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Massachusetts Climate Action Network

Clean Energy Program Manager

Posting date: Oct 23rd

MCAN seeks to fill the position of Clean Energy Program Manager, who will be responsible for working with chapters and external partners to implement local clean energy policies and projects that have a real and positive impact on communities climate footprint. This position will also be responsible for identifying interesting and replicable innovations in local clean energy.


Clean Energy Program Manager Roles and responsibilities

Grassroots Organizing

-Coach and mentor existing chapters, teams, and town level volunteers to help them build their local organizations, wage winning campaigns for local clean energy, be effective voices at the state level, and to help them connect to other town teams.

-Maintain existing volunteer teams, engage new volunteers in teams, help form and recruit for new teams as needed.

-Help interested organizations become a part of the network.

-Give local clean energy toolkit presentations at chapter meetings, work with local leaders to set up presentations, and to help them develop presentations for decision makers.

-Identify new and innovative policies and projects at the local level that are replicable

Public and Government Relations – Work with MCAN chapters and coalition partners to effectively communicate with decision makers. Be a spokesperson to the press on relevant issues. Additionally, draft press releases and press statements as necessary.

Media, Social media and marketing – Update our website as well as updating our other social media, and monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks.

Additional responsibilities – some fundraising, occasional data entry, assist with mailings



  • 3+ years community organizing

  • 3+ years experience in volunteer management, including building and maintaining teams

  • Knowledge of climate and clean energy issues in MA

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both written and in person

  • self motivated and able work independently

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

  • Creative and Flexible


This is a 40 hour a week position that reports to the Executive Director, will be partly based in the office at 14 Beacon Street and partly able to work remotely, dependent on timing.


MCAN has a generous paid leave policy (3 weeks vacation, 2 personal days, 12 sick days, and 10 holidays plus the week between christmas and new years). We do not at this time offer health insurance as we are a small organization.


Applicants should have their own phone that they can make occasional calls on. Having your own laptop with Microsoft Office suite is preferred but not required.


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to jobs (at)


Who is MCAN?

The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit, fights the climate crisis one town at a time, with the help of local MCAN chapters – and you!

MCAN’s role as a facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. We empower our local chapters by enhancing communication, promoting town-level projects that improve communities, decreasing climate change-causing pollution, and reducing development time for those projects. MCAN speaks on behalf of all chapters to improve Massachusetts energy and climate policies and programs.

How We Work:

  • Support local MCAN chapters to implement change at the municipal level. Municipalities have been the most active level of government to fight climate change on a worldwide basis.

  • Advocate at the state and regional level for policies and programs that will benefit municipalities and their citizens.

  • Facilitate peer learning and tool-sharing to effectively replicate successful programs from one municipality to the next.

  • Work with partner organizations, including neighborhood and faith associations and affinity groups, to help them take action on climate change.


It is the policy of MCAN to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, MCAN will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.



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