Buildings Program Director
As our Buildings Program Director, you will further the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) mission of reducing energy and carbon emissions through whole-building solutions that significantly improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and new construction. You will help create a strategic vision for the Buildings program, establish priorities for the program, and oversee buildings research projects. You will support development and adoption of federal, state, and local building policies, focusing resources on high-impact activities. You will develop new initiatives and form strategic partnerships to help achieve our goals established in the Call to Action.
A national nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., ACEEE is America’s leading center of expertise on energy efficiency, actively contributing to debates on energy policy and climate change. We are nationally recognized for leadership in promoting energy efficiency policies. ACEEE believes that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to boost economic prosperity, improve health, and protect the environment for all its people. Our research and analysis are widely relied on by policymakers, business and industry decision makers, consumers, media, and other energy professionals. We have contributed provisions to all major federal energy legislation since the 1980s, provided guidance and support to federal agencies and presidential administrations, and engaged on energy efficiency policies and programs in over three dozen states and numerous cities. ACEEE is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion while weaving equity into our research and policy work.
Reporting to the Senior Director for Research, you will supervise Buildings team staff, manage your program’s budget, and oversee additional staff contributions to Buildings projects. You will engage with funders and policymakers, develop partnerships with other organizations, and give media interviews and webinars. You will help develop our Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings—a biennial conference held since 1980. Using your knowledge, your research skills, and your creativity, you will grow awareness of our work and help ACEEE strengthen its leadership role in the industry.
In this role, you will help define and lead the strategic direction and research priorities for the Buildings program, inspiring the team to produce high-quality work. You will lead teams of experts with varying backgrounds producing peer-reviewed research reports, white papers, and other project deliverables (e.g., fact sheets, policy briefs, formal presentations, blog posts, op eds). You will provide technical assistance to outside stakeholders on matters related to building energy efficiency policy and research, particularly federal and state equipment efficiency standards, building energy codes, building and product labeling, and voluntary efficiency specifications (through presenting ACEEE research, writing memos, and submitting formal comments). Collaborating with staff and colleagues from other organizations, you will develop policy positions, advocate for desired outcomes, and negotiate with industry.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at firstname.lastname@example.org with “ACEEE –Buildings #2021-2603 SA” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.
Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Program Director, Director of Policy and Programs, Director of Research, Program Manager, Energy Specialist, Energy Manager, Research Associate, Senior Analyst
Salary range: $110-$140K, commensurate with experience.
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