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Our diverse, dedicated team of Civic Works Staff members is changing Baltimore for the better.

As a Baltimore non-profit operating for over 20 years, we continue to expand our role in the community. We are always looking to grow our team with talented, committed individuals. The following job positions are currently open:

CIVIC WORKS/YOUTHBUILD GED Instructor

Position title:                                      GED Instructor

Supervisory responsibilities: None

Budget responsibilities:                     None

Reports to:                                         Associate Director of Training

FLSA Classification:                         Exempt

Date:                                                   October 2016

 

Summary

The Literacy Instructor positional duties involve the development and presentation of varying levels of teaching / instruction inclusive of Adult Basic Education (ABE), general education and/or Pre-General Educational Development (GED) and GED level youths currently involved in specified programs.  Work is performed under the supervision of an administrative superior.  Assignments are routine and carried out in accordance with general work instructions and professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of education.

Essential Duties and Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare course outline and lesson plan in one or more ABE courses
  • Engage program participants with assignments/projects by which “fun / learning” occur simultaneously
  • Independently select and use teaching methods, techniques, and supplemental materials that will be most effective for teaching the assigned course to program participants
  • Initiate, design, and implement individualized learning programs adjusted to the needs of individual participant, or small groups who may have special learning challenges
  • Consult with counselors and other team members in the design and development of programs to overcome the specific educational needs of the program participants
  • Counsel and advise program participants, parents, guardians, or others concerned with the educational attainment of the program participant
  • Communicate with program participants using a variety of approaches that are significant to the learner and will arouse interest, stimulate participation, encourage inquiry, investigation and lead to new discoveries
  • Use imagination and resourcefulness to gauge and adapt basic educational subject matter to the individual differences in ability, background, and interest of the program participant
  • Perform other related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of ABE subject fields
  • Knowledge of teaching principles, methods and techniques applicable to those audiences with learning challenges, special needs, and/or backgrounds and adapt teaching style as appropriate
  • Ability to motivate program participants; adapt teaching methodology to program participants unique background, interests and learning challenges
  • Ability to interpret occupational, economic and other relevant data impacting the program participants and adapt teaching methods appropriately
  • Ability to evaluate educational and training needs of program participants and adapt or adjust teaching styles, methods, materials and curriculum appropriately
  • Strong verbal and written communicate skills to address program participants, co‑workers, parents, counselors and others involve with the well being of the program participants
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member for the benefit of the program participant
  • Advance beginner to intermediate skill level in MS Office Product Suite to include MS Word, Excel, Outlook

 

Required Education & Experience:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in an appropriate educational field
  • One year of related work experience providing comparable services
  • Or, any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience.

 

Special Requirements:

  • Comprehensive Criminal Background Investigation
  • Successfully pass drug screening

Please send your application materials to Sean Thames at sthames@civicworks.com and include “GED Instructor” in the subject line.

CIVIC WORKS/YOUTHBUILD Case Manager

Position title:                                      Case Manager

Supervisory responsibilities: None

Budget responsibilities:                     None

Reports to:                                         Associate Director of Training

FLSA Classification:                         Exempt

Date:                                                   October 2016

 

Summary

The Case Manager should provide consistent support, advocacy, and guidance for participants to assist them in dealing with the personal, legal and social needs that are barriers to their success in developing a career/job path.  He or she will coordinate, facilitate, and provide case management services to all participants enrolled in Civic Works’ YouthBuild Program. With participant cooperation, the Case Manager will complete an Individual Development Plan for each participant. The Case Manager will also monitor the academic progress of the participants throughout their tenure in the program.

 

YouthBuild serves young adults and out-of-school youth from historically disadvantaged communities, and those with significant barriers to employment. These include people with insufficient educational attainment, returning citizens and people with criminal records, military veterans, court involved youth, those aging out of the foster care system, individuals experiencing homelessness, those recovering from addiction, and those populations that have not had access to employment in the trades including women and minorities.

