Energy Specialist I - The Weidt Group

Deadline: Rolling

The Weidt Group is an exceptional multidisciplinary group of architects and engineers specializing in energy conservation and sustainable design. We collaborate with A/E teams on commercial and institutional building projects of all types and sizes. We offer an amenable, flexible and collegial working environment in fully day-lit offices.

The Weidt Group is currently seeking an Energy Specialist to join our innovative and creative team in our Chicago office. We are looking for someone who has a good presence, communication skills, and technical skills. We depend on quality people and look for the following traits in candidates:
• Positive attitude
• Goal-oriented, integrity and sense of ownership
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Creativity and desire to produce quality
• Technical flexibility and a desire to learn
• Desire to thrive in a creative team environment

• Work directly with building owners, architects and engineers to understand their energy conservation goals
• Manage a portfolio of projects at different stages of a consulting process
• Deliver energy simulation results and consulting to guide teams toward energy conservation decisions
• Team with project managers to ensure high quality results and deliverables

Blackstone Bicycle Works Program Manager - Experimental Station

Deadline: Open until filled

Blackstone Bicycle Works is a youth education program of the Experimental Station. Blackstone Bicycle Works is a full-service bike shop dedicated to promoting ecological practices and empowering youths from Chicago's South Side, teaching mechanical skills, job skills, and business literacy to youths ages 8-18. 

The Blackstone Bicycle Works Program Manager works under the direction of and reports to Experimental Station's Executive Director and Assistant Director, who in turn support the role of the Program Manager and the Blackstone Bicycle Works program. The Program Manager is also supported by a full-time Youth Services Coordinator/Head Instructor and a full-time Customer Services Coordinator/Head Mechanic, as well as 3-6 part-time staff and a corps of program volunteers. A successful Program Manager will effectively and efficiently manage Experimental Station's Blackstone Bicycle Works youth program, including the business operations of the bicycle shop. The Program Manager is responsible for advancing short and long-term program goals, for helping to identify program needs and orienting staff and youth participants to meet identified needs, for helping to ensure sustainability of the program, for being a key adult presence and mentor for youth participants, and for facilitating smooth operation of the bicycle shop and youth program, stepping in where and when needed. 

Administrative Assistant - Metropolitan Planning Council

Deadline: Rolling

MPC seeks a detail-minded Administrative Assistant who possesses enthusiasm for the Metropolitan Planning Council’s agenda and an eagerness to assist our staff in furthering our mission. The Administrative Assistant provides programmatic and organizational support to advance MPC’s priorities. The Assistant will also provide specific administrative support to three senior staff—Emily Blum, Director of Marketing and Communications, Alden Loury, Director of Research and Evaluation and Audrey Wennink, Director of Transportation.

MPC is looking for an intelligent, highly organized, personable individual who thrives in a collegial work environment and can juggle multiple deadlines. The preferred candidate will have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and at least two years of work experience. Prior administrative experience and public policy interest/experience is strongly preferred. Expertise with constituent databases, such as MailChimp and Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

Energy Equity Program Manager - California Environmental Justice Alliance

Deadline: Jan 1, 2018 (start date ASAP after)

The fiscal sponsor for the California Environmental Justice Alliance is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a member of CEJA. The Energy Equity Program Manager will be an employee of EHC. The Program Manager will report to the Statewide Organizing Director of CEJA. The position will be based in CEJA’s offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, or Sacramento.

The Energy Equity Program Manager will be responsible for working with our Energy Equity Committee; developing, implementing, and managing the Energy Equity program plan; and providing leadership and strategic vision for the Energy Equity Program. 

Energy Equity Committee Management and Community Engagement:

  • Act as the lead of the energy program and responsible for overall management of energy committee.
  • Work with Committee to create and implement overall strategy for achieving energy goals.
  • Monitor annual work plan and ensure work is moving forward smoothly.
  • Plan and facilitate bi-weekly energy committee calls.
  • Plan and facilitate program strategy sessions and other meetings as needed.
  • Keep Energy Equity Committee members up to date on program development and activities.
  • Coordinate with staff at member organizations to recruit and organize participants in CEJA activities as needed.
  • Develop and implement strategies and curriculum to engage community members, such as community trainings.

