Have fun doing work that matters
We have a simple formula to attract and keep the best people: Give them challenging and important problems to solve, provide a supportive and collaborative office environment, reward them for their efforts, and remember to have some fun.
What we believe
Our goal of smarter energy use for all reflects our belief that everything we do—as an organization and individuals—needs to reinforce an ethos of practicality, learning, and equity. We make professional development a priority, dedicating time and resources so staff can build their skills to help the organization grow and have more impact. We know that people thrive in environments where they feel appreciated and secure, so we provide competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a high level of flexibility in accommodating the needs of each individual.
Our motley crew
Veterans of the utility and construction industry mix comfortably with recent college grads. Community organizers collaborate with seasoned marketers. Electrical engineers and former English majors write joint grant proposals, while statisticians and customer service experts fine-tune our programs. We have monthly potluck lunches, office yoga classes and a running club, and at least once a year we play kickball.
Want to join us?
We’re growing. And growing. Check out our open positions and say hello if you fit the bill.
Opportunities at Elevate Energy
Accounts Payable/Payroll Assistant
Elevate Energy is seeking an Accounts Payable/Payroll Assistant who is responsible for administrative functions within the accounting department, including but not limited to maintenance of the payroll process, maintenance of Accounts Payable (AP), maintaining support schedules for deposits and submissions, supporting month-end-closing and the annual audit process, and other duties as assigned.
New Markets Initiative Associate
The New Markets Initiative Associate will support replication of the Energy Savers program to new markets. The successful candidate will support development and pilot scale implementation of a national network of local organizations to implement multifamily energy efficiency programs in specific markets outside of the Chicago metro area.
Nonprofit and Public Sector Project Lead
Elevate Energy seeks an experienced and professional project manager to lead and manage projects in its nonprofit, public sector, and industrial portfolio. The Project Lead will develop and lead multiple projects that focus on energy retrofits and building energy performance in existing buildings.
Energy Operations Associate
The Energy Operations Associate assists in supporting Elevate Energy’s customer programs and contributes to ongoing communication, education, and new research activities. A primary responsibility is the support of Elevate Energy’s real-time electricity pricing programs. As part of the operations workgroup, the Associate works to maintain relationships with customers and assists in the accompanying production work.
Elevate Energy Policy Fellow
The Elevate Energy Policy Fellow will work on policy research, analysis, and writing projects. The Fellowship recipient will help craft policy positions and will draft memos, presentations, and other materials needed to advocate for those positions. The Fellowship recipient will also track state and federal legislation and educate Elevate Energy leadership and staff on relevant government decisions. The Fellowship recipient should have a strong interest in the electricity and natural gas industries, energy efficiency, and government.
The Energy Analyst will work in the Energy Savers Program providing technical assistance to multifamily building owners. The Energy Analyst will conduct energy audits, perform energy modeling of buildings and assist Energy Savers management to oversee all aspects of energy efficiency retrofit projects. The energy analyst role includes site evaluations of properties, analysis of current and future energy use of multifamily rental buildings, and the creation of energy assessment reports provided to owners.
Bilingual Energy Operations Associate
The Bilingual Energy Operations Associate assists in supporting Elevate Energy’s customer programs and contributes to ongoing communication, education, and new research activities. A primary responsibility is the support of Elevate Energy’s real-time electricity pricing programs. As part of the operations workgroup, the Associate works to maintain relationships with customers and assists in the accompanying production work.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Accounting of Elevate Energy, the Accounting Supervisor will assist in defining the accounting processes and will assist in implementing the infrastructure and systems needed to support growth and program expansion over the next 5 to 10 years. The Accounting Supervisor will work closely with Elevate Energy program managers and consultants to coordinate Elevate Energy’s financial reporting. The Accounting Supervisor will implement, and help streamline the tools, processes, and systems necessary to support Elevate Energy’s current portfolio of grant and contract-based projects.