Workplaces 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 Workplaces Manager to join our team and help make sustainable workplace education a priority for our businesses.
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 WORKPLACES DIVISION
The Workplaces Division of Urban Green Lab collaborates with local businesses and nonprofits to help them grow systems for sustainable workplace education year-round. The Division is designed to create and unite company green teams that exchange best practices, guide mid-level leadership in how to train their workforce, and connect companies with local sustainability services. Workplaces includes several ongoing initiatives, including the Corporate Sustainability Roundtable, and new projects such as the Nonprofit Sustainability Roundtable and Workforce Discoveries for students.
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
The Workplaces Manager leads the Workplaces Division at Urban Green Lab. Supervised by the Executive Director, the Workplaces Manager is responsible for everything related to building sustainable workplace education, including developing and strengthening corporate partnerships and relationships, designing and encouraging curricula and training tools, and linking companies to local vendors and experts. The position is full-time and 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 company and nonprofit green teams represented by mid-level professionals with a focus on fostering systems for sustainable workplace education.
Unite green teams from disparate companies (Corporate Sustainability Roundtable, Nonprofit Sustainability Roundtable, etc.) to network and exchange best practices year-round.
Facilitate a bi-monthly steering committee composed of representatives from all Workplaces initiatives that advises strategic planning, bridges to new partners, and reviews outcomes.
2. EDUCATION SYSTEMS GUIDANCE (30%)
Guide green teams in planning and executing company-wide educational systems for better training their workforces about the basics of sustainable workplace behavior.
Connect corporate green teams to local and national vendors, experts, curricula, and other tools and resources for growing and measuring sustainable workplace education.
Help recognize and certify companies exemplifying best practices in sustainable workplace education and behavior, and help tell the story of individual and collective impact.
3. CORPORATE GIVING (30%)
In partnership with the Executive Director, help create and steward a long-term plan for corporate giving that sustains the organization and other educational divisions.
Assist with corporate sponsorship relationships, presentations, and requests, including tracking, appreciation, quarterly reporting, and employee giving and matching.
4. OTHER (10%)
Oversee a graduate assistant coordinating Workforce Discoveries, a partnership with MNPS Academies of Nashville introducing the world of green careers to high school students.
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.
At least 2-4 years of relevant professional experience (graduate degree not required)
Experience with corporate cultures and perspectives, and the needs of businesses ideal
Background in professional training, education, or facilitating exchange of best practices
Familiarity with fundraising, sponsorship solicitation, and partnership building ideal
Comfort working with diverse experts, stakeholders, vendors, students, and the public
Understanding of sustainable living, the environment, public health, or related issues
Clear oral and written communications, and experience with presentations
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
Please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references (email, phone, and nature of each affiliation) to Todd Lawrence, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 http://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.