Community Outreach Coordinator - The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: November 26, 2017
Location: Markham, IL

The Community Outreach Coordinator will serve as an ambassador of the Conservancy and will build upon community engagement efforts to strengthen existing relationships and create new ones with key leaders, organizations and partners in Markham and the surrounding southland communities. This position will be under the joint direction of the Project Manager for Indian Boundary Prairies and the Director for Urban Stewardship and Engagement and will be based at the Conservancy’s Indian Boundary Prairies preserve office in Markham, Illinois. 

As part of our urban conservation team, the Community Outreach Coordinator will have an opportunity to learn about natural areas restoration work and connecting people to nature in the Chicago region.  This position will serve as a liaison to the local community and will build upon community engagement efforts at Indian Boundary Prairies to strengthen existing relationships and create new ones with key leaders, organizations and partners in Markham and in the surrounding southland communities. This includes leading the implementation of a community engagement plan through education and engagement activities in the prairies and in the southland region.


Communications and Outreach Coordinator - The Ecology Center (MI)


Deadline: Until Position is filled

The Ecology Center is seeking a three-quarter to full-time Communications and Outreach Coordinator for its Charge Up Midwest Electric Vehicle and Clean Energy campaigns, which includes public outreach and decision-maker focused communications to advance climate and energy solutions throughout Michigan and the M


Duties and Responsibilities

The Coordinator position will work with the Ecology Center’s Climate and Energy Program Team to provide overall communications for the Charge Up Midwest campaign and other Clean Energy programs, including:

  • Content creation, management, and dissemination of earned and owned media—including website, newsletters, social media, media relations, brochures, branded collateral, and related materials;
  • Support the execution of the Ecology Center communications and development plans to create awareness, engagement, and revenue for the Climate/Energy programs;
  • Stay abreast of EV and Energy related news;
  • Seek, research, develop and pitch proactive news stories to enhance public awareness of the Ecology Center’s climate/energy priorities;
  • Deliver presentations and tabling at community events;
  • Assist with overall campaign strategy and tracking of campaign progress;
  • Assist with grant reporting, and ongoing fundraising; and
  • Participate in Ecology Center staff meetings, and other collective duties to be determined.


Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - The Wilderness Society (DC)

*Opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

The Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion & Special Advisor to the President is a highly visible leadership position at The Wilderness Society.  This director will be a key leader of our important organizational imperative to embed equity, diversity and inclusion throughout TWS policies, practices, mission-driven programs, and workplace culture.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced leader and strong project manager who can engage staff at all levels to achieve TWS’ equity, diversity and inclusion goals in an integrated way across TWS departments.  This position is responsible for driving organizational change related to this body of work.  The Director will work directly with the TWS President, Executive Team, directors, managers, and staff teams assigned to implement specific facets of the TWS equity, diversity and inclusion workplan.  The Director will engage regularly with TWS Board of Directors and support the work of the Board’s Equity Committee.

This position is critical to building shared ownership among all staff for creating an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust, accountability to shared goals and outcomes, and that is collaborative, innovative, adaptive, transparent, and supportive of employees, our greatest asset.

Youth & Winter Farmers Market Outreach Coordinator - Chicago - Faith In Place


The Outreach Coordinator will organize Faith in Place’s Summer Eco-Ambassador Youth Programs. Each summer, Faith in Place provides environmental education for youth (ages range from 14-18). These Eco-Ambassadors learn about ecology, the impact they have on the environment, and become true Ambassadors for positive environmental behaviors in their communities. The Outreach Coordinator works closely with clergy and community leaders from the south and west sides of Chicago to identify 12 youth between the ages of 14-18 to participate. These youth are active in their faith communities, and have been nominated by adults in their life because of their leadership role within the community. This Outreach Coordinator will split their time between the two roles, focusing on the Winter Farmers Markets from September – April and the Eco-Ambassador Program from May – August each year. The organizer will work manage support staff and work collaboratively with a team to support all efforts related to the Winter Farmers Market and Eco-Ambassador Youth programs.

