Position Description for EEFA Coalition Manager Consultant
The Energy Foundation is looking for a dedicated full-time consultant (40 hours per week) to work with the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition in California to support the core members in their work and contribute to the coalition's growth in order to secure healthy, sustainable, and affordable housing for low-income families.
The consultant’s primary function is to support the work of the EEFA coalition, responsible to the coalition's California Steering Committee, by acting as a project manager for their annual work plan. This requires someone who is highly organized and attentive to detail in written and verbal communication; possesses high emotional intelligence; has experience facilitating consensus-driven processes, and has experience reporting to multiple leaders in a dynamic work environment. The ideal candidate would have a demonstrated track record supporting coalition development and strategic planning as a means to advance a coalition's policy priorities.
The coalition manager will support the coalition's day-to-day functions and will be responsible for tracking and coordinating multiple initiatives that ultimately shape California policy. They will work within an intersectional team that addresses common policy goals through a lens of racial equity across the topics of environmental justice, clean energy, affordable housing, housing justice, labor, and climate change. While focused in California, the coalition manager will be a part of a larger national coalition that includes organizations outside of California, and may occasionally be requested to travel. As the candidate's experience and familiarity with the topics involved grows, opportunities to contribute lightly to policy development could be added.
The ideal consultant has excellent communication and organizational skills and is able to cultivate an environment that fosters engaged, friendly collaboration between extremely busy individuals and across geographies. The consultant should demonstrate an ability to keep cool in a fast-moving environment, where changing circumstances often require an ability to refocus and adapt without losing sight of the long term goals.
Prospective consultants should have a demonstrated commitment to the Energy Efficiency for All vision of an equitable clean energy future, and a background in coalition work, racial equity, affordable housing, energy, and climate policy, or campaigns.
● Tracking and advancing progress on multiple priorities throughout the year, often simultaneously, and annually guiding a process to renew the coalition's work plan;
● Managing multiple working groups including scheduling, logistics, and note-taking;
● Facilitating regular coalition meetings as needed including those for the Steering Committee;
● Supporting in-person or virtual event development and execution as needed;
● Leading external outreach and coalition development under goals set with the Steering Committee's guidance about membership growth;
● Identifying and troubleshooting issues that arise in the course of collaboration;
● Generating and implementing ideas for systems, program, and operational improvement;
● Managing established systems to organize the coalition’s collective work;
● Supporting information sharing among coalition members continuously and with external networks and thought leaders where appropriate;
● Support policy advocates at different member organizations across the coalition, including conducting research, policy development, and document drafts with guidance from advocates; and
● Fostering a healthy and collaborative working environment.
● A minimum of 4 years of experience in operations and management, including project management, facilitation, strategy-setting, culture work, and coalition building, policy research, and analysis.
● Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: environmental advocacy, energy efficiency, or issue-based policy development with a demonstrated ability to summarize complex information and outcomes.
● Facilitation experience is highly preferred.
● Knowledge of one or more topic areas including environmental justice, affordable housing policy or finance, housing justice, electricity regulation, clean energy, climate or environmental science, or public policy or candidate campaigns.
● Skills required: highly adaptive communication; strong writing skills; intermediate or advanced skills in managing collaborative workspaces in G Suite; familiarity and demonstrated experience with facilitation practices and principles for groups with multiple stakeholders; some familiarity with virtual facilitation on video conferencing; and techniques for conflict management.
● Multitasking: experience supporting multiple priorities and juggling a variety of tasks for one or more individuals
● Commitment to advancing, social, economic, and environmental justice.
Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) is a national partnership founded in 2013 by the Energy Foundation, Elevate Energy, National Housing Trust, and Natural Resources Defense Council dedicated to linking the energy and housing sectors together to tap the benefits of energy efficiency for millions of low-income families. This national initiative is focused in twelve states, including California.
In California, EEFA’s work is collaboratively designed and led by organizations including: The Association for Energy Affordability, California Environmental Justice Alliance, California Housing Partnership Corporation, the Greenlining Institute, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and Natural Resources Defense Council.
EEFA California advances healthy, affordable energy solutions for underserved California renters, especially those living in multifamily housing. We help drive implementation of policies and programs to achieve California’s clean energy goals, improve local health, and advance social equity.
Together, we work towards this mission in a variety of venues, including the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the Los Angeles City Council, and various other state and local agencies. Additionally, EEFA works with state housing finance agencies to develop clean energy policies and financing products benefiting low-income tenants living in multifamily rental properties.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to EEFACoalitionManager@ef.org by February 24, 2021. We welcome additional materials that demonstrate your experience with facilitation, coalition building, or writing. If submitting examples that were produced collaboratively, please add comments about your role and your contribution to the final product.
Position Description for EEFA Coalition Manager Consultant
The Energy Foundation is looking for a dedicated full-time consultant (40 hours per week) to work with the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition in California to support the…
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but, preference will be given to those who apply before
the deadline. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Shannon at the email address below by February 24, 2021. We welcome additional materials that demonstrate your experience with facilitation, coalition building, or writing. If submitting examples that were produced collaboratively, please add comments about your role and your contribution to the final product.