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NTC Job Opportunity - National Director of Sales and Marketing
(2+ years of K-12 required)



  • sales and marketing team management: 5 years (Required)
  • k-12 school sales: 2 years (Required)
  • English (Required)
  • US work authorization (Required)
  • Master's (Preferred)
Full Job Description
Will manage a team of Sales and Marketing executives and work closely with CMO and COO.
  • Client Services: Manage the team that acts as liaison between NTC and sponsor from negotiation and issuing of contracts to final evaluation reports.
  • Sponsor Sales: Manage the business development team.
  • Marketing: Develop and execute marketing programs using CRM and AI software.
  • School Sales: Manage business development team.
  • Reporting: Plan agenda, as assigned, and present appropriate information at senior staff meetings.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year
COVID-19 considerations:
We have an extensive COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for NTC
  • Master's (Preferred)
  • sales and marketing team management: 5 years (Required)
  • k-12 school sales: 2 years (Required)
  • English (Required)

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

For more information contact:
Ward Eames
[email protected]

About NTC:
The National Theatre for Children (NTC) is an award-winning educational content provider that creates livestream performances, e-learning, in-school presentations, graphic novels, print curriculum, and digital games and activities to teach, entertain and inspire students, families and educators on behalf of organizations that want to make a real difference in their communities.


Aquanta Wins at the Lighting and Homes for Tomorrow Competition

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PLMA member Aquanta is pleased to announce it has been declared a winner of the prestigious Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow (LFHT) competition. This award is sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and UL, among other industry sponsors, and recognizes "connected home products and platforms that deliver a compelling value proposition to both consumers and utilities."

“We're thrilled by this recognition, and it further cements our status as the leader in elevating the unique roles the water heater can play in the connected home/building and smart grid ecosystem,” said Aquanta CEO Matthew Carlson.

See Aquanta’s LHFT page here.


Aquanta Now Compatible With Alexa and Will Support New Alexa Features

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Tysons, VA - December 10, 2020 - Aquanta Inc. announced today that its market-leading Aquanta Smart Water Heater Controller is now compatible with Alexa. With an Aquanta on their water heater, customers can now use Alexa-enabled devices to set commands for a heating schedule with their voice, including “Away” or “Boost” (which turns heating on).

In addition, Aquanta is working with Amazon and is among the first to launch two forthcoming Alexa features, Alexa energy dashboard and Hunches. The energy dashboard will help customers more easily monitor and manage household energy consumption by Alexa-compatible smart home devices, including lights, plugs, switches, thermostats, TVs, and of course Aquanta-enabled water heaters. Once available, customers will be able to see daily, weekly, and monthly energy usage trends in the Alexa app, helping them make energy-saving decisions.

Also coming soon, Aquanta Smart Water Heater Controllers will also work with Alexa’s Hunches feature. As Alexa learns a customer’s device usage patterns and preferences, the service can automatically control a water heater to save money and energy by turning off an Aquanta-enabled water heater when customers are away.

“Aquanta is excited to work with Amazon in support of these groundbreaking features,” stated Matt Carlson, CEO of Aquanta Inc. “Water heating is the second largest user of energy in the home, so Alexa will help homeowners get visibility into its energy usage and work to automatically reduce it.”

“New Alexa features like the energy dashboard and Hunches can help customers understand the energy consumption of Alexa-compatible devices in their home and take action,” said David Jackson, director of smart home at Amazon. “We’re excited to welcome Aquanta as one of the first brands to support these easy-to-use features and, together, we look forward to helping customers save energy and reduce their carbon footprint.”

About Aquanta Inc.
Tysons, VA-based Aquanta Inc. develops innovative products and technologies that address climate change and enhance energy efficiency, with specific focus on the energy usage, inefficiencies and grid integration opportunities inherent in our water heating and plumbing systems. For more information on Aquanta, please visit


PGE Job Opportunity - Senior Energy Partner Demand Response Program Manager

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Portland, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Department Summary
The Flexible Load Product Management Team is responsible for the design and evolution of PGE’s flexible load pilots and programs to ensure that PGE meets the goals of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) as well as its growing need to create flexible capacity to support decarbonization goals. The FLP Team works cross-functionally to develop PGE’s Flexible Load Program Roadmap in service to our business and regulatory requirements.

