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  • Asha Agrawal
    [From http://www.builditgreen.org/en/rel/81/ ] Job Opening: Government Relations Program Manager About Build It Green Build It Green is a professional
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2010
      [From http://www.builditgreen.org/en/rel/81/ ]

      Job Opening: Government Relations Program Manager
      About Build It Green

      Build It Green is a professional non-profit membership organization whose
      mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings in
      California and beyond. Supported by a solid foundation of outreach and
      education, Build It Green connects consumers and building professionals
      with tools and technical expertise to build quality green buildings. Build
      It Green fosters collaboration with key stakeholder groups to accelerate
      the adoption of green building practices, policies and programs.

      About the Position

      Build It Green’s Government Relations Department is one of the three key
      programs of Build It Green. This Department is responsible for developing
      and managing relationships with local and state governments in support of
      their efforts to pass green building ordinances, and other green building

      Key to this department’s work is involvement in policy discussions and
      developments in green building ordinances that are occurring throughout
      the state and eventually in the western region and on to the national
      arena. Some of the work required of this position is: developing model
      policies and programs that support local government green building policy
      adoption; researching and publishing white papers and articles related to
      green building policies; and coordinating quarterly meetings of the Public
      Agency Councils and Green Affordable Housing Coalition to encourage
      adoption of Build It Green’s programs.

      The Government Relations Program Manager is a key member of the senior
      management team of Build It Green, and as such participates in setting key
      strategies and decisions for the organization.

      The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in the
      policy arena on a local and/or state level, with an aspiration to working
      on a national level. S/he will be an articulate spokesperson for Build It
      Green and for the benefits of participation in the green building
      movement. Comfort, enthusiasm and experience in working with
      policy-makers, legislators, and key staff in government and regulatory
      agencies are essential.


      - Baccalaureate degree in public policy, political science, environmental
      science or related major from an accredited college or university
      required; Master’s degree in the same areas preferred

      - 5+ years experience in local or state government, public policy, or
      advocacy with progressively higher levels of responsibility similar to
      those described for this position

      - Experience managing a department or team

      - Experience developing & managing budgets

      - Strong interpersonal skills & demonstrated ability to navigate among
      divergent political interests and manage relationships with competing
      political partisans in a professional, ethical, and nonpartisan manner

      - Excellent communication skills, including ability to effectively
      articulate & advocate for the environmental, health and economic benefits
      of Green Building in writing and in public presentations

      - Excellent planning, prioritizing and organizational skills, with ability
      to set goals and adjust as needed based on shifting strategic priorities

      - Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and Windows
      operating systems.

      - Proven commitment to addressing a variety of environmental & public
      health issues through green building, and an appetite to learn more about
      the rapidly evolving field

      - Familiarity with GreenPoint Rated preferred


      Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Build It Green
      offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and
      vision insurance; 403(b) retirement plan with partial employer matching;
      paid holidays and paid annual leave.

      To Apply

      To apply for this position, electronically submit an application that
      includes your cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to
      Jobs@.... Please put “Job Code – Government Relations Program
      Manager” in the subject line of your email.

      Applications will be accepted until April 19th, 2010. Applications will be
      screened for qualifications and experience, and all required application
      elements. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be
      offered an interview.

      Build It Green is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to reflect the
      diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity
      are strongly encouraged to apply.

      No phone calls please.

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