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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

Business Process Specialist
Education Production Specialist
Energy Team LEED Certification Reviewer
Executive Administrative Assistant
LEED Certification Associate
LEED Certification Reviewer, Existing Buildings Energy/HVAC
LEED Certification Reviewer
LEED Specialist
Marketing Associate
Media & Communications Specialist
Product Marketing Specialist
Project Manager, Education Partners
Web & Graphic Designer


Business Process Specialist

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 Business Process Specialist will provide efficient and comprehensive operational support to the certification team at GBCI. This includes process documentation & design, data entry and processing, customer service and support, and administration of shared technology resources such as LEED Online. The associate will work closely with LEED reviewers to maximize efficiency of department operations while facilitating the best possible customer experience for LEED project teams throughout all aspects of their engagement with GBCI.

Specific responsibilities include

Primary responsibilities

  • Monitor and improve business processes using a DMAIC oriented approach
  • Maintain and improve tools used to optimize GBCI resource allocation, including advanced Excel functions and macro encoding in Visual Basic.
  • Administer GBCI’s customized LEED project tracking software, including data entry, database updates, report generation, and workflow tracking
  • Analyze operational data and prepare reports for GBCI management team
  • Create and maintain comprehensive process maps for multiple components of the LEED certification program
  • 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

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • 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 resources for reviewers, in conjunction with subject matter experts
  • Liaise with the GBCI Technical Customer Service Team, providing technical and process-related support as necessary
  • Deliver top-quality phone and email customer support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Training or certificate/credential related to Lean, Six Sigma, or other process management models.
  • LEED Green Associate (at time of hire or within one year of hire)

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience working in a position with operations or project management responsibilities.
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  • Strong Excel skills required, experience with TIBCO Spotfire, Tableau, Access, or SQL scripts a plus
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  • Academic or professional exposure to LEED strongly preferred

Other required skills and qualifications

  • Passion and commitment to USGBC mission
  • 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
  • Willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work
  • Ability to work well both independently and on teams

Education Production Specialist

The Education Production Specialist supports organizational efforts to convert raw content into final education products, including online courses, infographics, videos, presentations and publications. As a member of the Education team, this position contributes to USGBC’s efforts to ensure broad audiences have access to best-in-class LEED, green building and sustainability education. This person supports USGBC staff and Education Partners in delivering best-in-class resources and online education through the Education @USGBC platform and other delivery channels.

Specifically, the specialist will work to expand online education offerings featured on Education @USGBC and enhance in-person education offerings. This position will work closely with staff from across the organization to capture multimedia content include video, photographs, and audio files. The specialist will use video, graphics, audio, and e-learning software programs to create high quality, final products. The Education Production Specialist must be comfortable working with complex topics, serving to translate those topics into coherent visuals and multimedia products that advance learning.

Specific responsibilities include

Education production

  • Lead education production efforts to capture raw content and translate it into new products and resources
  • Serve as multimedia and graphics production expert
  • Update and upgrade existing courses and curriculum
  • Generate original graphics, infographics, courses, presentation templates and other resources
  • Use professional graphic and video editing software (such as Final Cut Pro) to generate original multi-media resources

Advance Education @USGBC

  • Design templates for Education Partner courses, presentations and publications
  • Support semi-annual Education Partner summits, trainings and other education events as needed
  • Produce guidance resources and deliver presentations to USGBC Education Partners highlighting best practices for visual representation and interpretation of technical content
  • Research and draft proposals for adoption of new platforms, technology, and systems that can streamline and strengthen the Education @USGBC product suite
  • Generate infographics and other collateral to enhance and promote Education @USGBC

Education & training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelors degree required, master’s degree preferred in design field
  • LEED Green Associate or LEED AP preferred, or willingness to attain the LEED GA credential within first 12 months of employment

Experience requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in design, production, or education fields
  • Experience with multimedia product development

Other requirements, skills & qualifications

  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite, HTML, and Adobe Creative Suite, experience with course creation software (i.e. Captivate or Articulate); and experience with audio/video production software (GarageBand and iMovie required, professional grade video editing software preferred)
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high-quality work
  • Strong knowledge of sustainability, green building, and LEED rating systems concepts, preferred
  • Commitment to USGBC’s 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 [email protected] 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

