Sustainability Program Manager (with nonprofit organization)

Posting ID : A1068545771
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Real Estate

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Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, the Sustainability Program Manager (SPM) performs a wide variety of tasks related to promoting sustainability goals for Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC). The SPM coordinates and implements all activities relating to sustainability program development from feasibility analysis through completion of change measures.

While the SPM position is housed in the Property Management department, and "greening" TNDC's property operations is significantly emphasized in the job duties, there is also critical cross-departmental work, particularly in the areas of tenant engagement, green capital improvements, and housing development and design, which will be championed and supported by this position.


Leadership and Planning
Serve as the internal leader and "go to" expert for sustainability, monitoring emerging trends, programs and issues, and communicating and educating others on sustainability topics.
Collaborate with TNDC's leaders and manager to develop a coordinated sustainability plan, which build sustainability principles into annual and long-range organizational planning, capital planning and operations planning.
Identify and prioritize areas for institutional sustainability efforts and recommend strategies for proactively addressing relevant sustainability issues.
Assess TNDC's current sustainability performance and identify and prioritize the organization's key sustainability issues.
Lead TNDC's cross-departmental Green Committee, including facilitation of meetings, development of annual goals, projects and budget, and monitoring achievement.
Establish measures and targets for greening efforts throughout the organization.
Promote a culture of sustainability through ongoing organizational communications and education for TNDC staff and tenants.

Property Operations and Standards
Refine, roll out, and update the Green Operations and Maintenance Manual, with appropriate customization for each property.
Establish, implement and ensure compliance with standardized green product purchasing and use.
Identify industry best practices for sustainability programming and training opportunities for staff.
Provide trainings for staff.
Lead coordination efforts for required documentation and data, including utility data collection and monitoring.
Conduct routine analysis of energy/water/waste data, share information with site-level and management staff, and oversee implementation of corrective actions to reduce utilization and/or costs.

Tenant and Staff Engagement
Expand pilot efforts to engage TNDC tenants to conserve energy, water usage and divert landfill to recycling/composting.
Develop and roll out new programs to engage and influence tenants in alignment with sustainability goals.
Enhance new hire orientation related to sustainability goals and support the creation of job-specific green responsibilities.
Expand efforts to engage staff, modify administrative of office purchasing procedures, and/or otherwise implement modifications to the physical work environment in alignment with sustainability goals.

Capital Improvements and Housing Development Design
Collaborate with Housing Development staff to develop green design standards for all rehabilitation or new construction projects.
Evaluate potential opportunities for energy retrofits, including project feasibility analysis.
Recommend green capital improvements for Asset Management review and approval.

Additional Duties
Procure funding from private and public sources, including preparing grant or financing applications and reporting.
Solicit and coordinate the work of professional consultants to achieve sustainability goals.
Negotiate contracts.
Build effective partnerships with external organizations to support sustainability efforts.

Experience with green property operations.
Some exposure to green design issues, construction materials and methods.
Strong project management skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
High degree of independence, initiative, responsibility, and accountability.
Ability and ease with training others in individual or group settings.
Ability to work within teams and supervise work of consultants.

A Bachelor's degree and 4 years' experience in property management, facilities management, or asset management.
Solid quantitative and analytical skills with at least basic database management and reporting competence.
Excellent written and verbal communication.

LEED certification (or comparable green credential).
Master's degree in related field.
Five years of experience in affordable housing property management.
Experience working in a low-income community or with people who are of low-income.
Ability to speak a language other than English (preferably Cantonese or Spanish).

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