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Have fun doing work that matters

We have a simple formula to attract and keep the best people: Give them challenging and important problems to solve, provide a supportive and collaborative office environment, reward them for their efforts, and remember to have some fun.

What we believe

Our goal of smarter energy use for all reflects our belief that everything we do—as an organization and individuals—needs to reinforce an ethos of practicality, learning, and equity. We make professional development a priority, dedicating time and resources so staff can build their skills to help the organization grow and have more impact. We know that people thrive in environments where they feel appreciated and secure, so we provide competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a high level of flexibility in accommodating the needs of each individual.

Our motley crew

Veterans of the utility and construction industry mix comfortably with recent college grads. Community organizers collaborate with seasoned marketers. Electrical engineers and former English majors write joint grant proposals, while statisticians and customer service experts fine-tune our programs. We have monthly potluck lunches, office yoga classes and a running club, and at least once a year we play kickball.

Want to join us?

We’re growing. And growing. Check out our open positions and say hello if you fit the bill.

Construction Analyst

The Construction Analyst is part of Elevate’s Construction Team in the Technical Services and Building Technology department. The Construction Analyst supports Elevate’s programs by providing technical support for energy efficiency and environmental health projects throughout…

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Senior Program Manager, National Strategic Engagement (MO)

The Senior Program Manager, National Strategic Engagement brings Elevate’s mission across the Midwest by supporting the growth of program work throughout Missouri, as well as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois as needed. The Senior Program Manager engages and manages client relationships, develops and leads projects, and leads program implementation for…

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Project Manager, Water Programs

The Project Manager, Water Programs contributes to a cleaner, safer, and healthier learning environment for Illinois children by leading the development and implementation of a new lead in water mitigation program for child care providers…

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Vendor Manager, Illinois Solar for All

Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA), directed by the Illinois Power Agency and administered by Elevate, aims to deliver the benefits of solar and the clean energy economy to low-income and environmental justice communities across Illinois.…

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Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant helps advance Elevate’s mission by supporting its financial and accounting activities of grants, contracts, and monthly accounting cycle activities. The Senior Accountant assists in assessing compliance and providing solutions for weakness, as…

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Research Analyst

The Research Analyst supports Elevate’s goal of accelerating climate action as part of the Research and Innovation team, which is responsible for applied research, strategic partnerships, and demonstration projects. The Research Analyst is a key…

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Bilingual Program Support Associate

The Bilingual Program Support Associate is integral to the success of Elevate’s customer-centric programs, as well as the programs that we design and implement for our clients and partners. As part of the Program Support…

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Associate, Marketing

Associate, Marketing helps increase participation and engagement in a variety of programs in the organization’s portfolio by developing and executing marketing plans, building strategic relationships, writing compelling content, testing new strategies, and finding new opportunities…

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Construction Analyst, Environmental Health  

The Construction Analyst, Environmental Health supports Elevate’s programs by providing technical support for environmental health and energy efficiency projects throughout the Chicagoland region. This includes lead risk assessments, health and safety and energy assessments, contractor…

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Energy Efficiency Service Provider Manager

The Energy Efficiency Service Provider (EESP) Manager oversees the network of installation contractors that deliver energy efficiency measures to income eligible, public housing and market rate multifamily properties. EESPs are part of a closed network…

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