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Assistant Project Manager or Project Manager, Energy & Climate Equity -
Albany, NY or New York City, NY


New York is leading the nation in the fight on global climate change and the transition to a clean energy-powered economy. With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., New York has codified the most aggressive climate change program in the nation with goals to reach zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040; install 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035, 10 gigawatts of solar by 2030, and 6 gigawatts of energy storage by 2030. With the recent approval of the Climate Action Council’s final Scoping Plan, we have a strong framework to achieve an 85% reduction in GHG emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, and eventually net zero emissions economy-wide.

  • 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

Job Overview

NYSERDA’s Energy and Climate Equity team seeks a community-oriented relationship builder to promote community-centered energy equity and climate justice across interagency and NYSERDA-led program planning efforts. The ideal candidate should be passionate about NYSERDA’s mission, have a strong foundation in climate justice work, demonstrate solid strategic and program development skills, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Primary Responsibilities

The Assistant Project Manager candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Work closely with Regional Clean Energy Hub team to support initiative implementation
  • Participate in operational meetings to provide internal stakeholder updates and strategize in initiative development
  • Organize and co-facilitate initiative related webinars, monthly meetings, committees and working groups, and effectively keep track of meeting actions and commitments of team members
  • Identify and pursue new opportunities for the Regional Clean Energy Hubs to serve their communities, including integration into broader assistance program outreach and program development
  • Draft, edit and coordinate contracting processes and other documents needed to implement the Regional Clean Energy Hub initiative
  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned

In addition to the responsibilities identified above, the Project Manager candidate will also be responsible for the following:

  • Manage Regional Clean Energy Hub contracts and overseeing the delivery of services to ensure alignment with objectives of the initiative, contract scope, schedule, and budget
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to support the work of the Hubs, and meet the strategic goals of NYSERDA and New York State to advance an inclusive clean energy economy
  • Serve as a facilitator of inclusive, equity-focused strategic planning processes with Regional Clean Energy Hubs contractors focused on inclusive and equitable outcomes
  • Manage communications with disadvantaged community stakeholders related to advancing an equitable and just clean energy transition through Regional Clean Energy Hubs initiative planning and development
  • Cultivate and maintain strategic and multi-disciplinary relationships with community partners, program administrators, and public and private entities to implement and support Regional Clean Energy Hubs objectives
  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • For Assistant Project Manager: Associates degree and/or 1-3 years of experience in community planning, environmental justice, energy, climate policy, climate justice, or community organizing
  • For Project Manager: Bachelor’s degree and/or 4-6 years of experience in community planning, environmental justice, energy, climate policy, climate justice, or community organizing
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a wide range of innovative and complex projects independently and simultaneously under deadline, including developing and managing workplans and budgets and overseeing consultant work products
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively translate technical information for a diverse audience and help elevate under-resourced, diverse community voices in state planning processes
  • Proven ability to anticipate and articulate needs in advance, propose solutions, multi-task, plan, and react positively to challenges and new assignments
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy along with well-developed organizational and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and manage both contractors and internal teams
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment
  • Genuine passion for issues related to climate change, equity, and environmental justice
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Ability to travel up to 20%


  • Experience working with state and local governments, community-based organizations and/or clean energy industry leaders
  • Ability to balance social justice aspirations with humility, patience, and diplomacy to lead the delivery of innovative programs that address structural barriers to participation by overburdened and under-resourced communities
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, curiosity, resourcefulness, and adaptability
  • Experience working with a broad spectrum of both public and private sector stakeholders
  • Experience managing contracts and scopes of work with third party partners and/or consultants


Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $64,718 - $84,204 for the Assistant Project Manager position and for the Project Manager position the salary range is $71,685 - $120,156. An excellent benefits package is offered.

Please submit one file for the Assistant Project Manager or Project Manager position, job# 794, that includes both your cover letter and resume.


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