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Current Opportunities 

Program Manager

Program managers are pivotal in supporting our mission to be a collaborative resource for communities while creating solutions to environmental challenges that improve quality of life. 

Program managers works closely with WSU EFC staff to:

  • Pursue and maintain new grants, projects and partnerships that support the Center and its mission.
  • Research, plan and implement environmental and finance projects and community consultation services.
  • Conduct and facilitate in-person trainings, workshops, conference presentations and webinars on a variety of environmental and financial topics for municipal water utility staff, state/local government officials and other environmental professionals.
  • Represent the EFC at meetings, conferences, events, etc. WSU EFC program managers work with environmental regulatory agencies, municipal staff and managers, elected officials, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations to help communities tackle environmental challenges and meet regulatory requirements through wise financial management.

Program managers work on a broad range of environmental topics and projects. Topics the WSU EFC specializes in include public water, green infrastructure, indoor air quality, stormwater management, reducing food waste, recycling initiatives, protecting water quality and much more. EFC program managers are given flexibility to find and secure funding for environmental projects that align with their research interests and expertise. 

Program managers regularly provide training and consultation to a broad range of community staff and stakeholders on varying environmental topics, with an emphasis on training municipal water utility staff on finance and management concepts like utility rate-setting, capital budgeting, asset management, workforce development and identifying funding streams. WSU EFC supports the importance of actively pursuing professional development for its staff. Program managers are encouraged to attend trainings, conferences and events that ensure that their knowledge and skills stay relevant and up to date. 

The Wichita State University, Environmental Finance Center is housed in the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the WSU Campus. Program managers enjoy flexible work schedules and the ability to work remote. Candidate must live in EPA Region 7 (Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri) with the ability to travel to campus for occasional meetings/events.

Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2020

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Benefits & Perks

flexible schedule

Flexible Schedules

EFC staff enjoy flexible schedules that allow balance between work, business travel and life.

health insurance and retirement


Affordable health insurance options, such as medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their family + retirement plans.

Paid Time Off

Paid Time Off

Vacation, sick leave and paid holidays are available for full-time positions. Vacation and sick leave are accrued based on hours worked.

Remote Work

Remote Work Options

Our projects and work allow for remote work options, with occasional travel to campus for meetings and events. (Preference given to employees who live in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa or Nebraska.)



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