Executive Director Posted Aug 05
Sustainable Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh, PA
Executive Director
Sustainable Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Through the policy and practice of sustainable development, Sustainable Pittsburgh envisions a Southwestern Pennsylvania with a strong economy in which all people can live to their full potential, are engaged, and prosper within the means of a clean and healthy environment. To realize this vision, Sustainable Pittsburgh affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality as the enduring accountability, bringing sustainable solutions for communities and businesses.
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.
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.
With eight dedicated full-time employees and a supportive team of Student Conservation Association Sustainability Fellows, Sustainable Pittsburgh has an annual budget of approximately $1.1 million for operations and programs. Operations and programs are funded primarily through the generosity of regional philanthropic foundations.
Sustainable Pittsburgh supports government, community, and business leaders in the implementation of sustainability policies and practices. This work is guided by five core values:
• Sustainable Development – a better way (integrating 3Es)
• Integrity in approach & trusted change agent
• Passion for Southwestern PA – diverse people, resources, region
• Systemic change at scale for the region
• Collaborative in partnerships and public engagement
Sustainability Performance Programs, Professional Development, and Regional Policy Initiatives are the fabric of the organization’s programs and services. Within each overarching strategy, there are several initiatives including, but not limited to, growing uptake of engagement in the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program, Sustainable Small Business Designation program, and the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, all of which help to build vibrant communities and support environmentally responsible practices.
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.
The Executive Director is primarily responsible for (1) Program Design and Implementation, (2) Leadership and Management, (3) Revenue Generation and Community Relations, and (4) Board Relations

The new Executive Director must be a bold and visionary leader who is passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability. This individual must take personal responsibility for driving the organization’s success, demonstrating a high level of ownership for results. All candidates should have exceptional and proven nonprofit management, leadership, relationship management, and resource development experience. Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary expectations may be uploaded and additional information about the position is available on Nonprofit Talent’s website at https://nonprofittalent.applytojob.com/...TTSBURGH
Sustainable Pittsburgh has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact Sustainable Pittsburgh.
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Sustainable Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.

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