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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 openings in the U.S.

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Current openings in India


Associate, Community

The Associate supports the implementation of event and volunteer activities for USGBC locally. The Associate is responsible for the logistical success of educational, networking and community service events and activities, orientation and placement of volunteers in meaningful roles, and contributing related content for websites and social media. This position is the primary point of contact for the local USGBC Student groups and Emerging Professionals and coordinates community-based activities such as ADVANCE and Green Apple Day of Service for the region. The Associate tracks the ongoing performance of events, number of volunteers and community partnerships, and contributes to the annual reporting of progress and success for the organization.

This position is located in the San Francisco area.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Support the cultivation and engagement of members.
  • Develops local market networking and volunteer opportunity programming.
  • Provide orientation, and logistical support for volunteers engaged in community-based projects and activities.
  • Track and manage volunteer engagement metrics.
  • Implement system for ongoing volunteer recognition and annual appreciation.
  • Support the fulfillment of targeted activities with organizational partners and volunteers as part of community-based campaigns.
  • Support local initiatives and events administration, including logistics, budget tracking, and evaluation for individual programs and events to support overall program evaluation.
  • Assist with generation of content for the website, newsletter and social media tools related to individual community engagement activities.
  • Identify and submit local stories of interest for USGBC’s national website blog, specifically focusing on community engagement (i.e. ADVANCE, GADOS)
  • Assist with outreach and engagement for new, under-represented and underserved markets and audiences.
  • Assist with the reporting of annual organizational performance metrics.
  • Support other local market committees and events, as needed.
  • Works to understand and communicate member needs.
  • Primary point of contact for branches and works with them on local priorities.

Education and training requirements/preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • LEED Green Associate or AP preferred

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 1 year professional experience, preferably with a membership based organization or in a customer oriented role.

Other required skills and qualifications

  • Commitment to USGBC mission.
  • General knowledge of sustainability and green building.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Creative problem solving and go-getter attitude, who seeks process improvement.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekends.
  • Flexibility and ability to learn and adapt quickly.
  • Ability to take on responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Patience and excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to connect with individuals with grace and diplomacy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse interests across all levels of the organization.
  • Sensitivity to a diversity of people and perspectives within the community.


Certification Reviewer, Energy

USGBC is currently seeking multiple Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals 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 and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

This position may be performed in Washington, D.C., or remotely.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED for Existing Buildings, WELL, etc.)
  • Perform onsite performance testing and compliance verification for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)
  • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings (e.g. WELL and LEED) with project team
  • Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors (e.g. WELL) and sub contracted review teams
  • Provide technical customer service support as needed
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

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:
    • Building Operations (facility management, property management)
    • Environmental Science (ecology, biology, environmental management)
    • Architecture (architecture, landscape architecture, interior design)
    • Planning (urban/transportation/environmental planning, urban design)
  • Currently licensed professional in specialty area preferred. Other professional certifications as relevant to area of expertise.
  • LEED AP required upon hire; with O+M specialty preferred

Specific responsibilities include

  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
  • Liaise with USGBC and other standard developers and their associated technical committees
  • Liaise with 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
  • Assist with mentoring other team members
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 5 years direct professional experience in area of specialty
  • Minimum of 2 years of 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. UPC/IPC)
  • Building operations/facility management experience preferred

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
  • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Bi-lingual fluency in Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, French or Arabic preferred

Related organizational goals and objectives

  • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally
  • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria.


Certification Reviewer, Existing Buildings

USGBC is currently seeking multiple Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE) PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals 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 and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

This position may be performed in Washington, D.C., or remotely.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED for Existing Buildings, WELL, etc.)
  • Perform onsite performance testing and compliance verification for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)
  • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings (e.g. WELL and LEED) with project team
  • Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors (e.g. WELL) and sub contracted review teams
  • Provide technical customer service support as needed
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

Secondary responsibilities

  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
  • Liaise with USGBC, IWBI, IFC and other standard developers and their associated technical committees
  • Liaise with 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
  • Assist with mentoring other team members
  • 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:
    • Building Operations (facility management, property management)
    • Environmental Science (ecology, biology, environmental management)
    • Architecture (architecture, landscape architecture, interior design)
    • Planning (urban/transportation/environmental planning, urban design)
  • Currently licensed professional in specialty area preferred. Other professional certifications as relevant to area of expertise.
  • LEED AP required upon hire; with O+M specialty preferred

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 5 years direct professional experience in area of specialty
  • Minimum of 2 years of 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. UPC/IPC)
  • Building operations/facility management experience preferred

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
  • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Bi-lingual fluency in Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, French or Arabic preferred

Related organizational goals and objectives

  • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally
  • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria.


Certification Reviewer, Existing Buildings (India)

USGBC is currently seeking Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals 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 and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

This position can be performed in Delhi, or remotely within India

Specific responsibilities include

  • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED for Existing Buildings, WELL, etc.)
  • Perform onsite performance testing and compliance verification for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)
  • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings (e.g. WELL and LEED) with project team
  • Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors (e.g. WELL) and sub contracted review teams
  • Provide technical customer service support as needed
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

Secondary responsibilities include

  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
  • Liaise with USGBC, IWBI, IFC and other standard developers and their associated technical committees
  • Liaise with 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
  • Assist with mentoring other team members
  • 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:
    • Building Operations (facility management, property management)
    • Environmental Science (ecology, biology, environmental management)
    • Architecture (architecture, landscape architecture, interior design)
    • Planning (urban/transportation/environmental planning, urban design)
  • Currently licensed professional in specialty area preferred. Other professional certifications as relevant to area of expertise
  • LEED AP required upon hire, with O+M specialty preferred

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 5 years direct professional experience in area of specialty
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with LEED rating systems, in particular LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
  • Building operations/facility management experience preferred
  • 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. UPC/IPC)

