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 lead the physical operation of Phipps Conservatory, following and enforcing LEED guidelines in all projects. The Phipps campus encompasses internationally recognized glass houses and extraordinary buildings that demonstrate the most energy-efficient and healthy built environments in the world. This position will oversee the day-to-day operations of the physical plant and show installation in addition to our ongoing construction projects and all capital projects. 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 hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.

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