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USGBC Jobs

Thanks for your interest in USGBC’s career opportunities. We are always on the lookout for candidates desiring to use their individual talents to strengthen the green building movement as a whole.

All positions, unless otherwise noted, are with USGBC and located in our headquarters in Washington, DC. We are an equal-opportunity employer and offer an excellent employee benefits package that includes fully paid premiums on health insurance and a matching 401(k) program.

Due to the high volume of responses we receive, we are unable to reply personally to every candidate but appreciate your interest. We will contact the candidates we feel are the best qualified for that particular opportunity and schedule interviews from there.

Current job openings




Advocacy and Policy Project Manager

The Advocacy and Policy Project Manager will serve as a critical member of USGBC’s public affairs team, planning and executing critical green building advocacy and policy projects and also participating in and supporting department-wide activities. This is a great opportunity to join a highly engaged team and make a difference. Responsibilities will include both advocacy—engaging with stakeholders—and policy—development and research, with significant writing in both areas.

Specific Responsibilities Include

Advocacy responsibilities (approximately 45% on annual basis) include:

  • Write letters, articles, and other advocacy communications on both assigned topics and of his/her initiative.
  • Conduct direct outreach to chapters, members, business allies, and elected officials at all levels of government.
  • Design and implement advocacy plans for particular policy projects.

Policy responsibilities (approximately 45% on annual basis) include:

  • Conduct research in green building policy, including federal and state laws, rulemakings, pending legislation and other public policies.
  • Evaluate policies and determine policy relevance and key features, develop critical comparative analyses and prepare accurate summaries.
  • Write policy briefs and case studies.
  • Develop proposed changes to bills and other draft policies to meet specified objectives.
  • In collaboration with others, design and conduct critical, data-based investigation of policy effectiveness.

The Project Manager will manage his/her own projects, which will typically involve requesting and coordinating contributions or tasks done by others along with performing work.

In addition, the Advocacy and Policy Project Manager will assist and lead some team projects, contribute to team reporting, and may be given special assignments such as involving collaboration with other teams (approximately 10% on annual basis).

Employee Supervision

No supervisory responsibilities. At times, the Advocacy and Policy Project Manager may oversee a departmental intern or associate on specific tasks or projects.

Travel Requirements

Travel varies from day trips in the mid-Atlantic region to occasional 2 to 5-day trips to domestic locations, and up to one week at Greenbuild each fall. Estimated travel between 2 and 5 weeks total per year.

Metrics for Success

  • Ability to prepare accurate, high-quality advocacy materials on policy issues and specific bills, written to appeal to target audience; by end of six months, able to do so independently
  • Plan and implement advocacy projects, in line with team strategy, with minimal supervision; example could be to advocate for a particular incentive policy (e.g., residential LEED tax credits) in two or more cities/states

Education & Training Requirements/Preferences

  • Undergraduate degree in public policy, government, environmental policy, urban planning, or related fields
  • Graduate degree preferred but not required
  • Project Management Professional credential preferred but not required

Experience Requirements

  • Four or more years’ minimum work experience, with demonstrated success in project planning and execution; additional years’ experience welcomed
  • Work history must show independent work and writing experience

Other Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in government and policy
  • Knowledge of the legislative process
  • Excellent critical thinking and research skills
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to articulate clearly and develop persuasive arguments tailored to the target audience
  • Positive team attitude and proactive teamwork
  • Commitment to USGBC mission



Content Marketing Associate

USGBC is currently seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join its fast-paced digital marketing team as a Content Marketing Associate.

The Content Marketing Associate is responsible for developing and executing content marketing strategies. Working closely with the Digital Marketing Manager and team, this individual will be responsible for supporting content development, which is aimed at attracting and retaining customers by consistently creating and curating relevant and valuable content with the intention of changing or enhancing consumer behavior. Tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.

Specific responsibilities

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to produce and promote compelling marketing and communications content (articles, blogs, case studies, landing pages, videos, podcasts, presentations, infographics, etc.)
  • Work with various stakeholders to plan and implement various content marketing tactics
  • Recommend, develop and implement content campaigns that deliver timely and relevant messages
  • Develop and maintain the content marketing calendar
  • Manage online advertising, to include social media advertising efforts
  • Copy edit and proofread all content
  • Track and report on all content marketing metrics
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies and explore new developments in the digital landscape to find ways to more effectively deliver communication and business objectives
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, clients and vendors

Qualifications/skills

  • Exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Experience developing and executing content marketing strategies and building audiences
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience with content marketing tools (Kapost)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop skills
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • Commitment to USGBC mission



Content Specialist

USGBC seeks a Content Specialist to join its dynamic, fast-paced marketing and communications team to manage and execute a content-driven strategy across print, web, multimedia and social media platforms. This position will work closely with the Social Media Specialist, the Digital Media Specialist and select members of the marketing team to ensure that content created internally and contributed from external sources aligns with a predetermined strategy and is thematically appropriate.