Other requirements

  • Passion for and commitment to USGBC and GBCI missions
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Related organizational goals and objectives

  • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally
  • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria


Certification Reviewer, Existing Buildings Energy/HVAC (India)

USGBC is currently seeking Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals 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 and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

This position may be performed in Delhi, or remotely in India.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED for Existing Buildings, WELL, etc.)
  • Perform onsite performance testing and compliance verification for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)
  • Provide enhanced review within designated specialty; expert review of credits related to energy auditing, commissioning and ventilation in existing buildings
  • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings (e.g. WELL) with project team
  • Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors (e.g. WELL) and sub contracted review teams
  • Provide technical customer service support as needed
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

Secondary responsibilities include

  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining GBCI programs, policies and plans, as well as specific credit language and reference materials
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
  • Liaise with USGBC, IWBI, IFC and other standard developers and their associated technical committees
  • Liaise with 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
  • Assist with mentoring other team members
  • 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:
    • Engineering (mechanical, civil, structural)
    • 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 upon hire; with O+M specialty preferred

Experience requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years direct professional experience in area of specialty
  • Minimum of 2 years of 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, , ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, UPC/IPC, ASHRAE 90.1)
  • Building operations/facility management experience preferred

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
  • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Related organizational goals and objectives

  • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally
  • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria


Certification Reviewer, Generalist

USGBC is currently seeking Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals 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 and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

This position may be performed in Washington, D.C., or remotely.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building design, construction, and operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED, EDGE, WELL, SITES, etc.)
  • Perform onsite performance testing for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)
  • Perform onsite compliance verification/assessment for assessor/auditor-based certification programs (e.g. WELL, EDGE)
  • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings with project teams
  • Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors/Auditors (e.g. WELL, EDGE) and sub contracted review teams
  • Provide technical customer service support as needed
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

Secondary responsibilities include

  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining GBCI programs, policies and plans, as well as specific credit language and reference materials.
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback.
  • Liaise with USGBC, IWBI, IFC and other Standard developers and their associated technical committees
  • Liaise with 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.
  • Assist with mentoring other team members
  • 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)
    • Construction Management (or associated discipline)
    • 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)

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 5 years direct professional experience in area of specialty. Having expertise in more than one of the areas listed below strongly preferred.
  • Experience with a variety of high-performance projects, including LEED projects. Specialization in a high-performance building attribute such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency, indoor environmental quality, sustainable sites, 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.
  • Onsite construction or construction management experience preferred.

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
  • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Related organizational goals and objectives

  • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally
  • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria.


Certification Reviewer, Generalist (India)

USGBC is currently seeking Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals 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 and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

This position can be performed in Delhi, or remotely within India

Specific responsibilities include

  • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building design, construction, and operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED, EDGE, WELL, SITES, etc.)
  • Perform onsite performance testing for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)
  • Perform onsite compliance verification/assessment for assessor/auditor-based certification programs (e.g. WELL, EDGE)
  • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings with project teams
  • Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors/Auditors (e.g. WELL, EDGE) and sub contracted review teams
  • Provide technical customer service support as needed
  • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

Secondary responsibilities

  • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining GBCI programs, policies and plans, as well as specific credit language and reference materials
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
  • Liaise with USGBC, IWBI, IFC and other Standard developers and their associated technical committees
  • Liaise with 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
  • Assist with mentoring other team members
  • 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)
      • Construction Management (or associated discipline)
      • 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)

    Experience requirements

    • Minimum 5 years direct professional experience in area of specialty. Having expertise in more than one of the areas listed below strongly preferred.
    • Experience with a variety of high-performance projects, including LEED projects. Specialization in a high-performance building attribute such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency, indoor environmental quality, sustainable sites, 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.
    • Onsite construction or construction management experience preferred.

    Other required skills and qualifications

    • Passion and commitment to USGBC and GBCI missions
    • 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
    • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite
    • Fluent written and spoken English

    Related organizational goals and objectives

    • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally
    • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria.


    Certification Reviewer, HVAC/Energy

    USGBC is currently seeking Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals 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 and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

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

    Specific responsibilities include

    • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building design, construction, and operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED, EDGE, WELL, etc.)
    • Perform onsite performance testing for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)
    • Perform onsite compliance verification/assessment for assessor/auditor-based certification programs (e.g. WELL, EDGE)
    • Provide expert review of LEED: EA Prerequisite 2/Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance, LEED IEQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance, and related credits
    • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings (e.g. WELL) with project teams
    • Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors/Auditors (e.g. WELL, EDGE) and sub contracted review teams
    • Provide technical customer service support as needed
    • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

    Secondary responsibilities

    • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining GBCI programs, policies and plans, as well as specific credit language and reference materials
    • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
    • Liaise with USGBC, IWBI, IFC and other standard developers and their associated technical committees
    • Liaise with 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
    • Assist with mentoring other team members
    • 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)

    Experience requirements

    • Minimum 5+ years direct professional experience 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, IES 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)
    • In the field HVAC system design and construction experience preferred

    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
    • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite
    • Bi-lingual fluency in Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, French or Arabic preferred

    Related organizational goals and objectives

    • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally
    • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria.