 

Essential Duties and Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for providing comprehensive case management services to program participants, including intake assessment, short and long-term case plan development.

Specific duties include:

  1. Meets one-on-one with program participants to assess their needs and create Individual Service Plans (ISP).
  2. Conducts group psychoeducational therapy, including, but not limited to, harm reduction, parenting, budgeting, and anger management.
  3. Provides referrals to other organizations providing program participants with information and services in areas such as housing, financial, education, medical, and counseling.
  4. Tracks program participant’s ISP progress throughout enrollment and at a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months immediately following participant’s exit date.
  5. Meets weekly with program staff to report each participant’s ISP case status.
  1. Supervise in the assessment, formulation of a diagnostic impression, and treatment of mental disorders and other conditions and the provision of psychotherapy.
  2. Maintains program participant’s case file by collecting, verifying and updating relevant information.
  1. Documents all program interactions with participants, including writing daily case notes and submitting weekly case management updates to the Director of YouthBuild.
  1. At the direction of the Director of YouthBuild, creates and submits case notes and reports in accordance with grant requirements as needed and appropriate.
  2. Advocates for program participants as needed and provides follow-up on all program participants.
  3. Implements clinical protocols/policies for the program.

 

Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Works with the Director of YouthBuild to ensure participant feedback is included in planning for future outreach and program growth.
  2. Conducts periodic reviews and audits of records to ensure an active, accurate program information system based on proper service control/standards, and regulatory agencies.
  3. Participates in staff and team meetings. Communicates and coordinates with the Director of YouthBuild and appropriate staff as needed.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • MSW Degree from an accredited University or College
  • Minimum of one (1) year case management experience
  • Strong computer and note-taking skills required. Experience with Microsoft word and excel programs required.
  • Knowledge with community resources and referral process, particularly in Baltimore City.
  • Experience with working in a non-profit organization strongly preferred.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Ability to adhere to a strict guideline of keeping and maintaining confidential information.
  • Ability to prepare and submit accurate and reliable reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective counseling relationships with program participants.

Please send your application materials to Sean Thames at sthames@civicworks.com and include “Case Manager” in the subject line.

CIVIC WORKS HUBS Contracting Coordinator

Position title:                                                  HUBS Contracting Coordinator

Supervisory responsibilities:                         No

Budget responsibilities:                                 No

Reports to:                                                     Director of Elder Services

FLSA Classification:                                     Non Exempt

Date:                                                               April 2017

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Civic Works, Inc. seeks a creative, independent individual who has leadership experience and a working knowledge of Baltimore area contractors. The selected candidate will work 40 hours per week and receive salary plus benefits including short and long-term disability, supported health care, 401k and dental.  The selected candidate will be housed at the Baltimore City Office of Rehabilitation Services.  The selected candidate will be required to travel to client’s homes as needed and is expected to have his/her own transportation for which mileage will be reimbursed.

ABOUT CIVIC WORKS INC.

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs.

Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit volunteers. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.

HUBS PROGRAM

Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) is a new initiative created by a collaboration of service providers, funded by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation and Hoffberger Foundation, and administered by Civic Works. The purpose is to coordinate housing and related services for Baltimore City older adults to improve their health and safety, preserve the integrity of their properties, and extend the time that they can remain in their homes.

JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Engage with seniors in the contractor bidding and selection process. Coordinate with seniors and HUBS Case Managers to contact eligible contractors, schedule visits, solicit bids, select the seniors preferred contractors, gain Baltimore Housing approval, and complete the contracting process.
  • Design and implement a contractor education program that ensures new and existing contractors are familiar with the City’s requirements and process, understand the basic principles of aging in place, and are comfortable working with seniors who are often low income, minorities, and/or disabled.
  • Assist new contractors willing to work with seniors in obtaining certifications and other credentials that will allow them to enter Baltimore Housing’s contractor pool.
  • Work with Baltimore Housing to create a rating system for contractors that reflects capabilities, past performance, ability to work with seniors, and other factors that will help clients in deciding which contractor to select and Housing staff in approving trusted contractors.
  • Help Baltimore Housing staff launch a secure online bidding process easily accessed by all parties to increase the speed and ease of contracting.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Experience in construction or construction management
  • Experience working with older adults preferred
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Lead Certification a plus