Specific responsibilities

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to produce and promote compelling marketing and communications content (articles, blogs, case studies, landing pages, videos, podcasts, presentations, infographics, etc.)
  • Develop quarterly and annual thematic content strategies in conjunction with the Director of Communications.
  • Facilitate the creation of original content from internal sources in line with the thematic content strategy.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external contributors to USGBC’s online platforms
  • Manage the ongoing content development process for the bi-monthly USGBC+ member magazine.
  • Draft articles, blogs and other written materials for the website and other online platforms.
  • Edit content submitted by internal and external contributors to USGBC online platforms.

Qualifications/skills

  • 3-5 years communications/PR/media experience
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing preferred
  • Team player with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve diverse issues
  • Commitment to USGBC mission
  • Experience with Kapost, Drupal, Marketo
  • Experience with magazine editorial process a plus
  • Knowledge of AP Style a plus



Digital Marketing Specialist

The Digital Marketing Specialist is responsible for developing and overseeing USGBC’s digital marketing strategy by supporting business and organizational goals, and growing the brand on and offline.

Through management of the Digital Marketing Team, this individual is ultimately responsible for the development, implementation, tracking and optimization of USGBC’s digital marketing campaigns across all digital delivery channels. This individual works closely with the Marketing Director to ensure the consistency and clarity of the USGBC brand and voice across all digital channels, and to provide strategic marketing and account support within the organization.

Specific responsibilities

  • Develop and oversee digital marketing strategies to increase customer engagement, raise brand awareness, acquire and nurture leads, and drive revenue
  • Manage and update all web properties; currently includes usgbc.org, gbci.org, leed.usgbc.org, peer.usgbc.org, centerforgreenschools.org, greenapple.org, studio.usgbc.org, greenhomeguide.com, sustainablesites.org, and wellcertified.com
  • Manage the development and implementation of new websites and website redesigns, as well as projects which advance the web experience based on personas, personalization, and optimization
  • Monitor web analytics to understand web trends and ROI, and to improve the overall usage of USGBC websites through data-driven analysis and reporting
  • Develop and execute content marketing strategies aimed at attracting and retaining customers by consistently creating and curating relevant and valuable content, with the intention of addressing the needs of target audiences and changing or enhancing consumer behavior
  • Manage content calendar and edits all content for publication, including the production of approximately 25 pieces of content per week
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to produce and promote compelling marketing and communications content (articles, blogs, case studies, landing pages, videos, podcasts, presentations, infographics, etc.)
  • Influence the creation of social media content and manages social media advertising
  • Develop and execute e-communications strategies aimed at acquiring email subscribers, increasing engagement, generating and nurturing leads, and improving revenue stream
  • Manage marketing automation tools to enable personalized web experiences
  • Manage team of digital marketing professionals

Qualifications/skills

  • Exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Experience managing content and production for high traffic websites
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML and experience with content management systems (Drupal), marketing automation tools (Marketo) and content marketing tools (Kapost)
  • Experience developing and executing e-communications strategies, including the use of responsive design, dynamic content and email personalization
  • Experience developing and executing content marketing strategies and building audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop skills
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • Commitment to USGBC mission



Director, Residential Business Development

The Director of Residential Market Development is a market-focused position concentrated on growing the adoption of USGBC programs in the residential sector. This position is highly focused on identifying and nurturing new business opportunities while simultaneously supporting and growing relationships with leading members. This position's impact will be measured quantitatively by the rate of market adoption and overall revenue and qualitatively by the substance of internal and external relationships.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Promote USGBC’s vision by interacting with select global and strategic customers
  • Meet with and regularly present USGBC’s portfolio of products, including updates and new product launches, to customers in coordination with key stakeholders
  • Create, direct, and execute global customer account strategies that are inclusive of business function input and initiate teamwork and collaboration within the organization
  • Build a pipeline of sales opportunities for current customers, target new accounts against prescribed criteria, and track results against established goals while promoting the mission of USGBC
  • Develop thorough understanding of needs and requirements and introduce relevant USGBC products and value propositions through close partnerships with customers
  • Facilitate and monitor business function interactions with customers during pricing, closing, and contracting at appropriate points in the sales cycle
  • Act as focal point for business function activities and accountability to customers. Actively foster business function interaction for the benefit of assigned customers
  • Lead USGBC trade shows and customer events where integrated building solutions are a key element or value proposition

Education & training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, real estate development, finance or economics. Master’s in same professional areas is preferred.
  • LEED Green Associate designation, LEED AP w/ specialty preferred.

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of business development and sales experience within the real estate industry, preferably directly with homebuilders and multi-family owners and developers

Other required skills & qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with variety of stakeholders, including USGBC leadership, customers, and relevant third parties
  • Strong knowledge of USGBC product lines
  • Experience and deep understanding of real estate development
  • Effective customer interaction and relationship management
  • Broad range of experiences including, sales, marketing and client management
  • Commitment to USGBC mission



Email Marketing Associate

USGBC is currently seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join its fast-paced digital marketing team as an Email Marketing Associate.

