Formed in 2001, GBU’s mission is to foster transformative impact in our communities through green building education and advocacy. GBU is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with more than 600 members, and work areas divided among education, policy and advocacy, and strategic initiatives. GBU is funded through an even mix of memberships and corporate partnerships, major events, and grants and contracts. GBU is governed by a 20+ person Board of Directors and currently has six full-time staff. GBU’s staff works collaboratively and engages frequently with the Board and other volunteers.
The Policy and Communications Manager will be responsible for leading policy and advocacy work on behalf of the organization including: collaboratively setting the strategic agenda for the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts, coordinating the efforts of the Policy and Advocacy Committee, briefing members on current and future legislative opportunities, prioritizing key issue areas for member engagement, communicating to lawmakers the value of green building, and assisting partners in government with the implementation of green building policies. In addition, the Policy and Communications Manager will help manage narrative building, PR, and strategic communications for the organization.
They will work with staff to promote program areas such as the Philadelphia 2030 District, the Housing Equity Repair and Electrification for Climate Justice (HERE4CJ) Coalition in Philadelphia, the UN Centre for Excellence, and other related education, advocacy, and strategic initiative efforts as needed.
Lastly, the Policy and Communications Manager will support the Executive Director and Development Director with external partner management. The Policy and Communications Manager will work under the supervision of the Executive Director. All staff work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to achieve GBU’s organizational goals, as laid out in the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, with a focus on maintaining the strength and efficacy of the current policy and strategic initiatives portfolio.