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Director, Multifamily - New York City Office


New York is leading the nation in the fight on global climate change and the transition to a clean energy-powered economy. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) [PDF] Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. has created the most aggressive climate change goals in the nation and requires an ambitious agenda that blends proven catalysts with innovative approaches while operating across a broader energy arena that is rapidly evolving. New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a driving force in realizing this agenda. NYSERDA works with stakeholders that span residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, universities, utilities, investors, entrepreneurs, and more, to develop, invest, and foster conditions that:

  • Attract the private sector capital investment needed to expand New York’s clean energy economy
  • Overcome barriers to using clean energy at a large-scale in New York
  • Enable New York’s communities and residents to benefit equitably from energy efficiency and renewable energy

The Climate Act will necessitate a step-change in the reach and impact of existing efforts while also undertaking new initiatives to accelerate progress and keep New York at the cutting edge of technological and policy innovation to yield healthier, more comfortable, resilient buildings, and more prosperous communities. This requires NYSERDA and New York as a whole to deliver bolder ambition, deeper decarbonization, swifter execution, greater engagement with and support for disadvantaged communities and low- and moderate-income (LMI) residents, elevated focus on green jobs and economic development, and more targeted, accessible technology/resource offerings, among other priorities.

To deliver these outcomes in the multifamily housing sector, NYSERDA seeks an experienced, collaborative, and pioneering leader to drive innovation, investment and adoption in multifamily building decarbonization across the multifamily buildings sector in New York State, market-rate and affordable. The Director will manage a ~$250M budget through 2025 and lead a team of 8-10 people, plus contractors, to develop, implement and adapt a portfolio of offerings and interventions to scale and accelerate the adoption of clean energy, efficiency and electrification in the multifamily housing sector across New York State. The Director will play an integral role in decarbonizing NY State’s building stock and in furthering NY State’s nation leading climate goals through NYSERDA-led initiatives, partnerships with housing agencies and authorities, New York State utilities, and market-based initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of NYSERDA staff in deploying a comprehensive portfolio of multifamily building decarbonizationinterventions and strategies that increase the scale and penetration of efficiency and electrification in the multifamily sector; support the development and execution of an affordable housing decarbonization strategy in partnership with housing agencies, utilities, market partners, residents, environmental justice advocates, other stakeholders, and NYSERDA teams serving the housing market (e.g., NY-Sun, NY Green Bank).
  • Steer a portfolio of initiatives that:
    • Creates more demand for efficient, electrified buildings
    • Integrates building decarbonization in affordable housing financing and regulations
    • Improves energy affordability, health and comfort for low- and moderate-income residents
    • Demonstrates the viability and replicability of low carbon solutions and spurs technological and business model innovation that can deliver cost reduction and scale
    • Informs utility program design and delivery of deep carbon reductions
    • Increases market capacity to deliver services
  • Contribute to our performance-based culture of collegiality, camaraderie, accountability and focus; develop staff and colleagues to meet NYSERDA's market impact goals and their own professional goals
  • Maintain a network of stakeholders, building owners, market participants, industry associations, peer program administrators, policy experts, state and local housing agencies and authorities, and NYSERDA colleagues to inform the design and refinement of NYSERDA's offerings
  • Serve as subject matter expert on technological, policy, financing, and socio-economic factors affecting multifamily market, market-rate and affordable; contribute to the development of NYSERDA’s Building Electrification Roadmap and execution of the Governor’s State of the State commitment to achieve 2 million climate-friendly homes and apartments by 2030
  • Perform other responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years of relevant experience with a demonstrated record of success in setting strategy and successfully delivering services or solutions at scale or scope within business or government operating environments
  • Deep insight and understanding of clean energy adoption pathways, barriers to building decarbonization and investment decision-making across the many segments of Multifamily real estate
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • 18 years of relevant experience as described above may be substituted in lieu of degree
  • Keen awareness of the economics, regulations, institutional drivers, and other factors that affect decision-making of property owners, property managers, and project developers – and of the implications for impactful NYSERDA, utility, housing agency interventions across multifamily housing building types and customer segments
  • Exceptional manager, coach, mentor, and developer of talent; an ability to lead and develop a team to achieve their potential, innovate and uncover new possibilities, and deliver impactful and market-relevant outcomes
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability; resourcefulness, adaptability, and an instinct for surfacing value and pragmatic solutions
  • Top-notch presentation and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of diverse backgrounds
  • Relentless work ethic and resolute integrity
  • Strong national network of services providers, real estate companies, housing advocacy organizations, affordable housing providers and financiers, environmental justice organizations, and government agencies working in clean energy
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to quickly aggregate and analyze information
  • Mission-driven; motivated to solve the world’s biggest equity and environmental challenges


The salary range is $137,883 - $173,431. Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience.  An excellent benefits package is offered.

To Apply

Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume.

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