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Title: Project Manager, Better Places for People
Organization: World Green Building Council
Location: London, UK or Toronto, Canada

Salary: London £38,000 - £48,000; Toronto $63,000 - $80,000 CDN (depending on experience)

Type of Position: Permanent Position (Minimum 2-year fixed contract)

About the World Green Building Council

The World Green Building Council is a global network of Green Building Councils (GBCs) in over 70 countries which is transforming the places we live, work, play, heal and learn.

Buildings are diverse and beautiful but they must also be sustainable. We believe green buildings can and must be at the centre of our lives. Our changing climate means we must reshape the way we grow and build. Our mission is to create green buildings for everyone, everywhere - enabling people to thrive both today and tomorrow. By taking action, we champion local and global leadership. We empower our community to drive change. We are greater than the sum of our parts, and commit to green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

About the Project - Better Places for People

The Better Places for People project is a global initiative which drives thought leadership globally and supports GBCs and their member companies to increase the demand and supply of green buildings which are supportive of the health, wellbeing and productivity of the people within them.

The ultimate goal of the project is first and foremost to advance green buildings, proving their business case by demonstrating their positive impact on health, wellbeing and even productivity. The ideal candidate can grasp this subtlety and build it into every activity they undertake.

The project currently collects and disseminates research and thought leadership presented in a variety of ways, including blogs, longer reports, research snapshots and targets real estate investors, developers, owners, managers, architects and other audiences. There is scope also to expand the project and develop creative and innovative approaches to achieving the project objectives working closely with GBCs, partners, and the project sponsors. .

Better Places for People Project Manager:

The Project Manager will report directly to the Director of Global Projects and Partnerships, and will work closely with the five Regional Heads based in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and MENA. The candidate will also work closely with the Marketing and Communications team based in London, UK as well Green Building Councils from over 25 countries.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work with his/her manager to deliver the overall strategy for the project, including the 2018 Project Plan, and development of new activities and outputs for 2018 and 2019;
  • Work with Regional Heads to engage GBCs more deeply in the project;
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the project and lead the delivery of all project activities including collateral, a combination of reports, presentations, infographics, etc.;
  • Develop relationships with GBCs to identify and deliver what they need to achieve impact;
  • Work closely with his/her manager to secure new funders and manage relationships with existing funders;
  • Manage the project budget, as well as contracts with external experts such as designers, PR firms and technical experts;
  • Schedule, execute and follow-up on webinars with the Project Steering Committee (~6 per year) to solicit feedback and secure approvals on key project activities.

Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate has…

  • 4+ years of project management experience with specific expertise in either the building/property/real estate sector and/or working on sustainability/climate change;
  • Specific experience or interest in international work, ideally with a proven record for managing a geographic and culturally diverse network of stakeholders;
  • A willingness to take on tasks large and small and to work in a small office environment;
  • A love to travel (minimum of 4 international trips per year with potential for more).
  • Excellent research, writing and speaking/presenting skills

The ideal candidate is...

  • A strategic thinker – has an ability to focus on the end goal and ensure that every activity and approach is directed towards this goal
  • A creative mind – will innovate with approaches, including creating different types of content and activities and developing new avenues, new partnerships and/or sponsorships for the project
  • A relationship builder - will listen to the needs of industry, GBCs, colleagues and funders and then work collaboratively to deliver.
  • Able to develop and implement a workplan Be meticulous in managing deadlines and deliverables, working with manager, colleagues and contractors to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery.

Please submit your CV and cover letter to by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

WorldGBC thanks all applicants but we will only contact those selected for a first round interview to be held in the last two weeks of January.

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GoodWork ID: 43333       Date posted to Dec 15 2017