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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.

Current openings in India


Accounts Payable Specialist


The primary function of the Accounts Payable Specialist is to provide financial support in overseeing the entire A/P process by ensuring payments are completed and expenses are controlled by receiving payments, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices according to established policies and procedures in an efficient, timely and accurate manner.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Daily entry of all invoices, non-employee expense reports and check requests to ensure vendor payments are issued.
  • Match purchase orders to invoices and enter invoices into computer
  • Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports and recording entries
  • Pays vendors by verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments.
  • Process check runs for USGBC and GBCI weekly with accuracy and efficiency. Make sure checks are signed off with proper signature authorization. Submit Positive Pay reports to PNC and Bank of America for proper tracking of check fraud
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Provide accurate and effective document preparation and records management relative to the AP function in accordance with records retention policies and procedures
  • Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Participate in the monthly review meeting and ensure monthly vendor accruals are properly accounted for
  • Accounts Payable vendor files must be filed and kept in order, well-organized, and easily attainable for look-up every week after check-runs are complete.
  • Assist in preparing month-end and year end-financial reports through journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Perform tax filing of 1099’s on an annual basis and submit respective forms electronically to IRS based on the deadlines and due dates posted
  • Responsible for the coding and journalization of the Corporate American Express card and Bank of America Visa card.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Education, experience and training requirements/preferences

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, specializing in Accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant accounting experience
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Working knowledge of accounts payable functions
  • Experience with SAP accounting system
  • Experience with a purchase order system is preferred


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.


    Content Planner

    This position will support the Conference and Events Director and the Event Content Manger in coordinating the delivery of the conference education program, associated summits, tours, expo hall education, and supporting the communication tied to these events. This position will assist in coordination and execution of meeting logistics for Greenbuild as well as information preparation for committee and working group meetings and retreats.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Liaise with internal USGBC departments in preparation for certain summits at Greenbuild.
    • Project manage the program areas identified above and assist with general Greenbuild Program needs such as speaker changes, proofing presentations, etc.
    • Support the Greenbuild Host Committee Subcommittees (specifically the Tours Subcommittee).
    • Coordinate and execute all programming associated with the Expo Hall Stage and Expo Hall Discussions.
    • Assist in coordination and execution of meeting logistics for Greenbuild, including: Signage, Event Notebooks, marketing materials, etc.
    • Assist with information preparation and dissemination for Greenbuild-related committee and working group meetings.
    • Assist in coordinating conference communication, including e-mail and telephone customer service.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education, training and experience requirements/preferences

    • Bachelor's degree
    • 3-4 years progressively responsible and successful conference experience with association or other organization.
    • Overall knowledge/experience of all aspects of conference planning including registration, logistics, CEUs, program development, and audio visual.
    • Experience in event coordination or meeting planning preferred.
    • Experience with sustainability or greening initiatives preferred.

    Other required skills and qualifications

    • Exceptional computer skills including demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, database management, internet, e-mail
    • Excellent written communication
    • Strong strategic, tactical, and linguistic skills
    • Deadline-oriented, multi-tasking
    • Commitment to USGBC mission


    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, Conferences and Events

    The Director, Community Advancement, Conference & Events is responsible for managing a large team with diverse responsibilities. Working closely with the SVP, this individual will oversee all conferences and major events produced by USGBC. This position will also direct all Community outreach and strategy working closely with Community Directors across the US to advance mission in building leaders, markets, and measuring mission impact.

    Specific responsibilities include

    • Lead team of planners and consultants, managing budget and operations for event of 25,000 plus attendees and 1,000 exhibitors.
    • Oversee and co-develop strategy of departmental leadership and development of key corporate and industry partners.
    • Deliver tools, strategy, and operational support in growing USGBC global event platforms.
    • Generate cutting edge programs that will attract new customers to the sustainability industry.
    • Develop and manage contracting for international conference license agreements and contracts.
    • Oversee all RFP and contract negotiation for USGBCs global event platforms to maximize company buying power. Ensure financial reconciliation and budgeting for all conferences and Community activities.
    • Develop and update annually best practice playbook for the conference, events, and sponsorship teams.
    • Oversee the management (including budgets, programming, and building leaders) of 40 local territories of the USGBC Community as we strive towards 20% plus growth for local markets over 5 years in market development.
    • Cultivate new and existing relationships with domestic and international Community to integrate USGBC’s initiatives into their programs, events and campaigns that result in increased access to sustainability tools, resources, expertise and opportunities for the engagement of people and organizations in emerging and underserved markets.
    • Serve as advisor in devising value proposition for hospitality in green building; specifically focusing on the value proposition for under-resourced and low-status communities (e.g.: faith-based, low-income housing, schools) in green building.
    • Act as a leader in advancing LEED Certification and education of all USGBC products in under-resourced and low-status communities.
    • Serve as resource for industry research as requested.

    Education and experience requirements

    • Minimum 6 years progressively responsible and successful conference/and event planning experience
    • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or graduate studies preferred
    • Overall knowledge/experience of all aspects of conference planning, including exhibits, registration, logistics, CEUs, program development, audio visual and housing


    Director, Community Advancement

    The Director holds strategic and operational responsibility for USGBC local engagement as well as developing and being ultimately responsible for major initiatives. She/he 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 is a remote position based in Georgia or South Carolina, with a preference given to individuals currently residing in those regions.

    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, experience & training requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s is preferred.
    • LEED Green Associate designation, LEED AP with 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, Community (4)

    The Director 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 is a remote position in multiple locations.

    There are currently four separate Director positions available — a Director position for Central Pennsylvania, a Director position for Michigan, a Director position for North Carolina, and a Director position for Nevada. Preference is given to those candidates currently living in the local area (Central PA, NC, and NV).

    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. Serve as co-Chair on Market Leadership Advisory Board.
    • 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 to USGBC and the Market Leadership Advisory Board 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. Attend and speak at events in the local area including LEED plaque presentations.
    • 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 degree is preferred.
    • LEED Green Associate designation, LEED AP w/ specialty preferred. If not attained, goal of LEED GA within 6 months of employment.
    • 5+ years of working within the sustainable business industry and/or not‐for‐profit management experience, preferably from a related community. Past success working with a not-for-profit Board with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships is preferred.

    Other required skills and 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. Able to represent the organization to elected officials and well versed with green building related policies.
    • Excellent organizational manager with the ability to coach staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget. Track record of effectively leading outcome-based organizations and staff.
    • Administration and oversight of all organizational operations including staff management.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
    • Familiarity with sustainable certifications such as LEED, WELL, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, Green Globes, and Green Advantage programs.
    • Commitment to USGBC mission.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Interpersonal skills, team player.


    Event Planner

    The Event Planner works closely with the USGBC Events Team to execute events and programs for USGBC, including the Convergence at USGBC.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • USGBC Events
      • Provide onsite support to events
      • Manage pre-event details such as event collateral, the registration and invitation process
      • Manage customer service for USGBC events
      • Maintain and update the Events Team Calendar
      • Manage event details as assigned
    • Greenbuild
      • Manages onsite events as assigned
    • Provide support to other USGBC National events as needed
    • Other duties as assigned

    Education, experience and training requirements/preferences

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • CMP preferred
    • LEED Green Associate preferred
    • 2-3 years progressively responsible and successful conference experience with association or other organization
    • Overall knowledge/experience of all aspects of conference planning including registration, logistics, CEUs, program development, and audio visual
    • Experience in event coordination or meeting planning preferred
    • Experience with sustainability or greening initiatives preferred
    • Demonstrated creativity, innovation and initiative

    Other required skills and qualifications

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


    Governance Associate

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

    Specific responsibilities include:

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

    Education, experience & training requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
    • Minimum two years’ relevant professional experience, preferably in governance or nonprofit administration.
    • Experience in taking board or committee minutes.
    • Experience implementing projects from start to completion.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact diplomatically with high-level individuals internally and externally, and to maintain discretion.
    • Demonstrated ability to responsibly manage multiple deadlines simultaneously and to thrive under pressure.
    • Demonstrated ability to work both with supervision and as part of a team.

    Other required and preferred skills and qualifications

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


    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 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


    Manager, WELL Certification

    USGBC seeks a manager 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. This highly motivated individual will use their extensive industry experience, technical expertise and people management skills to work within a dynamic, high performing cross functional team and deliver certification and onsite assessment services as appropriate for these standards.

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

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Manage a team of up to 10 certification reviewers/assessors executing certification and on-site assessment activities for projects utilizing the WELL building standard, including management of team members executing regular on-site field work
    • Assume responsibility for the delivery of high quality documentation reviews and on-site assessments of projects pursuing the WELL Building Standard executed by internal team of WELL Assessors
    • Identify the needs of project teams and gaps in new certification programs; create solutions through collaboration with internal program development and business teams
    • Utilize technical expertise to contribute towards continued technical development of products associated with the WELL Building Standard
    • Perform in-depth technical review and analyses of building design, construction, and operations for compliance with sustainability standards, primarily WELL and LEED
    • Perform onsite performance testing for assessor-based certification programs, primarily WELL
    • Perform onsite compliance verification/assessment for assessor/auditor-based certification programs, primarily WELL
    • 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, 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 and Assessors through collaborative teamwork

