Employment Opportunities

Blue Horizons Project Coordinator

Applications due by December 31, 2017

Position Description:

The Blue Horizons Project is an outgrowth of the Energy Innovation Task Force. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the goals, research, program suggestions, technology developments, and emerging communications strategies of the EITF. More information on the EITF can be found here.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Implement a campaign to promote residential and commercial energy efficiency in Buncombe County. This includes promoting Duke Energy Progress energy-efficiency programs and renewable energy and storage projects along with clean energy projects and programs being implemented by the County, City, and community organizations.
  • Engaging and coordinating promotional activities with community partners and City, County, and Duke Energy Progress.
  • Design promotional materials using the brand design guidelines developed by the Shelton Group for the Blue Horizons Project.
  • Develop and execute a media, social media, and community engagement plan for the project.
  • Provide content and updates to the Blue Horizons project website.
  • Organize, host and implement community and neighborhood events that promote energy-efficiency program participation.
  • Serve as a Hub for Blue Horizons and EITF activities. This includes providing guidance to community members on which programs can serve them. Follow-up with community members to evaluate their experience participating in programs.
  • Support volunteer recruitment activities as needed to support the project.
  • Track participation in those programs.
  • Provide updates to the EITF on project activities and results.
  • Promote and facilitate greater adoption of clean energy technologies and programs with all EITF members and the general public as a whole.
  • Identify potential funding sources to support position retention after first year funding sunsets.

Ideal Skills and Experience:

  • Marketing and public relations experience. A bonus will be someone with a successful track record in promoting clean energy and/or sustainability programs.
  • Developing and implementing community campaigns.
  • Graphic design and collateral materials production (not required but very helpful).
  • Familiarity with energy-efficiency techniques and technologies.
  • Familiarity with Duke Energy Progress, local government, and nonprofit energy-efficiency programs.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve results.

Pay: $40,000 per year.  The full-time (40 hrs per week) position funding is available for calendar year 2018. Renewal of job based upon securing additional funding and job performance.

The collateral and events budget for the position are TBD.

This position will be an employee of Green Built Alliance.  The supervisor for the position will be Sam Ruark-Eastes, Executive Director of Green Built Alliance and a member of the EITF.

Please email a resume, cover letter, three references and one example of work experience (i.e. flyer, brochure, website or video) relevant to the job description to office@greenbuilt.org by December 31, 2017. Please no phone calls. We plan to begin the interview process in early January. The person hired will be based at the Green Built Alliance offices in West Asheville.



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. We look forward to meeting you!


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.