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Senior Associate, Climate Initiatives

Building Energy Exchange

Building Energy Exchange

New York, NY, USA
60,000 – 70,000 USD per year
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023

Organizational Profile The Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) is an award-winning, independent nonprofit driving decarbonization of the built environment. We accelerate the transition to healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient buildings by serving as a resource and trusted expert to the building industry. Through education, exhibits, and actionable research, BE-Ex is central to New York City and State’s climate action plans, and advances high performance buildings globally, as the founding member of the United Nations International Centres of Excellence for High Performance Buildings, and nationally through its Building Performance Partnership.

Join us to work with a dedicated, diverse, collaborative, and supportive team to transform the built environment, locally and around the world, creating healthy and sustainable buildings everywhere for everyone.

Opportunity Reporting to the Director of Educational Resources, and working with the Executive Director, the Senior Associate of Educational Resources, assists in all aspects of BE-Ex’s climate initiatives by developing and executing impactful resources — including reports, playbooks, trainings, case studies, exhibits, etc. — and playing an active role in realizing the organization’s mission and objectives. The position offers motivated candidates opportunities for professional growth and leadership.

Responsibilities • Participate in the conceptualization, research, funding efforts, and development of educational resources; • Manage or assist with specific BE-Ex initiatives, projects, and resource creation, including coordinating with partners, consultants, and clients; • Conduct research and support resource content development efforts; • Produce project content, such as analysis, copy, and graphics; including interim & final reports, presentations, and case studies; • Manage or support convening and workshops, including developing presentation materials, discussion prompts, and facilitating and documenting the sessions; • Attend and occasionally assist in the production and delivery of BE-Ex programs; • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant NYC and NYS industry events, policies, and stakeholders.

Qualifications • Candidates with Bachelors or Masters degree in Architecture, Engineering, Sustainable Development/ Management, Environmental Sciences or related fields are preferred; • Candidates with working knowledge of building science and commercial building sector strongly preferred; • Excellent organizational, written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills; • Ability to juggle multiple projects/tasks with accuracy and speed; • Ability to be a proactive self-starter, working independently to move projects and tasks forward to completion; • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and co-lead projects; • 2-4 years work experience expected for those with Masters degrees, 4-6 years for those with Bachelors; • References from work experience required; • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign a plus; • Public speaking experience a plus; • Familiarity with the NYC real estate market and stakeholders a plus.

Compensation commensurate with level of experience, but anticipated to be $60,000 - $70,000.

Building Energy Exchange provides a full suite of industry leading benefits (health, dental, vision, 401k, etc.)

Contact To apply, please email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to with subject:

2023 Senior Associate of Educational Resources - [Name]

Primary contact name: Paul Rivers Link to job posting: What special skills and superpowers are you are looking for?: Programming and events at the Building Energy Exchange are designed to promote learning and collaboration across the building industry. We would love to work with someone who takes thoughtful action and builds mindfulness into their everyday perspective. Tell us something you are proud about your company: In the background of every decision our team has made, there is always a sincere desire to have our work benefit the people who have been impacted by the status quo.

Building Energy Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.
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