Join the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in supporting an initiative that mobilizes thousands of volunteers, transforms thousands of schools and impacts the lives of millions of students around the world. This experience offers you an opportunity to bring community organizing skills and an enthusiasm for community-based volunteer work to an expanding international movement.
We are seeking a Capacity Organizer to work with program staff from spring through October 3, 2014 to secure participation in and support of the third annual Green Apple Day of Service. Capacity Organizers will support the transformation of communities across the country and around the world, by connecting committed volunteers to meaningful service opportunities on schools and campuses.
The Center for Green Schools seeks a K-12 Sector Spring-Summer Associate to join our team, to provide support to a variety of established programs and events within the Center for Green Schools, as well as directly contribute to the ongoing work and development of several new initiatives. Late spring through summer are some of the busiest months for the Center for Green Schools, and this associate will directly contribute to the success of several of our highest profile events and most dynamic programs.
After completing the internship, the Associate will be able to:
- Demonstrate experience in a fast-paced workplace
- Clearly express concepts of sustainability and green building advocacy
- Demonstrate experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders and decision makers in pursuit of common goals, including state legislators and other elected officials, a network of committee volunteers and green building professionals, educators, researchers, health experts and many others
Position Details include:
- Provide logistical and administrative support for several high profile events through the spring and summer, including but not limited to attendee registration support and follow up, program/material preparation and onsite logistics
- Provide direct support for national network of USGBC Chapter volunteers, including regular email and phone contact regarding multiple programs, deadlines and deliverables, particularly pertaining to a large annual meeting and collection and analysis of biannual activity reports
- Support the roll-out of a membership package for K12 schools and districts, by assisting with outreach to recruit new members and onboarding efforts to welcome them. Support communications to existing members through blog entries and emails, helping to plan webcasts and supporting other outreach campaigns
- Assist with the development of state-level grassroots and NGO partnerships; working with the USGBC Chapter network and members of the Coalition for Green Schools, the Associate will assist Center staff and volunteers in supporting state-based Coalitions for Green Schools
- Assist with marketing and outreach efforts to K12 educators and supporting organizations for the Green Classroom Professional Certificate program
- Track green school/building policy in state and local governments, keeping staff and external partners informed of latest trends and changes in public sector
- Other duties as assigned
Education & trainings requirements/preferences
- Current enrollment in or recent graduation from an undergraduate or graduate program of study
- Major or specializing in a literary field, education, nonprofit management, communications, organizational sustainability (or relevant experience) preferred
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
- Previous work experience in team/office setting preferred
- Experience in grassroots initiatives, and/or community engagement preferred
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The 2012 Greenbuild scholarships will bring together a diverse group of people from around the world who have important roles to play in the green schools movement, and give them the opportunity to participate in and learn from the largest green building conference and expo in the world!
All-expense paid trips to the 2012 Greenbuild Conference and Expo will be awarded to students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders within the higher education sector. The Center for Green Schools and USGBC distribute scholarships to promote diversity and social equity within the green building industry and the green schools movement.
Benefits for 2012 scholarship awardees include:
- All-expense paid trip to Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco from Nov. 13-16
- Meet and connect with high-level professionals in the green building industry
- Network with other college and university representatives
- Participate in special on-site programming at Greenbuild that will include complimentary breakfasts, speaker presentations and an honorary dinner
- Receive training and support from USGBC staff and other green building professionals
- Free access to LEED 101 and LEED 201 online courses
- Earn continuing education hours to satisfy GBCI’s LEED professional credential maintenance requirements
- Play an integral role in advancing social equity within the green schools movement
Students interested in Greenbuild scholarships should also consider applying for mentorship opportunities with USGBC Board members. Board members support students in pursuing studies and careers in fields related to sustainability by offering professional advice, networking opportunities and career building experiences.
Apply on the USGBC website today!