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Harvard University

43008BR: Associate Director, Green Building Services

Date posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Job Details:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads and/or supports University-wide green building strategy, guidelines, and policy development, in collaboration with stakeholders from across the University. Participates as a member of university-wide sustainability committees, including the development of green building strategy and policies.
  • Oversees/manages service delivery to Harvard clients, ensures customer expectations are met and customer satisfaction is achieved. Monitors project progress and quality control, sets annual objectives and reviews performance of the GBS unit on a regular basis.
  • Provides leadership to and supervision of all GBS staff; responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training new staff as needed; responsible for performance management, ongoing training, and development planning.
  • Oversees staff providing green building consulting services (e.g. leading sustainability design charrettes and goal setting meetings), attends project meetings and effectively works with design and construction teams to promote sustainable design and construction and ensure adequate accountability. Provides support for the Green Campus Loan Fund, Life Cycle Costing calculator, and other activities as directed.
  • Develops or grows existing services, identifies and develops new services in collaboration with other Energy & Facilities/Campus Services groups/units. Identifies new clients and projects, markets services, writes/reviews proposals, and negotiates contracts.Acts as the primary contact and lead on green building consulting services/support to high impact/strategic projects and master planning efforts at the University. This may include providing assistance with RFP development, proposal reviews, responding to general building-related questions
    and providing follow-up support to internal customers and stakeholders. Leads and/or provides
    support for special projects (short and long-range), initiatives, and tasks as assigned.
  • Responsible for administering and maintaining Harvard's Green Building Standards. This includes
    educating stakeholders and providing support to the Harvard community, creating tools, including
    introducing standards to project teams, reviewing energy models and life cycle costing results, and
    facilitating the integrated design and life cycle costing processes, identifying best practices,
    analyzing lessons learned, etc. Facilitates or participates in sub-committees as appropriate to develop
    recommendations for revising/updating the Green Building Standards (or other standards, best
    practices, etc.). Reports regularly on the status of green buildings at Harvard, including the Green
    Building Standards and project performance relative to complying with the standards.
  • Responsible for the financial performance of the GBS group. Manages GBS budget, including
    quarterly and annual reviews, budget projections, invoicing; sets and tracks group/program metrics
    and performance goals; monitors and manages unit activities to ensure compliance with policies and
  • Identifies and addresses training needs - for individual staff, for the overall GBS program, and for
    stakeholders across the University. Develops and delivers green building design, construction, and
    operations educational materials to Harvard capital project teams, operations staff, etc.
  • Collaborates with Campus Services groups (i.e. OFS, E&U)- Oversees provision of metrics, data,
    and information as requested - i.e. for survey responses, "town/gown" reports, or presentations by
    senior administration - collaborates on both internal and external presentations about sustainability at
    Harvard (specifically as it relates to green building). Works with Campus Services personnel,
    customers, and the University community at large to achieve optimal utilization of energy resources
    (minimize energy usage and environmental footprint).
  • Prepares and delivers presentations, both internally and externally, on green buildings at Harvard,
    shares lessons learned through articles and case studies.

Basic Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience running a program related to campus sustainability,sustainable building, energy management or design engineering with a demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects and staff, and promote energy efficiency and sustainability is required.
  • BS/BA/BArch degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, energy management, architecture, or related field is required (advanced degree preferred).
  • Current LEED® Accredited Professional (or be able to achieve credentials within first 90 days of employment) required. Detailed understanding of and fluency in sustainable building strategies and rating systems required.  

To Apply, Please visit:

Specialties Desired:
Construction Engineering
Electrical Design
Energy Engineer
Energy Manager
Engineering Design

Teori Shaw-Boyce, Recruitment Services Coordinator
Harvard University
124 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-8224 

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