The Email Marketing Associate is responsible for developing and executing USGBC’s e-communications strategies. Working closely with the Digital Marketing Manager and team, this individual will be responsible for producing, testing and scheduling promotional, triggered and operational email campaigns intended to increase engagement and conversion. Tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.

Specific responsibilities

  • Work with various stakeholders to plan and implement various email marketing programs for acquisition and conversion
  • Develop and maintain an email marketing calendar
  • Maintain a consistent look, feel and voice throughout all email campaigns
  • Copy edit and proofread all email content
  • Design segmentation, messaging and testing strategy to maximize effectiveness of communications
  • Ensure legal compliance (CAN-SPAM) of email marketing programs
  • Recommend, develop and implement nurture campaigns and other automated emails such as a welcome series or behavioral triggers campaign that deliver timely and relevant messages
  • Grow email marketable leads organically, and work to minimize list decay and unsubscribes while increasing productivity of email sends
  • Track and report on all email metrics
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies and explore new developments in the digital landscape to find ways to more effectively deliver communication and business objectives
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, clients and vendors

Qualifications/skills

  • Exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Experience developing and executing e-communications strategies, including the use of responsive design, dynamic content and email personalization
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML and experience with marketing automation tools (Marketo)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop skills
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • Commitment to USGBC mission



Energy Team LEED Certification Reviewer

This position may be performed in Washington, DC or remotely within the United States.

USGBC is seeking a green building specialist with expertise in energy modeling to provide technical expertise for LEED certification and the advancement of the LEED Rating Systems as an Energy Team LEED Certification Reviewer. Compensation includes an excellent benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums on healthcare and employer-matching 401(k) program. Please submit resume and letter of interest, with salary requirements and title of position applying for, via email to jobs@usgbc.org or fax to 202-478-5046, attn: Human Resources. Please indicate where you saw the posting for this opportunity. No phone calls please.

LEED Certification Reviewers serve as primary technical subject matter experts for the evaluation of projects pursuing LEED Certification. These individuals draw on cross-cutting knowledge of, and direct experience with, the suite of LEED Rating Systems to serve as resources and problem-solvers for technical issues pertaining to LEED.

Specific responsibilities include

Primary responsibilities

  • Review project documentation for prerequisites and credits for compliance with LEED requirements
  • Provide expert review of EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance, and related credits
  • Educate the LEED marketplace through comments and technical advice to project teams
  • Perform quality control (QC) review of work performed by other GBCI LEED
  • Certification Reviewers and external review teams
  • Provide technical support as needed to the LEED Customer Service team
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow
  • LEED Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

Secondary responsibilities

  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining LEED programs, policies and plans, as well as specific LEED credit language and reference materials
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to LEED and the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
  • Liaise with USGBC Technical Development team, LEED Technical Advisory Groups,
  • USGBC Resource Development team, USGBC Education team, GBCI Credentialing team, and other internal and external groups as needed
  • Maintain currency of expertise by staying abreast of new and developing industry issues and trends
  • (For senior candidates) Assist with mentoring other team members and provide other limited team management duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in mechanical or energy engineering or equivalent
  • Professional engineer license preferred
  • CEM certification preferred
  • LEED AP required upon hire; with specialty preferred (BD+C, ID+C)
  • LEED Certification Reviewer certificate preferred (required after hire)

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 2, 5, 7, 10 years direct professional experience (depending on level) in mechanical system design, energy modeling, commissioning and energy auditing
  • Direct experience with at least 10 energy models for commercial projects by consulting on, creating or reviewing compliance with ASHRAE Std. 90.1, California’s Title-24 or equivalent local code
  • Experience with a variety of high-performance building projects, including LEED projects
  • Direct experience using energy modeling programs for commercial buildings (eQuest, EnergyPro, Trace, HAP, Visual DOE, etc.) and understanding of their input and output summary documentation
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret building floor plans, sections, site plans, construction specifications, mechanical schedules, commissioning reports and operational policies
  • Detailed technical understanding of and experience with common environmental building codes and standards (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 62.1, ASHRAE 55, California Title 24, IPMVP Vol. III, IESNA RP-33, ASHRAE 189, IECC)

Additional qualifications

  • Passion and commitment to USGBC mission
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to prioritize
  • Experience serving in technical consultative role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing
  • Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues in manner that is easily understood
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work
  • Ability to work well both independently and on teams
  • Willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite and LEED Online



Events Associate

The Events Associate works closely with the USGBC Events Team to execute events and programs for USGBC. The ideal candidate has experience in all aspects of event production. The candidate would also have the desire to learn how to implement sustainable events, which is the cornerstone of all events produced at USGBC.

