Program Associate

Clean Energy Group (CEG), a leading nonprofit advocacy organization working in the areas of clean energy policy and finance, seeks a Program Associate. This individual will work on state and municipal energy policy, focusing primarily on our Resilient Power Project. For more information about CEG's Resilient Power Project, see http://www.cleanegroup.org/ceg-projects/resilient-power-and-climate/
Location: Montpelier, VT

Availability: This is a full-time position commencing immediately. It is currently funded for two years.

Description of Position:
The Program Associate will carry out program objectives for resilient power/clean energy policies and projects at the municipal level. The Associate will devote considerable attention to energy assurance/resilient power, clean distributed electricity generation and energy storage. Our Resilient power project strives to create uninterruptable power supplies for critical facilities due to grid damage and interruptions.

Responsibilities:
• Build relationships with and participate in regional and national organizations concerned with sustainable development and disaster preparedness/planning at the municipal level.
• Assist municipal grant recipients to use their resources effectively and efficiently to design and build clean, resilient power projects.
• Help develop and implement various resilient power incentive programs, including program design and data/reporting requirements.
• Recruit municipal officials to become active in the Resilient Power Project.
• Identify, evaluate and promote best practices involving municipal resilient power/energy assurance.
• Develop case studies, identify successes and lessons learned, facilitate peer-to-peer state and municipal communication, and use successful projects and programs to create templates for new projects and programs to be replicated in other municipalities.
• Prepare written and e-products such as white papers, case studies, web pages, blogs, press releases, webinars, handbooks, and toolkits. Make effective use of social media platforms.
• Communicate effectively with other Resilient Power Project team members to accomplish the deliverables that overlap municipal, state, federal, low-income communities, financial program and communications areas.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience in project management, technical support and/or marketing.
• Candidates should be self-starters and have a versatile skillset. The ability to work independently, with strong attention to detail, is mandatory.
• Must also be out-going and display a high degree of professionalism with the ability to continuously prioritize, multitask, and work well under pressure and within tight deadlines.
• Ideally, candidates will have some experience with energy assurance/resilient power, clean distributed electricity generation and/or energy storage.
• Experience working with municipal officials is a plus.
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Proficiency in MS Office programs with advanced Excel skills preferred.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
• Three to five years' related work experience.
• Experience in the solar industry or on clean energy policy preferred.

Travel:
Occasional domestic travel is required. Business travel typically lasts from two to four days with some possible weekend travel necessary.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, two references, and salary requirements. Subject Line: Program Associate. Review of applications will begin on September 2nd and will continue until the position is filled.

Montpelier, Vermont
2014-09-12
Clean Energy Group
Meghan Monahan
meghan@cleanegroup.org
802-223-2554
50 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
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