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Evaluation, Measurement & Valuation Forum Associate, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.

Position Title: Evaluation, Measurement & Valuation Forum Associate

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (“NEEP”) is seeking a full-time Evaluation, Measurement & Valuation (EM&V) Forum Associate to work as an integral member of the organization’s team that seeks to facilitate the development of consistent savings and reporting protocols across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region for demand-side resources, with initial focus on energy efficiency. Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, this is a full-time position reporting to the EM&V Forum Director, and works closely with other Forum’ staff and the organization.

Responsibilities of the Associate generally include leading EM&V Forum communications, assisting project planning and management; supporting funding outreach, confirmation, and invoicing, and overseeing research and analyses. Some regional travel is required. In this position, the Associate will be expected to grow and develop to assume additional and increasing responsibility in Forum operations and management.

Responsibilities:

Communications

  • Develop and distribute EM&V Forum materials (e.g., draft EM&V Forum newsletters and Monthly Updates) to provide regular updates of Forum activities and developments to Forum participants and the public
  • Assist preparation of presentations and briefing materials (research and draft content, prepare graphics, etc.)
  • Support Forum communications (e.g., regularly communicate via email and phone with Forum participants, respond to participant inquiries and requests)
  • Support the Forum’s training and education activities, including planning the Forum’s Annual Public Meeting)
  • Maintain EM&V Forum web pages to support operations (e.g., project and meeting schedules, document posting, etc.) and support member access

Project Planning and Management

  • Support planning and management of EM&V Forum teleconference/webcasts to maximize effective participation (e.g., assist with scheduling, meeting facility reservations and logistics, attendance management, preparation of meeting notes, posting of related materials)
  • Maintain EM&V Forum files to be orderly, accessible and up-to-date (e.g., contact databases, committee directories, project files, funding files, EM&V Resource Library documents, etc.)
  • Support EM&V Forum contractor solicitations, selection and project tracking
  • Support annual Forum project agenda development

EM&V Forum Funding

  • Support outreach to Forum funders to secure funding commitments (e.g., draft funding confirmation letters, communicate with funders, track funding commitments, etc.)
  • Support Forum invoicing (e.g. draft status reports and other funding statements)

Research and Analyses

  • Maintain and update the Forum’s EM&V Repository website (e.g. add new EM&V studies and materials, track EM&V policies and activities in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic regions)
  • Conduct research to support EM&V Forum analyses and reports
  • Assist drafting reports of research results

Internal Collaboration

  • Support internal collaboration and coordination of EM&V Forum projects with other NEEP projects (e.g., distribution of materials, internal briefings, responses to questions and inquiries, etc.)
  • Participate in NEEP staff meetings and events

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in related discipline (e.g., public policy and administration; management; environmental policy)
  • Experience in energy or environmental program work (preferred)
  • Skilled in use of Internet communication tools and research
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Management aptitude and skills
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
  • Highly proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and Internet tools
  • Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision.

How to Apply: To apply please email a resume, along with a cover letter stating where you saw this posting and outlining your interest in NEEP’s mission, to Julie Michals, jmichals@neep.org, with a copy to Bob McTighe, bmctighe@neep.org. Please indicate “EM&V Forum Associate” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

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