Development Director - Faith in Place


Faith in Place’s Development Director is responsible for managing and growing all revenue streams for Faith in Place. These include donations from foundations, corporations, individuals, and houses of worship. Responsibilities include prospecting, writing, and reporting on all things related to the grant systems, assisting the Executive Director on overall budgeting and planning efforts, coordinating all activities with Board members and volunteers, cultivating individual and faith partner gifts, and managing development support staff. The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director to implement Faith in Place’s five-year Strategic Plan that includes forming a full Development Team, adding additional personnel to eventually lead grant, corporation, and large-gift cultivation

Volunteer Manager - Alliance for the Great Lakes


The Volunteer Manager develops and implements volunteer initiatives that support a healthy and vibrant Great Lakes, addresses community needs and delivers locally relevant results.  The Manager develops and executes volunteer activities in partnership with colleagues and community leaders, as part of the Alliance’s Culture of Clean Water Team.  The position draws on varied audiences to build and deepen the Alliance’s volunteer network of over 15,000 individuals, businesses, and non-profit partners invested in keeping the Great Lakes healthy for the 40 million people that depend on the lakes for recreation, drinking, and regional economies.  The position manages the Chicago Young Professional Council, the Chicago Alliance Ambassador program and the year-round Adopt-a-Beach program that spans the eight states served by the Alliance.

Vice President - Program & Project Delivery - Fresh Coast Capital


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The Vice-President of Program Delivery is a senior management role that will lead the technical development and delivery of green infrastructure program and project portfolios in Fresh Coast’s partner communities by working with National, Regional and Local delivery partners to design, build, operate and maintain sustainable assets.  This role will work to co-deliver projects and programs in close partnership with the VP of Community Partnerships. Additionally, this role will require an entrepreneurial drive and approach to scalability, deal development and structuring, with a lot of flexibility to define the path and future team strategy.



Program Manager - Fresh Coast Capital


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The Manager- Private Land Program will be responsible for overall program and product development and management of Fresh Coast’s green infrastructure private land incentive program offering. This role will also support business and market development in cities with existing green infrastructure incentive programs.

Field Coordinator - Union of Concerned Scientists

Deadline: Oct 22, 2017 or until filled. This is a temporary, 2-year position.

Under the direction of the Manager, Strategic Campaigns for the Global Security Program (GSP), the Field Coordinator will help conceive and manage a multi-state regional outreach, communications and organizing effort with the goal of engaging key members of Congress, key constituency groups, UCS supporters, opinion leaders and local, state and regional media on nuclear weapons and missile defense issues.

Energy Efficiency Proposal and Copywriter - Seventhwave


Energy Efficiency Proposal and Copywriter

Seventhwave is looking for an experienced writer and editor. The right person will be self-motivated, comfortable working across interdisciplinary teams and committed to excellence. The right person will demonstrate superior project management and writing skills, backed by significant proposal and grant writing experience. The right person will be agile, flexible, and collaborative. The ideal person will have enthusiasm for energy efficiency, know the difference between sentence case and title case, and care about parallel construction. If you like working toward a common goal with other passionate, smart, talented people, you will love this job.

Philanthropy Events Coordinator - Seattle Aquarium


Seattle Aquarium is hiring an events coordinator to join the philanthropy team. The philanthropy events coordinator contributes to the success of the department’s fundraising goal by providing strategic, creative and thoughtful recommendations toward a solid fundraising events program that builds on a donor-centric model.

This includes planning and executing donor recognition and cultivation events and assisting the philanthropy events manager with the Aquarium’s major fundraising events. A successful candidate will be able to provide leadership on strategy, new approaches, collaborate with

Aquarium colleagues across departments, and steward key donor and volunteer relationships.

Sr. Energy Efficiency Progam Manager - Exelon


Assist in the development, delivery, and management of energy efficiency programs as part of the state utility commission approved energy efficiency portfolio to ensure cost recovery and minimize performance risk.  Manage the process of “Request for Proposals” and awarding of contracts to subcontractors and vendors delivering energy efficiency programs to utility customers. Coordinate with other utility departments providing program logistic support, Exelon Utilities, and stakeholders. Verify that products, services, and energy savings are delivered as required.  Monitor, track, and provide necessary program performance data for measurement and verification purposes. 
Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

Education Associate - Plant Chicago

Deadline: Oct. 3, 2017

The Education Associate assists with all education programming at Plant Chicago, including Closed Loop Labs, Group & Public Tours of The Plant, classroom visits, and on/off site talks. The associate also serves as the lead for scheduling and coordinating payment for Plant Chicago education programs. The associate compiles feedback from teachers and Plant Chicago’s Education Advisory Committee to make existing curriculum stronger; while working closely with the Education Manager and Farm Tech Coordinator to create new lessons based in circular economy principles.