Jobs & Internships

Communications Associate

Urban Green Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a motivated communications professional who is passionate about contributing to the green building movement. 

Urban Green Council’s mission is to transform buildings for a sustainable future in NYC and around the world. We help develop cutting-edge policy, we educate a broad range of professionals, and we research solutions that drive policy and best practices nationally and globally. The Communications Associate will play a critical role in supporting these efforts.   

The ideal candidate cares deeply about sustainability issues and is excited about making our digital communications and user experience stand out. This position reports to the Associate Director of Communications.

This is a full-time role based out of Urban Green’s office in NYC. However, given the right fit, we will consider candidates in the tri-state area. Due to COVID-19, all work is currently being done remotely and may continue as such for an indeterminate amount of time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update our websites (urbangreencouncil.org, metered.nyc, gpro.org).
  • Manage weekly e-newsletter development and distribution, including scheduling and editing regular blog posts.  
  • Develop and design graphics including flyers, event programs, posters, web banners, PowerPoint presentations, and other materials that support programmatic and fundraising efforts.
  • Assist with conceptualization, copy editing, and design of reports.
  • Curate and schedule content for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Serve as day-to-day project manager for key departmental materials, such as the Annual Report, quarterly Board Reports, and informational brochures.
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Marketing, Communications, Journalism/Writing, and/or related field.
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Desire to learn nonprofit communications strategies and management, including developing marketing campaigns around sustainability issues.
  • Desire to learn more about and help advance the sustainability movement. 

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience with social media platform management, both creating content and analyzing trends and performance.
  • Experience with back-end website management.
  • Some database experience, preferably Salesforce.
  • Experience implementing email campaigns, including the ability to edit and update an HTML template. 

Compensation & Benefits

Urban Green Council offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, a four percent 401k match, and three weeks of vacation in the first year. Staff also receive a complimentary Urban Green membership and attend all educational programs free of charge. We are proud to offer a robust professional development program that includes a budget reserved for educational opportunities, all-staff trainings, Lunch & Learns and a mentorship program. 

How To Apply

Please fill upload your resume and cover letter to this application form. If you have any questions, you can reach out to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. 

Our Values 

Excellence: We strive for innovative high-quality programs and ideas.

Inclusion: The diverse voices and backgrounds of our employees, board of directors, members, and partners make us stronger.

Collaboration: We believe consensus delivers better solutions and teamwork is essential to our success. 

Engagement: We promote a culture of performance, participation, and curiosity.

Diversity, Equity Inclusion

Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Education Program Internship: Spring 2021

Urban Green Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement. 

Urban Green is seeking an Education Program Intern to assist with administration, outreach, and delivery for its flagship education program, Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO), and 2020 Energy Code (ECode) Training. GPRO is a national certificate program that teaches tradespeople about high performance building. For more information, please visit gpro.org. ECode training is one-day programming for New York State building and design professionals, teaching code compliance. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility and enthusiasm. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Organize and maintain data, including entry, auditing, and reporting
  • Draft and design marketing materials with the help of the Communications Department
  • Assist with outreach and social media content creation
  • Write blog posts for the GPRO website 
  • Aid with other administrative tasks as needed

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail; design experience is a plus
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate)

Additional Skills (optional but preferred)

  • Familiarity with online design tools (such as Canva or Adobe Spark) or the Adobe Design Suite
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)
  • Interest in environmental studies or building design and construction

Compensation
Fall Interns are expected to work 15-18 hours per week and are paid $15/hour. All Urban Green interns are extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events. They will also receive a one-year Urban Green membership upon completion of their internship.  

How to Apply

Please fill out this application form. If you would like to apply for more than one internship, you must submit a separate application and cover letter for each position. If you have any questions, please email jobs@urbangreencouncil.orgPlease note that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, this position will likely be partially remote. Applicants must be local to NYC, as we may return to the office in the Spring.

Our Values

Excellence: We strive for innovative high-quality programs and ideas.

Inclusion: The diverse voices and backgrounds of our employees, board of directors, members, and partners make us stronger.

Collaboration: We believe consensus delivers better solutions and teamwork is essential to our success. 

Engagement: We promote a culture of performance, participation, and curiosity.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Social Media and Marketing Internship: Spring 2021

Urban Green Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement. 

The Social Media and Marketing Intern will assist with communications and design projects as part of Urban Green’s external relations. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm and good humor. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Curate content for social media and the Urban Green website.
  • Manage webpage analytics and tracking. 
  • Assist with graphic design projects. 
  • Work on special projects as required.
  • Provide minor updates and maintenance to the Urban Green website as needed.

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate); communications,   marketing, design and/or environmental field of study preferred.
  • Interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely. 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects.
  • Motivated to learn and develop new skills.

Additional Skills (optional)

  • Background in communications or marketing.
  • Experience working in Adobe Suites (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Experience drafting and scheduling social media posts.

Compensation

Interns are expected to work 15-18 hours a week and are paid $15 p/hour. All Urban Green interns are extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events. They will also receive a one-year Urban Green membership upon completion of their internship.  

How to Apply

Please fill out this application form. If you would like to apply for more than one internship, you must submit a separate application and cover letter for each position. If you have any questions, you can reach out to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please note that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, this position will likely be partially remote. Applicants must be local to NYC, as we may return to the office in the Spring.

Our Values

Excellence: We strive for innovative high-quality programs and ideas.

Inclusion: The diverse voices and backgrounds of our employees, board of directors, members, and partners make us stronger.

Collaboration: We believe consensus delivers better solutions and teamwork is essential to our success. 

Engagement: We promote a culture of performance, participation, and curiosity.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.