Skip to main content


Here, your work makes a difference.

Back to search results Refer a friend

Program Manager, Center for Architecture, Science & Ecology (CASE) Brooklyn, NY

Apply now Job no: 494365
Work type: Full Time
Location: New York, NY
Categories: Staff, Administrative Support, Business, Accounting and Finance, Development and Fundraising, Communication and Media

Who we are

Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. 

Are you ready to change the world? Apply now!

Job Summary

The Program Manager supports the growth and development of the Center for Architecture, Science & Ecology (CASE) in Brooklyn, NY through the coordination of its administrative operations, grants pursuit, and marketing / communications programs. With support from the Division of Research staff, the Program Manager ensures that the day-to-day operations of the Center’s office are managed within institute standards. In addition, the Program Manager enhances the visibility of the design, research, and sustainability activities at CASE, and strengthens relationships with constituencies to develop messaging and collateral, and promote CASE both online and through events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in communications, public relations, grants management and/or non-profit organization or other closely related field
  • Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with graphics and social media applications
  • Experience in fundraising or non-profit grant management
  • Experience coordinating or directly managing communication campaigns and events 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated planning, organizing and effective time management skills; strong attention to detail; skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • An understanding of the tasks needed for effective office management
  • Must possess a passion for higher education and the intellectual ability to digest and create stories from complex STEM-related content.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of constituents.
  • A grasp of the grant proposals, awards, and accounting processes
  • Ability to plan and execute constituent focused events
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • Demonstrated success in meeting deadlines, adapting to changing priorities, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of situations; and be able to shift gears as needed
  • Ability to regularly report progress effectively
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite software applications and any industry specific software applications

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $72,000 - $80,000 (includes a 20% work location differential)

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students.  As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Job Search

e.g. Administrator, Faculty

Refine Search

Work type



Position Type
Staff Areas of Interest