Jobs & Internships

2020 Energy Code Instructors and Speakers

The 2020 Energy Code will go into effect on March 1, 2020. Urban Green is seeking passionate and qualified speakers and instructors who are interested in sharing their knowledge and advancing the industry towards a more sustainable future. 

Since 2010, Urban Green Council’s Energy Code courses have reached more than 6700 design professionals representing over 1700 organizations in a range of market sectors. Starting in 2020, we will launch three new courses to further increase awareness and improve code compliance. 

These courses will be marketed to architects, engineers, code enforcement officials, contractors, construction managers, and design students throughout New York State, and all offer CE credits. 

COURSES:
Our new courses are based on the 2020 New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (NYSECCC), the 2020 NYC Energy Code, and ASHRAE 90.1 (2016): 

Full-Day Courses (8 hours; to be offered by qualified instructors)
These full-day courses demystify the Energy Code. Our curriculum uses innovative approaches to engage students, including a mix of media and hands-on activities and demonstrations. The program is more dynamic than a typical PowerPoint lecture-style presentation and focuses on active ways that industry professionals can incorporate the energy code into their practice. 

  • Crushing the Code New York City: Commercial and residential versions will be offered in New York City and select downstate locations.
  • Crushing the Code New York State: Commercial and residential versions will be offered throughout New York State

What’s New in the Code (90-minute sessions; to be offered by qualified speakers)
These short courses will explain the major updates in the 2020 NYCECC Code and how the energy code fits in the context of NYC’s Local Law 97. Speakers will present to groups ranging from 15-100 attendees. Presentations will take place in the New York City metro region. 

  • Technical version for architects and engineers
  • General version for industry stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS:
All speakers and/or instructors must meet the following criteria:

  • Prior experience delivering presentations to high-level audiences
  • At least 7 years experience in architecture, engineering, contracting, code enforcement or sustainability consultancy, with experience with commercial and/or residential buildings that exceed energy code requirements
  • A passion for sustainability, knowledge of green building practices, and willingness to further your expertise in the field of sustainability
  • Familiarity with energy codes
  • A commitment to mastering the presentation, preparing for classes, and continually improving the training experience for Energy Code students
  • Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office and Google products (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, Google Slides)
  • A recommendation from an appropriate individual familiar with your presentation skills
  • Ability to travel within designated region
  • Note: speakers selected for the 90-minute sessions are allowed to mention their firm at the beginning of the presentation, and hand out their business cards at the end. They may also identify groups or firms that they think should receive the presentation. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
All speakers and/or instructors will be responsible for:

  • Creating an engaging and dynamic experience for participants 
  • Teaching approved curriculum materials, including course slides and customized classroom exercises as applicable
  • Delivering full training in line with established training standards
  • Motivating students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process and responding to questions throughout the duration of the course
  • Providing feedback to Urban Green about any classroom events that may require immediate action 
  • Check-in all students who attend and ensure they complete the course evaluation

Please note speakers serve on a provisional basis until speaking ability and familiarity with the presentation are confirmed by observation and feedback.

TRAINING SESSIONS:
Speakers and instructors must attend an instructor training session and receive certification from Urban Green Council in order to qualify for these positions. Attendance at an instructor training session does not guarantee selection.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, fill out the application form available at this link (https://bit.ly/2KmnvBq) by December 15. Candidates who apply after this deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis. You will need to provide a short cover letter, resume and a reference. 

COMPENSATION:
Instructors will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate for the daylong code training. Speakers delivering the 90-minute sessions will receive a flat fee per session.

Education Fellow

Help educate the building industry locally and nationally at NYC’s most impactful environmental nonprofit.

Urban Green Council seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented temporary Education Fellow to help drive education for building professionals throughout North America. Urban Green Council is New York City’s premier source for education on green building design, construction and building operations.

Since 2010, Urban Green Council’s Educational courses have reached more than 20,000 design, construction, and building operations professionals. Urban Green Council developed and manages several educational programs including GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training, and Energy Code courses. The Education Fellow will be responsible for successfully delivering Energy Code and GPRO courses, coordinating logistics, and assisting with marketing and outreach efforts.

Key responsibilities:

Course Delivery

  • Coordinate course delivery for all student and instructor training: securing venue, scheduling instructors, shipping materials, managing rosters, sending and grading exams, processing evaluations, and issuing certificates.
  • Provide timely and professional communication for students, partners, and instructors.
  • Organize and maintain student, instructor and training partner information using CRM database.
  • Process Continuing Education credit requests for students.
  • Track and manage inventory of all printed materials held by vendors and Delivery Partners.
  • Audit courses as needed
  • Compile course and instructor evaluations
  • Work to consistently improve systems and processes that will enhance customer service and/or simplify internal workflow

Marketing and Outreach

Coordinate with Communications Team to support Education marketing and outreach efforts, including:

  • Implement effective outreach campaigns by creating emails, one-sheets, and reaching out to potential partners.
  • Research potential training leads
  • Manage web pages and social media accounts.

