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CEE is a data-driven, consumer-focused, and community-based clean energy nonprofit with locations in the North Loop of Minneapolis and St. Paul's Midway. Since the 1980's, CEE has collaborated with utilities, governments, nonprofits, and businesses to deliver actionable research and innovative programs that reduce energy waste and harmful emissions. We're proud to operate in Minnesota, a national leader in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Our staff includes creative and pragmatic environmentalists, program developers and implementers, engineers and technical experts and research professionals. Our quirky “bring your dog to work” organizational culture is professional but easy-going, with a deep emphasis on collaboration, innovation, and technical expertise.
 

CEE is currently hiring for the following positions: 
 

Chief Operating Officer
Energy Auditor
Energy Counselor
Energy Efficiency Program and Policy Associate
Help Desk Technician
Loan Servicing Specialist
Multifamily Project Coordinator​
Scheduling Assistant
Software Engineer
Visual Designer

 


Chief Operating Officer

In an era in which conversations about clean energy, energy waste, and climate change are increasing politicized, the Center for Energy and Environment is committed to working towards practical, financially-viable energy efficiency solutions. These solutions are targeted towards everyday consumers, with the goal of benefiting our economy and the environment. 

Organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CEE has an annual operating budget of $17M with 134 employees in two Twin Cities locations. Overall, CEE staff work to develop and manage innovative energy efficiency programs, provide loans to residents and small businesses, and conduct research on emerging energy technologies. A couple of key services offered include identifying practical solutions for preventing air leakage and energy loss, and testing home and commercial appliances for effective energy usage. CEE also examines consumer behavioral patterns, through its Human-Building Interaction (HBI) research, to understand how people interact with buildings to consume energy. 

CEE fosters a culture of lifelong learning amongst its staff. The organization regularly holds “lunch-&-learns,” in which a conversation on a particular topic is facilitated by an in-house energy efficiency expert. CEE is currently in search of a Chief Operating Officer who will advance its knowledge-based culture based on continuous improvement. To fill this role, CEE seeks a friendly, approachable, responsive, and collaborative professional. Specifically, the organization hopes to find someone who has a strong sense of nonprofit management, strategic finance, HR, and IT. The ideal candidate is a problem-solver and ethical decision-maker, who will be informed by a combination of data, staff input, and sense of organizational history. 

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Energy Auditor

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) seeks a full-time Energy Auditor.  The Energy Auditor is responsible for providing in-home residential energy analysis in support of CEE’s Residential Programs.  The Energy Auditor is part of a two-person team and is primarily responsible for the technical aspects of the Home Energy Squad (HES) home visit, including conducting building diagnostics, identifying major retrofit opportunities, and providing a quote for insulation/air sealing treatments.  This an administrative level position reports to the Field Operations Manager. 

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.

All CEE employees are expected to work professionally with co-workers, clients, and vendors; perform duties accurately, honestly, and timely; attend trainings/meetings; read companywide emails; and adhere to attendance expectations as directed by the supervisor. This position also requires an understanding of and compliance to corporate policies and procedures including but not limited to conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and information security. Computer skills and high comfort level with modern office technology are needed.

Responsibilities

  • Working with a team member to conduct home visits according to established protocols.
  • Managing time to complete visits according to schedule.
  • Assuming the role of Lead or Installer for HES Installed visits.
  • Conducting product installations for HES and multifamily visits.
  • Performing blower door and combustion safety tests, inspecting insulation levels in walls and attics, including infrared camera assessment, and preparing an accurate quote for insulation/air sealing treatments.
  • Communicating with the Energy Counselor throughout visits with respect to upgrades recommendations.
  • Reviewing insulation/air sealing quote and reinforcing upgrades recommendations with homeowners.
  • Accurately recording and entering data into the tracking database.
  • Accurately managing product inventory.
  • Driving a Home Energy Squad van. 
  • Conducting research and completing assigned tasks and responsibilities during office time.
  • Assisting with program marketing and outreach efforts.
  • Understanding and adhering to corporate policies and procedures, attending trainings as requested, and reading corporate wide emails and correspondence.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Must have solid knowledge of and demonstrated experience in building science, residential energy efficiency and residential building construction, and the capacity and interest to learn more. 
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst certification preferred, but will train the right candidate. 
  • Experience with infrared camera assessment and estimating or installing insulation preferred. 
  • 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 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.

