Friday, May 18, 2012

Featured Nonprofit Job: Energy Program Director

One of the most popular industries these days is energy. With gas prices rising and concerns about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, more and more organizations are trying to advance clean energy technologies. You can add Izaak Walton League of America to that list.

The St. Paul, Minn.-based organization is looking to hire an individual who will head up its Energy Program. The chosen candidate will be responsible for strategic leadership and day-to-day management of the program. This position also involves advocacy on a range of clean energy issues at the state, regional, and national levels. Other duties include supervising staff and fundraising for the program.

The Energy Program Director should be capable in a variety of different roles. With this in mind, here are the qualifications you must meet to be considered for the job:

  • Master’s degree in environmental science, applied economics, public policy, or related field.
  • Ten years of senior program and management experience working on a wide-range of energy issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise on energy issues, including ability to analyze and prepare relevant technical and economic information.
  • Experience managing professional and administrative staff and preparing and implementing annual budgets.
  • Successful track record in nonprofit fundraising. •Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with a diverse array of staff, volunteers, colleague organizations, government agencies, legislatures, stakeholders, and donors.
If this position is of interest to you, and you meet the qualifications above, go to our career center to apply.

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