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24 Apr 2023

Full-Time Senior Community Development Officer – Clean Energy

Island Institute – Posted by susanh722 Rockland, Maine, United States

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Job Description

Are you enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the field of climate change, energy technologies and energy transitions? Are you interested in supporting Maine’s island and coastal communities to better understand and address their unique energy challenges and opportunities?

Island Institute has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team as Senior Community Development Officer – Clean Energy. This position brings substantial expertise, networks, and experience to deliver on the Institute’s strategic priorities related to supporting clean energy transitions, with a focus on rural/remote communities and heritage industry sectors.  This role helps develop and implement annual workplans related to specific clean energy or climate strategies, including grant-specific deliverables.

Headquartered in the beautiful coastal community of Rockland, Maine, the Island Institute is a leading community development organization serving Maine’s island and coastal communities. The Institute has three strategic priorities: creating climate solutions, building a resilient economy, and mobilizing strong leaders. Our culture is innovative, collaborative, and creative. We are committed to the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice and we actively apply these principles to strengthen both our organization and the communities we serve.

The Senior Community Development Officer – Clean Energy leads the Island Institute’s Clean Energy team, providing direct supervision to team members. The team works to build energy resilience, in partnership with businesses and communities through community-based, nationally leading models for supporting clean energy transitions. The team supports communities and small businesses in understanding and connecting with technical experts in microgrids, storage, solar, energy efficiency, and other areas.

This work also requires extensive communication between community stakeholders, technical experts and multi-disciplinary leaders to ensure linkages across key community priorities including transportation, broadband, and the sustainability of small businesses.

The Senior Community Development Officer – Clean Energy will have professional experience that aligns strongly with the Island Institute’s mission, goals, and programs; an advanced degree or an undergraduate degree with 10 years of experience. We are seeking someone with demonstrated content knowledge and experience working in the field of climate change, energy technologies and energy transitions, and in developing strategies or organizations engaged in this work. A successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator, both orally and in writing.

Review of applications will begin immediately and posting will close when the position is filled.

We offer in exchange:

  • An attractive benefits program to include health, dental, vision, company provided life insurance, a retirement plan with an employer match of up to 6% of the employee contribution.
  • Island Institute membership benefits to all employees.
  • A 20% discount at our Archipelago retail store.
  • Generous paid time off policy.
  • 13 paid holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, starting at $74,700, based on experience.

Recognizing that no candidate will possess all the relevant skills and experience, we encourage you to apply if you align with many of the qualifications for and interests in this role.

Island Institute is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Island Institute will take steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Susan Haversat at [email protected].

Island Institute is a nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity “at-will” employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities based upon an individual’s ability and qualifications. We do not discriminate against people based on race, citizenship, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability. For more information about the Island Institute, please visit

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Job Categories: Clean Energy. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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