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Community Implementation Manager

Rewiring America

Rewiring America

90,000 – 130,000 USD per year
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

About Rewiring America Rewiring America is the leading electrification nonprofit, focused on electrifying our homes, businesses, and communities. We develop accessible, actionable data and tools, and build coalitions and partnerships to make going electric easier for households and communities. Rewiring America helps Americans save money, tackle nationwide emissions goals, improve health, and build the next generation of the clean energy workforce. We believe in an abundant, flourishing, climate-safe future, and know that, together, we can realize one.

Position Summary The Community Implementation Manager is a dynamic and passionate advocate responsible for supporting systems-level change in the clean energy sector. Beginning in 2024, government-subsidized rebates, incentives and financing products will become available to households across the country to electrify and decarbonize. This new role helps to foster equitable electrification by building and implementing the program infrastructure to drive adoption of these programs in Low-income and Disadvantaged Communities (LIDAC) -  - across the country. You will join our Rewiring Communities initiative, a high performing and cross-functional programmatic team to implement household electrification projects. The Community Implementation Manager will be part of the Rewiring America Community Team and will work in close coordination with the newly created coalition to implement strategies to accelerate accessible electrification in LIDAC homes.

In this role, the Community Implementation Manager must be committed to an equitable approach to electrification and should actively center and amplify  communities in stakeholder campaigns.

This role will report to a senior member of Rewiring America’s Community Team.

What you’ll do

As the Community Implementation Manager, you will support implementation for several Rewiring America partnered programs. Responsibilities may include:

Support official program partners with program governance, potentially including local elected officials and staff, the electric utility, philanthropic partners, CBOs, NGOs, and private sector partners.

Manage relationships with local implementation partners, potentially including Habitat for Humanity, United Way, housing authorities, NGO conduits for government housing programs and funds, and other local CBOs, as needed by the program.

Develop relationships with local workforce organizations to develop and execute strategies to equitably grow the electrification focused labor market.

Track and manage requisite contracts and agreements between entities involved in governance and implementation.

Track and manage program budget, including contractor work orders and planned expenses.

Create and distribute weekly progress reports and conduct coordination calls with the project partners.

Interview and vet contractors and energy auditors, in tandem with partner recommendations and needs.

Support local and/or implementation partners in carrying out participant-facing program elements (including participant interviews, communications/storytelling initiatives, etc.)

Promote effective communication and collaboration among official program partners and stakeholders involved in the initiative, ensuring alignment with initiative objectives and seamless information exchange between pertinent parties.

Help to manage a detailed project timetable encompassing task interdependencies, significant milestones, and deadlines; constantly revises the schedule to mirror advancements and alterations, maintaining project adherence to established timelines.

In partnership with Rewiring America’s research team, monitor and analyze key metrics to evaluate efficacy of community electrification programs, and make equitable, data-informed decisions to optimize community electrification efforts.

Requirements Who you are

The ideal candidate for the Community Implementation Manager embodies the following qualities and characteristics, tailored to an advocacy nonprofit:

Core Qualifications:

Deep commitment to Rewiring America’s mission, with a focus on driving meaningful external change in the clean energy sector, and advocating for sustainable and equitable solutions.

At least 3-5 years of increasing responsibility in Operations, Membership, Partnerships, Community Organizing, Project Management, Campaigns, Coalition Building and/or Business Development, with a proven track record of accomplishments and impact.

Collaborative bridge-builder with humility who engages respectfully and meaningfully with community partners. Works in the best interest of the community and commits to co-designing projects with partners in service of community-directed goals.

Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

Comfort traveling and occasional public speaking on behalf of the organization.

Ability to collaborate with a small and growing team with competing demands.

Ability to execute on a high volume of activity and projects, with speed, excellence and humor.

Sets and achieves high-performance expectations that are motivating and results-oriented.

Seeks out and delivers timely and direct feedback that contributes to the ongoing development of oneself, team members, and a positive organizational culture.

Promptly resolves problems through timely consultation in an environment of mutual respect.

Highly collaborative work style with the ability to operate as a thought partner to Community team members, other internal teams, and advisors.

Internal champion for growing diversity within Rewiring America, committed to advancing inclusivity in all aspects of our work.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with local governments or Community-Based Organizations and LIDAC communities

Experience in a startup or campaign environment, with ability to quickly scale and build national programs.

Content knowledge in climate policy and building electrification.

Experience representing a program externally to a diverse group of stakeholders, partners, and funders.

Experience building and maintaining a CRM.

Experience with management of project budgets over $500,000


Compensation & Benefits The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $130,000, commensurate to experience. Our comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 160 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are also provided with two additional days off during Presidential and Congressional elections. We have an office closure between Christmas and New Year. Regular, full-time employees and part-time employees are eligible for up to sixteen weeks of paid family and medical leave on day one of employment. We offer access to professional development resources.

Commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Rewiring America values diversity in all its forms and is committed to inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring, and promotion processes. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hiring Statement Rewiring America is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward Fund ‘s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Application Procedure To apply or nominate a candidate, please submit an application and resume via the .This position is open until filled, and we are moving quickly to fill this position -- apply as soon as possible. Candidate review and phone screens begin immediately and will be conducted throughout the search period.

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Rewiring America is an equal opportunity employer.