Communications Associate

July 14th, 2020
Communications Associate

Communications Associate

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
Job Category: Communications
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Environmental

Urban Green Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a motivated communications professional who is passionate about contributing to the green building movement. 


Urban Green Council’s mission is to transform buildings for a sustainable future in NYC and around the world. We help develop cutting-edge policy, we educate a broad range of professionals, and we research solutions that drive policy and best practices nationally and globally. The Communications Associate will play a critical role in supporting these efforts.   


The ideal candidate cares deeply about sustainability issues and is excited about making our digital communications and user experience stand out. This position reports to the Associate Director of Communications.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update our websites (,,

  • Manage weekly e-newsletter development and distribution, including scheduling and editing regular blog posts.  

  • Develop and design graphics including flyers, event programs, posters, web banners, PowerPoint presentations, and other materials that support programmatic and fundraising efforts.

  • Assist with conceptualization, copy editing, and design of reports.

  • Curate and schedule content for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

  • Serve as day-to-day project manager for key departmental materials, such as the Annual Report, quarterly Board Reports, and informational brochures.

  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Marketing, Communications, Journalism/Writing, and/or related field.

  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.

  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Desire to learn nonprofit communications strategies and management, including developing marketing campaigns around sustainability issues.

  • Desire to learn more about and help advance the sustainability movement. 


Preferred Qualifications/Skills

  • Experience with social media platform management, both creating content and analyzing trends and performance.

  • Experience with back-end website management.

  • Some database experience, preferably Salesforce.

  • Experience implementing email campaigns, including the ability to edit and update an HTML template. 

Compensation & Benefits

Urban Green Council offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, a four percent 401k match, and three weeks of vacation in the first year. Staff also receive a complimentary Urban Green membership and attend all educational programs free of charge. We are proud to offer a robust professional development program that includes a budget reserved for educational opportunities, all-staff trainings, Lunch & Learns and a mentorship program. 


How To Apply

Please fill out this application form. If you have any questions, you can reach out to [email protected]. This is a full-time role based out of Urban Green’s office in NYC. However, given the right fit, we will consider candidates in the tri-state area. Due to COVID-19, all work is currently being done remotely and may continue as such for an indeterminate amount of time.


Our Values 


Excellence: We strive for innovative high-quality programs and ideas.

Inclusion: The diverse voices and backgrounds of our employees, board of directors, members, and partners make us stronger.

Collaboration: We believe consensus delivers better solutions and teamwork is essential to our success. 

Engagement: We promote a culture of performance, participation, and curiosity.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Urban Green Council

Transforming buildings for a sustainable future.

  • 55 Broad St., 9th Floor
  • New York, NY 10004
  • USA
  • Phone:

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