The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, is a regional center that provides communities with the tools and information necessary to manage change for a healthy environment and an enhanced quality of life. Our mission is to protect natural resources and watersheds by strengthening the capacity of local decision-makers to analyze environmental problems, develop innovative and effective methods of financing environmental efforts, and educate communities about the role of finance and economic development in the protection of the environment.
The primary responsibility of this position will be to support EFC’s Sustainable Maryland (SM) program. Established in 2011, SM is a free and voluntary outreach and certification program that helps Maryland communities pursue a sustainable future. SM provides local jurisdictions with a unique framework with which to benchmark local sustainability initiatives, and a comprehensive suite of policies, resources, direct support, and incentives to help communities advance a broad range of sustainability goals.
This position includes leading the municipal certification process, supporting direct technical assistance projects, and coordinating outreach efforts. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of climate change and sustainability practices, successful customer service experience, and a passion for working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams. They will play a critical role in partnering with the SM team in strategic decision-making as the program undergoes a growth and innovation period.