Job details include:

  • USGBC Events
    • Provide onsite support to events
    • Manage pre-event details such as event collateral, the registration and invitation process
    • Manage customer service for USGBC events
    • Maintain and update the Events Team Calendar
    • Manage event details as assigned
  • Mid-year Meeting
    • Provide customer service support to the Mid-year meeting and RSVP email inboxes
    • Provide support with the onsite registration process, assist with the online registration process
  • Conference & Events Team Operations
    • Manage billing reconciliation for events
    • Purchase supplies and equipment to maintain events inventory as needed
  • Greenbuild
    • Serve as onsite contact for all USGBC supported events at the convention center
  • Provide support to other USGBC National events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • International event experience preferred
  • CMP preferred
  • LEED Green Associate preferred

Experience requirements

  • 1-2years progressively responsible and successful conference experience with an association or other organization
  • Overall knowledge/experience of all aspects of conference planning including registration, logistics, CEUs, program development, and audio visual
  • Experience in event coordination or meeting planning preferred
  • Experience with sustainability or greening initiatives preferred
  • Demonstrated creativity, innovation and initiative

Other required skills & qualifications

  • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
  • Exceptional computer skills including demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management, internet, e-mail
  • Experience with advanced communication techniques (email)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication
  • Strong strategic, tactical, and linguistic skills
  • Deadline-oriented, multi-tasker
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment



Financial Analyst

U.S. Green Building Council is a Washington, DC based 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a history of large annual revenue generation. It balances its mission “to put everyone in a green building within this generation” with creating programs that will generate revenue. It boasts a dynamic work environment that allows for personal and professional growth along with excellent employee benefits.

We are seeking a person to work directly with the Sr. Vice President to perform analysis of our processes, transaction metrics and financials. This person will be expected to work well on their own, but will also interact on a daily basis with the accounting department and on a regular basis with our other departments. This individual will need to report findings and provide oral and written action plans.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Analyze financial status by collecting, monitoring and studying data. Report findings and suggest actions as needed
  • Develop and analyze business metrics and design a dashboard for Senior Management to review on a regular basis (daily or weekly)
  • Review sales transactions for our existing business lines weekly/monthly to determine historical trends and explain impact on future revenue streams
  • Imbed into new programs to learn their transaction types, billing cycles and historical trends
  • Develop Forecasts and long term Projections. Assist with the annual Budget and development of a 3 year budget
  • Work with other departments to identify monthly reporting needs
  • Provide reports to other departments and hold meetings to educate and explain results and impact to the overall organization
  • Build processes and systems to effectively integrate partners into our organization. The necessary integration involves payroll, bank accounts, bill processing, monthly financials, funding, etc.
  • Assist in implementing a product cost/job cost system to help identify profitability of different products
  • Study business interdependencies and suggest intercompany management fees
  • Perform other projects as assigned

Education & training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelor's degree required

Experience requirements

  • Prior financial analysis experience
  • Strong excel skills needed
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Interpersonal skills, team player



Governance Associate

The Governance Associate will, under supervision from the VP of Governance, provide superior administrative support to the Board of Directors and its committees and working groups. The ideal candidate for this position will: have excellent oral and written communication skills, experience taking minutes, and strong planning skills; bring strengths of responsibility and consistency; exercise good judgment; anticipate challenges; be able to treat confidential information appropriately; and be adept at coordinating projects and information with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide consistent, stellar administrative support to the board, and to professional staff, including scheduling meetings, drafting meeting agendas (at the direction of the board chair and CEO), recording meeting minutes, and processing expense reports (15%)
  • Liaise with all departments to coordinate materials for board meetings (15%)
  • Write for various channels, including Web site and board meeting materials (15%)
  • Track deadlines for and ensure quality of materials submitted to the boards (15%)
  • Provide administrative support to board committees and working groups as assigned (15%)
  • Support board orientation and training (5%)
  • Assist in communicating with the CEO, COO, and SVP, Organizational Design to ensure key organizational messages are properly conveyed to the board (5%)
  • Develop and track budget for board events (5%)
  • Track compliance with organizational policies and procedures (5%)
  • Other duties as requested (5%)

Education & training requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required

Other required skills & qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Strong project implementation and organizational skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Commitment to USGBC’s mission
  • Experience with HTML a plus
  • Experience with budget development and tracking a plus



Green Apple Outreach Organizer

Join the Center for Green Schools at USGBC in supporting an initiative that transforms thousands of schools, mobilizes hundreds of thousands of volunteers and impacts the lives of millions of students around the world. This experience offers you an opportunity to bring creativity and an enthusiasm for community-based volunteer work to an expanding international movement.

We are seeking an Outreach Organizer to work with program staff through early October 2015, to secure participation in and support of the annual Green Apple Day of Service. Outreach Organizers connect committed volunteers and partners to meaningful service opportunities at schools and campuses. Through recruitment, resource development and distribution, and ongoing support, the Organizer will assist with communications, outreach, and relationship management with individuals, networks, and organizations who support green schools.

