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NY Power Authority Seeks Senior Project Specialist – NY Energy Manager (White Plains, NY)

Summary

  • The Senior Project Specialist will design approaches for working with large quantity of customer energy data, assist clients to make the data analysis actionable, and devise energy reduction strategies. Develop and perform optimized NYPA services for targeted customer buildings and achieve sustained energy savings while increasing energy efficiency. Perform audits and detailed analysis on energy performance data, system level, and device level data flowing from interval meters, building management systems (BMS), and other Network control systems to assist in identifying energy savings opportunities.
  • Under BuildSmart NY and per Executive Order 88 of 2012, NYPA is tasked with supporting state agency buildings to accomplish 20% reduction in energy consumption by 2020.  NY Energy Manager will serve as a statewide data management l hub for continuous monitoring, analysis, forecasting, and management of customer energy supply, consumption and costs.  NY Energy Manager will help reduce customer energy usage and costs overall by improving facility operations and maintenance, identifying cost-effective energy efficiency measures, and potentially reducing peak demand.

Responsibilites

  • Develop strategic implementation plans for the advancement of the NY Energy Manager initiative.
  • Develop strategic energy management support solutions for customers, and identify and procure supplemental third party analytical software solutions
  • Collaborate with NYPA procurement professionals to identify appropriate firms in the market and issue solicitations toward the procurement of third party program management consulting services.
  • Manage consultant projects across multiple disciplines; review status reports for all assigned projects and identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities.  Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
  • Perform detailed analysis on energy performance data such as monthly utility data, system level, and device level data flowing from interval meters, building energy management, and control systems to assist in identifying energy savings opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Engineer on the integration of sub-meter data with the NY Energy Manager data platform.
  • Provide detailed technical analysis of sub-meter data to identify energy savings opportunities that can be realized through building optimization, operations and maintenance.
  • Actively participate in meetings with state agencies/authorities, the Governor’s Office and other stakeholders by developing and conducting presentations regarding the overall progress of the NY Energy Manager project.
  • Lead the data management process supporting the annual reporting for Executive Order 88 compliance by managing the maintenance of records, and tracking the status of energy efficiency projects at state agencies.
  • Monitor and track submittals from state agencies to ensure timely compliance with EO 88 requirements.
  • Prepare reports, as requested by Senior Management, measuring and highlighting program performance to date.
  • Support NYPA management in planning, developing and managing the ongoing expansion of the overall scope of NY Energy Manager.
  • Effectively apply leading project management methods and enforce project standards to effectively minimize exposure and risk on projects
  • Work with the NY Energy Manager group and the Energy Efficiency group to streamline and improve efficiency of electronic processes and procedures.
  • Work with investor owned utilities to develop protocols and procedures for electronic transfer of utility billing data.
  • Consult with customers and monitor the implementation of data support services; maintain a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Provide business support and foster the development of communication and accountability mechanisms aimed at accelerating energy efficiency in state government agencies across New York State
  • Represent NYPA and NYS at meetings, conferences and industry forums on topics related to NY Energy Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong customer outreach, strategic planning and program management skills are required, team oriented approach to project management is required to plan, execute and complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Strong understanding of customer relationship building strategy required
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Incumbent must possess the ability to organize information and effectively present ideas to the intended audience.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio and Project) are required
  • A command of energy accounting, utility data analysis, and established and emerging energy management tools and techniques.
  • An understanding of the electric utility and energy services industries required
  • Strong ability to deliver engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical information to a diverse, non-technical audience in a comprehensible manner, including NYPA senior management
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish with only significant and policy decisions being brought to the supervisor.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and managerial skills are required
  • Understanding of basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Project Management, or a related Sustainability discipline is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred.
  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Energy Management, Public Administration or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience of some combination of energy data management,  customer outreach, and strategic management required
  • Strong experience and familiarity with the New York energy/utility industry is preferred.
  • Approximately 10% to 15% travel, primarily within NY State

Physical Requirements

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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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National Domestic Workers Alliance Seeks Workforce Development Training Manager (NYC or Remote)

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA, www.domesticworkers.org) is the nation’s leading voice for respect, recognition and labor standards for domestic workers. Through leadership development, strategic campaigns and alliance building, we seek to help build a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents over 60 affiliates and chapters in more than 30 cities.

The Program Associate will play a key role in expanding NDWA’s Workforce Development and Training programs, working closely with teams throughout the organization, Affiliate organizations, and worker members.

