Green Job of the Day: Project Director – Cypress Hills VERDE, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (Brooklyn, NY)

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Job: Project Director – Cypress Hills VERDE
Organization: Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Location: Brooklyn, NY

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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The Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC), a dynamic, non-profit, holistic, community development organization serving the Cypress Hills/East New York neighborhood in Brooklyn seeks an xperienced community development professional, passionate about sustainability, to help create and mplement an innovative community-wide sustainability initiative. Cypress Hills Verde aims to make our neighborhood a greener, healthier, more affordable place to live for all of its residents. The five Verde program areas are Living, Working, Eating, Moving, and Learning and include a model block retrofit program, green affordable housing development, green job training & creation, farmers’ market study & development, transportation planning, brownfield re-development, and environmental justice education – among others.

This is a tremendous opportunity to help create interconnected, community-wide, sustainable change and requires a highly motivated and creative self-starter who welcomes work in a fast-paced environment. The Verde Project Director will report to the Director of Community Development and is responsible for:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage neighborhood-wide retrofit and weatherization program with an emphasis on extensive community outreach, assisted intake, high quality audits & retrofits, green job training and development, & extensive data tracking;
  • Collaborate with other divisions within CHLDC to “green” all aspects of the agency’s operations and
  • programming;
  • Help lead neighborhood-wide food + farming planning group;
  • Research & identify national & international best practices around community-wide and project-specific sustainability initiatives;
  • Spearhead participatory planning process to plan vacant land and brownfield re-development, transportation re-design & re-zoning among other aspects of neighborhood re-envisioning;
  • Work with CD Director, and project partners to develop & implement an environmental justice education & organizing campaign;
  • Help create new projects as neighborhood needs are identified;
  • Work closely with architects, technical assistance providers, contractors and other consultants to ensure timely & high quality completion of tasks;
  • Research, identify & prepare funding proposals & reports for funders;
  • Supervise 1-2 staff members and/or trainees or volunteers as work load and funding dictate;
  • Report to Director of Community Development, and;
  • All other duties as assigned.

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