Emerging Technologies Program Director

Employer RENEW Wisconsin
Location Madison, WI
Type Full time
Contact information hr@renewwisconsin.org
Apply by November 20, 2020
Posted on October 15, 2020


RENEW Wisconsin leads and accelerates the transformation to Wisconsin’s renewable energy future through advocacy, education, and collaboration. RENEW Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Women, people of color and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

RENEW Wisconsin is Hiring an Emerging Technologies Program Manager

RENEW Wisconsin is hiring an Emerging Technologies Program Manager to help us achieve our mission by leading, managing, and ensuring successful implementation of key programs. RENEW Wisconsin is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Madison whose mission is to lead and accelerate the transformation to Wisconsin’s renewable energy future through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
Our vision is clean renewable energy powering a strong, healthy, and vibrant Wisconsin. Emerging technologies are an increasingly important part of the effort to decarbonize our energy systems including electricity generation, heating, and transportation.

We are looking for a highly motivated, multi-tasking individual that can effectively help increase the market adoption of emerging clean energy technologies and renewable energy throughout Wisconsin.
This is a great opportunity to make a significant difference for Wisconsin’s future! This is expected to be a full-time position (40 hours per week).

The position will be nearly 100% remote, with limited exceptions, while COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. Once RENEW determines it is safe again to return to the office the Emerging Technologies
Program Manager will join the RENEW team and work with us at 214 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI
53703. Also, once it is safe to travel and conduct outreach and educational activities, this position will require travel, between 10-25% around Wisconsin. Occasional early morning, evening, and weekend events may be required.

Salary Range for the full-time position is $45,000 – $60,000, commensurate with experience and skills.

• Highly motivated, self-starting, ambitious, and wants to make a real difference for Wisconsin
• An excellent “people person” who builds relationships, and is motivating
• Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and planning skills
• Considerable interpersonal relationship skills with an ability to work with a wide range of people and demonstrated commitment to racial justice, equity, and diversity
• Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing information
• Ability to work efficiently in multi-task situations
• Effective skills in oral, written, and listening communications
• Considerable time management skills
• Willing to take on new tasks and learn new skills
• Creativity to deliver our programs in a fast-changing marketplace
• Ready for and wants a challenge
• Excels at independent work and seizes opportunities to serve as a leader


• ​Experience in energy modeling and analysis, or other relevant technical expertise
• Strong interest in driving renewable energy expansion in Wisconsin
• Demonstrable research and policy analysis experience in a legislative or regulatory environment, especially pertaining to public utilities
• Grassroots, grasstops and other organizing experience
• Experience with policies and programs related to emerging technologies including batteries, electric vehicles, microgrids, and beneficial electrification
• Project management and organizing skills: Well-rounded background and activities in managing projects and programs
• Presentation and public education skills and experience: Comfortable with public speaking, delivering presentations, and engaging citizens.
• Event planning skills, including the ability to organize various individuals, stakeholders, and media, as necessary
• Office management skills: strong organizational skills and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Google Docs, etc.)

Emerging Technologies Program Manager

The Emerging Technologies Program Manager will be the policy and program lead for emerging clean energy technologies like electric vehicles, beneficial electrification, and energy storage as they relate to
RENEW Wisconsin’s mission. This position takes direction from the Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include:

Program Management
– Lead RENEW’s programs that promote electric vehicles and other emerging clean energy technologies, including battery storage, microgrids, and beneficial electrification – Focus efforts on the intersection of clean energy technologies and renewable energy – Stay up-to-date on emerging energy technology markets, case studies, and research – Maintain a “theory of change” for each technology to guide efforts and program priorities, and explain those priorities and impacts to funders
– Be able to explain and demonstrate the importance of these technologies to renewable energy industry representatives and the public
– Explore opportunities to expand programming in a way that aligns with the program strategy and RENEW’s mission
– Write grant applications and reports to secure and maintain funding for program – Write and update public education tools like blogs, fact sheets, presentations, and webinars – Serve as the face for emerging technologies, including electric vehicles in Wisconsin by speaking at conferences, representing RENEW at events, and hosting webinars and ride-and-drives

Policy Lead
– Write policy briefs, RFIs, public comments, and testimony to be used for public policy forums and at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, under the guidance of the Policy Director –
Work with the Director of Government Affairs to advance state leadership on electric vehicles and battery storage
– Build and maintain relationships with coalitions to build power for renewable energy, electric vehicles, and energy storage initiatives
To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to ​hr@renewwisconsin.org ​ by November 20, 2020. Subject line should read: “Emerging Technologies Program Manager”

Applicants will be notified about next steps no later than December 20, 2020.

Applicants invited to interview will be asked to submit a 1-2 page, original energy policy analysis writing sample. Details about that requirement will be provided upon scheduling interviews.