The Outreach Organizers coordinate the contributions of individuals and a diverse portfolio of partners to this international annual campaign. Through goal setting, communications, event organizing and resource development, the Organizer will support, strengthen and expand multi-organizational alliances, and build relationships with key contacts in a variety of organizations committed to corporate social responsibility and community engagement.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain correspondence with external organizations to support their involvement with Green Apple Day of Service and other commitments.
  • Assist with outreach to prospective partners and supporting.
  • Work directly with partner organizations to establish Day of Service engagement goals, including communications and volunteer commitments.
  • Direct contact via phone and email with potential volunteers for the Day of Service
  • Develop and implement strategies to advance grassroots organizing skills among USGBC audiences, K-12 schools, higher education institutions and more.
  • Support volunteers in the planning and execution of successful service activities and other events leading up to and on Green Apple Day of Service
  • Directly contribute to the organizing of a local service project in DC in September
  • Assist with social media content and strategy
  • Assist with creation of print- and web resources, including letter writing, graphic design, form-building, Green Apple and partner blogs, newsletters, email campaigns and websites etc.
  • Organize and host webcasts and conference calls for potential partners and volunteers.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing social media campaigns
  • Ability to commit 40 hours/week from April/May through early October 2015
  • Experience in grassroots initiatives, community organizing, and/or managing community partnerships
  • Strong organizational, leadership and project management skills
  • Creative, motivated and goal oriented
  • Able to commit to the position through early October 2015



LEED Associate, Performance

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., seeks an entry-level professional to join an innovative team within the department responsible for the technical development of the LEED green building rating systems. The LEED Associate, Performance, will support the continuous development and market deployment of the LEED Dynamic Plaque. The ideal candidate has work experience in building operations and management. This position is located in Washington, D.C.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Give in-person and web-based presentations on the LEED Dynamic Plaque and manage incoming expressions of interest for subscription or more information.
  • Regularly interact with LEED Dynamic Plaque users, including building owners, managers, and building service providers, to support installation and ongoing use of the platform.
  • Write guidance materials for users.
  • Gather and synthesize feedback and expert knowledge from professionals across the real estate sector to refine and improve the platform. Includes presenting to and collaborating with volunteers on the LEED committees.

Qualifications/skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3+ year customer experience required
  • Educational background or work experience in building operations and management preferred.
  • Ability to obtain a LEED Green Associate credential within 9 months of employment and a LEED Accredited Professional credential within 18 months of employment.
  • Must enjoy working with a wide range of people in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; able to distill complex technical information into succinct, clear language.
  • Dedication to high performance built environments and the USGBC mission.



LEED Certification Associate

GBCI is currently seeking personable, detail-oriented and highly organized professionals to provide operational support to the certification team. The certification team at GBCI is responsible for LEED certification and the advancement of the LEED rating systems.

The LEED Certification Associate will provide efficient and comprehensive support to the certification team at GBCI. This includes vendor management, customer service, data processing, and administration of shared technology resources such as LEED Online. The associate will work closely with LEED reviewers to facilitate the best possible customer experience for LEED project teams throughout all aspects of their engagement with GBCI.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for one or more LEED review teams, responding to inquiries related to certification reviews and policies, post-application customer service, weekly review capacity, and current review queues
  • Administer GBCI’s customized LEED project tracking software, including data entry, database updates, report generation, and workflow tracking
  • Monitor weekly certification metrics, staff review team and QC assignments, and external review team and QC assignments
  • Perform administrative duties for specific LEED rating systems and programs, as necessary
  • Schedule, coordinate and manage recurring calls and/or meetings with external review teams, project teams, or GBCI Certification Staff; Record and distribute meeting minutes in a timely manner
  • Deliver top-quality phone and email customer support

Additional responsibilities may include

  • Perform quality control (QC) review of work done by external review teams
  • Review project documentation to determine compliance with LEED requirements
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to LEED and the certification review process
  • Tabulate/analyze certification metrics and prepare reports
  • Prepare training materials and/or reviewer resources with subject matter experts
  • Liaise with the GBCI Technical Customer Service Team, providing technical and process-related support as necessary
  • Ship and receive packages, track all related data
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & Training Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Building Operations, Business, or Environmental Science
  • LEED Green Associate required (or within one year of hire)
  • LEED AP with Specialty preferred

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience working in an office environment
  • Experience with TIBCO Spotfire, Tableau, or SQL scripts a plus

Other required skills and qualifications

  • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Office required (advanced Excel skills preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work
  • Ability to work well both independently and on teams



LEED Certification Reviewer, Existing Buildings Energy/HVAC

USGBC is currently seeking a LEED Certification Reviewer to work with the Green Building Certification Institute's (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI’s integrated team of green building specialists provides technical expertise for LEED certification and the advancement of the LEED Rating Systems. The LEED Certification Reviewer serves as a primary technical subject matter expert for the evaluation of projects pursuing LEED certification. This individual draws on cross-cutting knowledge and direct experience with the LEED Rating Systems to serve as a qualified assessor, technical resource and problem-solver.

