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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Clean Energy NH (CENH) is a statewide nonprofit organization working to advance a clean energy economy for all of New Hampshire. We deliver policy and technical expertise to empower businesses, municipalities, and policymakers to make informed energy decisions to lower costs, improve sustainability, and realize the other benefits of New Hampshire-based energy solutions.

CENH’s membership consists of hundreds of businesses, municipalities, and individuals throughout the state who turn to us as the leading clean energy policy organization in New Hampshire. The organization has played a leading role in crafting and defending key policies in support of transitioning to a clean energy economy and serves as a key liaison to local decision-makers who are seeking to reduce their energy spending and achieve their clean energy goals.

Clean Energy NH is hiring for four positions:

Director of Legislative Affairs

Clean Energy NH works to advance NH towards a clean energy future by advocating for policies which align with our mission before the NH state legislature, and by working with state agencies. CENH pushes for bills that support the deployment of energy efficiency, electric vehicles, energy storage, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and associated Renewable Energy Fund, grid modernization, net metering, strategic electrification, and other technologies that reduce carbon emissions.

Overseen by the Executive Director and working in close collaboration with the Director of Energy Transition, the Director of Legislative Affairs will lead:

  • CENH’s government affairs efforts by actively participating in legislative proceedings, preparing and presenting testimony, communicating complex policy developments clearly and concisely, and coordinating with our members to advocate for their interests.

  • CENH’s relationship building with key stakeholders in the state legislature, executive branch agencies, government affairs firms, and other important policy actors.

 

Responsibilities

The Director of Legislative Affairs will:

  • Serve as the organization’s legislative lead, monitoring and reporting on legislation, preparing and presenting testimony, and communicating key policy objectives with legislators and other lobbyists.

  • Build relationships with key legislative allies, and position CENH as an organization with policy expertise, to be relied upon to answer energy policy questions.

  • Coordinate with members to engage their influence at the legislature and building and leading coalitions of stakeholders to achieve policy outcomes and amplify influence.

  • Lead policy research and development and assist in developing the organization's strategy of engagement and influence at the NH state legislature.

  • Develop strategic outreach plans, attend meetings with key agency and community stakeholders, and take the lead on identifying new opportunities for policy engagement with CENH members.

  • Track all legislation relevant to the clean energy transition in the NH statehouse and maintain a “public” version of a database of such bills, available to CENH members.

  • Lead our policy communications strategy to CENH members, including our regular policy calls and newsletters, policy recap webinars, and additional events with partner organizations.

  • Build and lead coalitions of clean energy advocates including businesses, local governments, and other organizations to achieve specific outcomes, amplify influence, and share resources.

  • Advance our mission in other regulatory matters, such as those involving environmental regulations, building code reforms, and other proceedings.

Finally, all CENH staff are expected to engage with members, represent the organization in public venues and the media, help organize and participate in CENH events, assist and support fundraising efforts, and collaborate with other staff members to achieve organizational goals.

Benefits and Compensation

The candidate selected for this position will receive the following benefits:

  • A generous time off policy, including paid sick leave, family and parental leave, and vacation.

  • A 3% employer contribution to a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan.

  • Health, dental and vision insurance.

  • Flexible working arrangements, including the ability to work from home or from our Concord offices, as convenience dictates.

  • Between $50,000 and $60,000 salary.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to apply@cleanenergynh.org

Circuit Rider Program Manager

Our Energy Circuit Rider Program was created and piloted in Coos County beginning in 2019. Over the past three years, the North Country Circuit Rider has helped more than a dozen communities complete more than 30 energy efficiency and clean energy projects. The program has helped the communities to receive more than $500,000 worth of incentives and grants, which have resulted in more than $2 million dollars of investment in clean energy projects.

 

Clean Energy NH seeks to expand this program statewide, and this position will be central to realizing that growth.

 

Job Description

 

The Energy Circuit Rider Program Manager will lead Clean Energy NH’s expanding corps of Circuit Riders. This individual will assist the Executive Director in executing the overall strategy for the Circuit Rider Program, will oversee its growth, and assist the Executive Director in identifying and pursuing new funding sources and maintaining existing sources.