    Secondary responsibilities

    • Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining GBCI programs, policies and plans, as well as specific feature language and reference materials
    • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to the certification review/assessment process based on personal knowledge and vision, or user feedback
    • Liaise with IWBI and associated technical committees and subject matter experts
    • 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
    • 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)
      • 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 with specialty required
    • WELL AP required within 6 months of employment date
    • LEED Project Reviewer required within 6 months of employment date

    Experience requirements

    • Minimum 7 years direct professional experience in area of specialty. Having expertise in more than one of the areas listed below strongly preferred.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing a team of individuals performing highly technical work
    • 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, lighting, HVAC systems, plumbing systems, water quality, public health, building design for health and wellness
    • 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


    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


      Media & Communications Specialist


      USGBC is currently seeking a resourceful, energetic, self-starter to join its fast-paced Communications Team as a Media & Communications Associate. Working closely with the Director of Communications, Media Relations Manager and team, this person will assist with media outreach and follow-up for local, national, regional and trade media; assist social media team with campaigns and content development; assist with maintaining media relationships; proofread materials and draft and distribute media communications.

      Specific responsibilities include:

      • Maintain trade media relationships, assist with media outreach and follow-up for USGBC and its various programs
      • Maintain media lists and editorial calendar while keeping the team on track with proactive pitching
      • Seek out and complete award submissions
      • Research and gather data; fact check stories
      • Manage media monitoring and assist with the creation of quarterly reports
      • Draft, edit and proofread talking points, press releases, articles, blogs and other written materials
      • Manage relationships with internal and external spokespeople, member and chapter organizations
      • Work with Social Media Specialist to execute social media strategies and campaigns; and create content across all USGBC social media platforms

      Education, experience and training requirements:

      • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing preferred
      • 1-3 years communications/PR/media experience (internships count)
      • Knowledge of AP Style
      • Experience with Cision, Kapost, HTML and other online media tools
      • Experience with working with social media and social media tools


      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


      Specialist, Sponsorship & Corporate Relations

      The Specialist, Sponsorship & Corporate Relations works to support the sponsorship program for the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in addition to building and maintaining key relationships within the building industry to drive organizational sponsorship revenue. For Greenbuild, the position works in tandem with the Informa Exhibition operations team to facilitate all conference sponsorship deliverables, and works to ensure all program deadlines are met and fulfilled from a USGBC perspective. The specialist actively recruits new sponsors and works to retain current companies for Greenbuild year-to-year (with Director). The Specialist also focuses on sustainability programs in the Exhibit Hall, co-managing the Greenbuild Mandatory Exhibition Green Guideline (GMEGG) exhibition program and the Green Exhibitor Award (GEA).

      Aside from Greenbuild, the specialist manages all sponsorship contracts and fulfillment items for various external events, conferences and meetings that USGBC manages and presents. This includes pre-show management, revenue tracking and logistics planning in addition to onsite management and support. In order to successfully secure revenue and build rapport with key clients, the Specialist works to create strong relationships with new and existing clients. This includes maintaining a pulse on the industry by co-managing USGBC’s external tradeshow presence (with Manager, Greenbuild Operations) in addition to attending and participating in industry events where potential sponsors may be present.

      Specific responsibilities include

      • Coordinate and co-facilitate all sponsorship recruitment calls and in-person meetings both for Greenbuild and other external events as needed.
      • Manage and distribute all sponsorship contracts for Greenbuild and all other USGBC programs; keeping detailed records for each sponsoring company
      • Actively work to recruit new sponsors for all applicable programs; maintain current sponsors
      • Work with Informa operations team to coordinate production schedules, merchandise orders and other deadline-driven deliverables
      • Maintain detailed financial information for all sponsorship programs; provide weekly updates to leadership
      • Co-manage the GMEGG and GEA sustainability programs at Greenbuild
      • Travel to various industry tradeshows to provide booth support, recruit Greenbuild sponsors, and meet with industry contacts as necessary

      Education & training requirements/preferences

      • Sponsorship sales and other applicable tradeshow industry experience strongly preferred
      • 3-5 years’ experience working in a professional office environment required
      • Bachelor’s degree required
      • LEED Green Associate or LEED AP credential preferred

      Experience requirements/preferences

      • Experience selling sponsorship programs to corporate and nonprofit clients
      • Customer service-related professional experience strongly preferred
      • Experience working in a exhibition/tradeshow/hospitality field preferred
      • Experience working in a sustainability-related environment preferred

      Other required skills and qualifications

      • Highly personable attitude with superb people and sales skills
      • Ability to easily speak with and engage clients
      • Willingness to take ownership of problems
      • Detail oriented, highly organized
      • Ability to manage multiple complex projects at once, adhere to timelines
      • Proficiency in all necessary MS Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
      • Proficiency in Salesforce preferred
      • Personable; team player; capable of working independently
      • Willingness to travel as necessary/needed
      • Commitment to USGBC mission


      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.

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