Careers

Grants Management Director

HEET is a nonprofit climate-solutions incubator that works to cut carbon emissions through systems change. Data-based and nimble, we iterate our ideas in a wide coalition to get to yes.  Key to our success is hiring a non-traditional, diverse workforce that is willing to break traditional barriers and work together for a better future for all. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

HEET is hiring a Grants Management Director to manage state, federal and foundation grants. The Grant Management Director brings previous experience working closely with grant management, preferably focusing on renewable energy projects, infrastructure, non-profits or scientific research. The Grant Management Director ensures compliance, documents policies and procedures, keeps records and oversees reporting for our grant funds. 

They are responsible for preparing grant budgets; managing critical, complex, time-sensitive grant deliverables; and interfacing with foundations and state and federal organizations to ensure HEET’s compliance with financial and program grant requirements. The work involves managing deliverables and contracts for our academic and engineering subcontractors. The Grant Management Director also works with the HEET team to develop grant proposals for new funding applications, from federal organizations including the US Department of Energy, State organizations such as MassCEC, and foundations. 

We are a small team, with an adaptive organizational structure. Job titles are primarily for external usage; internally, we seek to value every team member and their contribution equally, with the intended goal of a deeply collaborative team working together to exceed the impact of any individual. Position descriptions are therefore approximate, not-inclusive of all possible job duties, and dynamic: applicants should be comfortable and excited to try new things, learn, and pitch in to support colleagues as needed. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that grant funding is applied properly and track grant expenditures to ensure compliance with established grant program guidelines. 
  • Oversee subcontractor payments and contracts. Main contact for subcontractors.
  • Manage grants processes, set and execute goals to ensure compliance with regulations. Work with other HEET team members to monitor compliance with the obligations and requirements of the grant agreement(s).
  • Manage a record system to inventory and track all grants and sub-grants. 
  • Work with other HEET team members to identify funding needs and opportunities, prepare grant applications, and monitor grants received. 
  • Prepare budgets for grant proposals, in collaboration with other Grant Team and Finance Team members. 
  • Maintain contact with grantors, organizations, and entities to ensure compliance.
  • Serve as point of contact for items, issues, and questions relating to grants and proposals.

Location: HEET is a hybrid work environment: Weekly in-person team meetings in the Boston area and some in-person work is expected. This could be a part time or full-time position. Average weekly work hours negotiable.

Salary: $61,573 to $82,098

Benefits: 100% health insurance, FSA/DCA, three weeks of paid leave plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s, 12 holidays, two floating holidays, two personal days, and 12 days of sick leave. Employee scheduling needs can generally be accommodated in our highly flexible work environment.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to the ongoing work of ensuring an inclusive, positive environment for the HEET team. We strive to together imagine and build an inclusive and just world. In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, pledging not to discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, HEET sees diversity – including in background, in identity, in ways of thinking and interacting,  in opinion, and in experience – as necessary to our success. 

Research shows that structurally marginalized groups or people with non-traditional work experience apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. HEET encourages you to break that statistic and apply. 

HEET considers the health and safety of its team members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with HEET are conditioned on the candidate complying with HEET’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.

To Apply: Cover letters and resumes sent to careers@heet.org will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Project Manager 

HEET is a nonprofit climate-solutions incubator that works to cut carbon emissions through systems change. Data-based and nimble, we iterate our ideas in a wide coalition to get to yes.  Key to our success is hiring a non-traditional, diverse workforce that is willing to break traditional barriers and work together for a better future for all. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

HEET is hiring a Project Manager to manage a large research project, to develop digital models of the first natural gas utility-led networked geothermal installations occurring in Massachusetts. The project launched in September 2022 and will continue for a minimum of 3 years. Networked geothermal installations will take place around the greater Boston area. The Project Manager’s role  involves interfacing with research teams at academic institutions and national labs, with various engineering firms and with HEET Team members, and managing the team’s relationship with Massachusetts funding agency. 

We are looking for an experienced, compassionate and highly organized person capable of managing and executing the functional elements of the project. This includes helping the team meet deadlines and stay within budget, delegating tasks, and helping develop appropriate deliverables to be shared with the funder. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in teams with varied educational and professional backgrounds.

We are a small team, with an adaptive organizational structure. Job titles are primarily for external usage; internally, we seek to value every team member and their contribution equally, with the intended goal of a deeply collaborative team working together to exceed the impact of any individual. Position descriptions are therefore approximate, not-inclusive of all possible job duties, and dynamic: applicants should be comfortable and excited to try new things, learn, and pitch in to support colleagues as needed. 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive the project from inception to completion utilizing project management software
  • Ensure utilization of project management software
  • Develop and implement project protocols to ensure compliance with milestones
  • Facilitate regular update meetings with various teams and the entire team
  • Manage expectations from our grantor 
  • Provide deliverables to and interface with grantor
  • Work with the Scientific Lead of the project and research group leaders to establish and execute Team goals and subteam deliverables
  • Monitor program timeline closely and appropriately manage the internal HEET Team and the program’s various subcontractors, in collaboration with the Program Manager
  • Work with the Grant Management Director to ensure that grant funding is applied properly and track grant expenditures to ensure compliance with established grant program guidelines. 

Examples of the skills and experience that might be useful:

  • Experience in science, technology, engineering or mathematics 
  • Understanding of utility and energy markets
  • Experience managing complex projects, preferably involving teams of engineers and/or academic researchers
  • Experience with project management software
  • Experience working with government agencies
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work respectfully in diverse environments, both online and in person
  • Ability to hold diverse project priorities and team sensitivities in mind
  • Commitment to HEET’s mission of reducing carbon emissions

Location: HEET is a hybrid work environment: Weekly in-person team meetings in the Boston area and some in-person work is expected,. Average weekly work hours negotiable.

Salary: $61,573 to $82,098

Benefits: 100% health insurance, FSA/DCA, three weeks of paid leave plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s, 12 holidays, two floating holidays, two personal days, and 12 days of sick leave. Employee scheduling needs can generally be accommodated in our highly flexible work environment.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to the ongoing work of ensuring an inclusive, positive environment for the HEET team. We strive to together imagine and build an inclusive and just world. In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, pledging not to discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, HEET sees diversity – including in background, in identity, in ways of thinking and interacting,  in opinion, and in experience – as necessary to our success. 

Research shows that structurally marginalized groups or people with non-traditional work experience apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. HEET encourages you to break that statistic and apply. 

HEET considers the health and safety of its team members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with HEET are conditioned on the candidate complying with HEET’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.

To Apply: Cover letters and resumes sent to careers@heet.org will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.