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CCI is a regional leader in sustainability with a 40 year track record of putting our values into action, including transforming our 100 + year old headquarters into one of the first LEED-EB certified buildings in the Country and finding new ways to reduce our environmental impact through active participation in Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Green Workplace Challenge. CCI values a diverse workforce and actively encourages people of all walks to be a welcome part of our organization.

As part of CCI, you can expect to work in a fun, engaging environment with bright, talented teammates dedicated to making a difference in our community. At CCI, we work hard and play hard. Join the team and enjoy summer cookouts on our rooftop garden viewing the solar arrays, time working in our native plant garden, as well as team outings.

Jobs and Volunteering
Development & Communications Coordinator
Full Time

The Development & Communications Coordinator will aid in the overall development for the organization as well as all aspects of marketing and communications.

Purpose of Position:

Reporting directly to Conservation Consultants, Inc.’s, Executive Director the Communications & Development Coordinator will aid in the development and management of CCI’s overall fundraising and communications strategy including but not limited to special events, annual giving, and grant coordination as well as executing the organization’s communications strategy.  The Development & Communications Coordinator will also assist in coordinating educational programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. This position is expected, with minimal supervision, to provide support and trouble-shooting as needed to the Executive Director, including the following duties:

Development – Working with the Executive Director, provide coordination and support for all development activities, including but not limited to:

  • Participate in maintaining, updating, and implementing Development Plan
  • Manager annual individual giving campaigns
  • Coordinate CCI’s sponsorship program, developing strategy, materials, follow-up (in conjunction with ED)
  • Coordinate CCI’s annual major and minor fundraising events
  • Manage tracking of all donations including but not limited to grants, sponsorships and individual donation.
  • Assist with grant writing as directed
  • Participate in Board  Development  Committee
  • Support Executive Director in special fundraising/development projects, such as tax credit programs 

Communications – With input from Executive Director maintain and implement marketing and communications strategy including but not limited to the following tasks:

  • Manage and produce select CCI e-communications including monthly e-newsletter and e-blasts as needed
  • Develop and implement social media plan as part of overall communications strategy
  • Maintain organizational website
  • Maintain Google AdWords account

Education – Working with the Executive Director, develop and implement an annual education/event plan

Reports To:

Executive Director

Skills and Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Excellent English language and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple deadlines at once
  • Minimum of two years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or communications preferred
  • Experience with CRM system preferred
  • Experience with online marketing tools such as Mail Chimp or Constant Contact Preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in the absence of supervision; to take responsibility for completing assignments when needed; and to take initiative.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).
  • Must have valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle when needed for work assignments, and provide proof of automobile liability insurance coverage.
  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs. and ascend and descend two flights of stairs daily.
Energy Assistant
Part Time

This part-time, temporary position will assist with in-home energy assessments at multifamily properties as part of electric utility programs administered by the organization.

Purpose of Position:

Reporting directly to Conservation Consultants, Inc.’s Conservation Services Manager, the successful candidate will assist in-home energy assessments at multifamily properties as part of electric utility programs administered by the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assist CCI staff with in-home energy assessments for Duquesne Light customers in multifamily properties, for the Duquesne Light Whole House Retrofit Program (WHRP) and/or other similar programs that require in-home assessments.
  • Install energy-saving devices, such as LED light bulbs, smart power strips, etc.
  • Appropriately prepare for each visit, securing needed supplies (light bulbs, etc.), scheduling information, and customer information packets from CCI in advance of visits, and confirming all appointments with resident prior to arrival.
  • Support the lead generation effort for CCI programs with outbound phone calls if needed.
  • Support overall well-being of CCI’s facility and organization through various, as-needed tasks.

Reports To:

Conservation Services Manager

Skills and Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds regularly in the line of work.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable using mobile phone technology.
  • Ideal candidate will be proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Must be reliable and systematic in work habits.
  • Must have the ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Must be attentive to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be respectful and patient in serving the needs of all customers.
  • Must have valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, a dependable automobile and provide proof of automobile liability insurance coverage at required minimums.
  • Must dress appropriately as representative of CCI.
Manager of Market Initiatives
Full Time

Enthusiastic about energy and the environment? Be part of CCI’s leadership and catalyze our growing market-rate services as you coach and cheerlead homeowners and small business owners to make lasting investments in their property and their health. Join our team in a fast-paced, fun environment committed to work-life balance and making a difference in people’s lives. We seek high-achieving go-getters who thrive in the “hands-on” environment of a small nonprofit.

