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Public Programs Associate

Help educate the building industry citywide at NYC’s most impactful environmental nonprofit.

Urban Green Council seeks a highly motivated and detail oriented Associate to help drive education for building professionals in New York City. Urban Green Council is New York City’s premier source for education on green building design, construction and building operations.

Over 3,000 people attend our more than 30 annual public programs and an annual conference on cutting-edge green technology, advancements in building practices, and changes to codes and policies. Urban Green’s Public Programs Department influences industry practices and supports green building policy by educating architects, engineers, energy consultants, building owners and operators and other professionals on deep carbon reductions and other key green building issues.

About the Position

The Public Programs Associate is a crucial planner and implementer of Urban Green Council’s flagship programs. These programs include monthly panel presentations, a high-profile annual conference, educational workshops, and specialized training seminars. Reporting directly to the Director of Education, the Associate’s primary responsibility is to maintain the highest standards of quality for our educational programs and to coordinate event logistics. The Associate also serves as the primary liaison to Urban Green’s Monthly Programs Committee.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Monthly Programs Committee (MPC) and approximately 30 seminars and tours annually. MPC is Urban Green’s volunteer group of industry professionals who drive event topics and speakers. Responsibilities include:
    • Coordinate committee meetings;
    • Review and edit event presentations;
    • Coordinate and be point of contact for speakers;
    • Manage part-time event staff and volunteers;
    • Represent Urban Green at public programs by welcoming speakers and guests, making public announcements, and introducing speakers;
    • Lead implementation of event logistics including on-site assistance at public programs such as coordinating check-in, computer and AV requirements and refreshments;
    • Serve as main point of contact for events related inquiries.
  • Work with Urban Green communications team to:
    • Coordinate Public Programs events and outreach schedule to align with Urban Green’s other activities;
    • Write event description for marketing materials;
    • Promote event with partner organizations
  • Procure continuing education credits for all programs and coordinate distribution of credits to attendees
  • Collect and analyze post-event evaluations and statistics, including attendee surveys, to guide future programming

Special Projects

  • Collaborate with supervisor on improvements and innovations to Public Programs, such as implementing online courses or media production
  • Work with industry experts to lead creation of new short courses on specific topics

Department Organization

  • Screen, interview, select and supervise interns
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (engineering, architecture, or sustainability-related field, or event management or administration-related field, a plus)
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in a building-related field (green building a plus), administration, or event planning
  • Experience in MS Office and database management in Mac environment; experience with Salesforce and/or Adobe Creative Suite preferred; experience with video/audio production and editing a plus
  • Solid understanding of website content management and social media
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Detail oriented and able to multitask
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to attend all Urban Green events, mornings and evenings (approximately three per month)
  • Commitment to Urban Green's mission, including a strong interest in sustainability and green building

Compensation

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid health insurance, 401(k) plan w/ available match.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter including salary requirements in a single PDF titled PPA_[NAME]) with “PPA/Your Name" in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by May 1, 2017. Please provide your availability in your cover letter.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About Urban Green Council

Urban Green Council is the New York affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Our mission is to transform NYC buildings for a sustainable future.

A nonprofit organization established in 2002, Urban Green’s in-house experts and a dedicated network of volunteers are helping to transform the built environment in New York City with models that can be replicated in urban centers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.urbangreencouncil.org.

Communications and Fundraising Intern: Summer 2017

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:

Working directly with the Communications and Fundraising departments, the part-time Communications and Fundraising Intern will assist with fundraising and communications 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. Hear from some of our former interns about their experience at Urban Green: http://urbangreencouncil.org/content/news/thank-you-spring-interns-1

Key Responsibilities:

  • Find and curate content for social media and the Urban Green website.
  • Help organize and maintain Salesforce, our donor database, including data entry and reporting.
  • Provide minor updates and maintenance to the Urban Green website.
  • Assist with web graphics and help organize photo archive.
  • Assist with fundraising and membership correspondence.
  • Assist with event planning and execution.
  • 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 communications or fundraising
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience with HTML
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

Compensation:

This internship will begin in May and last through August. Summer interns are expected to work approximately 40 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 “Fundraising-Communications-Intern_[Name]” with “Communications and Fundraising Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by May 1, 2017.

