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The Clean Energy Navigator Lead is responsible for oversight of outreach and community education to both eligible individuals, partners, and employers to raise awareness of opportunities to participate in Clean Energy programs. The Lead will oversee and perform outreach to engage with diverse community, employer, and workforce stakeholders to reflect both the opportunities and the needs of the emerging regional clean energy economy. The Lead will be essential to developing new and cultivating existing business relationships to establish industry workforce needs and establishing connections with related training providers.


Responsibilities & Essential Functions:


Community Outreach

· Develop and execute outreach events and activities in a four-county area (Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, and Ogle counties).

· Establish a positive rapport with individuals and partner agencies in the community.

· Show flexibility in working with people from diverse social, economic, and educational backgrounds.

· Maintain confidentiality and strong ethical practices while working with participants.



· Ensure communication and marketing is delivered in underserved areas.

· Create documentation for ease of navigating programs, employers, and industry information.

· Raise awareness of the Clean Energy workforce programs in the region by providing information to organizations, individuals, and other relevant stakeholders.

· Provide appropriate referrals for individuals to training programs and assist in navigating the enrollment process to all Clean Energy related programs.


Community Partnerships

· Work with partners to develop and implement strategy for community awareness of Clean Energy Programs.

· Create partnerships with regional educational institutions, community organizations, local employers, and labor unions to connect with eligible individuals.

· Ensures outcomes of Navigator grant are met by community partners.



· Work with staff and partners to ensure processes for referrals and enrollment are effective and timely.

· Report on all outreach and partner data.

· Maintain participant files and reports in compliance with program requirements.


The above-listed responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or duties required. Employees are expected to perform other duties as assigned.


Supervision Received: Clean Energy Network Program Manager


Supervision of others: Will work with partners collaboratively


Qualifications & Basic Job Requirements:


· High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, sociology, or related field preferred.

· Two years of workforce development or human services experience preferred.

· Possess working knowledge of various clean energy fields.

· Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with barriers to employment and understand and communicate with diverse groups.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.

· Proficient computer skills.

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