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Curriculum Development Coordinator

Advance the green building movement locally and nationally through education.

Urban Green Council, the local affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, is looking for a content developer to create new and updated green building curricula for a range of professional audiences. Urban Green educational programs lead the industry in content quality, student engagement, and technical rigor, driving efficient building performance throughout the design, building management, operations and construction sectors.

Conquering the Energy Code and GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills are Urban Green’s flagship education programs that 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. With consistently high ratings and a growing student base of 3,500 trained annually, Urban Green’s educational programs are poised for significant expansion. The Curriculum Coordinator will manage the development of new courses, including custom content, as well as maintain and improve existing courses and systems.

This position reports to the Education Director, and will support Education account management  and program delivery as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES 

  • Work with Education Director and subject matter experts to develop compelling content with engaging narrative and flow for Urban Green courses. Content includes instructor materials, student handouts, manuals, classroom exercises, exams, and online content.
  • Help strategize and implement new teaching methods (both in-person and online tools) that will convey important sustainability information in an effective way.
  • Coordinate and review the work of technical editors, graphic designer(s), copyeditor(s) and illustrator(s), and oversee the quality of that work.
  • Research the science, technologies, and policies behind green building and energy systems.
  • Ensure quality control across all courses, including course and exam updates, instructor training, and instructor evaluation.
  • Create and implement processes for streamlined product launch and annual content updates
  • Track internal and external timelines to ensure content is complete and ready for program launch
  • Update and maintain Urban Green content library
  • Work with Account Management team to create specialized curriculum
  • Oversee process for granting Continuing Education credits and certifications as required.

DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

  • Reports to the Education Director
  • Supports sales and program delivery as required
  • Supervises intern(s)
  • Liaise with Urban Green volunteer committee(s) and subject matter experts
  • Manage project schedules and budgets
  • Proposes and implement improvements to departmental processes and systems.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • Ability to translate complex concepts into a compelling narrative, including presenting information graphically
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to edit for clarity and consistency
  • Communicates easily with people at all levels of project/business hierarchy
  • Ability to manage and accurately report on multiple projects with a range of stakeholders concurrently
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience developing educational programs and materials for adult learners across a variety of media
  • Solid understanding of sustainability and building performance issues, particularly those affecting building trades and operators, architects, and engineers
  • At least three years’ work experience in curriculum design
  • Experience with InDesign

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your thoughtful cover letter and resume in a single PDF titled “YOUR LAST NAME - CDC” and with YOUR LAST NAME - CDC the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Applications that are not submitted in this format will not be reviewed.

Research Internship: Fall 2018

Urban Green Council, the NYC affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, is seeking a self-motivated and highly capable, part-time Research Intern for the summer semester to help the Research Department tackle climate change by driving green building progress in New York.

Urban Green Council is working at the front-edge of building sustainability and energy efficiency research in New York City. We’re now focused on re-envisioning sustainability in NYC to develop the energy efficiency research needed to meet the city’s goal of 80% carbon reductions by 2050 (80x50).

Urban Green’s Research Department helps shape industry and government policy by framing discourse on essential elements of deep carbon reduction and other key green building issues. Examples include our reports Worldwide Lessons 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 and communications 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 leading thinking in 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 research initiatives, including energy benchmarking, sustainable building products, steam distribution, and energy end uses.
  • Examine raw data and perform spreadsheet analysis.
  • Contribute to report content and production.
  • 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); Environmental, engineering or building-related fields of study preferred.
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building, energy efficiency, climate change and environmental issues.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • 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, engineering, or construction
  • Experience with research, analysis, statistics, and data management (in R or another comparable software)

Compensation:

This internship will begin in August and last through December (exact dates flexible). Interns are expected to work 15-20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. Interns must be enrolled in a degree program. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “FallResearchIntern_[Your Name]” with “Summer Research Internship - [Your Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please provide your availability.

Public Programs Internship: Fall 2018

Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic student­ who is passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement.

Working directly with the Public Programs Department, the Programs Intern will assist with administration and outreach for Urban Green’s educational events. This position offers the unique opportunity to learn from leaders across the green building industry while executing interesting and timely educational programs. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and good humor.                                                                      

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with logistical planning and administrative tasks for public educational programs
  • Provide on-site assistance during events (attendance at majority of evening and early morning events is expected- approximately 3 per month)
  • Assist with registering programs for continuing education credit
  • Assist with processing continuing education credit requests and coordinate certificate mailings
  • Assist with tracking program statistics and assist in attendee data entry
  • Assist in the drafting of webpage content to promote events
  • Assist with the upcycling of event content to an online course format

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proactive and detail-oriented 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)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in progress; environmental or building-related field of study preferred
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in architecture, design, engineering or construction
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)

Compensation:

This internship will begin in August and last through December (exact dates flexible). Interns are expected to work 15-20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. Interns must be enrolled in a degree program. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “PublicProgramsIntern_[Name]” with “Public Programs Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please list your availability in your cover letter.

Education Program Internship: Fall 2018

Urban Green Council, the New York City affiliate of the U.S. Green Building 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 two flagship education programs, Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) and Conquering the Energy Code. GPRO is a national certificate program that teaches tradespeople about high performance building. For more information, please visit gpro.org. Conquering the Energy Code, offered throughout New York State, teaches architects and engineers about the 2016 New York State energy code and how to incorporate best design practices into their work.

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 customer service 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
  • Write monthly blog posts for the gpro.org website
  • Aid with 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):

  • Competence in HTML (WordPress preferred)
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)
  • Background in architecture, construction, design, or environmental studies

Compensation
This internship will begin in August and last through December (exact dates flexible). Interns are expected to work 15- 20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. Interns must be enrolled in a degree program. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply
Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Education Program Intern_[Name]” with “Education Program Intern - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org.