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Project Manager

What We Do

JustAir is a startup dedicated to environmental justice and giving communities access to real-time air quality data that can drive change. JustAir has developed an air quality monitoring system that provides the insights necessary to effectively identify air quality disparities.


Locate sources of pollutants and air quality disparities


Monitor the air we breathe at a neighborhood-level


Observe the activity and trends that drive air quality

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JustAir gives communities the power to create a better breathing environment for all. See how your role can aid us in our mission using this table of contents.


Areas of Work

70% Client Management

The Project Manager will spend the vast majority of their time working directly with clients to deliver, manage, and improve products and services. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Building and maintaining relationships and working directly with clients and community leaders to implement services in communities across the country

  • Utilizing tech tools like Hubspot and to manage client projects and execute services

  • Leading the entire air quality monitor process from start to finish (working with community leaders to finalize placement locations, coordinating with EGLE to co-locate and calibrate monitors, managing or implementing monitor installation, collaborating with on-the-ground partners to ensure residents sign up for JustAir alerts and gain access to data, managing community workshops, and more)

  • Improving JustAir products and services by getting important feedback from clients

  • Working with JustAir leadership and marketing leads to showcase stories and outcomes in newsletters, social media, and publications

20% Operations & Data Management

All team members are responsible for implementing and improving internal operations and data management. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Implementing projects within the standard process and procedures, documented and tracked in

  • Improving project management processes based on client feedback, research, and lived experience

  • Tracking client communication using Hubspot standard procedures

  • Maintaining and improving all Hubspot processes

10% Innovation

As a startup, there is a ton of room to grow and innovate. The Project Manager will allocate time to research, iteration, and special projects that further environmental justice through the lens of air quality.


Past Experiences, Skills, Attributes & Interests

The Project Manager should be dedicated to JustAir’s mission of achieving environmental justice and committed to advancing racial justice within the environmental movement. We expect the Project Manager to be:

  • A skilled project manager with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once

  • Highly organized

  • A self-starter and independent problem solver, comfortable with ambiguity

  • A skilled meeting and event facilitator (preparing agendas, taking notes, distributing tasks, managing follow-up, etc.), with some experience in or familiarity with in community engagement or organizing

  • Comfortable working alone, alongside community leaders, and with a small internal teams

  • An excellent written and verbal communicator, excited about delivering excellent internal and external customer service

  • Ability to understand, organize and present data

  • Experienced in or committed to grow in grant/report writing and utilizing tech tools like, HubSpot, Google Suite, and more

  • Excited to work with a diverse team and clients and committed to contributing to an equitable organizational culture



Because of the nature of the company and this role, the Project Manager must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have a current drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle

  • Willing and able to travel to Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and potentially other locations (with mileage reimbursement/expenses covered by the company)

  • Willing to obtain general liability insurance coverage  


Physical Demands

  • Sitting at a desk and working at a computer for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to lift up to 20lbs

  • Able to climb a 6-foot ladder and willingness to learn basic monitor installation and maintenance, if necessary


Additional Details

At this time, this is a part-time, contract (1099) position. JustAir can offer $30 per hour for an estimated 20 - 25 hours per week. Although JustAir cannot provide full health benefits at this time, the company offers a $50 monthly stipend to support healthcare/insurance costs (in addition to mileage reimbursement). JustAir is working towards advancing this role to a full-time, salaried position, with healthcare, insurance, and benefits by summer 2023.

This is a hybrid role based in Detroit, Michigan with flexibility to work from home, at a coworking space in Detroit, and in communities JustAir serves, based on personal, team, and client needs.

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How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted no later than March 27. Individuals interested in this role can upload their resume and respond to a short questionnaire here.

Hiring Timeline

March 3 – 27: Application open
March 13 – 31: Rolling 20-min screening calls
March 20 – 31: Rolling 45 to 60-minute interviews and reference checks
April 10 – 30: Preferred start date

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