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Director, Market Planning and Operations

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit organization working to encourage the development and adoption of energy-efficient products and services. We are supported by electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy-efficiency industry representatives. We develop market transformation initiatives that help consumers, businesses, and communities reap the environmental and cost benefits of using energy more wisely. Visit our website at www.nwalliance.org to find out more.

Over the past decade NEEA and its partners have saved 210 average Megawatts through NEEA and related utility and state efforts. That’s enough electricity to power more than 145,000 homes for a year. But there’s more work to do. Come join this team of smart, passionate, and experienced professionals in realizing our mission of changing the way the Northwest thinks about and uses energy. If you are looking for a challenging career in an industry with booming potential, you may have found the right place.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position directs and oversees NEEA’s policies, objectives, and initiatives for the market operations business unit. It is composed of two primary functions: l) initiative program planning and market operations for the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Codes & Standards sectors, and 2) contributory leadership to the NEEA management team to ensure organizational success. This position oversees the development and delivery of market transformation initiatives in conjunction with other NEEA business units and stakeholders to ensure shared goals and distinct roles and responsibilities are understood and related goals and objectives are achieved.

This person directs all business activities in the Sectors including day-to-day operational management of NEEA’s market operations.

This Director relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. He/she is a critical member of the NEEA leadership team and is responsible for cross-functional communication and collaboration to achieve the organization’s goals.

This position will have 4 senior-level direct, up to 20 indirect reports and multiple independent contractors. Annual budgetary responsibility is approximately $10 – 25 million.

Effective communication with Executive Director, Board of Directors, key external stakeholders (including electric and gas utilities, state and federal agencies, regulators, the Bonneville Power Administration, trade allies and trade associations) is critical.

SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS • Strategic thinker, anticipating obstacles and opportunities while maintaining a long-term, big picture view. • Experience forging and sustaining strategic alliances in politically charged environments. • Proven ability to provide leadership and contribute to the growth of a company. • Advanced skills/experience with change management or continuous improvement. • Superb communication, facilitation, influence management skills, with the ability to excel working in a cross-functional/matrix team environment as well as with Board and Executive level partners. • Management experience in staff development and team building. Leader who can listen, coach, and provide feedback to our talented staff. • Solid analytical and financial skills; previous P/L responsibility preferred. • Knowledge of utility business and operations and energy efficiency. • Ability to apply standards and expectations consistently across business units and with subordinates • Proven ability to build and maintain cohesive group commitment among diverse work groups.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE • 10+ years of progressive experience in managing large scale, complex activities and budgets • 5+ years managing multiple business units in service delivery is required • 5+ years relevant market knowledge, marketing is required • 5+ years experience in energy or energy efficiency field a plus • 5+ years direct personnel management required • P/L responsibility for multiple divisions preferred • Entrepreneurial drive and strong interest in energy efficiency and sustainability. • MBA or Master’s degree in Management, Business, Engineering or related field preferred

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.


Submit an application by email in rich text format (rtf) to: [email protected]

Deadline for application submission is March 17, 2009.

A complete application will include the following:

A. Cover letter B. Resume C. Responses to the following Candidate Response Questions:

l. Tell us about 3 specific qualifications or business experiences that demonstrate your suitability for this position. 2. Describe your approach to simultaneous management of multiple business units to achieve organizational success. 3. What is your [most] current salary/benefits package? What are your salary requirements? 4. How did you hear about this position? 5. If hired, how soon can you start in this position?



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