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The Alliance for Green Heat is a non-profit organization promoting wood heat as a low carbon, renewable fuel. Wood has been the renewable energy of choice of Americans for generations and it should be a vital part of state and national renewable energy plans. The Alliance also promotes solutions and policies that support cleaner and more efficient biomass heating for low-income populations. Come join a small team of advocates who believe not only in solar and wind, but also in the clean and efficient use of wood for heating homes and businesses.

Energy Equity Program Manager

Status/Location: 2-3 year, full-time position. Remote. The position requires occasional travel.

Salary: $45-65k/year

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Position Description: The Energy Equity Program Manager will: (a.) Address energy inequity issues in low-income communities where wood heat is prevalent, including tribal communities; (b.) Work with state and federal agencies to integrate wood stoves into low-income heating assistance, energy audits and weatherization programs. (c.) Work with firewood banks to help them serve heating needs in their community; strengthen support for wood stove health and safety practices; (d.) Meet with national tribal, local government, NGO and local government networks to create awareness and foster promotion of the Firewood Bank Assistance Program. Position works in a team of 4 people and reports to the President.

Qualifications: Seek strong candidate that can work independently and who is persistent and dedicated to public service. Experience in energy issue and designing and managing successful advocacy programs a plus. Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 to 5 years relevant work experience.

Benefits: 50 to 100% paid health care and 3-weeks’ paid vacation.

About us: The Alliance for Green Heat is a national non-profit organization founded in 2009, that promotes modern wood and pellet heating systems as a low-carbon, sustainable and affordable energy solution, particularly for low and middle-income families.

Background: For the last two years, through funding by the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the Alliance for Green Heat has managed the Firewood Bank Assistance Program. Firewood Banks are local, community-based initiatives that collect, process and distribute firewood to fuel-poor households. Similar to food banks, firewood banks are run by tribes, nonprofits, faith organizations and local governments. This position will strengthen firewood banks and scale-up the inclusion of wood stoves in weatherization, energy audit and low-income fuel assistance programs.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter that 1.) describes why you want this particular job and 2.) what relevant experience you have. Submit to info@forgreenheat.org.

Read more:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/newsroom/releases/usda-forest-service-partners-alliance-green-heat-expand-firewood

Renewable Energy Fellow: Residential Wood Heating Program

Job Summary

The Alliance for Green Heat is looking for a dynamic individual to take on a 6-month, paid, full time (40 hour) fellowship. The ideal start date for this role is the beginning of September. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing support to the Firewood Bank Assistance Program ,

    • Help manage a small grant program for underserved communities

    • Work with community groups to access funding

    • Troubleshooting grant applications

    • Event and meeting support

  • Research state and federal energy audit programs

  • Supporting advocacy campaigns around social justice and equity issues

  • Researching and writing on renewable heating technologies

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Have received, or are in the process of completing, a bachelor or masters degree in a relevant field.

  • This is an entry-level position: we value your insight and creative energy at whatever level of experience you bring!

  • Position is remote

Skills and Competencies Preferred

  • Qualitative and quantitative research skills

  • Analytical writing

  • Team player

  • Ability to multitask

  • Community organizing/support

  • Commitment to renewable energy and energy equity work

Compensation and Benefits

  • $2,000-2,500 monthly stipend (dependent on experience)

  • 2 paid personal days a month

How to Apply

  • Send your resume and cover letter to info@forgreenheat.org. Be sure that your cover letter highlights your communication skills and commitment to renewable energy.

Research Internship

The Alliance offers full and part time internships for those interested in climate change and renewable energy policy. The internship comes with a stipend of $500-1000 per month. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

This internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about renewable energy policy and how it applies to a technology that is not always regarded as clean. This position includes policy research and writing, newsletter creation, website and social media management, as well as a portion of administrative duties. Essential to this work is a passion for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Applicants from wood-burning and/or low-income areas are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to info@forgreenheat.org.

Click here to see a list of current and former staff, fellows and interns.

 

We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply and those who have heated their homes with wood. 


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

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