Jobs & Internships

Associate Manager, Policy

Urban Green Council is seeking an experienced, driven and highly skilled Associate Manager to join our Policy team. The Associate Manager will help Urban Green tackle the most pressing climate change, energy efficiency and green building policy challenges in New York City and around the world.

Urban Green is NYCʼs go-to nonprofit for sustainable building policy. We recently convened the 80x50 Buildings Partnership and released the Blueprint for Efficiency, which shaped much of the city’s major new building emissions law. We’ve also twice managed blue ribbon commissions for the city on green codes and building resiliency.

The Associate Manager reports to the Associate Director of Policy and will oversee interns, fellows and consultants. The successful candidate will pair knowledge of buildings, energy and climate change with a strong policy development and advocacy skill set. He or she will be able to balance multiple projects and work independently with enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail. The Associate Manager will work with leading thinkers in urban sustainability and positively impact the future of New York and other cities around the world.

Key Responsibilities

The Associate Manager will:

  • Work with the Associate Director on major initiatives, including supporting implementation of NYC’s new building emissions law, shaping a carbon or efficiency credit trading program for buildings, and advancing electrification of heat and hot water systems in the multifamily sector; and
  • Lead targeted policy projects with guidance from the Associate Director, such as drafting comments on NYC or NYS bills, advocating with key decision-makers for code improvements or developing recommendations on energy disclosure requirements.

Tasks will span four key areas:

  • Policy development: Research, analyze and write data-driven climate policy proposals for the building sector. Advise on new and amended laws, regulations and programs to advance energy efficiency, retrofits, decarbonization, electrification and clean power.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Build strong relationships with colleagues in government, nonprofits and industry, periodically taking a front-line role. Coordinate logistics and materials for meetings, convenings and expert interviews on policy initiatives.
  • Advocacy & communication: Draft testimony and materials for legislative hearings and meetings to advance policy proposals, coordinating with other organizations to drive outcomes. Communicate findings and recommendations simply and effectively, including through policy briefs, blogs and periodic public testimony.
  • Department management: Assist in day-to-day management of the Policy Department, overseeing interns, fellows and consultants. Support strategic planning, cross-departmental collaboration, and grant writing and reporting.

 

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Master’s, Professional or other advanced degree, with relevant focus (e.g. public policy, architecture, law, environment)
  • 5-8 years of work experience, including work in green building and/or energy policy 
  • Exceptional research, writing and analytical skills
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Facility for both independent and collaborative work, including with/for remote colleagues
  • Ability to collaborate on data analysis and visualization with research team
  • Proactive, diligent, innovative and enthusiastic

 

Compensation
Urban Green Council offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including a four percent 401k match and three weeks of vacation in the first year.

Our Values

  • Excellence: We strive for innovative high-quality programs and ideas.
  • Inclusion: The diverse voices and backgrounds of our employees, board, 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. 

 

How to Apply:
Please email resume, cover letter and a writing sample (approximately three pages) in a single PDF document titled “Associate Manager – [Last Name] with “Associate Manager – [Last Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please include where you found our posting in your cover letter. Only applications submitted in this format will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Education Program Internship: Fall 2019

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). GPRO is a national certificate program that teaches tradespeople about high performance building. For more information, please visit gpro.org.

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
Interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a stipend of $400 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 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. Please tell us where you found our posting in your cover letter. Interns must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.

Fundraising and Membership Internship: Fall 2019

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. 

About the Position:
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, including our annual gala
  • Conduct research on best practices and funding prospects
  • 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:
Interns are expected to work approximately 15-20 hours a week and are paid a stipend of $400 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 email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Fundraising-Intern_[Name]” with “Fundraising Internship - [LastName]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please tell us where you found our posting in your cover letter. Interns must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.

Public Programs Internship: Fall 2019

Urban Green 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)
  • Enrolled in a degree granting program

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

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

Compensation:

Interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a stipend of $400 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 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. Please tell us where you found our posting in your cover letter. Interns must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.

Research Internship: Fall 2019

Urban Green Council is seeking a self-motivated and highly capable, part-time or full-time Research Intern for the fall 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 are focused on re-envisioning sustainability in NYC to develop the energy efficiency research 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 green building 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 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, energy retrofits, building electrification and indoor air quality.
  • Examine raw data and perform spreadsheet analysis.
  • 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:
Interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a stipend of $400 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 email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “ResearchIntern_[Your Name]” with “Research Internship - [Your Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please provide your availability in your cover letter. Please tell us where you found our posting in your cover letter. Interns must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.

Social Media and Marketing Internship: Fall 2019

Urban Green Council has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about contributing to the green building movement in New York City.

About the Position:
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:

  • 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:
Interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a stipend of $400 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 email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Social Media and Marketing Intern_[Name]” with “Social Media and Marketing Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please tell us where you found our posting in your cover letter. Interns must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.