The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) partners with community colleges through the Community Green program with a focus on preparing students for careers in the green economy. Through this program, colleges can become USGBC members at no cost for their first year, gaining access to USGBC’s network, resources and support for key initiatives such as creating green building education and training programs on campus. This program is supported by a series of volunteer National Chairs across the country who work within their regions to recruit and engage members.
Community Green National Chairs are central to the Community Green program, supporting the development, implementation, management and growth of green building education and training activity at community colleges regionally. At the time of the program launch in 2012, National Chairs were recruited to manage multi-state regions with a base in the following states: California, Illinois, Texas, Washington, and Virginia. Community Green is poised for additional growth and seeks to recruit National Chairs in five additional states: New York, Florida, New Jersey, Michigan, and North Carolina. Primary responsibilities include facilitating benefits of the program, and helping colleges to advance sustainability on their campus and in the curriculum. To apply to become a Community Green Chair, please fill out the online form located here (https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/community-green-national-chair-application). For additional questions or concerns, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a description of the role as well as the requirements for the position of Community Green National Chair.
- Work with the Center for Green Schools to design and implement a regional member recruitment plan using email, phone, and in-person meetings
- Support the integration of green building and sustainability education tools and resources among Community Green member colleges
- Assist in the delivery of trainings and workshops designed for community college students, faculty, and staff
- Serve as a liaison between USGBC National and community colleges including both prospective and current Community Green members
- Maintain open and effective communication with the Center for Green Schools staff and other Community Green National Chairs through e-mail and weekly conference calls
- In-person training and ongoing support from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council
- Experience in building a program that will result in a large-scale sustainability implementation and green building training on community college campuses
- Impact a large number of students who are pursuing careers in the green building and sustainability industry
- Earn continuing education hours to satisfy GBCI’s LEED Professional Credential Maintenance requirements
- Demonstrate leadership in support of the Center for Green Schools’ mission to create green schools for all within this generation
Qualifications and Requirements
- Resident of New York, Florida, New Jersey, Michigan, or North Carolina
- Ability to maintain involvement with program for at least one year, committing 3-4 hours per week, starting in April 2014
- Must be able to attend an in-person training for the Community Green program to take place in Detroit, MI on May 20-22, 2014 (travel covered by the Center for Green Schools)
- Experience working on sustainability initiatives in community colleges
- Strong organizational, leadership and project management skills
- LEED Credential preferred, but not required
- Self-motivated and organized, ability to work independently and efficiently to meet goals
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
Applications can be found here (https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/community-green-national-chair-application) and will be accepted until March 21, 2014. Please contact email@example.com with any questions or comments.