This position may be performed in Washington, DC or remotely.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Review project documentation for prerequisites and credits for compliance with LEED requirements, primarily in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system
  • Provide enhanced review within designated specialty; expert review of credits related to energy auditing, commissioning and ventilation in existing buildings
  • Educate the LEED marketplace through comments and technical advice to project teams
  • Perform quality control (QC) review of work done by other GBCI LEED Certification Reviewers and external review teams
  • Provide technical assistance as needed to the LEED Support team
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow LEED Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

Secondary responsibilities include

  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining LEED programs, policies and plans, as well as specific LEED credit language and reference materials
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to LEED and the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
  • Liaise with USGBC Technical Development team, LEED Technical Advisory Groups, USGBC Resource Development team, USGBC Education team, GBCI Credentialing team, and other internal and external groups as needed
  • Maintain currency of expertise by staying abreast of new and developing industry issues and trends
  • Senior candidates may assist with mentoring other team members and provide other limited team management duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field of study related to one or more of the following specialties: Engineering (mechanical, civil, structural) or Building Operations (facility management, property management)
  • Currently licensed professional in specialty area preferred. Other professional certifications as relevant to area of expertise
  • CEM or Commissioning Certification preferred
  • LEED AP required; with O+M specialty preferred
  • LEED Certification Reviewer certificate preferred (required after hire)

Experience requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years direct professional experience in area of specialty
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with LEED rating systems, in particular LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
  • Experience with a variety of high-performance building projects, including LEED projects and/or specialization in a high-performance building attribute such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, etc.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret building floor plans, mechanical plans and schedules, sections, site plans, construction specifications and operational policies
  • Detailed technical understanding of and experience with one or more of the following building operations topics: common construction methods, materials specification, fenestration, HVAC systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems
  • Detailed technical understanding of and experience with common environmental building codes and standards relevant to specialty, (e.g. ASHRAE 62, ASHRAE 55, IPMVP Vol. III, ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, UPC/IPC, Title 24, ASHRAE 90.1)

Other required skills and qualifications

  • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize
  • Experience serving in technical consultative role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing
  • Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues in manner that is easily understood
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work
  • Ability to work well both independently and on a team
  • Willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite and LEED Online



LEED Certification Reviewer

USGBC is currently seeking a LEED Certification Reviewer to work with the Green Building Certification Institute's (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI’s integrated team of green building specialists provides technical expertise for LEED certification and the advancement of the LEED Rating Systems. The LEED Certification Reviewer serves as a primary technical subject matter expert for the evaluation of projects pursuing LEED certification. This individual draws on cross-cutting knowledge and direct experience with the LEED Rating Systems to serve as a qualified assessor, technical resource and problem-solver.

This position may be performed in Washington, DC or remotely.

Specific responsibilities include

Primary responsibilities

  • Review project documentation for prerequisites and credits for compliance with LEED requirements
  • Provide enhanced review within designated specialty
  • Educate the LEED marketplace through comments and technical advice to project teams
  • Perform quality control (QC) review of work done by other GBCI LEED Certification Reviewers and external review teams
  • Provide technical support as needed to the LEED Customer Service team
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow LEED Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

Secondary responsibilities

  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining LEED programs, policies and plans, as well as specific LEED credit language and reference materials.
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to LEED and the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback.
  • Liaise with USGBC Technical Development team, LEED Technical Advisory Groups, USGBC Resource Development team, USGBC Education team, GBCI Credentialing team, and other internal and external groups as needed.
  • Maintain currency of expertise by staying abreast of new and developing industry issues and trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field of study related to one or more of the following specialties:
    • Architecture (architecture, landscape architecture, interior design)
    • Engineering (mechanical, civil, structural)
    • Planning (urban/transportation/environmental planning, urban design)
    • Building Operations (facility management, property management)
    • Environmental Science (ecology, biology, environmental management)
  • Currently licensed professional in specialty area preferred. Other professional certifications as relevant to area of expertise.
  • LEED AP required; with specialty preferred (BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND)
  • LEED Certification Reviewer certificate preferred (required after hire for Reviewer II and above)

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 2, 5, 7, 10 years direct professional experience (for Reviewer I, II, III, IV respectively) in area of specialty – experience. Having expertise in more than one of the areas listed below strongly preferred.
  • Experience with a variety of high-performance building projects, including LEED projects. Specialization in a high-performance building attribute such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency, indoor environmental quality, etc.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret building floor plans, sections, site plans, zoning maps, interior furniture and finish plans, construction specifications and operational policies.
  • Detailed technical understanding of and experience with one or more of the following design and building topics: common construction methods, materials specification, fenestration, HVAC systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems, landscape design and management, master planning, land use, zoning, urban development.
  • Detailed technical understanding of and experience with common environmental building codes and standards relevant to specialty, (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 62, ASHRAE 55, UPC/IPC 2006, Title 24, IECC, GreenGuard Certification, Green Seal, ANSI/SMACNA 008-2008, NPDES, NEPA, NFIP, ASTM E1903-07 Phase II ESA, NatureServe, HUD )

Other required skills and qualifications

  • Passion and commitment to USGBC mission
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize
  • Experience serving in technical consultative role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing
  • Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues in manner that is easily understood
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work
  • Ability to work well both independently and on teams
  • Willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite and LEED Online
  • Bi-lingual fluency in Portuguese, Mandarin, Spanish, French or Arabic preferred

Related organizational goals and objectives

  • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green building performance and practice globally
  • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green building practices through LEED standards, tools and performance criteria.
  • Offer a comprehensive portfolio of programs including technical tools and services supporting LEED products to meet the diverse needs of the building industry.
  • Provide technical expertise to other departments in the organization
  • Streamline LEED certification processes and procedures among consultants and committees.



