Employment Opportunities

Development and Marketing Associate for Green Built Alliance

Applications accepted until position is filled

Position Description:

Green Built Alliance is seeking an experienced nonprofit professional to support and grow our fundraising and marketing efforts. 

The ideal candidate will be highly organized with a proven track record of success in cultivating relationships and soliciting contributions from donors; executing fundraising strategies and plans; and producing communications materials that accelerate fundraising efforts to support an organization’s mission and vision.

The Development and Marketing Associate will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a strong fundraising plan with an emphasis on individual donors, and with the Associate Director on marketing and fundraising events.

This position is full time and based in Asheville, NC. 

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Be the primary driver of donor recruitment and relationships
  • Develop and implement (with support from the GBA ED) an annual fundraising development plan. 
  • Collaborate with staff and board members to cultivate donors 
  • Built capacity of staff and board to support fundraising success
  • Develop and execute digital and mail-based fundraising campaigns
  • Support grant-writing efforts
  • Take a leadership role in planning fundraising events such as the annual CiderFest NC
  • Support the ED in cultivating relationships and writing grants to foundations that have giving interests aligned with Green Built Alliance’s mission and programs
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems
  • Manage gift recognition

Desired qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years experience in professional fundraising; proven results in resource development for nonprofit or community organizations
  • Knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly individual donor fundraising
  • Strong relationship-building and solicitation skills 
  • Strong listener, who is attuned to community needs, knows how to build trust, and will help us build authentic relationships with both the communities and individuals we serve as well as the donor community
  • Persuasive writing and verbal communication skills
  • Masterful organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers 
  • Be a self‐starter and exhibit follow through on tasks and goals
  • Proven marketing skills with experience creating marketing materials, social media and advertising campaigns
  • Experience with CRM and/or donor tracking software
  • Out‐of‐the‐box thinker with a high degree of adaptability and a propensity for creative problem‐solving
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example, including embracing a sustainability‐oriented lifestyle

The full-time compensation is $40,000 per year and includes generous paid time off, a health care stipend, a cell phone stipend, and retirement contributions. 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references in a single PDF file to Amber Gilot at amber@greenbuilt.org. This position is open until filled, and the ideal start date is March 1, 2022.

Green Built Alliance is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees and applicants. Hiring and promotional decisions are made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or marital status. 

Green Built Alliance is actively committed to fighting for a world where sustainability is accessible to everyone. We are passionate about working to end systemic oppression in all forms, including, but not limited to, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and classism. We strive to create more equitable spaces within our organization and the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or a member of another marginalized community.


Programs Coordinator for Blue Horizons Project

Applications accepted until position is filled

Position Description:

Blue Horizons Project (BHP), a community campaign to support the transition to a clean energy future, is seeking an experienced building-science professional to lead home-energy consultations with residents of Buncombe County and to facilitate free solar-energy installations for low-income residents.

BHP is a program of Green Built Alliance, and supported by community partners and leaders through the Blue Horizons Project Community Council.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and will have experience in building science, project management, and working with low- and middle-income households and historically-marginalized community members.

The BHP Programs Coordinator will work closely with the BHP Manager and the BHP Community Engagement Coordinator to implement the Home Energy Chats program and consultations and the free low-income solar program. 

This position is part-time (20 hours per week) and is based in Asheville, NC. There is a potential that the position could go to full-time based on future funding possibilities. 

Core duties and responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate the Home Energy Chats program. This includes:
    • Marketing and outreach to grow the program, which launched in 2021
    • Scheduling and executing one-hour virtual home energy consultations with Buncombe County residents
    • Provide follow-up resources and consultation summary
    • Follow up on consultations to learn what clients did to improve their homes
    • Enter information about the client and their home into the Client Relationship Management program
    • Support quarterly reporting and annual program evaluation metrics reporting
  • Coordinate the low-income solar program. This includes:
    • Outreach to recruit and secure clients
    • Obtain information on home, utility bills, and income from potential clients
    • Ensure the client has been served by Energy Savers Network or another weatherization program prior to receiving solar
    • Connect clients with the selected solar installer for the program
    • Coordinate installations with the solar installer
    • Follow up after the installation to learn how the experience was for the clients.
    • Track information about the installation that can be used to bill project funders 
    • Work with a community steering committee to ensure the program is meeting expectations 

Desired qualifications and experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 5+ years experience in building science, nonprofit program coordination and/or sustainability-related projects
  • Have knowledge of and experience in building science and know-how of solar energy systems and their benefits
  • Strong relationship-building and facilitation skills
  • Strong listener who is attuned to community needs, knows how to build trust, and will help us build authentic relationships with the communities and individuals we seek to serve
  • Persuasive writing and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting 
  • Be a “self‐starter” and exhibit “follow-through” on tasks and goals. 
  • Proven marketing skills with experience creating marketing materials, social media, and advertising campaigns 
  • Connections with historically-marginalized and/or low-income communities and service organizations in the area
  • Experience with CRM and/or donor tracking software 
  • Out‐of‐the‐box thinker with a high degree of adaptability and a propensity for creative problem‐solving
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example, including a personal commitment to sustainability

The part-time compensation is $22 per hour for 20 hours a week to start, and includes generous paid time off and a health care stipend, a cell phone stipend, and retirement contributions. 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references in a single PDF file to Amber Gilot at amber@greenbuilt.org. This position is open until filled, and the ideal start date is March 1, 2022. 

Green Built Alliance is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees and applicants. Hiring and promotional decisions are made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or marital status. 

Green Built Alliance is actively committed to fighting for a world where sustainability is accessible to everyone. We are passionate about working to end systemic oppression in all forms, including, but not limited to, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and classism. We strive to create more equitable spaces within our organization and the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or a member of another marginalized community.


Intern

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 an internship 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.