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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:
 

Community Energy Program Manager
Energy Counselor
Human Resources Intern
 

 

 

Community Energy Program Manager

 
CEE is hiring a creative and enthusiastic individual to manage a large community energy planning program in Minnesota. We are seeking candidates with strong organizational, communication, and facilitation experience to manage our team of energy experts, community facilitators, program implementers, and data engineers who contribute to this growing program. This is a fantastic opportunity to apply your passion for community-based work to tactical and focused energy planning, to make a real impact.

We are looking for candidates with strong experience in community planning and facilitation. While energy expertise is not mandatory, some experience with energy, climate, or sustainability planning is required. You will need to be good on your feet and a quick decision maker, with strong and thorough communication skills. You must be able to manage a team, and bring experience and creativity to the planning and facilitation process. We want to see that you are inquisitive and pragmatic about what works and doesn’t work, and that you are open to changing course based on feedback and frank self-assessment. And most importantly, you must be passionate about this work and its potential impact!

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. 
 
Responsibilities

  • Lead individual community planning processes to develop energy action plans, including workshop facilitation, stakeholder engagement, data analysis, and writing energy plans.
  • Coordinate implementation of the energy plans for individual communities, including project management, coordination of utility resources, tracking progress, and developing content for individual community-based marketing campaigns as needed.
  • Manage internal resources and processes to help the team effectively deliver the program according to the tasks and budgets outlined, including project management, marketing and outreach support, tracking and reporting progress, identifying training needs, and facilitating client communication.
  • Effectively manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the program meets client expectations and recognizes strategic opportunities.
  • Supervise direct reports, including helping prioritize and manage workflow, provide constructive feedback, set professional development goals, and demonstrate effective team leadership.

 
Qualifications

  • Superior writing, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing community-scale plans.
  • Five or more years of experience with engaging and facilitating community groups.
  • Two or more years of program and/or project management experience.
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience. Formal and informal leadership experience will be considered.
  • Experience in creating effective web-based and social media communications desirable.
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and clean energy technologies not needed, but a plus.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, including capacity to independently transport self and necessary supplies to and from off-site appointments as needed.

More about the program
This Community Energy Program helps local governments develop and implement an Energy Action Plan, in partnership with representatives from Xcel Energy. The program works closely with a select number of local governments and other community entities (primarily in the Twin Cities Metro) to create clean energy plans tailored to the local community, and provides targeted assistance with their implementation.  This includes managing local stakeholder engagement processes through a series of four to five planning workshops, and developing and managing innovative communications strategies around the results. It is expected that between four to eight communities will be at some stage of planning or implementation at any given time. You will be working under the director of CEE’s Innovation Exchange to manage all activities of the Community Energy Program.
 
Compensation
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. 

Working Hours
Full-time position that requires occasional evening and weekend hours 

How to Apply
Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume by October 1st, 2018 to:

Attn: Human Resources
Community Energy Program Manager Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North #560
Minneapolis, MN  55401
Fax: 612-335-5995
Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
 

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.

CEE is an 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



 

Human Resources Intern

 

CEE is seeking a Human Resources (HR) Intern to perform various administrative tasks and support our HR department’s daily activities. Responsibilities include updating our employee records with information of new hires and employee changes, screening resumes, conducting phone interviews for select non-exempt positions, and coordinating on-site interviews. Additionally, you will assist in organizing and maintaining HR information, policies, and procedures. You will also assist with and attend company HR events, training sessions, and recruiting events. If you’re interested in kick starting your career in HR and getting a closer look of how our company approaches payroll, recruiting and employee development, we’d like to meet you.

This is a part-time (10-20 hours per week), temporary position (4-6 months); this role can accommodate a flexible schedule within general business hours of 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday – Friday. The Human Resources Intern reports to the Human Resources Manager.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Update our various internal databases, systems, and worksheets with new employee information and employee changes information, including contact details and employment forms
  • Review resumes and application forms
  • Conduct phone interviews for select non-exempt positions
  • Schedule and confirm on-site interviews with candidates
  • Prepare HR-related reports as needed
  • Address basic employee queries about selected benefits and employment information (like number of remaining PTO days)
  • Daily filing of HR paperwork, in paper and electronic formats
  • Assist with coordinating HR events, training sessions, and recruiting events
  • Represent CEE at local recruiting events monthly
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Human Resources completed or in-progress
  • Experience with MS Office required, especially MS Word and MS Excel
  • Basic knowledge of HR confidentiality requirements; demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality with sensitive and protected information
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service, time-management, and communication skills
  • Positive attitude and passion for learning about day-to-day HR activities
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds as well as carry, push, pull, kneel and squat

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Seeking candidates proficient multiple languages.
  • Previous HR internship experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with HRIS platform(s) is a plus

 
Compensation
$18.00/hour for a well-qualified and motivated candidate.

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
Human Resources Intern Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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