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The Clean Energy Program Manager is responsible for Goodwill’s Clean Energy programming, including ensuring recruitment, enrollment, service delivery, and employment services are met for Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, and Ogle Counties. The Clean Energy Program Manager will oversee strategic initiatives to share opportunities in clean energy training and employment and supervise staff to ensure eligible participants have access to all services. They will support the team to ensure outcomes and performance goals are met.


Responsibilities & Essential Functions:


Staff Management & Oversight

· Oversees a team of Goodwill staff to perform intake, training enrollment, barrier reduction services, and employment services for individuals in the region.

· Establishes and maintains an effective and respectful team to effectively achieve results.

· Provides managerial oversight of staff including hiring (based on budgeted needs), training, coaching, providing recognition, disciplining, and terminating following legal and Human Resource guidelines.

· Ensures all staff are knowledgeable of all aspects of their position including cross-training as needed.

· Supports initiatives related to promoting an inclusive work environment where everyone belongs.

· Creates a positive and professional culture.


Community & Participant Partnerships

· Works with partners to provide equitable opportunities for meaningful training and employment in the clean energy section.

· Creates awareness and partnerships with the community through proactive outreach to the region.

· Cultivates relationships that result in work-based learning opportunities, training projects, and employment opportunities for participants in the region.

· Communicates effectively with employers, partners, and team members to ensure participant needs are met effectively.

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


Grant Management

· Works with staff, partners, and funders to achieve established goals related to service delivery.

· Mentor, coach, and collaborate with partner agencies in all aspects of service delivery by sharing information and best practices and providing support where needed.

· Reports on performance measures and other identified data to the steering committee and partner agencies monthly.

· Maintains knowledge of federal, state, and local guidelines, policies, and procedures.

· Meets measurable outcomes and metrics as established by Goodwill and the program partners.

· Coordinates, develops, and assists with assigned services, records, reports and program development.

· Participates in planning/evaluation sessions with other program staff.

· Oversees grant budget management.



· Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures for staff with guidance and collaboration from funding agency and partners.


Position Expertise

· Attends and participates in conferences and workshops as they relate to job duties.

· Stays current with community employment and training needs and related skills required for employment.


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: Associate Director of Workforce Development


Supervision: Clean Energy Program team (5) and Clean Energy Navigator Lead


Qualifications & Basic Job Requirements:

· High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related are preferred.

· 3-5 years of related workforce development experience required.

· Management experience required.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.

· High customer service focus.

· Functional use of Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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