Position Title: Manager – Special Projects, International Living Future Institute
Position Posting: Link here
Location: Remote, within the United States


The International Living Future Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to catalyze the transformation toward communities that are culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative. ILFI’s flagship program is the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most ambitious and holistic performance standard for resilient, healthy, and green buildings. ILFI offers other certifications, transparency labels, education, and events that enable organizations and individuals to communicate their commitment to a healthier world. 

We believe that the building industry can shift dramatically far faster and more radically than many assume. We also believe that the industry can and should address ecological impact, social impact, health impact and cultural impact as intersecting issues. Living Buildings are beacons for change, data points for skeptics, inspirational stories for young people, and test beds for innovation. We seek to affect change in the building industry by envisioning a Living Future and showing it’s possible to embody that future in practice and policy.

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is seeking an experienced individual to join the Special Projects team as a Manager of Special Projects  This role will work closely with clients in their efforts to pursue ILFI programs and advance ILFI’s mission to achieve a culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative future. ILFI is looking for a passionate, experienced regenerative design/construction professional interested in supporting some of the most progressive clients in the building industry.

ILFI’s Special Projects group catalyzes and provides support to project teams and projects that do not fit the typical mold for certification at ILFI. The Special Projects Group offers consulting services, client-facing engagements, charettes, industry capacity-building support, and technical guidance as it pertains to ILFI’s standards and programs. By supporting and catalyzing these unique and groundbreaking projects, the Special Projects Group supports ILFI’s mission to transform the architecture and building industry into one that is ecologically restorative. The Special Projects team works closely with universities, tech companies, global enterprises, and government agencies to collaborate on innovative sustainability solutions. The custom support offered to clients includes design and operations standard support, custom certification pathways, portfolio scale alignment solutions, and pilot approaches for new project types.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Provide direct client support through email, calls, and contracted consulting deliverables
  • Support client relationships through deliverable development and custom resource creation
  • Develop custom program resources, including documentation requirements and certification process tools, for Special Project clients
  • Support workshops and charrettes for Special Projects clients
  • Manage the internal reporting of client data, invoice tracking, and client administrative support.
  • Track client trends and feedback to support the development of ILFI Programs.


We know that you may not have all the skills and experiences listed below and encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the qualifications.


  • 5 years of experience within the green building, green communities or green manufacturing industries, or similar, specifically experience in client support and consulting.
  • Bachelor degree in architecture, building science, engineering or other relevant area; extensive professional experience beyond the minimum required in a directly related field may be equivalent
  • Demonstrated project support experience with multiple projects/clients simultaneously
  • Familiarity with the development of design, construction, and/or operations standards specifically related to sustainable design or operations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders representing different organizations, backgrounds, and perspectives
  • Familiarity with ILFI’s philosophy, certifications, and labels.

Additional Desired Qualifications 

  • Familiarity with whole building energy simulations, life cycle assessment, product specifications, material health and ingredient reporting, and/or building system design and assessment
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple sectors of the building industry, use types, construction methodologies, and development types
  • Experience with Salesforce or a similar CRM platform
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite software applications, specifically Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Living Future Accreditation and/or LEED Accreditation

Additional information

Our mission at Living Future is to build a future that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. We are committed to that vision within our organization and work to create a team that is equitable, inclusive, and diverse by hiring and supporting staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are committed as an organization to foster better cultural competency, equity and diversity within our culture and policies and work to support staff in every phase of their career.

The salary range for this position is $59,000 – $63,000 and is supplemented by ILFI’s generous benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents as well as employee life insurance, short-term disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan with a 6% match after six months. Annual time off benefits include three weeks of paid annual leave, 12 days of sick leave, and paid volunteer time.

ILFI offers a collaborative, team-oriented and mission-driven hybrid workplace, headquartered at the Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA with staff distributed across the United States. All staff are currently working from home, though in the future the Bullitt Center office will be open for staff who wish to work there. We offer a $50/month stipend to offset home internet costs.

Please include a resume and cover letter  with your application. The position will remain open until filled. We will begin reviewing applicants on December 1st, 2022.

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