Scope 3 Emissions Program Manager

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Scope 3 Emissions Program Manager🔍Business Affairs, Redwood City, California, United States📁Marketing📅Apr 06, 2021 Post Date📅89062 Requisition #Product/Program Management Manager 2
Job Family:
Job Series: Product/Program Manager
Job Code: 4919
Grade: L
Exemption: Exempt

Scope 3 Emissions Program Manager


Over the past decade, Stanford University has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% and is on track to eliminate 100% by 2030. Progress to date has been accomplished through energy-saving building retrofits, the Stanford Energy System Innovations initiative (SESI) and development of two solar photovoltaic facilities that will supply 100% of campus electricity when completed next year. In June 2020, the Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling for the university to eliminate or fully mitigate its Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions by the year 2050.

The Scope 3 Emissions Program (“Program”) has two principal objectives:

  1. Reduce, mitigate or offset Stanford’s Scope 3 emissions to the maximum extent possible.
  2. Establish a path that other institutions can follow in addressing their own Scope 3 emissions, through the following efforts:
  3. Communications
  4. Campus Engagement
  5. Regional Community Engagement
  6. Collaboration with other Institutions

This Scope 3 Emissions Program is being sponsored by the Vice President of Business Affairs (VPBA) and will be housed within Business Affairs. The Program will collaborate closely with multiple Stanford units, especially the Office of Sustainability in LBRE, Procurement in Financial Management Services and the new sustainability school. In addition, the Program will be advised by a faculty steering committee.

As a result, we have an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager to launch and lead this effort. Reporting directly to the VP of BA, this position will be responsible for:

  • Program management and coordination
  • Data gathering and analysis across a multitude of Scope 3 categories.
  • Development and implementation of data-driven scope 3 emissions mitigation solutions
  • Communications, including website development and ongoing publishing.
  • Campus and community engagement

The Program Manager will have the opportunity initially to hire one full-time analyst. In addition, the Program Manager will draw on resources from many other campus units to collaborate in the effort.


  • Develop the vision for high-level strategic program initiatives to meet business objectives for the Scope 3 Emissions Program.
  • Drive business development strategy to meet program goals.
  • Lead research and analysis efforts. Guide organization to use the results strategically.
  • Participate in this university-wide initiative and navigate across cross-functional teams.
  • Organize the agenda and provide supporting materials for Steering Committee meetings.
  • Collaborate with various campus departments to address Scope 3 emissions under their responsibility: for example,
    • Procurement for purchased goods and services and business travel
    • LBRE for construction activities, waste, employee commuting and campus leaseholders
    • R&DE for food and beverage sourcing in campus dining halls
  • Partner with interested graduate students and faculty members who are interested in contributing to the methodology for measuring Scope 3 emissions and initiatives to mitigate them.
  • Collaborate with Office of Sustainability to leverage Sustainable Stanford website for communications relating to Scope 3 Program.
  • Benchmark Stanford’s scope 3 emissions and mitigation efforts against those of other higher education institutions and identify partnership opportunities as applicable
  • Consult with The Office of Community Engagement as a critical partner while engaging the regional community.
  • Set departmental budget, goals and objectives in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Manage other employees, make hiring decisions, provide coaching, training and mentoring, manage performance and determine staffing needs.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to communicate well across stakeholders, communities impacted by the program.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve an organization's vision, values and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to persuade and influence decision-makers across all levels of an organization.
  • Proven track record of exceeding business goals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex budgets requiring excellent analytical skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience presenting to senior management.
  • Skilled at developing a staff of professionals. Includes selection, motivation, and leadership of staff, as well as evaluation and development.
  • Knowledge of supply chain and product lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG) principles
  • Knowledge of Scope 1 and 2 operations

Certifications and Licenses:



  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford’s colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You:

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4919
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: L
  • Requisition ID: 89062




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time