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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:

Energy Counselor
Program Development Intern

 


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 Intern

The Program Development Intern will work as a part of CEE’s Program Development Team and support the development of innovative, energy-saving efficiency programs. CEE is looking for a candidate with strong quantitative reasoning, research, and writing skills. Our ideal candidate will have a desire to work for a mission-driven organization and work collaboratively on a team with a wide variety of expertise. The Program Development Intern will work from Winter-Spring Semester (January-June).
 
Responsibilities:
Program Development

  • Business intelligence activities as directed by department staff, including:
    • Researching local and national utility efficiency program portfolios to identify opportunities for CEE
    • Reading and summarizing relevant regulatory filings from utilities, state agencies, clean energy groups, etc.
    • Identifying competitors and researching their areas of focus
  • Conducting secondary research and writing memos on promising new energy efficiency technologies identified by the program development team
  • Researching and analyzing subjects as needed in support of program development activities, including assisting on the piloting of new programs
  • Administrative support (preparing for meetings, taking notes, etc.)

General

  • Developing and maintaining a professional office environment and appearance (factors include: cleanliness, attire, positive attitude).
  • Primary working hours are during CEE’s business hours, but are flexible to fit the intern’s schedule
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, math, policy, economics, business, or related field
  • Some work and/or graduate school experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience identifying and compiling information
  • Ability to concisely summarize research/analysis performed
  • Interest in the energy efficiency industry
  • Desire to work for mission-driven, non-profit organization

Compensation
$18.00-$20.00/hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Program Development Intern 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