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Audubon: Climate Communications Field Manager

Position Summary:

The Climate Field Communications Manager will be responsible for amplifying local visibility related to Audubon’s climate initiative program. S/he Manager will oversee and implement Audubon’s climate field communications strategy throughout the Audubon network with an emphasis on priority states. Reporting to the Climate Campaigns Director, be an instrumental member of the Climate Initiative’s core team. The Field Communications Manager will also ensure that the Audubon network receives the communications support it needs to address climate change action at the local, state and national level while creating safe political space and a greater demand for change for climate solutions.

Please include a cover letter when submitting your resume to this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Secure high quality media coverage at local levels across all types of earned media ‐digital, print, broadcast.
  • Develop strategic media relations plans and campaigns, in collaboration with other staff and partners.
  • Develop, edit and distribute press materials and messaging points specifically for network‐based climate efforts
  • Generate and edit templates for letters to the editor, op‐eds and other tools for the field
  • Respond to local media requests from the network, specifically from field organizers in their climate efforts
  • Coordinate and lead editorial board visits
  • Maintain relationships with reporters and news outlets
  • Training and supporting network spokespeople to communicate about Audubon’s climate efforts
  • Ongoing coordination and integration with Network and climate and energy advocacy strategies
  • Manage projects and campaigns on time and on budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, or related field; t equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • 5+ of professional experience working in public relations, marketing, or communications‐related field; 2 years experience managing people/teams and logistics preferred.
  • Proven track record of high quality media placements
  • Exceptional organizational and project management capacity with demonstrated ability to manage complex campaigns
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including writing for press release and talking points
  • Meticulous attention to detail, resourceful, with a can‐do attitude
  • Understanding of and interest in how grassroots and advocacy strategies works with media
  • Experience leading media trainings and coaching spokespeople
  • Familiarity and experience utilizing both paid and earned media strategies
  • A self‐starter, one who is motivated, able to work in a decentralized work environment with minimal supervision, and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Background in issue advocacy and energy/conservation issues a plus
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be a strong team player
  • Experience conducting editorial board visits
  • Demonstrated aptitude for clear message development and message discipline
  • Ability to balance eye for detail with compelling overarching vision
  • Ability to improvise and problem‐solve with clarity and steadiness
  • Comfort working in a fast‐paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Established base of contacts in high‐profile national media outlets
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key Microsoft Office and web‐based products
  • Spanish speaking and writing skills preferred
  • Travel required

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Audubon: Climate Campaigns Director

Position Summary:

The Climate Campaigns Director will be responsible for the development and execution of Audubon’s public engagement campaigns around climate change. Working in a highly matrixed organization and with a team of dedicated professionals the Climate Campaign Director will bring successful campaign experience and skills to help Audubon deliver on its ambitious goal of engaging one million new people around the issue of global warming to create a greater demand for change.

The Climate Campaigns Director will manage the development and implementation of various public engagement campaigns focused on strategies and tactics that will engage bird‐loving conservationists concerned about climate change throughout the network with an emphasis on Audubon’s key states.

Reporting to the Vice President, Climate, s/he will work closely with the Director for Climate Communications and Strategy and will manage the Climate Field Program Manager and Climate Field Communications Manager. S/he will be an instrumental member of the Climate Initiative’s leadership team. The Campaigns Director will support the Vice President, Climate with fundraising efforts as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, support implementation and ensure delivery of Audubon’s climate campaigns (Climate Watch, Clean Energy for a Healthy Climate, Plants for Birds, and Because Birds Can’t Vote) to build a greater demand for solutions on climate change
  • Develop strategies and campaign plans for climate, adaptation, and policy efforts within Audubon’s key states and to support similar efforts throughout the network as appropriate
  • Work with Audubon’s VP for Climate and Director of Communications and Strategy to shape, refine, and adapt the strategies for executing Audubon’s climate initiative
  • Coordinate between Audubon’s Climate Initiative and the national policy office and state offices
  • Effectively communicate essential tactical and field goals to key internal and external audiences
  • Develop and deliver training on advocacy, organizing, and mobilization tactics as needed
  • Represent Audubon and the Climate Initiative with key stakeholders, within Audubon, and throughout the Audubon network
  • Work closely with Climate team to track and analyze performance of campaigns and implement plans to maximize results.
  • Manage and develop key program staff including the Field Communications Manager and the Program Manager
  • Support the VP for Climate and Audubon’s development team with fundraising efforts as necessary

