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CEE is a community-based clean energy nonprofit with offices in the North Loop of Minneapolis and St. Paul's Midway. We provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities to cut energy waste and harmful emissions. We collaborate regularly with field peers and partners, and employ curious people who enjoy learning and contributing to Minnesota's quality of life and economy.

Our workplace invites open door communications and respect for diverse backgrounds and points of view, with an emphasis on work-life balance.

 

CEE is currently hiring for the following positions:

 

Client Development Manager
Energy Counselor
Program Development Manager
Scheduling Assistant

 

Client Development Manager

CEE is seeking a client development manager who will work closely with CEE’s program development team to develop relationships with and expand revenue from CEE’s current and future business partners. The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, demonstrated experience in business development or client-relationship work, some experience in the energy or related field, and a passion for expanding impact in the clean energy sector.

This is a full time position that provides a wide range of benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance as well as a profit sharing retirement plan. 

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and develop relationships with existing and prospective clients.
  • Negotiate and facilitate sales and outreach activities.
  • Develop business proposals and presentations, including associated materials.
  • Internally coordinate client communications for new business development.
  • Represent CEE at conferences and other external events.
  • Monitor request for proposal (RFP) opportunities from potential clients.
  • Coordinate CEE’s response to RFP opportunities.
  • Conduct business intelligence: find out what current and future clients want that intersects with CEE’s interest and capabilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Excellent communicator, strong interpersonal savvy.
  • At least 5 years' client relationship-related experience.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the utility/energy sector preferred.
  • 4-year degree in a related field strongly preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and access to reliable transportation, including capacity to transport equipment as needed; strong preference is for access to a vehicle.
Working Conditions
  • Out of state and in-state (primarily) travel required, expected to be up to 50% of total hours.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high daily pressure to meet deadlines and program goals.
Compensation dependent up on qualifications and experience

 
To Apply
Email cover letter and resume by to: Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
Or mail to:
Center for Energy and Environment
Attn: Human Resources
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 560
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Center for Energy and Environment seeks to enrich the diversity of the CEE community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. CEE is long noted for its research, policy advocacy and programming to provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer





Energy Counselor

CEE’s energy counselor position is part of a team that helps homeowners throughout the Greater Twin Cities make their homes more energy efficient. CEE is seeking motivated individuals, skilled at working with people and providing high-quality services to customers. No prior residential services experience is required — thorough on-the-job-training is provided for the position.

The energy counselor provides in-home residential energy services in support of CEE’s Residential Programs. The energy counselor is also the primary point of contact for the homeowner, and is responsible for establishing good rapport. Home visits include an assessment of energy use and on-site additions of energy-saving products like LED light bulbs and low-flow shower heads.

This is a full-time position that provides a wide range of benefits, including Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. The energy counselor reports to the field supervisor.
 

Responsibilities:
  • Works with a team member to conduct home visits in accordance with established protocols.
  • Manages time to complete visits according to schedule.
  • Assumes the role of Lead or Installer for Home Energy Squad (HES) Installed visits.
  • Conducts product installations (LED light bulbs, low-flow shower heads, etc.) for HES and multifamily visits.
  • Consults with homeowners about energy goals, questions, and concerns.
  • Teaches homeowners about energy use and encourages low-cost/no-cost energy-saving measures.
  • Communicates with team member throughout visits to discuss upgrades recommendations.
  • Discusses upgrades recommendations with homeowners and gauges the homeowner’s interest.
  • Encourages homeowners to complete additional recommended treatments and schedules work to be completed.
  • Accurately records and enters data into the tracking database.
  • Accurately manages product inventory.
  • Drives a Home Energy Squad van. 
  • Completes assigned administrative tasks and responsibilities during office time.
  • Assists with program marketing and outreach efforts.
  • Understands and adheres to corporate policies and procedures, attends trainings as requested, and reads corporate-wide emails and correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications/Job Requirements:
  • Must have an interest in residential energy efficiency and a willingness to expand your knowledge base on the subject.
  • Must demonstrate excellent customer relations and communication skills. 
  • Must demonstrate excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Must have basic computer and keyboard competency and show proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds as well as carry, push, pull, kneel, and squat. 
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Seeking candidates proficient in speaking Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.