Outreach & Delivery (ECODE) Intern: Summer 2017

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:

Urban Green is seeking an Outreach & Delivery Intern to assist with administration and outreach for its newest education program: Conquering the Energy Code. This course is offered throughout New York State, in conjunction with New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, through a series of 8-hour classes. The program is designed to provide crucial training to the state’s architects, engineers and other professionals who build, design, and update buildings on the principles of the newly adopted 2016 New York State energy code and how to incorporate best design practices into their work. Please visit bit.ly/conquerecode for more details. 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-spring-interns-1

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with data entry, mailings, and errands.
  • Maintaining progress and performance reporting data, creating new report templates.
  • Draft marketing materials.
  • Assist with outreach communications.
  • Researching delivery partners and course venues.
  • Attend and audit Energy Code courses and instructors.
  • Aid with miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must be enrolled in a degree program (candidates in their last two years of study will be given preference); 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 architecture, building science or construction
  • Competence with HTML (WordPress preferred)
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

Compensation:

This internship will begin in May and last through August. Summer interns are expected to work approximately 40 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 “ECodeIntern_[Name]” with “ECodeIntern_[Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by May 1, 2017. Please list your availability in your cover letter.

Outreach & Delivery (GPRO) Intern: Summer 2017

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:

Urban Green is seeking an Outreach & Delivery Intern to assist with administration and outreach for its education programs, including GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills. GPRO is a national certificate program delivered through a series of courses and exams, designed to teach the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability and trade-specific green construction knowledge. Please visit http://www.gpro.org for more details. 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-spring-interns-1

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with data entry, mailings, and errands.
  • Aid with miscellaneous administrative tasks.
  • Draft marketing materials.
  • Make minor updates to the website.
  • Attend and review GPRO courses.
  • Proctor GPRO exam sessions.

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. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Full-time availability Monday-Friday.
  • 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 architecture, building science or construction
  • Competence with HTML (WordPress preferred)
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

Compensation:

This internship will begin in May and last through August. Summer interns are expected to work approximately 40 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 “GPROIntern_[Name]” with “Outreach & Delivery Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by May 1, 2017.

Policy Intern: Summer 2017

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:

Urban Green is NYCʼs go-to nonprofit for sustainable building policy, twice managing blue ribbon commissions for the city on green codes and building resiliency. We’re now focused on re-envisioning sustainability in NYC to develop the energy efficiency policies needed to meet the city’s goal of 80% carbon reductions by 2050 (80 x 50). The Policy Intern will support the Policy Department’s advocacy work with the City of New York, New York City Council, the State of New York, and professional associations including the Real Estate Board of New York. The position will provide broad exposure to leading thinking in urban sustainability and the opportunity to positively impact the future of New York City. 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-spring-interns-1

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze issues affecting Urban Green’s policy initiatives, including energy benchmarking, appliance energy use, deep energy retrofits, and urban heat island effect.
  • Gather and examine raw data, perform spreadsheet analysis.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Communicate findings simply and effectively.
  • Help craft policy advocacy briefs, presentations, and legal and regulatory proposals.
  • Perform administrative tasks as required.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Master's Degree (in process) or Bachelor's Degree (in last two years of study); sustainability, policy, design, or nonprofit 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, flexible, enthusiastic, and creative.
  • 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, engineering, architecture, or construction.    
  • Competence with HTML (WordPress preferred).
  • Experience with law, policy analysis, statistics, and data management.

Compensation:

This internship will begin in May and last through August. Summer interns are expected to work approximately 40 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, cover letter, and a writing sample (no more than 5 pages) demonstrating your analytical abilities in a single PDF titled “SummerPolicyIntern_[Name]” with “Summer Policy Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by May 1, 2017. Please provide your availability for May through August 2017.

Public Programs Intern: Summer 2017

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:

Working directly with the Public Programs Department, the Programs Intern will assist with administration and outreach for Urban Green’s educational events. 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-spring-interns-1

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in logistical planning and administrative tasks for public educational programs.
  • Provide on-site assistance during events (attendance at all evening and early morning events is required).
  • Register programs for AIA and GBCI continuing education credit.
  • Process continuing education credit requests and coordinate certificate mailings.
  • Track program statistics and assist in attendee data entry.
  • Draft social media and webpage content to promote events.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree obtained or in progress (candidates in their last two years of study will be considered); 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 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).

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in architecture, design, engineering, or construction
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, and InDesign
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

Compensation:

This internship will begin in May and last through August. Summer interns are expected to work approximately 40 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 by May 1, 2017. Please list your availability in your cover letter.

Research Intern: Summer 2017

Urban Green Council, the NYC affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, is seeking a self-motivated and highly capable, full-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. One of our key projects this year will be working with the City to produce the next iteration of this report that will publish the latest benchmarking and audit data.

About the Position:

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);
  • 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 comparable software)

Compensation:

This internship will begin in June and last through August (exact dates flexible). Summer interns are expected to work approximately 40 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 “SummerResearchIntern_[Your Name]” with “Summer Research Internship -[Your Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by May 1, 2017. Please provide your availability from May through August 2017.