The preferred location for the position is New York City. Working remotely may be possible.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage classroom and participant logistics to ensure our online, social media based and in-person training courses and experiments run smoothly from recruitment through graduate follow-up
  • Enter and track program data, help analyze data and prepare reports and presentations
  • Assist in creating content for training programs and experiments, including preparing videos and graphics and coordinating live-streams
  • Communicate with workers to help create an effective and inspiring learning experience and to gather the data and feedback we need to improve our training interventions
  • Collect and help analyze reports submitted by Affiliate organization grantees
  • Assist in preparing funder reports
  • Help coordinate collaboration with other NDWA teams and external partners
  • Special projects and general assistance to the Workforce Development and Training team
Job Requirements:

We’re looking for a detail-oriented, creative and friendly professional with at least 1-3 years of experience in an organizational environment. This is a good position for someone who knows how to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and is well prepared to listen to and partner with people working as nannies, cleaners and homecare workers. In addition you should be:

  • Comfortable working with online, texting and social media platforms. The majority of our training experiences happen online, and often on platforms well-known to our members, so we are looking for someone able to communicate in a clear, engaging and professional way on social media and SMS.
  • A native or fluent Spanish speaker who can write in both languages as well as translate text from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.
  • Metrics-driven and numbers-oriented. We have ambitious goals around the numbers of domestic workers we’re looking to serve and for raising standards for the individuals we train and in the sector overall. Please be comfortable with Google Sheets and Excel, and enthusiastic to learn new programs; experience with social media analytics and data analysis is a plus.
  • Skilled at work-planning, time management and communicating with teams
  • Excited to contribute to and grow alongside an innovative social justice organization
  • Visual design and video editing skills and/or training/teaching experience are a plus

 

We’re open to a range of different backgrounds, so let us know why you think you would be a good fit for this position and what you would bring to it!

Applications should be submitted here. Submit a cover letter about your background, why you’re interested in the position, and why you believe you’re the right fit for the job. Attach a resume (with a phone number where we can contact you) and a sample of your writing in English and Spanish. Because this platform doesn’t allow writing sample uploads, please attach your writing sample to your resume or cover letter.

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply. This position will remain open until filled.

Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Seeks Northeast Regional Leader

Position Summary: Conscious Capitalism, Inc. (CCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that pursues our purpose of elevating humanity through business and our mission to change the practice and perception of business as a force for good.

The Northeast Regional Leader will be employee of CCI that manages the operations and activities of the 2 to 4 chapters within their geographic footprint, starting with New York City and Philadelphia, then possibly expanding from there. The Coordinator works with each Chapter’s Volunteer Advisory Board and other chapter participants to build a strategy, secure resources, and organize events toward the purpose of growing the community of Conscious Capitalists.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving productivity of the Chapter in promoting and hosting events and spreading the message of Conscious Capitalism;
  • Providing leadership, structure, and guidance for each chapter’s Volunteer Advisory Board;
  • Working with the Volunteer Advisory Board to build a strategy for the Chapter;
  • Ensuring chapter’s vision and activities are aligned with the standards, brand, and strategy of CCI;
  • Communication between all parties involved (including those listed here plus community members, supporters, and other stakeholders) so that all relevant activities of Chapter and CCI are aligned, all parties are properly informed, and resources properly leveraged for success.
  • Managing each chapter’s use of CCI platforms such as Constant Contact, RegFox/TicketSpice, Salesforce, and more as necessary;
  • Recruit and build relationships with Chapter supporters;
  • Tracking revenue and expenses of each chapter, ensuring all expenses are properly coded and tracked in CCI’s accounting system; and
  • Ensuring success of each chapter as measured by growth of number of events held, number of individuals reached by the chapter, and revenue.

Experience & Skills Required

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Strong integrity
  • 2+ years of event planning or grassroots organizing experience
  • Committed to the principles of the Conscious Capitalist Credo
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Attentive follow through
  • Extraordinary customer service
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy and accountability
  • Well developed planning and organizing skills
  • Self-directed and collaborative
  • Proficiency in leveraging WordPress, Salesforce, social media platforms, and event registration systems for community organizing

This is a full time position. Candidates should be located in the New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia areas. Travel between these locations to meet with local leaders and host events, as well as national travel to work with CCI staff, will be required.

Compensation will be based on a candidate’s skills and experience. CCI maintains a collaborative, metric driven, and results-oriented culture where proven results are rewarded.

To Apply please complete this formhttps://www.tfaforms.com/4696832

New Labor Forum Highlights: November 5th, 2018

The New Labor Forum has a bi-weekly newsletter on current topics in labor, curated by the some of the most insightful scholars and activists in the labor world today. Check out some highlights from the latest edition below.

With perhaps the most important midterm elections in a generation happening tomorrow, we offer you: an invitation to join us in a post-election reporters roundtable on November 16th; a video from our September 14th forum, featuring the trenchant commentary of New York City Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson on whether a democratic capitalism is possible; midterm polling data that shows white working-class voters in the Midwest returning to the Democratic Party; and a summary of ballot measures in tomorrow’s elections that seek either to expand and further contract our democracy.