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Drivers License (A driving record will be requested as well)
  • A Drug test and a Criminal Background check will be required
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems.
  • Computer skills and experience with database entry

Please send your application materials to Chelsea Hayman at chayman@civicworks.com and include “HUBS Contracting Coordinator” in the subject line.

BCGC Grants Coordinator

Civic Works is hiring a BCGC Grants Coordinator for our fast growing Baltimore Center for Green Careers. The BCGC Grants Coordinator will be responsible for building the program’s long-term sustainability and laying the foundation for the program’s expansion into new initiatives. They will do so by developing a diverse funding base, which will include foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals. The BCGC Grants Coordinator will also oversee the program’s communications strategy, and create compelling content for supporter newsletters and emails.

The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment. This position is an opportunity to build the sustainability of a program advancing environmental justice.

Program Overview

The Baltimore Center for Green Careers (BCGC), a program of the non-profit Civic Works, has pioneered a three-part model for transforming the green economy into a pathway out of poverty for Baltimore residents locked out of employment. BCGC’s classroom and hands-on training component provides underserved residents with the hard and soft skills training necessary to succeed in family-sustaining careers. BCGC’s on-the-job learning component uses the demand for residential clean energy services to create on-the-job training opportunities for students, and models equitable business practices for the industry through its social enterprise. Finally, BCGC’s socially responsible business development component creates placement opportunities for graduates by educating contractors around the benefits of implementing inclusive hiring practices and strong job quality standards, and by providing technical assistance to grow these businesses in exchange for their commitment to exclusively hire BCGC graduates.

The Baltimore Center for Green Careers’ innovative work has been highlighted by the White House, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Green for All, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, and the US Conference of Mayors. Join us in creating a more just and equitable green economy. For more information, please visit http://baltimoregreencareers.civicworks.com/.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and prepare letters of inquiry, grant proposals, applications, and bids for support from foundations, corporations and government agencies
  • Develop proposal and report language, including writing, research, data collection, budget, and supporting materials
  • Develop and execute a strategic fundraising plan to ensure that BCGC maximizes opportunities, meets its goals, and builds a sustainable long-term base of funding
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential funders, including foundations, corporations, state and federal government, and individuals
  • Review and advise on available, appropriate fundraising prospects and opportunities
  • Disseminate the stories of past BCGC participants, including newly employed graduates, graduates that have attained career advancement, and homeowners
  • Develop and implement strategies for effectively using Twitter, Facebook and e-newsletters to deliver our messages and attract new supporters online
  • Draft clear and compelling content for communications materials

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent professional writing, proofreading, research and strategic-thinking skills required
  • Prior grant proposal and report writing experience preferred
  • Strong storyteller with the ability to narrate what is inspiring, compelling, and important about our work
  • Phenomenal relationship building skills, ability to personally connect with and engage with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Strong initiative and creativity, and able to excel while working independently
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • A minimum two year commitment is required for this position

 

Benefits and Salary

The salary level for this position is set at $35,000. In addition, healthcare and retirement benefits are included.

 

How to Apply

Please send your application materials to Ande Saunders, Development Coordinator, at jobs@baltimoregreencareers.org and include “BCGC Grants Coordinator” in the subject line. Positions is open until filled. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. The writing sample should demonstrate your ability to think critically, write persuasively, and communicate effectively. Applicants will be hired on a rolling basis.

 

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position.

