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16 Oct 2018

Full-Time Sustainability Program Administrator

Town of Brookline, MA – Posted by kbrewton Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

The Town of Brookline, a diverse community of 59,000 adjacent to Boston, is seeking a sustainability program administrator to plan towards achieving zero emissions by 2050.
Within the Economic Development & Long-Term Planning Division of the Planning Department, this position will promote and assist in implementing and overseeing energy conservation initiatives; coordinate all municipal programs and projects that have an energy component; provide staff support to the Climate Action Committee; assist in developing policy recommendations; manage the Green Communities grant; and seek other sustainability-related funding and/or grants.
The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in and knowledge of energy efficiency; delight in problem solving; have a demonstrated ability to influence without authority; be curious about emerging sustainability practices; have a collaborative leadership style, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit.
A Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences/engineering or related field plus a minimum of five years of experience in program administration and/or grant writing; a Master’s degree in an aforementioned discipline is highly desirable; or any equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Other critical qualifications include knowledge of state sustainability data, grants and regulations; financial aptitude and budget management; understanding of climate change science, greenhouse gas emission models, and sustainable standards such as Net Zero or LEED; demonstrated program development and project management skills; and excellent verbal/written skills and ability to conduct and facilitate public meetings.
A valid driver’s license and ability to attend evening meetings are required. Diversity is a vital characteristic of the town and a wide range of applicants are encouraged to apply. 
Starting salary $72,937 plus generous benefits. Resume and letter of interest by November 16, 2018.

The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce.

How to Apply

Apply directly to the Town's website at

Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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