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About Urban Green

Urban Green’s mission is to decarbonize buildings for healthy and resilient communities.

We help develop cutting-edge policy, educate a broad range of professionals, and research solutions that drive policy and best practices nationally and globally. By working with both the public and private sectors, we leverage our effectiveness.

We are always looking for passionate green building professionals to join our team, and add new job and internship opportunities throughout the year. If you would like to stay updated as positions become available, please sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Values

Urban Green uses the values below to guide our work. Our staff ensures these values are at the forefront of everything we do. 

  • 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.

Benefits

Urban Green values the well-being of our staff and is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package, which includes the following:

  • 100% employee coverage for medical and dental 
  • 401k with 4% employer match
  • 15 vacation days in your first year, 8 paid holidays and 2 personal days
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Years 
  • Early closure on Fridays during the summer
  • 100% employee coverage for Life, Short Term and Long Term disability insurance 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

Urban Green is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

Our staff is dedicated to continually advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and the green building community at large. Visit our DEI Action Plan page to learn more about this initiative.

Current Job Postings

Education Business Manager

The mission of Urban Green Council is to decarbonize buildings for healthy and resilient communities.

Our education programs are the go-to resource for the region’s sustainability community: architects, engineers, contractors, tradespeople, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, energy consultants, and building owners and operators. Over 4,000 people annually attend our educational courses and programs about climate policy, green technologies, advancements in building practices, and changes to codes. Many of these programs are an important income source for the organization.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Education, the Education Business Manager will play a key role in growing earned revenue by managing the grant and contracting process and related reporting, and assisting with business development.

A PERSON WHO WILL SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE:

  • Has strong written and interpersonal communication skills and excels at developing successful government grant proposals that include multiple collaborators, subcontractors, and subject matter experts.
  • Will work with the Sr. Director of Education to develop and execute an Education Plan with clear financial goals and milestones.
  • Is detail-oriented and can accurately track and manage grant/contract reporting, revenue projections, and budgets.
  • Enjoys collaborating with program staff to synthesize ideas for projects that align with our mission and earn revenue. 
  • Excels at thinking creatively on how to market to and engage our base of partners and clients including corporations, unions, nonprofits, educational institutions and workforce development organizations.
  • Possesses excellent project management, leadership and collaboration skills; this person Is a problem-solver who thrives in small companies and solves problems creatively. They anticipate roadblocks and potential problems and develop a plan to address them.
  • Authentic enthusiasm about sustainability; their interest in green building is genuine, and they value building long-term industry relationships and connecting with members of our audience to better understand the types of programming we should develop.

A FEW OTHER QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR INCLUDE:

  • Thorough understanding of and enthusiasm for Urban Green’s mission and priorities, and the ability to convey this knowledge in a compelling way in written and verbal communication with partners, clients, donors, and members.
  • At least five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or administration.
  • Basic knowledge of green building is highly preferable.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Development Manager to maintain a pipeline of potential grant opportunities, including developing relationships with potential partners and subcontractors.
  • Manage grant and RFP applications and ongoing reporting and invoicing.
  • Work with the Sr. Director of Education to develop and execute an Education Plan with clear financial goals and milestones.
  • Work with the Education team to identify business development opportunities, and grow earned revenue.
  • Manage the Education O&D Coordinator to cultivate and maintain positive relationships with current and potential delivery partners and clients, and develop communication materials to support marketing activities.
  • Work with the Operations team to provide monthly and annual financial reporting, and revenue projections.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $80,000. Offers will be made commensurate with experience. Benefits include:

  • 100% employee coverage for medical and dental
  • 401k with automatic 4% employer contribution
  • 15 vacation days in the first year, 8 paid holidays, and 2 personal days
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Early closure on Fridays during the summer
  • 100% employee coverage for Life, Short Term and Long Term disability insurance

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in this position, please fill out this application form. After submitting your application, you can expect to hear from our hiring team regarding their decision within a few weeks.

Operations Associate

The mission of Urban Green Council is to decarbonize buildings for healthy and resilient communities. We are looking for a professional, detail-oriented Operations Associate to support HR, Administration, IT, and Finance activities of a 15-person organization. 

