Job Description: Project Manager, Green Resource Center
Summary: Lead staff at Berkeley non-profit Green Resource Center,
and implementing two new and innovative green building projects.
The Green Resource Center (³GRC²) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation
provides public information about green, environmentally sustainable
building. It currently holds two contracts to provide two specific
to support and promote green building activity in Berkeley and the Bay
The GRC¹s Project Manager will be the lead staff person for the GRC, and
will be in charge of supervising and, in many cases, implementing the
contracted programs, extending green building information to a large
of homeowners and also interacting with a wide range of architects,
engineers, consultants, developers, and homeowners. Other opportunities
include general representation of the GRC to visiting groups such as
researchers, designers, developers, and government. Other staff at the
includes an office manager/ bookkeeper, a variety of volunteers, and
space is shared with the ³Smart Lights² program of Community Energy
and with Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility. The
is located at 1931 Center St. in downtown Berkeley, near the Berkeley
The Berkeley¹s Best Builders Program (³BBB²) is the City of Berkeley¹s
Green Building program. It conducts outreach to developers of
industrial, and multi-family residential buildings to encourage ³green²,
lower-environmental impact, building strategies and technologies. It
provides developers and architects with free consulting sessions with
technical experts with a broad range of specialties and produces
reports that contain green building recommendations. The BBB program was
begun in March 2001 and is the first project of its kind in the country.
is administered by the Green Resource Center (³GRC²) under contract with
City of Berkeley, and funds for the program come from the State of
California Integrated Waste Management Board, Alameda County Waste
Management Authority, and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Applicants are
encouraged to view the program web site at
The Ask an Expert program will provide ³hotline² green building advice
information to primarily residential builders as an extension of a
service already offered by the GRC. It receives inquiries about green
building topics, and provides replies through a combination of FAQ
basic research by project of volunteer staff, or referral to a pool of
experts in a variety of green building fields. The formal,
version of the current hotline system has not yet been implemented; the
Project Manager will help launch this exciting new service to the Bay
Ask an Expert is administered by the Green Resource Center (³GRC²) under
contract with the City of Berkeley, and funds for the program come from
Alameda County Waste Management Authority.
- Project Management: oversee project budget, tracking of completed and
pending consulting schedules, reporting to city supervisors, project
- Program Coordination: developer and architect outreach, management of
expert consultants, coordination with other program staff and city staff
involved in green building promotion.
- Board Communication: work with supervising Board members in developing
current projects, report to Board on progress of work. Board members
most contract matters with City and grant sponsors.
- Consulting Supervision: preparation of BBB consulting sessions,
at consulting sessions, review and compilation of consultant reports,
reporting to program clients (i.e. developers and architects) and to
- Ask an Expert Hotline Operation: Track and maintain a database of
inquiries and responses, coordinate limited consultations with green
- Volunteer Coordination: Supervise work of BBB volunteers in staffing
and Expert hotline and in other office functions as available. Recruit
train additional volunteers.
- Program Outreach: promote hotline and BBB service in local media and
through green building web sites or other community locations.
Skills and Requirements:
- Architectural content: ³Green² architectural or other design and
construction experience is a requirement. A professional degree in
architecture is preferred but not required. (Please note that while
familiarity with these issues is a requirement, this position is also an
excellent opportunity to learn even more about green issues and the
developing demand for green services, and to become familiar with a
of experts in the field.)
- Non-profit project management: Familiarity with managing small-scale
projects (e.g. budget and reporting functions) is highly preferred, but
architectural or other experience may be substituted instead.
- Self-sufficient office skills: ability to work with existing project
in MS Word ,MS Excel, and MS Outlook on Macintosh systems is required.
Filemaker Pro experience is greatly preferred. Other office functions
include general project correspondence and record-keeping.
Length of Employment & Pay:
- Interviews will begin as soon as possible. Job is to start Jan. 14 or
soon as possible, beginning with a two week training period.
- Job is full time 40 hrs/ week. A 4/5 time position would also be
- Pay will be $20/hr ($40,000/year). Unfortunately, no benefits can be
offered at this time outside of the rewarding nature of the work and the
opportunity to develop and become a valuable part of the exciting and
progressive green building community
- Program length is subject to extension of City contracts, but minimum
one year duration.
How to reply:
Please send a letter and resume by email (preferred) to
or by fax to 510-845-9503.