Advocacy and Policy Associate

U.S. Green Building Council Published: October 9, 2017
Job Type
Outreach / Advocacy / Policy /

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~ Our vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. ~

Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

Through our community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, our global staff is working every day to help advance spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, work and play in.

Position Overview

The Advocacy and Policy Associate will serve as a critical member of USGBC’s public affairs team, engaged in executing critical green building advocacy and policy projects, supporting research projects, and also participating in and supporting department-wide activities. These responsibilities involve engagement with internal and external stakeholders, project execution, policy research, and significant writing of a range of advocacy materials.

Specific Responsibilities

Advocacy responsibilities (approximately 50 percent on annual basis) include:

  • Write letters, articles, and other advocacy communications on both assigned topics and of his/her initiative
  • Conduct direct outreach to USGBC local community staff, USGBC members, business allies, advocates, and elected officials at all levels of government
  • Implement advocacy plans for particular projects, working with direction of team members
  • Use team systems to track advocacy activities

Green building research responsibilities (approximately 25 percent on annual basis) include:

  • Monitor and track key green building research, including market data, innovation, business case studies, and policies, by others, and prepare occasional articles or briefs
  • Assist team members with preparing draft requests for proposals, scopes, contracts, and similar documents to engage outside researchers
  • Support development of cooperative research projects with target academic institutions and nonprofit organizations
  • With supervision, support outside research projects such as by monitoring progress, providing data, reviewing draft output, informing internal stakeholders, etc.

Policy responsibilities (approximately 25 percent on annual basis) include:

  • Conduct green building policy research, including federal and state laws, rule makings, pending legislation and other public policies. Policy research could be specific to a particular bill or regulation, to a jurisdiction (e.g., finding current status of buildings policies in a target jurisdiction), or to a topic across multiple jurisdictions
  • Typically, policy research involves a combination of database and web searches and outreach by email and phone to knowledgeable individuals and the target jurisdiction
  • Evaluate policies and determine policy relevance and key features, develop critical comparative analyses and prepare accurate summaries
  • Develop proposed changes to bills and other draft policies to meet specified objectives
  • Write policy briefs and case studies

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email (or fax) your resume and a letter of interest
  • Note the title of the position you are applying for and your salary requirements
  • Submit files as PDFs or Word documents
  • Fax: 202-315-3949
  • Job ID:36717547
  • No phone calls, please

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