Francesca Amari Sajtar Palm Springs August 27, 2015

Energy Liaison and Data Manager (Bay Area or Sacramento Area)

Job Title: Energy Liaison and Data Manager (Bay Area or Sacramento Area)
Start Date: This position is available immediately
Employment Type: Flexible: Part-Time or Full-Time Employee, or part-time subcontracting
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, or Sacramento Area

Background: Empower Efficiency is a small and growing California-based consulting company. In partnership with local organizations, trusted community leaders, and utilities, we specialize in developing, implementing, and evaluating large-scale energy efficiency programs that combine consumer-focused community-based social marketing and grassroots outreach. Our projects are cutting edge and very fast paced. We follow a test, learn, adapt mantra, continuously looking for innovative solutions and cost-effective opportunities to further energy efficiency adoption.

Empower Efficiency was hired to increase awareness, demand, and uptake for household energy efficiency actions in Woodland, San Carlos, and Redwood City, CA. We are looking for someone with expertise and passion in home energy upgrades, data management, and utility efficiency programs. Experience working on the Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings programs is a plus.

Position Summary: The Energy Liaison and Data Manager will work closely with project administrators, energy contractors, and other stakeholders to:

1) Facilitate partnerships and communication with energy contractors on the Community Initiative offerings, sales techniques, and data tracking; and
2) Manage the data collection, data transfers, management, and reporting work related to the Community Initiative.

Based on the needs of the project, the Energy Liaison and Data Manager will specifically:

Identify and coordinate with home upgrade and home energy contractors to solicit and secure partnership agreements, as well as facilitate peer sharing and accountability meetings;
Coordinate with the client to create co-branded marketing templates for use by energy contractor partners;
Work with implementation partners to develop data collection processes, proactively address data management issues, ensure data quality and integrity, and coordinate data transfers;
Develop and manage customized reports and dashboards to monitor data integrity and program performance; and
Assist administrators in implementing a continuous test, learn, adapt approach to every project.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have strong project management skills, be able to manage complex projects with many moving pieces, and oversee task completion, including figuring out processes and moving projects from vision to implementation. A large part of the work will be data analysis (both within and outside, data modeling (e.g., program cost-effectiveness, business case, energy savings spreadsheet modeling, etc.), and data reporting of program performance. The successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff, and outside clients, and vendors. The job also requires an individual who is flexible and creative, working both independently and alongside the client and team for direction.

Minimum Qualifications:
Three plus (3+) years of applicable experience
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, CRM platforms (especially, but others are a bonus), etc.
Experience with energy efficiency programs (e.g., utility programs, contractor-administered home performance, Better Buildings programs, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with community organizing and/or community-based social marketing programs
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to condense and explain technical information in concise and pointed summaries that can be understood by diverse constituents (e.g., communication skills to translate between technical and program aspects)
Ability to design work plans and to prioritize multiple tasks and meet goals under strict deadlines
Well-organized and self-motivated
High attention to detail
Passion for a sustainable energy, mission-focused career
Desire to be part of a quickly growing company

Compensation: $65,000 - $85,000 per year (commensurate with experience)

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit the following documents to

Resume No more than two pages
Cover Letter Address the following questions in your cover letter:
o Why do you want this job?
o What do you bring to our team?
o What are your top three to five strengths?
At least two professional references (name, phone, email, position, company, span of dates that worked for the reference)

Subject line of the email should read: Energy Liaison and Data Manager [First Name Last Name]

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application no later than September 21, 2015.

Empower Efficiency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Francesca Amari Sajtar
Empower Efficiency LLC
United States