City of Boston

Retrofit Resource Hub Manager

Posted Date 3 days ago(9/22/2022 12:50 PM)
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Environment Department
Regular Full-Time
Environment Department
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


The City of Boston Retrofit Resource Hub will support building owners in decarbonizing their properties, delivering benefits to owners, tenants, and occupants. The Retrofit Resource Hub Manager will conduct intake of and outreach to building owners, provide one-on-one technical assistance to building owners on how to decarbonize their buildings, and connect building owners with programs and resources needed to achieve emissions reductions, including those required by the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO). An important aspect of this role will be to develop equitable programs that bring resources and benefits to under-resourced building owners and buildings in environmental justice neighborhoods. The Retrofit Resource Hub Manager will also curate content for the online Retrofit Resource Hub, develop an operations plan for the Hub, and coordinate with peer cities to bring best-practices to Boston’s Hub. This technical expert will have experience in equitable program design, experience with financing construction and retrofit projects, and efficient building design and systems, including electrification, weatherization, and renewable energy. The Retrofit Resource Hub Manager will report to the Carbon Neutrality Program Manager in the Environment Department.




The Mayor's administration is committed to a Green New Deal for Boston, by reducing planet-warming pollution while creating economic opportunities for everyone, especially those from marginalized communities who often suffer the worst impacts of climate change. In October 2021, the City passed the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO 2.0), which sets carbon targets for medium- and large-sized buildings across Boston to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Retrofit Resource Hub will be an important program for bringing equitable decarbonization to Boston’s buildings. 


  • Develops and updates an operations plan for the Retrofit Resource Hub.
  • Conducts outreach to building owners about compliance with BERDO emissions standards.
  • Provides one-on-one technical assistance to building owners about decarbonization strategies through email, phone calls, and onsite meetings.
  • Connects building owners to funding and financing opportunities for decarbonization retrofits.
  • Maintains the online Retrofit Resource Hub and monitor the Retrofit Resource Hub email inbox.
  • Monitors new resources to add content to the Hub and coordinate with peer cities to bring best-practices to Boston’s Hub.
  • Creates and hosts webinar series and events to highlight resources and opportunities.
  • Develops relationships with local and national organizations that provide technical assistance and funding to building owners.
  • Provides technical support to building retrofit initiatives and programs in the Environment Department and other City of Boston departments.
  • Works to ensure long-term sustainability and success of the Retrofit Resource Hub by identifying additional funding, staffing, and technical assistance needs.
  • Supervises fellows and interns as needed.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in environmental science or policy, urban planning, engineering, affordable housing, real estate, construction management, or a related field.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for an additional  (1) year of the required experience.
  • Experience with sustainable building design, engineering, financing or construction, with hands-on experience with building retrofits, capital needs assessment and financial planning, real estate financial analysis construction permitting and management, property management, affordable housing or equitable program design and evaluation preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences with cultural competency. Additional language competency preferred.
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, and Google Suite
  • Must have energy, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
  • Commitment to advancing social justice and equity in the City of Boston to improve the lives of all residents. Knowledge of climate change, with a particular understanding of its connection to racial equity, climate justice, and the resident and community health implications of retrofits, preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.


Boston Residency Required.



Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: MO-9/ Fulltime/ Non-union

Hours per week: 35


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