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Our people and culture

As we pursue our mission of equitable climate action, we are growing nationally – expanding the reach of our programs, services, and research in collaboration with partner organizations.

Elevate’s team members co-create our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take priority. We want our team to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of innovation, and we seek dynamic, hardworking individuals who are inspired to work with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. From our mission to our focus on staff well-being and career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Elevate.

Benefits

Elevate offers a comprehensive benefits package to support you and your family, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with company HSA contributions
  • 401(k) retirement options with company match
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Accident, hospital indemnity, and critical illness insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Identity theft protection
  • Paid family leave
  • 28 days of paid time off and 10 paid holidays
  • Health and wellness education throughout the year
  • Quarterly retreats across the Chicagoland area
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Commuter and wellness benefits
  • Flexible work schedule with in-person and remote arrangements

Accountant I

The Accountant I assists in defining accounting processes and financial and accounting activities of grants and contracts and monthly accounting cycle activities. These responsibilities involve continuous process improvement, strong customer service, and methods of measuring…

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Accounting Associate

The Accounting Associate is responsible for payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, maintaining specific support schedules, supporting month-end close and the annual audit process, internal customer service, and other duties as assigned. This position supports the…

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Associate Director, Illinois Solar for All

The Associate Director, ILSFA is a critical leadership role in the administration and implementation of the Illinois Solar for All Program (ILSFA), overseeing all internal and external functions to facilitate program delivery. The Illinois Solar…

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Associate Director, Municipal Technical Assistance and Consulting

The Associate Director, Municipal Technical Assistance and Consulting is part of Elevate’s National Strategic Engagement Team and consults and provides technical assistance to municipalities related to affordable housing clean energy upgrades. The Associate Director works…

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Associate Director, Policy, Michigan and Wisconsin

The Associate Director, Policy supports Elevate’s mission by ensuring its programs are well-adapted to the policy environment and by bringing Elevate’s practical expertise to policy discussions. The Associate Director, Policy develops policy initiatives and advocacy…

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Associate, Marketing Communications

The Associate, Marketing Communications helps increase participation and engagement for the Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) program by developing and executing marketing communication plans, maintaining strategic relationships, writing compelling content, testing new strategies, and finding…

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Director, Grants and Contracts

The Director, Grants and Contracts leads the accounting for organizational awards, ensuring compliance and best-in-class systems. The Director focuses on developing and implementing short and long-term strategies that improve and mature grants and contracts accounting,…

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Intern, Engineering

The Intern, Engineering supports Elevate’s programs by assisting one or more experienced engineers and various program teams across the organization as needed. The Intern, Engineering learns technical and engineering skills, shadows energy assessments, and performs…

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Intern, Public Policy

The Policy Intern works on policy research, analysis, and writing tasks in support of Elevate’s mission. The Policy Intern assists the Principal Director, Policy with researching and synthesizing information related to federal and state programs…

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Program Manager, Michigan Municipal and Community Programs

The Program Manager, National Strategic Engagement (NSE) engages and manages client relationships, develops and leads projects, and leads program implementation for specific initiatives related to affordable housing and sustainable communities with an emphasis on energy…

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Program Support Associate

The Program Support Associate educates potential Elevate customers and builds relationships with current customers to maintain our high levels of customer satisfaction and retention. As part of the Program Support Center, the Program Support Associate…

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Project Delivery Lead I (Cook County Residential Retrofits Program)

The Project Delivery Lead I supports the implementation of Elevate’s offerings in designated service areas across the United States. This position is integral in advancing Elevate’s mission of ensuring that everyone has access to clean…

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Senior Associate, Illinois Solar for All

The Senior Associate, Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) supports small and emerging businesses in becoming successful Approved Vendors under the ILSFA program. The Illinois Solar for All program, directed by the Illinois Power Agency and…

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Senior Project Manager, Water Programs (Lead Service Line Replacement Program)

The Senior Project Manager, Water Programs oversees projects to mitigate sources of lead in drinking water at child care facilities across Cook County and the state of Illinois. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for…

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Team Lead, Construction Services

The Team Lead, Construction Services supports the implementation of Elevate’s offerings in designated service areas across the United States. This position is integral in advancing Elevate’s mission of ensuring that everyone has access to clean…

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Vendor Manager I, Illinois Solar for All

The Illinois Solar for All Program (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…

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