Executive Administrative Assistant

This Executive Administrative Assistant will provide efficient and comprehensive administrative support to executive staff members, including handling calls and email traffic, scheduling and supporting meetings and educational programs, planning travel, preparing documents, filing and copying.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Fielding calls and email traffic
  • Processing expense reports and time sheets
  • Scheduling conference calls
  • Managing schedules and appointments
  • Preparing travel arrangements
  • Document preparation, including PowerPoint presentations
  • Filing/copying
  • Providing departmental overflow administrative support
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & training requirements/preferences

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelors degree preferred

Experience requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelors degree preferred

Other requires skills & 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

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

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

Experience

  • 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 Associate

USGBC is seeking an ambitious, organized and detail-oriented entry-level professional to serve as a Marketing Associate to the Marketing & Communications department. In support of the fast-paced and dynamic department, and reporting directly to the Director of Communications & Marketing, the Marketing Associate will support a wide variety of marketing functions vital to the everyday operations of the team. Main duties will support marketing collateral production and fulfillment, advertising trafficking, and budget tracking.

**Please note: this is NOT a graphic design position.

Specific responsibilities include

  • USGBC Trademarks and branding fulfillment
    • Respond to incoming USGBC logo and branding requests for trademark & logo usage
    • Manage logo packaging and distribution in reply to usage requests
    • Work with Director of Communications & Marketing and legal team to determine special case trademark use and approve basic trademark use in third-party design use
  • Collateral fulfillment coordination
    • Work directly with third party fulfillment vendor and coordinate internal collateral needs
    • Coordinate distribution to internal & external events, USGBC departments and USGBC Chapters
    • Manage inventory collateral portal, maintain inventory levels and implement new inventory to current system
    • Support fulfillment and on-demand printing for direct mail campaigns
  • Departmental Budget Tracking
    • Serve as department coordinator for all spending – including processing, tracking and reporting for project-specific and departmental spend
    • Work directly with legal team to develop vendor contracts and task orders
    • Purchase Order entry, submittal and approval coordination
  • Advertising campaign placement
    • Negotiate advertising placements, coordinate the advertising production, placement and delivery for print and online advertising (i.e. manage placement plan to traffic elements on time)
    • Track the progress of advertising campaigns from conception to delivery by monitoring deadlines, billing, and advertisement scheduling and placement.
    • Based on the initial goals/targets set in the campaign brief, track and report on the results / key metrics of the campaign
  • Presentation and Slideshow Management
    • Update base presentations and slideshow templates with current data and graphics
    • Assure currency of all public USGBC presentation materials

Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree (Marketing, Communications, Business or related degree preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Microsoft Office proficiency: Word, Excel, PPT;
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite;
  • HTML and website content management experience a plus
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to work with various members of different teams to ensure quality and timing delivery;
  • Comfortable taking initiative to be productive and efficient, should be confident in their skill-set, enjoy being hands-on, owning their role and ensuring their work is done with excellence and attention to detail;
  • 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

Product Marketing Specialist

The Product Marketing team works closely with USGBC and LEED products to guide the development of new products, target the right audiences, clearly articulate marketing messages, and create exceptional customer experiences. We are currently seeking a Product Marketing Specialist who will be responsible for organizing and executing marketing strategies to reach various audience and customer segments while working closely with specialists from within the marketing department and product team members across the organization.

The Product Marketing Specialist will also lead marketing research initiatives and must be able to coordinate in-house and external research projects and compile, analyze and report research for integration into marketing efforts.

