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Manager, Curriculum Development

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 Development Manager 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 - CDM” and with "YOUR LAST NAME - CDM" the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Applications that are not submitted in this format will not be reviewed.

Associate, Communications

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 who is passionate about climate change and its effects on New York City.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The ideal candidate cares deeply about sustainability and knows how to make our digital communications and user experience really stand out. This position reports to the Communications Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update 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, etc.
  • Assist with conceptualization, copy editing, and design of reports.
  • Help track and report on web, email and social media statistics using Google Analytics and other tools.
  • 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, Sustainability Management, Environmental Policy, or related field.
  • Minimum one year of experience with website and social media platform management.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Solid writing and proofreading skills, including a familiarity with AP Style.
  • Fluent in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Must be available for occasional evening work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Drupal, including knowledge of HTML.
  • Experience using MailChimp, including the ability to edit and update a CSS template in MailChimp.
  • Interest in Sustainability.

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid health insurance and 401(k) plan with match after 90 days and a generous vacation policy.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email cover letter and resume as a single PDF entitled “LASTNAME—CA’ with “LASTNAME—CA” as the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

ABOUT URBAN GREEN COUNCIL

Urban Green Council’s mission is to transform New York City buildings for a sustainable future. We help New York City and State develop cutting-edge policy, we research solutions, and we educate a broad range of professionals. By working with government and industry, we leverage our effectiveness.

Urban Green pursues activities that have scalable impact, and we focus exclusively on buildings, which account for more than 70 percent of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions (and over 40 percent of GHGs in most large cities).

For more information, visit www.urbangreencouncil.org.

Education Development Internship: Fall 2018

Assist with curriculum development for critical green building training programs.

Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter 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 highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement. 

Urban Green is seeking an Education Development intern to assist with curriculum development for its education programs, including GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training and Conquering the Energy Code. GPRO is a national certificate program delivered through a series of courses and exams, designed to teach the people who build and operate buildings the principles of sustainability and trade-specific green construction knowledge. Please see www.gpro.org to learn more. Conquering the Energy Code is a series of courses that teach architects and engineers the basics of sustainable design and strategies to comply with ever more stringent energy codes.

Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and good humor. Hear from some of our former interns about their experience at Urban Green: http://urbangreencouncil.org/content/news/thank-you-summer-interns-1.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research content for inclusion in manuals and presentations
  • Search for photographs for course materials and secure permissions for their use
  • Edit and format manuals in Adobe InDesign and presentations in PowerPoint
  • Revise illustrations using Adobe Illustrator or similar software
  • Attend and review courses

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • Enrolled in a degree granting program environmental or building-related 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):

  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Competence in HTML (WordPress preferred)
  • Background in architecture or construction

COMPENSATION

Fall internship will begin in September and continue through December. Interns are expected to work approximately 15-20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events. Interns also receive a complimentary membership for the year following their internship.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “EdIntern_[Name]” with “Education Development Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by August 31, 2018. Please list your availability in your cover letter.

Policy Fellowship: Fall 2018

Urban Green Council, the New York City affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and highly capable Policy Fellow. In this role, you will help the Policy team tackle NYC’s most pressing climate change, green building and energy efficiency challenges.

Urban Green is NYCʼs go-to nonprofit for sustainable building policy. We’ve twice managed blue ribbon commissions for the city on green codes and building resiliency. Last year, we launched the 80x50 Buildings Partnership, a groundbreaking collaboration of more than 40 stakeholders to shape NYC’s next-generation building and energy policies. The Partnership’s first report, Blueprint for Efficiency, outlines a framework for cutting the energy used in our large buildings 20 percent by 2030.

As Policy Fellow, you will take a front-line role in coordinating the ongoing work of the 80x50 Buildings Partnership, as we seek to turn the Partnership’s recommendations into law. Your tasks will include coordinating meetings and presentations, research and writing, and data analysis. You should be able to balance multiple projects and work independently with enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail. You will have 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 affecting implementation of the Buildings Partnership’s Blueprint for Efficiency, including building efficiency metrics, efficiency credit trading and financing and support for retrofits
  • Coordinate Partnership meetings, including managing logistics, drafting agendas and presentations, and writing minutes
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders
  • Assist with review and comment on legislative proposals

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Master’s Degree (preferred) or Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of three years of relevant experience; environmental, policy, finance or building-related focus preferred
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building and energy efficiency
  • Experience coordinating large stakeholder meetings or engagement
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proactive, diligent, enthusiastic and detail-oriented

TERM & COMPENSATION

The Policy Fellowship is a full-time position from September through December, paid at an hourly rate, with the possibility of extension into 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email resume, cover letter and a writing sample (no more than 3 pages) in a single PDF document titled “Policy Fellow_[Your Name] with “Policy Fellowship – [Your Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org, by September 24, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.