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Manager, State & Local Advocacy at US Green Building Council

USGBC is a Washington DC based nonprofit organization focused on proving better buildings equals better lives. USGBC established the LEED system to support this vision. LEED is the most widely used green building program in the world and is helping transform buildings, communities and cities around the world. Today, people know that if they are in a LEED-certified building they are using less energy and water, avoiding waste, saving on maintenance costs, improving indoor air quality, offering comfort to their occupants, and creating less environmental burden on their community. They also know that they are in a building that enhances their health and wellness. USGBC focuses on our relevant and reimagined vision that Healthy people in healthy places equal a healthy economy.

The Advocacy & Policy team at USGBC supports community leaders and policymakers at every level of government. We provide the tools, strategies, and resources they need to be inspired and take action toward a sustainable built environment. The State & Local Advocacy Manager leads the team’s efforts at the state and local level.

The State & Local Advocacy Manager serves to expand awareness and adoption of green building policies and regulations in in state legislature, state agencies, and in local government. These outcomes are achieved through planning and execution of USGBC’s strategic public policy and advocacy activities; for priority states and cities, cultivating strategic relationships with elected officials and relevant government representatives; overseeing, and during low-resource periods conducting, the day-to-day advocacy activities and projects to advance USGBC’s influence and agenda in the state and local arena; directing a state consultant(s) for maximum benefit; and the management of a vast network of advocacy volunteers and partners.

The State & Local Advocacy Manager works closely with all members of the Advocacy & Policy team, the Communications team, and state and regional community directors. This position will also be responsible for future direct reports as the positions of ‘Regional Public Affairs Manager’ are filled.

To execute this work, this position requires domestic travel to support priority advocacy needs, to facilitate problem-solving, and to support on-the-ground coalition-building. It also requires regular presentations on advocacy, some lobbying, and extensive knowledge of government relations.

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