Be part of a non-profit organization that is making the world a healthier place. Healthy Building Network (HBN) is seeking an experienced program manager who will lead and advance our HomeFree program. HomeFree is a national initiative supporting affordable housing leaders and their design teams in their efforts to improve human health by selecting healthier building products.
HBN envisions a future where all people and the environment thrive when the environment is free of toxic chemicals. Our mission is to advance human and environmental health by improving chemical hazard transparency and inspiring product innovation. Since 2000, HBN has been the leading national organization to pioneer technology platforms, research, and policies that elevate human health and environmental justice to a top priority in the green chemistry and safer product industry.
Critical Competencies for Success:
- Program Leadership: Focus on efficiency, effectiveness, innovation and continuous improvement with demonstrable results. Ability to think both strategically and tactically to develop and improve collective learning and mission impact.
- Network Builder: Exceptional relationship builder, internally and externally. Inspire and effectively facilitate a diverse array of external parties and internal staff. Ability to recruit, motivate, retain, and grow high-performance communities of practice. Assertive in taking risks and presenting and selling ideas, combined with an advanced sensitivity to the values, needs and expectations of others.
- Education and Co-Learning: Demonstrated success in education, facilitation, and Collective Impact philosophies. Ability to co-create and adapt approaches that optimize results. Experience in developing goals, metrics, measures to evaluate success.
The HomeFree Manager will oversee, direct and evolve our HomeFree initiative, leading and co-creating safer building material solutions with the HomeFree national affordable housing and energy policy cohorts. This is an opportunity to cultivate a highly integrated practice that can discover emergent needs, and influence and shape national practices and policies.
- Develop strategy and execution plans for HomeFree
- Manage budget and human resource allocations; mature and grow team capacity, including future hiring strategy.
- Propose and/or support fundraising, resource allocation, and partnership opportunities
Education, Collective Impact, Learning, and Evaluation Strategy
- Develop educational curriculum and communities of practice that allow for co-design, learning, and adaptation. Develop hypotheses, questions, and indicators and metrics for initiatives
- Use feedback and data from a variety of sources and perspectives to “reality check” program, team hypotheses and assumptions
- Assess interim indicators of impact and act adaptively in real time to adjustment strategies if necessary
- Capture and disseminate knowledge to improve organizational effectiveness
- With HBN research, data Systems staff, and others identify priorities for in-depth learning and adaptive action and partner on the development of strategies, approaches, and plans for learning/evaluation
- Support program/product teams to ensure that learning is considered and integrated into ongoing efforts as well as future strategy and planning
Systems and Capacity Building
- Build the capacity of communities of practice and national networks through a range of approaches, which may include individual and group training, outside workshops, video, website content, consultants, etc.
- Partner with the HBN teams to create and support internal structures and systems for cross-program sharing; and develop specific resources that anchor a culture of learning, both organizationally and within the program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Ability to facilitate strategic learning with all levels of participants (many will be experts in their fields, while others are new).
- Knowledge and skill in using tools and resources for learning and evaluation and the ability to support others in developing knowledge and skills with these tools.
- Knowledge of one’s own cultural competency orientation and commitment to ongoing skill development.
- Ability to develop, maintain, and evolve a body of concepts and learning that continuously informs and reflects the thinking and knowledge of HBN and specific programs.
- Ability to clearly communicate concepts, research findings, issues analysis and data interpretations and to see relationships and patterns and express them clearly.
- Skill in proactive action, independent thinking, and problem-solving with demonstrated initiative in managing a complex program.
- Ability to work in a collegial environment with people and groups with many facets of diversity in an inclusive manner.
- Ability to meet tight deadlines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of 5 years related full-time professional work experience, including work as a team leader, or a combination of equivalent experience and training.
- Preference for working knowledge of architecture or construction practices. Beneficial to have affordable housing experience, though not required.
HBN is a nationally distributed organization with staff working flexibly from home or cooperative workspaces.
Salary commensurate with experience and geographic location, in the range of $75,000 - $90,000.
How to Apply:
How to apply: Email in PDF format a letter of interest, resume and writing samples or other portfolio projects to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no phone calls. Applications accepted until position is filled.
HBN is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, gender identification, family or parental status.
Comprehensive benefits package includes employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance, vacation and unplanned leave, and access to 401(k) retirement program.