 

The Program Manager will be the central touchpoint and expert for the entire organization regarding the various programs, resources, and funding streams that municipalities can access.

 

This position is based in New Hampshire and will entail occasional evening and weekend hours in order to attend public meetings and other community events.

 

View the Energy Circuit Rider FAQ, which explains the genesis and philosophy of the program.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Program Manager has the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Lead CENH’s outreach and technical support to municipalities statewide, and lead recruitment of municipal members.

  • Support CENH member communities’ efforts to reduce emissions by connecting them with programs, funding opportunities, CENH business members, and other resources. This will include some “circuit riding” (direct technical assistance to communities) statewide, until we have a fully staffed Circuit Rider program.

  • Oversee the creation of protocols for hiring, onboarding, and training new Circuit Riders.

  • Supervise a growing team of Circuit Riders, including the creation and monitoring of program goals and outcomes, as well as establishing a project management system to track progress towards these goals.

  • Assist the Executive Director in seeking out and pursuing new source of funding for the Circuit Rider Program.

  • Maintain a database of tools and funding sources available to municipalities.

  • Attain fluency in key policies and programs such as net metering, the renewable portfolio standard, community power, and others.

  • Assist in the creation educational resources that explain key programs to local officials and ensure that the Circuit Riders are trained in their use.

  • Lead the Local Energy Solutions Working Group and revitalize its membership with energy committee members from all around the state.

  • Serve as the central point of contact for growing Clean Energy NH’s municipal membership.

  • Partake in shared work and other operational tasks—such as events and campaigns—along with the rest of the staff.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

An ideal candidate for Program Manager would have the following skills, education, and experience:

  • Demonstrated professional involvement in and personal commitment to the mission of Clean Energy NH.

  • At least 3 years’ experience with project management, and management of direct reports.

  • Grant writing experience.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and willingness to participate in fundraising efforts.

  • Knowledge of electricity regulation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency policies.

 

Benefits

The candidate selected for this position will receive the following benefits:

  • A generous time off policy, including paid sick leave, family and parental leave, and vacation.

  • A 3% employer contribution to a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan.

  • Health, dental and vision insurance.

  • Flexible working arrangements, including the ability to work from home or from our Concord offices, as convenience dictates.

  • Between $60,000 and $70,000 salary, commensurate with experience.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to apply@cleanenergynh.org

Monadnock Energy Circuit Rider

Our Energy Circuit Rider Program was created and piloted in Coos County beginning in 2019. Over the past three years, the North Country Circuit Rider has helped more than a dozen communities complete more than 30 energy efficiency and clean energy projects. The program has helped the communities to receive more than $500,000 worth of incentives and grants, which have resulted in more than $2 million dollars of investment in clean energy projects.

 

Clean Energy NH seeks to expand this program statewide, and this is the second regional circuit rider position in the program.

 

Job Description
 

The Monadnock Energy Circuit Rider (ECR) will work with Clean Energy NH staff to provide technical assistance to municipalities in Southwestern New Hampshire, so they can identify and implement energy projects that reduce fossil fuel energy use and costs while also providing additional public health and community resiliency benefits. Energy projects will include on energy efficiency upgrades, fuel switching, beneficial electrification, modern wood heating, solar photovoltaics, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and other priorities identified by community members.

 

Clean Energy NH’s office is located in Concord, however the ECR will be located in Southwestern NH and will work remotely including regular visits to participating communities and occasional visits to Concord as needed. This is a full-time position with some flexibility in work hours. This position will entail occasional evening and weekend hours in order to attend public meetings and other community events.

This position is grant funded and is contingent on continued availability of grant funds, but identifying and maintaining continuous funding sources for the Energy Circuit Riders program is a key strategic priority for Clean Energy NH.

 

View the Energy Circuit Rider FAQ, which explains the genesis and philosophy of the program.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Monadnock Energy Circuit Rider has the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Establish working relationships with municipal staff/officials and other community leaders, and attend frequent meetings of local government bodies to support decision making.

  • Organize meetings and coordinate with community partners and other project partners as needed.

