Energy Efficiency Program Associate (Job ID: 46664)

Lansing, Michigan, United States
Apply by 29 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 3 July 2018

Job Description

Why join the Michigan team? Because you will be part of some exciting and impactful work!

The Michigan chapter protects significant natural areas around the state in the following by acquiring land through donation and purchase (these lands become nature preserves). We also partner with private landowners to create conservation easements on their land and Assisting landowners in the management of their own private property. TNC Michigan chapter assists municipalities, counties, the state of Michigan, and the National Forest Service in the creation of protected parks and natural areas.

The Michigan Climate and Energy Associate will focus on developing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with school and faith-based communities, in partnership with several organizations and institutions with shared goals. The goals for this position include helping these communities (school and churches) realize the tangible economic benefits of energy efficiency and enhancing community conversations about the practical benefits of conservation and policies that incentivize economic, social, and environmental solutions and co-benefits for all people. Additionally, this position will Effectively communicate the successes of school- and church-based energy programs in a manner that demonstrates the benefits of these programs to community, state and federal-level political leaders.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with or familiarity with effective policies that incentivize private market approaches to energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.
  • Experience in facilitation, strategy development, and energy policy.
  • Experience presenting to and/or communicating with business, government or legislative staff and/or program leadership.
  • Experience in designing, implementing and directing multiple complex projects and ensuring program accountability.
  • Communications experience including preparing and presenting project proposals, and developing written communications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience working in energy policy preferred.
  • Supervisory experience, including ability to set objectives and manage performance (if required).
  • Familiarity with social, economic and political conditions and issues in the country (national and/or sub-national) and/or region.
  • Experience coordinating projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units and functions to achieve optimal results.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication, negotiating and organizational skills.

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, then please visit to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46664 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 29, 2018. Please note that the position will be located in Lansing, Michigan, and is a 3-year position.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

About the Organization

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet!

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

More information

Climate and Energy Associate _Profile RS.pdf

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