Department National Initiatives
Location Washington, D.C.
Entity Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Job Summary The 2020 Green Communities Intern supports the launch of the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria as a member of the Building Resilient Futures team. The Enterprise Green Communities Criteria is a national green building program designed explicitly for the affordable housing sector. Currently active in 42 states, the Criteria is an influential tool in shaping the quality of affordable housing. We released an update to our Criteria in January 2020 and are now developing tools and trainings to build the ability of the affordable housing sector to understand and implement the latest features of the program.
The person in this position will support this work in three ways: through helping to coordinate and support tool development for our 2020 Criteria launch trainings, through supporting our green affordable housing certification process, and through researching impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations.
The position requires strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to conduct short research projects, the ability to manage details and nuance while keeping the larger project purpose in mind, self-motivation, the ability to effectively work both independently and as part of a team, and the ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks. The position represents an opportunity to more fully integrate best practices of green building within affordable housing development nationwide. The position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Senior Director, National Initiatives.
Track and coordinate key details and logistics for our 2020 Criteria national launch trainings
Support the development of tools included in the 2020 Criteria launch trainings (training activities and materials)
Support our 2020 Criteria certification review team in administrative project reviews and plaque processing
Research disproportionate impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations; synthesize findings and share with team to support development of our Building Resilient Futures initiative.
Additional tasks as relevant to supporting the launch of the 2020 Criteria and the continued development of the Building Resilient Futures initiative
Completed at least 3 (three) years at an accredited 4 (four) year college or university; college graduate or graduate students preferred.
Interest and working knowledge of residential construction, affordable housing, and/or sustainability/green building
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience writing research briefs and reports.
Strong research skills and the ability to analyze and report/summarize technical green building practices.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to track key details of complex projects.
Ability to work on highly collaborative teams both virtually and in-person.
Self-motivation; ability to work both independently and as a team player.
Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate complex activities, prioritize conflicting demands, and meet deadlines.
Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel; familiarity with web-based research required.
Strong initiative with ability to seek out relevant information prior to making timely decisions
Demonstrate strong ethics in interpersonal relations. Work as an effective and collaborative team member; treat internal and external customers with respect, honesty, and professionalism.