DC Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Associate

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Job: DC Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Associate
Organization: Groundswell
City: Washington, DC
Job Posting Link: http://bit.ly/groundswell-jobs
Field: Community Development
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 0-1 year
Deadline: N/A/N/A/N/A

Organization Description
Communities have a powerful tool for creating social benefits, one that requires no sacrifice but instead aligns with their own interests as consumers: collective purchasing power.

Groundswell helps communities leverage their collective market power for good by pooling their demand for needed services and linking them with businesses that drive local economic opportunity and sustainability. Through this process, Groundswell helps families and community institutions reduce their energy costs, builds more resilient social impact organizations, and creates economic opportunity by growing inclusive clean energy sectors.

Groundswell has driven nearly $7 million in community-based clean energy projects and has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, GOOD Magazine and FastCompany. In 2011, Groundswell was selected as a Clinton Global Initiative America commitment maker for its model to grow clean energy economic opportunity in communities across the U.S.

For more information visit groundswell.org

Position Description
Groundswell is seeking a Program Associate for the DC Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program (DCHP), an initiative that seeks to improve the comfort, safety and energy efficiency of D.C. homes and to support local businesses that perform this work. The Program Associate will support DCHP tracking and implementation and will work closely with the Program Manager, local contractors, and community organizations to help coordinate the success of DCHP. Responsibilities will include providing information and support to participating contractors and customers; tracking effectiveness of program tactics; researching innovative energy efficiency and outreach programs and tactics and making recommendations for program expansion and enhancement; contributing to program planning; recording project progress in database and completing necessary data entry. The Program Associate will work on-site at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility.

This program is a full-time position through September 30, 2012, with a possibility for contract extension. Contract extension is dependent on performance and the renewal of Groundswell’s contract with the DCSEU.

Contractor Coordination & Support (30%):
 Assist with contractor training and coordination.
 Communicate regularly with contractors and track progress of current home performance projects.
 Support contractors with project and energy savings reporting and tracking.
 Review and approve contractors’ home performance work scope proposals to ensure accuracy prior to project completion.

Research & Planning (20%)
 Research, synthesize, and create reports about innovative energy efficiency and outreach programs in order to stretch DCHP to consistently improve and achieve market success
 Through tracking and analysis of different outreach tactics, help expand availability of DCHP programming to varied income groups.

Customer Generation & Relations (15%)
 Work with the DCSEU call center and lead generation partners to create DCHP demand.
 Assess effectiveness of demand generation techniques through analysis of outreach and engagement tactics.
 Respond to customer complaints and coordinate resolution with contractors or other involved parties.

Administration (35%)
 Record project progress in database and complete necessary data entry for project tracking.
 Coordinate dispersal of incentives to contractors and homeowners.


Qualified Applicants
An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

 Demonstrated passion and experience working on issues related to community-based economic development or energy service-related initiatives
 Demonstrated success with research design and analysis
 Ability to collaborate with multiple partners and stakeholders
 Project management experience
 Self-directed, resourceful, candid and assertive contributor
 Dynamic and flexible team member
 Proactive and detail oriented
 Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
 Knowledge of building science or construction (optional)

Application Instructions
Apply online at: bit.ly/groundswell-jobs

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include 403(b) retirement and matching, health, dental, and vision insurance, and 15 paid vacation days per year (starting).


Ayla Schlosser

E-mail: hiring@groundswell.org

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