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Job: Strong Homes Program Associate
City: Washington DC
Job Posting Link: http://bit.ly/groundswell-jobs
Field: Community Development
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 0-1 year
Post Date: July 16, 2012
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
Strong Homes Program Associate will work closely with the Lead Organizer and Field Program Manager to support program participants, track progress, and research and refine strategies and tactics to improve and grow organizing capacity. As intake point for the program, the person in this position communicates and caters to a diverse audience. The Program Associate supports program participants and local businesses in completing the Strong Home projects by tracking projects, supporting as needed, and conducting feedback to improve the program. Feedback and program impacts are necessary for reporting to funders and external partners. Data entry, research and reporting will be a crucial responsibility for the Strong Homes Program Associate.
The person in this position will provide valuable experience for individuals interested in pursuing work in program design, the non-profit sector, communications, and building the clean energy economy. Program Associate will have support in understanding and creating the essential tools, processes, and strategies of effective organizing, energy efficiency, and community-based initiatives with a fast-growing non-profit.
Based in DC, this could be a part-time to full-time position, based on program need and applicants’ experience, until May 1, 2013 with the opportunity for an extension. There could be the opportunity that this position has hybrid responsibilities of a Program Associate and Field Organizer.
Customer Generation & Relations (30%)
Project Administration (30%)
Strong Homes Project Implementation & Support (25%):
Research & Planning (15%)
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 specify in your cover letter any relevant administrative or project management experiences as it relates to being successful in this position. 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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