Table of Contents:

  1. Blue Wave or Red Tide? 2018 Post-Election Reporters Roundtable/CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
  2. Is a Democratic Capitalism Possible?/ J. Phillip Thompson, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
  3. Why are Democrats looking so strong in the Midwest?/ Perry Bacon Jr., FiveThirtyEight
  4. These are the biggest 2018 ballot measures on elections, voting rights, gerrymandering, and more/ Stephen Wolf, Daily Kos

Photo by Charlie Day vis flickr (cc-by-nd)

Urban Green Council Seeks Manager, Curriculum Development and Associate, Communications (NYC)

Advance the green building movement locally and nationally through education.

Urban Green Council, the local affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, is looking for a content developer to create new and updated green building curricula for a range of professional audiences. Urban Green educational programs lead the industry in content quality, student engagement, and technical rigor, driving efficient building performance throughout the design, building management, operations and construction sectors.

Conquering the Energy Code and GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills are Urban Green’s flagship education programs that teach architects, engineers, construction workers and building operators essential information about green building practices and technologies to ensure that their buildings are healthy, efficient and high-performing. With consistently high ratings and a growing student base of 3,500 trained annually, Urban Green’s educational programs are poised for significant expansion. The Curriculum Development Manager will manage the development of new courses, including custom content, as well as maintain and improve existing courses and systems.

This position reports to the Education Director and will support Education account management and program delivery as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES 

  • Work with Education Director and subject matter experts to develop compelling content with engaging narrative and flow for Urban Green courses. Content includes instructor materials, student handouts, manuals, classroom exercises, exams, and online content.
  • Help strategize and implement new teaching methods (both in-person and online tools) that will convey important sustainability information in an effective way.
  • Coordinate and review the work of technical editors, graphic designer(s), copyeditor(s) and illustrator(s), and oversee the quality of that work.
  • Research the science, technologies, and policies behind green building and energy systems.
  • Ensure quality control across all courses, including course and exam updates, instructor training, and instructor evaluation.
  • Create and implement processes for streamlined product launch and annual content updates.
  • Track internal and external timelines to ensure content is complete and ready for program launch.
  • Update and maintain Urban Green content library.
  • Work with Account Management team to create specialized curriculum.
  • Oversee process for granting Continuing Education credits and certifications as required.

DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

  • Reports to the Education Director
  • Supports sales and program delivery as required
  • Supervises intern(s)
  • Liaise with Urban Green volunteer committee(s) and subject matter experts
  • Manage project schedules and budgets
  • Proposes and implement improvements to departmental processes and systems.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • Ability to translate complex concepts into a compelling narrative, including presenting information graphically
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to edit for clarity and consistency
  • Communicates easily with people at all levels of project/business hierarchy
  • Ability to manage and accurately report on multiple projects with a range of stakeholders concurrently
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience developing educational programs and materials for adult learners across a variety of media
  • Solid understanding of sustainability and building performance issues, particularly those affecting building trades and operators, architects, and engineers
  • At least three years’ work experience in curriculum design
  • Experience with InDesign

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your thoughtful cover letter and resume in a single PDF titled “YOUR LAST NAME – CDM” and with “YOUR LAST NAME – CDM” the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.orgApplications that are not submitted in this format will not be reviewed.

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Urban Green Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about climate change and its effects on New York City.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The ideal candidate cares deeply about sustainability and knows how to make our digital communications and user experience really stand out. This position reports to the Communications Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update websites (urbangreencouncil.org, metered.nyc, gpro.org).
  • Manage weekly e-newsletter development and distribution, including scheduling and editing regular blog posts.
  • Develop and design graphics including flyers, event programs, posters, web banners, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Assist with conceptualization, copy editing, and design of reports.
  • Help track and report on web, email and social media statistics using Google Analytics and other tools.
  • Curate and schedule content for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Serve as day-to-day project manager for key departmental materials, such as the Annual Report, quarterly Board Reports, and informational brochures.
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Marketing, Communications, Sustainability Management, Environmental Policy, or related field.
  • Minimum one year of experience with website and social media platform management.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Solid writing and proofreading skills, including a familiarity with AP Style.
  • Fluent in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Must be available for occasional evening work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Drupal, including knowledge of HTML.
  • Experience using MailChimp, including the ability to edit and update a CSS template in MailChimp.
  • Interest in Sustainability.

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid health insurance and 401(k) plan with match after 90 days and a generous vacation policy.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email cover letter and resume as a single PDF entitled “LASTNAME—CA’ with “LASTNAME—CA” as the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

ABOUT URBAN GREEN COUNCIL

Urban Green Council’s mission is to transform New York City buildings for a sustainable future. We help New York City and State develop cutting-edge policy, we research solutions, and we educate a broad range of professionals. By working with government and industry, we leverage our effectiveness.

