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Now Hiring: Program Manager

The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is seeking a Program Manager to join our team. 

Position Summary

The Program Manager is the heart of grant and leadership development programs at the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The Program Manager leads recruitment and selection for the Switzer Fellowship, the foundation’s core grant program that supports emerging leaders to solve today’s environmental challenges and advance social equity. The Program Manager also designs and hosts retreats and professional development opportunities for Switzer Fellows, focused on cohort-building, networking, and equity-centered leadership and skills development. Finally, the Program Manager administers the foundation’s post-fellowship grant programs, which support and enhance Switzer Fellows’ leadership and professional development throughout their careers.  

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The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation identifies and nurtures environmental leaders to create positive environmental change. The foundation awards academic fellowships and project grants, sponsors professional development activities, and fosters a vibrant network of more than 700 Switzer Fellows who are environmental and social change leaders working across academia, non-profits, government, philanthropy, and the private sector. For more information, see

 To Apply

Please submit an application for the Program Manager position, including a cover letter describing your qualifications, relevant experiences, and vision for the role; a current resume; and a list of three professional references with contact information to: Application review will begin on December 18, and the position will remain open until filled.

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 The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is committed to equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental ability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All are welcome and encouraged to apply.