If you are enthusiastic about equipping young adults with the skills they need for the future, you might be the perfect fit for our team. We are seeking a dynamic trainer who has knowledge and experience in vital sustainability sectors, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. You will be responsible for designing and delivering training programs that prepare young adults for the green economy.


The Sectoral Training Manager is responsible for managing Green City Force’s training opportunities for 100+ program participants and upskilling our growing network of alumni. They ensure that Green City Force (GCF) Corps Members and alumni develop the skills and have access to continuous learning opportunities that prepare them for placement and advancements in sustainable careers. They oversee Corps Member classroom-based environmental literacy through Green City Academy, help design energy-related service projects, connect alumni to training opportunities including in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors, and establish training partnerships to support their ongoing development. 

The Sectoral Training Manager works closely with the Director of Sectoral Business Development and the Social Enterprise team to meet their goals and maximize sectoral alignment and preparation of our network of members. The STM is under the direct supervision of the Director of Career Service and works collaboratively to maintain alignment from service to alumni hood. 



  • Manage service-to-sector preparation by designing and managing trainings across programs and when necessary, enhance existing sustainability and energy sector curriculum

    • This includes providing feedback and collaborating across programs on materials used and presented in recruitment, orientation, and Green City Academy

  • Facilitate curriculum relevant to environmental literacy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other emerging sectoral career paths at Green City Academy and in alumni bootcamps

  • Manage technical training of staff, Corps Members, and Alumni Temporary Employees for all energy-related projects

  • Support the development and facilitation of GCF-central training opportunities that strengthen sectoral alignment and increase recruitment, retention, and placement outcomes

  • Manage existing training partnerships and establish training partnerships aligned with GCF’s sectoral employment strategy

  • Manage Energy in Service learning opportunities which may include coordinating with relevant partners like the New York City Housing Authority’s Sustainability team and ensuring productive experiences for Corps Members. Develop similar opportunities with existing and new partners when it improves Corps Member preparation

  • Support communications with the GCF alumni body with regard to sectoral training and job opportunities, leveraging and coordinating with the Career Services team to maintain alignment 

  • Assist in and provide feedback to Career Services team’s support of Corps Member and alumni placement opportunities - transition into alumnihood and next steps after graduation 

  • Support the planning and coordination of Service Corps field trips to job sites, training centers, and local green businesses

  • Work with program leadership to define training pathways for graduates, with a minimum of one training or certification and one training partner identified for each of 6  green economy sub-sectors: Green Construction, Energy Efficiency, Urban Agriculture,  Green Infrastructure, Zero Waste, and Community Health

  • Work in close coordination with the Service Corps team, Social Enterprise, and Career Services colleagues to meet graduation, placement, and retention goals, as well as to ensure a seamless, positive experience for each participant

  • Work with the Career Services & Service teams to continually improve the program and participant outcomes

  • Plan and host trainings for program alumni; supporting in opportunity outreach to alumni with the goal of sustained engagement

  • Provide coverage and support during program activities; participating in alumni gatherings and other special events

  • Other responsibilities as required, including the creation of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) with active Corps Members, assisting alumni with workplace navigation and basic career coaching, supporting aspects of Service Corps recruitment, and other tasks as needed



  • 3 - 4 years of relevant work experience with energy efficiency, renewable, or other emerging industry experience and/ or  credentials 

  • If less work experience, a Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s Degree is preferred 

  • Prior experience leading classroom-based instruction or training in related areas

  • Excellent facilitation skills and experience leading and writing sectoral curriculum 

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to plan, manage time and multitask effectively

  • GPRO Instructor credentials preferred but not required; willingness to obtain sector-relevant credentials that support GCF training portfolio

  • 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 

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

  • 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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