MJ Eckhouse, Communications Assistant, January 7, 2020
ABOUT ENERGY FOUNDATION
Energy Foundation’s mission is to serve the public interest by building a strong clean energy economy. Energy Foundation supports education and analysis to promote non-partisan policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency while opening doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. We are a complex, multi-site, multicultural nonprofit organization with big plans for the future. Now into the tenure of a new CEO, Energy Foundation has embarked on a major strategy refresh, a prioritized commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and rapid geographic expansion.
For more than 25 years, Energy Foundation has supported grantees to help educate policymakers and the general public about the health and economic benefits of a clean energy economy. Our grantees include business, health, environmental, labor, equity, faith, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, think tanks, universities, and more.
Our comprehensive approach advances energy efficiency and renewable energy in the power, transportation, and buildings sectors. Working together, our Policy and Public Engagement programs focus on developing innovative policies and campaigns to help propel clean energy development in these sectors, while our Strategic Communications Program develops powerful narrative and communications strategies designed to build support for our work regionally and nationwide. Our States and Regions Team is a cross-disciplinary team of policy, communications, and campaign experts dedicated to advancing strong state and regional climate and clean energy policies.
Energy Foundation’s founding office is in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; and Las Vegas, NV.
Energy Foundation is looking for a hyper-organized, detail-oriented, and creative problem-solver to join our Midwest Regional Team as the region’s first Program Coordinator (PC). The PC will support our Midwest Office’s internal coordination, maintain the region’s multi-million-dollar budget, and work closely with other regional offices and headquarters (HQ) in order to facilitate an efficient, ambitious, and fun Midwest team. Much of the PC’s time is focused on project and budget management as well as some limited grantmaking on the most complex grants in the region. Other key duties include running weekly team meeting agendas, managing the annual planning and budgeting process, and office administration.
Reports to the Senior Regional Director, Midwest, and is a member of the U.S. Programs team.
Ability to travel 4-6 times a year for 2-3 business days at a time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to spend extended hours at the computer.
This position requires low to moderate levels of domestic travel.
The Energy Foundation’s Midwest regional office is located on the historic “Magnificent Mile” of Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, IL. The office environment is in a shared work space with an open office, with moderate noise levels, a small conference room, shared kitchen facilities, and a collegial atmosphere. On occasion, there are activities or events after work hours.
Energy Foundation staff work in service of a clean energy future for all. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.