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Join our team of passionate professionals forging the path to decarbonization

Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or someone who’s always wanted to be part of a greater movement for a sustainable future, you’ll be in good company at CSE. From project managers to energy efficiency gurus, EV enthusiasts to data nerds, we’re each doing our little part to make a big impact.

We move at the speed of business and operate with the heart of a nonprofit. This means we have a strong corporate infrastructure that includes finance, information technology, human resources and marketing functions that work together with our program administration teams to achieve our mission.

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The Center for Sustainable Energy is a national leader in the data-driven design and administration of large scale, state-wide market transformation incentive programs for electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVi). Collectively, the EV and EVi programs CSE exceed $1 billion in program value. CSE earns more than $200 million in revenue annually from its offerings.  CSE’s offering consists of a combination of software products and program-related services, including software-enabled services. The CSE software package consists of the Caret Analyzer, CSE’s patent-pending incentive program planning platform that has been extensively used in evaluating design options for the federal EV and EVI programs, and CSE’s Caret EV Administrator and Caret EVi administrator, both of which automate the incentive program marketing and administration business processes that CSE has perfected in its decade-long involvement in clean transportation. The service components include domain-rich, data-driven program planning, program marketing, applicant technical assistance, multi-lingual call center operations, and qualitative and quantitative program analysis and evaluation.  

CSE’s EVi programs are strengthened by strategic partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and funding contributors. The Partnership Manager will be responsible for developing and executing plans to capture program and administration contracts flowing from EVI partners, fostering high-impact relationships, coordinating with partners to design programs, and regularly engaging with partners to provide updates and support. The Partner Manager will work closely with internal stakeholders from CSE’s EVi Team, business development and Program leadership as well as external stakeholders such as funding partners, subrecipients, vendors, utilities and EVi charging companies   

Responsibilities:  

  • Expand and nurture relationships with entities in the EVi ecosystem, including funding partners, EV charging companies, utilities, trade associations, other private sector stakeholders seeking to participate in the EVi markets, and local government funding entities. 
  • Serve as a liaison between CSE’s program/ technical departments and partner organizations, which requires deep understanding of CSE’s programs and the EV charging ecosystem.
  • Achieve budgeted revenue and surplus objectives. 
  • Integrate external stakeholder business development with program development needs and processes including project updates, charger installation information, funding and administrative invoicing and various press releases, equity and marketing outreach. 
  • Work in a fast-paced, results-oriented, mission-driven environment.  
  • Collaborate with general counsel’s office to lead negotiation of major contracts. 
  • Engage as appropriate in public-facing presentations that drive brand, establish leadership and deepen market penetration. 
  • Remain current and knowledgeable on EV and EVi market trends, changes and policies.  
  • Oversee internal cross-departmental collaboration required to create and deliver compelling, domain and operating experience-infused selling initiatives.  
  • Provide subject matter expertise, support business development and proposals across the EVi portfolio.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Technical or related field 
  • 5+ years of relevant experience engaging with stakeholders, customer-facing account management, and sales. 
  • 5+ years of experience in managing contracts. 
  • Software-enabled service sales experience is a plus. 
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in both the face-to-face and virtual setting. 
  • Comfort with, and communication and management skillset for executing in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines and active internal and external stakeholders  
  • Knowledge and understanding of EVs and EVi technology and the competitive landscape preferred. 
  • Willingness to travel for face-to-face engagement with prospects and clients, although most duties are currently performed virtually. 

 

Location: USA Remote. 

 

Act on your passion to make a difference in the world and address climate change. In this role, you’ll use your B2B and B2C marketing experience to help meet California’s statewide energy efficiency goals by raising awareness of a trustworthy, consumer-facing brand: GoGreen Financing. This statewide program provides access to attractive financing for energy efficiency upgrades to Californians from all backgrounds, including homeowners, renters, small business owners, and owners of affordable multifamily housing.

 