Farm Alliance of Baltimore Executive Director

Description

The Farm Alliance of Baltimore, Inc. (FAB) seeks an Executive Director prepared to launch an existing brand and stabilize an emerging nonprofit organization (501c3 status pending). The candidate will expand upon FAB’s existing collaborations of farm producers (fiscally sponsored by Civic Works) who have worked to increase the viability of urban farming and improve access to urban-grown foods in the city. FAB seeks a candidate with the demonstrated and proven skills of leadership, innovation, management, fundraising, and nonprofit administration. A passion in some combination of the following is a must: sustainable agriculture, urban food access, and environmental stewardship.

 

Organization

Since 2011, FAB has been at the vanguard of urban agriculture in Baltimore, representing a dynamic collective of producers, who are united by practices and principles that are socially, economically, and environmentally just. FAB supports small-scale farmers through member services (weekly farmers market stand, farmer training, shared tools, and cooperative greenhouse) and urban neighborhoods through our food access programming (incentive matching for food benefit recipients, nutrition demonstrations, and food processing and preservation workshops). Also, FAB has built enduring strategic partnerships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations to build support for urban farm and food access policies.

 

Job Responsibilities

The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors, and will work with the Board and farm members to refine the organization’s vision, plan for and execute the collective goals and objectives of the membership, and uphold the mission and values of the organization.

 

Administration and Development (Primary):

  • Strategic planning for organization, with input from board and farm membership
  • Initial organizational fundraising and development, with support from development coordinator and board (position is responsible for fundraising for all salaries, including his/his salary)
  • Identify and pursue revenue generating opportunities for the organization
  • Oversee and ensure grant management and reporting
  • Development and oversight of organization budget, working with board and fiscal sponsor
  • Financial management of organization
  • Development of new programs and facilitate evaluation of current programs
  • Coordinate all human resource and payroll operations
  • Administration and management of day-to-day organizational operations
  • Recruitment and hiring of staff
  • Management and oversight of staff and volunteers
  • Schedule and facilitation of board, member, and staff meetings

 

Networking and Communications (Primary):

  • Handles all external communications (e.g. newsletters, op-eds, media interviews, speaking engagements)
  • Represents the organization on relevant boards, committees, and in collaborations meetings with partner organizations
  • Promotes and conducts tours and presentations about organization/urban agriculture for funders, educational groups, meetings/conferences, and partner organizations
  • Pursues and maintains strategic alliances & partnerships
  • Ensures communication between organization membership is timely and transparent

 

Additional (Secondary):

  • Fulfils Member Services Coordinator duties (if position is vacant):
    • Oversee shared farmers market stand, including scheduling, weekly farmer payments, promotion, quality control, seasonal applications, and working occasional market shifts
    • Oversee the maintenance of the collective greenhouse, including regular maintenance, payment collection, and revenue generating activities
    • Coordinate annual urban farmer training workshops and other training opportunities with partner organizations
    • Maintain, update and enforce membership standards and ensure member compliance
    • Coordinate volunteer groups among member farms
    • Collect and aggregate monthly data from member farms
    • Organize appropriate professional development opportunities for members, including awarding scholarships and mini-grants as appropriate
    • Manages member communications

 

  • Fulfils Program Coordinator duties (if position is vacant):
    • Oversee food access program management
    • Coordinates nutrition and health demonstrations, including food workshops and training at various locations
    • Coordinates all public outreach and marketing efforts
    • Manages grants and reporting
    • Update website and social media

 

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of nonprofit management experience
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years managing, training, and developing staff and volunteers
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree (or higher) in relevant field preferred
  • Experienced in fundraising (grant writing, corporate sponsorships, donors, etc.) and donor relations
  • Experienced in organizational development
  • Exceptional networking and strong written/verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact with diverse audiences
  • Experienced and demonstrated passion for working with racially, economically, and culturally diverse populations
  • Strong leadership, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledgeable in group facilitation, consensus building, problem solving, and collaborative decision-making
  • Strong computer skills and experience with social media and Google Apps
  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather, and lift 40 pounds
  • Ability to travel frequently to member farms and partners across Baltimore region
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Criminal background check and drug test

 

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with Baltimore City
  • Experience with urban agriculture
  • Personal vehicle for travel to farms and partners (mileage will be reimbursed)

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided.

