Virginia Clean Cities
VCC Project Coordinator - 0405165
James Madison University is seeking a VCC Project Coordinator. The purpose of Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) is to assist in the improvement of the Commonwealth of Virginia's air quality, increase U.S. national energy security and promote economic opportunity in Virginia, primarily by advancing and facilitating increased use of non-polluting, non-petroleum alternative fuels and vehicles. VCC is part of a network of almost 90 coalitions that operate under the umbrella of and derive guidance from the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Clean Cities Program and the organization has an operational agreement with James Madison University advancing projects, programs, research and general education. VCC provides a forum for members to leverage resources, develop joint projects, collaborate on public policy issues and promote petroleum displacement and clean air technologies. VCC has extensive experience in building coalitions, conducting technical education and outreach initiatives, as well as working with a variety of public and private stakeholders. VCC has an existing and future portfolio of grant programs which require staff assistance. Clean Cities Coordinators are the primary contacts for their coalitions and serve as liaisons between coalition stakeholders and the U.S. Department of Energy. This position acts as a Project Coordinator for Virginia Clean Cities efforts and organizes various local events and initiatives to best leverage resources, increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road and increase alternative fuel use to facilitate petroleum reduction. This position takes guidance on programs and follows prescribed grant tasks to completion. Problem-solving skills and attention to detail will be used daily in pursuit of this effort. This is a grant funded position.
The VCC Project Coordinator position requires an understanding of the National Clean Cities Program as sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and relevant legislation, such as the Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act, which affect the Coalition's efforts and allow the Coalition to operate. This position requires insight, communication and negotiating skills to advance efforts with a diverse group of Coalition members from the public and private sector. Strong consensus-building skills are essential. Ideal candidates are excellent oral and written communicators, self-starters, motivators, leaders, creative, organized and have a general understanding of technical issues related to alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies (e.g. hybrid electric vehicles, AFVs, idle reduction, etc.). Candidates should possess a strong interest in and capacity for grant and project management. To view a full posting and apply, visit https://joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0405165. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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