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Job: Field Program Manager, Strong Homes Program
City: Washington DC
Job Posting Link: http://bit.ly/groundswell-jobs
Field: Community Development
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 2-3 years
Post Date: July 16, 2912
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
The Field Program Manager will work closely with the Strong Homes Program Lead Organizer and manage Field Organizers, Fellows, and Interns. Field staff will recruit program participants utilizing community-based organizing tactics and networks to facilitate a competitive bid for residential energy efficiency projects on behalf of the groups. The Field Program Manager creates and directs the implementation of the campaign plan while developing partnerships for long-term success of the Strong Homes Program. Aside from field strategy and management, the person in this position assists the facilitation of the competitive bidding process with local businesses at the core of leveraging economic power for program participants that creates a greater social benefit.
The person in this position will provide valuable experience for individuals interested in pursuing work in management, community organizing, the non-profit sector, politics and campaigns, and building the clean energy economy. The Field Program Manager will need to be experienced yet will have support in understanding the essential tools, processes, and strategies of effective management, campaign planning, organizing, energy efficiency, and community-based initiatives with a fast-growing non-profit.
This is a full-time position until May 1, 2013 with the opportunity for an extension. Groundswell’s main office is located in DC, yet this position would require regular work in Maryland, with campaign priorities in Montgomery, Howard, and Baltimore Counties. The position requires some availability on weeknights and weekends.
Field Strategy & Planning (30%)
Field Staff Management (30%)
Strong Homes Project Implementation (10%)
An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Application Materials Required:
Use your application materials to explain your interest in Groundswell and its mission. Please highlight any exposure you have to Maryland communities, particularly Montgomery, Howard, and Baltimore Counties. Please specify in your cover letter your management philosophy and how that philosophy led to success in a previous experience. Your cover letter should explain the skills, experience, and interests that qualify you to fulfill the Responsibilities outlined above.
Groundswell averages 14-16 paid company holidays (including all federal holidays and a week during winter holidays), adheres to a 37.5 hour work week with a compensatory time policy for over-time work, and, when job responsibilities allow, periodic flexibility in work schedule and location.
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