The Program Analyst will play a critical role in the execution of ISEIF’s smart grid consumer education fund and in fulfilling ISEIF’s overall organizational mission of enhancing energy literacy throughout the state. You will work closely with ISEIF’s Program Director and take a leadership role in tracking grantee compliance and performance benchmarks, in processing and managing organizational data, in leading the organization’s communications, in preparing for grant decision cycles, and in the full management of an innovative array of projects. This is an ideal position for someone who is deeply organized, technologically adept and is seeking an introduction to grantmaking and the philanthropic sector.
Performance management and reporting
Collect and analyze grantee performance metrics, along with overall portfolio performance metrics
Support Program Director in coordinating workshops and collaborative programming
Manage all administrative and day-to-day aspects of grant administration
Assist ISEIF and the Program Director in reviewing grant applications
Work directly with the Program Director on the evolution and development of new and existing ISEIF initiatives
Sector-based research and innovation
Catalog emerging trends and relevant statistics related to the impact / success of smart grid education
Identify areas of need for new research
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual preferably with experience in the not-for-profit sector. The ideal candidate will have some experience managing and tracking data, knowledge of grantmaking, and a desire to apply their skill set to this unique opportunity. Technological proficiency and the ability to adapt to new software and platforms is required.
The following criteria are preferred but not required:
2-3 years experience in non-profit work and/or philanthropy
Advanced degree preferred, BA/BS required
Familiarity with Illinois’ environmental non-profit sector
Geographical familiarity with Illinois
Ability to travel throughout state occasionally
Database management; proficiency in web-based platforms, experience with Tableau a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Wordpress
Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
Ability to track deliverables and details
Possesses attention to detail and high level of organizational and administration strength- able to develop systems of organization with minimal direction
Lead the organization’s communications efforts, including basic social media management
Demonstrated ability to interact as part of a team
Takes ownership of all tasks and requests and explores opportunities to add additional value
Creativity, flexibility and adaptability in a highly dynamic and unstructured environment - able to create a structure and process around new tasks or projects that have not been done before
Good innate judgment
A high standard of integrity and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
Must be an entrepreneurial-minded self-starter, capable of working in a fast-paced environment, and capable of managing multiple projects with a meticulous attention to detail. You take initiative to learn, and ask for help when needed. Most importantly, you must have a passion for energy, innovation, entrepreneurship and fun!
We are an equal opportunity employer
About Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation
The Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) was created to inform and engage Illinois consumers in the transformation to a digital electric grid. ISEIF accomplishes this through funding innovative education, outreach, and research projects.
Our mission is to empower consumers to understand and adopt energy management technologies and related programs; to create positive changes in consumer behavior related to patterns of energy use; and to increase literacy around issues of energy usage. Since this is a niche funding area and sharing best practices is essential to success, we facilitate collaboration and coordination amongst our grantees.