The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), an independent municipal authority is a quasi-government entity, chartered by City Council and the Mayor in 2010, focused on issues of energy affordability and sustainability. We work to build a robust, equitable clean energy economy in Philadelphia. In 2016, in partnership with City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects to create 10,000 jobs. Through 2020, PEA has helped launch over $167MM in projects and created over 1,700 jobs. We focus on municipal assets, schools, low- and moderate-income housing, small businesses and commercial and industrial projects and programs. We see energy as a high impact tool for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities, and leveraging public investment. PEA has grown dramatically over the last 5 years and seeks a strong senior manager to drive strategic fundraising and to accelerate the growth of our clean energy workforce development programs.
Job Title: Director of Development and Workforce Initiatives
Reports to: CEO
Number of direct reports: 1
Location: 1400 JFK Blvd (City Hall), Room 566, Philadelphia, PA 19107 and remote as appropriate during Covid-19.
Open Date: June 10, 2021.
Close Date: August 9, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis since PEA is seeking to hire immediately.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt (Full-Time)
The Director of Development and Workforce Initiatives will lead PEA’s overall fundraising efforts and manage PEA’s workforce development initiatives. As a senior member of the PEA staff, the Director will collaborate with the CEO, Vice President, Program Directors, and Philadelphia Green Capital Corp (PGCC) staff to identify and pursue new funding opportunities to help launch new initiatives and scale PEA’s existing work. Fundraising priorities for 2021 include the Built to Last low-income housing restoration program, PGCC (PEA’s new green bank affiliate), and PEA’s low- and moderate-income solar program. Key targets include federal, state, and local government grants; local, national, and global philanthropies; corporate and private donors; and social impact investors.
Additionally, the Director of Development and Workforce Initiatives will provide strategic oversight and management of Bright Solar Futures (serving high school vocational students at Frankford High School and young adults through PowerCorpsPHL) and the Green Retrofit Immersive Training (GRIT) Program. The Director will manage existing and grow new workforce development programs for emerging clean energy careers focused on youth and young adults in underserved communities and will support communication and collaboration with other regional training organizations. The Director will have one direct report for workforce initiatives and will manage a number of consultants, vendors, and interns.
Key Success Factors:
PEA seeks a candidate with expertise in both development and workforce initiatives, though candidates with experience in just one of these areas will be considered. A background in energy would be helpful but is not critical. Key success factors include excellent communication skills, strategic vision, the ability to quickly establish a working knowledge of new topics, strong time management skills, and strong personnel and partner management skills. A commitment to Philadelphia and a passion for energy, sustainability, climate change, poverty, equity, and/or economic development issues are essential.
The new Director will come on board as PEA is beginning to connect with a more global audience to bring attention and capital to where it is most needed in Philadelphia. PEA also recently launched a green bank affiliate, the Philadelphia Green Capital Corp., and the new Director will have the opportunity to work on innovative financing solutions with the green bank platform. PEA seeks a self-starter who is driven by results, has demonstrated active leadership, regularly takes on stretch experiences with gusto, and has a bias for action.
Job Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):
Salary & Benefits: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and skill set. PEA is targeting a salary between $70,000 and $85,000 for this role. Benefits include (but are not limited to) a generous healthcare package, excellent retirement benefits and paid time off.
The Philadelphia Energy Authority is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status.
To Apply: Submit a brief, persuasive cover letter describing why you are the best fit for this position and including at least one example of a stretch experience related to leadership that you’ve taken on professionally, along with a resume to Emily Schapira, President & CEO at email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Inquiries or clarifications are preferred to be submitted via email.Mention you found this work on Generocity!
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