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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Buildings Program Director

As Buildings Program Director, you will further the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) mission of reducing energy and carbon emissions through whole-building solutions that significantly improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and new construction. You will help create a strategic vision for the Buildings program, establish priorities for the program, and oversee buildings research projects. You will support development and adoption of federal, state, and local building policies, focusing resources on high-impact activities and addressing racial and socioeconomic issues. You will develop new initiatives and form strategic partnerships to help achieve our goals established in the Call to Action.


  • Direct the Buildings Program—work with others to establish program priorities, develop budgets, and ensure funding is adequate and all financial goals are met.
  • Hire, train, and supervise Buildings team staff; provide oversight and mentorship to program staff on their projects and skill development.
  • Develop new projects and research proposals; interact with funders and explore new funding sources.
  • Provide oversight of research projects, ensuring project deliverables stay on schedule and within the prescribed budget.
  • Oversee the quality and relevance of all project work within the Buildings Program.
  • Collaborate with other directors and the executive team on issues related to organizational planning and implementation of organization policies.
  • Undertake policy and technical research projects serving as a research advisor on some projects, principal investigator on others.
  • Engage with policymakers and energy efficiency advocates to develop energy efficiency policies and programs.
  • Balance time between ongoing research projects and technical assistance requests as they arise.
  • Maintain relationships with corporate and trade association leaders, buildings energy efficiency programs, non-governmental organizations, and national and state policy leaders.
  • Represent ACEEE externally to media, stakeholders, funders, and the efficiency community as a recognized expert. Represent the program at meetings.

Learn more and apply here by May 1.