Are you a logistics whiz looking to join a mission driven organization? Are you passionate about supporting young people build sustainable careers? The Social Enterprise Senior Project Manager (SESPM) is an integral member of GCF’s award-winning Social Enterprise, where GCF partners with private companies to identify, train and develop the next generation of green sector practitioners through our graduates. The SESPM manages a portfolio of up to three Social Enterprise contracts, ensuring the successful completion of project goals - revenue and Alumni Temporary Employee success. 

The SESPM is able to leverage strong project management skills to plan and implement a range of contracts that may include energy performance contracts that help low-to-moderate income families and small businesses save money and reduce energy consumption and initiatives to strengthen New York City’s urban tree canopy. They ensure that the GCF social enterprise experience provides meaningful skill-building and professional development opportunities for our graduates. 

The SESPM reports directly to the Chief Program officer. Candidates must be willing to travel to worksites across New York City and will be comfortable performing tasks in various work conditions, including outdoors and at active construction sites. 


Social Enterprise Project Management- For Each Contract:

  • Evaluate project requirements; develop staffing models and implement operating policies and processes. 

  • Create management reporting tools, using Excel and web-based applications.

  • Create and monitor production schedules to ensure projects achieve performance targets and remain on schedule

  • Oversee data management and reporting. Perform Quality Control to ensure the accuracy of data generated by field teams, implementing corrective action plans when required.

  • Interface with client project management teams; NYCHA, and NYCHA property managers, communicating and coordinating on project progress, scheduling, data reporting, and other operational matters.

    • Coordinate with the Director of Sectoral Business Development and Chief Program Officer when project challenges require additional employer partner resolution. 

  • Work in coordination and collaboration with the Finance Department and Chief Program Officer to determine revenue targets and align staffing resources accordingly.

  • Work in partnership with the Career Services team to strengthen the interest, preparation, and expertise of alumni.

    • This may include feedback that is incorporated into the Service Corps experience

Alumni Temporary Employee Coaching and Supervision 

  • Work in coordination and collaboration with the Career Services team to identify, source, and hire Green City Force Alumni to fill available and projected positions on social enterprise contracts.

  • Supervise project teams, ensuring consistent compliance with GCF safety and professional guidelines at all sites

  • Conduct 90 days performance reviews and track performance and reinforce professional development

  • Manage performance issues, including leading disciplinary actions.

  • Work in coordination and collaboration with the Career Services team to develop, skill-building and training needs for field staff who program are GCF AmeriCorps Service alumni.


Minimum requirements

  • 3 - 4 years of relevant work experience (preference for experience in workforce development, construction/ project management)

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills;

  • Experience working with external vendors and managing relationships;

  • Excellent computer skills and data management skills, including Google Suite, Microsoft Word, and Excel;

  • Commitment to setting and enforcing best-in-class safety standards at all worksites;

  • Experience managing fee-for-service contracts and working with the New York City Housing Authority;

  • Organized and adept at creating and maintaining systems for maximum efficiency. Ability to multi-task with strong organizational and time management skills;

  • Ability to fully own and manage projects involving multiple stakeholders. Planning and coordination lead to high-quality and on-time deliverables;

  • Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in decision-making. Knows when to escalate issues and engage others to inform decisions and achieve desired results; 

  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive situations properly aligned with ethics and GCF protocol.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with staff at a variety of levels and to coordinate multiple stakeholders and projects

  • Motivated self-learner with exceptional problem-solving and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment 

  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational and time management skills

  • Experience working with young adults and or frontline communities preferred 

  • Commitment to cultural diversity and equity


Founded in 2009, Green City Force’s (GCF) mission is to break the cycle of poverty, preparing urban young adults to succeed in their chosen careers by engaging them in service, training, and work experiences related to the clean energy economy. GCF simultaneously addresses three imperatives –unemployment and the lack of prospects for family-supporting careers among low-income youth; changes to the urban environment that must be made to mitigate climate change; and stimulation of the green economy through awareness-raising and individual behavior change.

GCF has garnered awards including the NYC Mayor (Most Innovative Nonprofit), the NYC City Council, the White House (Champions of Change), Environmental Advocates of NY, The Corps Network’s Project of the Year 2016, NY Housing Conference Community Builders First prize 2016. This is an opportunity to join an organization with a proven track record, strong growth potential, and a positive organizational culture for personal growth and collective impact as part of a dynamic team.

Green City Force is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to apply. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law. GCF is an Employer of Service.

Benefits:  Generous leave, and comprehensive medical & dental benefits, 403(b) retirement saving plan.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and a cover letter through TriNet. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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