Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)

Northern Virginia Regional Programs Manager

Job Summary


Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)


Energy Efficiency/Conservation




Full Time




Sustainable Building Energy Efficiency

Close Date:






Northern Virginia

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The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP‐VA) conducts energy efficiency retrofit programs in central
and northern Virginia regions, with plans to expand in response to client contracts and other business
opportunities. LEAP’s programs focus on residential and commercial sectors. LEAP conducts these
programs utilizing public and private funding. This includes U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding
through the Better Buildings Grants awarded nationally by DOE and State Energy Program grants. Due
to significantly increased operations, LEAP plans to hire a highly experienced, highly skilled Regional Manager to direct programs in Northern Virginia (NOVA).  This individual will work closely with the Director of Operations (DOO) and Executive Director (ED) to ensure NOVA programs fully support the overall goals and objectives of the organization.  However, the Regional Programs Manager (RPM) will have significant freedom to plan and implement the programs in his/her area. For more information on LEAP, see: www.leap-va.org. 
The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP‐VA) seeks a mission‐focused, innovative, and energetic leader with some experience in building science and/or energy efficiency.  The RPM will assist in promoting and implementing the commercial and residential energy efficiency programs in NOVA with a particular focus on the communities of Fairfax, Alexandria, and Arlington County.  Primary duties also include building and fostering collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders including local government, network contractors, financial institutions, civic organizations, local businesses, NGO’s, funders, utilities, and more.
A solid educational background, with undergraduate degree required and advanced degree preferred. LEED, BPI, PE and other similar certifications strongly desired. 
Key Qualifications
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must understand and support in LEAP’s core values and be driven by its mission. The candidate should demonstrate a knowledge of, and passion for creatively working within a dynamic organization breaking new ground in community‐based energy efficiency. An entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to set and achieve self-directed goals is a must for success. Beyond that, LEAP seeks a candidate with proven experience in scaling an organization to a regional and level, along with a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a team. The successful candidate will have had project management experience with a for‐profit or highly complex non‐profit organization.
Additional Requirements
  • Results driven—proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom‐line orientation
  • Evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, experience, and judgment
  • Problem solving, project management, technical competence and creative resourcefulness
  • Vision and agility—ability to think strategically, anticipate future requirements and friction points and adjust the plan accordingly
  • Capacity Building—ability to effectively build LEAP’s regional capacity, developing a topnotch workforce and the processes that ensure projects run smoothly
  • Leadership and Organization—exceptional capacity for managing self and others; a team player
  • Action Oriented—enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available
  • Communication—ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech; a good listener with strong, intuitive people skills
  • Collegial Understanding – fully comprehends that the ED and DOO are the overall leaders of the organization and that s/he needs to work closely, and communicate effectively with them to advance the organization seamlessly.
Work Experience   
At least three years experience in program development and implementation. Ideally the candidate will have knowledge of and direct experience in energy efficiency program management in the commercial or residential sectors, or the ability to assimilate understanding of this type of business and its multiple demands.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience, along with a benefit package.  
LEAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will be treated equally without regard to race,
gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification
under Federal or State law.   
Job announcement closes March 1, 2013. Please send cover letter and resume to: Tim Leroux, Director of Operations at tim@leap-va.org.