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.
MEEA seeks an exceptional individual who believes in the promise of energy efficiency and who embodies an entrepreneurial, growth-minded spirit to be a part of the Program Team. We offer a supportive, high-performing environment where you will have a significant voice in your program’s decisions and in your own development, and a culture that recognizes, develops and values great work.
We are looking for someone to support MEEA’s Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (recipient of the 2014 & 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award, 2016 ENERGY STAR® Excellence in Promotion Award and the 2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award) program. The program associate will also take ownership of the recently secured Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) grant, which focuses on educating realtors on the smart grid. The Program Associate will also assist with Public Sector Outreach, building and fostering relationships with key personnel at k-12 schools. Some time will also be spent coordinating instrumentation installation and collection for MEEA’s Indoor Air Quality study, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy. The Program Associate may also support various other programs as needed, which may include, but are not limited to MEEA’s HVAC SAVE program, Code Compliance programs, Savings Through Efficient Products (STEP) and Building Operator Certification (BOC).
The Program Associate will report to the Residential Program Manager and be responsible for the day to day administration of MEEA’s programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Promote and administer the Building Science Training Series
Execute marketing campaigns through newspaper, web and other media outlets
Prepare quarterly and final reports for U.S. Department of Energy and program funders
Manage relationships with Illinois Home Performance subcontractors
Provide outreach and support to network of Illinois Home Performance participating contractors
Collaborate with the real estate and appraisal industries, offering training, smart grid education and marketing support
Connect with other ISEIF grantees through cohort events, check-in calls and in-person meetings
Upload quarterly reports through ISEIF reporting portal, summarizing program activity
Coordinate all aspects of instrumentation deployment and collection for an indoor air quality study funded through the U.S. Department of Energy
Foster and maintain relationships with personnel at k-12 schools in ComEd service territory to encourage the participation in Public Sector program offerings
Provide general administrative support to the program team on various initiatives
Support MEEA’s New Program Development efforts through grant writing and research
Write and publish blog entries and other social media posts as appropriate and compile case studies for publication
MEEA offers a competitive employment package with salary commensurate with experience.
Civic Opera Building
20 N Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com with the subject Residential Program Associate. Candidates who do not submit all three items will not be considered. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples and three references. No phone calls please. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.
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.
A or B.S. required in the field of environmental science, architecture, political science, natural resources management or a related field
At least one to two years related work experience in a professional environment (energy efficiency experience preferred but not required).
Excellent organizational, writing, communication and public speaking skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while prioritizing competing responsibilities
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Ability to work independently with a high degree of self-sufficiency and initiative while also functioning as a member of a team in an open-office environment
Outgoing, energetic, and positive team player willing to take initiative
Flexible and adaptable to new program needs in a shifting environment
Ability to research and solve problems
Prior experience in grant and/or proposal writing preferred
Building science/HVAC training or certification (e.g. BPI, NCI) a plus but not required
Passion for energy efficiency and commitment to environmental issues, experience in energy efficiency a plus
Internal Number: 3125878390
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.