Government

Program Manager - School Decarbonization

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Massachusetts, US
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Published 28 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 26, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Intermediate
Salary
USD $70,000 - $78,000 / year

Description

Position Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000 - $78,000 per year, dependent on experience and education

Benefits: 457b plan, and matching; Medical coverage and 100% deductible coverage through HRA; Dental coverage; Vision coverage; Life insurance; Paid time off; Parental leave; Tuition Reimbursement; Monthly Remote Work Stipend; Supplemental Retirement Plan, and more.

Schedule: Monday to Friday 9-5pm; occasionally work on off hours if required

Work Location: Hybrid; Home and in-person at Boston office a minimum of one day per week. 

 

Position Overview

MassCEC seeks a motivated and experienced candidate to join MassCEC as a Program Manager. The Program Manager will play a key role in designing and overseeing initiatives that are part of MassCEC’s efforts to unlock pathways for eliminating emissions from the Commonwealth’s buildings. This position will work to launch efforts and demonstrations to bring to market the core systems, business practices, and programs to make achieving the state’s 2050 net zero emissions goals a reality in a way that focuses on equitable solutions to support electrification, decarbonization, and clean energy deployment in K-12 schools serving environmental justice, low-income, and other underserved and underrepresented populations. 

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Program Manager will play a key role in executing MassCEC’s K-12 school building decarbonization programming.  Specifically, this role will be part of MassCEC’s High-Performance Buildings team, which supports the Commonwealth’s ambitious goals of reducing and eliminating fossil fuel and emissions from buildings, including supporting the development of significant potential programming focused on electrification, decarbonization, and clean energy deployment as well as school district and municipal staffing capacity for developing and implementing projects of these types and related curriculum within underserved community school districts.   

The Program Manager will engage in this sector across many fronts, including with school district administrators and school building facilities staff, industry solution providers, workforce, energy efficiency program administrators, policy makers, and other internal and external stakeholders. The role will implement initiatives from MassCEC’s school building decarbonization strategy to increase awareness, address technological hurdles, foster new technical and programmatic approaches, enhance available workforce, and recommend realignment of institutional practices and policies. Furthermore, the Program Manager will serve as a resource for MassCEC and other state agencies on matters related to school building decarbonization.  

The Program Manager will have day-to-day responsibility and contributing decision-making responsibility for developing solicitations, procuring and managing technical consultants, coordination of (and participation in) review of grant applications, awardee selection, and grant management. The role will also serve as advisor for MassCEC building grantees and contractors in school decarbonization and other programs, ensuring constructive feedback from awarded projects. The Program Manager will review grantee and consultant documentation, coordinate grant and contract payments, collect and verify metrics related to grants and contracts, and evaluate and report on program activities. The Program Manager will also serve a key role in communicating program funding priorities to internal and external stakeholders. As such, the Program Manager must demonstrate excellent communication skills and a keen ability to contextualize a wide breadth of technology areas and how they impact big picture goals and priorities.

In addition to new Buildings programs, the Program Manager may support existing programming, potentially including the BETA: Commercial Buildings Pilot, BETA: Non-Profit Buildings Pilot, Embodied Carbon Reduction ChallengeTriple Decker Retrofit PilotDecarbonization PathwaysEmPower, and MassCEC’s public awareness campaign Clean Energy Lives Here.  MassCEC expects the responsibilities of this position to evolve and expand as MassCEC develops and initiates future building decarbonization efforts and programs. 

The Program Manager will report to the Senior Program Manager but will also provide support for other members of the Program team. The position will also provide support across MassCEC’s focus areas (Offshore Wind, Net Zero Grid, Clean Transportation, Workforce, Technology Development, Investments), depending on the needs of the organization. The successful Program Manager will also work collaboratively with Finance, Legal, Communications, Senior Management, and other program staff.

 

Core Responsibilities

The successful Program Manager will:

