Cincinnati 2030 District Director (deadline extended to 8/9)

July 17, 2019 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Green Umbrella

Green Umbrella seeks a dynamic, connected, detail-oriented person to lead the continued development and growth of the Cincinnati 2030 District, an initiative of Green Umbrella. The Cincinnati 2030 District is a collaborative effort to create a network of healthy, high-performing buildings starting in Cincinnati’s central business district. Property owners will achieve the goals of the District collectively through collaboration, shared resources and innovative solutions that will lead to cost savings, healthier buildings and a more livable, desirable city. This, in turn, helps Cincinnati attract and retain a high caliber workforce and new entrepreneurial talent, while also promoting economic development.

2030 Districts are a national model for urban sustainability made up of property owners who commit to reducing their buildings’ energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions by the year 2030. Cincinnati’s District will also add a building health component, which will be further defined in the coming year.

This full-time position reports to GU’s Executive Director. The Director will work out of the Green Umbrella office in Madisonville and potentially out of a collaborative space downtown, and will frequently attend meetings as s/he engages members and stakeholders.

About Green Umbrella

Green Umbrella envisions our region as one of the nation’s top ten most sustainable metro areas by 2020. We facilitate collaboration among over 200 area non-profits, businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities around environmental sustainability. We utilize the Collective Impact model, which teaches that success requires having a common agenda, using a shared measurement system, supporting mutually-reinforcing activities and maintaining continuous communication. Green Umbrella is the “backbone organization” that helps all member organizations work better together to promote a more environmentally-sustainable region. Green Umbrella sees the 2030 District as a proven strategy to significantly decrease the environmental impact of the built environment, as outlined in the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan.

Primary Responsibilities

The Director of the Cincinnati 2030 District is responsible for the overall management and operation of the Cincinnati 2030 District initiative, including the recruitment of Members and Partners, administration of programs, dissemination of District achievements and long-term financial sustainability of the District.

District Engagement

  • Set (with Advisory Council) and achieve annual recruitment goals for Member commitment and participation.
  • Develop, cultivate and maintain strong, supportive relationships with District Members and Partners which ensures ongoing, active participation.
  • Engage Advisory Council Members in ways that match their skills and interests with the needs of the initiative and its Members and Partners.
  • Promote, coordinate and develop active and broad participation by other volunteers and partners in rewarding ways that advance the work of the organization and community-wide understanding.
  • Maintain an effective relationship with the 2030 Districts Network and other 2030 District directors. Participate in required and relevant 2030 Districts Network events. Manage reporting requirements to the 2030 Districts Network.
  • Supervise the Cincinnati 2030 District Program Manager in developing and maintaining an online dashboard to track district progress in meeting energy, water, health and transportation targets. Ensure that all building owners are supported in reporting accurate and timely data to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and other online tools; provide analyzed reports back to district members.
  • Collaborate with GU’s Communications & Membership Coordinator and Director of Public Engagement to lead marketing initiatives and public relations communications in a manner that furthers the cause of the District and raises visibility, credibility and relevance of Green Umbrella across the community.
  • Develop and deliver relevant, quality programs and resources.
  • Oversee hiring, supervision and evaluation of interns and contractors.
Financial Sustainability
  • Find, obtain, cultivate and sustain funding streams (including sponsors, Professional Partners, grants, etc.) that support the initiative’s annual financial operating requirements and advance financial sustainability for Green Umbrella (with support from ED).
  • Manage commitments and reporting attached to funding.
Strategy: Plans & Goals
  • Identify and lead governmental and public advocacy opportunities which advance the objectives of the District.
  • Regularly analyze the energy, water, health and transportation metrics of Members and use these analyses to inform long-range strategy
  • Develop and implement metrics not yet addressed by Portfolio Manager (transportation, health etc.).


This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in improving the sustainability of the Greater Cincinnati region. Therefore, first and foremost, the Director must be committed to the mission of Green Umbrella and the Collective Impact model. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Required of Applicants:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum five years of business, government and/or nonprofit experience
  • Demonstrated selfdirection and ability to work independently
  • Experience developing collaborative and engaging networks
  • Knowledge in Energy Management, Energy Audit, ENERGY STAR and/or Energy Consulting, Transportation Planning and Healthy Building Design/Practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective in grantwriting and fundraising
  • Skilled at making a pitch

Preferred of Applicants:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Lead involvement in launching a start-up
  • Dynamic public speaking presence
  • Proven experience in sales, membership, sponsorship and/or donation solicitation
  • Experience working and collaborating with corporate partners, real estate companies, property managers and/ or developers, etc.
  • LEED AP, CEM (Certified Energy Manager), CEA (Certified Energy Auditor), or BEAP (Building Energy Assessment Professional) Certification, WELL AP

Description of Salary & Benefits

  • Annual salary of $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays annually
  • Accrual of twelve (12) vacation days in first year of employment (increases with tenure at organization)
  • Accrual of ten (10) sick days annually
  • Flex-time policy for overtime hours
  • Health Insurance: Currently 50% of health insurance premium cost for full-time employees is covered by GU (no wait period), spouse/family health insurance is offered, employee pays full cost.
  • Other worksite wellness initiatives as announced

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references as one PDF attachment by 5:00 PM on August 9th, 2019 to Address cover letter to Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Executive Director. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so if you are interested in the position, please submit your information as soon as possible.


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