Website Elevate

Location: Michigan (fully remote)

Overview: 

The Project Manager, Community Consulting supports municipalities and community-based organizations applying for federal funding; assisting with strategic planning, grant writing, fund development and community engagement planning.  The Project Manager maintains client relationships and assists with program development for initiatives related to sustainable communities with an emphasis on affordable housing and energy and water efficiency, renewable energy, decarbonization and community resilience. Projects focus on providing technical assistance to communities to help them achieve their sustainability goals by identifying funding opportunities, connecting them to technical resources, and providing expertise in policy and program design centered on equity, economic inclusion, and community and stakeholder engagement. This position requires experience with community engagement best practices and grant writing and/or grant management. The Project Manager, Community Consulting collaborates with others in the National Strategic Engagement team and with core service departments of Elevate, as well as our national partner organizations.

The Project Manager reports directly to the Senior Director, Community Consulting. The position is located in Michigan. This position is currently fully remote with travel as needed.

Roles/Responsibilities: 

  • Lead projects and support programs for Elevate’s national consulting work.
  • Build trust and cultivate relationships that align with mission-oriented projects, supporting and redirecting resources to those who are most impacted by climate change.
  • Support development and launch programs and projects at the intersection of Elevate’s mission and the needs of local communities.
  • Oversee project teams that include staff from across Elevate.
  • Communicate regular project/program updates and results to internal staff and external stakeholders.
  • Support client engagement nationally, including conducting customer outreach, preparing for and participating in client meetings, developing proposals, and coordinating with partnership managers across teams.
  • Coordinate across teams and with partner organizations on projects and support client’s federal funding applications and programs.
  • Represent Elevate with local, state, and national energy efficiency stakeholders at meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Stay current on affordable housing policies, energy efficiency and green design trends, and available financial and program offerings for building owners, developers, municipalities, and community-based organizations.
  • Center the lives and voices of economically disadvantaged and Black, Brown, and Indigenous people and communities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required or relevant lived experience
  • At least two (2+) years of experience in energy, climate, equity, or other related work
  • At least two (2+) years project management experience including developing proposals, managing and tracking resources, maintaining client relationships, budgeting and financial reporting, internal and client progress reporting and quality assurance of deliverables.
  • At least two (2+) years writing and or managing federal grants.
  • Experience successfully managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously while delivering on time and within budget
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to Elevate’s mission and racial equity statement
  • Skill in listening and amplifying the voices and vision of the community
  • Experience developing and coordinating values-driven, community-rooted programming
  • Ability to foster meaningful and authentic relationships that are supportive and inclusive across internal team, external partners, and municipal clients
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as facilitate collaboration and accountability
  • Comfortable with change and uncertainty
  • Willingness to travel as required

Application instructions:

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our candidate portal at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/. Search for “Project Manager, Community Consulting (MI)” to find the position listing.

Please note that Elevate will only contact candidates via an elevatenp.org email address. We will never ask a candidate for payment of any kind as part of the hiring or onboarding process or send payment to any candidate prior to completing the hiring and onboarding process.

No phone calls please.

To apply for this job please visit workforcenow.adp.com.