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Program Coordinator, U.S. Green Building Council Illinois Chapter

Organization: U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates and compensation: Start date February 23, 2015; $30,000 – $35,000

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Description: The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter (USGBC-Illinois) seeks an energetic and skilled professional with a wide range of administrative, event management and technical skills to assist, oversee and implement educational events, member programs and services, and coordinate administrative functions of the Chapter. The Program Coordinator will work directly with staff and the Chapter’s volunteer-based committees to coordinate a variety of projects and programs related to professional development and continuing education for the green building industry in Illinois.

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the Program Coordinator will attend relevant USGBC-Illinois committee meetings, meetings with partner organizations and education and networking events hosted by USGBC-Illinois.


USGBC-Illinois is leading the green building movement in Illinois by fostering a vibrant network of sustainability leaders in the public and private sector through education and advocacy. This past year, the organization coordinated stakeholders to educate 375 individuals on Chicago’s new energy benchmarking policy and held nearly 100 educational programs for more than 3,000 green building professionals across Illinois. To continue to build on these successes, the new USGBC-Illinois Program Coordinator will work closely with the Associate Director to ensure Chicago and Illinois continue to excel as leaders in sustainability by planning and implementing upcoming educational events and workshops.
Other responsibilities include:

  • Work with staff and volunteers to plan and implement upcoming education lectures and workshops related to energy benchmarking and energy efficiency
  • Event planning and management for upcoming education session presenters and host venues to coordinate presentation content, volunteer presenters and event logistics
  • Outreach and communication with program attendees; developing program audience and attendance; sharing follow up resources and education opportunities with attendees
  • Provide day-of support for Chapter programs and events (some evening support will be required)
  • Provide member support via phone and email inquiries
  • Assist with electronic communications (Constant Contact) website content (WordPress) and online event registration system (Wild Apricot)
  • Assist with various administrative duties related to Chapter programs, events, and initiatives
  • Attend regular volunteer committee meetings and programs


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Enthusiasm and interest in sustainability and non-profit administration
  • Knowledge or interest in managing website content and event registration system
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Event management experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and references to via mail or email:

Katie Kaluzny
Associate Director
USGBC-Illinois Chapter
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1502
Chicago, IL 60654
[email protected]

No phone or in person inquiries, please.

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