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Operations Associate will play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the organization. In addition, the Associate will be responsible for supporting Urban Green’s CEO with scheduling, meeting planning, research and basic email communications. 

This will be a largely remote position but will require regular visits to the Urban Green office in lower Manhattan for job-related tasks and meetings. All Urban Green staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19. 

The person who will best succeed in this role:

  • Has a can-do attitude and will help ensure staff have everything they need to succeed. They are a problem-solver and are interested in supporting colleagues and the Urban Green community by answering questions and addressing issues big and small. 
  • Is a systems thinker who has a passion for creating and maintaining efficient processes and wants to make an impact on the internal operations of an organization. 
  • Is a people person with a customer service orientation who loves working with others and has a strong interest in growing as an operations professional.
  • Loves managing details and can keep track of projects across different functional areas. They can connect the dots between day-to-day tasks and the larger departmental goals and Urban Green's mission. 

A few other qualities we are looking for include:

  • Experience planning and facilitating meetings, or a strong interest in developing this skill.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at all levels of an organization internally and externally and can use discretion as needed.
  • Interest in learning about recruitment and hiring practices and dedication to nurturing positive organizational culture. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey complex processes in a clear and concise manner. Experience supporting the rollout of department- or organization wide-systems is a plus.
  • Tech-savvy. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and Mac products with a proven track record of quickly learning new platforms and applications. Experience with Salesforce or Quickbooks is a plus. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

HR:

  • Supporting the recruitment of Urban Green interns and staff by posting jobs, screening applications, corresponding with recruitment partners, and representing Urban Green at career fairs. 
  • Managing Urban Green’s internship program including annual budget,  onboarding, orientation, engagement, and professional development.
  • Leading staff engagement efforts including Culture Committee meetings, Professional Development Committee meetings, and all related activities to support a positive organizational culture and climate.
    • Working with the Operations Manager to execute Urban Green’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion action plan and liaise with external DEI consultants to help develop actionable goals.

Administration:

  • Serving as the main point of contact for the CEO’s schedule for both internal and external meetings, events, and programming. Working with other departments to ensure any updates to programs and events are reflected on his calendar.
  • Sending emails and corresponding with external stakeholders as the CEO’s representative. 
  • Assisting the CEO with administrative support on an as-needed basis. 
  • Monitoring Urban Green’s general contact email inbox and main phone line, responding to requests, and forwarding calls and messages as needed. 
  • Supporting the Operations Manager in all phases of Urban Green’s in-person staff meetings and events including planning, prep, execution, catering, and clean up. Supporting other departments' in-person office needs.
  • Managing inventory of office supplies and placing orders as needed and ensuring the Urban Green office space meets staff needs. 
  • Serving as the main point of contact with building management for issues related to the Urban Green office space. 

IT:

  • Providing basic IT support and troubleshooting assistance to staff (setting up accounts, installing software, assisting staff with IT inquiries, ordering and setting up new equipment, etc.)
  • Supporting IT planning for Urban Green by liaising with external IT consultants regarding cybersecurity measures and technology upgrades.
  • Ensuring Urban Green’s data disaster recovery plan is up to date. 
  • Providing A/V support for large in-person and hybrid meetings at the Urban Green office. 
  • Maintaining office equipment and troubleshooting as needed (copier, printer, video conferencing tools, etc.)

Finance:

  • Processing incoming donations by depositing checks and documenting all payment details in our Salesforce database. 
  • Managing petty cash, completing monthly credit card reports, and ensuring proper documentation is collected for both. 
  • Submitting expense requests for incoming invoices and supporting monthly close procedures.
  • Managing annual office supplies budget.
  • Supporting Urban Green’s annual Audit process. 

Benefits and Compensation

The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $50,000. Offers will be made commensurate with experience. Benefits include:

  • 100% employee coverage for medical and dental 
  • 401k with 4% employer match
  • 15 vacation days in the first year, 8 paid holidays, and 2 personal days
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Years 
  • Early closure on Fridays during the summer
  • 100% employee coverage for Life, Short Term and Long Term disability insurance 

How To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please fill out this application form

Salesforce Consultant

Urban Green Council is looking for an experienced Salesforce Administrator to maintain the central database for its 15-person nonprofit that works to decarbonize buildings for healthy and resilient communities.

