Green Building Program Manager

New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Green Building Program Manager in its Wilmington, DE office. The Green Building Program Manager is part of New Ecology’s Mid Atlantic Team, and will manage and grow New Ecology’s green building and energy efficiency work.  

New Ecology is an innovative, mission-driven, nationally‐recognized non‐profit corporation. Our core work is providing energy efficiency and green building services that cost‐effectively improve the performance, health, and durability of buildings. Our clients are typically owners of affordable housing (with an emphasis on multifamily housing) and community‐based assets such as municipal, educational, and arts buildings. Projects include buildings that are being newly constructed, renovated, or are just seeking improved performance.

New Ecology offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits in a collaborative and supportive work environment. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In Delaware, New Ecology is the program manager and technical assistance provider for the Energize Delaware Affordable Multifamily Housing Program.  This program provides multifamily building owners with technical assistance, incentives, and low-cost financing to help make energy efficiency and renewable energy investments that reduce building operating costs and energy use while improving the living environment for residents.  The Green Building Program Manager will manage and expand the Energize Delaware Multifamily Program by coordinating outreach and engagement with property owners and managers, project coordination, and reporting to the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, which provides the program’s funding. 

The Program Manager will also be responsible for tracking the program budget and implementation of projects served by the Energize Delaware program.  This work will be conducted in close coordination with New Ecology’s Project Management, Engineering, and Field Services staff who handle the direct technical assistance to projects through energy audits, green building certifications, design reviews, creating bid packages, contractor training and oversight of energy upgrades, etc.  Depending on the applicant’s experience and interest there is considerable opportunity to increase such responsibilities.  

The Program Manager will also support organizational and program development, such as representing New Ecology at conferences, preparing proposals, performing research, writing case studies, etc.   


New Ecology typically hires multidisciplinary, lifelong learners who naturally seek deeper and deeper understanding of how to bring sustainability to the building and community level, how buildings operate, and how to mobilize financial and technical resources to convince owners and operators to adapt greener practices. The ideal candidate has the organizational skills necessary to manage multiple projects and the people skills necessary to clearly communicate complex ideas and meet client and partner expectations.  The candidate should be entrepreneurial and a flexible team player, prepared for increased responsibility in a rapidly growing organization and motivated to learn and help build New Ecology’s services and market presence.

The applicant’s experience and qualifications should include:

  • Experience working in the green building, energy efficiency, affordable housing or community development sectors;
  • A demonstrated desire to work on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability issues in the built environment;
  • Experience successfully managing a program with a budget of at least $250,000;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple projects and people to meet client expectations;
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly both orally and in writing, and convey the value of sustainable solutions;
  • Experience with a range of writing styles such as informational program reports, project case studies, outreach materials, and proposals for grants or competitive projects;
  • Experience interpreting data and financial calculations;
  • Knowledge of green building rating systems, such as Energy Star, LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, NGBS, and Passive House; and
  • Experience managing multiple projects using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and online software tools.

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of work experience or a Master’s Degree and 2+ years of work experience in a field that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving, such as sustainability studies, urban planning, business management, or public administration. 

To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Please put “Green Building Program Manager” in the subject line.

NEI is committed to developing a diverse staff.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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