Program Associate, Commercial and Natural Gas Energy Efficiency

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Published: September 23, 2022
35 Village Road, Suite 202, Middleton, Middleton, MA
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Energy / Engineering

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The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking a motivated, organized individual to join its Commercial and Industrial (C&I) team as a program associate.

CEE is a nonprofit consortium of efficiency program administrators, primarily large investor-owned utilities from across the US and Canada, that work together on common approaches to advancing efficiency.

Energy efficiency is consistently regarded as the most cost-effective means of securing additional energy resources. It directly offsets the need to generate additional energy and is one of the most direct means of greenhouse gas mitigation available. By working together at CEE, program administrators leverage the effect of their funding dollars and exchange information on effective practices to achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good.

Position Background

The Program Associate will support accelerating the adoption of market strategies to reduce energy cost-effectively and equitably and decarbonize C&I end-uses. Specifically, the role will cut across equipment and fuels, including developing and promoting strategies to support efficient pumps and pump systems and, separately, advancing demand-side solutions for optimizing natural gas use. This position provides an opportunity to gain skills and perspective in a professional non-profit setting and develop into coordinating energy performance market transformation strategies. The Program Associate is part of a six-person team responsible for C&I energy efficiency and building energy management initiatives and will report to the C&I Sector Lead. Necessary attributes for this position are interest in C&I energy-using technologies, energy efficiency program design, and market research. Additionally, we seek candidates with strong interpersonal and written communication skills who are organized in their work habits, exhibit initiative and problem-solving and possess a desire for continuous improvement.


  • Perform administrative activities, research, data collection, or analysis in support of strategies to pull the market toward highly efficient commercial and industrial clean water pumps, and in support of natural gas energy efficiency opportunities.
  • Support organizing and deliver note-taking services for committee meetings among CEE members, and with industry partners.
  • Maintain information relating to qualifying energy-efficient products.
  • Maintain information relating to member program activity.
  • Support operational aspects of three annual in-person meetings, held in different locations around the US.


  • Undergraduate degree and related experience or master’s degree in relevant field.
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to balance multiple priorities as project deliverables evolve.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities, including an interest in facilitating meetings with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong people skills, research aptitude, and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Excel, Outlook, Teams).
  • Aptitude or experience with event management.
  • Ability to manage personal workload across multiple projects.
  • Willingness to travel to at least two domestic meetings per year.


Salary commensurate with skills and experience. CEE offers a competitive benefits package.


Work is done primarily on computers, looking at screens for 6+ hours of the workday. Due to Covid-19, work is currently done remotely. Employees are expected to commute to in-person events at the office or in the region as needed, including meetings, events, and in-person training. In-person meetings involve domestic travel and multiple days of moving between meetings at hotels and conference centers.

Office Location

The CEE Office is located at the Ferncroft Corporate Center, 35 Village Rd, Middleton, MA. This facility is convenient to I-95, Rt. 1, and Rt. 128.

Application Information

Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position, qualifications, and relevant work experience
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates analytical reasoning skills


Please click "Apply" below to email application materials via e-mail to Sue Laferriere,  noting the location you found this posting and including the job title and your name in the subject line. Example, “Jane Smith  - Program Associate, Commercial and Natural Gas Energy Efficiency.”

You must be eligible to work in the United States independent of company sponsorship. CEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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