    Certification Reviewer, HVAC/Energy (India)


    USGBC is currently seeking Certification Reviewers to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) Certification team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB. These highly motivated individuals 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 and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

    This position can be performed in Delhi, or remotely within India

    Specific responsibilities include

    • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building design, construction, and operations for compliance with sustainability standards (e.g. LEED, EDGE, WELL, etc.)
    • Perform onsite performance testing for assessor-based certification programs (e.g., WELL)
    • Perform onsite compliance verification/assessment for assessor/auditor-based certification programs (e.g. WELL, EDGE)
    • Provide expert review of LEED: EA Prerequisite 2/Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance, LEED IEQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance, and related credits
    • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings (e.g. WELL) with project teams
    • Perform quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) review of work done by other GBCI Certification Reviewers, GBCI Assessors/Auditors (e.g. WELL, EDGE) and sub contracted review teams
    • Provide technical customer service support as needed
    • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Certification Reviewers through collaborative teamwork

    Secondary responsibilities

    • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining GBCI programs, policies and plans, as well as specific credit language and reference materials
    • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
    • Liaise with USGBC, IWBI, IFC and other standard developers and their associated technical committees
    • Liaise with 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
    • Assist with mentoring other team members
    • 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)

    Experience requirements

    • Minimum 5+ years direct professional experience 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, IES 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)
    • In the field HVAC system design and construction experience preferred

    Additional qualifications

    • Passion and commitment to USGBC and GBCI missions
    • 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
    • Ability and willingness to self-initiate
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite
    • Fluent written and spoken English

    Related organizational goals and objectives

    • Support GBCI’s mission to become the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and practice globally
    • Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria.


    Credentialing Development Specialist

    USGBC is currently seeking a Credentialing Development Specialist to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI’s) Credentialing team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB.

    The Credentialing Development Specialist will provide program and operational support for all GBCI credentialing programs. In this role, the specialist will support the development, delivery, maintenance and promotion of all GBCI professional accreditation programs and services, as well as department operations.

    The Credentialing Development Specialist will also be assigned responsibility for specific programs, special projects or time-sensitive operational tasks on a case-by-case basis. The Credentialing Development Specialist is expected to be process and detail oriented, provide timely and proactive communication, and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in their interactions with internal colleagues, as well as external partners, volunteers and customers.

    Specific responsibilities include

    • Be responsible for volunteer recruitment and logistics planning for test development activities
    • Support credentialing maintenance program, including education course review, credential maintenance audits, record keeping and process improvements
    • Participate in exam maintenance tasks for existing products
    • Support development process for new credentials
    • Support development of additional products and services, including translation of publications
    • Provide operations, administrative and business process implementation support for Credentialing Department
    • Other duties and projects 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 3 months of hire)
    • LEED AP with Specialty preferred

    Experience requirements

    • Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience working in an office environment

    Other required skills & 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
    • Ability to work in another language such as Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Arabic or French preferred.


    Credentialing Programs Specialist

    USGBC is currently seeking a Credentialing Programs Specialist to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI’s) Credentialing team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB.

    The Credentialing Programs Specialist supports overall program and business processes requirements to ensure accurate, high quality operations of GBCI credentialing programs. In this role, the specialist will support the management and operations of professional accreditation programs and services, as well as department operations. The Credentialing Programs Specialist is expected to be process and detail oriented, provide timely and proactive communication, and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in their interactions with internal colleagues, as well as external partners, volunteers and customers.

    Specific responsibilities include

    • Manage GBCI Continuing Education (CE) Course Review and Approval process
    • Support LEED for Homes Green Rater and LEED Project Reviewer Certificate Programs including eligibility screening, training education coordination and maintenance and participant reporting and tracking
    • Support Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program including participant status monitoring and support
    • Conduct Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP) audits for LEED GA, LEED AP and WELL AP
    • Conduct EDGE Auditor eligibility reviews
    • Coordinate volunteer recruitment and logistics planning for test development / maintenance activities
    • Participate in exam maintenance tasks for existing products
    • Assist with development process for new credentials
    • Support translations of GBCI exams and publications
    • Assist with ANSI quality assurance process
    • Support committee and governance activities
    • Provide operations, administrative and business process implementation support for Credentialing Department
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.

    Education & training preferences

    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Business Management or Environmental Science
    • LEED Green Associate required (or within 3 months of hire)
    • LEED AP with Specialty preferred
    • Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience working in an office environment

    Other required skills & qualifications

    • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
    • Proficiency and experience with MS Office required (advanced Excel skills preferred)
    • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
    • 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
    • Ability to work in another language such as Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Arabic or French preferred.
    • Successful candidates will be required to sign non-disclosure agreement prior to working on exam development issues.


    Director, Community – Central Plains


    The Director, Community – Central Plains holds strategic and operational responsibility for USGBC local engagement as well as developing and being ultimately responsible for major initiatives. He/She serves as chief fundraiser, by designing and implementing an annual fundraising strategy.

    This position is highly focused on identifying and nurturing opportunities for expansion, while simultaneously supporting and growing relationships with existing partners, members, event sponsors, volunteers, and allied organizations. The Director also acts as the public face and primary spokesperson for USGBC in the local area.

    This position is focused in USGBC’s Central Plains Community which comprises western Missouri, including the Kansas City metropolitan area, and all of the state of Kansas. Travel within this area is required.

    This position is a part-time position at 20 hours per week.

    Specific responsibilities include

    • Collaborate with the Market Advisory Board, to facilitate the development, refinement, and implementation of a work plan that will further the organization’s mission and foster growth. Develop an annual implementation plan and budget, consistent with USGBC’s strategic plan.
    • Keep current on market trends in order to identify and develop robust programs and business models that establish USGBC as a leading voice and innovator in our market, while attracting new members and supporters to the organization’s work.
    • Work to execute USGBC priorities at the local level and be a champion for the local market’s goals and priorities in this context.
    • Oversee design and delivery of programs and major initiatives; ensuring consistent quality of programming.
    • Identify and develop program models that can be scaled regionally or nationally and lead expansion into new markets
    • Measure and communicate the success, financial viability, and market impact of program efforts.
    • Design and implement an effective annual fundraising strategy in order to generate traditional and innovative sources of revenue and further diversify the overall funding base of the organization.
    • Build upon the strong individual and corporate partnerships that already exist, and be the primary focal point with donors, sponsors, and other stakeholders.
    • Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and business and community leaders for each expansion area.
    • Represent the organization regionally and nationally at conferences, events, fundraisers, and in a variety of other settings.
    • Regularly review and evaluate the organizational structure to ensure that volunteers have the direction and resources needed to accomplish USGBC’s mission and objectives.
    • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality.
    • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of special projects.
    • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
    • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of USGBC.
    • Build and maintain strong working relationships with staff, board members, volunteers, allied organizations and partners, and with a broad array of local stakeholders.
    • Foster a positive organizational culture by actively engaging, energizing and recognizing staff, board members and volunteers.

