Jobs at SmartPower

SmartPower Community Outreach Manager

SmartPower, a national non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency seeks a poised, confident and strong on-the-ground Community Outreach Manager. The ideal candidate will share a passion for energy and environmental issues and live in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Energy Challenge is a community campaign, supported by National Grid, that engages municipalities; community organizations and businesses in helping residents, members and employees reduce energy use by taking 4 energy saving actions. Central to the “Find Your Four” campaign is an on-line platform that guides residents in making energy better choices that result in energy reductions.

Specific responsibilities of this position include meeting with municipal leaders, employers, and other community leaders to motivate them to have their organizations participate in the RI Energy Challenge. The Community Outreach Manager will recruit these organizations to create marketing and outreach partnership opportunities such as, tabling at events to sign up participants, hosting workshops, using newsletters to enlist participation among members and other custom approaches to engage participation. There will be important data collection, tracking and reporting responsibilities. The Community Outreach Manager will work under the direction of SmartPower’s Chief Operating Officer and the Rhode Island State Director.

The right candidate for this position will demonstrate that:

  • You’re a self-starter, who instinctively and consistently creates personal and professional stretch goals and meets them.
  • You are fearless about doing whatever it takes to get the job done - no task is too small or too large. You are able to spend 30+ hours a week on the campaign and work in the evenings and/or weekends if needed.
  • You are experienced in community outreach and project management, working efficiently under deadlines.
  • You have demonstrated ability to hit the ground running and quickly establish credibility with internal and external clients. You instinctively can access unique outreach opportunities with partners and enjoy cultivating the idea to fruition.
  • You have excellent communication and persuasion skills with the confidence to speak publicly in front of groups or one-on-one at all levels of an organization.
  • You have a passion for meeting and helping people. You have the ability to work successfully with all types of people.
  • You are detail-oriented with superb organizational skills with strong follow- through and experienced with data collection, tracking and reporting on project results.
  • You are a believer in social media and use it in your everyday life.
  • You live in Rhode Island and are familiar with the state and communities.
  • You have a valid driver’s license, own and drive a car.
  • You present yourself in a professional manner at all times.

The ideal candidate is someone with 2-3 years work experience in community outreach, political campaigns or the environmental/energy industry.

This position is for three quarters time. SmartPower offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications welcome until position is filled. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Please send a cover letter and resume to Brian Keane, President of SmartPower at bkeane@smartpower.org.

SmartPower Program Assistant

SmartPower, a DC-­based national non-­profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency seeks a poised, confidant and detail-­oriented person who shares a passion for clean energy and environmental issues to work in our DC office. The Program Assistant will provide administrative and program support to the SmartPower management team, and work with our Community Outreach Managers in programs across the country to support their outreach efforts.

Specific responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: fulfilling and/or coordinating requests by Community Outreach Managers to support their program outreach efforts including requests for marketing materials, working with vendors to produce materials as well as working with our digital partners to make regular updates on the SmartPower and program websites; coordinating team meetings and conference calls; supporting team members as needed; administering the Washington, DC office (e.g., answering phones, opening mail, providing support for on site management and for remotely located employees); coordinating hiring and management interns, and assisting with basic accounting tasks. There will also be occasional request to assist with the production of reports or proposals; event planning; and preparing basic PowerPoint and Prezi presentations. There will be other duties and responsibilities as the needs of the organization evolve and grow and the successful applicant needs to be open and willing to take on new challenges and opportunities.

The Program Assistant will work in our Washington, DC headquarters under the direction of SmartPower’s Chief Operating Officer.

A terrific candidate for this position will demonstrate that:

  • You are a detail-oriented person with superb organizational skills and strong follow through.
  • You’re a self-starter, who instinctively and consistently creates personal and professional stretch goals and meets them.
  • You are fearless about doing whatever it takes to get the job done - no task is too small or too large.
  • You have a passion for helping people. You have the ability to work successfully with all types of people and enjoy helping others to achieve company objectives.
  • You have experience with data collection, tracking and reporting on project results.
  • You are a believer in social media and use it in your everyday life.
  • You have a valid driver’s license, and drive a car.
  • You present yourself in a professional manner at all times.
  • You have an understanding and commitment to environmental, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
  • You have excellent PC and/or Macintosh computer and Internet skills including proficiency with MS Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and willing to become skilled in InDesign. MSProject, Salesforce, Prezi and InDesign experience a plus.
  • You are passionate and creative as well as able to meet the demands of deadlines and metrics.
  • You are good at proofreading documents.
  • You have demonstrated using good judgment when faced with uncertainty.
  • You are accomplished at performing routine tasks and also enjoy opportunities to perform non-routine work as needed.
  • You are drama-free, able to undertake any task with poise and confidence.
  • You are flexible and easy going with a good sense of humor.
  • And you are someone that enjoys work and your co-workers.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-­3 years of experience working in an office setting and/or with non-­profit organizations.

SmartPower offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications welcome until position is filled. Review of resumes will begin immediately.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Brian Keane, President of SmartPower, at bkeane@smartpower.org.