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Posted January 25, 2017. Please check back regularly for updates.

Communications Associate

Help spread the word and the work of NYC’s most impactful environmental nonprofit.

Urban Green Council is seeking a talented Communications Associate to support a range of high-profile communications projects as well as manage our day-to-day web, email and social media activities.

Urban Green’s projects range from cutting-edge studies, such as The NYC Energy and Water Use Report and Worldwide Lessons, to blue-ribbon commissions like the Building Resiliency Task Force. Working with the communications and programs teams, the Associate will play an important role in supporting key activities of Urban Green Council.

About the Position

The ideal candidate cares deeply about sustainability issues and is excited about making 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), including incorporating specialized graphics to support Urban Green initiatives.
  • Create/curate content for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram
  • Track and report on web, email and social media statistics using Google Analytics and other tools in order to continually improve program reach and impact.
  • Manage weekly e-newsletter development and distribution.
  • Serve as day-to-day project manager for key departmental materials such as the Annual Report and fundraising brochures.
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously in fast-paced work environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Solid knowledge of HTML with and without an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver.
  • At least one year of experience with websites and social media
  • Solid writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with Drupal or other CMS
  • Experience with a CRM such as Salesforce
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Solid command of MS Office
  • Must be available for occasional evening work
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite highly desirable

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 resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Communications-Associate_[Name]” with “Communications Associate - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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About Urban Green Council

Urban Green Council’s mission to transform NYC buildings for a sustainable future. We help New York City and State develop cutting-edge policy, we research solutions that are covered in The New York Times, and we educate a broad range of professionals. By working with government and industry, we leverage our impact. By changing laws, we change the city’s DNA and every building that is built or renovated afterwards.

What happens in NYC quickly moves to other major cities. With the concentration of real estate ownership, design firms and national media headquartered here, leading edge NYC programs and policies find their way into industry conversations across the country. Programs such as the City Energy Project at NRDC actively borrow NYC policies and seek to replicate them in other cities.

Urban Green has had a greater impact on making buildings more sustainable than any other organization in New York City. In less than a decade, we have:

  • Partnered with the building industry and the City of New York on programs and legislation that have already reduced NYC building energy use by 13%
  • Led two blue-ribbon task forces for the city resulting in 65 policy and legislative changes that set the bar for sustainable building best practices across the country
  • Delivered sophisticated green building training to over 8,000 trades, contractors and building operators and 15,000 industry professionals locally and nationally

Unlike most environmental organizations, Urban Green Council has impressive in-house resources—even when compared to much larger organizations. We combine our staff knowledge of building science with longstanding industry collaborators in real estate, architecture, engineering, construction and government, resulting in policies and programs that are impactful and market- driven. We are uniquely positioned to address climate change and its most significant contributor: building energy use.