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  • Chicago, IL
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Website Illinois Power Agency

The Illinois Power Agency is seeking a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Outreach Associate to be responsible for outreach goals and strategic initiatives related to the equity provisions of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act that are managed by the Agency. This position will focus on increasing engagement and participation in the Agency’s renewable energy programs and procurements by businesses and residents from communities that have been excluded from economic opportunities within the clean energy sector. In this role the DEI Outreach Associate will coordinate with the Agency’s third-party Program Administrators and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to provide resources and support to participation by potential equity eligible participants.

Core Responsibilities
• Guide diverse and equity eligible entities to engage in opportunities to participate in Agency clean energy programs and procurements
• Assist with the management of the Agency’s DEI outreach activities
• Coordinate with Agency communication staff to develop and maintain public information related to Agency DEI outreach initiatives. Potential tasks will include assisting with development and production of essential material, displays for events and presentations for public forums, and webpage content
• Respond to inquiries and comments from community groups, trade associations, and other organizations and parties related to Agency equity and DEI activities
• Support the management and operation of the Energy Workforce Equity Database which helps connect equity eligible individuals with clean energy companies and provides key compliance reporting metrics
• Collaborate with Agency third-party Program Administrators to analyze plan of operations for DEI Initiatives
• Performs other duties as required or assigned

• Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or equivalent in a related field from an accredited university or college.
• Three or more years professional experience supporting and implementation of outreach program management
Skill Set
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills to interact proficiently with all levels of management and staff
• Highly engaged self-starter with the ability to balance achieving results and foster collaboration
• Proficient in MS Office applications
• Extensive knowledge of general business principles and practices
• Demonstrated experience with planning and orchestrating process improvement
• Ability to address business and professional groups
• Keen attention to detail, to address industry small business needs and barriers

This is a merit compensation position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for the position, resume, and three professional references along with your online application to

Applications without a cover letter describing the applicant’s relevant experience and why the applicant would be a strong candidate for this position will not be reviewed for consideration.

No phone calls please.

The Illinois Power Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Outreach Associate is prohibited from: (i) owning, directly or indirectly, 5% or more of the voting capital stock of an electric utility, independent power producer, power marketer, or alternative retail electric supplier; (ii) being in any chain of successive ownership of 5% or more of the voting capital stock of any electric utility, independent power producer, power marketer, or alternative retail electric supplier; (iii) receiving any form of compensation, fee, payment, or other consideration from an electric utility, independent power producer, power marketer, or alternative retail electric supplier, including legal fees, consulting fees, bonuses, or other sums. These limitations do not apply to any compensation received pursuant to a defined benefit plan or other form of deferred compensation, provided that the individual has otherwise severed all ties to the utility, power producer, power marketer, or alternative retail electric supplier

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Application Deadline: July 27