    Education, training and experience requirements/preferences

    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s is preferred.
    • LEED Green Associate designation, LEED AP w/ specialty preferred.
    • 10+ years of proven not‐for‐profit management experience, preferably from a related community.

    Other required skills/qualifications

    • Ability to be creative and visionary, yet also be a pragmatic, hands-on business leader and manager who can build the organization’s resources and brand in order to achieve those larger ambitions.
    • Experience fundraising via multiple channels (sponsorships, grants, membership, advocacy, program development, etc.) Established resources and connections helpful.
    • Experience creating and implementing revenue generation strategies is highly desirable.
    • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
    • Natural relationship builder with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and disciplines, including both corporate and community partners.
    • Public policy advocacy experience.
    • Excellent organizational manager with the ability to coach staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
    • Commitment to USGBC mission
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Interpersonal skills, team player


    Director of Credentialing


    USGBC is currently seeking a Director of Credentialing to lead Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI’s) Credentialing team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB.

    The Director of Credentialing is responsible for the development and delivery of GBCI professional certifications including credentials and certificate programs, such as the LEED AP, the WELL AP, the LEED Green Associate and the LEED for Homes Green Rater Certificate.

    Consistent with these responsibilities, the Credentialing Director is responsible for ensuring the technical accuracy, reliability and validity of GBCI exams and credentials and quality delivery of credentialing programs in accordance with GBCI’s best management practices, which are accredited by ANSI.

    The Director of Credentialing is expected to have extensive understanding of test development and professional certification processes, must be detail oriented, must have a demonstrated history of strong management skills, and must be passionate about professional credentialing and its critical role in the market transformation vision of USGBC and GBCI.

    Specific responsibilities include

    • Responsible for development, delivery and maintenance of GBCI professional credentials and related functions including test development and maintenance, candidate eligibility screening, managing the GBCI CMP program, conducting GBCI course review, managing and updating of guidance documents such as handbooks and credentialing policies, development of training education, and overall program tracking, reporting and quality assurance.
    • Manages staff team responsible for carrying out key functions in accordance with above including project support activities, tracking and management of customer activity, support of guidance and policy documents, eligibility screening, ANSI compliance assurance, managing the GBCI CMP program, course review, and overall program tracking and reporting.
    • Ensures all new credentialing development projects are managed on schedule and according to clearly defined project plans with clear and well documented milestones and deliverables
    • Responsible for ensuring adherence with credentialing team’s management systems as specified in the Management Systems Manual (MSM), and responsible for ensuring periodic review and updating of same.
    • Responsible for ongoing compliance assurance and periodic reporting in support of GBCI’s accreditation with ANSI Standard 17024.
    • Supports SVP in implementing broader vision for Credentialing Program development and growth in accord with GBCI’s strategic plan; also supports SVP in carrying out responsibilities as staff liaison to GBCI Credentialing Steering Committee and Board of Directors.

    Education, training and experience requirements/preferences

    • Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred, with preference for degree in business, management, educational psychology/measurement, I/O psychology or related field or equivalent in terms of work experience
    • PMP, or related project management certificate or commensurate experience preferred
    • LEED Green Associate required (or within 3 months of hire)
    • 5-10 years’ work experience in test development, professional certification, credentialing management or related area of expertise; demonstrated experience managing and leading high performance teams along with strong project management experience required.

    Other required skills and qualifications

    • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
    • Proficiency and experience with MS Office required (advanced Excel skills preferred)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet formal deadlines
    • 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
    • Successful candidate much sign non-disclosure agreement prior to working on exam development issues.


    Director of Marketing

    The director of marketing is responsible for several critical areas including advertising, marketing strategy, marketing collateral, website content management, developing and maintaining partnerships with media brands and marketing agreements and supporting Delos/International WELL Building Institute and the WELL Building Standard.

    The director of marketing assures effective linkage between the communications function and the rest of the organization. This position works with senior leadership to implement marketing tactics to reach new and existing audiences and customer segments and serves as the point person for all over-arching IWBI marketing projects organization wide.

    This job can be performed in either New York City or Washington, D.C.

    Specific responsibilities include

    • Coordination among all marketing & communications functions including websites, conferences, events, marketing collateral, press outreach, campaigns, advertising, etc.
    • Coordinating department operations, scheduling, tracking systems and reporting systems
    • Creating and managing IWBI’s advertising campaigns, schedule and budget
    • Developing, writing and producing marketing materials both in conjunction with the in-house graphic designer and outside vendors and consultants.
    • Developing strategies to protect and enhance IWBI and WELL’s brand image
    • Serves internally as consultant and check-point for marketing-related activities, able to understand and leverage projects
    • Effectively screen, retain and manage work with outside resources (graphic designers, printers and other service providers) to accomplish projects
    • Help develop strategy on account-specific Marketing activities as well as program marketing strategy
    • Develop/maintain marketing information systems including reporting, tracking, scheduling, etc.
    • Handle heavy project-specific involvement in budgeting process: Oversee spending for accounts; maintain, track and verify accounts budget – including coordination with project calendar and timeline

    Required skills

    • Strong managerial and organizational skills
    • Ability to balance heavy workload and team managerial duties
    • Ability to manage, motivate and guide operational and creative staff – understands numbers and design
    • Proponent of a structurally efficient and team-oriented marketing organization
    • Understands the value and role of USGBC’s overarching products, services, programs and initiatives within the overarching portfolio of company offerings, and uses general management expertise to recommend strategies and actions that will have positive impact on the entire business

    Qualifications/skills

    • Minimum 7 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing related field preferred
    • Supervisory experience in collaborative team environment desired
    • Proven expertise in team organization and account/project management
    • Understanding of integrated marketing channels
    • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders and lead cross-functional teams
    • Strong knowledge in planning and budget management experience preferred
    • Technical skills, including:
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
      • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver)
      • General understanding of relational databases (e.g., Access)
      • Ability to understand principles of layout/design and apply to integrated materials
      • Knowledge of the print/publication process from design through delivery


    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


    Junior Graphic Designer


    USGBC is seeking an individual who can assist with planning, synthesizing, composing, illustrating and animating information to create visually rich and compelling presentations on topics such as green building practice, technological innovation, organization strategy and more.

