The MN Energy Climate Corps is a new sustainability initiative whose goal is to mitigate climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions while training the next generation for energy-related careers. Our crews will implement energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in public buildings that will improve occupant conditions and help public organizations save money through energy efficiency. In this program, crews of AmeriCorps members led by staff Team Leaders will earn green job credentials and gain on-the-job experience providing wraparound energy services, including activities such as whole building energy audits and weatherization, basic HVAC maintenance, solar readiness assessments, public outreach, and more. The Program Manager supervises staff and oversees all program operations, from selecting Corpsmembers to soliciting projects to ensuring quality data collection and project completion. The Program Manager provides a level of technical expertise to assist with training, partner relationship building, risk management, workforce development, crew dynamics, problem-solving, and continuous program improvement.

Supervises Team Leaders and AmeriCorps members. Reports to Program Director.

Key Responsibilities:
• Oversee program operations, effectively balancing the goals of crew member training and development with quality project development and completion.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental agencies, private sector organizations, and with crew members; represent program and CCMI in meetings with key stakeholders.
• Recruit, mentor and evaluate staff and AmeriCorps members.
• Deliver organization and program orientation and training to crew members and staff.
• Teach and coach staff and members in energy conservation, teambuilding skills, leadership, and motivation, inspiring them to establish and achieve program and personal goals.
• Effectively promote equal opportunity and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
• Role model appropriate risk management procedures and safe work practices.
• Analyze situations and take appropriate effective action, including problem-solving, conflict resolution, and disciplinary measures.
• Procure and prepare supplies, tools, and equipment to ensure that crews are adequately prepared for projects; accountable for staying within and reporting on program budget.
• Maintain up-to-date records, ensure quality data collection, and prepare written reports.
• Help promote and facilitate the orchestration of supportive and complementary projects and programs, such as community outreach and volunteer opportunities; coordinate local media publicity with CCMI communications team.
• Maintain a clean, organized, and secure program base location.

Tagged as: Conservation, Development, Full Time


• Supervisory and programming experience (preferably with the 18-35 age group) and demonstrated ability to problem solve and respond competently to situations associated with managing young adults.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal personnel management and external outreach.
• Initiative to act independently with minimal supervision and ability to multi-task and be flexible with responsibilities.
• Working knowledge of and/or interest in energy cons

About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee that engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in programs and initiatives that improve access to outdoor recreation, restore natural habitat, protect waterways, and respond to community needs and natural disasters. Our mission is to engage youth and young adults in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources. Learn more at conservationcorps.org.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a resume AND cover letter to [email protected]. Please include MN Energy Climate Corps Program Manager in the email subject line. Questions may be directed to [email protected].