  • Work with community partners to establish building energy use and cost baselines and benchmarking with EPA Portfolio Manager or similar software/services.

  • Be available and responsive for community partners to act as a resource on energy projects to offer technical assistance and information as needed.

  • Organize municipal building and facility energy assessments and walk-throughs in partnership with utility efficiency personnel, auditors, and other clean energy businesses.

  • Carry out feasibility assessments for projects identified in collaboration with municipal partners.

  • Help municipal leaders prioritize which projects to pursue first.

  • Proactively and creatively drive identified projects forward toward completion.

  • Assist with and coordinate all stages of energy project planning and implementation including project identification; funding/financing; vendor/contractor selection; project execution; and project evaluation.

  • Regular communication with other Clean Energy NH staff and community partners.

  • Assist with grant reporting, data gathering, and project status progress updates.

  • Partake in the shared work of other operational tasks—such as events and campaigns—along with the rest of the staff.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

An ideal candidate for the Energy Circuit Rider would have the following skills, education, and experience:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build strong working relationships with community leaders, and excellent communication skills.

  • Self-starter; ability to work independently, take initiative, and contribute actively to designing work plan, organizing meetings and schedule of activities.

  • Writing skills; proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel; securing energy project funding/financing may require detailed paperwork and/or grant applications.

  • Experience with project management with demonstrated ability to see projects through to successful completion.

  • Knowledge of building energy (such as BPI certifications) and renewable energy systems, as well as familiarity with available rebates, incentives and grant programs.

  • Access to vehicle, current state driver’s license in good standing, and ability to regularly travel to partner municipalities throughout Southwestern, NH (work required mileage expenses will be reimbursed).

 

This position is located in Southwestern New Hampshire, and the candidate must be located in that region or be capable to commuting daily to that area.

Benefits and Compensation

 

The candidate selected for this position will receive the following benefits:

  • A generous time off policy, including paid sick leave, family and parental leave, and vacation.

  • A 3% employer contribution to a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan.

  • Health, dental and vision insurance.

  • Flexible working arrangements, including the ability to work from home or from our Concord offices, as convenience dictates, and a modest monthly technology stipend.

  • Between $40,000 and $50,000 salary.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to apply@cleanenergynh.org

Digital and Social Media Internship 

Time will be spent in a combination of regularly scheduled in-person co-working sessions with our Deputy Director and other employees of Clean Energy NH (CENH) and working remotely, as well as periodic attendance at meetings and other events. This internship is ideal for students with an interest in non-profit work, policy, energy and/or the environment and for those studying business, marketing, event management, or communications.

 

Responsibilities

  • Help to develop CENH’s social media presence by planning and executing targeted editorial content, campaigns and exploring the potential of the various platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)

  • Assist with composing cross-channel marketing content 

  • Produce and edit content for the CENH website, including developing original content, and re-writing and enhancing existing content

  • Assist with the development of the organization’s blog (identifying timely and appropriate topics, writing posts, recruiting guest bloggers, etc.)

  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions on partnerships, campaigns and/or events for social media engagement 

  • Assist with developing engaging content and digital assets for the organization’s various email newsletters and pre- and post-event communications

  • Create or update databases and create periodic reports 

  • Assist with event planning as needed

  • Attend and assist at events and meetings, including, but not limited to CENH hosted events, Young Professionals in Energy (YPiE) events, and/or other business meetings

 

Experience and Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Knowledge of producing digital content, including for website, email and social media

  • Knowledge and experience of major social media platforms (including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram)

  • Knowledge of various digital applications (preferred not required): Canva, MailChimp, Eventbrite

  • Graphic design skills and the ability to produce strong assets to use on social media

  • Proven track record of being able to conduct thorough research 

 

Competencies

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Creative with strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team with enthusiasm and commitment

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities

  • Sound and accurate judgment, reliable, and organized

  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently

 

Requirements

  • NH resident currently enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor degree program at a NH college or university

  • Part-time hours: $16.00 per hour (18 hours per week)

 

If interested, please send your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to apply@cleanenergynh.org