Director of Development and Workforce Initiatives, Philadelphia Energy Authority

Posted by Philadelphia Energy Authority on July 13, 2021

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), an independent municipal authority is a quasi-government entity, chartered by City Council and the Mayor in 2010, focused on issues of energy affordability and sustainability. We work to build a robust, equitable clean energy economy in Philadelphia. In 2016, in partnership with City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects to create 10,000 jobs. Through 2020, PEA has helped launch over $167MM in projects and created over 1,700 jobs. We focus on municipal assets, schools, low- and moderate-income housing, small businesses and commercial and industrial projects and programs. We see energy as a high impact tool for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities, and leveraging public investment. PEA has grown dramatically over the last 5 years and seeks a strong senior manager to drive strategic fundraising and to accelerate the growth of our clean energy workforce development programs.

Open Date: June 10, 2021.

Close Date: August 9, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis since PEA is seeking to hire immediately.

The Director of Development and Workforce Initiatives will lead PEA’s overall fundraising efforts and manage PEA’s workforce development initiatives. As a senior member of the PEA staff, the Director will collaborate with the CEO, Vice President, Program Directors, and Philadelphia Green Capital Corp (PGCC) staff to identify and pursue new funding opportunities to help launch new initiatives and scale PEA’s existing work. Fundraising priorities for 2021 include the Built to Last low-income housing restoration program, PGCC (PEA’s new green bank affiliate), and PEA’s low- and moderate-income solar program. Key targets include federal, state, and local government grants; local, national, and global philanthropies; corporate and private donors; and social impact investors.

Additionally, the Director of Development and Workforce Initiatives will provide strategic oversight and management of Bright Solar Futures (serving high school vocational students at Frankford High School and young adults through PowerCorpsPHL) and the Green Retrofit Immersive Training (GRIT) Program. The Director will manage existing and grow new workforce development programs for emerging clean energy careers focused on youth and young adults in underserved communities and will support communication and collaboration with other regional training organizations. The Director will have one direct report for workforce initiatives and will manage a number of consultants, vendors, and interns.

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