Friday, February 15th 2013

SEI is pleased to post occasional job openings from member companies, as a means of effectively reaching qualified, local candidates in the smart energy industry. Send job descriptions to Will Williams.

DVGBC seeks candidates for a new position, Manager of Policy and Advocacy. DVGBC is a non-profit organization working to promote green building practices in the Delaware Valley. We are the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council; our region covers the five-county Philadelphia region, the Lehigh Valley and the state of Delaware. This is a full-time job, reporting to the Executive Director. The preliminary job description includes the following tasks:

  • Develop and direct implementation of policy agenda  for the chapter
  • Work closely with U.S. Green Building Council Advocacy team
  • Support Key Performance Indicator tracking and reporting for USGBC grant
  • Recruit and organize volunteers, including DVGBC Board members; establish regular meetings with goals and tasks for volunteers
  • Work closely with, and support partner PA chapters on statewide policy and advocacy initiatives
  • Establish annual Advocacy Day in PA and DE
  • Ensure elected officials and decision-makers are invited to all DVGBC events
  • Track relationships among staff, volunteers, and decision-makers
  • Follow key policy developments at state and local levels and new issues, such as Healthy Products Declaration, etc.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships, e.g., Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, USGBC Advocacy staff
  • Track and report on goals; communicate to key stakeholders
  • Write policy briefs for DVGBC and policy decision-makers
  • Develop tools, including advocacy alerts, to engage our constituents around policy initiatives
  • Develop new markets and non-traditional audiences; look for opportunities to connect on other areas of focus, such as green schools
  • Raise funds for policy work
  • Coordinate and collaborate with staff leading Greenbuild 2013, Green Schools and other DVGBC initiatives

Experience & Skills

  • 5-7 years’ work experience in sustainable design/building, or related field
  • B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Work experience in policy or political area; in PA or DE a plus
  • Skilled verbal communicator
  • Strong writing skills for lay audience
  • Team player; strong collaborator
  • Outgoing and enjoys networking
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experienced meeting facilitator

Salary based on skills and experience. Send resume and cover letter to by February 20, 2013.

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