- Position Overview The RE-AMP Network seeks a full-time Federal Navigator to work with RE-AMP members and Midwestern communities to identify and access appropriate public grant funding opportunities to strengthen the capacity of underserved communities, especially in rural geographies, to address the environmental, energy, infrastructure, and public health challenges they face. The RE-AMP Federal Navigator will help Midwestern communities identify and apply for federal funding opportunities made available through the Inflation Reduction Act and other federal legislation. We’re seeking a highly collaborative team player who has experience working in and with rural communities who can help build power in Midwestern communities, accelerate the transition to clean energy and transportation, and ensure Midwestern communities can determine their own path forward.Responsibilities include:
Working with RE-AMP members, staff, and key partners to identify and prioritize geographic areas across the Midwest for outreach and technical support for applying for federal funds
Developing and distributing communication materials for outreach purposes
Supporting and coordinating with our members for outreach to key Midwestern communities to receive technical assistance, which may include:
Sharing opportunities about relevant and promising funding opportunities
Providing information about navigating the federal grants process
Connecting to potential collaborators
Helping to bring in potential partners
Assessing the data gaps in draft applications
Data gathering in support of the application
Helping to complete the application
Review of the application
Tracking grant awards in the nine-state RE-AMP region
Identifying and highlighting success stories to share the impact of federal grant awards
Internal Network Support: Integration with the RE-AMP Staff team (participating in staff meetings, completing project reports, contributing and participating in RE-AMP programs and services).
Note: This is a three-year grant-funded position. After the expiration of the grant, we are unable to guarantee the extension of this position. However, there may be additional/ alternative positions available at RE-AMP that open up at that time. This is a remote position that may be located anywhere in the nine state RE-AMP region, which covers Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Some travel is required.
The compensation range for this position is $58,259 – $65,000. Exact offer will depend on experience. Compensation package includes health care, dental, and generous paid time off, including sick time, holidays, and three weeks other paid time off for first-year employees.
Demonstrated commitment to racial equity
Experience working on government grants, especially federal grants
Experience working in and with rural communities in the Midwest
Experience in community organizing or outreach.
Strong organizational skills
Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently within a team
Love of learning
High level of professionalism
Experience working in the nonprofit and/ or governmental sectors
If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and a 1-2 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Writing samples can include excerpts of your own original research, campaign material, blogs, or anything else that demonstrates your professional written communication.) We will begin reviewing applications on February 9th and the position will remain open until we fill the vacancy
RE-AMP is an equal opportunity employer, and we value having staff who come from communities that are most impacted by the issues we work on. We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, LGBTQ people, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities to apply.
The RE-AMP Network is a collaborative network of more than 130 nonprofits and foundations across nine Midwestern states. RE-AMP works to equitably eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in the Midwest by 2050.
Our mission is to set collective strategy and enable collaboration on climate solutions in the Midwest. We envision a Midwest in which we all have access to the energy we need to live, move, work and play; and where we produce and use it in an equitable and just way that protects our health, wellbeing and environment. We work to create a Midwest where those who are most impacted from energy production and consumption are centered in those decisions.