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, political science, or related field; equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • 7+ years of campaigning or organizing experience; grassroots advocacy experience preferred; with at least 3‐5 years at the senior level directing work of others.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners.
  • A well‐organized thinker with excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability build consensus amongst a wide range of individuals. Comfort with presenting and engaging in public speaking events also necessary.
  • Ability to exercise extreme diplomacy, balance and flexibility when dealing with various personalities and sensitive situations to develop cohesive solutions and negotiate successful outcomes.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire a team
  • Strong problem solving skills, including ability to respond quickly and effectively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Proven legislative campaign or issue/non‐profit advocacy experience.
  • Relentless commitment to meeting goals and deadlines, and demonstrated ability to motivate others to do the same.
  • Comfort working with politically diverse constituents.
  • Thorough understanding of how lobbying, communications and grassroots advocacy components effectively work together.
  • Experience developing diversified approaches to engage and influence the broader public to champion an issue or cause.
  • Open to learning/trying new methods for organizing or advocacy.
  • Willing to complete mundane as well as exciting tasks with equal enthusiasm.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key Microsoft Office and web‐based products.

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National Wildlife Federation: Communications and Development Coordinator-Ann Arbor, MI

The National Wildlife Federation, one of America’s largest wildlife conservation and education non-profit organizations, is seeking a Communications and Development Coordinator to work out of our Great Lakes Regional Center.  Reporting to the Policy Director and Regional Philanthropy Officer, the ideal candidate for this job is personable, proactive, and possesses strong communication skills. Applicants should be well-organized and experienced in communications, advocacy and/or fundraising. Applicants should be comfortable working independently, reaching out to colleagues across NWF and its state affiliates as well as engaging with media and donors alike. Strong alliance with NWF’s mission is required.

The Communications and Development Coordinator will drive a range of communications and fundraising activities in support of the National Wildlife Federation’s mission to protect wildlife and wild places, with a particular emphasis on our upcoming campaign on Asian carp and other invasive species. The Communications and Development Coordinator will collaborate closely with regional program staff; regional philanthropy staff; as well as national marketing, communications and philanthropy staff at NWF Headquarters in Reston, VA and across the organization. The position will support strategic communications and outreach (50%), reporting to the Policy Director, and philanthropy and development (50%), reporting to the Regional Philanthropy Officer.

The Communications and Development Coordinator will participate in fundraising and communications strategy planning and implementation for activities across the region; building relationships and forging collaborations; securing major gifts, grants, sponsorships, and other philanthropic revenue; identifying and qualifying prospective funders; crafting messaging and communications; managing social media accounts; and support special events.

This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity at NWF, and this role is ideal for an entrepreneurial self-starter seeking to contribute meaningfully toward the goal of protecting fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes, and achieving substantial increases in philanthropic support in the years ahead.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and assist in executing comprehensive, creative and goal-driven communications campaigns for programmatic and policy initiatives, with an initial focus on NWF’s campaign to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
  • Coordinate donor and media relations, including engagement and stewardship of existing relationships and reaching out to build new relationships with donors, partners, and media contacts.
  • Generate timely written content including press releases & media alerts, advisories, op-eds, fact sheets, donor briefings, donor support materials, newsletters, proposals and other collateral.
  • Track media and donor contact information and update records in NWF’s centralized database
  • Coordinate and collaborate with program staff to create website, blog and social media content for various programs and initiatives.
  • Assist in coalition management of NWF’s communications campaigns and other policy initiatives.
  • Assist with scheduling media, donor meetings, event logistics, and other detail oriented tasks to support senior staff.
  • Assist in the organization and staffing of donor events, press conferences, media tours and other special events.
  • Cultivate relationships with NWF supporters, the media and NWF staff, affiliates, and coalition partners
  • Work with senior staff to conduct ongoing campaign and fundraising analysis and reporting to increase effectiveness of NWF programs and revenue generating activities.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in nonprofit communications or fundraising
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Impeccable copywriting skills and attention to detail. Ability to convey conservation and donor cultivation messages across the political spectrum and to a range of audiences, from Congressional staff to sportsmen and women.
  • Professionalism, with superior interpersonal abilities, communications and political savvy, ability to manage high profile relationships, and excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Energetic, creative self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent prioritization, multi-tasking abilities and time management skills/ability to meet deadlines.
  • Some experience in developing and executing creative advocacy communications or social media campaigns and willingness to pitch and secure media placements across various media platforms: TV, radio, print, online, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Basic graphic design skills, database experience, or a willingness to learn and take advantage of technology and new media platforms to increase engagement and improve external communication.
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Passion for natural resource conservation and protection of wildlife and wild places.
  • Ability to travel domestically and work occasional evenings/weekends.
  • Ability to meet unanticipated needs, effective problem solving skills, and willing to roll-up his/her sleeves and do all levels of work as needed with a positive attitude.
  • A shared commitment to NWF’s ongoing efforts to create a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
  • There may be some late night or weekend work involved, along with occasional business travel (<10%) required.

