CESA Employment Opportunities

Project Manager for 100% Clean Energy and LMI Solar

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) seeks a Project Manager to work primarily on two projects—the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative and the Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project. The 100% Clean Energy Collaborative assists states with 100% clean energy goals by providing knowledge-sharing activities and analysis that addresses program challenges and opportunities. The Scaling Up Solar project seeks to accelerate the development of solar projects that benefit low-and-moderate-income (LMI) households and communities.

CESA is a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy. CESA members—mostly state agencies—include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country. CESA is managed and staffed by Clean Energy Group (CEG). For more information, see www.cesa.org.

Location

CESA has a preference for an employee who wants to work in the Montpelier, VT office once the pandemic fades, but will also consider candidates who prefer to work remotely.

Availability

This is a full-time position, with responsibilities commencing immediately upon selection of the most qualified candidate. The position is currently funded for one year.

Position Description

The Project Manager will carry out outreach, research, writing, and administrative tasks related to the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative and the Scaling Up Solar project. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide information and analysis to support states’ 100% clean energy activities and to support clean energy development that benefits under-resourced communities.
  • Work with CESA senior staff, state policymakers and energy agency staff members to identify needs that can be fulfilled by the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative, either through Collaborative meetings, technical assistance, or other activities.
  • Research and draft white papers, short reports, and memos that address topics of interest to Collaborative members, including providing guidance on various strategies for advancing clean energy.
  • Engage with stakeholders involved with LMI solar, including community organizations, environmental justice advocates, and the solar industry to facilitate connections between those organizations and other stakeholders, especially state energy agencies.
  • Help prepare progress reports on grants that CESA has received related to the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative and the Scaling Up Solar project.
  • Monitor clean energy market trends and policy developments in order to identify relevant information for state policymakers, agency staff members, and other stakeholders.
  • Carry out other research, writing, and administrative tasks as necessary.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of clean energy issues and the types of policies used to advance clean energy at the state level
  • Understanding of clean energy technology
  • Understanding of the energy issues facing LMI households and environmental justice communities
  • Familiarity with state and other efforts to achieve 100% clean energy in the electricity sector
  • Ability to effectively work with a diverse range of people
  • Strong research and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Education and Experience

  • Two years’ relevant work experience
  • Undergraduate college degree
  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred but not required

Salary Range

  • Anticipated starting salary is $50,000 - $55,000, depending upon qualifications.

Travel

Post COVID-19, occasional domestic travel will be required. Business travel typically lasts from two to three days with some weekend travel necessary.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample via email to meghan@cleanegroup.org. For the email’s subject line, enter “Project Manager.” Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

CEG provides competitive salaries and benefits, including health insurance. CEG is an equal opportunity employer. CEG does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, ancestry, non-job-related disability, or status as a veteran.