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Adult Education Coordinator — Sustainability

Advance the green building movement locally and nationally through education.

Urban Green Council is looking for a new team member to help create new and updated green building curricula for a range of professional audiences. Urban Green adult education 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 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 implement new teaching tools (including in-person and online) 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.
  • Manage timeline and processes for product launches 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 support customized course offerings and niche marketing efforts as required.
  • 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
  • Manages project schedules and budgets
  • Proposes and implements improvements to departmental processes and systems.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • 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
  • 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
  • Curriculum design experience
  • Basic knowledge of urban sustainability issues
  • InDesign experience

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your thoughtful cover letter and resume in a single PDF titled “YOUR LAST NAME - AEC” and with YOUR LAST NAME – AEC the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.orgApplications 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.

Policy Internship: Spring 2019

Urban Green Council, the New York City affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, is seeking a self-motivated and highly capable part-time Policy Intern for the fall semester. 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 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 Intern, you will support our policy development and advocacy, including the ongoing work of the 80x50 Buildings Partnership. Your tasks will include research and writing, data analysis, and supporting meetings and presentations. You should be able to balance multiple projects and work independently with enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail. With this position, 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 Urban Green’s policy initiatives, including energy benchmarking, building retrofits and energy efficiency finance
  • Conduct literature reviews and write summaries/policy memos
  • Draft presentations, issue briefs and meeting minutes
  • Examine raw data and perform spreadsheet analyses
  • Communicate findings simply and effectively
  • Perform administrative tasks as required

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Master’s degree (in process) or Bachelor’s Degree (last two years of study), with environmental, policy, finance or building-related focus preferred
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building, energy efficiency, climate change and urban environmental issues
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proactive, diligent, enthusiastic and 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 public policy, real estate, architecture or engineering
  • Experience with law, policy analysis, statistics and data management

Compensation

Interns are expected to work approximately 15-20 hours per 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, cover letter and a writing sample (no more than 3 pages) in a single PDF document titled “PolicyIntern_[Your Name] with “Policy Internship – [Your Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please list your availability in your cover letter.

Fundraising and Membership Internship: Spring 2019

Urban Green Council, the New York affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, has an exciting 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 part-time Fundraising and Membership 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
  • Project-manage membership initiatives
  • Assist with event planning and execution
  • 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 (graduate or undergraduate); 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)

  • 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 bi-weekly stipend. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events, and receive a complimentary membership for the year following their internship.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Fundraising-Membership-Intern_[Name]” with “Fundraising and Membership Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org.

Public Programs Internship: Spring 2019

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)
  • Enrolled in a degree granting program
  • 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

Interns are expected to work approximately 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.

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.

Social Media and Marketing Internship: Spring 2019

Urban Green Council, the New York affiliate of the U.S. Green Building 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.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • 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 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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Research Internship: Spring 2019

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 spring semester to help the Research Department tackle climate change by driving green building progress in New York.

Urban Green 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

Interns are expected to work approximately 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.

How to Apply

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

Education Program Internship: Spring 2019

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 January and last through May (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