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NEHERS - Technical Advisor for Mentorship Pilot Project - Remote but MA-Based Preferred

Posted: February 20, 2024

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to Betsy Ames at by 5 PM Eastern Time on Friday, March 8th. 

Job Description:

The Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance (NEHERS) is seeking a part-time Technical Advisor to support candidates in our new mentorship program, utilizing the RFI and HERS Modeler pathways as a bridge into the HERS industry.

The Technical Advisor will work in close partnership with the NEHERS Executive Director, the Mentorship Outreach Coordinator, the NEHERS Board and partner organizations, to provide technical and career mentorship for students in the pilot project.  

The Technical Advisor will be responsible for ensuring technical quality in program development and management efforts. Must be an active RESNET-Accredited HERS Rater in Good Standing and either be a Candidate Field Assessor or able to become one.

The responsibilities for this position will require at least 5 years of experience in the HERS Industry, must demonstrate extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of the work, both in the field and in modeling.

She/he/they will have strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate a capacity for cultivating mutually-beneficial relationships with funders, board members, and prospective partners and will deliver sound management and positive growth outcomes for the organization.

This is a three-month 1099 position for 5 hours per week. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Job Responsibilities:

Technical Mentorship

  • Supports outreach coordinator to assess needed skills and to develop or locate existing basic content supporting candidates entering this field (e.g. basic math).
  • Supports Outreach Coordinator and Executive Director in program design, implementation, and job placement from a technical perspective.
  • Meets weekly or bi-weekly with each student in program to answer questions and provide guidance.
  • Supports job placement transition for both student and employer.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of barriers to entry in this field and challenges related to retention of candidates from diverse backgrounds; seeks to generate creative solutions for addressing these barriers.
  • Anticipates the feasibility of options being considered, as well as, the trends and impact of economic and political environment on funders, partners, the NEHERS board and training candidates.
  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving and decision-making skills; confidently considers and introduces new approaches to complex problems; confident in ability to take on and apply new and different solutions.
  • Accountable for ensuring timely delivery and overall quality of technical program in a fiscally responsible manner.

People Management

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity to a wide range of educational and socio-economic backgrounds in interactions with candidates from under-represented demographics in the HERS industry.
  • Act as a mentor to candidates in this program, seeking to identify and resolve potential stumbling blocks, and to elicit and encourage the full expression of each student’s unique talents and gifts.
  • Approach challenges with a spirit of curiosity and cultivate an atmosphere of resource-sharing and collaboration that invites participation.
  • Drive and inspire technical excellence by creating an environment of learning and innovation that encourages students to develop problem-solving skills and seek answers.
  • Provide leadership by example, leveraging strong organizational, managerial, technical, process, and people management skills that can motivate a team.

Eminence Building

  • Forge partnerships and maintain excellent relationships to develop and implement technical programming.
  • Create visibility and credibility to appropriately position this organization as a strong leader in technical areas.

The Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual to share the unique gifts that only they can bring into the world and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Any current NEHERS Board Members who wish to apply for this position will need to follow our Board Member Application and Hiring Policy.