The Green Building Alliance (GBA) Pittsburgh 2030 District Director will lead efforts to facilitate, implement, and continue the success of the Pittsburgh 2030 District, an internationally recognized, voluntary initiative that supports property partners in Downtown and Oakland working collaboratively toward 50% reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions (below baselines) by the year 2030. The Pittsburgh 2030 District is the largest of 13 North American 2030 Districts, with 470 buildings totaling 74.5 million square feet committed to the District’s goals (2030districts.org/pittsburgh). This position reports to GBA’s Executive Director and manages GBA’s Building Performance Analyst and Pittsburgh 2030 District Specialist.
Green Building Alliance (GBA) is a nonprofit organization that inspires the creation of healthy, high performing places for everyone through leadership that connects knowledge, transformative ideas, and collaborative action. GBA was founded in 1993, was the first U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) affiliate, and remains an aligned USGBC chapter. Headquartered in Pittsburgh and serving the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania, we at GBA advance our mission through education, technical assistance, advocacy, and two programs: the Pittsburgh 2030 District and Green & Healthy Schools Academy (GHSA). In 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2016, GBA was named one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania.go-gba.org
Manage all aspects of the Pittsburgh 2030 District, which include but are not limited to:
Lead Pittsburgh 2030 District strategy, vision, and program delivery.
Aspire toward commitments from 100% of properties in both district boundaries (by 2030).
Manage and mentor Pittsburgh 2030 District program staff and interns.
Convene biannual Pittsburgh 2030 District Advisory Committee.
Convene Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners on a monthly basis, including:
Property Partners – 97 Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland building owners and managers.
Community Partners – 35 assisting nonprofit and professional organizations.
Resource Partners – 11 organizations providing unique resources to support Property Partners.
Create and maintain GBA relationships with all Pittsburgh 2030 District partners, funders, sponsors, and stakeholders.
Engage, retain, and recruit Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners as a dedicated set of stakeholders.
Involve GBA members and stakeholders in the Pittsburgh 2030 District process.
Help Partners collectively create and demonstrate collaborative District progress and measured performance.
Lead creation and public presentation of annual District-wide Progress Report.
Work with District Partners to develop the tools, education, communications, and partners required to address questions of approach, products, financing, codes, suppliers, and communications/promotion.
Help define and track property performance according to national and District energy, water, and transportation baselines (with GBA Building Performance Analyst).
Partner to finalize indoor air quality protocols and District-wide approaches.
Serve as primary GBA 2030 District representative and spokesperson.
Create strong media and educational messaging regarding the Pittsburgh 2030 District (with GBA Communications Director and District Partners).
Continue to create and shape the Pittsburgh 2030 District brand so that GBA and all Partners can leverage the work being done to attract additional partners, while promoting the Pittsburgh region as a healthy, progressive, and high performing region.
Represent GBA in the international 2030 District Network, helping create mechanisms (education, baselines, benchmarks, resources, tools, and lists) that allow others to replicate local approaches.
Communicate with GBA’s internal and external stakeholders related to 2030 District activity, progress, and strategy.
Create periodic program, performance, and financial reports for GBA’s Executive Director, Board of Directors, and funders.
2) Assist in providing strategic guidance and support to GBA as a whole.
Foster relationships and partnerships with key organizations locally, regionally, and nationally.
Help extract educational topics for general GBA education efforts.
Support GBA membership, sponsorship, development, and fundraising efforts.
EDUCATION, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Passion for and understanding of the built environment, including the triple bottom line impact of healthy, high performance spaces and sustainable development.
Bachelor’s degree or similar experience in related area (e.g., sustainability, business, real estate, engineering, or other related field).
Existing expertise (and earnest willingness to expand knowledge) about building design, construction, performance, operations, and maintenance approaches, best practices, and technologies.
Existing understanding of metrics, benchmarking, and other quantitative methods.
Prior experience with Energy Star Portfolio Manager a plus.
LEED Green Associate or Accredited Professional (or other green building) credential a plus; willingness to pursue such a credential a necessity.
Highly motivated, independent-thinking individual with a can-do attitude, drive to take initiative, and willingness to actively contribute to the success of a highly functioning, flexible, and adaptable organization.
High level of integrity and commitment to excellence, with ability to creatively envision system-level solutions.
Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to cultivate and grow relationships among various constituencies.
Excellent organizational and detail-oriented skills, with ability to work autonomously.
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills, with ability to convey and translate GBA’s mission-centered message in both quantitative and qualitative terms to diverse technical and non-technical audiences.
Experience with corporate sponsorships and the various components of a diversified nonprofit funding base a plus.
High-level computer skills and knowledge of database programs.
Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including advanced proficiency in Excel.
Extensive research skills using the Internet and other secondary resources.
Prior experience with CiviCRM (or other CRM or SalesForce-type programs) a plus.
The position will be based at GBA’s offices on the South Side of Pittsburgh.
Local travel, as well as occasional evening hours and national travel, will be required.
Submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 7, 2016. No phone calls, please.
The anticipated start date for this position is November or December 2016.
Diversity and Inclusiveness:GBA strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We highly encourage qualified applicants regardless of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, military or veteran status (or any combination of these or related factors) to submit an application for consideration. GBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.