Field Manager, Ohio - Bellevue - job 745861

Apex Clean Energy

Date: 05/04/2021

City: Bellevue, Ohio

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description




Apex Clean Energy develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 250 renewable energy experts uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information on how Apex is leading the transition to a clean energy future, visit apexcleanenergy.com.


Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination and financing to construction and asset management. Our mission-driven team seeks determined, resolute individuals who strive to innovate and go above the call of duty, and who will relentlessly do their part to help accelerate the shift to America’s clean energy future. 




Job Description




Apex is seeking an energetic and action-oriented Field Manager ready to build support for renewable energy and help lead a team of field organizers in Ohio. The Field Manager will travel to Ohio project communities to assist project development leads and local staff in meeting with key stakeholders, providing presentations or workshops, and hosting events and meetings. The Field Manager will report to one of Apex’s Public Engagement Managers (PEM) on a regular basis.


The Field Manager will also collaborate with their supervising PEM to develop and execute engagement strategies and plans that are unique to each project’s timeline and needs and reflective of Apex’s overall goals in Ohio. The ideal applicant for the Field Manager position will demonstrate interest in and knowledge of the political workings in Ohio, the electoral rules governing political activity in the state, and any relevant regulations at the county and/or township level.


Qualified candidates will be hands-on, hardworking team players who are eager to jump in and support projects and people from a variety of angles. The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to balance priorities and be flexible in a rapidly changing environment. Previous experience in campaigns or issue advocacy is highly desirable. Candidates who understand or appreciate farm practices, and who possess a strong personal commitment to renewable energy, community engagement, business, and/or rural economic development will be well suited for this role.


Our ideal candidate will live and work in an around Northern or Central Ohio.


Primary Responsibilities:



  • Training and coaching local staff on fundamental organizing skills

  • Traveling to projects to support project teams on a regular basis

  • Maintaining daily communication with the supervising PEM

  • Strategizing the best use of various databases and systems, including but not limited to NationBuilder and Smartsheets, and ensuring that all data is entered accurately and kept up to date

  • Supporting event planning and execution

  • Assisting with local media, when appropriate

  • Monitoring and managing local social and traditional media 

  • Monitoring county and local municipal proceedings related to renewable energy for Ohio projects

  • Professionally representing Apex Clean Energy at various business, local government, and community functions in Ohio

  • Helping to cultivate advocates in Ohio project communities to contact, and attend meetings of, local elected officials and agencies in support of renewable energy

  • Presenting to local groups, classes, and organizations in Ohio project areas

  • Drafting letters of support for renewable energy for various audiences

  • Helping to develop grassroots marketing strategies as needed

  • Be willing and able to live in or around Northern or Central Ohio

  • This role will require regular travel within Ohio and occasional travel out-of-state




Qualifications




To succeed as a Field Manager with Apex Clean Energy, you’ll need to excel within the following criteria:



  • Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years of work experience in a similar setting

  • At least 1 year or 1 election cycle of campaign or outreach experience

  • Passion for working in policy, communications, public affairs, and local government relations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Demonstrated leadership and relationship management skills

  • Ability to take part in collaborative efforts with peers and colleagues

  • Extraordinary planning and organizational skills

  • Interest in renewable energy

  • Exemplary standards of honor, ethics, quality, communication, and productivity

  • High attention to detail

  • Ability to work actively and productively with limited supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated success at meeting deadlines

  • Ability to manage many tasks, people, and projects simultaneously

  • Self-motivation and willingness to work irregular hours (including nights and weekends, as needed)

  • Track record of building a strong and supportive team culture

  • Ability to communicate with diverse communities and leaders

  • Regular access to a reliable vehicle

  • Willingness to relocate to Northern or Central Ohio, if necessary

  • Proven leadership and management skills

  • A positive attitude and comfort being flexible, adaptable, and solutions-oriented

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure in a fast paced, metrics-driven work environment


 




Additional Information




What Apex Can Offer You



  • A mission-driven, energetic environment

  • Collaborative and driven professional workforce committed to supporting your ideas and feedback and accelerating your potential

  • Ongoing support and guidance such as on-the-job learning, hands-on experience, and mentorship

  • Training, strategies, and tools to support your personal and professional growth

  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals committed to making an impact as an organization

  • Opportunities to volunteer and give back to our local communities

  • Exceptional benefits such as medical and dental; 401(k) with corporate match

  • Base and bonus commensurate with experience

  • Responsible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays

  • Robust commitment to support personal efforts to contribute to the company mission, even when away from work, through our Drive Electric, Electrify Everything, and Solar subsidy programs

  • Benefits Offered: comprehensive high-deductible health plans, dental and vision insurance plans, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, flexible spending arrangements, company paid parking and cell phone, fitness and wellness corporate discounts


Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.





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