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in a professional work environment 
  • Ability to provide stellar customer service to internal and external stakeholders; a sense of urgency, superior attention to detail, and a friendly, approachable demeanor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive and strong work ethic
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to work independently
  • Experience with design programs and projects using Adobe Suite
  • Experience in MS Office and database management in Mac environment; experience with Salesforce preferred

Compensation:

Fellows are expected to work approximately 25 hours a week and are paid hourly. All Urban Green fellows 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 fellowship.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Education Fellowship_[LastName]” with “Education Fellowship – [LastName]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please tell us where you found our posting in your cover letter.

GPRO O&M INSTRUCTORS

Are you an experienced building operations professional? Are you passionate about reducing energy use in buildings and addressing climate change head-on? Then becoming a GPRO Operations & Maintenance Instructor could be a great fit.

Using Urban Green’s proven curriculum and training materials, GPRO instructors help operations staff think differently about their day-to-day work, with the goal of making buildings healthier and more sustainable for tenants and building staff. These are part-time contractor positions paid on a per-class basis.

About the Course
GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials provides building operations professionals with strategies to reduce energy use while improving tenant comfort and health. Students leave with immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to implement them. Participants also learn how to take a systemic approach to operating and maintaining buildings and how to evaluate building performance in the process. The course is designed for current building operations staff who need to bridge the “green gap” between conventional and sustainable, high-performance operations practices.

INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create an engaging and dynamic classroom experience
  • Teach material from approved curriculum, including course PowerPoint slides, workbooks, and customized classroom exercises
  • Prepare for, and deliver, GPRO O&M training in line with established training standards while being mindful of different learning styles, making adjustments when needed
  • Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process and answer questions throughout the course
  • Debrief with Urban Green following each course to provide feedback on training sessions
  • Participate in annual instructor recertification webinars to stay up-to-date with curriculum
  • Stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the field
  • Prepare and submit required documentation following courses, including, but not limited to, sign-in sheets and student evaluations

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five years minimum professional and practical experience working in building operations and maintenance or equivalent. Relevant jobs include: building superintendents, operators, facilties and property managers, operating engineers, and stationary engineers. 
  • A passion for sustainability, knowledge of high-performance building practices, and willingness to learn more about the latest sustainability trends
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and a sensitivity to student needs and interests
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proactive, diligent, flexible, enthusiastic and creative
  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently
  • Able to teach using ample real-world experience
  • Available to work Monday-Friday during business hours
  • Able to travel throughout NYC to teach, and ideally north of NYC as required from time to time
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google products (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel; Google Slides)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience as a trainer or in presenting technical information in a group setting
  • Experience teaching adults

 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org.

If your application is selected, you will be required to participate in GPRO O&M Instructor Training at no cost to you, but not paid. You must first pass the Instructor Training in order to become certified. This is a part-time contractor position that is available based on Urban Green’s training needs.

About GPRO
GPRO is a comprehensive national training and certificate program that teaches the people who maintain, build, and renovate buildings the principles of sustainability combined with job-specific high-performance construction knowledge. Since its inception in 2010, over 14,000 building operators and tradespeople across the country have become GPRO Certificate Holders. www.gpro.org

About Urban Green
Urban Green’s mission is to transform buildings for a sustainable future in New York City 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. By working with both the public and private sectors, we leverage our effectiveness. www.urbangreencouncil.org.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS SUMMER INTERN

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, enthusiasm, and good humor.                                                                                

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Organize and maintain data, including entry, auditing, and reporting
  • Help with course delivery mailings and exam grading
  • Respond to student inquiries in a professional and timely manner
  • Draft and design marketing materials with the help of the Communications Department
  • Assist with outreach and social media content creation
  • Aid with curriculum development and/or 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 applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate); environmental or building-related field of study preferred

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Familiarity with the Adobe design suite
  • Competence in HTML
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)

Compensation
Summer Interns are expected to work full-time (~20-30 hours per week) and are paid a stipend of $800 per month. 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.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 & Inclusion
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT SUMMER INTERN

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 Development Intern to assist with the creation of curriculum materials for its flagship education programs: Crushing the Energy Code and GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills. These courses teach architects, engineers, construction workers and building operators essential information about green building practices and technologies to ensure that their buildings are healthy, efficient and high-performing. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and good humor.   

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Research content for inclusion in curriculum materials
  • Search for images for course materials and secure permissions for their use
  • Edit and format workbooks, presentations, and illustrations using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft PowerPoint, or similar software.
  • Attend and review courses 

Required Qualifications/Skills: 

  • Enrolled in a degree granting program, environmental, architecture/engineering, graphic design, or instructional design field of study preferred
  • Interest in and understanding of high-performance building and related environmental issues 
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Background in architecture or construction

Compensation
Summer Interns are expected to work full-time (~20-30 hours per week) and are paid a stipend of $800 per month. 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.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 & Inclusion
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

FUNDRAISING AND MEMBERSHIP SUMMER INTERN

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 Fundraising Intern will assist with development projects and events 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:

  • Help organize and maintain Salesforce, our donor database, including data entry and reporting
  • Assist with fundraising and membership correspondence
  • Assist with event planning and execution
  • Conduct research on funding prospects and grant opportunities
  • Manage volunteers
  • Work on special projects as required

Required Qualifications/Skills: 

  •  Currently enrolled in a degree program
  • Interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in community engagement or fundraising
  • Experience with event planning
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)

Compensation
Summer Interns are expected to work full-time (~20-30 hours per week) and are paid a stipend of $800 per month. 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.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 & Inclusion
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

OPERATIONS SUMMER INTERN

Urban Green Council, a non-profit 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 Operations Intern supports the core business functions of the organization by assisting with projects in the areas of HR, Finance, IT, and Office Management. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and good humor. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support finance processes such as expense reporting and invoicing
  • Assist with internal IT initiatives including staff education, computer maintenance, and upgrade planning 
  • Help to maintain our donor database (Salesforce) 
  • Support the recruitment of staff and interns by assisting with job postings and university outreach, as well as attending external recruitment events   
  • Conduct research on best operational practices and propose ways to improve upon existing processes
  • Assist with various office management tasks  
  • Help coordinate logistics of internal meetings and events 
  • Assist with special projects as needed 

   Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program
  • Interest in green building and environmental issues
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides) 

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Interest in organizational operations 
  • Experience in an administrative role 
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)

Compensation
Summer Interns are expected to work full-time (~20-30 hours per week) and are paid a stipend of $800 per month. 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.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 & Inclusion
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

RESEARCH SUMMER INTERN

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 a self-motivated and highly capable, part-time or full-time Research Intern for the summer to help the Research Department tackle climate change by driving green building progress in New York. Urban Green Council works at the front-edge of building sustainability and energy efficiency research. We focus on energy use in NYC to uncover trends and solutions needed to dramatically cut carbon emissions now.

Urban Green’s Research Department helps shape industry and government policy by framing discourse on essential elements of deep carbon reduction and other key energy efficiency and renewable power issues. Examples include our reports Demystifying Steam and the annual NYC Energy and Water Use Report on LL84 and LL87.

The Research Intern will support the Research Department’s ongoing projects with tasks related to report production, data analysis and visualization and administrative support. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and creativity. The position will provide broad exposure to ideas at the forefront of urban sustainability and the opportunity to positively impact the future of New York City.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze issues related to Urban Green’s initiatives, including energy benchmarking, energy retrofits, building electrification and indoor air quality.
  • Examine raw data and perform query analyses.
  • Attend meetings and take notes to distill key takeaways.
  • Communicate ideas simply and effectively.
  • Perform administrative tasks as required.
  • Volunteer at Urban Green events.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Master’s Degree (in process) or Bachelor’s Degree (in last two years of study); technical fields of study preferred.
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building, energy efficiency, climate change and environmental issues.
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic.
  • Detail-oriented, able to work independently on multiple tasks.
  • Proficient with MS Office, with an emphasis on Excel.

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in architecture, economics, engineering or construction
  • Experience with research, analysis, statistics, and data management (in R or Python)

Compensation
Summer Interns are expected to work full-time (~20-30 hours per week) and are paid a stipend of $800 per month. 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.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 & Inclusion
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING SUMMER INTERN

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.
  • Provide minor updates and maintenance to the Urban Green website.
  • Assist with graphic design projects. 
  • Assist with web analytics and tracking. 
  • Work on special projects as required.

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, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in communications or fundraising.
  • Advanced Proficiency in Adobe Suites (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Experience with HTML.
  • Familiarity with Hootsuite.

Compensation
Summer Interns are expected to work full-time (~20-30 hours per week) and are paid a stipend of $800 per month. 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.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 & Inclusion
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.