Join NYC’s most impactful team working to decarbonize buildings for healthy and resilient communities.
Urban Green Council is seeking an experienced, driven and technically skilled Research Manager to join our Research & Policy team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Research & Policy, the Research Manager will plan and manage a range of innovative research initiatives to help Urban Green tackle the most pressing climate change, energy efficiency and green building challenges in New York.
Urban Green is NYC’s go-to nonprofit for sustainable building research and policy. Our technical, data-forward research and analysis informs New York’s sustainability leaders, guides industry practice, and shapes government policy and programs. We make the technical relatable – with compelling writing, inspiring design and interactive visualizations – and our research findings are widely reported in the mainstream and trade press. Recent examples include Grid Ready: Powering NYC’s All-Electric Buildings, LL97 in Focus: Jumpstarting multifamily building upgrades, and our NYC Buildings Data Hub.
Urban Green Council is a hybrid workplace. Most employees live in the greater NYC area and all employees must periodically attend in-person meetings in New York City. All Urban Green staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.
The person who will best succeed in this role:
A few other qualities we are looking for include:
The Research Manager will identify, initiate and execute projects that drive the market for deep energy retrofits and carbon-free, next-generation buildings. Key responsibilities include:
In 2024, our research focus includes assessing energy, carbon, cost and technology for electrification of hot water systems in New York’s low-rise residential buildings. Future research projects may focus on topics like electrification and heat pumps in other sectors; deep energy retrofit strategies; demand management and energy storage; or heat mitigation and other resiliency challenges in buildings.
Benefits and Compensation
The target salary for this position is $80,000, with some flexibility for qualifications and experience, and offers will be made commensurate with experience. Benefits include:
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please fill out this application form. After submitting your application, you can expect to hear from our hiring team regarding their decision within a few weeks. You may reach out to [email protected] with any questions, but applications received by email will not be reviewed.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
We believe the path to decarbonizing buildings and creating healthy and resilient communities includes a diverse team of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. At Urban Green Council we are committed to championing diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our organization, including our recruitment and hiring practices. We encourage you to apply if you are excited about this position and can see yourself in this role, even if your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed.
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please email [email protected].
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