Urban Green pursues activities that have scalable impact, and we focus exclusively on buildings, which account for more than 70 percent of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions (and over 40 percent of GHGs in most large cities).

For more information, visit www.urbangreencouncil.org.

Mothers Out Front Seeks New York City Community Organizer

Mothers Out Front seeks a talented and passionate part-time organizer to join our team and help build a diverse and powerful movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers stepping up in big ways to take action on climate change in New York City.  We have passionate volunteer-led teams across New York state advocating for a swift transition away from fossil fuels towards clean and renewable energy and are committed to deepening and expanding this critical movement. As the NYC community organizer, you will work to build teams who carry out effective local campaigns that move decision makers to make child-centered climate decisions.

Mothers Out Front is excited to add organizing capacity in New York. New York City, the financial capital of the world, is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change from extreme weather patterns and sea level rise. Upstate New York — known for its scenic beauty, abundant fresh water and arable soil — faces threats from flooding, drought, and the build-out of pipelines and related gas infrastructure. New York is poised to lead the nation on climate policy with its 2014 fracking moratorium, its laudable greenhouse gas reduction goals, and commitment to offshore wind. Unfortunately, there are still many road blocks in place that prevent New York from authentic and impactful climate leadership, including the powerful influence of the fossil fuel industry. We know New Yorkers care about protecting their state and ensuring a livable climate for their children and are ready for the progress which is so urgently needed for the state to continue to lead the way for the country.

About Mothers Out Front:

Mothers Out Front builds our power as mothers to ensure a livable climate for all children. We are building a diverse national movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers dedicated to convincing elected officials and business leaders to work for a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy. We know that mothers have an important role to play in the climate change movement, and, when it comes to protecting their children, mothers are an unstoppable force for change! Our goal is simple: to enable mothers to take active leadership in climate change work, by providing the structure, training, and tools for them to work together on campaigns in their communities and at the statewide level. We are a volunteer-led, national organization. Founded in 2013, we currently have staff working in eight states and are a fast growing organization with no plans of slowing down.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Reaching out to mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers across the region to recruit and build new Mothers Out Front teams.
  • Providing strategic advice, training, and support for new and existing teams around: developing strategic local and statewide campaign plans and materials, setting and helping to meet goals; ensuring the campaigns are in alignment with the Mothers Out Front mission to effectively make progress away from fossil fuels.
  • Support members of Mothers Out Front in developing relationships with a diverse mix of allied organizations and community leaders.
  • Ensuring key data (including number of people engaged, house parties held, volunteers participating in campaign events, and more) is recorded and tracked in our database, NationBuilder. Recruit and train volunteer data coordinators to ensure all community teams are effectively maximizing the database.
  • Working closely with the volunteer leadership to coordinate events across the region. Recruit and support volunteer house party team members.
  • Participating in fundraising initiatives as needed, including working with Mothers Out Front development and membership staff to meet membership goals in the region. Provide relevant data for the development department and, as needed, attend fundraising events.
  • Recruiting New York members to serve on the statewide leadership team and functional teams.

 

What we’re looking for in you:

  • At least two years of experience in grassroots organizing with an emphasis on leadership development, ideally in a grassroots campaign setting.
  • A passion for developing the leadership of mothers.
  • High creativity and flexibility. An ability to thrive in a dynamic, goal-oriented, fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment. Ability to work remotely and be productively self-directed and personally organized.
  • An understanding of strategic issue campaign development, ideally at the statewide and municipal level, including attention to power-building, tactics that influence decision-makers, building effective democratic local organizations, and the use of public narrative and story-telling in campaign organizing.
  • Experienced at active and reflective listening. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • An ability to travel across the state as well as to a few staff gatherings outside of New York.
  • A passion for climate justice and addressing climate change.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with people from a variety of backgrounds, especially different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It’s also helpful if you have experience working with people from different religious, educational, generational, and gender identity backgrounds as well as those with physical disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.
  • Strong administrative skills, ideally including an aptitude for working with databases and setting up administrative systems. Some experience working with database software for fundraising and organizing.
  • Experience with fundraising a bonus.

 

Details: This a part-time position at around 20 hours per week. Mothers out Front is a virtual organization. You will work from a home office and must be based in the New York City area.

Salary and benefits: The half-time salary range is $20,000 to $25,500, depending on experience. Benefits are prorated and include paid time off, holidays, 401(k) plan, flexible spending plan, and support for remote work setup. We offer ongoing training opportunities, a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive, and collaborative setting and we are proudly women-led!

To apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@mothersoutfront.org with NYC Community Organizer in the subject line and include where you heard about the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mothers Out Front is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.