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Executive Director

Pittsburgh PA

Sustainable Pittsburgh

Sustainable Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA seeks a bold, visionary leader who is passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability to join the organization in the role of Executive Director (ED). 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 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. Reporting to a 16-member Board of Directors, the ED will be a thought leader in the community, advancing the social, environmental, economic and informational leadership of Sustainable Pittsburgh.

The new ED will be the successor to the founder and 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. 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. The full position description and application instructions can be found on Nonprofit Talent's website at


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.


Sustainable Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted August 8, 2018

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