You will lead and implement the GoGreen Financing marketing strategy with support from a collaborative team of marketers, web and graphic designers, and content writers and editors who function as an internal marketing agency that engages diverse audiences for a growing portfolio of government and business clients. You will also collaborate with CSE program managers, state agencies and utilities to build engagement among diverse audiences and increase program applications through marketing tactics, including website content, paid digital advertising campaigns, and social media.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the effective execution of marketing strategies and tactics across paid, earned, social and owned channels for GoGreen Financing.
  • Use your expertise to build consensus on marketing approaches that will provide the best ROI, providing data-driven recommendations, negotiating competing priorities and keeping marketing activities on track.
  • Use data to optimize tactics and ensure marketing and program goals are consistently met, implement A/B testing approaches, pivot when necessary, and provide clear, accurate reports on marketing metrics.
  • Develop and implement innovative strategies to engage diverse markets and stakeholders, including hard-to-reach or disadvantaged communities.
  • Interact collaboratively with internal program teams and external stakeholders to establish and execute on shared goals with focus and flexibility.
  • Manage website standards and content and propose optimizations for organic and paid traffic.
  • Develop and execute on paid and organic social media strategy. Oversee social media channels and propose optimizations.
  • Manage implementation of initiatives with project management software through the content creation lifecycle from creative brief to drafting, editing, design and distribution. 
  • Potentially oversee one direct report, providing direction and feedback on program work and guiding career growth.
  • Document and share best practices and lessons learned.
  • Assist with implementation of other CSE clean energy and transportation marketing programs as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Experience developing and implementing strategic marketing plans.
  • Experience working directly with clients, preferably in an agency setting.
  • Experience analyzing, reporting and presenting marketing data, including building customized marketing reports in Data Studio (or other programs).
  • Strong critical thinking, EQ and active listening skills and ability to pivot to address evolving needs of clients.
  • Familiarity with project management and quality control protocols.
  • Experience developing and updating website content and creating and executing digital advertising campaigns.
  • Experience supervising or guiding interns, contractors or staffers.
  • Ability to engage multiple internal and external stakeholders to seek alignment and achieve shared goals.
  • Excellent written (Associated Press writing style) and verbal communication skills.

Preferred

  • Experience in finance or financial services, technology, renewable energy or energy efficiency industries
  • Experience marketing products/services to homeowners, multifamily property owners, and/or small businesses
  • Understanding of multicultural marketing and/or passion for expanding equitable access to technology, financing and programs to reduce energy use.
  • Experience with marketing software such as Marketo, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, SEMRush and Litmus.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience:

  • Five to 10 years of professional experience developing and executing marketing strategies, collaborating with multiple stakeholders, and pivoting in the face of evolving and competing priorities. A master’s degree with a concentration in marketing may take the place of some work experience.

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

  • None required. Digital marketing, Google Analytics and/or SEO certification/professional development preferred.

 

The Director EV Infrastructure (EVI) Programs leads CSE’s mission-driven efforts to accelerate the implementation of electric charging stations throughout the US. The need for charging infrastructure is expected to grow significantly over the next decade as the transportation sector transforms, and CSE is in a unique position to help make this transformation a reality. This position leads a team of program/project managers and subject matter experts to implement programs that incentivize market participants to invest in charging infrastructure. The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) is one example of such programs. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with CSE Operational Leadership (executive management) to determine the markets and clients to serve, and the products and services to offer.
  • Collaborate with clients and CSE’s business/market development team to help ensure program designs being proposed both meet client goals and objectives and are implementable by CSE. 
  • Direct staff to prepare to win RFPs in collaboration with CSE’s business/market development team.
  • Direct CSE’s EVI program management and subject matter experts to ensure CSE program implementation: 
  1. meets/exceed client expectations, 
  2. improves CSE’s brand reputation, and 
  3. Minimizes CSE business and financial risk.
  • Ensure the CSE’s EVI team is collaborating with clients to understand their goals and objectives and to set agreed-upon implementation expectations. 

Work directly with CSE matrix teams, and clearly understand their needs from the CSE’s EVI program management and subject matter experts to implement programs.

  • Report directly to CSE Operational Leadership (executive management) regarding health and forward-looking critical success factors. 
  • Work directly with the CSE Policy team to share information regarding the market / regulatory environment.
  • Work directly with CSE’s Legal team as needed to ensure contracts contain fair and reasonable provisions, and to ensure CSE compliance with executed contracts.
  • Build and develop CSE’s EVI team to support the growth of EVI programs nationally. 
  • Oversee EVI investment plans, resourcing, and individual program budgets.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • 6+ years experience managing large-scale EVI programs for utilities and/or government/commercial programs similar in nature to infrastructure incentive programs, and/or experience leading business areas for an Electric Vehicle Service Provider (EVSP).
  • In-depth understanding of EVI incentive programs, policy, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead/direct a business unit, including making business, financial, and personnel decisions.
  • Ability to provide management oversight for multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Ability to make independent judgments and recommendations.
  • Ability to logically diagnose and resolve complex problems.