The ideal candidate will have solid strategic thinking and planning skills, strong writing ability, familiarity with market research techniques and application, insightful judgment, innovative problem-solving ability and be able to coordinate with diverse internal business partners.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Help develop strategy on product and program-specific marketing activities
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate a range of marketing and communications activities
  • Conduct marketing product research and create research reports
  • Develop marketing content including but not limited to: messaging, presentations, articles, blog posts, e-books, brochures, presentations, graphics, web pages, emails, publications and direct mail pieces
  • Carry out day-to-day marketing and communications-related activities to support specific program initiatives
  • Serve as an internal client contact

Education requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; masters degree preferred

Experience requirements

  • 4+ years of related experience

Other required skills and qualifications include

  • Commitment to USGBC's mission
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly writing for marketing
  • Understanding of integrated marketing channels
  • Experience with market research practices and reporting
  • Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize and multitask in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Willingness and ability to take on unexpected challenges and tasks
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
  • Technical skills, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and understanding of html and web design and marketing automation a plus
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite a plus, especially InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

Project Manager, Education Partners

The Education Partner Project Manager is responsible for managing and tracking the implementation of USGBC Education Partnerships, as well as related expert network activities. The Education Partner Project Manager will serve as the first point of contact for USGBC Education Partners, Faculty, and Pro Reviewers. The network of USGBC Education Partners includes Fortune 50 companies, leading environmental and education non-profits, many of the largest and most influential global publishers, higher education institutions, and USGBC Chapters. This person will nurture and enhance these essential relationships through catalytic communication and data-driven reporting. He/she will work across the education team to align Education @USGBC with the organization’s Operating and Strategic plans. This person will also collaborate directly with the Instructional Design Specialist to support our partners in creating best-in-class LEED, green building, and sustainability education. This position requires a candidate with superior verbal and written communication skills. Qualified candidates will be highly relational with a keen eye for organization, synthesis, and analysis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Recruit and onboard new, qualified Education Partners into the network
  • Implement the partner application and renewal processes
  • Coordinate all partner communication and retention efforts, including the partner newsletter, new resources and reports, partner calls and office hours, social media outreach and information sharing platforms
  • Provide end-to-end management of internal and external expert networks, including USGBC Faculty and Pro Reviewers
  • Ensure seamless transactions with Education Partners through close coordination with Operations and Legal teams
  • Provide detailed project management to specific partner efforts and special projects, including but not limited to requests for proposals and the development of commissioned education products
  • Orchestrate all in-person partner events, including semi-annual partner summits

Education & training requirements/preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Experience requirements:

  • 2 or more years of experience working in an office environment
  • 2 or more years of experience in relationship building and management

Other required skills and qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Salesforce as relationship management software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated skill in coordinating and working effectively with others on a team
  • Exceptional customer service, written and oral communication skills, and organizational skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and adhere to deadlines as required; project management experience preferred
  • Familiarity with the LEED rating systems and green building field as evidenced by a LEED Green Associate credential and/or commitment to attaining credential within first 12 months
  • Commitment to USGBC’s mission

Web & Graphic Designer

USGBC is seeking an ambitious, detail-oriented Web and Graphic Designer to join our growing design team. The Web and Graphic Designer will help create exceptional creative and interactive experiences that elevate USGBC’s brand, supporting design projects both on and offline.

A successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to seamlessly juggle multiple projects simultaneously. The Web and Graphic Designer will report to the Director of Marketing & Communications and work closely with the Marketing Project Manager and the larger team to develop and implement a wide range of design projects. The role requires a solid understanding of design fundamentals and an ability to translate design direction into visually compelling creative.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Conceptualizing, designing and delivering both brand and digital/print creative, including interactive advertising, websites and microsites, graphical assets, and multimedia projects like short-form videos and presentations;
  • Developing engaging, memorable, and easy-to-navigate online experiences;
  • Working closely with the Marketing team and partnering with back-end developers to improve the design, usability, content and conversion points of USGBC’s family of websites and online presence;
  • Understanding emerging tools, technology and business practices for the digital medium, and learning the application of these tools and practices.

Qualifications/skills

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in graphic and website design with front-end web design capabilities;
  • Solid HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery skills, mastery of Adobe CS, and familiarity with Keynote;
  • Solid understanding of multimedia design and experience building files for both print and digital;
  • Effective and creative brainstorming, ideation, rapid-prototyping and other problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work with various members of different teams to ensure quality and timing delivery;
  • Comfortable taking initiative to be productive and efficient, should be confident in their skill-set, enjoy being hands-on, owning their role and ensuring their work is done with excellence and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to USGBC's 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.
  • Submit files as PDFs or Word documents.
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