Households Manager (Full-Time)

Urban Green Lab

Nashville, TN

Education, Training & Library

Position Description / Responsibilities


Urban Green Lab, the center of sustainable living education in Nashville, seeks a Households Manager to join our team and help make sustainable household education a priority for our residents.


At Urban Green Lab, we teach communities how to live sustainably.  Founded in 2009 in Nashville, we organize, train, and connect visionaries in classrooms, households, and workplaces so they feel empowered to teach others how and why to make more sustainable choices.  We believe in systemic change and work together to create a plan for teaching communities the basics of sustainable living. We believe sustainability is for all of us, think education is the key to prevention, value the power of partnerships and teamwork, pursue quality over quantity, and are good stewards of our organization.  


The new Households Division of Urban Green Lab collaborates with key community institutions and neighborhood associations to help them grow systems for teaching residents about sustainable living year-round.  The Division is designed to create and unite teams (within HOAs, camps and sports leagues, music festivals, the faith community, etc.), guide and certify mid-level leaders, and connect institutions with local services.  Households is also responsible for driving individual giving, social media, tabling and occasional Mobile Lab visits, and serving as a first-stop community resource.


The Households Manager leads the Households Division at Urban Green Lab.  Supervised by the Executive Director, the Manager is responsible for extending the organization’s mission through the new Division by growing and measuring programs, and helping sustain them financially.  The Manager also plays a unique role of telling stories from the collective divisions through social media and community outreach. The position is full-time, based in Nashville, and requires frequent travel citywide for meetings, trainings, and presentations.  Some evening and weekend duties are required.


Percentages of effort and tasks may evolve with time.




4. OTHER (10%)

Position Requirements


The successful candidate will ideally possess the following attributes and professional qualifications:

  1. Passionate commitment to Urban Green Lab’s mission and values

  2. Entrepreneurial, with a sense of how to sustain innovative programming

  3. Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, and high sense of integrity

  4. A positive, flexible attitude, intellectual curiosity, and capacity to adjust to change

  5. Diplomatic, with excellent community relations, listening, and learning skills

  6. Self-reliant, proactive, dependable – a team player to the core

  7. Humility and grace under pressure, a sense of humor


  1. At least 2-4 years of relevant professional experience (graduate degree not required)

  2. Experience working with diverse community groups/leaders and understanding their needs

  3. Background in education, professional training, or facilitating exchange of best practices

  4. Familiarity with donor relations, fundraising solicitations, or general partnership building ideal

  5. Comfort working with everybody, including families, vendors, experts, youth, and the public

  6. Understanding of sustainable living, the environment, urban planning, or related issues

  7. Clear oral and written communications, and experience with presentations

Application Instructions

Please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references (email, phone, and nature of each affiliation) to Todd Lawrence, Executive Director, at  References will not be contacted without prior approval.  Submissions that are incomplete or sent by other means, plus phone calls, will not be considered or returned.  Candidates are encouraged to read about us first at Only applicants selected for consideration will be contacted.  Applications are accepted until position is filled. All correspondence is confidential.  Background check required.

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