    The Junior Graphic Designer will assist in producing visual solutions to the communication needs of USGBC under the direction of a Graphic Designer. The Junior Graphic Designer will report to the Graphic Designer and work closely with project managers, project coordinators and others in the marketing department to complete design projects from start to finish. Some of the projects may involve working with external design firms.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Assist in asset creation across a variety of styles under the guidance of a team of graphic designers and guidelines established by department leads
    • Translate established designs into a range of formats and specs
    • Attend meetings with internal clients to discuss their needs
    • Assist in interpreting the client's business needs
    • Developing creative by gathering information and data to clarify design issues
    • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas
    • Juggling multiple, time sensitive projects at the same time
    • Using a wide range of media including print and web
    • Producing accurate and high quality work
    • Working well in a team, with printers, copywriters, photographers, other designers, account executives, website designers and marketing specialists
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines

    Qualifications/skills

    • 2 + years of relevant experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Proficient organization, writing and communication skills
    • Ability to do graphics illustration
    • Ability to create presentation outlines and storyboards
    • Ability to extract meaningful information from reports to present as evidence-based visuals
    • Technical skills, including: Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Proficient in Keynote; Ability to understand principles of layout and apply to marketing materials; Knowledge of the print/publication process from design through delivery
    • Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize and multitask
    • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
    • Good organization, writing and communication skills
    • Commitment to USGBC's mission


    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


    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 Energy Specialist


    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., seeks a new team member to join the department responsible for the technical development and programmatic support of the LEED green building rating systems. The Energy Specialist collaborates with volunteers, serving as staff liaison to the Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (EA TAG) and the GBCI and will also serve as a project manager and team member to a diverse set of projects in the LEED department. This position is located in Washington, D.C.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Regularly interact with staff, GBCI, and LEED users, including volunteer professionals, to gather and synthesize feedback and expert knowledge regarding ratings system language and related content (reference guides, and marketing, advocacy, and educational products).
    • Create agenda, facilitate regular conference calls and in-person meetings, communicate goals of LEED department, and build consensus around technical issues.
    • Occasional research in support of technical development goals.
    • Frequent public speaking and production of technical content for presentations.
    • Respond to occasional media inquiries related to technical content of LEED.

    Experience requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Ability to obtain LEED Accredited Professional credential within 9 months of hire.
    • Two or more years of work experience in relevant field.
    • Basic understanding of two or more of the following areas: HVAC design, building energy modeling, energy efficiency, renewable energy, building commissioning, or carbon accounting.
    • Basic understanding of building design and construction process and/or building operations.
    • Strong written communication skills; ability to distill complex technical information into succinct, clear language.
    • Commitment to USGBC’s mission.


    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


    Legal Assistant


    The Assistant will provide executive and day-to-day support to the General Counsel and the legal team that include maintaining an organized calendar, scheduling meetings, sorting through mail, filing and records maintenance and following up with staff and outside counsel as directed by the legal team. The Assistant will also perform a range of contract administrative functions. These include providing all forms of contract-related administrative support/research through various phases of contract review and administration to closeout requests. Additionally, the assistant will work with the Paralegal and Legal Operations Manager to keep the assigned contracts and tasks of the General Counsel on track.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Scheduling and organizing meetings based on priority level
    • Notes and dictation for the General Counsel
    • Contract administrative support – review, compare, and research of documents for the legal team
    • Filing and record keeping for the Office of the General Counsel
    • Utilizing JIRA and reporting to the Legal Operations Manager on contract updates for the General Counsel
    • Reporting out on activities and tasks assigned to the Paralegal on a weekly basis

    Education/experience requirements and other required skills:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 2 years of work experience at law firm/legal/administrative experience required
    • Expert in the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Preferred JIRA Software/Legal Management Software Experience
    • Commitment to USGBC mission


    Media Manager

    This role will support the work of the Director of Communications and the broader PR & Communications team to develop and execute national and regional media strategies for GBCI. Playing a strong role in the day-to-day management of media outreach, response to incoming requests and strategic relationship development with members of the press, this role will advance the public relations agenda and elevate the public profile of GBCI, its products and brands.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Develop and facilitate a concerted national and regional media strategy for GBCI in consultation with the Director of Communications and Communications Manager.
    • Respond to incoming media requests, coordinating subject matter expert availability and fact checking to meet reporter deadlines.
    • Seek and pursue media opportunities in line with themes and GBCI products.
    • Oversee/execute media outreach efforts for coordinated campaigns, announcements and events.
    • Secure media placements in connection with GBCI products in select markets.
    • Support regional media interests and efforts, in conjunction with the integrated and individual chapters.
    • Maintain and actively leverage the editorial calendar to elevate the potential for media coverage in specific publications.
    • Establish and enhance relationships with members of the media, above and beyond ad hoc requests and pitches.
    • Provide dedicated PR support to the Center for Green Schools, including oversight and execution of coordinated campaigns, ad hoc content development and project management.
    • Elevate relationships with member companies to provide superior public relations customer service and excellent visibility for GBCI brands in connection with the work of businesses and organizations using its rating systems.
    • Qualifications/Skills

      • Minimum 5-7 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and 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


      Power Systems & Infrastructure Associate

      We are seeking an associate to join the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) team. PEER, modeled after LEED, is the nation’s first dynamic, adaptive rating process designed to measure and improve sustainable power system performance. The Power Systems and Infrastructure Associate will build on his/her experience by gaining valuable insight into sustainable grid improvements, including resiliency, power quality, microgrids, clean energy, value/gap analysis, and stakeholder engagement.