Purpose of Position:

Reporting directly to Conservation Consultants, Inc.’s Executive Director, this position directs all fee-generating programs at CCI that are not utility-based programs. This includes a program to conduct energy and healthy home assessments for a fee (Sound Home Plan), New Construction audits for EnergyStar qualification, CCI’s Lead Testing Services program, and the Energize Small Biz program geared toward small commercial establishments. The key objective for this position is to establish and/or operate each activity as a high-functioning, profitable market service tied to CCI’s mission and strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. The percentage of time associated with each activity is estimated. With minimal supervision, providing support and trouble-shooting as needed to the Executive Director and the Director of Administration in the performance of their duties

  1. Manage the Sound Home Plan for “market rate” home energy audits and the Lead Testing Services launched by CCI
    • Manage CCI’s participation in the Department of Energy’s Home Performance With Energy Star program and meeting all required parameters.
    • Grow the annual number of assessments and income associated with both services per strategic plan goals.
    • Execute or oversee all program management documentation and processes, including:
      • Program overview introduction for internal and external audiences of CCI
      • Lead generation activity and processes – through campaigns, Apprenticeship program and/or channel partners or other means
      • Program operations – home check-ups, energy audits, report writing, report delivery to homeowner, conveyance of information to/from CCI
      • Recruit and work with regional weatherization and home health contractors as participants in the program
      • Review and meet program performance and financial targets
      • Where possible, integrate the program with CCI’s place-base and community education programs, along with other CCI professional training programs
      • Directly supervise/manage all staff hired under this program (currently this position supervises half of one FTE, which will be increased to a full FTE position as sales volume increases)
      • In collaboration with Executive Director and/or outside Public Relations services (as budget allows), devise and carry out promotional plan and activity for the Sound Home Plan, including participation in various community speaking and tabling events. Craft content (or oversee development of content) as needed for CCI marketing materials, web site, and social media to support this program
  2. Manage the Small Commercial Services program
    • Refresh business plan to build a small commercial service program at CCI
    • Build relationships with partners to drive program participation
    • Oversee/handle intake of all inquiries for small commercial audits
    • Handle program management and execution, including set-up, lead generation and systems.
    • Establish and meet program performance and financial targets
    • Integrate the program with CCI place-based and community education programs
    • In collaboration with Executive Director and/or outside Public Relations services, devise and carry out promotional plan and activity for the Small Commercial Audit service.
    • Actively promote the service through participation in related regional activities.
    • Write/generate content (or oversee development of content) as needed for CCI web site, social media and marketing materials to support this program.
  3. Grow the New Construction Audit Service
    • Develop a business plan for growing CCI’s activity supporting energy performance audits of newly constructed homes.
    • Establish and meet program performance and financial targets.
    • Actively promote the service through participation in related regional activities.
  4. Identify and grow other fee-based services for CCI, such as but not limited to:
    • Special research projects for fees
    • Multifamily projects
    • Services for new homeowners
  5. Cultivate and/or secure additional funding support – grants, fee-based services 
    • Cultivate and/or secure additional funding support – grants, fee-based services for this programming
    • Identify, engage, and oversee resources such as graduate student teams, interns, etc. to support fee based activity for CCI.
  6. Support CCI Activities
    • Coordinate and integrate Market Services with other CCI activities and programs.
    • Participate in representing CCI through tabling at events, including occasional evening and weekend assignments.
    • Cross-train to cover additional assignments if needed.
    • Actively contribute to CCI management team and as a CCI staff member.
    • Take lead responsibility for representing CCI with key partner(s), events, etc. as assigned and as appropriate to main job duties.
    • Support fundraising efforts – grants, events, donors.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports To:

Executive Director

Skills and Minimum Qualifications:

Enthusiastic, self-starting, goal-oriented high performers will excel in this role.

Required

  • 4-year college degree in a related field such as business, economic development, environmental science, etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience. Sales experience is a plus.
  • Prior work managing energy efficiency programs
  • Prior experience in raising program funds/grant writing
  • Expertise in Energy Efficiency and Building Performance
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Experience managing a budget, managing projects and leading people
  • Solid fundamental computer and technology skills – proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Outlook; comfortable quickly learning new software and technology tools, including mobile devices
  • Excellent Communication Skills – verbal and written
  • Demonstrated Problem-solving and self-motivation
  • Preferred: MS Word skills for mail merge, Outlook calendar, PowerPoint – using and developing presentations, public speaking
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds regularly in the line of work (energy efficiency testing equipment)
  • Must have and maintain a valid PA drivers’ license and have access to an operable, properly registered motor vehicle that you are willing to use for work purposes on occasion. (Work-related mileage is reimbursable per CCI policy).