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We're hiring full time regional coordinators!

We proudly connect people with the resources they need to identify and implement community-based energy efficiency and clean energy projects across Minnesota.

We have an incredible opportunity to strengthen our reach and impact while expanding our capacity with full-time CERTs Regional Coordinator positions throughout the state!

Regional Coordinators build relationships and foster community-based clean energy projects within their region of Minnesota. They also increase our capacity throughout the state within a specific program focus area. As a part of the U of M Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, they connect community members and their ideas with the research, education, and resources of the University, and the other CERTs partners.  

Regional Coordinators support CERTs’ priorities — energy efficiency, beneficial electrification, and renewable energy — by helping people see the opportunities available, by empowering more people to connect to the opportunities and to each other, and by making it all more accessible for everyone. 

We’re looking for connectors who will: 

  • Engage community members across their region through opportunities to learn and share about clean energy ideas.
  • Build partnerships between communities and connections within Extension and the University.
  • Inform and collaborate with utilities.
  • Recruit and facilitate their region’s steering committee to lift up regional trends and ideas that can help shape CERTs’ direction.

We’re looking for observers who will help communities identify and implement projects that support local clean energy needs and priorities. 

We’re looking for leaders who can generate awareness of clean energy opportunities that also foster community development. 

We’re looking for collaborators who will work with us to further develop our statewide programming within a specific focus area. For the statewide part of their work, each Regional Coordinator will focus on one of the following areas:

  • Residential clean energy
  • Non-residential energy efficiency and building electrification
  • Non-residential renewable energy and energy storage
  • Utility program innovation 
  • Renewable energy siting

Read the full job description on our job board.

Hybrid work options are available and each position will have a choice of office location at any of the following Extension Regional Office locations: Brainerd, Cloquet, Crookston, Grand Rapids, Mankato, Moorhead, Morris, Rochester, Roseau, St. Cloud, and Willmar. 

Starting salary range is $45,760 - $58,240 ($22-$28/hour), commensurate with education and experience.

A full University of Minnesota benefits package is available: https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Applicant-Center/About-Working-U/Benefits-Summaries-Prospective-Employees 



  • Application deadline August 7, 2023.
  • Applications must be submitted online
  • Make sure you fill out the application in full.
  • Upload a cover letter and resume in addition to the information you provide in the application.
    • Cover letters help us learn why you think you would be a good fit for this role and why CERTs would be a good fit for you. Tell us your story!
      • Your cover letter must also include your program area preference (listed above and on this page) and specify your location preference from the office location options (Brainerd, Cloquet, Crookston, Grand Rapids, Mankato, Moorhead, Morris, Rochester, Roseau, St. Cloud, and Willmar). 
    • Resumes show us the activities that led you to this point in your career path. Please highlight roles and activities you feel are most relevant to the Regional Coordinator position. 
      • Your resume must include all your education and experience as it relates to the required qualifications. The initial HR screening process focuses primarily on the resume.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested during the interview process.


If you have questions or run into any problems when applying please email us so we can try to assist: [email protected]


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