Sustainable Households Manager


Sustainable Households Manager

Sustainable Households Manager

    December 29, 2021    By admin

  •   Full Time
  •   Nashville, TN

Urban Green Lab’s sustainable households manager is responsible for helping teach individuals, families, and neighborhoods how to live sustainably and where they can learn more. Supervised by the Executive Director and in collaboration with a team of fellow managers in classrooms and workplaces, the households manager oversees a portfolio of community-facing programs that achieve our mission, reflect our values, and reach our long-term goals for more individual engagement. We’re looking for someone who can develop professionally and grow with us over time. The position is full-time exempt and based in Nashville with a flexible work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities


Community Trainings

Grow Urban Green Lab’s lessons for teaching families and individuals the basics of how to live sustainably at home and where they can learn more, and deliver it where people gather in their neighborhoods, such as with neighborhood associations, community centers, faith-based institutions, etc. Partner with fellow education managers to identify goals and metrics, and work closely with program participants to steer them toward other Urban Green Lab initiatives and helpful resources year-round.

Sustainable in the City

Co-lead Sustainable in the City, an educational webinar series for the general public co-hosted monthly with Metro Government’s Zero Waste Nashville. Help identify themes and expert speakers, with a focus on how people can live more sustainably in their own households and neighborhoods year-round. Help promote the series, interview panelists and answer questions, and give brief primers as necessary on each webinar’s theme to set the stage for the presentations that follow.

Volunteer Program

Help formalize and lead a new volunteer program for Urban Green Lab that engages individuals and families more deeply in our mission. Recruit, retain, and observe volunteers, and train them how to deliver a basic sustainable living lesson within their own neighborhoods. Work with the Development Manager to turn volunteers into supporters, cultivating them to deepen relationships. Celebrate volunteer achievements, and bring them together to share year-round.

Special Initiatives

Help manage the Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative, assisting with partnerships and general administration. Participate in regular initiative meetings with community stakeholders to help strategize, grow initiative-focused partnerships, and assist with related projects and events. Join fellow staff in helping integrate other special cross-divisional initiatives into the Households Division’s programs, such as the Nashville Food Waste Initiative and broader zero waste work.

Other Duties

Respond to community inquiries and disseminate them to relevant teammates. Evaluate and report performance of annual goals and assigned long-term strategic plan tasks monthly with the team. Work with the Development Manager to raise funds through your division, with a focus on individual giving. Speak or present occasionally at community events about Urban Green Lab and our mission. Participate in all regular team meetings, retreats, and functions. Other duties as assigned.

Personal Attributes

We’re searching for someone who is the following:

  • Passionately committed to Urban Green Lab’s mission and values
  • Entrepreneurial and goal-orientated with a keen sense for innovation
  • Proactive, dependable, and on time – a team player to the core
  • Diplomatic with excellent community relations and listening skills
  • Positive and flexible with intellectual curiosity and ability to adjust to change
  • Inclusive and empathetic with an understanding of what it means to be equitable
  • Humble and gracious under pressure with a high sense of integrity and humor
Experience & Knowledge

We’re searching for someone who can demonstrate an understanding of the following:

  • The diverse needs of individuals and families in their neighborhoods
  • How to organize people and move them to action together for a cause
  • Educating and facilitating learning among people with different perspectives
  • Connecting people to resources and other people to exchange best practices
  • Building and nourishing community partnerships with like-minded institutions
  • Managing a project or program with myriad staff, partners, and stakeholders
  • Collecting, reporting, and presenting meaningful data and outcomes
  • The basics of sustainable living or related issues (ideal)
Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position with a starting salary in the $50,000-$55,000 range. Benefits include health insurance allowance (medical, dental, and vision), 408p match, cell phone stipend, team volunteering and service hours, and generous paid time off.

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to Todd Lawrence, Executive Director, at Instead of a resume, you may include a link to your LinkedIn profile or online biography in your cover letter. Combine all documents into one PDF file with your full name as the file name and write “Sustainable Households Manager” in the email subject line. Incomplete submissions and follow-up inquiries will not be considered. Only applicants selected for consideration will be contacted. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. All correspondence is confidential. Background check required.

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