Employment Opportunities

Field Technician

Applications accepted through Wednesday, April 17

Position Description:

The Blue Horizons Project’s Energy Upgrade Program is hiring a part-time field technician to support its low-income energy-efficiency program, which is an outgrowth of the Energy Innovation Task Force. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the goals, research, and program suggestions of the EITF. More information on the EITF can be found here.

  • Duration: April through December 2019
  • Compensation: $14 per hour
  • Schedule: 18 to 24 hours per week with workdays on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Desired Knowledge & Experience:

  • Hand skills and trade experience
  • Knowledge of building-science principles
  • Weatherization and energy-efficiency experience
  • Familiarity working in private homes
  • Proficiency with basic hand tools

Weatherization Tasks:

  • Assist program manager in completing home energy assessments
  • Help collect and record client data required by grant funder
  • Identify and install basic energy-efficiency measures including:
    • light bulbs
    • sink aerators
    • air sealing
    • weatherstripping
    • pipe insulation
    • air filters
    • etc.

General Information:

  • This is a part-time position with the Green Built Alliance.
  • The supervisor for the position will be the Energy Upgrade Program Manager.
  • We plan to begin the interview process quickly.
  • Work is based out of Green Built Alliance’s office in West Asheville.

Interested applicants can email office@greenbuilt.org with a resume and three references by Wednesday, April 17. Please, no phone calls.


Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Position Description:

Green Built Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more sustainable community. We offer internships to people from all walks of life interested in green building, nonprofit management, marketing and outreach. Internships with the Green Built Alliance are a great way to gain experience, as well make connections and gain valuable insight into nonprofit work and the green building community. Our internships typically last for three months (spring, summer, fall, or winter term). We offer flexible scheduling to work with your class load or other work schedule.

Depending on interest, experience and time of year, interns may work on the following:

  • Fundraising event planning, promotion and execution
  • Website management and social media development
  • Promotion and outreach for our various programs, such as Green Gauge, a green assessment tool for existing homes
  • Development of resources and references for participants in the Green Built Homes residential building certification program
  • Grant writing and research

Please note:

  • Our internships are unpaid, educational training opportunities and are typically administration-based in the office and are not hands-on or in-the-field building homes. However, interns are encouraged to participate in any and all training and educational opportunities offered by the Green Built Alliance free of charge.
  • While some of our interns have gone on to employment with our company, an internship is not an automatic pathway to paid work due to our small staff size.
  • We do not provide any assistance with housing. There are two hostels in Asheville and many sublets available via Craigslist, dorms, and online searches.

Those interested in interning with us can email office@greenbuilt.org with a resume and at least two references, and someone from our staff will respond shortly.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Green Built Alliance does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. We actively solicit participation from all ethnic and racial backgrounds. All job descriptions are simply a description of the position and its normal duties. It is in no way intended to serve as any form of contract.