LEED® Specialist

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) continues to assemble a dynamic, integrated team of architects, engineers, building scientists, and sustainable development professionals to provide technical expertise on LEED® and the GBCI certification process to current and potential project teams and stakeholders. Our LEED® Support team offers over 150 years of combined LEED® project experience to help project teams navigate the technical complexities of LEED®. In joining this team, the LEED® Specialist will serve as a LEED® technical subject matter expert, and draw on direct experience with the LEED® Rating Systems. Reporting directly to the Director of LEED Support, the position is focused on improving the customer’s LEED® experience through direct customer engagement.

This position may be performed in Washington, DC or remotely.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Use excellent communication skills to provide professional, clear, and enabling guidance for project teams regarding the LEED Certification process
  • Use CRM system (Salesforce) to manage and respond to customer inquiries
  • Participate as an integral member of the LEED Support Team, sharing expertise and assisting with the continuous improvement process
  • Facilitate and provide direct access between project teams and technical staff to help resolve project related issues
  • Collaborate with managers, consultants, and project teams to evaluate project documentation, and review technical documents
  • Liaise with USGBC and GBCI staff and volunteers
  • Handle unique project customer issues
  • Other duties as requested

Secondary responsibilities

  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining LEED® programs, policies and plans, as well as specific LEED® credit language and reference materials
  • Maintain currency of expertise by staying abreast of new and developing industry issues and trends
  • Attend conferences and events as requested to engage customers directly

Education and training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field of study related to one or more of the following specialties:
    Architecture (architecture, landscape architecture, construction management)
    Engineering (mechanical, civil, structural)
    Building Operations (facility management, property management)
  • Status as LEED® Accredited Professional
  • Currently licensed professional in specialty area preferred. Other professional certifications as relevant to area of expertise

Experience requirements

  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience, preferably in the green building industry
  • Experience as an active LEED® project team member for 3 or more LEED® certified projects, including experience creating and assembling documentation
  • Experience in interpreting and reviewing LEED® project documentation
  • Experience interacting directly with professionals in the design, construction, and/or real estate industries through both written and verbal communication

Other required skills and qualifications

  • Commitment to USGBC’s mission
  • Excellent communication skills (writing, speaking, and presenting)
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, organized, and able to prioritize
  • Demonstrated ability to responsibly manage multiple deadlines simultaneously and to thrive under pressure
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills



Marketing & Communications Project Manager

This individual oversees special marketing projects that support USGBC’s organizational goals from conception to completion, assembling teams and preparing strategy plans and timelines. Working closely with the SVP of marketing, communications & advocacy, the individual is also responsible for developing and contributing to strategic plans for USGBC’s marketing initiatives and organizational offerings, and is available as a strategic resource for USGBC leadership. Focus areas for this position include reporting and applying meaningful data and analytics, and team output excellence.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Act as a project manager (assembling project teams, crafting project strategies and timelines) for various special projects spanning the marketing team’s three focus areas: product, media & public relations and marketing & communications
  • Drive, formulate and contribute to marketing and communications strategic plans
  • Work closely with SVP of marketing on day-to-day management of marketing programs and functions
  • Identify and report on key marketing metrics that support USGBC’s organizational and revenue goals
  • Optimize and streamline marketing team efforts to ensure efficiency and timeliness
  • Write and edit team communications materials including press releases, articles and reports
  • Manage and provide support during crisis events and challenges
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships that advance USGBC’s organizational and marketing-centric goals

Related organization goals & objectives

  • Effectively communicate USGBC’s marketing messages to all audiences
  • Promote USGBC programs and products to support fiscal growth for the Council through various forms of marketing/communications media
  • Competently manage the marketing budget for projects

Qualifications/skills

  • Minimum 2-4 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Business (Marketing) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Technical skills, including:
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Excellent written and oral communications sills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize and multi-task
    • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
    • Good organization
    • Commitment to USGBC's mission



Media & Communications Specialist

USGBC is currently seeking an energetic, self-starter to join its fast-paced Communications Team as a Media Specialist. Working closely with the PR & Communications Director and team, this person will assist with media outreach and follow-up; maintain media relationships; draft and distribute media communications to key USGBC audiences and industry stakeholders, write articles for USGBC publications and online platforms and monitor media coverage.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Maintain media relationships, respond to media inquiries, assist with media outreach and follow-up for USGBC and its various programs
  • Research and gather data and fact check stories
  • Manage media monitoring and build media lists
  • Facilitate various media events
  • Draft and edit talking points, articles, blogs and other written materials
  • Manage relationships with internal and external spokespeople, member and chapter organizations
  • Manage USGBC Speakers Bureau

