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Rural Action – Clean Transportation Program Manager (partner posting)

Job Summary

Rural Action’s Clean Transportation Program Manager is a Department of Energy (DOE) grant-funded staff position that reports directly to the Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES) Program
Director. Funding for this full-time position is available for 3 years beginning in January 2020.

The DOE-funded project is entitled Rural Open Access Development Mobility Action Plan (R.O.A.D.M.A.P.). This three-year initiative aims to pilot and study advanced vehicle technologies in
a rural setting to gather information and enhance awareness of innovative mobility solutions that fill rural transportation gaps. This project will combine rural mobility access with alternative fuel technology, advancing research and development in the clean transportation sector.

Rural Action has developed four R.O.A.D.M.A.P. pilot demonstrations in collaboration with various government, research, and industry partners. The Clean Transportation Program Manager will be responsible for project implementation, communications with state and local grant partners, project management and tracking progress through a pre-determined scope of work.

Additionally, the ROADMAP Initiative will work hand-in-hand with the Appalachian Clean Transportation (ACT) Initiative, a 2-year policy and planning project focused on growth of the clean
transportation sector. Four regional conferences and policy development will be associated with this initiative.

The Clean Transportation Program Manager will oversee project management and execute grant administration functions in coordination with SES Program Director. Successful candidates should have a strong background in transportation planning and development, knowledge about alternative and advanced vehicle technologies, and a rural sense of place.

Rural Action is Southeast Ohio’s premier community-based sustainable development organization. We have been on the ground working in communities for 25 years. Nationally recognized for our work in sustainable development, we work with the people of Appalachian Ohio to build up and strengthen our assets for economic opportunity, environmental restoration and stronger communities for the long-term.

Essential Functions
 Coordinate with project partners on all aspects of grants administration, including but not
limited to project oversight, monthly invoicing, and metrics tracking;
 Develop and execute data management plan for ROADMAP and ACT Initiatives;
 Complete all data collection (in numbers and stories) required for DOE progress and final reports;
 Assist with ongoing project assessment and improvements as well as overall program evaluation;
 Participate in Rural Action events and programs as required, and support membership building for Rural Action;
 Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 Experience understanding and executing a federally funded grant project;
 Project management and performance tracking experience;
 Passion for and knowledge about Appalachian Ohio communities and people;
 Moderate knowledge of energy/transportation sector;
 Event planning and promotion;
 Ability to engage in policy making and legislation at state and national level;
 Ability to work with people from diverse socio-educational-economic backgrounds;
 Ability to write accurate reports and track information;
 Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Minimum Qualifications
 At least a four-year degree in public administration, environmental studies or related experience in transportation, planning, or public administration;
 Working knowledge of standard computer software – MS Word, Excel Google suite;
 Knowledge of GIS programs and applications;
 Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation;
 Ability to work at a computer for several hours at a time;
 Ability to travel throughout SE Ohio as needed;
 Ability to work weekends and evenings as requested. Typical hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume outlining your experience as it relates to this job description. Send materials to hr@ruralaction.org. Subject heading: Clean Transportation Program Manager. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. For consideration, please apply by November 25th.

Note: This is a 3-year grant funded position with a projected timetable beginning January 2020. Continuation of this position beyond the 3-year award is contingent on continued funding.

Note: The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.