      The associate will work closely with energy experts and industry professionals. Responsibilities include writing articles and web content, facilitating, and supporting the integration of PEER and LEED rating systems.

      Responsibilities:

      • Regularly interact with staff and PEER users, including volunteer professionals, to gather and synthesize feedback on the PEER program.
      • Gain working knowledge of PEER rating system and related content (reference guides, and marketing, advocacy, and educational products) in order to coach project teams, create supporting resources, and manage committees.
      • Create agendas, facilitate regular conference calls and in-person meetings, and communicate goals of PEER team to volunteers.
      • Design and manage reporting on PEER pilot credits
      • Contribute to implementation and development of PEER initiatives as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team
      • Research and write articles on issues related to the PEER rating system

      Skills and Qualifications

      • Basic understanding of energy infrastructure and electricity regulation in the U.S.
      • Willingness, interest, and ability to delve into energy infrastructure issues
      • Interest in and commitment to energy and sustainability
      • Familiarity with LEED rating systems and processes preferred
      • Minimum two years of work experience
      • Bachelor’s degree required, specialization in engineering, energy policy or related discipline highly preferred
      • Strong writing skills and experience writing about technical issues in a way that is accessible to a broad readership (as demonstrated by a writing sample upon request)
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage tasks independently
      • Demonstrated attention to detail and strong organizational skills
      • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative work style
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
      • LEED Green Associate credential, within 6 months of hire
      • Commitment to USGBC mission


      Power Systems & Infrastructure Specialist

      We are seeking a specialist to join the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) team. PEER, modeled after LEED, is the nation’s first dynamic, adaptive rating process designed to measure and improve sustainable power system performance. The Power Systems and Infrastructure Specialist will build on his/her experience by gaining valuable insight into sustainable grid improvements, including resiliency, power quality, microgrids, clean energy, value/gap analysis, and stakeholder engagement.

      The specialist will have an integral role developing the PEER rating system. Responsibilities include serving as technical expert on PEER and leading a group of energy experts and industry professionals.

      Responsibilities:

      • Engage with PEER volunteers to constantly improve the PEER program and build consensus around technical issues.
      • Gain expert knowledge of PEER rating system and related content (reference guides, marketing, advocacy, and educational products) in order to coach project teams, create supporting resources, and manage committees.
      • Serve as in-house expert on at least one PEER credit category
      • Contribute to implementation and development of PEER initiatives as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team
      • Research and write articles on issues related to the PEER rating system

      Responsibilities:

      • Technical understanding of energy infrastructure and electricity regulation in the U.S.
      • Willingness, interest, and ability to delve into energy infrastructure issues, domestically and internationally
      • Understanding of international energy infrastructure, policy, and issues preferred
      • Interest in and commitment to energy and sustainability
      • Familiarity with LEED rating systems and processes preferred
      • 5 years of work experience in related field or industry
      • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s with specialization in engineering, energy policy or related discipline highly preferred
      • Strong writing skills and experience writing about technical issues in a way that is accessible to a broad readership (as demonstrated by a writing sample upon request)
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage tasks independently
      • Demonstrated attention to detail and strong organizational skills
      • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative work style
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
      • Commitment to USGBC mission


      Project Manager, Community

      The Project Manager position is the first line of engagement for those interested in getting involved with USGBC locally. The Project Manager is a skilled professional with a wide range of administrative, event management and technical skills to assist, oversee, and implement educational events. He/she recruits and manages the volunteer leadership that plans and executes local programming and events.

      This position is also responsible for ensuring relevant, mission-based, and high-caliber programming; strong attendance at local events; and corporate and community partnerships that enhance educational content. The position is based in Orange County, California, and would be working remotely.

      Specific responsibilities include:

      • Recruit and retain new members in the local market through compelling programming and leadership opportunities.
      • Track and manage member information.
      • Provide support to members via telephone and email.
      • Recruit and manage volunteers assigned to committees and at events.
      • Generate job descriptions for, recruit, and manage the volunteer leadership assigned to local market committees.
      • Cultivate and maintain relationships with corporate and community organizations for the purpose of enhancing local offerings.
      • Develop and execute outreach strategies to promote local initiatives and events.
      • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market trends to ensure that the programming reflects these trends and initiatives.
      • Cultivate funding sources for local programing, including grants, sponsorships, and ticket sales.
      • Manage and generate website, newsletter and social media content related to local membership, programming and events.
      • Document program and event results for the purpose of assessing success and future planning, and informing annual reporting.
      • Respond to inquiries related to local market activities.

      Experience requirements:

      • 3 years’ experience developing educational programing or curriculum.
      • 3 years’ experience in community outreach or public relations.
      • Preferred familiarity with the LEED system.
      • Preferred experience with development and/or grant writing.