 
Compensation
$17.00 - $20.00/hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

 
 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 




Energy Counselor

 

The Energy Counselor is responsible for providing in-home residential energy analysis in support of CEE’s Residential Programs.  The Energy Counselor is part of a two-person team conducting the Home Energy Squad (HES) home visit.   The Energy Counselor is the primary point of contact for the homeowner and is responsible for establishing good rapport. This is an administrative level position that reports to the Field Operations Manager.  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

  • Working with a team member to conduct home visits according to established protocols.
  • Managing time to complete visits according to schedule.
  • Assuming the role of Lead or Installer for HES Installed visits.
  • Conducting product installations for HES and multifamily visits.
  • Consulting with homeowners about energy goals, questions, and concerns.
  • Teaching homeowners about energy use and encouraging low-cost and no-cost energy-saving measures.
  • Communicating with the Energy Technician throughout visits with respect to upgrades recommendations.
  • Discussing upgrades recommendations with homeowners and gauging the homeowner’s interest.
  • Encouraging homeowners to complete recommended insulation/air sealing treatments, and scheduling work to be completed.
  • Accurately recording and entering data into the tracking database.
  • Accurately managing product inventory.
  • Driving a Home Energy Squad van. 
  • Conducting research and completing assigned tasks and responsibilities during office time.
  • Assisting with program marketing and outreach efforts.
  • 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
  • Must have basic knowledge of and experience in building science, residential energy efficiency and residential building construction, and the capacity and interest to learn more. 
  • Must demonstrate excellent customer relations, and communication and persuasive skills. 
  • Experience in sales preferred. 
  • 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 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.

 
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

Equal Opportunity Employer



 

Energy Efficiency Program and Policy Associate


The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is currently hiring a full-time Program and Policy Associate to join our technical and outreach support team to support the City of Saint Paul’s efforts to increase the energy efficiency of large, existing buildings in the city. The Associate will work with local stakeholders, federal agencies, national policy organizations, and members of the real estate and utility sectors to assist in developing and implementing policies and programs to increase building energy performance in the public, institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors. The Associate will split their time between CEE and the City of Saint Paul.

This position requires strong analytical, organizational, and communications skills, and the ability to both work independently and to collaborate with other sustainability programs and partners. The position is fulltime with benefits including medical, dental, life, and long term disability insurance as well as flexible spending accounts and an HRA.
 

Background

The City of Saint Paul, in partnership with the City Energy Project, seeks a Program and Policy Associate to support their efforts to increase the energy efficiency of large, existing buildings through city policies and programs. The City Energy Project is a joint initiative of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of buildings. Working in partnership with the City of Saint Paul and Center for Energy and Environment, the City Energy Project will create innovative, practical solutions that reduce energy waste, boost local economies, and reduce harmful pollution. As part of this initiative, the position of Program and Policy Associate has been created to help the City of Saint Paul develop and execute its plans.
 

Responsibilities

The role calls for a balance of leadership and negotiating skills, as the Associate will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, the real estate sector, utility companies, industry, and other organizations in the community. In addition, this role will require flexibility and strong organizational, program management, written, and communication skills. Successful candidates will have a track record that demonstrates their ability to work independently, to contribute effectively as a member of a team, and to collaborate across organizations.
 
Under the direction of CEE’s Policy and Outreach Specialist and the City of Saint Paul’s Environmental Policy Director, the Associate will support implementation of the City of Saint Paul’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Program and Policy work, with a focus on building energy benchmarking.  This role will perform the following functions:
 

