15-0428 Materials Manager - International Living Future Institute



15-0428 Materials Manager - International Living Future Institute
Job Announcement
Reports to:
Starting Salary:
Regular, exempt position
Technical Director, Living Building Challenge
Salary commensurate with experience
Seattle, WA
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) seeks a talented, high energy Materials Petal/Declare
Manager to join our staff. The Materials Petal/Declare Manager will work with the Living Building
Challenge team to manage Materials Petal consulting, education development and project support as
well as the growth and development of the Declare program. The successful applicant must be a
multi-tasking, self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the ILFI mission, knowledge of
green building products and buildings, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
The position will be filled in Seattle, WA and will involve periodic travel within the Pacific Northwest
and occasionally beyond. ILFI also has staff and programs in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British
Columbia. ILFI offers a collaborative, team-oriented workplace that treats employees as responsible
professionals. While the work is demanding, the hours are often flexible, benefits are generous, and
good times are frequent.
Description of Duties
Manage Living Building Challenge Materials Petal consulting and other general Living Building
Challenge consulting as needed.
Manage Living Building Challenge Materials Petal education development using powerpoint and indesign.
Manage the Materials Petal Handbook updates and development.
Provide Materials Petal project support to Living Building Challenge and Living Community Challenge
project teams.
Manage the growth and development of the Declare program working with the Declare coordinator to
ensure that goals for the program are met.
Connect with manufacturers and support them through the Declare process.
Manage the development of new website resources for the Declare and the Living Building Challenge
Organize and direct volunteers and interns with special projects.
Bachelor’s degree in a field complimentary to job duties, such as Architecture, Sustainable Design,
Green Chemistry, etc.
At least 5 years work experience within a related field such as green building, green chemistry,
materials specifications, project management or architecture.
Strong knowledge of sustainable construction materials including issues, applications, and
Project management experience including confidence in managing web development projects.
A demonstrated passion for the ILFI mission and for sustainable business.
Strong skills in powerpoint, in-design and other Mac based graphics programs.
Self-starter, with initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Demonstrated public speaking, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Strong ability and affinity for basic office computer programs with the ability to learn new software
applications. Hardware and software will be Mac based.
Familiarity with materials science, green chemistry and life cycle analysis tools.
Friendly, outgoing nature and an eagerness to serve the public interest. An ability to go with the flow
and assist where needed in a fast paced, high-energy organization is a key to success in this job.
Excellent graphic skills.
To Apply (Close Date: May 15 , 2015)
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three written references to: [email protected]
The International Living Future Institute is an equal opportunity employer and
encourages diverse applicants to apply.
Declare Manager Job Description
April 18 2015
Page 2 of 2