Connecticut Green Bank
75 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
United States
Job Description

The Connecticut Green Bank [hereafter "Green Bank"] is seeking a Counsel to join its Legal team, with a focus on supporting its suite of financing programs.

We are a quasi-public authority and the nation's first state-level "Green Bank," leveraging public funds to increase and accelerate private investment in the green economy of Connecticut. Working at the Green Bank means being part of a dynamic team of talented people who are passionate about implementing the green bank model, stimulating the growth and development of clean energy and environmental infrastructure investment in Connecticut, and growing our economy, strengthening our communities, and protecting our environment.


Individual responsibilities may include:

Legal Support

  • Providing legal and regulatory advice and support across the Green Bank on a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters impacting the financing programs;
  • Acting as Counsel for closings and executing financing program agreements based on template transaction documents;
  • Improving template transaction documents based on closing experience and program needs;
  • Assisting in coordinating and tracking the Green Bank's outside counsel work for certain transactions;
  • Developing professional service agreements with various partners;
  • Assisting in administering, researching, analyzing, and drafting regulatory and policy plans and reports pertaining to the Green Bank's operations in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Assisting in developing the Green Bank's Comprehensive Plan and annual updates as they relate to the Green Bank's financing programs;
  • Working on a variety of transaction-related matters including assisting in drafting and negotiating various loan agreements, power purchase agreements, lease agreements, construction contracts, and programmatic agreements with program partners, memorandum of understandings, and other legal instruments necessary to implement the Green Bank's financing programs;
  • Assisting in analyzing, reviewing, and drafting proposed legislation related to the Green Bank's programs; and,
  • Performing any other legal, regulatory, and policy duties as necessary.

Financing Programs Support

  • Providing comprehensive support to the financing programs administered by the Green Bank [e.g., C-PACE lending and commercial solar development]; specifically:
    • Working with municipalities throughout Connecticut to facilitate the adoption of Green Bank programs and associated program documents;
    • Working with the banking community in Connecticut, with a particular interest in streamlining mortgage holder approval processes;
    • Working with commercial contractors that are designing or building projects for the Green Bank pursuant to EPC contracts;
    • Supporting the selection of consultants and RFP administration, where necessary, to support the programs in areas where the Green Bank does not have in-house capacity or expertise;
    • Working with capital partners to structure the sale of Green Bank-funded transactions, as well as other financial partnerships that may benefit the growth of the Green Bank's financing programs.
  • Regular outreach and public speaking related to the Green Bank's financing programs;
  • Supporting the development of the pipeline of projects;
  • Providing ongoing support to key stakeholders, both internal and external;
  • Preparing materials for the Green Bank's Board of Directors and governance committees;
  • Working with the Financing Programs team to develop clean energy programs and initiatives, including other financial programs for properties or projects that are not well-suited for existing programs;
  • May supervise Green Bank staff including assistants and interns; and,
  • Other duties as necessary.

The overall duties of this position are subject to change based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the individual hired.


The following minimum qualifications in knowledge, skill, and ability are required:

  • Knowledge of and direct experience in transactional legal work;
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and energy economics;
  • Knowledge of commercial real estate finance;
  • Ability to analyze governance documents, title searches, lien searches, and other complex financial and legal concepts and documents;
  • Knowledge of clean energy market development;
  • Knowledge of administrative law proceedings and energy regulation;
  • Experience in program/project management;
  • Some experience in project finance and development;
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other software programs as necessary;
  • Strong interpersonal skills involving the ability to work with management and a variety of other parties, at all levels, internally and externally;
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively, tactfully, and courteously through oral and written communications;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, exercise judgment, think critically and creatively, and take initiative;
  • Excellent strategic, problem-solving, and facilitation capabilities;
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.


General Experience

A Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of one [1] year of experience providing program support, ideally in a field related to clean energy, are required. Selected candidate must be admitted into the Connecticut Bar within one [1] year of the start of employment.

Substitutions Allowed

  • A Master's Degree in environmental science, engineering, economics, law, business administration, or other relevant field may be substituted for one [1] year of general experience.
  • One [1] year as an Associate may substitute for general experience.


  • This position reports directly to the Chief Legal Officer.
  • It is expected that the position will be based in the Green Bank's Hartford or Stamford, CT offices, with opportunities for some remote work.
  • State of CT benefits package, including generous time-off, health insurance covering medical, dental and vision, retirement, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, and paid leave.
  • Expected salary ranges from $82,000 - $131,000, but the final salary will be commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications.


  • Frequent communications, verbal and written, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Visually or otherwise identify, observe, and assess
  • Repetitive use of hands and fingers typing and/or writing


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


To apply for this position, please follow the link below and click on the "Counsel" position. Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.


75 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford CT 06106
United States