The selected applicant’s workplace actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.

We aspire to be an inclusive multi-cultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your qualifications and interest in the position, please respond to the following question: What does diversity mean to you?

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife and wild places. We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a flexible work environment. NWF is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages all qualified professionals to apply.

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Bureau of Asset Management: Energy Manager

Job SummaryUnder the guidance of the Director of Capital Planning, directs the research, development and implementation of energy programs to provide a County-wide standard for energy-related activities/functions utilizing federal, state and other energy grants.  Assists County leadership to set and achieve ambitious energy reduction targets through existing and new programs.  Provides strategic direction via organizational management to develop long-range plans for the implementation/innovation of energy policies as mandated by federal and state laws.  Assists local units of government, businesses and residents to increase energy efficiency and utilize renewable energy programs.  Directs professional staff and consultants in conducting technical planning and feasibility models.  Represents the County in the coordination and negotiation with utility companies to analyze, review and document the performance of non-county professional service consultants.  Responsible for compiling, maintaining and filing all energy reports, billings and other documents.  Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree is required.  

(Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*

  • Five (5) years’ full-time work experience as an Energy Manager or in an energy management position is required.
  • Experience in the execution of utility rate analysis, energy audits or energy project development with a portfolio of over five (5) million square feet in corporate, institutional or governmental space is required.
  • Valid drivers’ license and proof of automobile insurance is required (Must provide proof at time of interview).

Preferred

  • Accredited professional in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Institute of Architects (AIA); Certified Construction Manager (CM); Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Building Operator Certification (BOC); or Certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with managing and reporting on federal grants is preferred.
  • Experience managing staff engaged in planning, estimating, designing, inspecting and managing construction projects is preferred.

*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).  Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of funding opportunities in the energy and energy efficiency from federal, state as well as other public and private sources.   Experience utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.  Technical skills with the ability to explain complex issues and requirements.  Thorough knowledge of energy and environmental management policies and practices.  Ability to develop and implement effective energy management/conservation policies and programs.  Skill in planning, implementing and evaluating energy policies.  Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats with senior-level employees and private/public sector personnel.  Ability to create and manage new projects and project budgets.  This position may require various types of physical exertion including, but not limited to climbing stairs, lifting, pulling, pushing and moving objects of moderate to heavy weight.  This position occasionally requires moderate to extensive travel to work assignments throughout Cook County for which the employee must provide his/her own means of transportation.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE

When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time.   To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

  • MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
  • IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION “Are you a military veteran?”
  • ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.  IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER  THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).

VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

This position is Actively Recruited and is At Will

COOK COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Active Transportation Alliance: Trail Advocacy Manager

Summary

Active Transportation Alliance is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our fight for healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.

Under the supervision of the Advocacy Director, the Trail Advocacy Manager will lead Active Trans’ advocacy on priority trail projects in the region, with a focus on the development of a continuous Chicago River Trail. Primary responsibilities will include developing and implementing advocacy strategies to engage grassroots supporters, community partner organizations, and decision makers in driving trail development. Activities will include, but are not limited to, community outreach, coalition building, and strategic communications.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities

  • Lead development and implementation of campaign plans related to priority trail projects throughout the region
  • Build diverse coalition of individuals, organizations and other stakeholders to coordinate trail advocacy efforts
  • Develop communications content to support trail advocacy initiatives, including webpages, blogs, social media, factsheets, and reports
  • Serve as spokesperson and main point of contact for Active Trans trail advocacy
  • Frequent travel throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs via biking, walking, public transportation or car share
  • Occasional evening and weekend work hours required for community meetings, events, etc.
  • Participation in obligatory Active Trans organizational events and activities as assigned

