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Sustainability Manager

Women's Housing and Economic Development


Description
The Sustainability Manager will ensure WHEDco's mixed-use developments are maintained as green buildings through the measurement and tracking the energy and utility performance, education, planning, and building improvements.

Responsibilities:
Urban Horizons Retrofit Project
•Manage final stage of residential retrofit project including the budget, cash flow, timeline, financing and contract requirements.
•Oversee commercial energy audit and retrofit planning process.
•Identify potential retrofit funding sources with Development and assist with proposals.
•Coordinate residential energy retrocommissioning work with government agencies and consultants. Energy Management, Reporting and Compliance
•Track and manage the energy performance of Urban Horizons and Intervale Green.
•Collect and organize utility data, establish energy/water usage and costs, analyze use patterns and trends, and identify areas of potential cost savings.
•Update UH and IG energy and water consumption reports as needed for asset management, property management or fundraising purposes.
•Comply with requirements under Greener Greater Buildings Plan for IG and UH.

Education on Energy/Water Issues
•Use principles of behavioral psychology to create and conduct targeted tenant education workshops.
•Manage tenant leadership councils or green teams.
•Help identify and apply for new sources of funding for education and behavior change work. Building Improvements
•Work with Housing Development Director to identify capital needs for two large multifamily buildings.
•Identify and assist with applying for potential funding sources.
•Implement capital improvement projects in coordination with housing development director, superintendent, property manager, residents, commercial tenants and WHEDco staff.
•Manage project budgets, timelines, funding requirements, contracts/agreements, and vendors/contractors.

Organization-Wide Sustainability Planning Identify and create a plan to “operationalize” cost/resource reduction strategies within WHEDco
•Recycling
•Purchasing
•Water conservation
•Measurement and communication
•Carbon emission reduction goals
•Healthy eating at work: vending machines, drinking water, microwaves
•Integrated Pest Management

Qualifications:
Master’s degree or comparable experience in urban planning, sustainability, real estate development, public administration or community development.
• Building Performance Institute training or Multifamily Building Analyst Certification preferred
•Proficient with principles of green building and energy efficiency.
•3 years project management experience
•Familiarity with affordable housing development in New York City, including local/state agencies and private sector entities.
•Commitment to the issues facing low-income families.
•Excellent communication writing and presentation skills.
•Organized, enthusiastic, flexible and entrepreneurial.
•Sense of humor and perspective.

How TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:

Email: sustainability@whedco.org Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 Attn: Rebecca Eigenbauer

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Sustainability Manager to join its Housing Development Department. WHEDco has worked for twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; and family support. See www.whedco.org for more information. WHEDco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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