Advanced Community Energy Program Manager

The Center for Climate Protection seeks a results-oriented, inspirational, entrepreneurial, creative team member with a sense of humor to lead our Advanced Community Energy (ACE) program. ACE is a proposed statewide program to develop local energy resources in all California cities and counties, to power decarbonization, electrification, and resilience projects while supporting optimal performance and efficient utilization of the existing power grid.

Program Manager’s Role

  • Work with ACE Leadership Team to develop the strategy and detailed workplan to develop and pass ACE legislation
  • Socialize ACE concept with key legislative, municipal, and business stakeholders throughout the state
  • Build and lead a coalition of critical partners who will support the new legislation
  • Coordinate legislative strategy with CCP team and coalition partners and meet with state legislators and their staff as necessary
  • Help identify and cultivate key investors (donors and foundations) and raise $100,000 in the first year to support and sustain the initiative
  • Organize meetings and larger events to promote understanding of ACE throughout the state
  • Convene technical experts to refine the details of how ACE and performance-based utility reform will work to reshape California’s energy system architecture while supporting the state’s climate and energy goals
  • Be a spokesperson and produce media pieces about the ACE project and its potential benefits
  • Create and manage the budget for the project

Skills and Qualities

The position requires a person with a proven track record:

  • Delivering results
  • Strong understanding of the California energy system, utility business model, and the potential of distributed energy resources to reduce GHG emissions, increase resilience and security, and deliver a cost-effective energy system for the future
  • Quick learner
  • Very well organized and a strong team player
  • Superior communication skills
  • Excellent at building and maintaining relationships
  • Competence in the tools needed for work such as a CRM system, Facebook, LinkedIn, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or equivalents)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum six years’ relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Verifiable track record of fundraising or business development success
  • Willing to travel
  • Use of a car as needed for work
  • Excellent references

Terms

  • Salary competitive with similar positions in similar organizations
  • Health insurance available after introductory period
  • Three weeks paid vacation plus holidays
  • Working remotely is acceptable, although some time in the office will be required
  • This is envisioned as a full-time position. We will consider a part-time schedule for the right person.
  • The Center for Climate Protection is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

To Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter describing why you want the job to Barry Vesser, bvesser [at] climateprotection.org. Please, no calls.

The position is open until filled.   


Development Director

The Center for Climate Protection seeks a results-oriented, inspirational, entrepreneurial, creative team member with a sense of humor to deliver consistent and sustained resource development results to achieve the Center for Climate Protection’s mission. The Development Director participates with a dedicated, lively senior management team to expand the organization’s impact in California and beyond.

Development Director’s Role

  • Create and implement a powerful resource development strategy
  • Develop a team of staff and volunteer resources capable of executing the strategy with excellence
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization
  • Build relationships with key investors and engage them in programs and direction
  • Conduct research, identify prospective funding sources, cultivate relationships with foundation staff
  • Be a spokesperson about the Center for Climate Protection and its track record of excellence
  • Ensure the budget and resource development financials are managed with integrity and excellence
  • Be an effective partner with Center for Climate Protection senior management, board, and other key volunteers

Skills and Qualities

The position requires a person with a proven track record:

  • Delivering results
  • Quick learner
  • Superior communication skills
  • Building relationships
  • Very well organized and a strong team player
  • Skilled in using tools needed for work such as a CRM system, Facebook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Minimum Qualifications

  • Verifiable track record of fundraising success
  • Minimum five years’ relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Available and willing to travel
  • Use of a car as needed for work
  • Excellent references

Terms

  • Salary competitive with similar positions in similar organizations
  • Health insurance available after introductory period
  • Three weeks paid vacation plus holidays
  • This is envisioned as a full-time position. We will consider a part-time schedule for the right person.
  • The Center for Climate Protection is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

To Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter describing why you want the job to Ann Hancock, ann [at] climateprotection.org. Please, no calls.

The position is open until filled.