CESA Employment Opportunities

Project Manager for Solar Energy and Energy Storage

Clean Energy Group (CEG) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) seek a Project Manager to work on the organizations’ initiatives related to solar and energy storage for low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities and environmental justice communities, with an emphasis on outreach to state energy agencies and community-based organizations.

CEG is a national, advocacy organization working on innovative policy, technology, and finance strategies in the areas of clean energy and climate change. CEG promotes effective clean energy policies and fosters partnerships to advance clean energy markets that will benefit all sectors of society for a just transition. CEG manages and staffs CESA, 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. For more information, see www.cleanegroup.org. and www.cesa.org.

Location: The employee will have the option of working in the Montpelier, VT office or working remotely.

Availability: This is a full-time position, with responsibilities commencing immediately upon selection of the most qualified candidate.

Position Description:

The Project Manager will carry out outreach, research, writing, and administrative tasks related to CEG/CESA’s solar and energy storage programs. Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with state policymakers, energy agency staff members, and representatives of LMI and environmental justice communities to promote and implement desirable solar and storage policies and programs
  • Provide information and analysis to support state, utility, and community clean energy programs and project development, particularly in the areas of solar and energy storage in LMI and environmental justice communities
  • Engage with community-based organizations in LMI and environmental justice communities to support their involvement in clean energy development and to facilitate connections between those organizations and other stakeholders, especially state energy agencies
  • Help manage and prepare progress reports on grants that CESA has received from the US Department of Energy to promote strategies for solar for LMI communities
  • Monitor clean energy market trends and policy developments in order to identify relevant information for state policymakers, agency staff members, community groups, advocates, and other stakeholders
  • Research and draft white papers, short reports, and memos on various strategies for to advance clean energy
  • Carry out other research, writing, and administrative tasks as necessary.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge of clean energy issues and the types of policies used to advance clean energy at the state level
  • Understanding of the energy issues facing LMI households and environmental justice communities
  • Understanding of solar and energy storage industry and market landscape
  • 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, with a preference for:
    • experience working with community-based organizations
    • experience working on solar energy and/or energy storage
  • Understanding of clean energy technology and policy
  • Undergraduate college degree
  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred but not required

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.