Program Manager Position Description

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Energy Action Network (EAN) is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, and multi-skilled person to become a core part of our non-profit staff team in a senior management, permanent, full-time employment position.

Energy Action Network (EAN) is a diverse and collaborative network of over two hundred non-profits, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations across Vermont working together in a collective impact framework for a common mission: to achieve Vermont’s 90% renewable by 2050 total energy commitment and to significantly reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions in ways that create a more just, thriving, and sustainable future for Vermonters.

EAN is supported by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EAN, Inc.), currently made up of three full-time staff that serve a backbone coordination and support role for the Network.

EAN’s Program Manager will work closely with and be supervised by the Executive Director and also collaborate with other staff and Network members to provide backbone support to the Network. EAN’s work enables large-scale change by fostering collaboration among a diverse group of stakeholders in a rapidly evolving energy landscape. As such, the role of Program Manager requires the ability to work with and across multiple interests and members to foster learning, collaboration, and innovation that advances a common agenda. It requires continually tracking progress toward goals, coordinating the efforts of organizational leaders with busy schedules, managing Network events and communications, and an understanding of the energy needs, policies, and technologies that are driving change in Vermont and elsewhere. Specifically, the Program Manager’s responsibilities will include:

a) Project Management

b) Network Coordination

  • Support EAN work groups as they work to define and meet shared goals (includes facilitative support of the Vermont Energy Future Initiative and the strategies that emerge from it)
  • Manage Network database (Constant Contact)
  • Identify and onboard new Network members
  • Design and manage Network evaluation tools

c) Communications Management

  • Manage internal Network communications, including Total Energy News monthly e-newsletter
  • Manage EAN social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter)

d) Event Management

Manage Network events, including:

Required Skills/ Experience

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Project management: highly organized with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience with or strong interest in a collaborative network model generally and/or the collective impact model specifically
  • Comfort with fast-paced, independent work environment with good time management skills

Desired Skills/ Experience

  • Experience as an effective facilitator of multi-stakeholder meetings and processes
  • Experience working in highly collaborative relationships, including with high-level public and private stakeholders
  • Ability to grasp complex systems change strategies for collective impact
  • Strong knowledge of comprehensive (transportation, heating, electricity, and efficiency) energy issues and policy
  • Strong social media skills including strategy development and implementation
  • Experience managing contractors or consultants

Desired Attributes

  • Strong personal commitment to the mission of EAN
  • Familiarity with Vermont’s economic & political culture and energy & climate landscape
  • Sense of humor, patience, flexibility

Compensation & Location

  • Salary for this core, full-time position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • The position includes a competitive benefits package, including health (with dental and vision), retirement, and vacation
  • This position is located at EAN’s office in downtown Montpelier, VT, but will involve some travel to member and partner organizations around the state

How to Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the work of EAN and what you would bring to this important collaborative effort to

Address applications to: Jared Duval, Executive Director, Energy Action Network &
Applications due by July 15, 2019
EAN is an equal opportunity employer. Position open until filled

Contact EAN

  • Jared Duval

    Jared Duval

    Executive Director
  • Carolyn Wesley

    Carolyn Wesley

    Network Manager
  • Pamela Hathaway

    Pamela Hathaway

    Energy Research Analyst
  • Robert Fish

    Rob Fish

    Energy Dashboard Manager
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