Qualifying Experience

  • A passion for and understanding of the transformational nature of walking, bicycling and transit on health, equity, and sustainability
  • A commitment to Active Transportation Alliance mission, vision and goals
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated organizing, communications or outreach experience
  • Experience in advocacy, community engagement and coalition building, particularly within Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and populations
  • Superior communication skills, including written, presentational and media-related
  • Ability to work with online media platforms, including social media and web content management systems
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with Chicago and suburban communities and units of government
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs.

For Consideration:

Send a resume and cover letter to Jim Merrell at jim@activetrans.org.  You must include the words ‘Trail Advocacy Manager’ in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mailed or faxed submissions will be accepted. No phone calls, please.

This position is open until filled. For priority consideration, please submit application no later than December 16, 2016.

We are also recruiting candidates for an Advocacy Manager position. Both positions require similar skills and experience. If you’re interested in both positions, please note that in your application. No need to apply separately.

Active Transportation Alliance: Advocacy Manager

Summary

Active Transportation Alliance is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our fight for healthy, sustainable and equitable communities.

Under the direct supervision of the Government Relations Director, the Advocacy Manager’s primary responsibilities are to lead targeted outreach that advances advocacy campaign goals and provide communications support to the advocacy team. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with individuals and groups throughout Chicagoland’s diverse communities, coordinating online advocacy communications and producing editorial content on campaign news and achievements.

This full-time, salaried position is available beginning January 9, 2017.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities

  •  Build diverse, regional coalitions of support for advocacy campaign goals, with support of Active Trans staff, partners and volunteers
  • Work with advocacy directors to coordinate communications across campaigns
  • Maintain and update advocacy outreach database for individuals, and community and civic organizations
  • Serve as point of contact for Active Trans partners and community supporters, helping filter and direct incoming requests to appropriate team members
  • Assist with media advocacy and other advocacy communications such as blogs, letters to the editor, press releases, action alerts, web content, etc.
  • Develop materials and tools to empower local partners
  • Frequent travel throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs via biking, walking, public transportation or car share
  • Occasional evening and weekend work hours required for community meetings, events, etc.
  • Participation in obligatory Active Trans organizational events and activities as assigned

Qualififying Experience

  • Participation in obligatory Active Trans organizational events and activities as assigned
  • A passion for and understanding of the transformational nature of walking, bicycling and transit on health, equity, and sustainability.
  • A commitment to Active Transportation Alliance mission, vision and goals
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated organizing, communications or outreach experience
  • Experience in advocacy, community engagement and coalition building, particularly within Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and populations
  • Superior communication skills, including written, presentational and media-related
  • Ability to work with online media platforms, including social media and web content management systems
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with Chicago and suburban communities and units of government
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs.

For consideration:

Send a resume and cover letter to Kyle Whitehead at Kyle@activetrans.org. You must include the words ‘Advocacy Manger’ in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mailed or faxed submissions will be accepted. No phone calls, please.

This position is open until filled. For priority consideration, please submit application no later than December 16, 2016.

We are also recruiting candidates for a new Trail Advocacy Manager position. Both positions require similar skills and experience. If you’re interested in both positions, please note that in your application. No need to apply separately.

Active Transportation Alliance: Advocacy Intern

Are you interested in making walking, biking and public transit better in Chicago?  Would you like to learn how to organize for social change?  Active Transportation Alliance is seeking a part-time advocacy intern that is interested in a career in non-profit advocacy, campaigns or marketing for non-profits.

Advocacy campaign interns will learn about the fundamentals of developing and executing issue advocacy campaigns including grassroots organizing, community mobilization, strategic communications, and database management.

Tasks may include drafting content such as promotional materials, blog posts, news releases and website copy; helping develop and implement social media strategies; assisting with outreach to new and existing supporters; and planning events.

Following is a list of campaigns the intern may be involved with:

Bikeways for All Campaign

Help us mobilize thousands of people across Chicagoland in support of a regional network of safe and accessible protected bikeways and off-street trails.