Preferred

  • Business experience and/or training/education (e.g., BA Business or MBA)
  • Engineering or construction management training/education
  • Land-use planning, training/education

Education:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

•    Process clean transportation rebate applications using a customized Salesforce.com CRM system and other computer systems

•    Follow detailed, standard practices and operating procedures to review rebate applications and varied, complex supporting documents for accuracy and completeness

•    Make quick, consistent decisions following detailed program terms and conditions to determine rebate applicant eligibility

•    Provide technical support to applicants for the online application and document submission processes

•    Explain complex project requirements to applicants on the phone and in writing

•    Use good judgment when speaking with applicants about the non-public personal information

•    Handle highly sensitive documents that contain non-public personal information, following mandatory security processes

•    Use template-based and customized emails to communicate professionally and accurately with rebate applicants

•    Prepare and mail rebate checks to rebate applicants

•    Work effectively with fellow team members to complete rebate processing tasks, assisting others when opportunities arise

•    Identify issues that may require deviation from standard practices and work with team leads to implement solutions

•    Communicate with the operations team leads and operations managers to provide status updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions and improvements

•    Organize, scan, file, and store hardcopy rebate applications

•    Perform other related duties as assigned 

Role Specific Responsibilities: 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Required 

•    Extreme attention to detail

•    Strong ability to work on more than one program.

•    Ability to understand processes at a conceptual level, execute them correctly in an internet browser-based system, and ask questions when in doubt

•    Ability to organize tasks in a way that suits your work style, accommodates your team members and complies with required processes

•    Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

•    Strong writing skills

•    Ability to communicate facts and constraints effectively verbally and in writing, even during difficult conversations

•    Ability to complete assigned work accurately and on time

•    Ability to identify alternative solutions to assigned issues and recommend a course of action

•    Intermediate ability to navigate in Adobe Acrobat PDF files

•    Intermediate ability to follow processes and execute tasks in an internet browser-based system

•    Intermediate ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Windows 7

•    Basic knowledge of customer service principles, project management and best practices with data entry and documentation. 

Preferred 

•    Basic knowledge of and/or interest in electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and other alternative fuel vehicles

•    Basic knowledge of and/or interest in local, state, and federal transportation issues related to greenhouse gases (GHGs) and climate change

•    Basic knowledge of and/or interest in energy issues with a basic understanding of sustainable energy policy and technologies 

•    Experience working with online customer relationship management (CRM) systems (e.g., Salesforce.com)

•    Income verification or mortgage processing experience

Education: 

•    Associate of Arts degree required

•    Bachelor’s degree preferred

•    Additional work experience may be substituted for a degree 

Experience: 

•    2 years of experience in office/clerical work, customer support, application processing, or other areas related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

•    A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for some work experience

 

The Sales Director will be responsible for reviewing, revising, supplementing, and executing the plan to capture program planning and administration contracts flowing from the multibillion-dollar EV and EVI investment currently being planned by the federal government.  

Responsibilities:

  • Review and, as necessary, supplement/revise the federal and 50 state go-to-market strategy for CSE’s Caret software platform and program-related services, including software-enabled program design and administration, marketing, and quantitative and qualitative program evaluation and analysis.
  • Expand and nurture senior-level relationships with entities in the EV/EVi ecosystem, including EV charging companies, OEMs, dealerships, utilities, trade associations, potential resellers and partners, other private sector stakeholders seeking to participate in the EV/EVi markets, and state and local government funding entities.
  • Achieve budgeted revenue and surplus objectives.
  • Integrate sales effort with existing business development and marketing functions.
  • Work in a fast-paced, results-oriented mission-driven environment.
  • Lead go/no go evaluation process for RFPs and, as appropriate, proposal response teams.
  • Collaborate with the general counsel’s office to lead the negotiation of major contracts.
  • Oversee management of CRM and required executive and board-level sales process reporting.
  • Engage as appropriate in public-facing presentations that drive brand, establish leadership and deepen market penetration.
  • Remain current and knowledgeable on EV and EVi market trends, changes and policies.
  • Oversee internal cross-departmental collaboration required to create and deliver compelling, domain and operating experience-infused selling initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or related field
  • 5+ years of sales experience, preferably in related industries/fields with a proven track record of meeting sales targets for new customers and existing customer expansion.
  • 2+ years of experience in managing a sales team.
  • EV and EVi project-related experience is a plus.
  • Software sales experience is a significant plus.
  • Software-enable service sales experience is a significant plus.
  • Salesforce CRM experience preferred.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written presentation skills in both face-to-face and virtual settings.
  • Comfort with, and communication and management skills for executing in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines and active internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of EVs and EVi technology and the competitive landscape preferred.
  • Willingness/eagerness to travel for face-to-face engagement with prospects and clients.
Benefits
 
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Health care & dependent care flexible spending account
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Long-term Disability
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Transportation flexible spending account
  • Gym/fitness reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Legal Shield & ID protection option
  • Alternative work schedule (not available for senior leadership positions)
Our Team
 

Efficient and effective processes are what set CSE apart from our competitors. Ensuring our clients have visibility into our great work while optimizing the user experience for consumers is paramount to our operations.

Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor
Director EV Programs
Process & Technology

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Erin Malcolm Brandt
Erin Malcolm Brandt
Director
Technology Integration