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Corporate Engagement Manager

Corporate Engagement Manager

Department: Corporate Engagement

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Corporate Engagement

Position Description

The Corporate Engagement Manager at ACORE works to recruit and retain corporate support of ACORE’s programs through membership and sponsorship offerings. This position will serve as an essential member of the corporate engagement team conducting direct outreach to current and prospective members, managing the ACORE prospect pipeline, developing targeted outreach efforts, managing member data and tracking key membership contacts and relationship touchpoints.

The Manager will utilize knowledge of the renewable energy sector and understanding of ACORE’s mission to support the continued growth and expansion of ACORE’s membership base, while helping to ensure that current members are appropriately engaged in ACORE’s various work streams.

For this position we seek a proactive self-starter, with excellent written and verbal communications skills, who is detail-orientated and eager to join an energetic team working hard to grow the organization and make an impact in our industry.

This position is based in Washington, DC though all staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.

Key Job Duties

  • Work with the corporate engagement team to implement a comprehensive recruitment plan, aimed at reaching aggressive growth goals, that includes developing targeted outreach campaigns, written pitches, and on-the-ground relationship building
  • Coordinate ACORE’s corporate recruitment pipeline
  • Engages and cultivates prospective companies with regular communication and outreach while maintaining relationship data
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for ACORE Supporter and Leadership Council members
  • Manage and maintain day-to-day member relations and participation in ACORE programs to help increase membership value and retention rates
  • Serve as a liaison between ACORE’s teams to improve overall member engagement, notify departments of member requests, and coordinate on programmatic changes based on industry trends
  • Oversee the membership renewal process in conjunction with the Finance & Accounting team
  • Serve as ACORE’s Salesforce Administrator, serving point of contact for staff questions and setting direction on data management
  • Support the administration and implementation of membership development events, such as hosting industry receptions, maintaining partnership agreements for events with supporting organizations, attending industry conferences, and actively searching for additional opportunities
  • Track industry news and trends to stay in line with the interests of ACORE members
  • Contributes, as needed and when assigned, to other projects including in support of member events
  • Travel as needed to industry conferences and member meetings approximately 10-15% of the time

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • 4+ years of experience in the renewable energy industry including demonstrated progressively responsible experience in business development, corporate/client relations
  • Passionate commitment to and understanding of renewable energy sector
  • Exceptional commitment to customer service
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects and relationships, effectively driving campaign forward, with a resulting record of success.
  • Excellent technical and database skills, preferably using fundraising and membership software.
  • Attention to detail, with enthusiasm for keeping careful records and tracking relationships.
  • Strong internal and external communication skills to work effectively with and engage across departments with staff and members

Application Instructions

Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to careers@acore.org

Non-Discrimination

ACORE is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Director of Research

Director of Research

Department: Policy & Programs

Reports to: Vice President of Programs and Content Strategy

Position Description

The Director of Research promotes the transition to renewable energy through high-quality original research, modeling and data analysis. This position works closely with the ACORE policy and programs team to closely monitor market trends and commercial activities and use quantitative methods to analyze the impact of policies on the renewable energy industry. This position will play a key role in the development of high-quality reports, fact sheets and other publications. The ideal candidate will have subject matter expertise on renewable energy and related business issues; have at least five years of research and analytical experience; and have a demonstrated track record of producing high-quality written materials and successfully executing multi-faceted projects.

This position is based in Washington, D.C., although all staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.

Key Job Duties

  • Play a key role in developing and implementing a research strategy and work plan that supports ACORE’s mission, philanthropic funding and member value
  • Collaborate with ACORE’s management team, fundraising team, and subject matter experts to conceptualize, draft and edit high-quality publications
  • Work closely with ACORE’s policy and programs teams to model the economic and environmental effects of renewable energy deployment under varying market and policy conditions, including employment impacts and impacts on emissions
  • Conduct market research on renewable energy, energy storage, electric transmission, ESG investing and the broader electric power sector
  • Collegially cultivate and manage relationships with consultants and external partners working on ACORE publications or otherwise engaged in joint efforts
  • Assist policy, programs, communications, corporate engagement and other internal teams in support of ACORE’s mission and organizational objectives
    Support other tasks as assigned

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as a social or natural science or technical discipline, or equivalent experience, is essential. Advanced degree or equivalent is preferred
  • Subject matter expertise on the renewable energy sector, including understanding of energy and climate policies and renewable energy financing approaches
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, editing and communication skills
  • A minimum of five years of quantitative research and analytical experience, with prior experience producing reports, analysis, briefings and other written materials
  • Experience with economic and/or environmental modeling of policy and market scenarios
  • Strong project management skills and experience leading cross-departmental projects
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and database management systems
  • A collaborative and collegial work style

Application Instructions

Submit resume, cover letter and writing samples to careers@acore.org

Non-Discrimination

ACORE is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Internships

Internship applications are welcome from students and recent graduates who are committed to making renewable energy the focus of their career paths. All ACORE internships are paid. 

Intern program participants engage in research, writing, and cross-departmental assistance based on their interests and the organization’s current focus. ACORE interns are also responsible for the development and presentation of an individual research project. This project focuses the intern’s attention and knowledge on a facet of the renewable energy industry, preparing them to seek career opportunities in that area. Interns work on their presentations by researching a topic of their choosing and interviewing members of the renewable energy sector, as well as potential employers, through personal introductions by staff and networking opportunities.

The Ørsted Mentorship Program

ACORE is committed to social and economic justice as part of the transition to a greener future, and is actively working to cultivate a culture of inclusion and equity within the renewable energy sector. To this end, we have partnered with Ørsted to connect select interns with an industry mentor who will serve as a resource for them during and after the ACORE internship. For more information on the Ørsted mentorship program, please contact Mario Da Silva at dasilva@acore.org.

 

Interns support the ACORE departments listed below:

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to intern@acore.org. In your cover letter, let us get to know you by explaining what you would like to gain from an ACORE internship, why you want to pursue a career in the renewable energy industry, and what kind of career paths are of interest to you. Please indicate the specific ACORE department(s) for which you are applying.

Intern Session Timelines

Deadline to apply for Summer 2021 semester: March 5, 2021

Deadline to apply for Fall 2021 semester: July 9, 2021

Deadline to apply for Spring 2022 semester: November 5, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply? Internship applications are welcome from rising seniors, new graduates and graduate students personally committed to making renewable energy the focus of their future career. We welcome applications from many majors, and from all U.S. universities. Please note that ACORE does not assist with obtaining visas to work/study in the U.S.

Where will you intern? ACORE’s office is based in Washington, D.C. At this time, we anticipate a virtual/telework format for internships.

Are the internships full-time or part-time? Internships are customized to individual interns’ schedules. Most interns work with ACORE for 2 or 3 days of the week for up to 10 weeks. All of ACORE’s interns are expected to work part-time.

Is this a paid program?  Yes, ACORE internships are paid. Upon approval of your internship application, we’ll discuss compensation details.