 

Send email with cover letter and résumé to:

Attention: Crystal Forman

2701 St. Lo Drive

Baltimore, MD 21213

info@farmalliancebaltimore.org

 

Priority Deadline to apply: March 31, 2017

Retrofit Baltimore - Energy Advisor

Civic Works is immediately hiring an Energy Advisor to dramatically increase the number of solar and energy efficiency upgrades in Baltimore communities. Through phone- and email-based advising services, the Energy Advisor will serve as a resource for homeowners and motivate them to purchase solar and energy efficiency upgrades. Throughout the installation process, the Energy Advisor will provide step-by-step guidance, and ensure that homeowners receive fair treatment and quality service. He or she will also assist homeowners in addressing any barriers that may prevent the completion of their solar and energy efficiency upgrades, such as securing financing or prioritizing the recommended improvements.

The ideal candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to combat climate change and bring about real economic benefits for those who need them the most.

Program Overview

Retrofit Baltimore, a program of the non-profit Civic Works, helps homeowners realize the benefits of home energy efficiency and solar energy and creates family-sustaining job opportunities for underserved Baltimore residents. The program uses grassroots, community organizing tactics to motivate homeowners to make home energy improvements, to reduce energy bills by about 15-20% and improve the comfort and safety of the home. Retrofit Baltimore then connects these homeowners with businesses that have committed to hire underserved Baltimore residents and implement equitable employment standards. Civic Works’ green initiatives have been highlighted by Green for All, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, the US Conference of Mayors, and the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission. Join us in creating a more just and equitable clean energy economy. For more information on Retrofit Baltimore, please explore this website.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate homeowners about the benefits and process of going solar and making energy efficiency improvements
  • Create customer profiles and customize messaging to meet the customer’s needs and interests
  • Engage homeowners generated from a variety of program marketing, education, and outreach efforts and effectively motivate them to schedule an energy efficiency and/or solar assessment
  • Consistently follow up with customers until they make a decision on whether to purchase the recommended solar and energy efficiency improvement measures
  • Manage and expand customer relationships through continual needs assessments and relationship plans
  • Coordinate with the contractor liaison and other staff members to ensure the program is delivering on each customer’s needs and expectations
  • Serve as an advocate for homeowners and actively work to remove the barriers that prevent them from completing the energy efficiency and solar upgrades
  • Regularly enter customer data into the Customer Relationship Management system, Salesforce

Qualifications:

  • Previous customer service, sales, and/or lead generation experience
  • Knowledge of building science and solar installation a plus
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills
  • Phenomenal relationship building skills, ability to personally connect with and engage with diverse groups of customers
  • Ability to explain technical information in an easy-to-understand way
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Willingness to regularly work evenings and portions of weekends
  • Enthusiasm for energy efficiency and social justice

Benefits and Salary

The salary level for this position is commensurate with experience. In addition, healthcare and retirement benefits are included.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Evie Schwartz, Associate Director of Outreach and Production, at jobs@retrofitbaltimore.org and include “Energy Advisor” in the subject line. Applicants will be hired on a rolling basis.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position.

Retrofit Baltimore - Field Organizer

Civic Works is immediately hiring a Field Organizer to mobilize homeowners to go solar and upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes, while creating green jobs for underserved residents. The Field Organizer will build partnerships with community organizations in order to educate their members about the benefits of investing in solar and energy efficiency improvements. The Field Organizer will also directly engage homeowner through meeting presentations, outreach at community events, and other activities.

The ideal candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to combat climate change and bring about real economic benefits for those who need them the most.