Position Summary/Purpose
The Energy Partner Program Manager will manage PGE's commercial demand response program, Energy Partner, and our commercial energy services program, Energy Expert. These programs play a key role in PGE's flexible load plan to increase our ability to use renewable energy and ensure energy affordability for our customers. The Program Manager role will ensure the on-going success of the Energy Partner program by continuing to develop the program strategy and by managing program and vendor performance. Successful applicants will bring deep program management and regulatory experience as well as passion for being a part of the team shaping the future of PGE.


  • Market Knowledge and Product Analysis: Serves as expert in the target market and responds to changing market demands; completes comprehensive competitive and market analysis to appropriately position assigned products; maintains market knowledge through key trade publications and participation in trade organizations and meetings/trade shows for target segment.

  • Product Strategies: Develops innovative, creative and cost-effective strategies that drive the success of assigned products; ensures vision and strategy are aligned to corporate strategy; serves as the expert for assigned products in product portfolio; champions the features and benefits of assigned products in product portfolio; participates in determining best uses of company resources for program goals.

  • Product Performance and Evaluation: Tracks program/product performance and analyzes promotion/channel effectiveness; identifies and evaluates potential product enhancements or extensions; documents and reports on findings; determines how to use data to make product enhancements; recommends changes to incorporate in future efforts.

  • Product Life Cycle Management: Manages the life cycle of products through the growth, maturity, and decline/discontinue stages and determines trajectory of assigned product lines; project manages enhancement development and implementation; expands program participation among customers.

  • Internal Collaboration: Collaborates with stakeholder departments to execute product strategies, identifies customer profiles, awareness and satisfaction, drawing promotion lists and planning promotions.

  • Customer Experience: Designs and implements customer service processes and procedures to ensure high quality customer experiences; supports customers who have questions or challenges with products or tools associated with the product; determines product changes that increase customer satisfaction.

  • External Relations and Communication Represents: PGE on committees related to assigned products; establishes and maintains relations with industry organizations; communicates with trade organizations to identify developments and ensure PGE is on the forefront of marketing opportunities.

CLICK HERE to read more or to apply.


Con Edison Job Opportunity - Sr. Specialist, Energy Efficiency - Targeted Demand Management


Job Description

Mission Statement
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.
Core Responsibilities
  • Commit to the ideals of developing a proactive, customer-centric culture to foster trust and confidence among customers (both internal and external) and improve value for all our stakeholders.
  • Lead special projects and/or specific program initiatives targeted at specific levels of the electric transmission and distribution system, for specific customer segments, and/or in collaboration with other Company, state or city programs or state/city entity programs (such as NYSERDA).
  • Manage all required relationships including vendors, customers, as well as internal and external stakeholders.
  • Establish processes, policies and procedures for the regular consideration/integration of Demand Side Management (DSM) solutions into the Company or external entity planning.
  • Analyze project specific customer demographics to identify appropriate DSM measures and potential load relief attainable via DSM.
  • Work with Market Research & Analysis and Building Engineering teams to identify and fill gaps in market/technology data.
  • Perform and evaluate cost/benefit ratio of the project/initiative and potential success and
  • Work with Marketing to design marketing and outreach efforts to encourage the adoption of DSM measures by the identified target customer group.
  • Work with Delivery Channel Team to manage the project delivery process including contract negotiation, execution management and/or modifications.
  • Coordinate information flow to and from the Targeted Demand Program, other departments and customers.
  • Perform other related tasks and assignments as required.
Required Education/Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Economics, Information Technology, or related field.
Preferred Education/Experience
  • Master's Degree
Required Work Experience
  • 3-5 years Work experience Req And
  • 2 years Experience in project management roles Required
  • Experience in energy efficiency, or other competitive, market driven utility programs Experience with partners and vendors. Required
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to drive results by collaborating with stakeholders to build consensus. Required
  • Strong communications, presentation, writing skills and analytical skills. Required
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, and the ability to see the big picture and attention to detail. Required
  • Ability to make decisions in real-time, under pressure. Required
  • Flexibility to deal with ambiguity and comfortable working in a dynamic environment. Required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Required
  • Knowledge of project management tools. Required
  • Technical writing skills preferred. Req

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

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