Program Manager | Alliance to Save Energy

Program Manager

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Program Manager

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Program Manager (Manager) is responsible for the operations of the Alliance to Save Energy’s EmPowered Campus program. The EmPowered Campus program is an energy efficiency and clean energy workforce development program focused on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). The goal of the program is two-fold: to increase the diversity in the clean energy industry as well as serving HBCUs and MSIs by modernizing and increasing efficiency across their campus.

The Manager will work directly with the student Fellows at each participating campus to ensure each team meets their required goals for the academic year by implementing both technical and soft skills trainings and guiding the teams through energy-savings projects, calculating deemed energy savings, and utilizing the GRITS revolving fund tracking tool. This individual will also be expected to work collaboratively across the organization, especially with the Education Team. Manager will also oversee at least one of the Alliance’s K12 EmPowered Schools programs and facilitate mentorships between Campus Fellows and EmPowered Schools high school students.

The salary range for this position is $50-70k, dependent on experience, with participation in the employee benefit plan of the Alliance which includes health, dental, and 403(b) matching.


These are ideal qualifications but not all are required.

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in relevant field.
  • Background in energy efficiency or energy/environmental issues preferred.
  • Workforce development and leadership development experience. 
  • Interest or experience working with college students, staff and faculty.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong communications skills.
  • Solutions oriented. Adaptable. Ability to multi-task and work independently.  
  • Team player. Excellent interpersonal skills. Sense of humor.
  • HBCU or MSI graduate preferred.

Program Manager Responsibilities:

  • Meet with Fellows teams weekly to assist with progress on their goals, help trouble shoot and guide them through the program curriculum.
  • Ensure each Fellow is meeting their individual responsibilities.
  • Lead monthly cohort-wide calls covering challenges, successes, and current month’s curriculum topic.
  • Act as the main contact for each campus Executive Committee comprised of staff and faculty.
  • Draft and submit monthly and end of year program progress reports to Sponsors with support from Development Director.
  • Lead and help design the virtually held Orientation, Mid-Year Summit and End of Year Summit events for entire program cohort, Executive Committees and Sponsors.
  • Support Development Director by providing program feedback for continual improvement.
  • Support Development Director with identifying, drafting and reviewing grant proposals, accompanying budgets and other materials for submission to corporations, foundations, and government.  
  • Join calls with current and potential Sponsors when needed.
  • Occasional travel to the Southeast and Eastcoast to visit participating campuses (2-3 times per year on average.)

Organization Overview:

Founded in 1977 by two U.S. senators who recognized the enormous opportunity of energy efficiency, the Alliance to Save Energy is a bipartisan, nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders advocating to advance federal energy efficiency policy.

Since 1977, we’ve played an integral role in nearly every major energy efficiency policy achievement on the national stage, becoming the leading national voice for efficiency policy.

Our Vision: A nation that uses energy more productively to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment and greater energy security, affordability, and reliability.

Our Mission: To improve energy productivity by: 

  • Leading bipartisan initiatives that drive technological innovation and energy efficiency across all sectors of the economy, through policy advocacy, education, communications, and research.
  • Convening and engaging in diverse public private partnerships, collaborative efforts and strategic alliances to optimize resources and expand our sphere of influence.

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The Alliance to Save Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diverse candidates to apply.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and updated resume to Alliance Chief of Staff Felicia Kelly at Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.




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