Suburban Program

Work on an exciting new effort to train suburban leaders interested in advocating for active transportation policies in their community. Help to establish the program and recruit leaders.

Vision Zero

Support our campaign to make Chicago’s streets safer for everyone. Vision Zero is an international traffic safety movement guided by the principle that no loss of life on our streets is acceptable.

Transit Coalition

Play a role in growing the Chicagoland Transit Coalition. The coalition advocates for improved and expanded public transit that increases job access, saves money for working families and strengthens the regional economy.

People with a strong interest in walking, biking or public transportation are encouraged to apply.  Experience with common office software, such as the MS Office suite, is desired.

Expected Start/End Date: January 2017 – April 2017 (flexible – interns are asked to stay for at least 3 months)

Hours/Week: 15-20

Interns will receive a $400 stipend for their service.

Active Trans is a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit and engage people in healthy and active ways to get around. Our office is located in the heart of the near-north district of Chicago.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jackie@activetrans.org and include “Advocacy Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls or pop-in visits please.

Kubert Sustainable Business Internship

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (“ELPC”) seeks to hire a current M.B.A. student for a Sustainable Business Internship position in our Chicago office starting in May or June 2017.

ORGANIZATION:  ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and sustainable business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal-making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, along with additional offices throughout the Midwest and in Washington D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with ELPC’s senior staff on sustainability projects involving clean energy development, innovative transportation strategies and natural resource preservation.
  • Conduct economic analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, and program development of forward-looking federal, state, and local environmental policies that can achieve job creation, economic growth and environmental progress.
  • Engage with ELPC multidisciplinary project teams of public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates, and communications experts.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Current M.B.A. student with 3+ years of prior professional experience in energy, mobility, finance, sustainability, environment, and/or related sectors. Strong academic record and excellent analytical and writing skills. Solid background in quantitative analysis and financial modeling. Knowledge of clean energy policy, energy and transportation technology, and energy economics a plus. Mission-driven interest in public and environmental advocacy, personal commitment to sustainability principles, and an ability to work effectively and collaboratively on a team of skilled colleagues.

SALARY: $7,500 for the 10-week internship program, starting in May or June 2017.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested M.B.A. student applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and three professional references by email to Matthew Glover at: KubertBusinessInternship@elpc.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Charlie Kubert was a businessperson and dedicated environmentalist who worked at ELPC on sustainable business opportunities to advance environmental progress and economic growth.

Elevate Energy: Missouri Field Lead

The Missouri Field Lead will support development and implementation of multifamily green building and energy efficiency services in Missouri. The selected candidate will effectively project manage local energy efficiency retrofit projects and field work associated with utility contracts and green building consulting engagements in Missouri including conducting energy audits and analysis, reviewing contractor bids, and performing construction oversight for projects during installation.

Accountability

This is a remote position. The Field Lead will be based in Missouri but will report directly to a Chicago-based supervisor on the New Market Initiatives team and will be expected to work with remote teams based in Chicago, Michigan, and elsewhere.

Responsibilities

Field

  • Conduct on-site energy audits of multifamily and small commercial facilities, model energy savings, and develop high quality energy assessment reports with recommendations.
  • Guide building owners through the energy efficiency upgrade process to develop and implement project plan.
  • Work with construction team, contractors, owners, and project partners to vet contractors, coordinate and schedule construction activities, and provide construction oversight, quality assurance and quality control, and post-retrofit monitoring.
  • Engage contractors to establish a rapport, build a local contractor base, solicit contractor bids on behalf of owners, and inspect installations for quality control.
  • Support green building services for new construction and rehabilitation projects including: design and specification reviews, ASHRAE and HERS energy modeling, construction management, and inspections of installed green and energy efficient measures.
  • Communicate regularly with the team of energy auditors, construction managers, and project managers based in Chicago and other new markets.
  • Support Chicago-based team on a project basis as required.

