Program Coordinator

The City of Philadelphia - Office of Sustainability’s Energy Office |

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What We Offer:

  Impact – The work you do here matters to millions. 

  Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 

  Diversity & Inclusion – Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.

  Opportunities in Tech – Don’t wait for the future, shape it.

  Benefits – We care about your well being.

Agency Description

The Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability (oTIS) directs the policies and practices that improve quality of life in all of Philadelphia’s communities through safe and sustainable infrastructure. oTIS leads a portfolio of departments, including Streets TransportationStreets Sanitation, the Office of Sustainability, and Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), to provide cost-effective quality services with a focus on the resident.

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.  OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan and houses the Energy Office and the Food Policy Advisory Council.

The City of Philadelphia’s Energy Office serves to manage energy supply and demand for city government operations. The mission of the Energy Office is to:

  • Strategically procure cost effective, reliable, clean energy and conventional energy systems for city government
  • Promote energy conservation and efficiency within City departments by providing education, technical expertise, promoting systems change, and analysis of energy used
  • Develop and implement projects and programs that promote the efficient use of energy and reduce the City’s environmental impact
  • Support Philadelphia’s climate and energy goals; and position City government to lead by example

Job Description

The Program Coordinator, reporting to the City Energy Manager, coordinates various energy management programs across buildings within the City’s portfolio. The Program Coordinator will collaborate with other members of the Energy Office, the Office of Sustainability (OOS), and additional partner departments and agencies throughout municipal government. This is an opportunity to help solve complex problems, gain valuable experience in energy and facilities management, and contribute to the sustainability goals outlined in the City’s Municipal Energy Master Plan.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in managing the City’s compliance with Philadelphia’s Building Energy Performance Policy program for 30+ municipal buildings.
  • Coordinate the demand response program for 30+ buildings.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings and on-site visits with building operators, staff, and contractors.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Emergency Management and operating departments to ensure critical buildings are prepared for extreme weather events.
  • Attend project meetings, take meeting minutes, and follow-up with deliverables as needed.
  • Communicate savings of completed energy efficiency and conservation projects.
  • Develop a process for reporting completed work and program progress to the project team.
  • Support Energy Office staff in running reports, analyzing data, supporting energy conservation and efficiency programs, and completing office administrative items.
  • Develop blog post and social media content for the Energy Office.
  • Support Office of Sustainability priority areas, including racial equity and environmental justice work.


Education and Experience

Required Qualifications

  • At least two years of full-time professional level experience working in an established business or public entity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in energy management, business management, or directly relevant field, OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications.
  • LEED Green Associate credential.
  • Familiarity with energy and heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
  • Knowledge of new and emerging trends in the area of energy efficiency and energy management.
  • Ability to articulate environmental burdens and effectively convey an equitable solution to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Energy management program experience.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel.
  • Comfortable and effective working both independently and on teams.
  • Ability to articulate environmental burdens and effectively convey an equitable solution to a diverse range of audiences.

Additional Information

Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000

Please submit a resume with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Cover letter is optional.

We will be reviewing resumes for this position on Monday, May 10th, however, this posting will stay active until the position has been filled.

Did you know?

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount program (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • We offer comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options are available

Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit 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. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to For more information, go to: Human Relations Website:

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