Monday, October 05, 2009


NYSERDA regional coordinator
Regional Coordinator Job Description

Courtney Strong Inc. seeks to hire self-motivated, and knowledgeable people to join our team of Regional Coordinators for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s
(NYSERDA) New York Energy $martSM (E$C) Program.

Under the E$C program, Regional Coordinators are charged with educating home owners,
community leaders, businesses and the general public on the benefits of energy efficiency We are currently seeking Regional Coordinator to cover the Bronx/Westchester, Mid-Hudson Valley and Capital/Saratoga regions.
-Increase the awareness of NYSERDA programs in the region. This requires Coordinators
to have a working knowledge of NYSERDA Residential Efficiency & Affordability
Program (REAP), Research & Development (R&D), and Energy Efficiency Services
(EES) offerings and be able to market to and encourage participation into all NYSERDA

- - Provide information and opportunities to help municipal, business and residential
customers manage and reduce their energy costs through energy audits and energy retrofits;

- Promote to and recruit builders, contractors, retailers, realtors, code officials, architects,
engineers and others into the residential, commercial/industrial and R&D programs, as
directed by NYSERDA;

-Provide assistance to energy-related businesses and entrepreneurs in the region by
implementation of initiatives that increase the awareness of local and NYSERDA business
assistance services that are available to early-stage clean energy businesses.

-Work with planners in their communities to ensure that energy is addressed in local
ordinances and growth plans;

- Maintain a database of partnerships and projects; and organize community outreach and media events including speaker management, event marketing/outreach, and logistics.

-Experienced in event planning and media relations.
-This position will require extensive travel throughout the region. As such, the successful
candidate must have a driver’s license and a car and a willingness and ability to travel
locally and regionally.
-This position will require regular participation in evening and weekend events. As such, the
successful candidate must be flexible in terms of work schedule.
-Strong computer skills with MS Office suite of products.
-Comfortable working in diverse settings.
-Intercultural/multicultural experience and attitude.
-Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to communicate with multiple
audiences including public officials, business owners, property owners and residents.
-Strong demonstrated, public speaking skills – ability to speak effectively and persuasively.
-Experience in grassroots organizing, community outreach, and/or coalition building.
-Organize community outreach and media events including speaker management, event
marketing/outreach, and logistics.
-Foreign language fluency a plus.
-Knowledge and familiarity with NYSERDA and its programs.
-Knowledge and background in environmental issues or other related issue advocacy.
-Have some familiarity with (or ability to learn quickly) New York state and municipal
legislative and regulatory organization and process.
-General knowledge of new product development or business assistance.
-Background in building science, residential/commercial energy efficiency and/or
renewable energy.

Minimum Educational Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, natural or environmental
science, engineering, architecture, planning or related discipline, or
An Associate’s degree plus five years of relevant experience as described above.

Resumes to:
No calls, please, at this time.