 
Compensation
$15.00-$17.00/hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
 
How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Energy Counselor Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

Center for Energy and Environment seeks to enrich the diversity of the CEE community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. CEE is long noted for its research, policy advocacy and programming to provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 



 

 

Program Development Manager

CEE is seeking a motivated and entrepreneurial individual to manage the development of new commercial-sector energy-efficiency programs and services that build upon and enhance CEE’s current portfolio. The ideal candidate will have some business development experience, project management experience, a grasp of technical/energy-related issues, have a collaborative work approach, and have an interest in expanding impact in the clean energy sector.

This is a full time position that provides a wide range of benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance as well as a profit sharing retirement plan.
 
Responsibilities

  • As part of program development team, lead the evaluation of select opportunities for new programs and services, including product definition, market assessment, financial evaluation and creation of a business plan.
  • Work with CEE program and technical staff to identify new energy-efficiency service and program opportunities in the commercial/institutional buildings sector.
  • Develop operations and product launch plans, and assist implementation team with launch, for programs/services that are selected for launch.
  • Monitor and document results to ensure that product development activities achieve strategies, adhere to process, maintain schedule, and manage risk and budget.
  • Develop relationships with current and potential new clients to understand business opportunities in the commercial sector that match CEE’s capabilities and strategic interests.
  • Assist in the identification of Request for Proposals (RFPs) opportunities, and assist in developing proposals that respond to RFP opportunities.
  • Participate in client-funded consulting projects related to clean energy and energy efficiency
  • Conduct competitive analysis of companies offering similar services.
  • Assist the Director of Program Development in developing and managing the infrastructure that supports ongoing, effective business development.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
  • At least 5 years’ experience in business development or analysis strongly preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience in the energy-efficiency sector or related field preferred.
  • Cross-departmental project management experience required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 4-year technical degree in a related field required; Master’s degree or equivalent related experience preferred.
Working Conditions
  • Some out of state and in-state travel required, expected to account for about 10% of working hours.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high daily pressure to meet deadlines and program goals.
Compensation dependent upon qualifications and experience
 

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to: Resume_Submissions@mncee.org   
Or mail to:
Center for Energy and Environment
Attn: Human Resources
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 560
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Center for Energy and Environment seeks to enrich the diversity of the CEE community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. CEE is long noted for its research, policy advocacy and programming to provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer





 

Scheduling Assistant

The scheduling assistant is responsible for scheduling program activities and providing administrative support to the Residential Department of the Center for Energy and Environment. This includes: scheduling visits, attending meetings, coordinating homeowner communications, communicating with applicable utility/client staff, and entering customer information into software systems. This position works closely with both homeowners participating in and the internal staff working within the Residential Department.

This position will work with all levels within the organization to facilitate the scheduling and general communications with program participants. As part of the residential department administrative team, this position may also assist with overflow work, assigned from residential programs within CEE. The Scheduling Assistant has no direct reports.
 

This is a full time position that provides a wide range of benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance as well as a profit sharing retirement plan. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Accurate and timely scheduling of Residential homeowner visits.
  • Perform homeowner communications in a pleasant and professional manner.
  • Perform accurate data entry, client information uploads and prepare and edit reports.
  • Provide support to residential staff counselors/crew leads and technicians.
  • Accurate and timely data entry with special emphasis on information security.
  • Provide reports and perform filing and copying.
  • Dispatch schedule changes as needed to field crews.
  • Perform administrative tasks across the Residential Department.
  • Understanding and adhering to corporate policies and procedures, attending trainings as requested, and reading corporate wide emails and correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications/Job Requirements:
  • Computer skills and high comfort level with modern office technology.
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years relevant experience in related work.
  • At least 1 year of experience in program assistance/administration.
  • Basic residential program knowledge.
  • Experience with working with the public.
  • Proven ability to organize processes and schedule a wide range of activities.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to speak in front of others.
  • An orientation toward teamwork.
  • Develop and maintain a professional office environment and appearance (factors include: cleanliness, attire, positive attitude).
  • Routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Requires ability to stand; walk; sit; use hands to grip, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Primary working hours must occur on-site and during CEE’s business hours.
 
Compensation
  • Dependent upon qualifications and experience

How to Apply
Email cover letter and resume to: Resume_Submissions@mncee.org. or mail to:

Center for Energy and Environment
Attn: Human Resources
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Center for Energy and Environment seeks to enrich the diversity of the CEE community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. CEE is long noted for its research, policy advocacy and programming to provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer