Jobs at SmartPower

 

Rhode Island Community Outreach Manager

Founded in 2002, SmartPower’s Nonprofit’s mission is help make the American people “energy smart”. Indeed, for organizations and companies looking to engage customers in energy efficiency and clean energy actions, SmartPower is the bridge linking directly to residents and businesses.

SmartPower is a strategic program-design and implementation firm that was recently named the “best non-profit marketing firm in the US”.

SmartPower’s exclusive focus on energy efficiency and clean energy results in high visibility, high impact on-the-ground community campaigns designed to transform how customers use, adopt and invest in clean energy and energy efficiency. Our campaigns consistently result in strong customer satisfaction.

Position

SmartPower, a nonprofit organization that implements community outreach campaigns is seeking a mature, poised, confidant and engaging on-the-ground Community Outreach Manager to work in Rhode Island.

The Community Outreach Manager shares a passion for clean energy and environmental issues while also keeping a laser-like focus to achieving our stated metrics.

An ability and passion to advance the adoption of residential solar power across Rhode Island is an important part of this position. The Community Outreach Manager should have a background in community organizing and/or political campaigning. The successful candidate will work on-the-ground meeting with municipal, and other community leaders to motivate them to actively participate in SmartPower’s residential solar program. The Community Outreach Manager will advance program activities with local organizations, volunteers, Solar Ambassadors and solar installers in order to identify opportunities and execute on –the—ground outreach partnerships. Examples include: hosting workshops, tabling at events to sign up participants, holding open houses, and using newsletters, news stories, and social media to increase community-wide adoption of solar power.

The Community Outreach Manager will lead, coordinate and execute these activities in conjunction with local volunteers, “champions”, and solar installers. There will also be important data collection, tracking and reporting responsibilities. The Community Outreach Manager will work under the direction of the Rhode Island State Director.

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate that:

  • You have a track record in community organizing and/or campaign work;
  • You have a passion for persuasion and “making it happen”;
  • You have excellent communication and persuasion skills with the confidence to speak publicly in front of groups or one-­‐on-­‐one at all levels of an organization.
  • You’re a “people person” who thrives on meeting and helping people and embrace “cause marketing.” You have the ability to work successfully with all types of people.
  • You possess a “sales” mentality, and work best with tight goals and metrics.
  • You’re a self-­‐starter, who instinctively and consistently creates personal and professional stretch goals and meets them.
  • You are fearless about doing whatever it takes to get the job done -­‐ no task is too small or too large. You are able to spend 40+ hours a week on the campaign and work in the evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • You are experienced in community outreach and project management, working efficiently under deadlines.
  • You have demonstrated ability to hit the ground running and quickly establish credibility with internal and external clients. You instinctively can access unique outreach opportunities, create new partners and alliances, and enjoy cultivating the idea to fruition.
  • You are detail-­‐oriented with superb organizational skills and strong follow-through. You are experienced with data collection, tracking and reporting on project results.
  • You are comfortable with and know how to use technology in all forms.
  • Social media and on-­‐line communications are not challenges for you.
  • You are successful at working out of your home and are highly productive in a virtual office environment;
  • You are skilled at collaborating, asking for and providing feedback, and building relationships with a team of coworkers while in a virtual environment.
  • You live in Rhode Island. You are familiar with the region, the state and the communities, and have a network of contacts to leverage for the project.
  • You have a valid driver’s license, own and drive a car.
  • You are “drama free” and you present yourself in a professional manner at all times.
  • You have a dynamic personality and a good sense of humor. You work well as a team and when you commit to something, you’re “all in”.

The ideal candidate is someone with 5 years work experience in community outreach, political campaigns, commission sales, the Peace Corps or the environmental/energy/solar industry.

This position is fulltime. We offer a base salary, benefits, and bonuses based on performance. SmartPower is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications welcome until position is filled. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Please address a cover letter and resume to Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower. Please send these documents to Brian F. Keane at bkeane@smartpower.org.

