Position Title: Sustainability & Education Manager Reports to: Vice President, Marketing, Membership Services & Events
Summary of Position: Responsible for managing and implementing activities related to the coordination, expansion and market readiness of sustainable and energy efficient building efforts among the residential home building, remodeling and development communities within the jurisdictions of the HBA of Metro Portland. Focus will be on sustainable building efforts, programs, education and events supported by HBA and our funding partner, Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) and its subcontractors. Also responsible for managing HBAs education efforts, including those directly related to our sustainable programs and others related to general industry certifications, education and training.
Staff that report to this position: None
Overview of Responsibilities: Serve as a champion and spokesperson to promote, communicate and advance sustainable building programs and better building science efforts within the residential building, remodeling and development communities in metro Portland on behalf of the HBA.
- Maintain and advance relationships on behalf of the HBA with sustainable and building science partners including, but not limited to, Energy Trust of Oregon, PECI, ClearResult and EarthAdvantage. Promote ETO and HBA better building science initiatives for both New Homes and Existing Homes Programs.
- Encourage participation and educate builders about energy performance scores (EPS) and the New Homes Program through ETO. All collaboration activity shall be tracked and reported to ETO on a regular basis per directives given to HBA by ETO annually.
- Develop information, communications and resources that help HBA members better understand better building/sustainable opportunities, incentives, programs, products, services and tools available to them. Also serve as a link from our industry back to our sustainable program partners, jurisdictions and others about the market readiness, feasibility and challenges associated with various initiatives and specific tactics.
- Manage the Home Performance Council (HPC) of the HBA, a council of volunteers focused on residential better building/sustainable building initiatives. Coordinate monthly meetings, education and events as HPC and HBA strategic plan requires.
- Serve as the staff contact for HBA with ETO and partner organizations and their programs/activities in order to better integrate energy efficient and better building efforts within HBA shows, events and programs and government affairs efforts.
- Organize and lead HBA annual educational programs for its members including better building/sustainable practices courses, contractor business management training, national designations, sales and marketing training and Construction Contractors Board (CCB) education. Responsibilities will include all phases of event coordination including procuring sponsorships, promotion, managing registration, obtaining speakers, event agendas, logistics, budget management and on-site event coordination.
- Coordinate with our State Association (OHBA) and other HBA staff to make sure online education for contractors related to CCB requirements is communicated and marketed to our members and others in our industry.
- Plan, implement, operate, budget and market the BuildRight Conference, a large one-day business-to-business conference and trade show focused on residential better building practices. Responsibilities will include all phases of event coordination including procuring sponsorships, promotion, managing registration, obtaining speakers, event agendas, logistics, budget management and on-site event coordination.
- Coordinate and attend committee meetings for the various education programs as required. Use resources available through the National Association of Home Builders, Oregon Home Builders Association and HBA’s staff to identify hot industry related topics which may result in education programs. Keep the membership informed of education offerings of the local, state and national associations through promotion on website, print, social media, and HBA’s monthly news publication Home Building News.
- Support the events/shows team with on-site event support as needed.
Skills/Experience/Educational Requirements and Preferences
- Four-year college degree, or relevant additional work experience will be considered in lieu of educational background.
- 3 years experience working in or with the building industry preferred.
- Familiarity with green building and energy efficiency programs such as Energy Star, Earth
Advantage, and LEED for Homes.
- Familiarity with Energy Trust of Oregon, PECI or CLEAResult a plus.
- Relationships and connections with green building and sustainable organizations, government agencies and companies that interact with and support the building industry. – Conference and education planning, promotion and implementation experience.
- Ability to work in a member-driven, industry association environment while effectively
collaborating with outside partners.
- Strong communication, organization and writing and presentation skills.
- Good budget management skills.
- Commitment to HBA’s desire to create a work environment where employees act with integrity, pursue excellence in actions and attitudes, foster creativity, respect colleagues, build camaraderie and earn and exercise trust.
- The process of involvement and consensus building among members and organizational partners can achieve better outcomes worth the extra time and effort.
- Homeownership plays a vital role in successful communities.
- The home building and remodeling industry’s success is vital to our region and it can best adapt when market-driven or incentive-based approaches are the primary drivers.
- Government’s ability to provide a well planned, consistent and efficient regulatory, land use and building environment that provides stability to the development and building processes and balances the region’s economic and environmental needs will help the industry provide housing more effectively and affordably.
Compensation and Benefits: Full-time, salaried, exempt position. Base salary commensurate with experience. Association offers a 401(k) with employer match, medical/dental/vision insurance, long and short-term disability, and other benefits to qualified employees.
People will do well in our work environment who: Have an interest in and are able to support the value of the home building and remodeling industries. Enjoy an active, event-oriented environment. Can work in an atmosphere where there is regular activity and member/staff interactions, even when it may be a little disruptive. Look for ways to be of help to others. Believe in the value of collectively working with staff and members to achieve goals, even when this may slow down the process. Able to work in an environment where priorities and responsibilities are laid out in general but need to be adapted to changes in needs or demands of the day/week.
Application Requirements: Please include a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position and that also addresses the position requirements listed above. Direct application, salary requirements or history, and resume submissions to:
Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland Attn: Rachel Trice, VP of Marketing, Membership Services and Events 15555 SW Bangy Road, Suite 301 Lake Oswego, OR 97035