Program Overview

Retrofit Baltimore, a program of the non-profit Civic Works, helps homeowners realize the benefits of home energy efficiency and solar energy and creates family-sustaining job opportunities for underserved Baltimore residents. The program uses grassroots, community organizing tactics to motivate homeowners to make home energy improvements, to reduce energy bills by about 15-20% and improve the comfort and safety of the home. Retrofit Baltimore then connects these homeowners with businesses that have committed to hire underserved Baltimore residents and implement equitable employment standards. Civic Works’ green initiatives have been highlighted by Green for All, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, the US Conference of Mayors, and the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission. Join us in creating a more just and equitable clean energy economy. For more information on Retrofit Baltimore, please explore this website.

Responsibilities:

  • Build partnerships with community organizations and leaders, enlisting their support in community energy efficiency and solar upgrade efforts
  • Organize presentations for neighborhood groups, civic associations, and workplaces
  • Engage homeowners through outreach at community events, presentations, and phone calls
  • Develop and implement community-specific, metrics-driven field plans
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all engagement activities and work toward continuous improvement
  • Educate homeowners about the benefits and process of going solar and making energy efficiency improvements
  • Consistently follow up with homeowners to help them make decisions on whether to invest in solar and energy efficiency improvements
  • Regularly enter homeowner data into the Customer Relationship Management system, Salesforce

Qualifications:

  • Previous community organizing, campaign, sales or lead generation experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills
  • Phenomenal relationship building skills, ability to personally connect with and engage with diverse groups of stakeholders and homeowners
  • Ability to explain technical information in an easy-to-understand way
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Willingness to regularly work long and irregular hours, including evenings and portions of weekends
  • Enthusiasm for energy efficiency and social justice
  • Regular access to a car within 90 days of start date
  • Familiarity with Baltimore City is a plus

Benefits and Salary

The salary level for this position is commensurate with experience. In addition, healthcare and retirement benefits are included.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Evie Schwartz, Associate Director of Outreach and Production, at jobs@retrofitbaltimore.org and include “Field Organizer” in the subject line. Applicants will be hired on a rolling basis.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position.

Development Associate

Position title:                                                 Development Associate (Full-Time, 40 hrs. per wk.)

Supervisory responsibilities:                       None

Budget responsibilities:                               None

Reports to:                                                      Development Director

FLSA Classification:                                       Exempt

Date:                                                                December 2016

Position Summary

Civic Works is seeking a Development Associate to play a key role in our grant-based fundraising activities.  The Development Associate will be primarily responsible for grant writing and management, working with program staff to develop funding strategies and maintain foundation and corporate relationships.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement grant activities including: research and identification of new grant opportunities; writing and submitting grant proposals to private foundations, corporations, and government agencies; helping program staff develop grant writing skills; maintaining relationships with funders, and working with program staff to meet reporting requirements.
  • Maintain records in Civic Works’ fundraising database and enter accurate files on corporate and foundation contact information, solicitations, meetings and communications, and acknowledgements sent.
  • Assist staff and board members in donor outreach and stewardship.
  • Provide support for fundraising events and assist staff and board members in obtaining sponsorships.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • At least 4 years of fundraising experience, with knowledge of Baltimore area funders
  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals and manage grants
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and grant writing sample to Kristen Wommack, Development Director, at kwommack@civicworks.com.  This position will be open until January 15, 2017.

Solar Strategies Director

Position title:                                                  Solar Strategies Director (Full-Time, 40 hrs. per wk.)

Supervisory responsibilities:                         None

Budget responsibilities:                                 None

Reports to:                                                     COO

FLSA Classification:                                     Exempt

Date:                                                               December 2015

POSITION SUMMARY:

Civic Works will develop low-income solar programming in Baltimore City by hiring a Solar Strategies Director to create and implement a program model, piloting a solar installation job training class, and installing solar panels on homes owned by low and moderate income families.  At the end of the project period, we will have a completed solar programming action plan and program model.