The Salesforce Administrator will serve as the primary contact for day-to-day user support. They will also assist with data quality maintenance and help teams across the organization leverage Salesforce more effectively. 

This is a part-time consultant position (10-15 hours p/week), which can be performed remotely. The initial contract will be for 6 months, with the possibility to extend. This contract will be exclusively for ongoing admin support, but there may be the opportunity to take on special projects on an ad-hoc basis. Those will be compensated separately from the admin work described above and quoted based on the final scope of work. 

The consultant will provide the following user support on an ongoing basis:

  • Provision users and manage licenses and permissions
  • Serve as main point of contact for user questions and troubleshooting needs
  • Build reports and create dashboards for users as needed
  • Maintain data quality by de-duplicating records on a regular basis
  • Manage all Salesforce integrations (Conga Conductor, Gravity Forms, Formstack, Mailchimp, Spanning) 
  • Oversee all platform automation and assist users in making updates as necessary (Workflow rules, Process Builder, Flow)
  • Make updates to custom objects and applications as needed 
  • Maintain and develop Salesforce documentation and educational resources
  • Train existing staff and new hires on Salesforce processes 

Anticipated deliverables include:

  • An up-to-date Salesforce instance that complies with all current best practices
  • Improved data quality and reduced duplicate records
  • Well-trained Salesforce users who are comfortable navigating our database
  • Updated Salesforce training materials and resources

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience as a Salesforce Administrator, preferably within a nonprofit with a highly-customized instance. Salesforce Admin Certification strongly preferred.
  • Has experience deploying and managing Salesforce integrations, Conga Conductor and Gravity Forms a big plus. 
  • Has experience developing Salesforce documentation and educational resources, as well as delivering training to users.
  • Is passionate about supporting users and is always happy to offer assistance when needed. 
  • Is a problem solver with strong critical-thinking skills who enjoys finding solutions as challenges arise. 

Compensation 

This position will be compensated on a contract 1099 basis. You will be paid a retainer for 10 hours of admin support each week and compensated on an hourly basis for any work beyond that. 

You may have the opportunity to take on special projects on an ad-hoc basis. Those will be compensated separately from the admin work described above and quoted based on the final scope of work. 

How To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please submit a proposal including hourly rate and resume, along with a brief cover letter that describes your relevant experience to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org

Instructor: GPRO Construction Management

The shift to low-carbon, energy-efficient construction is gaining momentum. These projects require an understanding of new technologies in building systems, and extra coordination across disciplines. GPRO Construction Management teaches construction professionals the specific and actionable strategies needed to integrate sustainability practices into their everyday work. This course is designed to show practitioners what they need to know at every phase of construction, and how to avoid common mistakes.

Urban Green Council is looking for GPRO Construction Management Instructors who are passionate about reducing energy use in the building industry. Using Urban Green’s proven curriculum and training materials, GPRO instructors help construction staff think differently about their day-to-day work, with the goal of making buildings healthier and more sustainable. These are part-time contractor positions paid on an hourly basis.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is designed for busy construction professionals. Participants take a one-day classroom training (in person or virtually) and then finish the course by selecting three hours of elective content that is most relevant to their work. Participants will leave this course with practical steps to achieve successful, sustainable, and cost-effective projects.

INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create an engaging and dynamic classroom experience
  • Teach material from approved curriculum, including course PowerPoint slides and customized classroom exercises
  • Prepare for, and deliver, GPRO CM 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 staff regularly to provide feedback on training sessions
  • Participate in instructor recertification webinars, surveys and calls to stay up-to-date with curriculum
  • Stay up-to-date with current practices 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:

  • 7-8 years minimum professional and practical experience working in building construction and or equivalent. Relevant jobs include: construction managers, general contractors, experienced tradesperson, project managers and site superintendents
  • 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 attend required training sessions held by Urban Green
  • Availability to teach classes during the workweek, as needed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google products and video conferencing platforms (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel; Google Slides; Zoom Meeting or GoToTraining)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

To apply, please complete the application form and submit a resume and cover letter through the link.

If your application is selected, you will be required to participate in GPRO CM 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 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 16,000 building professionals and tradespeople across North America have become GPRO Certificate Holders.