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Outreach Specialist – Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH)

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Sustain Dane | Madison, WI
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March 16, 2020
February 23, 2020
Up to $24,960

Sustain Dane: Sustain Dane, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation. Sustain Dane’s vision is a thriving and connected community with a sustainable environment and economy we are proud to pass on to future generations. Located in the thriving StartingBlock Madison space in the Spark Building, our mission is to inspire, connect, and support people to accelerate sustainable actions for community wellbeing.

Job Overview: 

The Outreach Specialist for Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) will engage with agency stakeholders, property owners and managers, and residents in a series of roundtable discussions to understand the challenges and opportunities to make the NOAH stock in Dane County more sustainable. The research and collaboration will lead to pilot programs in a series of building, from which the Outreach Specialist will develop program design recommendations for further owner and resident engagement, technical assistance, and implementation in neighborhoods in Dane County.

The NOAH sector represents a significant portion of the available housing stock in Dane County. It often consists of small size buildings (less than 30 units) and is privately owned and managed by individuals or small companies. Reducing energy use in a large portion of Dane County’s NOAH housing stock is a key climate planning strategy. Owning and operating NOAH housing is a low-margin business. Providing owners and managers with the means to reduce operating costs is critical to maintaining the affordability of these units. Enhancing resident comfort, reducing utility bills, and providing resiliency for these homes is a key strategy to provide a more equitable and sustainable housing market.

Job tasks will include:

●       Lead agency stakeholder outreach and coordination- large advisory team and small working groups

●       Participate in interviews; assist with organizing focus group events

●       Attend meetings as necessary with stakeholders

●       Assist with pilot agency stakeholder collaboration strategy in several buildings in coordination with stakeholders

●       Complete recommendation memo

●       Communicate effectively the program development, implementation and outcomes

Qualifications: A successful candidate will have program development experience, the ability to convey complex information in an understandable written and visual format, strong research and communication skills, and want to be a part of building a community that is accelerating sustainability in Dane County. The Outreach Specialist for NOAH will work collaboratively with the Sustain Dane staff team and Board of Directors, Elevate Energy, agency stakeholders, and community partners. The ideal candidate will have an inherent passion for and understanding of sustainability practice in its various forms. The individual will be a dynamic and strong collaborator who thrives in a hands-on work environment. They will be an authentic and open-minded professional who is comfortable working with people of all backgrounds and identities. The position will require balancing competing priorities, with a focus on internal and external customer satisfaction. The individual will help discover pathways into the sustainability movement for the many communities that make up Dane County.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Knowledge and understanding of sustainability, energy efficiency programs, public health, real estate, affordable housing and/or related fields.

Skills: Program development experience, collaborator with various partners, strong research and communication skills.

Personal Characteristics: Positive attitude, trustworthy, reliable, innovative, and inclusive.

Part-Time: 24 hours per week. Days and hours per week are negotiable.

Compensation Range: Annual salary of $24,960

Sustain Dane: Sustain Dane, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation. Sustain Dane’s vision is a thriving and connected community with a sustainable environment and economy we are proud to pass on to future generations. Located in the…

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  • Part Time Schedule

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter electronically to Executive Director, Claire Oleksiak at Claire@sustaindane.org by Sunday, February 23, 2020. 

Please submit resume and cover letter electronically to Executive Director, Claire Oleksiak at Claire@sustaindane.org by Sunday, February 23, 2020. 

Location

821 East Washington Avenue, 3rd floor, Madison, WI 53703

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