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Energy Smart Colorado Seeks a Regional Engagement and Outreach Manager



Energy Smart Colorado seeks a bilingual communications expert to coordinate bilingual outreach efforts across Energy Smart Colorado’s 20 County rural, mountain region. The Engagement and Outreach Manager will create and deploy bilingual marketing initiatives, radio and digital campaigns, provide centralized bilingual support to homeowner inquiries, and perform in-person outreach events in partnership with Energy Smart communities.

About Energy Smart Colorado

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Energy Smart Colorado (ESC) assists rural communities develop and implement energy efficiency programs to help residents and businesses save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also supporting local economic development. The network works on the idea of Collective Impact and that by working together and sharing resources, the group can have a larger impact. Each Partner in the ESC network provides residential (and in some cases commercial) energy efficiency services, which may include education, energy assessments, energy advising, workforce development, and access to financing and financial incentives, in a pre-determined service territory, primarily defined by County or Town/City boundaries.


Position Description

Energy Smart Colorado is the recipient of two federal awards that are focused on improving housing affordability, increasing comfort and decreasing utility costs for working families and low-to-moderate income (LMI) residents across an 18-county region in western Colorado. To meet the goals of these awards, the Engagement and Outreach Manager will coordinate bilingual outreach efforts across the rural, mountain region to guide and support ESC Partners in providing energy efficiency programs to disadvantaged households. The Engagement and Outreach Manager will create and deploy bilingual marketing initiatives, radio and digital campaigns, provide centralized bilingual support to homeowner inquiries, and perform in-person outreach events in partnership with Energy Smart communities. While this is a remote work position, applicants must live in an Energy Smart community and be able to travel periodically for work within the Energy Smart territory.


Key Job Responsibilities

Develop and Enhance Bilingual Marketing Campaigns

  • Create bilingual engagement campaigns targeted at Latino and LMI households
    With contract assistance, develop culturally sensitive outreach materials
  • Identify communication channels for outreach and develop radio and digital campaign materials
  • Develop user-friendly guidance and bilingual tools to help LMI households leverage locally available incentives, federal tax credits and rebates, and on-bill repayment programs

Coordinate Bilingual Outreach Events

  • In partnership with ESC Partners, establish and participate in in-person bilingual outreach events to increase awareness and enrollment in Energy Smart programs
  • Provide interpretation or presentations in Spanish to outline program offerings
  • Promote events through social media, MailChimp and audience-appropriate platforms
  • Build and maintain strong community relationships and trusted partnerships to promote energy efficiency within rural mountain region of Colorado

Increase Awareness of Energy Smart Programming

  • Provide decentralized support to assist ESC Program Managers enroll Spanish speaking and LMI households in the energy assessment program
  • Provide Energy Smart resources via email, by phone, in person and at events
  • Become an expert helping households navigate the enrollment process and rebate applications
  • Assist ESC Program Managers follow up with participants to encourage energy efficiency improvements and rebate application submissions.

Essential Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commiserate experience
  • Bilingual – proficient in Spanish and English language – written and verbal communication
  • Self-starter able to work effectively both within a team and in self-directed situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and apply problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organizational capabilities, ability to provide deliverables by deadlines
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to the changing demands of a very small nonprofit organization
  • Collaborative and able to work with diverse community leaders and community members
  • Advanced computer skills and competency with software including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, social media, and aptitude to learn new programs and software applications
  • Experience presenting or teaching
  • Personal commitment to sustainability and passion for energy efficiency, electrification and other climate and clean energy solutions
  • Must possess a valid State Driver’s License, a satisfactory motor vehicle record and have reliable transportation to travel across Colorado mountain communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing, coordinating, and supporting community initiatives
  • Background in and/or desire to work for a nonprofit and/or community based organization
  • Understanding/awareness of racial equity issues (developed either through personal experience or formal training)

Location/Additional Details

  • Remote work, flexible, self-motivated work schedule
  • Rural Colorado-based, located in an Energy Smart community
  • Strong internet access required of candidate through home office or co-working space

Compensation/Benefits

  • Full-time employment, $65,000 to $75,000 base salary, based on relevant experience
  • Paid time off including 11 holidays, three weeks vacation and sick leave
  • Employer funded health savings account or health insurance premium stipend
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with up to 3% employer match
  • Paid professional development opportunities
  • Wellness benefit
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel to ESC partner communities
  • Monthly cell phone/Internet allocation
  • Supportive and innovative work culture

    Application Details

    • Email a cover letter, current resume, and three professional references to jobs@EnergySmartColorado.org expressing your interest, matching your experience with the essential skills and preferred qualifications, and including annual salary requirements
    • The position is open until filled, but to be considered in the first round of interviews, applicants are encouraged to submit application materials by March 18, 2024

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    Regional Engagement and Outreach Manager

    Energy Smart Colorado seeks a bilingual communications expert to coordinate bilingual outreach efforts across Energy Smart Colorado’s 20 County rural, mountain region. The Engagement and Outreach Manager will create and deploy bilingual marketing initiatives, radio and digital campaigns, provide centralized bilingual support to homeowner inquiries, and perform in-person outreach events in partnership with Energy Smart communities.