  • Contribute to new schools program development, including: 
  1. Support program development processes, including conducting research, supporting stakeholder outreach, and drafting program structure and requirements; 
  2. Support the Senior Program Manager by maintaining internal schedules, detailed tasks, and external communications; and 
  3. Proactively review, adjust, and enhance existing program administration workflows and tools in response to program design changes or efficiency improvements. 
  • Provide comprehensive support to manage day-to-day activities of MassCEC programs, including:
  1. Review applications and proposals for compliance with program requirements;
  2. Provide timely responses to inquiries from applicants, potential applicants, awardees, state agencies, and other program stakeholders;
  3. Draft programmatic requirements for grantee and consultant contracts;
  4. Alert team members to potential problems and work cooperatively with the program team and relevant stakeholders to ensure prompt resolutions; 
  5. Maintain detailed databases and supporting files on specific programs, including tracking files and key business documents, including project and program metrics, and ensure proper processing and archiving;
  6. Record and maintain awards, deliverables and invoices in the award management system, assisting project teams to monitor their contracts and awards, ensure project/contract integrity, and track results; and
  7. Manage program application queues, program tracking, budgets, and metrics development and reporting. 
  • Engage and collaborate with policy making entities and advisory groups, including: 
  1. State agencies on issues, programs, and policies relating to building decarbonization for school buildings and other building typologies; 
  2. Utility and Mass Save partners on relevant incentive programs, market development, and outreach;
  3. Municipal governments on building decarbonization projects and policies, including building performance standards;
  4. Industry associations, stakeholder groups, regional organizations, and interstate collaborations on sharing information and best practices.
  • Manage and oversee stakeholder, consumer, and industry outreach throughout the Commonwealth and with additional focus on Environmental Justice Communities; 
  • Identify studies, programs, and best practices from outside of Massachusetts for consideration as an initiative within Massachusetts; 
  • Contribute to efforts in MassCEC’s workforce development, technology development, and investments groups on issues related to buildings; 
  • Continually support enhancement of MassCEC’s school and other building decarbonization strategy; 
  • Contribute to collaborative initiatives on a regional or federal level, such as responding to federal funding opportunities; 
  • Delegate tasks to and assist in the supervision of the work of Program Administrators, temporary staff, and Interns, as needed; and
  • Work with the communications team to update program information on the website and send emails about program updates to stakeholders.

  

Position Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in energy or environmental science/studies, economics, architecture/building science, business management, engineering, social/environmental justice, public health, education, or related field; and
  • A relevant master’s degree is considered beneficial.

 

Experience

  • 4+ years of experience in program management, policy, project management, school or other public building facility management, and/or administration with a record of progressing professional responsibility;
  • Demonstrated program management experience, problem-resolution, and negotiation skills;
  • 4+ years of experience using the Microsoft Suite in a work setting; and
  • Experience in the building science, renewable energy sector, public sector, or educational sector preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of building decarbonization technologies and practices and ability to learn and converse proficiently on technical topics related to buildings and building decarbonization approaches and technologies;  
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory, policy, and programmatic interventions related to decarbonization, especially in buildings and preferably in public K-12 school buildings; 
  • Understanding of the construction and trades industry and ability to engage with diverse stakeholders including architects and engineers, property owners/managers, HVAC companies, construction managers, and consumers;  
  • Experience prioritizing equity in the energy transition;
  • Rigorous attention to detail; 
  • Well-developed customer service skills; 
  • Keen understanding of prioritization and an ability to work effectively on multiple projects under tight deadlines; 
  • Demonstrated ability to get up-to-speed quickly and work independently;  
  • Excellent problem-resolution skills and demonstrated ability to make informed decisions; 
  • Team-first attitude and the capacity to be flexible in a dynamic work environment; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with internal and external stakeholders, and cultivate appropriate relationships; 
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting and payment processing (budgets, invoices, etc.) preferred; 
  • Ability to read and absorb complex contracts, polices, rules, etc. and extract the information needed to ensure compliance with each;  
  • Strong mastery of Excel;
  • Experience with making cross-functional decisions impacting programs, metrics, and results; 
  • Excellent organizational, collaboration, written and oral communication, and presentation skills; and
  • Strong quantitative research and analytical skills.

 

About the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), as a quasi-public entity, plays a critical role in fostering the success of our state’s clean energy sector. MassCEC’s mission is to accelerate the clean energy and climate solution innovation that is critical to meeting the Commonwealth’s climate goals, advancing Massachusetts’ position as an international climate leader while growing the state’s clean energy economy. 

MassCEC undertakes targeted programmatic initiatives to accelerate cost reductions in clean energy, help consumers diversify their energy choices and address evolving energy needs, leverage public and private funds to drive investment into this rapidly-growing sector, and scale-up renewable energy deployment across the state. 

MassCEC is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization where everyone is welcomed, supported, respected, and valued. We are committed to incorporating principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in all aspects of our work in order to promote the equitable distribution of the health and economic benefits of clean energy and support a diverse and inclusive clean energy industry. MassCEC strives to lead and innovate in equitable clean energy and climate solutions.


To Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter through our Online Career Center.  Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Position Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000 - $78,000 per year, dependent on experience and education

Benefits: 457b plan, and matching; Medical coverage and 100% deductible coverage through HRA; Dental coverage; Vision coverage; Life insurance; Paid time…

Benefits

457b plan, and matching; Medical coverage and 100% deductible coverage through HRA; Dental coverage; Vision coverage; Life insurance; Paid time off; Parental leave; Tuition Reimbursement; Monthly Remote Work Stipend; Supplemental Retirement Plan, and more.

457b plan, and matching; Medical coverage and 100% deductible coverage through HRA; Dental coverage; Vision coverage; Life insurance; Paid time off; Parental leave; Tuition…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Massachusetts, US
55 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110, United States
9th Floor

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter through our Online Career Center.  

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter through our Online Career Center.  

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