  • Develop and execute a detailed work plan to implement Saint Paul’s plan for energy efficiency in large existing buildings.
  • Lead various work streams including, but not limited to, outreach and education of stakeholders, engagement with local utilities, drafting internal and public-facing documents, and navigating internal city processes.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with the city government, key stakeholders, and partners in the community.
  • Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication and information flow with City Energy Project staff and other partners. 
  • Coordinate with City staff and City partners on developing and promoting resources and programs such as an energy challenge program
  • Conduct basic analysis of large data sets related to real estate and energy metrics.
  • Conduct administrative tasks such as taking meeting minutes and drafting summary reports.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting to IMT and NRDC leadership.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Requires a baccalaureate degree in communications, economics, business, architecture, engineering, building science, urban planning, urban design, environmental studies, real estate, or related field (or an equivalent combination of education/training and/or experience).  Advanced degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in planning or research related to land use, human services, environmental issues, engineering, property management or development, facilities management, operations, energy services, or other relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with building sciences and/or energy efficiency in buildings
  • Excellent writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking experience
  • Candidates should have strong organizational and problem solving skills,
  • Experience with quantitative analysis and other analytical capabilities
  • Familiarity with building benchmarking tools, especially EPA Portfolio Manager, is a strong plus.
  • Real estate and/or energy efficiency background is strongly preferred, as is experience with public outreach and basic knowledge of policy implementation at the state or local level.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer effectively.
  • Ability to view and operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop, for extended periods of time creating, composing and reviewing documents and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment, e.g., PC, printer, fax, telephone, etc.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to carry tools bags needed for investigation work. Bags can weigh as much as 40 pounds.

Working Conditions

  • Primary working hours are within CEE’s business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ability to work beyond typical working hours as needed or required to meet deadlines or to investigate a building during off peak hours.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform work indoors in an office environment, whether in cubicle, open office, or private office.
  • Ability to work out of the office in the field which may include working around rotating equipment, high voltage, or warm humid areas.
  • Ability to travel to national conferences to expand CEE’s knowledge base or to present findings from work CEE has performed.
  • All safety equipment needed to preform job will be provided by CEE along with training on how to use safety equipment.

 
Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
 
How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and résumé to Human Resources:
Energy Efficiency Program and Policy Associate Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995
 

 
Equal Opportunity Employer



 

Help Desk Technician

 

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) seeks an outgoing and highly motivated individual to manage and provide user support for desktop systems and mobile devices. The organization supports roughly 140 personnel. 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
Specific tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Resolving assigned customer technical issues in a timely manner
  • Escalating issues, as required, within a proper time frame
  • Accurately document details related to client support issues in help desk ticketing system and complete ticket/tasks efficiently
  • Performing software maintenance and installation on end user devices
  • Performing repairs and upgrades of end user hardware
  • Deployment of new computers, tablets and smartphones
  • Deploying and supporting VOIP phones
  • Purchasing, documenting and maintaining inventory of IT hardware, equipment and accessories
  • Training staff on various computer and device fundamentals
 
Qualifications/Job Requirements:
  • High School diploma
  • 2+ years of experience in supporting users in a corporate/enterprise environment
  • Administration experience with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Experience working with confidential information
  • Functional understanding or experience with Active Directory
  • Experience with iOS operating system
  • Experience with VOIP phone systems
  • Functional understanding of TCP/IP networks, wired and wireless (DNS, DHCP, WPA, etc.)
  • Scripting experience with PowerShell and/or Batch
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Consistent patience and understanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at a time
  • Able to work well independently and well as with a team.
  • Dependable and punctual
  • College Degree or Some College preferred
  • CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net +, MCP Certifications preferred
  • Experience with Dell KACE or MS System Center preferred
  • Administration background in macOS X preferred
  • Experience Administering an MDM system preferred
  • Experience with commercial A/V systems preferred
  • Experience with Virtual machines preferred
 
Physical Requirements
  • As the handler/deployer of new desktops/machines/IT-inventory:
    • You would be moving most IT packages from reception to the IT offices
    • Anything from 1lb to 75lbs.  (someone would be able to share the load for heavier items)
    • You would be unboxing, breaking down and recycling any IT purchased inventory.
  • You may be asked, on occasion, to assist in low voltage wiring/troubleshooting.  This includes working on ladders.
  • A majority of service requests will be made in person, requiring you to physically move to a user’s office in order to assist them with a particular issue.

Compensation
$16.00-$20.00/hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
 
How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

Equal Opportunity Employer
 

 
 

 

Loan Servicing Specialist


We are currently seeking a Loan Servicing Specialist to start our loan servicing program.  This will begin by selecting a loan servicing operation system and integrating into our loan process and portfolio.
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.

Summary

The Loan Servicing Specialist is responsible for performing all servicing and operational aspects relative to our loan portfolio.  Must analyze, verify, reconcile and perform appropriate account actions in a timely manner in accordance with established servicing and origination guidelines.  The position will partner with all of our business partners to offer exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers.

All CEE employees are expected to work professionally with co-workers, clients, and vendors; perform duties accurately, honestly, and timely; attend trainings/meetings; read companywide emails; and adhere to attendance expectations as directed by the supervisor. This position also requires an understanding of and compliance to corporate policies and procedures including but not limited to conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and information security. Computer skills and high comfort level with modern office technology are needed.
 
Responsibilities

  • Assist in the review and selection of loan servicing software
  • Work closely with the Lending, IT and Accounting departments in the implementation of chosen software
  • Transition existing loan portfolio from current loan servicing company to new loan servicing system
  • Responsible for the maintenance of existing accounts and creation of new accounts
  • Ensure timely completion of loan boarding
  • Verify completeness and accuracy of all loan files with necessary documentation and signatures
  • Process financial adjustments (payment allocations, ACH transmissions, Auto-Debit, check returns, fee billing, fee reversals, principal/interest adjustments)
  • Make loan status adjustments (deferment, forbearance, repayment plans, bankruptcy, death, disability, default claims)
  • Customer Communications (name changes, address changes and responding to customer inquiries)
  • Process loan satisfactions, subordinations, loan recoveries and delinquency
  • Process release of collateral
  • Maintain loan files and documentation
  • Ensure loan is reporting to credit bureau(s)
  • In-depth knowledge of collections, loan servicing regulations and best practices
  • Monthly reconciliation and reporting
  • Attends training and maintains a basic knowledge of procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial institutions, as they apply to your position and job responsibilities.  There will be an emphasis on BSA/CML/CIP, Consumer Privacy, Regulation CC, Information Security, Bank Protection Act, FACT-Identity Theft and Information Technology and GLBA
  • Additional duties as assigned

 
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in loan servicing field
  • Familiarity with residential and commercial loan documents

 
Physical Requirements

  • Ability to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer effectively.
  • Ability to view and operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop, for extended periods of time creating, composing and reviewing documents and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment, e.g., PC, printer, fax, telephone, etc.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to carry tools bags needed for investigation work. Bags can weigh as much as 40 pounds.

 
Working Conditions

  • Primary working hours are within CEE’s business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ability to work beyond typical working hours as needed or required to meet deadlines or to investigate a building during off peak hours.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform work indoors in an office environment, whether in cubicle, open office, or private office.
  • Ability to work out of the office in the field which may include working around rotating equipment, high voltage, or warm humid areas.
  • All safety equipment needed to preform job will be provided by CEE along with training on how to use safety equipment.

Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
 
How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and résumé to Human Resources:

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995
 
 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Multifamily Project Coordinator
 

Organization Overview
The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment. CEE has been involved with multifamily energy efficiency for over 30 years; implementing energy efficiency program for utilities, non-profits and building management companies throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. CEE currently runs a multifamily program serving greater MN: the Multifamily Energy Savings program. The Multifamily Energy Savings Program is a comprehensive energy efficiency service for multifamily buildings that serves about 50 buildings each year.  The program includes free installation of high-efficiency faucet aerators and showerhead along with a building energy assessment and follow up retrofit assistance. The Multifamily Project Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the Multifamily Energy Savings program, but additionally delivers other energy efficiency inspections, trainings, or diagnostics related to multifamily buildings on project by project basis.
 
Job Description
CEE seeks an organized, enthusiastic and self-directed individual to coordinate and conduct multifamily related energy efficiency projects. The Multifamily Project Coordinator spends about 60% time coordinating and conducting the delivery of a multifamily energy savings program serving greater MN cities. In addition, they will coordinate/conduct other field assessments, inspections, diagnostics or field verification tasks on an as-needed basis for CEE’s research and program development departments. This position is a hands-on program coordinator position, requiring about 40-50% time in the field.
 
The Multifamily Project Coordinator will work in partnership with the Multifamily Energy Savings Program Manager on design and ongoing program development for the Multifamily Energy Savings program; meeting program energy savings, upgrade conversion rate, and budget goals; determining and maintaining appropriate staffing levels; and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. They will also work with other teams at CEE on an as-needed basis for other multifamily related projects and serve as the primary contact for clients, including developing work scopes, cost-estimating, managing project delivery, developing and implementing project management systems for multifamily projects, developing and delivering presentations on multifamily research, conducting multifamily related trainings, and assisting with multifamily building assessments and diagnostic tests.
 
Responsibilities
Specific tasks and responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinate successful program delivery, including: management of program tracking databases, coordinating outreach and recruitment with CEE’s marketing staff, and communicating program status.
  2. Conduct field tasks, including: Conducting building assessments, coordinating and managing field install crews, conducting building diagnostic tests, performing basic energy saving calculations, writing energy assessment reports, writing project work scopes, performing quality assurance inspections, and communicating with customers and providing other customer assistance (as necessary).
  3. Assist with maintaining and developing new multifamily markets to expand CEE’s involvement in the multifamily industry.
  4. Coordinate with other CEE staff on new initiatives in multifamily area including: serve as project manager for to implementing new initiatives; represent CEE to the multifamily sector. One example of this is a new project working with a state agency on conducting benchmarking for multifamily buildings.
  5. Work in partnership with principal researchers and others on other multifamily related projects on an as-needed basis, which may include; conducting building assessments, coordinating or conducting diagnostic testing, conducting trainings, presenting on energy efficiency technologies, and assisting with writing research or other reports.
Qualifications and Desired Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior people skills, sales experience a bonus
  • Experience in energy efficiency or related field desired, experience with multifamily industry a bonus
  • Experience in project management desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and coaching skills
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and on a variety of tasks
  • Strong organization and time management skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Drivers license required 

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

Multifamily-Project Coordinator
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995


Equal Opportunity Employer




 

Scheduling Assistant

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) seeks a full-time Scheduling Assistant.  The Scheduling Assistant is responsible for scheduling program activities and providing administrative support. This includes scheduling visits, coordinating homeowner communications, communicating with customers, and entering information into software systems.  This position works closely with both homeowners and the internal staff working within the Residential Department. As part of the residential department administrative team, this position may also assist with overflow work, including field work, assigned from residential programs within CEE.

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.

All CEE employees are expected to work professionally with co-workers, clients, and vendors; perform duties accurately, honestly, and timely; attend trainings/meetings; read companywide emails; and adhere to attendance expectations as directed by the supervisor. This position also requires an understanding of and compliance to corporate policies and procedures including but not limited to conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and information security. Computer skills and high comfort level with modern office technology are needed.

Responsibilities

  • Accurate and timely scheduling of HES 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 Energy Counselors and Energy Auditors
  • 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
  • Occasionally fill in for field staff as needed
  • Assistance with other departmental administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years equivalent experience in related field
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in program assistance/administration
  • Customer service experience
  • 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

 
Compensation
$15.00-17.00/hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources by January 16th:

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995
 

 
Equal Opportunity Employer





Software Engineer

The Software Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and/or maintaining internal software applications. CEE is looking for an experienced and flexible developer who is comfortable working both independently and in small teams.   We seek a developer who enjoys both rapid prototyping and building robust, high-quality software applications.  Our ideal candidate will have experience at multiple layers of a web application technology stack.  This position supports multiple departments across CEE.

Responsibilities
Software development

  • Gather and refine business requirements and help analyze proposed system changes to determine impact to users. Understand process data requirements and user needs.
  • Produce user stories, diagrams, and estimates to use for project planning.
  • Write code for software application features.
  • Facilitate updates, coordinate change management, and perform testing.
  • Strive for a high level proficiency with the software tools used at CEE.

Software Support

  • Support and develop positive relationships with users.
  • Troubleshoot user problems, prioritize demand, and take ownership of issues through resolution.

General

  • Develop and maintain a professional office environment and appearance (factors include: cleanliness, attire, positive attitude).
  • Primary working hours are during CEE’s business hours but evenings and weekends may be required sporadically.
  • 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.

 
Qualifications/Job Requirements

  • 4 year degree preferred.
  • At least five years of professional software development experience.
  • Full-Stack development including relational database design, server-side APIs, and basic UI design.
  • Experience developing web applications using C#/.NET
  • Experience with JS application frameworks. (Angular, React, Backbone)
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An orientation toward teamwork.
  • LAMP stack experience is a plus. (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Experience with cross-platform APIs is a plus.

Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
 
How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org

FAX 612-335-5995
 

Equal Opportunity Employer



 

Visual Designer


The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) seeks a full-time Visual Designer to support programs and operations. The Visual Designer develops original designs and layout, and refines ideas brought forth by others. We seek a highly skilled self-starter with a creative, hands-on approach, who is responsive, accountable, curious, and collaborative. Must bring exceptional design skills and creativity, aptitude for a fast-paced environment, killer organizational skills, attention to detail, and dependability. Accuracy, creativity, and adherence to strict deadlines are crucial.

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.

Summary

This position supports all CEE departments with visual design and material creation, and has no direct reports. Working quickly in a lean nonprofit that bridges many energy-related disciplines, the ideal candidate will be skilled at using all parts of their brain — this is a highly creative job that also requires accuracy with technical content, a knack for prioritizing, and firm accountability. If you love energy efficiency and sustainability, collaborating with a diverse range of internal and external partners, and surprises that energize your day, this job may be a good fit.

All CEE employees are expected to work professionally with co-workers, clients, and vendors; perform duties accurately, honestly, and timely; attend trainings/meetings; read companywide emails; and adhere to attendance expectations as directed by the supervisor. This position also requires an understanding of and compliance to corporate policies and procedures including but not limited to conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and information security. Computer skills and high comfort level with modern office technology are needed.

Responsibilities

  • Design, refine, and produce materials for projects from brochures to formal reports, infographics, presentations, email, direct mail, corporate identity, and visual assets for multichannel marketing campaigns.
  • In new designs and template updates, integrate typography, photographs, illustrations, graphic elements, and layout to align seamlessly with the brand standards of CEE or of its program partners, depending on the project.
  • Emphasize and address the needs of CEE’s end users, consumers, and program participants (UI/UX optimization) in all visual communications, including mobile/digital campaigns.
  • Manage projects thoughtfully, working within appropriate boundaries with regard to scope, scale, and budget.
  • Listen well, ask questions, and verbally express clear creative intentions and visual concepts.
  • Develop and refine staff templates for documents and presentations, and assist staff to use templates effectively.
  • Provide visual and layout support as needed for formal presentations by program and operations staff, including helping with the development of presentation slides, graphics, posters, displays, and handouts.
  • Other duties as assigned, in service of communications team group projects and broad organizational efforts.

Qualifications

  • At least two years’ professional experience as a designer.
  • BFA in graphic design or related field, or equivalent job experience.
  • Proven ability to manage design projects from conception to completion.
  • Comfortable collaborator who thrives dividing time between team work and solo work.
  • Nimble responsiveness is a must. Designer will need to prioritize ongoing needs, while building in flexibility to be responsive to constant emerging opportunities (aka “surprises”).
  • In support of CEE’s technical research, engineering, policy, and program offerings, candidate must bring a talent for translating complex content into accessible graphics.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator). Familiarity with HTML, Flash, After Effects would also be valued. (CEE is an MS Windows/PC network environment.)
  • Eagerness to responsibly juggle, prioritize, and track multiple projects from concept to completion.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer effectively.
  • Ability to view and operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop, for extended periods of time creating, composing and reviewing documents and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment, e.g., PC, printer, fax, telephone, etc.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to carry tools bags needed for investigation work. Bags can weigh as much as 40 pounds.

Working Conditions

  • Primary working hours are within CEE’s business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ability to work beyond typical working hours as needed or required to meet deadlines or to investigate a building during off peak hours.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform work indoors in an office environment, whether in cubicle, open office, or private office.
  • Ability to work out of the office in the field which may include working around rotating equipment, high voltage, or warm humid areas.
  • Ability to travel to national conferences to expand CEE’s knowledge base or to present findings from work CEE has performed.
  • All safety equipment needed to preform job will be provided by CEE along with training on how to use safety equipment.

 
Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and résumé (with portfolio link if possible) to Human Resources:

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995
 

Equal Opportunity Employer