Outreach Specialist Collinsville, IL

Posted: July 05, 2024

Company: Walker-Miller

Employer Type: Other

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type: Community Outreach

Experience Level: Mid Level

Certification Required: Other

Education Required: Bachelors



Walker-Miller Energy Services is a 24-year-old Detroit-based, core-values driven company committed to changing lives through energy efficiency. We create and manage customized energy waste reduction programs that help electric and gas utilities meet mandated energy savings goals.

Our experience driven philosophy of energy efficiency as economic development helps families and businesses save energy and save money. Through innovative, inclusive initiatives, we help build communities by creating local jobs, producing equitable energy savings for all rate payers, and spurring the growth of diverse local businesses.

Our operating philosophy is reflected in our core values. We refer to them as BEHIVE:

B - Boldly Go

E – Embrace Equity

H - Humble Confidence

I - Inclusive Stewardship

V - Value Reputation

E - Extraordinary Experience

Position Overview

We provide our utility clients with a wide range of energy-saving and renewable energy solutions. From individual utility customers and construction contractors, to utilities, municipalities, and government bodies, our clients have come to depend on our customized energy efficiency programs to help them to meet their energy saving goals.

The Outreach Specialist is primarily responsible for deepening customer awareness of and participation in the program suite including identifying and developing relationships with community-based partner organizations, groups, networks and directly organizing and attending meetings and events. This role will also be responsible for preparing and presenting presentations informing the community of the various energy waste reduction programs that the utility offers.

Essential Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Identify and develop relationships with community-based partner organizations, groups and networks across program territory
  • Create and staff direct-to-customers outreach opportunities including meetings of varied size and scope, including presentations and events
  • Assist program management and Marketing/Creative team in development of communication materials for assigned programs. These may include case studies, invitations, program descriptions and presentations
  • Collaborate with local partner organizations to share program updates and cross-promote resources
  • Assist Marketing team as directed with participation in larger trade show and seminar events
  • Manage event coordination from initiation to follow-up including tracking promotion, RSVP's, securing venues, coordinating room preparation, and food service
  • Track results of outreach efforts in Salesforce and report these to management
  • Create and modify documents using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for uploading to SharePoint

Desired Skills

  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of experience in community organizing event coordinating and baseline knowledge of marketing highly preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record

Travel Requirements

  • Willingness to travel up 50% of the time, including some evenings/weekends on an as needed basis

Physical Demands

  • Required to sit and or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Noise level is typically moderate

More Opportunities View All