Workplaces Manager (Full-Time)

Urban Green Lab

Nashville, TN

Education, Training & Library


Position Description / Responsibilities

OPPORTUNITY

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.    

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Percentages of effort and tasks may evolve with time.

1. TEAM ORGANIZING (30%)

2. EDUCATION SYSTEMS GUIDANCE (30%)

3. CORPORATE GIVING (30%)

4. OTHER (10%)

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

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

  2. Experience with corporate cultures and perspectives, and the needs of businesses ideal

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

  4. Familiarity with fundraising, sponsorship solicitation, and partnership building ideal

  5. Comfort working with diverse experts, stakeholders, vendors, students, and the public

  6. Understanding of sustainable living, the environment, public health, or related issues

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


Position Requirements

ATTRIBUTES

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


Application Instructions

Please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references (email, phone, and nature of each affiliation) to Todd Lawrence, Executive Director, at connect@urbangreenlab.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.

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