Qualifications/skills

  • 3-5 years communications/PR/media experience
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing preferred
  • Team player with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve diverse issues
  • Commitment to USGBC mission
  • Experience with Burrelles Luce, Vocus, Kapost, HTML and other online media tools a plus
  • Knowledge of AP Style a plus



Program Development Lead

USGBC is currently seeking a Program Development Lead to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI’s integrated team of green building and sustainability specialists administers credentials and certifications for LEED, WELL, PEER, SITES, and GRESB. The Program Development Lead will primarily support the continued development and implementation of the WELL Building Standard certification program. This highly motivated individual will use their extensive industry experience, technical expertise and project management skills to work within a dynamic, high performing cross functional team to deliver certification services for the WELL Building Standard.

This position is based in Washington D.C.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Perform in-depth technical analyses and assessments on building design and operations for health and wellness features
  • Develop, implement and optimize certification processes
  • Serve as technical subject matter expert for the WELL Building Standard and provide feedback on technical development
  • Provide technical support and education for project teams pursuing WELL certification
  • Administer WELL Certification reviews and assessments
  • Serve as the point of contact for WELL Assessors located globally, assisting individuals located in the field
  • Assist in developing WELL educational materials for marketing publications
  • Schedule, coordinate, run, and present materials in meetings and workshops with teams of WELL Assessors, business development, and technical development teams.
  • Thrive in a fast faced environment in a dynamic and multiplex team.
  • Additional responsibilities may include:
    • Review project documentation to determine compliance with WELL requirements
    • Perform on-site technical evaluations in buildings pursuing WELL certification
    • Provide quality control of assessment work done by WELL Assessors
    • Prepare training materials and Assessor resources
    • Attend conferences and events to engage customers directly

Education and training

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred), in Architecture, Engineering, Building Operations, Environmental Science, or Environmental Design with health concentrations
  • LEED AP with specialty preferred

Experience

  • Minimum 5+ years relevant professional experience, preferably in green building industry including a familiarity with construction/site-visits
  • Experience with creating and implementing sustainable and healthy building design and policy
  • Experience developing and managing projects, and leading teams with multiple disciplines
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret building floor plans, site plans, sections, interior furniture and finish plans, construction specifications, and operational policies

Other required skills and qualifications
  • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to self-initiate
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite and LEED Online
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work



Special Assistant, Marketing & Communications

This Special Assistant, Marketing & Communications will provide comprehensive administrative support to the SVP of marketing, communications & advocacy including handling calls, scheduling, supporting meetings, planning travel and preparing documents. This position will also be responsible for assisting with marketing & communications work including writing and editing documents and marketing and communications material, executing on various communications initiatives, researching and verifying data and information and helping to facilitate internal communication both within the marketing team and throughout the organization.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Writing and editing documents and marketing and communications material
  • Researching and verifying data and information
  • Fielding calls and email traffic
  • Scheduling conference calls; managing schedules and appointments
  • Preparing travel arrangements
  • Document preparation, including PowerPoint presentations
  • Other duties as assigned

Other required skills and qualifications

  • Strong computer skills including demonstrated fluency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management, internet, e-mail, mail merge
  • General knowledge of office equipment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player, problem solver
  • Ability to work well with a diverse professional staff, take on special projects and work independently and to exercise independent judgment when appropriate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including mastery of grammar and spelling
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain timelines, meet deadlines, prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Commitment to USGBC mission



Web Content Associate

USGBC is currently seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join its fast-paced digital marketing team as a Web Content Associate.

The Web Content Associate is responsible for managing content for USGBC’s family of websites. Working closely with the Digital Marketing Manager and team, this individual will be responsible for maintaining the organization’s online presence through web content management, writing and editing for the web, and site management. Tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.

Specific responsibilities

  • Create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence (requires working with content management software and a marketing automation tool)
  • Maintain a consistent look, feel and voice throughout all web properties; currently includes usgbc.org, gbci.org, leed.usgbc.org, peer.usgbc.org, centerforgreenschools.org, greenapple.org, studio.usgbc.org, greenhomeguide.com, sustainablesites.org, and wellcertified.com
  • Copy edit and proofread all web content
  • Manage web content requests across departments
  • Ensure that search engine optimization best practices are followed
  • Track and report on all site metrics
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies and explore new developments in the digital landscape to find ways to more effectively deliver communication and business objectives
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, clients and vendors

Qualifications/skills

  • Exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Experience managing content and production for high traffic websites
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML and experience with content management systems (Drupal) and marketing automation tools (Marketo)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop skills
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • Commitment to USGBC mission



How to apply

If you find a position that is a great fit with your expertise and experience, please
  • Email or fax your resume and a letter of interest to our human resources department.
  • Note the title of the position you are applying for and your salary requirements.
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