The Solar Strategies Director will work to identify potential customers for solar panels among low and moderate-income Baltimore homeowners.  The director will use the following strategies:

  • Seek the approval of DHCD to be able to market solar to the same homeowners that are having roofs installed by the City’s weatherization program. This is the best time for a homeowner to install solar panels, as solar-related structural improvements can be done before a new roof is installed.
  • Obtain the list of homeowners who have already had roofs installed by the City’s weatherization program. While some roof retrofitting will still be required in these situations, the cost will be substantially less than for a home which has a leaky roof.
  • Coordinate with the Baltimore Energy Challenge and Retrofit Baltimore for each program to market solar installations (at houses with solar-ready roofs) at the same time each program makes contact with a homeowner.

The Director will have two goals.  First, he or she will develop a plan for Civic Works to install and finance as many solar projects as possible before the expiration of the 30% residential solar tax credit at the end of 2016.  This will include partnering with interested CDCs and low-income housing developers for the installation of solar as housing is renovated or built.  Second, the Director will seek to develop a plan for financing and installation of projects after the expiration of the tax credit.  This may require tapping into other tax credits or grant funding.

Civic Works Solar Director will develop a solar programming model based on available research and best practices of similar organizations.  We know that several nonprofit organizations have successfully developed solar installation and financing models that work well for their clients.  The Solar Director will utilize components of these successful models and develop programming that includes training and placement of low-income residents, incorporates a funding plan that is feasible in Baltimore, and aligns with Civic Works commitment to service and community improvement.

Completion of a Civic Works solar program plan that will serve as a guide for solar implementation and is replicable and scalable for similar organizations.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop PPA and turnkey EPC contracts for solar projects
  • Developing projects from inception to executed contract
  • Be able to generate leads/opportunities primarily through independent activities including account profiling, cold calls, business networking and other market penetration strategies.
  • Quickly identify key players and potential clients in the Target Market, filter and prioritize “real” opportunities from others
  • Gather market intelligence and expand relationships with appropriate government, regulatory, and utility officials to understand project approval process, electric rates and regulations and incentives structures
  • Analyze impact of changing regulatory environment and adjust strategy as necessary
  • Work independently and with senior management team to develop and execute on strategic plans to win identified opportunities
  • Work with Civic Works PV engineering and finance partners to identify the most appropriate technical, material and financial solutions to optimize system competitiveness and be able to clearly present combined technical and financial solution to clients
  • Generate proposals, quotes, and formal RFP responses
  • Work with legal and executive teams to negotiate contract terms and close transactions
  • Consult with clients, construction and finance professionals in developing necessary financial models and assist with tax, financing, and regulatory related research and negotiations
  • Lead project hand-off to operations team for closed business
  • Represent Civic Works at marketing events such as trade shows and industry events
  • Appropriately maintain pipeline reporting and deal activity (Salesforce exp. preferred)


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong knowledge of the solar industry preferred – or equivalent knowledge and experience in in real estate development and or low income neighborhood development and finance
  • Successful track record in a complex sales environment, preference for commercial or public-sector photovoltaic sales experience. Complex sales include technical, construction and/or financial products with mid-to-long sales cycles: including relationship building, lead generation and closing skills, and demonstrated account growth and project advancement abilities.
  • Self-motivated, independent professional with excellent communication skills, strong technical aptitude and the ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and interface effectively with cross-functional employee groups
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands
  • Tenacious problem solver that can accurately assess, solve, implement, and communicate outcomes of complex challenges
  • Understanding of finance / business concepts (NPV, ROI, IRR, etc)
  • Familiarity with formal project management methodologies and ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings a plus
  • MBA preferred
  • Preference for low income market experience

To apply submit a cover letter and resume and two references as one PDF document to Earl Millett at emillett@civicworks.com. Subject line MUST SAY “Solar Strategies Director”.

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