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President, Green Building Initiative- Portland, OR

Organization: Green Building Initiative

Position Title: President

Location: Portland, OR

Hours and Compensation: not given

Application Deadline: September 23, 2o13

 

Organization Overview

Founded in 2004, the Green Building Initiative (GBI) is a nonprofit organization and ANSI Standards Developer dedicated to accelerating the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings. GBI promotes credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial buildings.

GBI’s Green Globes® is a web‐based program for green building guidance and certification that includes an onsite assessment by a third party. GBI additionally offers personnel certification programs for highly qualified individuals who wish to support the building certification process as Green Globes Professionals, Guiding Principles Compliance Professionals, or Green Globes Assessors.

Description

The President drives initiatives to meet the overall strategic direction set in collaboration with the 21-member Board of Directors and GBI staff. While the President is accountable for all aspects of GBI’s outreach and operations, the President also works directly with senior staff and relies on the Executive Vice President/General Manager to oversee the daily activities of approximately 10 FTE and part-time consultants. The President is primarily focused on achievement of GBI’s mission through promotion and growth of GBI, including but not limited to growth of building and personnel certifications, strategic alliances, board of directors, public relations, and marketing. The President is primarily focused on achievement of GBI’s mission through promotion and growth of GBI, including but not limited to growth of building and personnel certifications, strategic alliances, board of directors, public relations, and marketing. The President ensures the organization is managed in an ethical and financially responsible manner that is consistent with recognized corporate governance practices for non-profit organizations and best practices in financial management, human resources and legal matters.

Ideal Candidate

The President is an innovative, entrepreneurial leader who will craft a vision for the future and take the organization to the next level. He or she has a genuine interest in and connection to sustainability and a holistic perspective of the industry. The President is a natural relationship builder in order to establish and maintain existing relationships within GBI’s industry. The preferred candidate should be confident, yet charismatic, that immediately establishes credibility with the Board of Directors, GBI staff, and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate possesses a successful track record of accomplishing goals and objectives in an entrepreneurial environment. GBI’s president is prudent and respectful of others while comfortable and confident in a highly competitive environment and able to create and take opportunities that reinforce GBI’s importance and relevance in the market.

Qualifications

Seven to ten years of experience in a senior leadership position. Knowledge of green building; energy issues, water efficiency, and sustainable practices; buildings and operations; building science; manufacturing; government; and the environment for building certification is ideal. Business development expertise coupled with the ability to successfully grow an organization in an entrepreneurial way is essential. Master’s degree or equivalent skills and experience in a relevant field is preferred.

How to Apply

Green Building Initiative is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter expressing how your interest and accomplishments align with our needs and mission to Lara Cunningham at search@waldronhr.com as soon as possible, no later than September 23, 2013. For any questions please call Lara at 503-620-1106.

See full position profile at: http://www.waldronhr.com/…ions/gbi_president.pdf

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