing plans in order to explore and maximize opportunities with additional and diverse sources of revenue.
-Evaluating the organization’s current strategic matrix – collaborative goal and vision setting with Staff.


Sustainable Pittsburgh is the region’s expert organization in building coalitions for change on issues that get to the heart of sustainability for Southwestern Pennsylvania. Inherent in this work is the prioritization of social equity and inclusion in our region, along with environmental quality and economic prosperity for all.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, Sustainable Pittsburgh was established as part of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and was an outcome of the Pittsburgh visit from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. An initial formal partnership with the national Surface Transportation Policy Project focused Sustainable Pittsburgh’s efforts on advancing public transportation reform. Following the receipt of its official IRS exemption status, Sustainable Pittsburgh became its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2006.

For more than a decade, Sustainable Pittsburgh has accelerated the policy and practice of sustainable development throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania by addressing social, environmental, and economic issues with a systems approach.

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