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Organization Overview

At MEEA, we leverage our unique position as the Midwest’s key champion and trusted information resource on energy efficiency policies and programs to help our members and stakeholders identify, understand and implement cost-effective energy efficiency strategies that provide economic and environmental benefits. As a collaborative network and an influential membership organization spanning thirteen states, we provide a professional forum where energy providers, policymakers, implementers, manufacturers, advocates, and other stakeholders can make connections, seek advice and learn about energy efficiency. With our dynamic annual conference, MEEA plays an important role in forging partnerships, promoting new technologies and curating the evolving conversation around economic sustainability and environmental stewardship from energy efficiency.

MEEA’s Program Team manages programs throughout the Midwest that advance energy efficiency for sustainable economic development and environmental stewardship. Current programs include training courses for building operators and real estate professionals, stakeholder collaboratives and support for K-12 schools considering facility updates. For more than 15 years MEEA has administered the Building Operator Certification (BOC), a nationally recognized training and certification program that focuses on energy efficient building operations and preventative maintenance procedures that contribute to comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly buildings.

Position Overview

MEEA seeks a passionate, team-oriented individual to fill an open position for a Program Associate to support BOC, other programs and general Program Team needs under the supervision of the Program Manager. The Program Associate will be responsible for the daily logistics of running a training series while managing existing stakeholder relationships and seeking new partners to build local champions throughout the Midwest. The Program Associate’s responsibilities will include:

• Serve as the main point of contact for BOC trainings in several states and work with program partners to plan, schedule and promote multiple trainings per year

• Schedule course instructors and coordinators, manage their contracts and ensure compliance with all program requirements

• Assist individuals and program partners with the registration process and monitor the online registration system

• Coordinate program promotional efforts, including print and online marketing, developing and compiling target lists for direct program promotion

• Monitor program expenses for compliance with grant and program sponsor agreements and work closely with the MEEA accounting team to ensure accuracy

• Prepare and submit financial reports, reimbursement requests, and invoices as required by grant and program sponsor agreements

• Create and maintain comprehensive process documentation and reports for tracking program participation, budget and other relevant metrics

• Complete a variety of administration tasks including ordering and organizing

program materials, maintaining records in MEEA’s CRM and assisting with

logistical training arrangements

• Travel to observe classes, audit instructors, meet new and existing program

partners and attend events to promote MEEA programs (when safe to travel)

• Assist the Programs Team with new initiatives, special projects, research, grant

proposals, etc. as needed

Qualifications

• B.A., B.S. or equivalent work experience in environmental science, architecture,

political science, natural resources management or a related field

• At least one to two years related work experience in a professional environment

• Strong organizational, writing, communication and public speaking skills

• Self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple priorities and work independently while

also functioning as a member of a team in both an open office environment and

remotely

• Flexible and adaptable to new program needs in a shifting environment

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office

• Passion for environmental issues and experience in energy efficiency a plus

Compensation

MEEA offers a competitive employment package with salary commensurate with

experience.

Location

Civic Opera Building

20 N Wacker Dr.

Chicago, IL 60606

Note that MEEA staff is currently remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to jobs@mwalliance.org with the

subject Program Associate by Friday April 16, 2021. Candidates considered for interviews

will be asked to provide writing samples and three references. No phone calls please.

In compliance with current contracts, this position requires a pre-employment

background check, including a drug test. Employment is contingent on successful

completion of the screening.

MEEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of

nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, creed, class,

sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.

Organization Overview

At MEEA, we leverage our unique position as the Midwest’s key champion and trusted information resource on energy efficiency policies and programs to help our members and stakeholders identify, understand and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 16, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
20 North Upper Wacker Drive, Suite 1301, Chicago, IL 60606

How to Apply

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to jobs@mwalliance.org with the

subject Program Associate by Friday April 16, 2021. Candidates considered for interviews

will be asked to provide writing samples and three references. No phone calls please.

In compliance with current contracts, this position requires a pre-employment

background check, including a drug test. Employment is contingent on successful

completion of the screening.

MEEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of

nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, creed, class,

sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to jobs@mwalliance.org with the

subject Program Associate by Friday April 16, 2021. Candidates considered for…

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