At MEEA, we leverage our unique position as the Midwest’s key champion and trusted information resource on energy efficiency policies and programs to help our members and stakeholders identify, understand and implement cost-effective energy efficiency strategies that provide economic and environmental benefits.
As a collaborative network and an influential membership organization spanning thirteen states, we provide a professional forum where energy providers, policymakers, implementers, manufacturers, advocates, and other stakeholders can make connections, seek advice and learn about energy efficiency. With our dynamic annual conference, MEEA plays an important role in forging partnerships, promoting new technologies and curating the evolving conversation around economic sustainability and environmental stewardship from energy efficiency.
MEEA is seeking a Director of Programs to be located in its Chicago, IL office. The Director of Programs will be a strategic person interfacing with MEEA’s current and potential program sponsors as well as overseeing MEEA’s program design, administration and management efforts for its utility, state and local energy efficiency programs. The Director will also be responsible for the contracts and obligations for all of MEEA’s program initiatives and is a member of MEEA’s Senior Leadership Team. The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
Oversee and manage MEEA’s program staff
Work with other directors to develop and attain MEEA’s program vision and goals
Manage existing program portfolio of over $3.5 million and work with program staff to develop new opportunities
Represent MEEA in meetings, conferences and events and develop and maintain working relationships with potential sponsors, mainly utilities and government agencies
Be a strategic thinker to design and secure sponsorship of new potential programs
Be a technical resource for programmatic information and technical questions from Members and program sponsors
Manage Special Projects Manager and launch MEEA’s emerging Market Transformation Initiative
Report to Executive Director and maintain board interface for programs and lead MEEA’s Program Committee
Manage MEEA’s grant and contract terms, including compliance and reporting
Manage Midwest collaboratives on advanced lighting and home performance and establish regional collaboratives to address member needs
Liaison between accounting and program staff to lead reporting and budgeting efforts
The successful candidate should have broad knowledge of energy efficiency policies, programs and technologies, excellent communications, organization and networking skills, and ability to work collaboratively as well as independently. The specific qualifications desired include:
Minimum 7 years’ experience working on energy programs preferably for a utility, state energy office or contractor organization
Broad technical knowledge and ability to communicate to key stakeholders required
Management experience required
Experience with program design, reporting and administration required
Demonstrated understanding of the efficiency marketplace and major players in the Midwest
Self-starter with ability to work on multiple projects
Commitment and passion for energy efficiency and collaboration
Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, engineering, economics or applicable field. Master’s degree is desired.
Green certifications are a plus
The compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience.
Civic Opera Building
20 N Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
Submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Program Director” by June 22, 2018. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples and three references. No phone calls please.
MEEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.
About Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
With MEEA, you're no longer alone in your passion for energy efficiency. We're here for the region as a channel for positive change. MEEA balances the diverse interests of its members and network across the public and private sectors, to create a common ground on the single most important issue of our time - energy efficiency. It's the first step in addressing every environmental and energy challenge facing us. Efficiency is about getting more energy out of every dollar, and maximizing energy savings, making us more economically competitive.
As a central source for information and action, MEEA raises awareness, facilitates energy efficiency programs and strengthens policy across the Midwest region. MEEA brings together a respected network of members, partners, board and staff, and inspires others to create new technologies, new products and new ways of thinking when it comes to energy efficiency.