City of Ann Arbor

Location: Ann Arbor, MI – Hybrid


Confirmed leader of people and initiatives that serves as a critical member of the City’s Office of Sustainability and Innovations team. Responsible for administrative and professional work of a complex nature, including developing, starting, leading, managing, and supporting the identification, development, implementation, and evaluation of municipal and community-facing climate, energy, and innovation programs for the City. Includes starting and supporting the start-up of major new energy and climate-related projects with significant internal and community involvement. Administers, plans, coordinates, organizes, and monitors the activities within assigned programs/projects. Supervises staff, temporary employees, and interns, helping them grow individually and professionally.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in one or more of the following areas: natural resources, energy, sustainability, science, engineering, environment, planning, public policy, or related field. (three (3) additional years of experience can replace the degree requirement)
  • Five years of professional experience, with at least three years being in an energy-related field.
  • At least 2 years of large scale project experience.
  • Community engagement related experience.
  • Public speaking experience; developing and delivering presentations to a diversity of audiences.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Experience working with groups of people to reach a common goal.
  • The City of Ann Arbor will consider an alternative combination of education and experience

Education, Training and Experience Preferred:

  • Six (6) years of relevant experience, including three (3) years of progressive responsible energy-related experience.
  • Ability to handle large groups of active people with different opinions.
  • Prior work or volunteer experience in municipal planning or sustainability.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience working in the City of Ann Arbor.

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