Director of Climate Action Programs

Salary: $90,000-$110,000
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Aspen / Roaring Fork, CO
Publish Date: Posted April 8, 2024
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Job Title: Director of Climate Action Programs
Department: Programs
Reports To: CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $90,000-$110,000

Position Summary: The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Director of Climate Action Programs to join our team and play a pivotal role in driving the success of our building programs. If you are a candidate with deep technical knowledge of the built environment, as well as demonstrated experience leading, managing, and developing a team at an operational level with strategic abilities, we want to hear from you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Project Management 

Responsible for directing, developing, and supervising the following:
Concierge services
Residential assessment, advising, and solution-making
Commercial/multifamily assessment, advising, and solution-making services (for policy-mandated and voluntary building performance improvements)
Building Performance Hub implementation
Develop and execute comprehensive project plans, including scope, objectives, deliverables, and timelines.
Monitor project progress, identify obstacles, and create working solutions. 
Ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope, and on budget.
Work closely with the Chief of Staff and department leads to ensure programmatic alignment with CORE’s Communications and Development departments. 
Report directly to the CEO. 

Team Leadership

Supervise Building Performance Hub and Energy Concierge teams. 
Lead and motivate teams, ensuring clear communication and alignment on goals. 
Serve on the Senior Leadership Team.
Foster a collaborative and high-performance team culture. 
Provide guidance and mentorship to team members.
Subcontractor Engagement 

Identify, engage, and manage external partners and subject matter experts to support project objectives. 
Collaborate with partners to establish project expectations, deliverables, and timelines. 
Monitor partner performance and ensure alignment with project goals.
Stakeholder Communication 

Communicate project progress, obstacles, and successes to internal and external stakeholders like our partner communities.
Scope annual contracts with our partner communities.
Facilitate meetings, presentations, and status updates. 
Address stakeholder concerns and maintain strong relationships.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

Communications – Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Customer Service – Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.

Dependability – Commits to doing the best job possible. Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Takes responsibility for own actions.

Planning & Organization – Integrates changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.

Quality – Fosters quality focus in others. Improves processes. Measures key outcomes. Sets clear quality requirements. Solicits and applies customer feedback.

Use of Technology – Adapts to new technologies. Demonstrates required skills. Keeps technical skills up to date. Troubleshoots technological problems. Uses technology to increase productivity.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required:

Minimum 5 years leading a team, directly supervising a minimum of 4 staff.
Energy program design and implementation experience within an organization that experienced significant growth in the scope and scale of programs.
At least one of the following:
Professional Engineer (P.E.) and minimum 5 years of experience related to building electrification and energy efficiency.
MS in Architectural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 5 years of experience related to building electrification and energy efficiency.
BS in Architectural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, and a minimum of 6 years of experience related to building electrification and energy efficiency.
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a minimum of 7 years of experience related to building electrification and energy efficiency.
Minimum of 10 years of experience related to building electrification and energy efficiency.
Ability to thrive in a feedback-rich organization. 
The ideal candidate will have exceptional organizational capabilities, provide deliverables by deadlines, apply problem-solving skills, and offer support as needed.
Bring a strong customer service orientation and unparalleled commitment to excellence with clients and community partners.
Budget setting, tracking, and reporting experience.
Flexibility and adaptability to the changing demands of a small organization.
Fluent in English. 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Valid Colorado State Driver’s license and ability to be insured.
Ability to take initiative and to work independently is required.

Preferred:

Experience operating a CRM tool.
Experience prioritizing and delegating customer relationships among a sales team.
Experience in construction management for energy projects in the built environment.
Experience designing energy projects in the built environment. 
Bi-lingual in English/Spanish or multilingual.

Language Ability:

Read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, agencies, or members of the business community. Write speeches and articles for publication.

Mathematical Ability:

Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

Understanding of basic office applications including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Must wear appropriate clothing to meet the public. Business casual for the office is preferred.
Subject to multiple daily demands.
May require work on weekends or evenings.
Hybrid office working location.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Communicating with others to exchange information.
Adjusting or moving objects up to 20 pounds in all directions.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Salary and Benefits: 

Hiring range: $90,000-110,00 per year. Salaried, full-time/exempt.
$0 premium, low deductible health insurance.
Option to purchase health insurance for dependents.
$27.50/month dental and vision insurance.
$750/year health benefit, which can be applied to a reduced-price ski pass. 
3% Simple IRA retirement contribution, requiring employee match. 
Paid time off. 
10 paid holidays per year.
CORE’s office is in Pitkin County, which means that employees are eligible for the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) program, including rental housing for employees in Pitkin County independent of work history duration, and for-purchase housing for employees in Pitkin County with a work history of four years or longer. Please note that both rental and for-purchase housing are highly competitive, and CORE is not able to guarantee housing for staff through APCHA or otherwise.  

To Apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@aspencore.org by April 30, 2024.

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Pet Friendly
  • Retirement
  • Ski Pass
  • Wellness

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