      Other Required Skills and Qualifications:

      • Ability to assist members and partners through strong customer service skills
      • Ability to connect with people and build relationships with business, organizational, community, city, and county leaders; ability to handle a broad range of stakeholders with grace and diplomacy
      • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse interests across all levels of the organization
      • Strong project management skills
      • Flexibility and ability to learn and adapt quickly
      • Ability to take on responsibilities with minimal supervision
      • Attention to detail and ability to multitask
      • Creative problem solving and go-getter attitude, seeks process improvement
      • Experience with membership tracking software
      • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekends
      • Commitment to USGBC mission
      • Knowledge of green building and ability to keep abreast of new standards and initiatives


      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

      Skills and Qualifications

      • 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


      Technical Solutions Specialist (India)

      USGBC is currently seeking multiple Technical Solutions specialists to work with the Business Development team in India. These highly motivated individuals will use their extensive industry experience, technical expertise and project management skills to work within a dynamic, high performing cross functional team to deliver specific solutions for projects.
      The scope of work includes supporting the products of USGBC and GBCI by working directly with customers to develop project specific solutions through an understanding the rating system requirements, programs, and associated guidance with the goal of advancing the mission: green building market transformation! Supported green building rating systems include (LEED, WELL, EDGE, PEER, etc.)
      Members of this team will contribute to the work of an international group of green building experts with a focus on India and the surrounding region. All candidates must be fluent in English. Fluency in other languages is preferred but not required.
      This position may be performed in Gurgaon, India or remotely with reliable high-speed internet access, and reliable phone connections. Candidates must be willing to travel as necessary, and be able to work off-hours to collaborate with USA-based teammates.

      Specific responsibilities include

      • Help potential customers understand, compare, and contrast the solutions that are available to them and troubleshoot problems with their implementation; help ensure that the solutions work successfully once they enter a program, register their projects, become a member, etc.
      • Maximize sales for the organization by providing technical help to the customer and working in tandem with colleagues on the Business Development Team
      • Introduce and present solutions to potential customers, with a thorough understanding of their needs and requirements, through program demonstrations and modified training sessions
      • Educate the marketplace by effectively communicating technical requirements through written, verbal, and in-person meetings (e.g. WELL) with project teams
      • Collaborate with other departments and program managers to determine how products and services could be made or modified to suit customers' needs
      • Meet with and regularly present USGBC’s portfolio of products, including updates and new product launches to customers.
      • Track and report business function interactions with customers during pricing, closing, and contracting at appropriate points in the sales cycle
      • Act as focal point for technical issues and accountability to customers. Shepard activities and inquiries through the proper channels within the organization
      • Participate, and lead when appropriate, USGBC trade shows and customer events where integrated building solutions are a key element or value proposition
      • Work closely with marketing and business functions to develop effective sales tools for response to customer and related inquiries

      Secondary responsibilities

      • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining USGBC/GBCI programs, policies and plans, as well as specific credit language and reference materials.
      • Liaise with USGBC and other Standard developers and their associated technical committees
      • Liaise with USGBC Education team, GBCI Credentialing team, and other internal and external groups as needed.
      • Contribute to the continued development and increased technical knowledge of fellow Technical Solutions staff through collaborative teamwork
      • Maintain currency of expertise by staying abreast of new and developing industry issues and trends.
      • Assist with mentoring other team members
      • Other duties as assigned.

      Education & training requirements/preferences

      • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field of study related to the planning, design, construction, development and building management professions
      • Minimum of four years of relevant professional experience in the green building industry
      • Experience with a variety of high-performance building projects, including LEED projects
      • Experience in interpreting and reviewing green building rating system project documentation
      • LEED AP required; with specialty preferred (BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND)
      • Technical understanding of the complexities of the standards together with sales skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to interact with variety of stakeholders, including leadership, customers, and relevant third parties

      Other required skills and qualifications

      • Passion and commitment to green building marketplace transformation by encouraging and accelerating global adoption of green business practices through various sustainability standards, tools and performance criteria.
      • 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
      • Ability to think systematically and plan, excellent with meeting deadlines.


      Technical Solutions Sector Specialist

      USGBC is seeking a technical solutions sector specialist to provide a hybrid of sales, technical customer service, product development and technical solutions in support of the business case for existing and potential USGBC customers. The person in this role will work to support customers in understanding, comparing and contrasting green building offerings available to them while maximizing sales for the following products: LEED, WELL, PEER, Credentialing, Membership and Education. They also will develop products and solutions that help customers more easily access USGBC’s product offerings.

      Specific responsibilities include

      • Technical business development support for the Retail, Financial and Commercial Real Estate sectors.
      • Focus on all commercial Building Rating Systems to help potential and current customers at the local, regional and global level ensure that solutions work successfully. With a specific focus on the LEED Volume program.
      • Maximize sales for the organization by providing the technical business case to help the customer and working in tandem with the rest of the Business Development team.
      • As market needs are identified and gaps in current offerings emerge, enhance current programs and develop new offerings to further engage customers with products such as LEED and WELL.
      • Introduce and present solutions to potential customers, with a thorough understanding of their needs and requirements, through program demonstrations and modified training sessions.
      • Collaborate with other departments and program managers to determine how products and services could be made or modified to suit customers' needs.
      • Participate in the development and execution of effective rollout plans for each new solution or program, including securing necessary resources, internal training and external messaging of new offerings and/or product features.
      • Increase project team engagement with USGBC through the establishment and support of LEED User Groups for multiple sectors by creating technical deliverables and outreach opportunities.
      • Participate and lead when appropriate, in USGBC trade shows, Greenbuild sessions, and customer events where integrated building solutions are a key element or value proposition.
      • Track and report business function interactions with customers during pricing, closing, and contracting at appropriate points in the sales cycle.
      • Work closely with marketing and business functions to develop effective sales tools for response to customer needs and related inquiries.

      Education & training requirements/preferences

      • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Building Operations, or Environmental Science required
      • Master’s degree preferred

      Experience requirements

      • 5 years of experience in green building and sustainable design
      • 3 years of experience directly working on a variety of high-performance building projects, including LEED projects. Experience with the Retail or CRE sectors preferred, Experience with LEED Volume preferred.
      • 3 years of experience in customer relations and support

      Other required skills and qualifications

      • LEED AP with specialty
      • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
      • Experience serving in technical consultative role
      • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize, multitask and thrive in fast-paced, ever-changing environment
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing and public speaking
      • Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues in manner that is easily understood
      • Strong interpersonal and customer service and relationship-building skills
      • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills and ability to achieve results without direct reporting relationships
      • 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
      • Commitment to USGBC mission
      • Computer skills, including MS Office: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and preferably Salesforce.

      • Technical Solutions Sector Specialist, Existing Buildings

        The Technical Solutions Sector Specialist with a focus on Existing Buildings provides a hybrid of sales, technical customer service, product development and technical solutions in support of the business case for existing and potential USGBC customers. He/she will work to support customers in understanding, comparing and contrasting green building offerings available to them while maximizing sales for the following products: LEED, WELL, Credentialing, Membership and Education. He/she also will develop products and solutions that help customers more easily access USGBC’s product offerings.

        Specific responsibilities include

        • Technical Business Development support for the Local and Federal Government and Commercial Real Estate sectors with a specific focus on existing building performance.
        • Focus on all commercial Building Rating Systems to help potential and current customers at the local, regional and global level ensure that solutions work successfully. Programs include but are not limited to LEED Volume, LEED Campus, LEED for Existing Buildings, Federal Guiding Principles, and WELL. Offer large scope solutions for green building education, training and credentialing within the sectors above to maximize sales.
        • As market needs are identified and gaps in current offerings emerge, enhance current programs and develop new offerings to further engage customers.
        • Introduce and present solutions to potential customers, with a thorough understanding of their needs and requirements, through program demonstrations and modified training sessions.
        • Collaborate with other departments and program managers to determine how products and services could be made or modified to suit customers' needs.
        • Participate in the development and execution of effective rollout plans for each new solution or program, including securing necessary resources, internal training and external messaging of new offerings and/or product features.
        • Increase project team engagement with USGBC through the establishment and support of LEED User Groups for multiple sectors by creating technical deliverables and outreach opportunities.
        • Participate and lead when appropriate, in USGBC trade shows, Greenbuild sessions, and customer events where integrated building solutions are a key element or value proposition.
        • Track and report business function interactions with customers during pricing, closing, and contracting at appropriate points in the sales cycle.
        • Work closely with marketing and business functions to develop effective sales tools for response to customer needs and related inquiries.

        Education, training and experience requirements/preferences

        • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Building Operations, or Environmental Science required
        • Master’s Degree preferred
        • 5 years’ experience in green building and sustainable design
        • 3 years’ experience directly working on a variety of high-performance building projects, including LEED projects. Existing buildings operations and maintenance experience preferred.
        • 3 years’ experience in customer relations and support

        Other required skills/qualifications

        • LEED AP with specialty
        • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
        • Experience serving in technical consultative role
        • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize, multitask and thrive in fast-paced, ever-changing environment
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing and public speaking
        • Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues in manner that is easily understood
        • Strong interpersonal and customer service and relationship-building skills
        • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills and ability to achieve results without direct reporting relationships
        • 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
        • Commitment to USGBC mission
        • Computer skills, including MS Office: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and preferably Salesforce.


        Test Developer, Credentialing

        USGBC is currently seeking a Test Developer to work with the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI’s) Credentialing team. GBCI is the premier certification body responsible for global delivery and quality oversight of green building and green business sustainability standards. Its integrated team of green building specialists administers credentials and certifications for the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), the International WELL Building Institute (WELL Building Standard), International Finance Corporation (EDGE), PEER, Sustainable SITES, and GRESB.

        The Test Developer has primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of GBCI exams, and their related eligibility or training education requirements, which are used as the basis for GBCIs professional credentials, such as the LEED AP, the WELL AP, the LEED Green Associate and the LEED for Homes Green Rater Certificate. In this role, the Test Developer will be responsible for ensuring the technical accuracy, reliability and validity of all GBCI exams and their related credentials.

        The Test Developer shall ensure that GBCI professional accreditation and certificate programs and services are professionally developed and maintained according to GBCI’s rigorous best management practices. The Test Developer is expected to be process and detail oriented, possess strong project management skills, provide timely and proactive communication, and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in interactions with internal colleagues, external partners, volunteers and customers.

        Specific responsibilities include

        • Manage development process for new GBCI credentials including conducting job analysis activities such as task force meetings to identify knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to be tested, developing surveys to validate KSAs, analyzing survey responses, creation of test specifications, training education, test items, and item validation processes in support of new credential development
        • Manage exam maintenance process for all GBCI exams including LEED Green Associate, LEED AP, WELL AP and other credentials as they become available
        • Coordinate volunteer recruitment and logistics planning for test development / maintenance activities
        • Ensure ANSI quality assurance processes are being met through management of test development and test maintenance
        • Research primary sources for developing new and revised items
        • Facilitate in-person and web-based item writing and item review meetings
        • Write and edit exam items
        • Oversee and/or conduct standard-setting (cut score) meetings
        • Perform detailed tasks with an extremely high degree of accuracy
        • Follow established procedures and guidelines, and comply with item security practices
        • Manage assigned tasks per established schedules, adhering to numerous absolute deadlines in a cost-effective manner
        • Prepare meeting materials and conduct post-meeting follow-up ensuring information is shared with key stakeholders

        Education, training and experience requirements/preferences

        • Bachelor’s degree required, with preference for degree in educational psychology and measurement, psychometrics, I/O psychology or related field or equivalent in terms of work experience
        • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in test development, professional certification, credentialing management or related area of expertise; strong project management experience required
        • LEED Green Associate required (or within 3 months of hire)
        • LEED AP with Specialty preferred

        Other required skills/qualifications

        • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
        • Proficiency and experience with MS Office required (advanced Excel skills preferred)
        • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
        • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
        • Ability to work under pressure and meet formal deadlines
        • 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
        • Successful candidate must sign non-disclosure agreement prior to working on exam development issues.

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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