Project Management

  • Communicate clearly with contract holder about delivery of utility subcontract.
  • Manage multiple projects and client engagements simultaneously through the green building and energy efficiency upgrade process to ensure a high level of customer service is delivered.
  • Represent Elevate Energy with clients and with local, state, and national energy efficiency stakeholders at meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Communicate regular project/program updates and results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as required in assistance to and in cooperation with other Elevate Energy staff.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Five plus (5+) years’ experience in affordable multifamily housing, green building, energy efficiency, building science, engineering, construction, or related field required.
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Engineer in Training (EIT), Registered Architect (RA), BPI, CEM, HERS, and/or LEED accreditation and experience certifying projects very desirable.
  • Experience conducting energy audits and building inspections required.
  • Strong understanding of construction detailing.
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and client engagements.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Process and detail-oriented.
  • Comfort level engaging a wide range of clients including affordable housing owners and staff, contractors, and utility staff. Excellent writing required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with high degree of accuracy.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, and Excel – and comfort with or willingness to learn online Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems such as Salesforce and video conferencing tools.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Comfort level with working remotely from larger team and supervisor.
  • Travel extensively throughout Missouri and travel to Chicago at a minimum of once per month.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

This is an Exempt position.

Organization Description

Elevate Energy’s mission is to deliver smarter energy use for all. Elevate Energy designs and implements efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Elevate Energy is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Elevate Energy
Human Resources – Missouri Field Lead
322 S. Green Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607

Write position in the subject line or envelope.
Fax to 888-335-3261
Email to careers@ElevateEnergy.org
No phone calls please.

Elevate Energy: Field Organizer – Springfield

The Field Organizer – Springfield will work with Elevate Energy’s Community Projects Lead and their Regional Lead Field Organizer to implement community based strategies for educating and engaging individuals on saving both money and energy. This may include providing general awareness of new technologies associated with the “smart grid” as well as helping customers enroll in programs sponsored by Elevate Energy, the utilities, or third parties that will help them reduce their energy bills and environmental impact. The field organizer will be assigned a designated geography and be accountable for achieving a metrics-driven outreach and organizing plan. The position will work closely with Elevate Energy’s communications and outreach team to coordinate messaging across programs and must be well versed in the range of programs and activities of the organization. Tasks may include, but will not be limited to, holding meetings with community leaders to inform them about program offerings, conducting outreach events with community organizations, working directly with individual customers to host meetings in their homes, following up by telephone with customers interested in programs, and carefully tracking the progress of the efforts in electronic database systems.

Accountability
The Field Organizer – Springfield reports directly to the Regional Field Organizer – Springfield.

Responsibilities
• Implement and be held accountable to a metrics-driven outreach plan
• Lead and direct constituent engagement, including outreach to individuals at community events and house parties
• Engage key stake holders including but not limited to local elected officials and community leaders
• Recruit, manage and train local volunteer teams
• Build partnerships with community organizations
• Organize community meetings, events and training sessions
• Develop and implement neighborhood specific messaging with marketing staff
• Follow-up with interested homeowners to encourage their participation in the program
• Data entry and maintaining data integrity
• Other activities as required.

Qualifications/Skills
• Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
• Passion for environmental issues, economic/social justice, and/or energy efficiency
• Willingness and ability to become well versed in residential energy use, including smart grid technologies, dynamic electric pricing, energy efficiency technology, and building science
• Exceptional verbal communication skills – comfort in speaking to large groups, facilitating small group discussions, and excelling at one-on-one interactions
• Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and political beliefs
• Strong written communication skills – can craft professional letters or e-mail communications
• Strong organizational ability and experience in meeting established goals within tight time frames
• Self-starter, with ability to work independently and remotely, as well as within a team
• Familiarity with standard business computer applications – experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems would be a plus
• Demonstrated experience in effectively leading and collaborating with volunteers – management or supervisory experience would be a plus
• Ability and willingness to motivate individuals to take action regarding their energy usage and engaging in new technology and programs to assist with this – prior experience in sales or organizing is a plus
• Familiarity with community organizing or political campaign organizing strongly preferred
• Familiarity with Montgomery and surrounding counties in Central/Southern Illinois, their communities, community organizations, and leaders would be a plus
• Bi-lingual Spanish desirable
• Familiarity with energy efficiency upgrades or residential construction would be pluses as well
• Access to reliable transportation, a personal computer with internet access, and a cell phone

Organization Description
Elevate Energy’s mission is to deliver smarter energy use for all. Elevate designs and implements efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most.

Anti-Discrimination Policy
Elevate Energy is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This is an Exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Elevate Energy
Human Resources – FOH
1741 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Write position in the subject line or envelope.
Fax to 773-698-6869
Email to careers@ElevateEnergy.org

No phone calls please.

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