NOW HIRING :: She’s in Power Program Manager (Contract)

Colorado Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (CO C3E), a program under the non-profit Colorado Clean Energy Cluster, is seeking a She’s in Power Program Manager. She’s in Power inspires high school and college age women to be tomorrow’s clean energy leaders through direct mentorship with industry professionals while completing clean energy projects for a variety of organizations. The Program Manager provides leadership, develops strategy, manages program operations, works directly with CCEC board members, and seeks opportunities to sustain and grow the program. This individual will report to the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster Board of Directors.

She’s in Power Program Manager Position Announcement and Summary

Colorado Clean Energy Cluster (CCEC) is currently planning the third year of its She’s in Power program. She’s in Power inspires high school and college age women to be tomorrow’s clean energy leaders through direct mentorship with industry professionals while completing clean energy projects for a variety of organizations. To ensure continued and growing program success, CCEC is seeking a She’s in Power Program Manager. Primary responsibilities of the Program Manager are summarized below:

  • Program Strategy / Management
    • Develops and implements program strategies aligned with direction from the CCEC Board of Directors.
    • Organizes program priorities and establishes associated schedules: short- and longer-term.
    • Ensures quality program-level communication with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Reports to the CCEC Board regarding program progress and planning.
  • Leadership
    • Engages with program volunteers in the areas of communications, marketing, recruitment, project solicitation / selection, student mentoring, education, and project partner collaboration.
    • Assesses program effectiveness; identifies and implements adjustments to program priorities over time (as needed).
  • Operations
    • Maintains existing program organizational tools / materials and updates these over time; (examples include logos, marketing materials, informational packets, sample project reports, program tracking spreadsheets and other resources).
    • Seeks opportunities to enhance program efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Engages in targeted networking to support the program and stakeholders.
    • Serves as primary point of contact for program volunteers, project partners, mentors, and mentees.
  • Sustainability / Growth
    • Seeks grants and other funding opportunities to sustain and grow the program.
    • Leverages She’s in Power relationships through participation in clean energy associations and organizations.

This is a part-time, independently contracted position, with an annual (12 month) compensation of approximately $15,000. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing their own work environment (working from home or other independent location). Though work levels will fluctuate throughout the year, an average rate of about 10 hours per week is anticipated. The start date is estimated as November 1, 2020 (approximately). Current funding has a term of three years. The position may be expanded through acquisition of new funding sources.

The Program Manager can utilize existing infrastructure, documentation, branding materials and other resources, and will be supported by a standing group of committed volunteers who will assist with program / project implementation and enhancement.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of a Bachelors degree
  • Three years of program or project management experience
  • Mentoring or other engagement with high school and/or college students
  • At least three years of experience in the clean energy sector

We are seeking an individual with exceptional organizational, time management, and communication / collaboration skills, who is highly motivated to engage in workforce development and networking to advance women in clean energy.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume / vitae by September 30, 2020 to:
Sara Emmons –

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Status: Part-time volunteer internship (5 to 10 hours per week)
Location: Virtual
Contact: Dawn Putney, CoC3E board member

Colorado Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (CoC3E), is looking for a self-motivated college student who is interested in marketing and online/social media strategy and looking to expand work experience as an intern at a small but mighty nonprofit for women in Colorado’s clean energy workforce.

CoC3E’s marketing and online/social media intern will be instrumental in increasing CoC3E’s online and social media presence and helping us align marketing and outreach effort. Because the marketing intern’s job is not a full-time position, we are looking for someone who can juggle marketing and social media with outreach efforts.

The internship is a partnership with Toolbox Creative, one of C3E’s supporters and super fans. Dawn Putney, CEO of Toolbox, serves on the CoC3E board of directors.

You are the right person if you are:

1 – Mad about marketing
This is a great opportunity for anyone planning to begin a career in marketing. An affinity for content creation, an understanding of social media and a member-service orientation are the foundation of a strong marketing intern candidate.

2 – Seriously interested in social media
You check your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts regularly, and would happily spend all day learning more about HootSuite and LinkedIn

Required: You know the difference between Facebooking for fun and for business, you are an active Twitterer and you have accounts on more than one social network.

3 – Creative thinker, content developer and problem solver.|
Bonus points: If you can be creative under pressure.

About the internship:
This role is wide-ranging, and it is up to you to ensure it’s never dull. It will include:

We are looking for a marketing and social media intern who can help drive CoC3E’s social media strategy and partner with the all-volunteer board and committees to build a solid content marketing strategy and create our Women in Clean Energy Stories initiative. You’ll be the primary lead on all social media accounts: LinkedIn Group, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As part of the online efforts, you’ll also help manage our MailChimp account and content on You will work inside of Hootsuite, our social media management platform, to schedule, analyze, and optimize CoC3E’s social presence; and WordPress to maintain the website. Your social listening skills will be put to the test as you identify influencers to partner with and inform future outreach campaigns. 

About You:
You have a good idea of how social media can help grow an organization and are excited to dig in and geek out on the newest trends and strategies across every channel. You love experimenting, failing fast, and aim to educate CoC3E’s followers with the best content available, while building our online presence and audience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build a quarterly social media plan that aligns with overall outreach and organizational goals and event announcements
  • Create, curate, and schedule social and online content to support CoC3E’s thought leadership, messaging content, and culture, with an emphasis on promoting women in clean energy
  • Facilitate online conversations and opportunities to connect with key audiences and influencers
  • Identify key topics via social listening to support curated content sharing, CoC3E event outreach and reviews, and overall awareness of CoC3E
  • Own our influencer strategy of identifying, connecting with, and sharing relevant messaging to broaden the CoC3E’s reach and partnership efforts while building our Women in Clean Energy Stories platform
  • Report on social metrics and key performance indicators monthly
  • Act as moderator and manager of the CoC3E LinkedIn and Women in Clean Energy community
  • Grow online advocacy by curating social messaging within Hootsuite
  • Help manage the MailChimp account and databases and create emails for distribution to our networks
  • Update website content as required, including overseeing the Women in Clean Energy Stories portal

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Interest in social media and online marketing, any experience or desire to learn is welcome
  • Demonstrated content creation skills, including the ability to write for multiple social and online channels
  • Creative approach to social media and online content strategy
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of ownership
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing initiatives and deliver on time

We’d Also Love:

  • Experience with Hootsuite, Google Analytic sand MailChimp
  • Image production and editing experience
  • Adobe Suite experience (bonus points!)

You are also required to have:

  • Stellar problem-solving skills, good communication and interpersonal skills, excellent English proficiency, great enthusiasm for learning, a responsible and conscientious personality, and a high level of adaptability (in a boutique agency, things are changing all the time).

Skills to be developed:
We view each internship as a learning opportunity for us and you. We’ll work with you to:

  • Enhance written and oral communication skills
  • Enhance computer and social media skills
  • Learn about practical online marketing strategies
  • Learn basics about the marketing business and how innovative tech businesses run
  • Gain real world knowledge of working with clients and managing accounts

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Colorado C3E is working to close the clean energy gender gap and we need your help! Here’s how you can become a volunteer and help create opportunities for empowered female leadership in the clean energy sector:

CoC3E Board Members provide foresight, insight and oversight to the nonprofit:

  • Research, volunteering, fundraising and networking
  • Monthly board meetings and committee participation
  • Average 3 to 8 hours monthly

Steering Committee Members focus on and address important, task-based issues:

  • Governance and fiscal management
  • Fundraising and recruitment
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Implement new and existing initiatives like She’s in Power
  • Average of 3 hours monthly

Interested in getting involved? Contact us at: