Director of Facilities and Sustainability
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse.
Phipps is seeking an innovative and experienced full-time Director of Facilities and Sustainability to develop sustainability initiatives that result in the highest standards of energy-efficiency and healthy built environments by overseeing the implementation of LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES, WELL, and other certifications related to sustainability. The Phipps campus encompasses internationally recognized glass houses and extraordinary buildings that demonstrate the most energy-efficient and healthy built environments in the world.
The Director of Facilities and Sustainability will plan, organize and manage the overall maintenance, repair and physical operation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in a way that meets sustainability standards and emphasizes sustainability initiatives. This position will oversee day-to-day facilities operations and show installations, as well as manage construction and capital projects. In addition, the Director of Facilities and Sustainability will prepare and deliver presentations, representing Phipps at project meetings and within communities throughout the Pittsburgh region
The qualified candidate must have exceptional project management experience in a construction environment, a passion for and experience with sustainable building management, and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere. Experience with sustainability principles, including LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES and WELL is required, LEED Accreditation is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sustainable Building Design or a related field and 5 years of experience in a senior management level position is required; Master’s degree preferred; a valid driver’s license is required.
Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to email@example.com or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please. Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.