Overview

New Jersey Future (NJF) seeks a skilled, organized, and motivated individual to grow
and manage policy-oriented programs with a primary focus on NJF’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure
(MGI) program. MGI addresses climate change and equity through more innovative stormwater
management approaches that make communities greener and emphasize the use of natural systems. This
position involves developing and articulating policies, advancing them strategically, providing technical
assistance, and collaborating and communicating with colleagues, partners, government officials, and the
media. The Program Manager will lead a talented team and report to the Policy Director while advancing the
organization’s broader mission. NJF offers a fun, fast-paced, and supportive work environment and the
opportunity to make a difference.
RESPONSIBILITIES
● Manage the MGI program, engaging with state agencies, developers, municipalities, and nonprofit
partners on green stormwater infrastructure practices and effecting change through state policy,
education, and technical assistance.
● Shape state policy on stormwater and green infrastrastructure through convening stakeholders to
build consensus, developing recommendations, and advocating with state agencies.
● Evaluate regulations, permits, and ordinances in order to recommend improvements.
● Advance program goals through project management, staff supervision, internal collaboration, and
selective implementation.
● Identify and pursue additional strategic programmatic and grant opportunities.
● Write and oversee the preparation of outward-facing communications, including blog posts and
presentations, in coordination with NJF’s communications team.
● Support broader organizational efforts by assisting with organizational events, special projects,
strategy conversations, and committees and building NJF’s networks and relationships.
REQUIREMENTS
● College degree and at least five to eight years experience in project management, policy advocacy, or
a similar role.
● Experience in one or more of the following areas: water infrastructure, green stormwater
infrastructure, state policy, planning and redevelopment, the environment, sustainability, or strong
communities.
● A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
● Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility, make sound decisions, and interact with a diverse
group of individuals and sectors.
● Poise in interacting and coordinating with groups of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
● Solid organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
● Ability to adjust to changing priorities, work in a fast-paced environment, and manage multiple
projects with competing priorities and deadlines.
● Willingness and ability to learn new concepts quickly.
● Motivated by the organization’s issues and a strong mission-driven work ethic.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@njfuture.org

About New Jersey Future

At New Jersey Future, we believe that great places help build great lives. To help create and
preserve our great places, we promote sensible and equitable planning, redevelopment, and infrastructure
investments that foster vibrant cities and towns; protect natural lands and waterways; enhance
transportation choices; support a strong economy; and provide access to safe, affordable, and aging-friendly
neighborhoods for everyone. We do this through original research, innovative policy development,
coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on strategic assistance. Embracing differences and advancing fairness
is central to our mission and operations, and we are firmly committed to pursuing greater justice, equity,
diversity, and inclusion in our work and culture. New Jersey Future is located in downtown Trenton, NJ. For
more information, visit www.njfuture.org.