Business Engagement & Career Coordinator

Philadelphia Energy Authority

Job Title: Business Engagement & Career Coordinator
Reports to: Sr. Manager of Workforce and Business Resources
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Hybrid – partial work from home and partial at our office at 1400 JFK Blvd (City Hall), Room 566, Philadelphia, or on-site within Philadelphia and surrounding counties as necessary.
Open Date: February 28, 2024
Close Date: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis since PEA is seeking to hire immediately.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt, Full-time
Residency Requirement: Must establish residency within the City of Philadelphia within 6 months of employment.

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), an independent municipal authority, is working to build a robust, equitable clean energy economy in Philadelphia. Chartered by City Council and the Mayor in 2010, PEA is a quasi-governmental entity based in City Hall. In 2016, in partnership with former City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects to create 10,000 jobs. Through 2023, PEA has helped launch over $800MM in projects and created over 7,000 jobs. We focus on municipal assets, schools, low- and moderate-income housing, small businesses, commercial and industrial projects and programs. We view energy as a high-impact tool for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities, and leveraging public investment.

Job Description:

The Business Engagement & Career Coordinator will be responsible for connecting trainees from PEA’s and partners’ various training programs to meaningful employment in the clean energy industry. They    will work closely with the participants to assess their career interests, goals and strengths to match trainees with employers. They will work closely with the training instructors and participant support providers to get to know and understand the strengths of each participant to make appropriate employment referrals. This position will also initiate and maintain ongoing contact with a variety of business and industry representatives within the clean energy, energy efficiency, construction and solar industries to promote participant placements and retention.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and coordinate outreach to the local clean energy industry in Philadelphia and surrounding counties to create specific on-ramps to employment for trainees.
  • Interview, advise, and coach program participants on employability standards, and relevant regulations, rules, policies, and procedures related to employer requirements. Make referrals to supportive services where appropriate. 
  • Assess participants’ readiness, interest and abilities for job referrals or on-the-job training to match participants with available employment and/or next level training opportunities or services.
  • Establish relationships with hiring managers and decision-makers to establish an employer communication cadence for high-quality program engagement, feedback, and hiring outcomes.
  • Provide administrative support to the Senior Manager related to data collection, reporting and managing an employer database. 
  • Provide administrative support for job applications, including file management, tracking application progress, and coordinating with relevant parties on the status of applications.
  • Represent PEA at conferences, job fairs, networking events, meetings, etc. as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with program leadership to prepare performance reports, suggest program innovations and improvements, and identify ways to celebrate participant successes.
  • Scheduling and facilitation of one-on-one sessions with program participants as needed to support successful coaching, scheduling of interviews and placement services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, including but not limited to workforce development, social services, or human resources.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating career placement and job development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
  • Commitment to diversity, demonstrating cultural competence.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals and always demonstrate a positive professional attitude.
  • Prior experience in sales, project management, job development, and/or facilitation.
  • Experience in using best practices to build strong and results-driven business relationships. 
  • Experience working with Philadelphia community-based organizations or systems that serve justice-impacted or other marginalized populations. Lived experience is welcome.
  • Must have reliable transportation, clean driving record and valid Driver’s License.
  • Proficient in Google,, and other database or CRM platforms a plus.

Salary & Benefits: $60,000-$70,000 salary budgeted for this position, will be commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package including a generous healthcare package, retirement and fringe benefits, paid time off and government holidays.

To Apply: Submit a brief cover letter describing why you are the best fit for this position, along with a resume to The subject line must include “[FirstName LastName] Business Engagement & Career Coordinator.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Inquiries or clarifications are preferred to be submitted via email.

The Philadelphia Energy Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status.

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