 

Program Manager
SmartPower, a national award winning non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency seeks an experienced, confident and strong Project Manager to manage and support our various campaigns across the nation.  This position is based in SmartPower’s Washington, DC office.

The ideal candidate will have a “can do” approach, share a passion for energy and environmental issues and know how to deliver measurable results. The Project Manager will lead and/or manage multiple projects in various states; develop and implement campaign work plans locally, develop and meet project metrics, and supervise field campaign staff.  This senior level position will also support the strategic planning and business development to continue to expand SmartPower’s impact nationally.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, ensuring SmartPower projects deliver contractual performance metrics on time and on budget; creation and implementation of program work plans, supervision of project staff; participation in the hiring and training of field staff; ongoing communication with clients about project performance, as well as lead and participate in collaboration with other SmartPower team members.  The Project Manager will support the Management Team in representing SmartPower with existing clients, project partners, state and regional leaders and groups, and potential clients.

An important responsibility of this position is delivering the results SmartPower has been hired to perform.  The Project Manager will also provide superior client experience while fostering partnerships with project participants and collaborators. In addition, the Project Manager should make a substantial contribution to helping the organization develop its internal infrastructure to support existing and future projects. This position will help identify strategic processes and tools available to increase SmartPower’s efficiency and effectiveness in delivering our services to clients and to support our anticipated growth. The Project Manager will work under the direction of SmartPower’s Washington, DC-based Chief Operating Officer.

The right candidate for this position will demonstrate that:

  • You’re a self-starter, who instinctively and consistently creates personal and professional stretch goals and meets them.
  • You are fearless about doing whatever it takes to get the job done – no task is too small or too large. You are able to spend 40+ hours a week and work in the evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • You are experienced in leading teams and project management to ensure consistently successful projects, happy clients, motivated staff and measurable results.
  • You have an instinct for delivering results and getting project quickly up and running and if needed, back on track.
  • You can work seamlessly with various constituencies – including state and town officials, business leaders, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, solar installers and other contractors, and the general public including project volunteers.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to hit the ground running and quickly establish credibility with internal teams and external clients and partners. You instinctively can access unique outreach opportunities with partners, clients or potential clients and enjoy cultivating the idea to fruition.
  • You have excellent communication and persuasion skills with the confidence to speak publicly in front of groups or one-on-one at all levels of an organization. You also have the ability to communicate effectively one-on-one or with small teams.
  • You have a passion for delivering value to clients. You have the ability to work successfully with all types of people.
  • You are detail-oriented with superb organizational skills with strong follow-through and experienced with data collection, tracking and reporting on project results.
  • You have successfully developed high performance project teams and are skilled at providing both constructive feedback and motivating individuals. You can effectively manage staff that work remotely from their home offices.
  • You are a proven problem solver; yet understand when it is appropriate to bring concerns to the attention of your supervisor.
  • You have a strong professional network in the states, region and nationally.
  • You have a valid driver’s license, own a car and can drive. You have flexibility to travel as needed to project sites or client locations.
  • While this position is based in the Washington, DC office, you can work effectively and efficiently when traveling.
  • You present yourself in a professional manner at all times.
  • You are comfortable with and know how to use technology in all forms.  Social media and on-line communications are not challenges for you. You are skilled at using CRM software and project management tools.
  • You are drama-free, able to undertake any task with poise and confidence.
  • You have a good sense of humor, work well as a team member and leader.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and are committed to growing and building an exciting organization to bring it to the next level.
  • You’re cause oriented and looking for an opportunity that is more than “just a job”.   You’re looking to jump in 100% for the cause and the company.

The ideal candidate is someone with at least 7 years work experience in community outreach, political campaigns and/or the environmental/energy industry.  You have lead project teams and delivered measurable successful results. This position will require periodic travel to project and/or client locations.

SmartPower offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications welcome until position is filled.  Review of resumes will begin immediately. Please send a cover letter and resume to Brian Keane, President of SmartPower at bkeane@smartpower.org