Workforce Training and Partnerships Manager

· Atlanta, Georgia
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

A.   Position Description

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for Workforce Training and Partnerships Manager to administer our portfolio of workforce development activities, resources, and training programs to cultivate a thriving and skilled clean energy workforce across our 11-state region. The cross-functional position will support emerging approaches to workforce development at the nexus of energy, transportation, housing, and public health. Areas of focus include the construction and operation of residential and commercial buildings, implementation of new building energy code standards, and the integration of advanced energy technologies entering the marketplace such as EV chargers, battery storage, smart home integration, and demand response technologies. 

As the clean energy sector continues to evolve and grow, there will be a significant need for a skilled workforce to support the construction, equipment installation, and design of new and advanced energy-related processes and technologies. Current education and training programs are not adequately designed to prepare professionals with the skills they need, and the issue is further exacerbated by many workers in the industry nearing retirement. Addressing this area of need will be critical to enhancing industry competitiveness, improving and optimizing the energy efficiency, affordability, comfort, and productivity of homes and businesses across the Southeast. 

B.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Project and Program Management

  • Execute and manage projects to ensure they are on time, within budget, and meet the established scope of work.
  • Manage contractors through ongoing monitoring and assessment of project achievements, deliverables, timeline, and budget.
  • Communicate regular project updates to ensure a high level of trust among project partners and relevant stakeholders (e.g., funding organizations, interested parties, state agencies, etc.).
  • Support project teams as challenges arise, including but not limited to identifying technical assistance and modification of project timelines and budgets.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project plans, documentation, financial reports, and invoices as required by grant and project agreements.

Inform the Development of New Projects and Programs

  • Compile stakeholder and partner feedback to identify areas of need and opportunity.
  • Research established and emerging topics related to workforce needs to inform the creation of new initiatives and strategic direction.
  • Identify solutions to address regional needs and determine innovative ways to add value through accessibility, efficiency, quality, and cost, among other factors.
  • Assist in the definition of new project work scopes and objectives for funding proposals, involving all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring financial and technical feasibility.

Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration

  • Cultivate and maintain trusting relationships with industry partners from a variety of sectors including construction, government, utility, academia, business, and nonprofit/foundation.
  • Inform relevant stakeholders of national, state, and local policy updates that may impact energy use, affordability, technology adoption, market transformation, and workforce training.
  • Facilitate information sharing and connection among various stakeholders to advance knowledge transfer of best practices, program design, and opportunities in the region.
  • Collaborate with SEEA’s Research and Communications teams to translate project outcomes and research findings into a variety of media formats including reports, presentations, websites, webinars, and videos.
  • Represent SEEA at industry conferences and stakeholder events.

C.    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a policy, energy, sustainability, or related field. Working knowledge of the energy sector, public policy, or workforce training programs is a plus.
  • At least three to five years of related work experience.
  • Experience managing teams of people, contractors, and vendors and setting expectations for performance.
  • Experience managing several projects at once with proven success in meeting deadlines and adapting to shifting priorities.
  • Experience collecting, organizing, and synthesizing large amounts of information into concise and easily understandable formats.
  • Enjoy interacting with others and be comfortable leading meetings and discussions.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to continue to learn and grow, upgrading both knowledge and skills, and the ability to accept and learn from feedback.

D.    Classification & Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. This position is based in SEEA’s main office in Atlanta, Georgia, and requires 20 percent travel. *Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this position will be fully remote until it is safe to resume traditional operations.

We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. Successful applicants will be required to demonstrate their legal status to work in the United States. 

SEEA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating opportunities for diversity, inclusion, and integration across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience to generate more equitable outcomes for all.

D.   How to Apply

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to SEEA’s BambooHR platform. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide three professional or academic references and may also be asked to complete a written assessment.

About SEEA

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 2007, SEEA is the only regional energy efficiency organization serving eleven states across the Southeast. SEEA works to ensure people have the knowledge, resources, and opportunities to use energy more efficiently. We advance effective state, local, and utility policies, support the implementation of strong building energy codes, expand availability and access to resources to address energy efficiency in buildings, and support equitable engagement in energy planning processes across all communities.

SEEA’s Culture & Benefits

SEEA offers a highly collaborative and supportive work environment to allow employees to be their authentic selves, learn and grow, and demonstrate their leadership abilities. We are committed to fostering an environment of transparency and trust that allows us to learn from one another and incorporate diversity, inclusion, and integration in all that we do.

Because we work with a broad selection of stakeholders to address complex and evolving issues all employees receive training on collaborative leadership which includes the dimensions of trust, how to facilitate powerful and productive meetings, collaborative problem solving, and stakeholder identification and engagement.

Additionally, employees receive the following benefits:

  • 15 days of paid time off, four (4) floating holidays, and ten (10) paid holidays annually
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plans with organizational match (up to 2%)
  • Paid parental maternity and paternity leave
  • Monthly mobile phone stipend and transit stipend ($35 each per month)
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Continuing education and professional development opportunities

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  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience