Washington State Career Opportunity – Harvesting Clean Energy Program Manager, Olympia, Washington

Climate Solutions’ Harvesting Clean Energy program reaches across the urban-rural divide in the Pacific Northwest to cultivate common ground with a simple shared goal: to foster rural economic development through clean energy production. The program brings together important private and public sector leaders from the agriculture, rural development, energy, university and non-profit sectors.

The program fosters collaboration toward a unifying goal — rural economic development through clean energy — that offers many benefits: increasing our energy independence, bolstering our family farms and rural economies, and providing clean energy and solutions to important environmental challenges. At the same time, the program advances Climate Solutions’ overall mission of "accelerating practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, accelerating investment and bridging divides."” For more information on the Harvesting program, visit the Harvest Clean Energy website .

Climate Solutions is a $1+ million/year and growing operation with offices in Olympia and Seattle.

Climate Solutions now seeks an outgoing, energetic, self-motivated and outcome-oriented individual to serve as Program Manager for our Harvesting Clean Energy Program.

This full-time position will be based in Olympia, WA

This is not only an exciting challenge but also a great career opportunity, and a chance to make a real difference in pioneering the clean energy revolution!

Closing Date: October 5, 2007


* Serve as the primary representative of the program, fostering the collaborative spirit among the full spectrum of partner organizations.

* Develop strong subject matter expertise on key issues at the center of policy and commercial developments affecting rural clean energy in the Northwest. Inform internal strategy discussions, make public presentations and speak with reporters.

* Provide substantial operational support to our signature annual event — the HCE Conference.

* Operate as primary liaison to the agriculture and rural communities for CS policy campaigns, helping ensure policy proposals will benefit rural communities and coordinating policy engagement of rural and agriculture leaders for CS campaigns. Part of this function is to ensure up-to-date relationship tracking and data base management.

* Contribute increasingly to program communications, ranging from our weekly "HCE Report" on NW Ag Information Radio Network, to cultivating a fresh stream of blog entries at the HCE Journal, to media work in cooperation with our Communications Director.


Education: BA degree or equivalent experience is required.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of directly relevant experience

* Proven success working with coalitions and varied personality types

* Experience in policy analysis and advocacy

* Public speaking and media work

* Strong working knowledge of energy and/or rural issues

* Previous work in the non-profit sector is preferred

Other Skills/Attributes

* Strong interpersonal skills in person, on phone and email

* Leadership in group and coalition settings

* High quality written and verbal communication skills

* High comfort level and professionalism when working with people who have different policy priorities

* Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

* Ability to work calmly under pressure and in a collegial fashion with a diverse group of colleagues, and to foster and maintain strong relationships with media and coalition partners

* Competent computer skills, comfort working in a Windows environment, proficiency with MS Office

* Commitment to furthering clean energy, rural development, and responsible climate policy

Competitive salary with generous vacation policy and full health/vision/dental coverage for employee.

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To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references – package not to exceed 7 pages — via email (as attachments) or fax to:

Shannon Sedgwick: [email protected] (Please put Harvesting Clean Energy Program Manager in the subject line); Fax: 360.943.4977


Job announcement closes on Oct. 5, 2007. Resumes submitted after that date may not be accepted.

It is the policy of Climate Solutions that there shall be no discrimination with respect to employment, or any of the terms or conditions of employment because of race, color, martial status, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or military status. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity applies additionally to Vietnam-era vets and to qualified handicapped individuals whose disabilities would not impede their performance in specific positions.

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