Founded in 1991, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides technical expertise and leadership training to solve important global issues such as sustainable development, energy efficiency, and environmental protection.
- Leads the development of EHS training courses in consultation with Chinese Academy training teams and corporate experts.
- Sets clear standards and guidelines for EHS Academy course content and delivery, and establishes mechanism for regular review and evaluation of same.
- Documents and establishes a recording system for course content.
- Delivers EHS training courses and training of trainers as needed.
- Designs and institutes a system for continuous improvement of the Academy’s EHS curriculum in response to client needs, industry trends, & national/global standards.
- Participates in the development of energy and carbon management courses with Academy training teams and corporate experts.
- Provides lead support to a curriculum review committee, comprised of representatives from the EHS Academies and corporate partners.
- Helps to establish and transfer training courses, best practices, and standards to new Academy initiatives in other Asian countries.
- Assists program directors in identifying and addressing the organizational capacity needs of EHS Academy partners.
- Supports the establishment of professional networking platforms such as a web portal for EHS professionals, and lead peer-to-peer learning initiatives.
- Participates in the development and implementation of a measurement and evaluation program to assess the results and impacts of EHS Academy activities.
- Actively markets and promotes Academy courses and services to prospective clients, and generates new business opportunities.
- Ensures monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting meet ISC’s standards, and are completed on schedule.
- Contributes to program reports.
- Represents the EHS Academy program to colleagues, external partners, government officials, donors, beneficiaries, and at conferences and other outreach opportunities.
- Regularly apprises project leaders and communications staff of program activities and accomplishments.
- Communicates program activities, challenges and accomplishments to the Director of Asia Programs.
3. Relationship to Team Members
- Reports to the Director of Asia Programs
- Coordinates closely with the China Country Director, the EHSA Program Manager, and an Industry Program Officer on Academy implementation in China.
- Provides support and interacts with the Communications Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, and other key program staff.
- Communicates as needed with ISC Headquarters leadership and support staff.
- Works closely with the EHS Academy Program Manager to coordinate curriculum and organizational capacity building work with Academy partners.
- Manages or assists with the implementation of other EHS and EE training programs implemented by ISC, as needed.
- An advanced degree in environmental science/engineering, industrial/occupational health and safety, engineering or other related degree.
- 10+ years experience managing energy, carbon, and/or environment, health and safety related issues with multinational corporations and/or in Chinese factories.
- Experience in the theory and practice of training, professional and continuing education, and training curriculum development.
- Project management skills with experience managing multiple projects and/or working for an international organization in China.
- A track record that demonstrates energy and creativity, and the ability to successfully prioritize and manage competing priorities.
- Demonstrated success in project planning, program monitoring, report writing, and identifying and procuring technical assistance.
- Strong interpersonal skills and mentoring skills to work effectively with partners/clients.
- Strong analytical and organizational skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
- Fluency in English or Mandarin required; strong oral and written communication skills in the non-native of these two also required.