Clean Energy Program and Outreach Manager

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State of Massachusetts
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Jul 12, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Clean Energy Program and Outreach Manager The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is hiring a Program and Outreach Manager within its Energy Efficiency Division. This position report to the Director of the Energy Efficiency Division and will be responsible for managing programs and stakeholder outreach in connection with the Merrimack Valley Renewal Fund, a $41 million fund set up in response to the Columbia Gas explosions in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. DOER is seeking an individual with interest in community-driven outreach and program design who will conduct targeted outreach to the residents (including both homeowners and renters), public housing authorities, subsidized affordable housing developments, and businesses of Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence. This outreach will be to both inform program development and to ensure that residents and businesses are taking advantage of available programs to reduce their energy bills and lower greenhouse gas emissions. This position will initially focus primarily on supporting the Merrimack Valley Renewal Fund programs. However, this position will engage in other relevant Energy Efficiency Division and DOER efforts as time allows and will transition over time to take on other program management and outreach efforts, serving a core role in the Division to manage stakeholder engagement and community outreach. The individual must also have proven organization and project management skills to oversee, track, and report on programs and spending of the fund internally and externally. Responsibilities will include: * Manage DOER's involvement in the Merrimack Valley Renewal Fund Advisory Committee, including setting meeting agendas, conducting outreach to committee members, and developing/presenting meeting materials and program updates. * Oversee and track spending and outcome of grant programs under the Fund, including regular review and development of quarterly reports from grantees. * Develop, procure, and manage grant programs under the Fund. This task includes internal coordination between legal, fiscal, and communications staff, as well as external stakeholders and agencies such as the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Attorney General's Office. * Serve as DOER's point of contact for stakeholders, residents, and businesses in the Merrimack Valley to answer questions on programs and continuously seek feedback to improve services being offered. * Support other Energy Efficiency Division efforts, including developing lessons learned through the Merrimack Valley Renewal Fund and supporting application of those lessons to other DOER programs. This includes input into community-based strategies through the Mass Save statewide energy efficiency programs. * Collaborate with other Energy Efficiency Division and DOER staff to support policy and program development specific to increasing access to energy efficiency in environmental justice communities. * Attend outreach events within the community, which may include evenings and weekends. Required skills and qualifications at time of hiring * Experience working with community organizations * Proven stakeholder engagement skills * Proven program management skills * Excellent verbal and written communication, including experience with public speaking * Interest in clean energy, climate change mitigation, and/or sustainability * Experience conducting outreach and engagement with racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups Preferred skills and qualifications * Bilingual (English and Spanish) * Familiarity with community leaders and organizations in the Merrimack Valley * Knowledge and understanding of private and public affordable housing funding sources and regulations MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. II. An Associate's degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. III. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.