Program Development Manager

Center for Energy and Environment
Organization Summary

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CEE is a community-based clean energy nonprofit with offices in the North Loop of Minneapolis and St. Paul's Midway. We provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities to cut energy waste and harmful emissions. We collaborate regularly with field peers and partners, and employ curious people who enjoy learning and contributing to Minnesota's quality of life and economy.

Our workplace invites open door communications and respect for diverse backgrounds and points of view, with an emphasis on work-life balance.

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Dependent upon qualifications and experience; excellent comprehensive benefits package.



Primary Duties

CEE is seeking a motivated and entrepreneurial individual to manage the development of new commercial-sector energy-efficiency programs and services, including client engagement, that build upon and enhance CEE’s current portfolio. The ideal candidate will have some business development experience, strong project management and communication skills, a grasp of technical/energy-related issues, have a collaborative work approach, and have an interest in expanding impact in the clean energy sector.

This is a full time position that provides a wide range of benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance, education assistance, and a retirement plan.

  • As part of program development team, lead the evaluation of select opportunities for new programs and services, including product definition, market assessment, financial evaluation and creation of a business plan

  • Lead interdisciplinary teams of CEE program and technical staff to identify and plan for new energy-efficiency service and program opportunities, and opportunities to improve existing programs/services in the commercial buildings sector

  • Develop operations and product launch plans, and lead or assist in implementing launch plans

  • Monitor and document results to ensure that product development activities achieve strategies, adhere to process, maintain schedule, and manage risk and budget

  • Develop relationships with current and potential new clients to understand business opportunities in the commercial sector that match CEE’s capabilities and strategic interests

  • Assist in developing and writing proposals for new work (including responding to Requests for Proposals from potential clients)

  • Participate in client-funded consulting projects related to clean energy and energy efficiency

  • Assist the Director of Program Development in developing and managing the infrastructure that supports ongoing, effective business development

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications/Job Requirements

Our ideal candidate will have direct experience in commercial energy efficiency program implementation and business development; some technical knowledge of energy efficiency issues; an aptitude for getting ideas off the ground and working well in teams on not just on their own ideas, but also working in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment to move forward others’ ideas as well; the ability to think strategically and creatively; have clear and effective communications skills for both verbal and written communication; and a passion for achieving success. The specific requirements and preferred skills and experience we are looking for include:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in business development or program implementation required

  • 3 years’ experience in the energy-efficiency sector or related field strongly preferred

  • Project management experience required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and drive ideas forward

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field required

  • Some out of state and in-state travel required, expected to account for about 10% of working hours

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high daily pressure to meet deadlines and program goals

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds as well as carry, push, pull, kneel and squat

How to Apply

Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Program Development Manager Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
FAX 612-335-5995

Center for Energy and Environment seeks to enrich the diversity of the CEE community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. CEE is long noted for its research, policy advocacy and programming to provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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