Households Manager (Full-Time)
Urban Green Lab
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.
URBAN GREEN LAB
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 HOUSEHOLDS DIVISION
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.
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
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.
1. TEAM ORGANIZING (30%)
Create and strengthen teams in diverse community institutions represented by neighborhood leaders with a focus on fostering systems for sustainable living education.
Unite teams from disparate community institutions (HOAs, camps and sports leagues, music festivals, the faith community, etc.) to network and exchange best practices year-round.
Facilitate a bi-monthly steering committee composed of representatives from all Households initiatives that advises strategic planning, bridges to new partners, and reviews outcomes.
2. EDUCATION SYSTEMS GUIDANCE (30%)
Guide community teams in planning and delivering educational systems for better training their unique communities about the basics of sustainable lifestyle choices.
Connect community teams to local and national vendors, experts, curricula, and other tools and resources for growing and measuring sustainable living education.
Recognize and certify institutions and associations exemplifying best practices in sustainable living education, and help tell the story of their individual and collective impact.
3. INDIVIDUAL GIVING (30%)
In partnership with the Executive Director, steward and implement a long-term plan for individual giving, including donor relations, presentations, tracking, appreciation, and reports.
Reach out to the community and tell our story through tabling occasional community events (2-3/month), delivering the Mobile Lab to festivals (1-2/month), and giving talks.
4. OTHER (10%)
Lead weekly social media posts for the organization (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and help oversee event planners and vendors for special (though rare) events.
Support other core functions of the organization as needed, including data reporting, strategic planning, and routine staff, committee, and one-on-one meetings and activities.
The successful candidate will ideally possess the following attributes and professional qualifications:
Passionate commitment to Urban Green Lab’s mission and values
Entrepreneurial, with a sense of how to sustain innovative programming
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, and high sense of integrity
A positive, flexible attitude, intellectual curiosity, and capacity to adjust to change
Diplomatic, with excellent community relations, listening, and learning skills
Self-reliant, proactive, dependable – a team player to the core
Humility and grace under pressure, a sense of humor
At least 2-4 years of relevant professional experience (graduate degree not required)
Experience working with diverse community groups/leaders and understanding their needs
Background in education, professional training, or facilitating exchange of best practices
Familiarity with donor relations, fundraising solicitations, or general partnership building ideal
Comfort working with everybody, including families, vendors, experts, youth, and the public
Understanding of sustainable living, the environment, urban planning, or related issues
Clear oral and written communications, and experience with presentations
Please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references (email, phone, and nature of each affiliation) to Todd Lawrence, Executive Director, at email@example.com. 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 www.urbangreenlab.org. Only applicants selected for consideration will be contacted. Applications are accepted until position is filled. All correspondence is confidential. Background check required.