Community Coordinator

The San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to inspire, educate and collaborate within our community to transform our built environment toward true sustainability.

SDGBC seeks a candidate to join our team as a Community Coordinator to help us grow our community and programs.  

This is a full-time, entry-level position. Primary work will be performed at the SDGBC Office located in Downtown San Diego (East Village area). Community Coordinator will also be expected to attend meetings and event located throughout San Diego County and work nights and weekends to support chapter events and meetings. 

OPERATIONS (+/- 10 hours per week) 

Manage all aspects of operations, which include: 

  • Volunteer Support: Oversee the development of a robust volunteer community, including committee coordination. Oversee the management, reporting, budgeting, and organizational planning of committees.
  • Membership Management: Manage the recruitment and retention of members.
  • Office Management: Oversee all aspects of office management including purchasing, scheduling, and customer service.  Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of our mission.  
  • Organizational Excellence: Manage insurance, tax, licensing and compliance with all regulations governing non-profits in California.
  • Financial Management: Assist with the management of income and expenses in coordination with the Executive Director.

EVENTS (+/- 15 hours per week) 

Education and Events Management (monthly events, special events, meetings, etc.)

  • Venue coordination
  • Schedule and coordination of food and beverage, AV, etc.
  • Development of promotional materials
  • Outreach through social media, newsletter, website, and partner organizations
  • Coordination of speakers
  • When needed, support committees and committee volunteers in delivery of successful events

COMMUNICATIONS (+/- 10 hours per week) 

Manage all aspects of outreach and communication, which include:

  • Marketing: Manage marketing and brand components, generate graphics, and messaging
  • Weekly E-Blast: Work with staff and volunteers to develop and deliver 3x monthly emails to all contacts with highlights of upcoming events via Wild Apricot or similar
  • Monthly Member Newsletter:  Develop and deliver monthly graphic-rich newsletter to members via website platform.
  • Support creative development of outreach and website content. Develop, solicit, edit, and compose the following content for delivery in the last week of each month:
  • 1x Sponsor Profile per month (to be archived on website as well)List of new and renewed members
  • Calendar of events for the coming month
  • List of recent LEED Certified projects
  • Summary of media articles (SDBJ, U-T, Daily Transcript, etc.) on green building for the past month
  • Minimum of two articles of interest from our members taken from National USGBC emails
  • Include summary of past events
  • Include information from USGBC National on development of LEED 
  • Website Updates for Events:  Ensure that the GreenMeet and Lunch+LEED and other chapter events are posted on website per the attached task management tool 
  • Ensure regular and timely updates on Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Response to regular customer service inquiries
  • Coordinate communication with USGBC and ILFI networks
  • Connect with our PR and media partners at USGBC and ILFI to transfer some of the messaging to San Diego member community
  • Work with PR contractors to support outreach for special events and announcements
  • Work with Executive Director to transfer online community platform to a new CRM system

DEVELOPMENT (+/- 5 hours per week) 

Coordinate fund development and grant/sponsorship fulfillment

  • Manage grant process from LOI to final grant report back
  • Manage the sponsorship database
  • Track donations
    • Generate ‘Thank You’ notes and tax receipts
    • Collect membership, logo and text describing sponsor
    • Regular check-ins on sponsor satisfaction

We anticipate that these duties may change and evolve over time and in relation to the needs and priorities of SDGBC.  It may be possible that your responsibilities will include travel across the region and occasionally to places elsewhere in the U.S. may be required.

Skills and requirements:

  • BA in business management, nonprofit management, communications or similar
  • 2 or more years of experience working in the non-profit sector preferred
  • Interest in green buildings and sustainability topics preferred
  • Proficiency in social media and online communications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with event planning and coordination
  • Proficiency in MS Office platform
  • Candidate must have strong attention to detail, ability to work well in teams, positive attitude, and customer service skills
  • Spanish language skills
  • Familiarity with USGBC certification programs or accreditation
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Comfortable engaging with members and public speaking
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (Wild Apricot, Nation Builder)


Please send resume and cover letter indicating why you believe you will be a good fit for this position to by December 26, 2017. Interviews will be held January 3rd - January 12 2018.

  • Please note the title of the position you are applying for and your salary requirements
  • Submit files as PDFs or Word documents
  • No phone calls, please
  • Recent College Graduates encouraged to apply
  • No relocation available
  • Local candidates only

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