Job Title: Program Associate, GSI Partners
Reports to: Manager, Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners
Job Status: Full Time, Permanent (grant and contract funded)
Application Deadline: June 2, 2017
Start Date: August 1, 2017
About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is a community of local independent businesses that demonstrate the degree to which businesses can build profitable enterprises while serving community needs and protecting the environment. SBN’s mission is to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region. Since 2001, SBN has been the leading advocacy and membership organization for local independently -owned businesses committed to improving their environmental and social impacts as well as their profitability.
SBN offers a variety of programming to our members and larger local business community throughout the year.
We connect members with each other as well as decision makers, to exchange learnings and best practices, bond over commonalities, and share iideas forhow policies and processes could better support your business to grow and thrive.
We promote our members within and outside of our network, as well as the strengths of a local economy and triple bottom line practices.
SBN advocates on members’ behalf throughout the year to ensure that small, locally-owned, and sustainably-minded businesses are fully supported to start, grow, and thrive.
About the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners
The Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners is a priority initiative of SBN working to advance the local GSI industry, innovation, and the local economy as it relates to GSI. Formed in 2012 in response to Philadelphia’s ambitious and innovative stormwater management plan, Green City, Clean Waters, the GSI Partners advocate for the greenest approaches to be facilitated and incentivized as much as possible, and for the public and private investment to remain as local as possible. Members include locally-owned engineering and landscape architecture firms; landscape contracting firms; builders; and material suppliers whose services and products pertain to GSI. Members are recognized as experts locally, regionally, and nationally.
In January 2016, SBN published a report called the Economic Impact of Green City, Clean Waters: The First 5 Years, which highlights the degree to which this innovative policy is catalyzing local economic growth, and points to significant future potential over the next 20.
Position Description and Qualifications:
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is seeking a Program Associate for our GSI Partners initiative to support the Manager in the successful implementation of all program activities.
The ideal candidate will be proactive and have strong organizational skills; have polished communication and interpersonal skills; be orientated towards problem-solving; and be team-oriented while having strong self-management skills. The ideal candidate will also have a working knowledge of green stormwater infrastructure and/or Green City, Clean Waters; experience working with the business community; and be familiar with SalesForce or similar CRM.
Under the direction of the Manger of the GSI Partners, and in collaboration and cooperation with other staff, the Program Associate will support the successful implementation and growth of the GSI Partners initiative. The Program Associate will provide programmatic and administrative support in the following key areas, and other related tasks as needed:
- Programs and Events
- Assist in the planning and execution of GSI Partners programs and events, including the Quarterly Meetings, annual Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony, and annual GSI Operation and Maintenance Course
- Capacity Building Grants
- Assist in the administration of the Capacity Building Grants, including but not limited to reviewing applications and tracking grant budget
- Rain Check
- Collaborate with PHS and PWD to manage, improve, and grow the Rain Check program, specifically as it relates to the subcontractor network
- Assist in the development of meaningful content for newsletter, social media, and website
Additional qualifications for this position to what is noted above include:
- Demonstrated commitment to SBN’s values and mission
- Interest and/or experience in non-profit program coordination
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum 3-5 years’ relevant experience