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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.


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

Associate Director, Policy (Michigan)

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. This position develops policy initiatives and advocacy efforts at…

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Associate, Communications

The Associate, Communications supports Elevate’s media productions and relations, brand communications, events, and strategic growth efforts by integrating campaigns, creating online content, and enhancing brand awareness. The ideal candidate has strong attention to detail and…

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Associate, Quality Assurance

The Associate, Quality Assurance performs requirements gathering and quality control for technology solutions implemented at Elevate, while taking ownership of quality control and assurance processes. The Associate, Quality Assurance takes a primary role in requirements…

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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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Director, Municipal Consulting

The Director, Municipal Consulting leads the Municipal Technical Assistance and Consulting work of Elevate’s National Strategic Engagement Team. This position requires developing and and providing technical assistance for municipalities across the Midwest to obtain federal…

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Intern, Programs Team

The Intern, Programs Team supports various teams across the Programs business unit while gaining administration skills. The Intern should be familiar with Excel and be detail-oriented with an emphasis on quality work products. A successful…

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IT Support Specialist Level I

As a member of Elevate’s IT team, the IT Support Specialist helps implement, troubleshoot, and monitor the company’s IT systems, solutions, and processes. Serving as the initial point of contact for Elevate staff and external…

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Learning and Development Lead

The Learning and Development Lead designs and implements initiatives and programs that support Elevate’s strategy for the continued professional learning and development of its employees. The role works closely with business leaders, the People team,…

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Program Manager, Water Programs

The Program Manager, Water Programs oversees projects to mitigate sources of lead in drinking water at childcare facilities across Cook County and the state of Illinois. The Program Manager is responsible for leading teams to…

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Project Delivery Lead, Multi-Family Program

The Project Delivery Lead supports the implementation of Elevate’s services for multi-family housing providers in northern Illinois. This position applies relationship management and customer service skills to assist our network of energy efficiency service providers…

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Project Manager, Community Programs (MI)

Project Manager, Community Programs (MI) The Project Manager, Community Programs (MI) leads the implementation of projects and small programs, maintains client relationships, and assists with program development for specific initiatives related to affordable housing and…

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Project Manager, Municipal Technical Assistance and Consulting

The Project Manager, Technical Assistance and Consulting implements Elevate’s nationally focused technical assistance and consulting projects. The position requires working with the Director, Municipal Technical Assistance and Consulting to implement both technical and community engagement…

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Senior Associate, Community Engagement II

The Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) Senior Associate, Community Engagement II leads several community-facing aspects of the delivery of the ILSFA Home Repairs Pilot, working across functional teams and with external partners. The ILSFA program,…

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Senior Director, Justice 40 Accelerator – National Strategic Engagement Team

Elevate’s Senior Director, Justice 40 Accelerator supports Elevate’s mission by leading equity-focused programs and projects that support building the capacity of community-based organizations to implement community-driven climate solutions. The position requires developing authentic relationships with community…

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Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships – ILSFA

The Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships works across functional teams, shared services, and external partners to support the implementation of the Illinois Solar for All Program with a focus on ensuring that the program’s strategic initiatives…

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Vendor Manager, Illinois Solar for All II

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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