FT job - Berkeley - Build It Green - Government Relations Program Manager
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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
- 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 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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