Career Opportunity

Electric Vehicle Program Associate

Website GEConsumers Green Energy Consumers Alliance

Consumer programs that help folks make better energy choices.

Green Energy Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization with a mission to speed the transition to a low-carbon future. We are dedicated to securing a just transition that addresses the climate crisis, the disproportionate impacts of air pollution, and that brings the benefits of clean energy to everyone.
We are searching for someone who is committed to climate action and excited to work full-time on electric vehicles and our Drive Green program. The transportation sector is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in both MA & RI. Getting to 50% under 1990 levels by 2030 in Massachusetts and 45% in Rhode Island will require investing in walking, biking, public transit, and other shared mobility and simultaneously rapidly increasing the pace of electrification for the vehicles that remain on our roads. The organization addresses the former through our advocacy work; the Drive Green program and this position will focus on the latter.
Drive Green educates consumers about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) and connects them with a network of dealerships across Massachusetts and Rhode Island to facilitate the purchase or lease of an EV. Our goal is to increase EV adoption so that 100% of new car sales in our two states are electric by 2035.
The successful candidate will possess significant knowledge about electric cars, be excited to work on them full-time, work as part of a dedicated and experienced team, and will occasionally collaborate with colleagues in other programs, such as renewable energy and advocacy.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Staying up-to-date on market developments, including keeping close track of new and current vehicle models’ availability, pricing, and important technical specifications;
• Explaining to consumers, in person and in writing, both the technical and non-technical details of driving electric:
o Technical: Different types of charging and charging stations, how to install them at home, how to plan road trips, how to assess different utility rate offerings, etc.
o Other: Climate and public health benefits, fun to drive, different features, etc.
• Recruiting car dealerships to join Drive Green, via phone, email, and in-person visits;
• Completing program operations tasks;
• Completing research and other projects, including quantitative analysis, as needed;
• Creating content for our website, presentations, blog, and email and social media campaigns;
• Presenting to racially and culturally diverse audiences in-person and on webinars, both high level Electric Vehicle 101 presentations and more technical presentations on charging, batteries, new vehicles coming to market, etc.;
• Responding to consumer inquiries by email, phone, and an online chat function;
• Helping to plan and implement in-person EV showcases and ride & drive events;
• Providing input to our Advocacy Committee, which advances policy initiatives at the state and local level.
Qualified candidates should have a degree in environmental or energy studies, environmental justice, business, engineering, or a related field and at least two (2) years of work experience, preferably in the energy/environmental industry. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate:
• An interest in working full-time on electric vehicles (EVs);
• Previous experience and/or knowledge about EVs, including familiarity with the technical aspects of driving electric OR the ability and interest in learning those technical pieces and conveying them to consumers;
• Excellent written and oral communications skills, including strong editorial abilities;
• Skill in presentation composition and engaging diverse audiences;
• Analytical and technical capabilities, with close attention to detail;
• Ability to work independently, with initial guidance;
• Strong organizational and time management skills/ability to tackle and prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously;
• Flexible and adaptable demeanor;
• Willingness to work on administrative tasks as needed to support a small team;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Google Suite (Gmail, Groups, Drive, etc.);
• The ability to work well in a team: openness, honesty, kindness, and a sense of humor are appreciated!;
• Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle (mileage reimbursed);
• Ability to work from our Providence or Boston office as necessary;
• Roots in Massachusetts and/or Rhode Island, meaning past or present residence in either state and familiarity with the geography, politics, and communities;
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster shot.
Preferred qualifications include:
• Experience organizing events;
• The ability to fluently speak a second language would be a plus.
Work for this position can be done hybrid or in-person. You may be expected to come to one of our two offices (one in Boston and one in Providence) as needed (likely one or two days a week, but subject to change) to work in-person, along as conditions allow us to do so safely. There will also be some travel required (mileage reimbursed) – visiting car dealerships, attending events, etc.
USD $48,000 – USD $53,000/ year
Salary (actually hourly wage) will be commensurate with qualifications
Strong package that goes beyond legal requirements in several areas. Health, dental, 403-B, short-term disability, long-term disability, etc. Employees start with 4 weeks paid vacation and accrue 12 days of sick time per year.
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter explaining how your skills will support Green Energy Consumers Alliance to by May 15, 2023. Green Energy Consumers Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital or civil union status, military service, citizenship, or any other characteristics and traits protected under applicable federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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