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Community Green Lead – USGBC (Boston, MA)

USGBC is seeking a talented and enthusiastic professional with an interest and experience working in the community college sector to create career pathways for a green economy. The position will oversee the Center for Green Schools’ efforts to engage community college staff, faculty and students in green building education and training opportunities. The Community Green Lead will be responsible for proactively increasing engagement of under-represented populations within USGBC and Center for Green Schools’ higher education programs and networks.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Grow the Community Green network and manage the daily program operations
  • Recruit, manage and support the efforts of regionally based volunteers to lead local outreach and engagement efforts to community colleges
  • Facilitate an annual in-person training for volunteers
  • Promote USGBC institutional membership to community colleges, support existing members, and track activities
  • Liaise with USGBC’s Marketing and Communications team to devise an outreach and marketing strategy to support growth of program
  • Work with USGBC Students to increase the number of students engaged at community colleges
  • Drive strategic relationships with other national organizations and corporations to support programmatic goals

Education

  • Bachelors degree in a related field (building industry, environmental discipline) required

Experience

  • 1-3 years program management experience

Other Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in community organizing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with community colleges specifically related to sustainability engagement
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with a diverse array of individuals and constituents
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Grant writing/development experience a plus

For more information and to apply, click here.

K12 Spring-Summer Associate – USGBC

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.

Learning Objectives

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

Experience requirements

  • 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

For more information and to apply, click here.

USGBC MA Chapter Intern

Do you want to help make every building in the world (at least in Mass.) a green building? Our mission is to enable every person to live, work, learn and play in green buildings within a generation. Would you like to participate on the inside of the movement with us at the USGBC MA Chapter? We are looking for a passionate green building enthusiast ready to evangelize for our cause!

We are growing our membership base, improving our fundraising capacity, and developing a stronger influence in the industry and in the policy realm. We need help!

Are you:

*   fluent in social media, blogging and online collaboration

*   able to work effectively with not-every-day supervision

*   able to work remotely

*   passionate about expanding the green building industry

Do you have references that can attest to your good working habits? Can you share a story of how you were proactive in an organization? We will prefer folks who have been involved in the Chapter previously and/or otherwise can show some connection to the green building industry.

General Job requirements:

*   Must be computer and internet savvy; website experience/knowledge a definite plus, with proficiency in word, excel, constant contact and photoshop. Experience with CiviCRM, Drupal, and/or javascript a definite advantage

*   Graphic Design experience a plus

*   Detail-oriented

*   Prepared to do both creative and “kinda boring” work

*   Good written and verbal skills

*   Highly organized and a good communicator

*   Willing to commit to working hard and, once committed, being reliable

*   Knowledge and ability to write green building technical content.

The Intern will report to the Executive Director and Communications Committee Chair and will meet at least twice a week with the Executive Director for updates and planning. Interns are expected to work from the USGBC MA Chapter office at least half their time. The Intern will attend monthly Communications Committee meetings and will be required to attend a hands-on website and database training.

Students and recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. Depending on skills and interests, intern projects may include:

*   Maintaining and updating the Chapter distribution lists

*   Graphic design work on chapter materials

*   Assisting with website maintenance, monthly newsletters, and media outreach.

*   Writing and editing press releases and summaries on Chapter news

*   Monitoring local green building news and reporting relevant items to the ED.

Start Date: Jan 2, 2013. Pay Rate: $10/hr.

This is a four month commitment of 20 hours a week, with the potential to be extended or evolved into a more significant position.

Application

Send resume and show us how you connect to our mission. Outline how you correspond with our job description. Share something interesting about yourself, nay, something compelling! No phone calls, please email; please include the term “Communications Internship Application” in the subject line. Contact:  greylee@usgbcma.org

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