Program Manager, Environment, Social & Governance

Tucson, AZ
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Lowell Institute for Min Res

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

As the world tries to mitigate climate change by shifting to more renewable energy, people will have to extract more minerals. To meet the triple challenge of energy use, environment and social impact that faces mining, building a low-carbon economy requires the cooperation of many disciplines. UArizona has been a global leader in mining education since 1885. With top ranked programs in technical fields including mining engineering and economic geology, as well as leading programs in all the other disciplines required by mineral resources industries – including environmental science, business, data science, social sciences, hydrology and atmospheric sciences, law and policy, and a whole host of other engineering disciplines – coupled with access to world-class mines and companies, UArizona is uniquely placed to provide the quality, depth and breadth of talent needed through a new transdisciplinary program. The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources is seeking a solutions-oriented individual to help advance the program’s capabilities on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects related to mining and mineral resources and ultimately establish the program as a global leader for natural resources ESG education and research.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research to identify and assess key social, environmental and governance issues of significance. Works with stakeholders to refine and prioritize potential areas where UA can advance understanding and innovation.
  • Develops detailed strategic plans to advance UA's capacity and expertise in target areas, including timelines, human and financial resource requirements.
  • Manages delivery and operations of plans and sets targets and reports program progress against.
  • Leads committees comprised of faculty, researchers and outside stakeholders to collaborate on and form long-range plans for project/program, share information, and identify research for incorporation into curriculum.
  • Identifies and develops high value strategic partnerships. Creates a global network of experts for collaboration.
  • Authors and publishes reports and communications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in related field of study
At least 8 years related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Consulting experience strongly preferred. Certificate in Natural Resources for Sustainable Development or related strongly preferred.



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$84,090 - $99,380 DOE

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Research Program Admin

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Jodi Banta, [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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