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Position Mission

Under general direction, the Program Manager is directly responsible for the formulation, evolution, and communication of the strategic vision for programs for Slipstream.

Primary & Essential Responsibilities

1. Oversee the activities for Slipstream’s programs

  • Assist with the development of annual program plans, propose and track goals, develop budgets, establish operational metrics, and develop promotions and programs that are in line with the market and that will help further the reach of efficient energy saving products in the market.
  • Assist and utilize an understanding of market channels to determine how best to deliver product-related services; implement new service delivery; and evaluate whether the delivery is meeting demand.
  • Interface with other Slipstream Program and Project Managers to assure integration of appropriate activities among market sectors.
  • Investigate new technologies to determine energy savings potential and include those new technologies in program offerings as appropriate.
  • Provide technical trainings to program allies and other parties as needed.
  • As needed, assist with development of program advisory groups designed to help steer programs appropriately within the channels.
  • Coordinate the development of program marketing materials with the marketing managers as needed.

2. Qualify and conduct technical analysis of proposed energy efficiency projects.

  • Review energy efficiency improvement projects submitted in conjunction with incentive pre-approval requests to quantify anticipated energy savings. Utilize administrative support staff to facilitate communications with clients and project tracking.
  • Communicate with end-use customers, trade allies and other parties to collect data necessary to qualify the project and conduct technical analysis.
  • Assist with program M&V activities, expectations, deliverables and communications to insure high quality information for technology review and assessments

3. Participate in long term program planning and evaluation

  • Manage the evolution of the program including changes over time to ensure cost effective delivery objectives are met.
  • Evaluate program activities to determine applicable changes to meet program goals and objectives
  • Work with the operational areas management to identify opportunities for streamlining the processing of lighting incentive applications and to implement process improvements that increase the efficiency and processing time of lighting incentive applications
  • Assist client services staff with responses to RFP’s both for new and existing clients.

4. Coordinate with external parties, such as sponsors, governmental agencies, and national affiliates, on program issues and develop partnerships that benefit the program and represent Slipstream at regional and national conferences, for example American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), etc., as appropriate.

5. Develop and manage staff.

  • Supervise, coach, mentor, develop, address performance issues and conduct annual performance reviews for assigned staff.
  • Work with HR to hire the most qualified and talented staff to fill open positions within department.

6. These responsibilities are not all inclusive and other duties may be assigned from time to time.

Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements

1. Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business, energy policy or related field

2. 3 to 5 years experience in sales and relevant preparatory work, including

  • Project management
  • Program budget management
  • Sales and promotional planning
  • Prioritize assignments/projects to meet crucial deadlines

3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

4. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite or comparable software

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Benefits Slipstream provides a competitive benefit package, including health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, and 401(k).
Location Madison, WI  
About the Organization Slipstream (the result of a January 2019 merger of Seventhwave and WECC) is a mission-driven non-profit dedicated to advancing innovative strategies for real energy impacts through engineering, education and research. We implement award-winning energy efficiency programs that offer innovative approaches to address today's energy challenges. Our organization is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, with a growing team in Chicago, Illinois. We provide a challenging, stimulating work environment that prizes collaboration and work-life balance. Slipstream provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest or conviction record or any other basis provided by applicable law.

EOE Statement Slipstream is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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