Job Details

Program Manager

Forth, Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 07/12/2019

We seek candidates who are focused, organized, enthusiastic about electric transportation, and comfortable working with diverse consumers and organizational partners. Electric vehicle experience is helpful, but not necessary. Forth remains a growing, dynamic organization; the successful candidate will be expected to wear many hats, work independently, and play an active role in the organization’s development.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Program Management (~45%). Working closely with the Senior Program Manager, the Program Manager develops and facilitates programs that advance electric mobility.

Develop and produce awareness and engagement campaigns related to furthering the adoption of electric vehicles.
Support and maintain databases for the electric showcases and resources promoting ACES in the transportation sector.
Work closely with community based organizations to seek and identify ways to advance new mobility options for priority populations.
Manage consulting and fee for service roles for work with partners and partner projects relating to emerging vehicle technologies.
Consumer Engagement (~35%). The Program Manager works with external stakeholders, including local government, and electric utilities, to help consumers better understand electric mobility options and their advantages. In addition to engaging with general consumers, the Program Manager manages marketing efforts targeting specific key markets.

Encourage and support electric utility programs that support transportation electrification.
Encourage the use and promotion of state and regional incentives.
Promote electric mobility in traditionally underserved communities.
Promote the purchase and use of electric vehicles by fleets.
Encourage developers and municipalities to provide charging for residents of multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) and encourage EV positive building codes.
Support regional “ride and drive” events, and occasionally staff Forth’s electric vehicle showroom in downtown Portland.
Development and Organizational Management (~20%). The Program Manager works with other staff to cultivate funding support from electric utilities, government agencies, and other sources. Forth operates with a small staff, so the Program Manager must be flexible and prepared to assist where needed.

Cultivate potential sources of financial support, meet with potential funders, and draft proposals and progress reports.
Actively seek out, apply for, and manage grant proposals.
Support and manage client-based consulting and fee for service work.
Maintain knowledge of industry trends and best practices in order to adjust strategies over time.
Other responsibilities as required.




QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

A passion for Forth’s mission and values
Working knowledge of local government, electric utilities, the electric vehicle field, transportation, or related fields
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple conflicting projects, meeting deadlines while maintaining a healthy work-life balance
Experience with key markets such as traditionally underserved communities, fleet managers, or electric utilities
Bachelor’s degree or minimum two years of experience in transportation, energy, or related field
Demonstrated self-motivation, ability to work independently, and attention to detail without losing a “big picture” perspective
Excellent cross-cultural communications skills, both written and verbal
Willingness and ability to travel regionally, occasionally overnight; valid driver’s license
Ability to lift 35 pounds to assist with event set up
An ability to take the work seriously, without taking yourself too seriously
Desirable:

Existing relationships with relevant stakeholders in the region
Experience working in a non-profit with a mission-driven staff and board
Advanced degree in a relevant field
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Program Management (~45%). Working closely with the Senior Program Manager, the Program Manager develops and facilitates programs that advance electric mobility.

Develop and produce awareness and engagement campaigns related to furthering the adoption of electric vehicles.
Support and maintain databases for the electric showcases and resources promoting ACES in the transportation sector.
Work closely with community based organizations to seek and identify ways to advance new mobility options for priority populations.
Manage consulting and fee for service roles for work with partners and partner projects relating to emerging vehicle technologies.
Consumer Engagement (~35%). The Program Manager works with external stakeholders, including local government, and electric utilities, to help consumers better understand electric mobility options and their advantages. In addition to engaging with general consumers, the Program Manager manages marketing efforts targeting specific key markets.

Encourage and support electric utility programs that support transportation electrification.
Encourage the use and promotion of state and regional incentives.
Promote electric mobility in traditionally underserved communities.
Promote the purchase and use of electric vehicles by fleets.
Encourage developers and municipalities to provide charging for residents of multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) and encourage EV positive building codes.
Support regional “ride and drive” events, and occasionally staff Forth’s electric vehicle showroom in downtown Portland.
Development and Organizational Management (~20%). The Program Manager works with other staff to cultivate funding support from electric utilities, government agencies, and other sources. Forth operates with a small staff, so the Program Manager must be flexible and prepared to assist where needed.

Cultivate potential sources of financial support, meet with potential funders, and draft proposals and progress reports.
Actively seek out, apply for, and manage grant proposals.
Support and manage client-based consulting and fee for service work.
Maintain knowledge of industry trends and best practices in order to adjust strategies over time.
Other responsibilities as required.




QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

A passion for Forth’s mission and values
Working knowledge of local government, electric utilities, the electric vehicle field, transportation, or related fields
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple conflicting projects, meeting deadlines while maintaining a healthy work-life balance
Experience with key markets such as traditionally underserved communities, fleet managers, or electric utilities
Bachelor’s degree or minimum two years of experience in transportation, energy, or related field
Demonstrated self-motivation, ability to work independently, and attention to detail without losing a “big picture” perspective
Excellent cross-cultural communications skills, both written and verbal
Willingness and ability to travel regionally, occasionally overnight; valid driver’s license
Ability to lift 35 pounds to assist with event set up
An ability to take the work seriously, without taking yourself too seriously
Desirable:

Existing relationships with relevant stakeholders in the region
Experience working in a non-profit with a mission-driven staff and board
Advanced degree in a relevant field

TO APPLY

To ensure full consideration, please apply by July 12 by submitting your resume and cover letter through our HiringThing site. We will continue accepting applications after this date, but cannot ensure all will be reviewed. All candidates will be notified once we have made a hiring decision.

Forth is highly committed to excellence through diversity, to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQI(+) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Forth is committed to responding to accommodation requests from applicants with disabilities, whenever possible.

Complete details: https://forth.hiringthing.com/job/131347/program-manager